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Birth control -- Political aspects

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Collections related to the movement to promote birth control. The span of this category begins in the early 20th century with the papers of early birth control advocates and women physicians active in the movement. The mid-20th century portion of the movement is represented by collections about family planning.

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Adaline Pendleton Satterthwaite papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00519
Overview Physician; Birth control advocate. The papers include extensive correspondence, diaries, medical records and reports, photographs, writings, and subject files pertaining to Satterthwaite's career as a physican, birth control pioneer, and internationally renowned expert in family planning. The collection is rich in materials documenting Satterthwaite's work in family planning in Puerto Rico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and China.
Dates of Materials: 1917-2005; Majority of material found within 1917-2003

Alan Guttmacher Institute records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00720
Overview The Alan Guttmacher Institute is a birth control research and advocacy organization; fields of study include abortion, contraception, HIV and STI's, pregnancy and teenage sexual health research. As the Guttmacher Institute website states, 'Good reproductive health policy starts with credible research'; indeed, the Institute's records provide accurate and accessible research from a wide range of sexual and reproductive health fields. Records include reports, data, publications, administrative...
Dates of Materials: 1960 - 2018

Alexander C. Sanger papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00654
Overview The Alexander C. Sanger papers document Alexander Sanger's work as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of New York City, and his involvement in Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and the general struggle for reproductive rights in the U.S. and abroad. The collection also includes materials related to the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Program for Commissioning Women in the Performing Arts, founded by Alexander Sanger in 2013.
Dates of Materials: 1955 - 2017

Annie Gertrude Webb Porritt papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00123
Overview Suffragist; Birth control advocate; Author; Journalist. Papers include correspondence, minutes, historical sketches of birth control and suffrage movements, files on "delinquent women," brochures, pamphlets, and other papers chiefly related to Porritt's position as secretary of the American Birth Control League and as vice-president of the Hartford League of Women Voters, circa 1920s to 1932; as well as lectures on social problems and parliamentary law, and articles on birth control and...
Dates of Materials: 1898-1976

Birth control collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00451
Overview This small collection is comprised of mostly books, plus some pamphlets, flyers, and other. Documents uses and misuses of contraception; family planning; sex in marriage; sex instruction; histories of the treatment of contraception by the church; population problems; fertility; and sterility.
Dates of Materials: 1923-2000

Cheri Appel Oral History, Interviewed by Ellen Chesler

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00413
Overview Oral history interview of Cheri Appel, M.D., physician and early birth control worker primarily discussing her work and Margaret Sanger. Interview conducted by Ellen Chesler in 1989. Includes audiotape and transcript.
Dates of Materials: 1989 February 1

Dorothea de Schweinitz and Louise de Schweinitz (Darrow) papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00398
Overview Papers of Louise de Schweinitz Darrow, physician and birth control advocate include correspondence, diaries, photographs and memorabilia. Papers of Dorothea de Schweinitz, social worker and labor researcher, include correspondence documenting her trip to Germany, 1913, where she first learned of class issues, management and labor issues, and an oral history.
Dates of Materials: 1912-1997; Majority of material found within 1970-1980

Dorothy Hamilton Brush papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00023
Overview Birth control advocate, Women's rights advocate, Author. The bulk of the papers focus on Brush's work with Margaret Sanger and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. The collection includes first-hand accounts of Margaret Sanger's work; research and writings on Japanese women; research, questionnaires, and manuscript for her book on menopause; and reports, correspondence and photographs on the birth control missionary work of Sanger and Brush in various countries. Correspondents...
Dates of Materials: 1840-1969; Majority of material found within 1936-1968

Edris Rice-Wray Oral History, Interviewed by Ellen Chesler and James Reed

 Collection — Box SSC Shared 5: [Barcode: 310183630276003]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00436
Overview Two oral histories of birth control advocate and physician Edris Rice-Wray, who founded Mexico's first family planning clinic in Mexico City. Includes audio tapes and one draft transcript.
Dates of Materials: 1987 March 14

Emma Elizabeth Walker papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00169
Overview Physician; Children's author; Anti-suffragist; Birth control advocate; and Public health advocate. Papers consist primarily of Walker's writings and lectures, but also contain small amounts of biographical material and correspondence; plus information on women's health, the social and moral hygiene movements, turn-of-the-century childrearing practices, birth control and sexuality.
Dates of Materials: 1887 - 1954

