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Population Problems Collection, 1896-1979
3 boxes, 4 volumes (2 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 438

Abstract:
The Population Problems Collection contains mainly printed materials on issues pertaining to world population problems in the 20th century; family planning and the birth control movement in the United States; the international birth control movement; and development programs and agencies that assist poorer women and their families. Related issues such as sterilization and eugenics are also documented. Types of materials include books, pamphlets, booklets, newspaper clippings, articles, and essays. Published books include: The Salon and the Royal Academy Booklet on Eugenics (1908); Proceedings of the International Congress on Population and World Resources in Relation to the Family (1948); and Birth Control and the Americas, 1830-1970 (1974). The collection dates from 1896 to 1979, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1970s.

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:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. 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

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Population Problems Collection contains mainly printed materials on issues pertaining to world population problems in the 20th century; family planning and the birth control movement in the United States; the international birth control movement; and development programs and agencies that assist poorer women and their families. Related issues such as sterilization and eugenics are also documented. Types of materials include books, pamphlets, booklets, newspaper clippings, articles, and essays. Published books include: The Salon and the Royal Academy Booklet on Eugenics (1908); Proceedings of the International Congress on Population and World Resources in Relation to the Family (1948); and Birth Control and the Americas, 1830-1970 (1974). The collection dates from 1896 to 1979, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1970s.


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:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. 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:

Population Problems Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised by Kelsey Radwilowicz, May 2008


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

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

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/
Language
English

Contents List
Contents list


Box 1
Birth control, general



Bibliographies



"Bibliography of Family Planning and Population," Simon Population Trust, vols. 1-2
1972-73

Box 1: folder 1-2
Miscellaneous
1927-81

Box 1: folder 3
Articles
1941-78

Box 1: folder 4
Clippings
1970-81

Box 1: folder 5
Pamphlets
1905-81, n.d.

Box 1: folder 6-8
"Birth Control Handbook," Medicine for the People(2 copies)
1972

Box 2: folder 1
Miscellaneous printed materials
1961-80

Box 2: folder 2
Assessment of Need and Attitude of Birth Control and Family Planning Services in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
January, 1972

Box 2: folder 3
Baum, Margaret: correspondence about Planned Parenthood and miscellaneous
1953-73

Box 2: folder 4
"Bellagio IV Population Conference," Working Papers
1977

Box 2: folder 5
Birth rates: clippings
1971-78

Box 2: folder 6
Bradlaugh, Charles and Annie Besant, Fruits of Philosophy: A Treatise on the Population Question
1896

Box 2: folder 7
Brook Advisory Centers: Annual Report
1970

Box 2: folder 8
Center for Population Options: printed materials
n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
Cleary, Barbara, The Fight for Birth Control in America
1974

Box 2: folder 10
Cowles, Elizabeth Bates, Birth Control Clinic, Des Moines, IA
1934-74

Box 2: folder 11
Day, Alice Taylor, "Persuasion or Coercion: Alternatives in Population Control"
1969

Box 2: folder 12
Family Planning Digest, vol. I, no.6
Nov 1972

Box 2: folder 13
India



Sixth All India Conference on Family Planning: Report of the Proceedings
1968

Box 2: folder 14
Miscellaneous printed materials
1970-74

Box 2: folder 15
International Planned Parenthood Federation: article and wall chart
1979, n.d.

Box 2: folder 16
Ireland: clippings
1973

Box 2: folder 17
Massachusetts Family Planning Consortium
1971-72

Box 2: folder 18
"Oral Contraceptives and the Walnut Creek Study Controversy," National Women's Health Network
1980

Box 2: folder 19
Population: pamphlets
1949-78

Box 3: folder 1-2
Population Reference Bureau: pamphlets, mailings
n.d.

Box 3: folder 3
Sawyer, Annita P., "The Two-Child Family: A Look at the Future"
1970

Box 3: folder 4
"The Human Population," Scientific American
Sept 1974

Box 3: folder 5
Sterilization: articles, clippings, and correspondence
1971-2005

Box 3: folder 6
UNICEF and family planning: "The Woman Physician," vol. 25, no.9
Sept 1970

Box 3: folder 7
"Women in a Hungry World: A Study/Action Kit," World Hunger/Global Development Project (4 vols.)
1979

Box 3: folder 8
Zero Population Growth: pamphlets, periodical ("National Reporter"), and mailings
1971-79, n.d.

Box 3: folder 9-10
BOOKS ON SHELF



Proceedings of the International Congress on Population and World Resources in Relation to the Family (2 copies)
1948


Reed, James Wesley. Birth Control and the Americans: 1830-1970 (2 vols.)
1974



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Subjects
  • Birth control--Developing countries--History--20th century--Sources
  • Birth control--Research--Sources
  • Birth control--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Eugenics--History--Sources
  • Population policy--History--20th century

Contributors
  • Sophia Smith Collection


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