Collection  |  Manuscript/Mixed Material Margaret Sanger papers,

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Margaret Sanger papers,
Correspondence, diaries, speeches, lectures, articles, organizational records, clippings, scrapbooks, printed matter, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers relating to Sanger's activities on behalf of birth control in the U.S. and throughout the world. Includes material relating to national and international congresses and conferences organized by Sanger, to her campaign to enlist public opinion and congressional support for federal legislation on birth control, and to her participation in socialist politics and liberal reform groups. Includes records of organizations with which she was associated such as American Birth Control League, Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau (New York, N.Y.), Birth Control Federation of America, Margaret Sanger Research Bureau, National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Correspondents include Ruth Manierre Delafield, Françoise Rousel Delisle, Hugh De Sélincourt, Havelock Ellis, James Waldo Fawcett, Richard Figdor, Clarence James Gamble, Emma Goldman, Julian Huxley, Shizué Kato, Anne Kennedy, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Kitty Marion, Katherine Dexter McCormick, Ruth P. Pinchot, Florence Rose, J. Rutgers, Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes, Rabindranath Tagore, H.G. Wells, and the Watumull Foundation.
Contributor Names
Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966.
Subject Headings
-  Delafield, Ruth Manierre--Correspondence
-  Delisle, Françoise Roussel--Correspondence
-  De Sélincourt, Hugh,--1878-1951--Correspondence
-  Ellis, Havelock,--1859-1939--Correspondence
-  Fawcett, James Waldo,--1893-1968--Correspondence
-  Figdor, Richard--Correspondence
-  Gamble, Clarence James,--1894---Correspondence
-  Goldman, Emma,--1869-1940--Correspondence
-  Huxley, Julian,--1887-1975--Correspondence
-  Katō, Shizue,--1897---Correspondence
-  Kennedy, Anne--Correspondence
-  Luhan, Mabel Dodge,--1879-1962.--Correspondence
-  McCormick, Katharine Dexter,--1875-1967--Correspondence
-  Marion, Kitty--Correspondence
-  Pinchot, Ruth P.--Correspondence
-  Rose, Florence--Correspondence
-  Rutgers, J.--(Johannes),--1850-1924--Correspondence
-  Stone, Abraham,--1890---Correspondence
-  Stopes, Marie Carmichael,--1880-1958--Correspondence
-  Tagore, Rabindranath,--1861-1941--Correspondence
-  Wells, H. G.--(Herbert George),--1866-1946--Correspondence
-  American Birth Control League
-  Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau (New York, N.Y.)
-  Birth Control Federation of America
-  Margaret Sanger Research Bureau
-  National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control
-  Planned Parenthood Federation of America
-  Watumull Foundation--Correspondence
-  Birth control
-  Birth control--Congresses
-  Birth control--Government policy--United States
-  Birth control--Law and legislation--United States
-  Birth control--Societies, etc
-  Liberalism
-  Sexual health
-  Social problems
-  Socialism
-  United States--Politics and government--20th century
-  United States--Social conditions--20th century
-  Arranged in eleven series. Series 1: Diaries, 1914-1953; Series 2: Personal Correspondence, 1900-1956; Series 3: General Correspondence, 1915-1954; Series 4: Professional File, 1914-1965; Series 5: Conference File, 1921-1955; Series 6: Speeches and Writings File, 1912-1960; Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1903-1946; Series 8: Clippings, 1915-1966; Series 9: Miscellany, 1914-1961; Series 10: Printed Matter, 1915-1953; and Series 11: Card File (Oversize), 1929-1940.
-  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Container or reel number, Margaret Sanger Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  Microfilm edition of series 1-7 & 9-10 available, no. 16,700.
-  Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1976.
-  Gift, Margaret Sanger, 1942-1956.
-  Some photographs transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
-  Sound recordings transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
-  Nurse, leader of the birth control movement, and author. Born Margaret Higgins.
-  Collection material in English.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at
130,000 items.
257 containers.
145 microfilm reels.
106 linear feet.
Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
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