Margaret Sanger Papers
Margaret Sanger Papers , 1761-1995 (Bulk: 1900-1966)
226 boxes (112.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 138
Birth control advocate and nurse. Sanger, a sex reform activist, fought for women's rights to use contraceptives and founded both the national and international Planned Parenthood Federations. Papers include correspondence, writings, organizational and conference materials documenting her leadership of the American and international birth control movements. Also included are records of activities and events related to Sanger's personal life, tributes, travels, art work, family materials, audio and video recordings, and dozens of photographs. (NOTE: The papers are divided into two distinct portions: those microfilmed by the Margaret Sanger Papers Project, consisting of 39.5 linear feet; and the unfilmed portion consisting of 73.5 linear feet. There is no container listing for the microfilmed portion included here. For more information see Scope and Contents note.)
Terms of Access and Use:
Restrictions on access:Restrictions on use:
The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection. However, in order to preserve the original materials, researchers are requested to use the microfilm for those portions of the collection where it's available.
Alexander Sanger, as representative of the Sanger family, holds copyright to unpublished works by Margaret Sanger. 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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