Planned Parenthood Federation of America Records
Planned Parenthood Federation of America Records, 1918-1974 (PPFA I)
106 boxes (41.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 371
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 divided into two portions, PPFA I and PPFA II, this being part I. PPFA I consists of the earlier records of the Federation (1918-74) and is completely organized and open to research. PPFA II consists of records received since 1988, dating from the 1920s to the present, so there is some overlap in dates. PPFA II records are unprocessed and partially restricted.
Terms of Access and Use:
Restrictions on access:Restrictions on use:
The Records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (Part I) are open to research. Records in Part II that are dated 1985 and later are closed to research use. Permission may be acquired in writing from PPFA to view restricted records.
PPFA has retained copyright ownership of their records, although the Sophia Smith Collection has been authorized to grant permission to researchers to publish from any of the PPFA Records. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."
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