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Margaret Sanger Research Bureau records, ca.Approximately 1873-1980 (Bulk: 1917-1969)
11.75 Linear Feet (17 boxes and 59 books)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00320

Abstract:
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 and 20th century pamphlets on birth control, religious views, sex education, methods and early commercial catalogs; writings by and about Margaret Sanger and other pioneers of the birth control movement; and printed material produced by various birth control leagues and clinics in the United States and England.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that it owns copyright, Planned Parenthood Federation of America has retained copyright in its works donated to Smith College.

To the extent they owned copyright, the donors in 2016 and 2017 of materials created by Dr. Aquiles J. Sobrero have dedicated copyright in these materials to the public domain. This agreement is governed by a CC0 (Creative Commons 1.0 Universal) public domain dedication.

Copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators.

For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by PPFA or Sobrero, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Sophia Smith Collection

Biographical / Historical

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.

Margaret Sanger founded the MSRB in 1923 as the Clinical Research Bureau, operating under the direction of the American Birth Control League (ABCL). In 1928, Margaret Sanger resigned as president of the ABCL and assumed full control of the clinic, renaming it the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau (BCCRB). The BCCRB and the ABCL merged in 1939 and became the Birth Control Federation of America (it became Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) in 1942 with the clinic retaining much of its, independence. In 1940, it was renamed the MSRB in honor of its founder.

Under the guidelines of the 1939 merger, the MSRB was only loosely affiliated with PPFA until the mid-1950s, when budget deficits forced the Bureau to more closely align its services with the Federation in exchange for financial assistance. The Bureau assisted with fund-raising and became the clinical research arm of the PPFA. In return PPFA funded the Bureau and provided grants for doctors and researchers on the Bureau staff.

In 1968, because of continuing financial difficulties the Bureau became affiliated with Columbia University. However, budgetary difficulties in 1974 forced the Bureau to shut down and combine its staff with Planned Parenthood of New York City in a new facility called the Margaret Sanger Center in New York.

Between 1940 and 1962 (the last year of Sanger's involvement with the MSRB) the Bureau provided comprehensive contraceptive services for women and couples, and became the largest combined birth control and fertility center in the world.

After Medical Director Hannah Stone's death in 1941, Abraham Stone, her husband and successor, altered and expanded the MSRB to accommodate his growing interest in infertility. In 1945, Stone inaugurated a Fertility Service that offered counseling, testing, and treatment for infertile couples. He expanded the Bureau's Marriage Consultation Service and steered the Research Department into a greater emphasis on infertility studies. While the Bureau continued to offer contraceptive services, the number of patients dropped as contraception became more widely available through private physicians. However, the Bureau grew as a teaching center, offering seminars, research projects and clinical work for visiting doctors, nurses, and medical students. The Bureau also offered a fellowship program for gynecologists and obstetricians for intensive training in birth control techniques.

Margaret Sanger withdrew from day-to-day MSRB affairs in the 1940s, but continued to make many of the budgetary and personnel decisions. Though she disagreed with how the Clinic had evolved under Abraham Stone's leadership, she continued to raise funds for the MSRB. In 1950 Sanger turned over even more control to Stone, naming him director and selling him the West 16th Street building. For more information on the Margaret Sanger Research Bureau see the Margaret Sanger Papers Project.

Scope and Contents

The Margaret Sanger Research Bureau Records contain correspondence, clippings, pamphlets (some in foreign languages), miscellaneous printed material, books, and 194 glass slides and two films used by Norman Hines for lectures on birth control in the 1930s (located in Oversized Materials at the end of the Records).