Florence Rose papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00134
Overview Public relations specialist; executive secretary; Director, Meals for Millions; birth control activist; and lobbyist. Major subjects reflected in the Rose papers include the birth control movement in the U.S., relations between African-Americans and Planned Parenthood, the politics of American hunger relief and prevention efforts in developing countries, and the life and legacy of Margaret Sanger. Individuals represented in the papers include Margaret Sanger, Pearl S. Buck, Havelock Ellis,...
Dates of Materials: 1832 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1920-1969

Harriet F. Pilpel papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00311
Overview Lawyer; birth control advocate; and abortion rights advocate. The Harriet F. Pilpel Papers are primarily related to her professional work with sexual and reproductive rights. The collection is essentially Pilpel's reference files, and is primarily composed of court documents from various legal cases on the state and federal level. The papers allow for a comprehensive, state-to-state comparison of a variety of sexual and reproductive laws, and provides a sense of the debates going on in...
Dates of Materials: 1913-1981

Hutcheson - Page Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00793
Overview Family papers, including diaries, travel journals, correspondence, and many nineteenth century photographs, of the Hutcheson, Page, Grant, and Stone families. This collection also includes some of Phyllis Page's records of working for Planned Parenthood.
Dates of Materials: 1875-1982

Ira S. Wile papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00173
Overview Physician; public health advocate; and birth control advocate. This collection consists of photocopies from a larger collection of Wile Papers at the University of Rochester. Included here are manuscripts, papers, and notes on birth control, and extensive correspondence with prominent individuals in the early birth control movement. Correspondents include Louise Stevens Bryant, Robert Latou Dickinson, Lydia DeVilbiss, Stella Hanau, Katherine Houghton Hepburn, Eleanor Dwight Jones, Florence...
Dates of Materials: 1915-1943

Juliet Barrett Rublee papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00304
Overview Birth control advocate; Pacifist; and Feminist. Papers include correspondence, mostly from Margaret Sanger; pamphlets on birth control and other topics; a thesis on Rublee and Sanger correspondence by Jane Bowers (1994); photographs; and glass slides used for protesting World War I.
Dates of Materials: 1917-1955

Margaret Hays Baum, an oral history: conversations with Dorothy Wardell, January to April 1982, on the 50th anniversary of Planned Parenthood of Rochester & Monroe County, Inc.

 Collection — Box SSC Shared 5: [Barcode: 310183630276003]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00435
Overview Birth control advocate. Margaret Hays Baum, an oral history: conversations with Dorothy Wardell, January to April 1982, on the 50th anniversary of Planned Parenthood of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc. Transcript published by Planned Parenthood of Rochester and Monroe County (Rochester, N.Y., 1982).
Dates of Materials: 1982-01 - 1982-04

Margaret Sanger papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00138
Overview Birth control advocate and nurse. Sanger, a sex reform activist, fought for women's rights to use contraceptives and founded both the national and international Planned Parenthood Federations. Papers include correspondence, writings, organizational and conference materials documenting her leadership of the American and international birth control movements. Also included are records of activities and events related to Sanger's personal life, tributes, travels, art work, family materials, audio...
Dates of Materials: 1761-1995; Majority of material found within 1900-1966

Margaret Sanger Papers Project records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00776
Overview The Margaret Sanger Papers Project (MSPP) is a historical editing project sponsored by the Division of Libraries at New York University. The Project was formed by Dr. Esther Katz in 1985 to locate, arrange, edit, research, and publish the papers of the noted birth control pioneer. The collecion contains biographical files, subject files, chronology and newspaper clippings, correspondence, a few primary sources (pamphlets, brochures, and publications), computer files, and an FBI file on Margaret...
Dates of Materials: 1879 - 2012

Margaret Sanger Research Bureau records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00320
Overview The Margaret Sanger Research Bureau (MSRB) operated under numerous names and parent organizations from 1923 to 1974, providing birth control and infertility clicnical services to thousands of patients, and serving as a site for medical research and education on these topics. The MSRB records contain correspondence, printed material, clippings, books, glass slides, films, and a library of 59 books on birth control, sexuality, marriage, family, and related topics. Of particular interest are 19th...
Dates of Materials: 1815 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1917-1969

