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Birth Control Collection, 1923-2000
1 box; 27 volumes (3.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 451

Abstract:
This small collection is comprised of mostly books, plus some pamphlets, flyers, and other. Documents uses and misuses of contraception; family planning; sex in marriage; sex instruction; histories of the treatment of contraception by the church; population problems; fertility; and sterility.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy all copyright holders. 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
Article "Poor Black Women," one of a series on female liberation chosen by Boston-area women and published by New England Free Press, 1968

Article "Poor Black Women," one of a series on
female liberation chosen by Boston-area women
and published by New England Free Press, 1968

This small collection is comprised of mostly books, plus one box of pamphlets, flyers, and other publications dating from 1923 to 2000, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1930s. Topics relate primarily to uses and misuses of contraception; family planning; sex in marriage; sex instruction; histories of the treatment of contraception by the church; population problems; fertility; and sterility.


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

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy all copyright holders. 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:

Birth Control Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Most of the books in this collection were transferred from Neilson Library, Smith College. Other materials were either purchased or given to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002. Recent additions may not be reflected in the finding aid.


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

Contents List
General



Publications and fliers,
1950-2002, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
Birth control methods (handwritten and unidentified),
n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
Lanteen Brown diaphram box


Box 1: folder 2b
Books on Shelf



A Thousand Marriages: A Medical Study of Sex Adjustment, by Robert Latou Dickinson and Lura Beam,[foreword by Havelock Ellis]
1931


And the Poor Get Children, by Lee Rainwater and Karol Kane Weinstein,
1960


Biological and Medical Aspects of Contraception: Papers and Discussions Presented at the American Conference on Birth Control and National Recovery, edited by Margaret Sanger,
1934


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


Birth Control: Its Use and Misuse, by Dorothy Dunbar Bromley,[introduction by R. L. Dickinson]
1934


Birth Control Today: A Practical Approach to Intelligent Family Planning, by Leon F. Whitley,
1960


Birth Control in Practice: Analysis of Ten Thousand Case Histories of the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau, by Marie F. Kopp,
1933


Birth Control on Trial, by Lella Secor Florence,[foreword by Sir Humphrey Rolleston, Bart.; introductory note by F.H.A. Marshall]
1930


Contraception: A History of its Treatment by the Catholic Theologians and Canonists, by John T. Noonan, Jr.,
1965


Controlled Fertility: An Evaluation of Clinic Services, by Regine K. Stix and Frank W. Notestein,
1940


Family Planning Movement in Japan, published by The Population Problems Research Council,[contents include speech by Margaret Sanger, essay by Shoichi Arai
1953


Family Limitation, by John Ryan,[foreword by Alan Keenan]
1956


Fertility and Sterility in Marriage: Their Voluntary Promotion and Limitation, by Th. H. Van De Velde; translated by F. W. Stella Browne,
1934


The Fifth International Conference on Planned Parenthood: Report of the Proceedings [Theme: Overpopulation and Family Planning], published by International Planned Parenthood Federation,
1955


Fruits of Philosophy or the Private Consumption of Adult People, by Charles Knowlton,[edited by Norman Hines]
1937


Medical History of Contraception, by Norman Himes,[foreword by R.L. Dickinson]
1936


The Modern Method of Birth Control, by Thurston S. Welton,
1935


Population and Planned Parenthood in India, by S. Chandrasekhar,[introduction by Julian Huxley]
1955


The Power of the Pill: Oral Contraceptives and Women's Career and Marriage Decisions, by Claudia Golden and Laurence F. Katz, 2000



The Practice of Contraception, edited by Margaret Sanger and Hannah M. Stone,[foreword by R.L. Dickinson}
1931


Report on the Sex Question by the Swedish Population Commission, translated and edited by Virginia Clay Hamilton,
1940


Seed: A Novel of Birth Control, by Charles G. Norris,
1940


Sex Problem in India, by N.S. Phadke,[foreword by Margaret Sanger]
1927


The Single Woman: A Medical Study in Sex Education, by R. L. Dickinson and Lura Beam,
1934


The Third International Conference on Planned Parenthood: Report of the Proceedings, published by The Family Planning Association,
1952


Tomorrow's Children: Proceedings of the Southern Conference on Tomorrow's Children (held in Atlanta, GA, November 9-11, 1939), published by the Birth Control Federation of America,
1939


The Truth About the New Birth Control Pills, by John Devaney and Philip Reaves,
1961


Wise Parenthood: The Treatise on Birth Control for Married People, A Practical Sequel to "Married Love": eleventh edition, by Marie Carmichael Stopes,[introduction by Arnold Bennett]
1923



Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Birth control--History--20th century--Sources
  • Contraceptives--Research--History
  • Human reproduction--Political aspects
  • Hygiene, Sexual--History--20th century
  • Population policy--History--20th century
  • Sex in marriage
  • Sex instruction--United States--History
  • Women's health services--United States--History--20th century
  • Women--Health and hygiene


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