It appears that these Records contain items from the Bureau's library as well as remaining historical material from its consolidation in 1974. The collection is less the administrative records of the Bureau, although there are a few, and more subject files collected by the Bureau over the years. The Margaret Sanger Papers include more records from the Bureau. Nevertheless this collection represents a rich source of information on the early birth control movement in the U.S. and abroad. Of particular interest are general 19th and 20th century pamphlets on birth control, religious views, sex education, contraceptive methods (dating from 1877), and early commercial catalogs; writings by Margaret Sanger and other pioneers of the early birth control movement such as suffragist and socialist Annie Besant; birth control and sex education advocates Mary Ware Dennett and Marie Stopes; Malthusians George Drysdale, Charles Robert Drysdale, and Charles Vickery Drysdale; and eugenicist, socialist, and feminist Moses Harmon. Organization files include reports, history, bibliographies, laws, legislation, and general literature published by the American Birth Control League, Birth Control Federation of America, National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control, National Committee on Maternal Health, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and other birth control leagues, clinics and conferences in the United States and England. The collection includes a library of 59 books on birth control, sexuality, marriage, family, and related topics.

The collection also includes several accessions of materials received in recent years, including donations of materials belonging to the MSRB's last director, Dr. Aquiles J. Sobrero.

Materials in this collection received before 2005 are arranged into series by type of material. Materials received since 2005 have been added to the end of the collection as one new series for each accession.


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

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that it owns copyright, Planned Parenthood Federation of America has retained copyright in its works donated to Smith College.

To the extent they owned copyright, the donors in 2016 and 2017 of materials created by Dr. Aquiles J. Sobrero have dedicated copyright in these materials to the public domain. This agreement is governed by a CC0 (Creative Commons 1.0 Universal) public domain dedication.

Copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators.

For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by PPFA or Sobrero, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

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

[identification of item], [box and folder number], Margaret Sanger Research Bureau records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts

History of the Collection

A letter from the Margaret Sanger Center written in 1974 indicates that "historical material on Margaret Sanger and the birth control movement which has been housed for many years at the Margaret Sanger Research Bureau" was donated to the Sophia Smith Collection. Margaret Sanger Research Bureau material was also received in 1967 and it is presumed that most or all of it was placed in the Margaret Sanger Papers and Records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

The accessions of materials from Aquiles Sobrero were donated separately by Adela and Raul Sobrero in 2016 and 2017.

Processing Information

Series 1-6 were re-processed by Susan Boone in 2005.

In 2018, description of the most recent accession was added to the findging aid, but it was not yet updated to include accessions received between 2005 and 2016.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
Most of the records are in English. Some of the materials from Dr. Aquiles J. Sobrero are in Spanish.
Other Finding Aids

Accessions of related materials received between 2005 and 2016 are not yet included in this finding aid, but container lists may be requested by contacting specialcollections@smith.edu

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
1886-1973 1886-1973


This series contains printed material, correspondence, writings, and notes by and about nineteen people, most of whom were birth control pioneers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They are arranged in alphabetical order. Of particular interest are pamphlets by suffragist and socialist Annie Besant; birth control and sex education advocates Mary Ware Dennett and Marie Stopes; Malthusians George Drysdale, Charles Robert Drysdale, and Charles Vickery Drysdale; and eugenicist, socialist, and feminist Moses Harmon.

There is a significant amount of biographical material on Margaret Sanger including obituaries and clippings. An article she wrote for Reader's Digest in 1951, along with letters women wrote in response are included. Many of the women ask specific questions about birth control. Also of interest are various editions (both in English and other languages) of Sanger's Family Limitation beginning in 1914. There are also copies of Sanger's Women and the New Race, Magnetation Methods of Birth Control; Birth Control Through the Ages; Women, Morality and Birth Control; and Voluntary Motherhood. (There are also writings by Sanger in SERIES VI. BOOKS) William Sanger's The Trial of William Sanger, September 10, 1915, regarding his arrest and trial for handing out birth control literature is also included.

There is a large amount of manuscript material by Abraham Stone including a copy of Birth Control (n.d.), proof and typed copies of A Marriage Manual (1968) which he wrote with his wife Hannah, and his Psychosomatic Factors in Marriage (1946).

