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Martha Voegeli Papers, 1946-65
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 168

Abstract:
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 included. Of particular interest are her writings and correspondence about male sterilization through the thermic method, selective breeding, and her "One-Meal-A-Day-For-People-Over-Forty" solution to famine in India.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Letter to the First Secretary, Indian Legation, 1952

Letter to the First Secretary, Indian Legation, 1952

Martha Voegeli was born in Switzerland. She received her M.A. from Columbia University and her M.D. from the University of Berlin and the University of Paris. Voegeli owned a private hospital in India, where she specialized in surgery. She retired to Switzerland in 1950.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Martha Voegeli papers include correspondence and writings. Most of the correspondence consists of copies of Voegeli's letters to medical professionals and government officials espousing her views on birth control, famine in India, world peace, race relations, and animal rights. There are a few replies, including those from Dr. Clarence Gamble, Aldous Huxley, Dorothy Brush, LeRoy Collins, Dr. Mary Calderone, Albert Schweitzer, Dr. Harrison Brown, and Arnold Toynbee. There are also two speeches by LeRoy Collins (Governor of Florida) on race relations, 1958. Of particular interest are her writings and correspondence about male sterilization through the thermic method (1952-55), selective breeding (1946-47), and her "One-Meal-A-Day-For-People-Over-Forty" solution to famine in India (1946).


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Martha Voegeli Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Martha Voegeli donated her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection from 1960 to 1967.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002 by Gayla Spaulding, intern.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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Fax: (413) 585-2886

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Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Brown, Dr. Harrison (California Institute of Technology) to Dr Voegeli,
1956

Box 1: folder 1
Collins, LeRoy (Governor of Florida) to M. Voegeli; and two speeches by Governor Collins on race relations,
1958

Box 1: folder 2
Gamble, Dr. Clarence,
1953-54

Box 1: folder 3
Humane Society of the United States,
1963-65

Box 1: folder 4
Huxley, Aldous (on religion and science),
1961

Box 1: folder 5
Price, Alice (Mrs. T. Glen),
1953

Box 1: folder 6
Pyke, David,
1956

Box 1: folder 7
Toynbee, Arnold,
1961

Box 1: folder 8
Belgian Society for Sexual Advice,
1956

Box 1: folder 9
Brown, Dr. Harrison,
1956

Box 1: folder 10
Brush, Dorothy (Editor of IPPF News),
1956

Box 1: folder 11
Gamble, Dr. Clarence,
1953

Box 1: folder 12
Nelson, Dr. Warren,
1960

Box 1: folder 13
Planned Parenthood Federation of America,
1954

Box 1: folder 14
Price, Alice,
1953

Box 1: folder 15
Pyke, Dr. David,
1956

Box 1: folder 16
Lambarene, Albert Schweitzer,
1956

Box 1: folder 17
"Education and World Peace": typescript,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 18
"World Organization for Thinkers and Saints": typescript,
1962

Box 1: folder 19
Articles on population problems (by others),
1954-55

Box 1: folder 20
Catholic Institute for Social Research, Geneva,
1956

Box 1: folder 21
Famine (in India) One-Meal-A-Day-For-People-Over-Forty (by Voegeli); and correspondence to Sir Norman Strathie and Eleanor Roosevelt,
1946

Box 1: folder 22
General Electric vs. AT&T (on submitted ideas),
1956-58

Box 1: folder 23
Male sterilization



Selective breeding: correspondence and writings,
1946-47

Box 1: folder 24
Thermic method



Articles and correspondence,
1952-56

Box 1: folder 25
Correspondence with government of India,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 26
Correspondence to world leaders,
1953-55

Box 1: folder 27

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Subjects
  • Animal welfare--History--Sources
  • Brush, Dorothy Hamilton--Correspondence
  • Collins, LeRoy
  • Gamble, Clarence James, 1894- --Correspondence
  • Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963--Correspondence
  • Sterilization (birth control)--History--Sources
  • Toynbee, Arnold, 1852-1883--Correspondence
  • Voegeli, Martha
  • Women physicians--History--20th century--Sources


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