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Margaret Sanger Papers, Sophia Smith Collection

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Margaret Sanger Papers, Sophia Smith Collection


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.
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Sophia Smith Collection (Smith College)

Items in the Margaret Sanger Papers, Sophia Smith Collection Collection

African American mother with three children, one child in mother's lap.

Letter from Dr. L. Eudora Ashburne to Mabel K. Staupers

Newspaper article with photo of woman. NYAN, 1932, November 9

regarding his contribution to help the Negroes in the South obtain birth control information (1 page)