Besant, Annie
1886 1889

Box 1: folder 1
Blossom, Frederick
1913-23 undated

Box 1: folder 2
Dennett, Mary Ware
1928-29

Box 1: folder 3
Drysdale, George, Charles Robert and Charles Vickery
1901 1929-51 undated

Box 1: folder 4
General

[see also SERIES II. ORGANIZATION FILES -Great Britain - Malthusian League and SERIES V. BOOKS]

Ellis, Havelock
1925-26

Box 1: folder 5
General

[see also SERIES V. BOOKS]

Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley


Box 1
General

[see Blossom, Frederick]

Goldman, Emma
undated

Box 1: folder 6
Hanau, Stella
undated

Box 1: folder 7
Harmon, Moses
1907-10 undated

Box 1: folder 8
Hepburn, Katherine Houghton
undated

Box 1: folder 9
Himes, Norman
1931-1940

Box 1: folder 10
General

[see also SERIES V. BOOKS and OVERSIZED MATERIALS]

Knowlton, Charles
undated

Box 1: folder 11
Newman, Elizabeth
1944

Box 1: folder 12
Sanger, Margaret


Box 1
Articles, clippings, and printed material
1928-73 undated

Box 2: folder 1
Obituaries and tributes
1929 1966-73 undated

Box 2: folder 2
Readers Digest article and related correspondence
1951

Box 2: folder 3
Writings


Box 2
General

[see also SERIES V. BOOKS]

Family Limitation


Box 2
English editons
1914-24 undated

Box 2: folder 4
Foreign language editions
1915-17 undated

Box 2: folder 5
Miscellaneous
1920-60 undated

Box 2: folder 6
Sanger, William
1917 undated

Box 2: folder 7
Shane, Dr.
undated

Box 2: folder 8
Stone, Abraham


Box 3
Birth Control: ms. copy
undated

Box 3: folder 1
A Marriage Manual (with Hannah Stone), 1968 edition
1968

Box 3
Proof copy


Box 3: folder 2
Typed copy
undated

Box 3: folder 3-6
Psychosomatic Factors in Marriage
1946

Box 3: folder 7
Stone, Hannah
1925-37

Box 4: folder 1
Stopes, Marie
1921-36 undated

Box 4: folder 2
General

[see also SERIES V. BOOKS]

Vickery, Alice
undated

Box 4: folder 3
General

[see also SERIES II. ORGANIZATION FILES - Great Britain - Malthusian League]

Zeublin, Charles
undated

Box 4: folder 4
SERIES II. ORGANIZATION FILES
1885-1972 1885-1972


This series is divided into two subseries: Great Britain and United States. Each is arranged alphabetically. The first subseries contains information on twenty birth control organizations, clinics, and related groups in Great Britain including Scotland and India. Of particular interest are pamphlets and printed material of the Malthusian League (1911-51).

The second subseries contains information on thirty-four US organizations and clinics. The primary organizations represented are the American Birth Control League (ABCL) (1922-39), the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau (BCCRB) (1939-40), and the National Committee on the Federal Legislation for Birth Control (NCFLBC) (1929-36). The ABCL records include annual meeting materials, clinic data, history, publications related to laws and legislation, and birth control literature. The BCCRB material contains annual reports and meeting material, newsletters, clinic information, and miscellaneous pamphlets and printed material. The NCFLBC also contains newsletters, news releases, pamphlets, and printed material. There is one folder on the Margaret Sanger Research Bureau (1927-29) which contains a history of birth control and of the MSRB as well as a study on contraception and menopause. Worthy of note in this subseries is a copy of a flyer in three languages from Sanger's Brooklyn clinic (46 Amboy St.) and flyers from her Harlem clinic.

