Harriet F. Pilpel Papers
Harriet F. Pilpel Papers, 1913-1981
28 boxes (13.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 311
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 individual states and the country regarding sexual and reproductive issues. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, reports, legislation, notes, journal and newspaper articles, and court documents.
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The Harriet F. Pilpel Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.
Copyright to material written by Harriet F. Pilpel belongs to Judith P. Appelbaum and Robert H. Pilpel, and will pass at death to his/her estate. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.
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