Martha Voegeli papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00168
Overview Birth control advocate; pacifist; animal welfare advocate; and physician. The Martha Voegeli papers include correspondence and writings. Correspondence includes Voegeli's letters to medical professionals and government officials espousing her views on birth control, famine in India, world peace, race relations, and animal welfare. Replies from Dr. Clarence Gamble, Aldous Huxley, Dorothy Brush, LeRoy Collins, Dr. Mary Calderone, Albert Schweitzer, Dr. Harrison Brown, and Arnold Toynbee are...
Dates of Materials: 1946-65

Mary Faulkner papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SSC-MS-00287
Overview Birth control advocate. Papers consist primarily of organization records from the Massachusetts Mother's Health Council, 1934-39; committee minutes, memoranda, printed material, and financial material from the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, 1968-82; and financial material, memoranda, and committee minutes from Planned Parenthood of New York City (Margaret Sanger Center), 1972-82.
Dates of Materials: 1934-1982

May Farquharson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00057
Overview Philanthropist; Social reformer; Birth control advocate. Papers include reports, correspondence, printed material, clippings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia relating to Farquharson's social reform activities in the West Indies, especially for birth control and the organization and development of the Birth Control League of Jamaica. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.
Dates of Materials: 1937-1992

Paul Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SSC-MS-00471
Overview Administrator, Family planning services. Correspondence, memoranda, manuals, and reports pertaining to providing and managing family planning services, particularly in Texas.
Dates of Materials: 1970-1999

Planned Parenthood Federation of America records group II (PPFA II)

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00371a
Overview The records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America provide substantial information about the history of the birth control and family planning movement nationally and internationally. They are a significant source of information on all aspects of the history of birth control and family planning, including women's health issues; sex education; women in poverty; international population planning and policy; and the legal, political and social aspects of contraception and abortion. Types...
Dates of Materials: 1912 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1980

Planned Parenthood Federation of America records group III (PPFA III)

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00371b
Overview The records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America provide substantial information about the history of the birth control and family planning movement nationally and internationally. They are a significant source of information on all aspects of the history of birth control and family planning, including women's health issues; sex education; women in poverty; international population planning and policy; and the legal, political and social aspects of contraception and abortion. Types...
Dates of Materials: 1920 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2010

Planned Parenthood Federation of America records (PPFA I)

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00371
Overview The records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America provide substantial information about the history of the birth control and family planning movement nationally and internationally. The records contain correspondence, memos, minutes, reports, publicity, publications, and congressional and legal materials. They document many aspects of the work of the PPFA and its predecessor organizations, advocacy, medical work, and the activities of its staff and affiliates. The PPFA Records are...
Dates of Materials: 1918 - 1974

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00359
Overview Birth control advocacy organization. The records provide a unique source for the study of the establishment and development of an organization largely run by women. They document the half-century struggle to revoke the Massachusetts Comstock Laws through state initiative and referendum voting (1942, 1948) campaigns for the right to disseminate information on birth control. Also of interest are letters to and from Margaret Sanger, and from General Douglas MacArthur forbidding Sanger from...
Dates of Materials: 1859-2002; Majority of material found within 1916-1960

Population problems collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00438
Overview The Population Problems Collection contains mainly printed materials on issues pertaining to world population problems in the 20th century; family planning and the birth control movement in the United States; the international birth control movement; and development programs and agencies that assist poorer women and their families. Related issues such as sterilization and eugenics are also documented. Types of materials include books, pamphlets, booklets, newspaper clippings, articles, and...
Dates of Materials: 1896-1979

Schlesinger-Rockefeller oral history project transcripts

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630030327]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00416
Overview Five oral history transcripts of women in health services, maternal and childcare, family planning, marriage counseling, and sex education. Interviewees are: Mary Steichen Calderone, M.D.; Loraine Leeson Campbell; Florence Clothier, M.D.; Frances Hand Ferguson; and Adaline Pendleton Satterthwaite, M.D.
Dates of Materials: 1973 - 1974

Stella Hanau papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00073
Overview Editor; Publicist; Birth control activist. Correspondence with family and associates in the birth control movement and the Works Progress Administration (1930s); birth control and WPA publications edited by Hanau; biographical information, memorabilia, photographs, and material for her book, The Provincetown: A Story of a Theatre (1931).
Dates of Materials: 1890-1990