Great Britain


Box 4
General

[See also SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS - Stopes, Marie; Himes, Norman]

Birmingham Women's Welfare Centre
undated

Box 4: folder 5
Birth Control International Information Centre
1935 undated

Box 4: folder 6
Contraceptive Trade Association
1933

Box 4: folder 7
East Street Welfare Centre
ca.1923

Box 4: folder 8
Family Planning Association
1939

Box 4: folder 9
Glasgow Women's Welfare and Advisory Clinic
1927

Box 4: folder 10
International Medical Group for the Investigation of Birth Control
1929 undated

Box 4: folder 11
Madras Neo Malthusian League
1930

Box 4: folder 12
Malthusian League


Box 4
Pamphlets
1911-21

Box 4: folder 13
Miscellaneous printed material
1885-1951 undated

Box 4: folder 14
Maternity and Child Welfare Centres
1929-30

Box 4: folder 15
Mother's Clinic
1933-38 undated

Box 4: folder 16
National Birth Control Association
1937-38

Box 4: folder 17
New Generation League
undated

Box 4: folder 18
North Kensington Women's Welfare Center
1924-56 undated

Box 4: folder 19
Sex Education Society
undated

Box 4: folder 20
Society and Clinic for Constructive Birth Control
1931 undated

Box 4: folder 21
Society for the Provision of Birth Control Clinics
1921

Box 4: folder 22
Wives' Clinic for Discretionary Birth Control
1921

Box 4: folder 23
Women's Welfare Clinic
undated

Box 4: folder 24
Workers Birth Control Group
ca.1928

Box 4: folder 25
United States


Box 4
American Birth Control League


Box 4
Aims/principles
undated

Box 5: folder 1
Annual meetings
1929-33

Box 5: folder 2
Clinical Research Department
1925

Box 5: folder 3
Clinics
1934-38 undated

Box 5: folder 4
History, constitution, and miscellaneous reports
1923-28 undated

Box 5: folder 5
Laws and legislation
1926-38 undated

Box 5: folder 6
Literature catalogs
1934-39 undated

Box 5: folder 7
Maternity Research Council
1923-25

Box 5: folder 8
Publications and printed material
1922-36 undated

Box 5: folder 9
Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau


Box 5
Annual reports
1939-40

Box 5: folder 10
Annual meetings
1940

Box 5: folder 11
"The Bulletin,"
1940

Box 5: folder 12
Clinics
1941 undated

Box 5: folder 13
Newsletters
1940

Box 5: folder 14
Pamphlets and miscellaneous printed material
1938-41 undated

Box 5: folder 15-16
Birth Control League of Massachusetts
1936

Box 5: folder 17
Brooklyn (46 Amboy St.) Birth Control Clinic
undated

Box 5: folder 18
Bureau For Contraceptive Advice
1929-33

Box 5: folder 19
Citizen's Committee for Planned Parenthood
1939

Box 5: folder 20
Committee of One Hundred
1917

Box 5: folder 21
Committee on Maternal Health (Cincinnati)
1932

Box 5: folder 22
Committee on Maternal Health (NY)
1927-30 undated

Box 5: folder 23
Harlem Birth Control Clinic
undated

Box 5: folder 24
Illinois Birth Control League
1924-26

Box 5: folder 25
International Planned Parenthood Committee
1952

Box 6: folder 1
Margaret Sanger Research Bureau
1927 1929 undated

Box 6: folder 2
Maternal Health Association (Cleveland)
1935

Box 6: folder 3
Maternal Health Center (Newark, NJ)
1924

Box 6: folder 4
Maternal Health Society of Easton (PA)
1932

Box 6: folder 5
Maternal Health League of Michigan
1935

Box 6: folder 6
Minnesota Birth Control League
1933

Box 6: folder 7
Mothers Clinic of Detroit
ca.1927-31

Box 6: folder 8
Mother's Health Center
undated

Box 6: folder 9
Mountain Maternal Health League of Kentucky
1938

Box 6: folder 10
National Committee for Planned Parenthood
1941 undated

Box 6: folder 11
National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control


Box 6
Newsletters and news releases
1929-35

Box 6: folder 12
Pamphlets and miscellaneous printed material
1929-36 undated

Box 6: folder 13
National Committee on Maternal Health
1932-49

Box 6: folder 14
National Medical Council on Birth Control
1938

Box 6: folder 15
Palama Settlement (Honolulu)
1938

Box 6: folder 16
Pennsylvania Birth Control Federation
1929

Box 6: folder 17
Planned Parenthood Campaign
1945

Box 6: folder 18
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
1948 1953 1972

Box 6: folder 19
Planned Parenthood of Rochester
1968

Box 6: folder 20
Planned Parenthood of South East Pennsylvania
1970

Box 6: folder 21
Voluntary Parenthood League
1921 undated

Box 6: folder 22
World Population Emergency Campaign
1960

Box 6: folder 23
SERIES III. CONFERENCES
1921-1936 1921-1936


This series contain reports, notes, publications, and miscellaneous printed material on nine conferences held in the United State and abroad. They are arranged alphabetically. Of particular interest is The Practice of Contraception edited by Margaret Sanger and Hannah Stone (from the 7th International Birth Control Conference), reports of the fifth (1922) and sixth (1925) International Neo-Malthusian and Birth Control Conference and Birth Control: What It Is, How It Works And What It Will Do from the First American Birth Control Conference, 1921.

American Birth Control Conference (First)
1921

Box 6: folder 24
American Conference on Birth Control and National Recovery


Box 6
General

[see SERIES II. ORGANIZATION FILES - National Council for Federal Legislation for Birth Control]

Berlin Sexual Research Congress
1926

Box 6: folder 25
Conference on Birth Control in Asia
1933

Box 6: folder 26
Conference on Contraceptive Research and Clinical Practice
1936

Box 6: folder 27
Conference on the Giving of Information on Birth Control by Health Authorities
1930

Box 7: folder 1
International Birth Control Conference (Seventh)
1930

Box 7
The Practice of Contraception: An International Symposium and Survey Edited by Margaret Sanger and Hannah Stone, Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins
1931

Box 7
Questionnaire for all workers in birth control Clinics in Europe and the United States


Box 7: folder 2
International Neo-Malthusian and Birth Control Conference


Box 7
General

[see also SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS - Stone, Hannah]

Fifth
1922

Box 7
Report, edited by Raymond Pierpont. London, William Heineman


Box 7
Miscellaneous printed material


Box 7: folder 3
Sixth
1925

Box 7: folder 4
National Birth Control Conference
1929

Box 7: folder 5
World Population Conference
1927

Box 7: folder 6
SERIES IV. SUBJECT FILES
1873-1962 1873-1962


This series is divided in two subseries: Birth Control and Sex Education. Birth Control is divided into eight sections: anti-birth control; clinics; laws, legislation, and trials; marriage and birth control; medical views; contraceptive methods; religious views; and miscellaneous. Law, legislation, and trials contains information on the Comstock law which forbade the sending of birth control information through the mail (1873-1915); New York vs. Margaret Sanger and Ethel Byrne, the trial for opening Sanger's birth control clinic in Brooklyn (1916-29); and US vs. One Package which was a case related to the interception by customs of a package of contraceptives supplies sent to Sanger from Japan (1936). The methods sections contains pamphlets as early as 1877 and of particular interest are early commercial catalogs from drug companies and manufacturers of birth control devices and rubber goods. Miscellaneous pamphlets contains English and foreign language publications.

Birth control


Box 7
Anti-birth control
1889-1931 undated

Box 8: folder 1
Clinics
1925-39 undated

Box 8: folder 2
General

[see SERIES II. ORGANIZATION FILES - Margaret Sanger Research Bureau, Planned Parenthood Federation of America]

Clippings
1929-62 undated

Box 8: folder 3
Law, legislation, and trials


Box 8
General

[see also SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS - Dennett, Mary Ware, Ellis, Havelock, Sanger, William and SERIES II. ORGANIZATION FILES - American Birth Control League, Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau, National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control]

Comstock Law
ca.1873 1879 1915

Box 8: folder 4
Federal Trade Commission
1936-37

Box 8: folder 5
Great Britain
1934

Box 8: folder 6
New York vs. Margaret Sanger, Ethel Byrne and Fannie Mindell
1916 1929

Box 8: folder 7
U.S. vs One Package
1936

Box 8: folder 8
Miscellaneous pamphlets and printed material
1930-62 undated

Box 8: folder 9-10
Marriage and birth control
1902-31 undated

Box 9: folder 1
Medical views
1916-37 undated

Box 9: folder 2
General

[See also SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS - Drysdale, Charles Robert and SERIES II. ORGANIZATION FILES - American Birth Control League - Publications and printed material]

Methods


Box 9
General

[see also SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS - Stone, Hannah]

Commercial catalogs and flyers
1926 undated

Box 10: folder 1
Pamphlets and printed material
1877-1952 undated

Box 10: folder 2-4
Religious views
1904-37

Box 10: folder 5
General

[see also SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS - Stone, Hannah]

Miscellaneous pamphlets and printed material


Box 10
English
1886-1940 undated

Box 11: folder 1-3
Foreign language
1908-52 undated

Box 11: folder 4
Eugenics


Box 11
General

[see SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS - Ellis, Havelock]

Sex education
1919-28

Box 11: folder 5
General

[see also SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS - Stopes, Marie and SERIES II. ORGANIZATION FILES - Great Britain - Sex Education Society]

SERIES V. BOOKS
1901-1951 1901-1951


This series contains 59 titles including Margaret Sanger's Pivot of Civilization, Women and the New Race, Happiness in Marriage, and My Fight for Birth Control; seven volumes of Havelock Ellis' Studies in the Psychology of Sex; five titles by Marie Stopes as well as a biography of Stopes by Maude Alymner; and the Birth Control Congressional Hearings (1931-34).

Birth Control Congressional Hearings
1931-1934


Blacker, C.P., Birth Control and the State: A Plea and a Forecast
1926


Breckinridge, Sophonisba P., Marriage and the Civic Rights of Women, Separate Domicile and Independent Citizenship
1931


Bucke, Richard Maurice, Cosmic Consciousness: A Study In the Evolution of the Human Mind
1901


Carr, Norman, Birth Control in Marriage
1931


Carson, William E., The Marriage Revolt: A Study of Marriage and Divorce
1915


Chachuat, Maurice, Le Mouvement du "Birth Control" dans les Pays Anglo Saxons
1934


Clark, Le Mon, The Vaginal Diaphragm, Its Fitting and Use in Contraceptive Technique
1939


Cooper, James F., Technique of Contraception: The Principles and Practice of Anti-conceptional Methods
1928


Cox, Gladys M., Clinical Contraception
1937


Devilbiss, Lydia Allen, Birth Control, What Is It?
1923


Drysdale, Bessie Ingman, Labour Troubles and Birth Control
1920


Drysdale, C.V., et al, Small or Large Families: Birth Control From the Moral, Racial, and Eugenic Standpoint
1917


Ellis, Havelock, Studies in the Psychology of Sex 7v.
1901-28


Fielding, Michael, ed., Birth Control in Asia: A Report of a Conference Held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, November 24-25, 1933 (1935)
November 24-25, 1933


Himes, Norman E., A Guide to Birth Control Literature
1931


______________, Medical History of Contraception
1936


______________, Praktische Methoden der Geburtenregelung
1949


Hodann, Max, Sexualelend und Sexualberatung
1928


Horder, Sir Thomas, The Cost of English Morals
1931


Irwin, Rita, and Clementina Paolone, Practical Birth Control
1937


Key, Ellen, The Century of the Child
1909


Knopf, S. Adolphus, The Medical, Social, Economic, Moral and Religious Aspects of Birth Control
1926


_______________, Various Aspects of Birth Control. (1928) (2c)
(1928)


Lenz, J., The Rise and Fall of the Second International
1932


Lutz, Alma, Created Equal: A Biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815-1902 (1940)
1815-1902


Maude, Alymer, The Authorized Life of Marie C. Stopes
1924


Meyer, Adolf, Birth Control Facts and Responsibilities
1925


Pancoast, Elinor, and Anne E. Lincoln, Incorrigible Idealist: Robert Dale Owen in America
1940


Palmer, Rachel Lynn, and Sarah K. Greenberg, Facts and Frauds in Woman's Hygiene
1936


Place, Francis, Illustrations and Proofs of the Principle of Population
1930


Raina, Lt. Cl. B.L., Family Planning, Why? When? and How?
1951


Raleigh, A.S., Woman and Super-Woman
1916


Robinson, William J., Birth Control or The Limitation of Offspring by Prevention of Conception
1928


Rout, Ettie A., The Morality of Birth Control
1925


Sanger, Margaret, and Hannah Stone, ed., The Practice of Contraception: An International Symposium and Survey
1931


Sanger, Margaret, Die Neue Mutterschaft
1927


______________, Happiness in Marriage
1926


______________, My Fight For Birth Control
1931


______________, The Pivot of Civilization
1922


______________, Woman and the New Race
1920


Stopes, Marie Carmichael, Contraception Its Theory, History and Practice
1931


_____________________, Enduring Passion
1929


_____________________, The Human Body
1926


_____________________, Mother England, A Contemporary History
1929


_____________________, Wise Parenthood
1922


Sutherland, Halliday G., Birth Control
1922


Swedenborg, Emanuel, Delights of Wisdom Concerning Conjugal Love: After Which Follow Pleasures of Insanity Concerning Scortatory Love
1923


Telling, W.H. Maxwell, et al, Medical Help on Birth Control
1928


Vaughan Father Bernard, The Menace of the Empty Cradle
1917


Westermarck, Edward, The History of Human Marriage
1903


Whitney, Leon F., Sex and Birth Control
1932


OVERSIZE MATERIALS



194 Glass slides and two films used by Norman Hines for birth control lectures
1930s

Box 12-13
2017-S-0068. Sobrero, Raúl, Aquiles Sobrero collection of additional items regarding the Margaret Sanger Research Bureau
ca.approximately 1965-1980
1.25 Linear Feet(1 oversize box, 1/2 document box, 2 small card files)

Appraisal note:

Aquiles Sobrero was the last director of the Margaret Sanger Research Bureau; these photographs and materials document the work of the bureau.

Scope and content:

A collection that includes photographs, informational pamphlets, correspondence, diplomas, awards, office materials, contact information, and research card files pertaining to the practice of Dr. Aquiles Sobrero.

Provenance:

This small accession of additional materials from was donated by Adela and Raúl Sobrero in 2017.

Search Terms
Sobrero, Adela M.

Sobrero, Raúl

Diplomas and oversize photographs
1953-1969

Box 1
Photographs, honors, diplomas, and office papers
1960-1980

Box 2
Research card file
1950-1965

Box 3

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Subjects
  • American Birth Control League
  • Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau (New York, N.Y.)
  • Birth Control Federation of America
  • Birth control clinics--United States--History--Sources Contraceptives--Research--Sources
  • Birth control--Great Britain--History
  • Birth control--Law and legislation--United States--History--Sources
  • Birth control--Religious aspects--Catholic Church
  • Birth control--Research--History--Sources
  • Birth control--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Blossom, F.A. (Frederick Augustus), b. 1878
  • Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947
  • Drysdale, George, 1825-1904
  • Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939
  • Harmon, Moses, 1830-1910
  • Hygiene, Sexual--History--20th century--Sources
  • Malthusian League
  • Margaret Sanger Research Bureau
  • Marriage--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control
  • National Committee on Maternal Health
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966
  • Sex instruction--United States--History
  • Sobrero, Aquiles J.
  • Stone, Abraham, 1890-
  • Stone, Hannah M. (Hannah Mayer), 1894-1941
  • Stopes, Marie Carmichael, 1880-1958
  • Women--Health and hygiene--United States--20th century--Sources

Genre terms
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  • Brochures
  • Catalogs
  • Manuscripts
  • Motion pictures
  • Pamphlets
  • Slides
  • articles
  • clippings
  • correspondence
  • photographs
  • reports


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