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Florence Rose Papers, Sophia Smith Collection

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Florence Rose Papers, Sophia Smith Collection


Public relations specialist; executive secretary; Director, Meals for Millions; birth control activist; and lobbyist. Major subjects reflected in the Rose papers include the birth control movement in the U.S., relations between African-Americans and Planned Parenthood, the politics of American hunger relief and prevention efforts in developing countries, and the life and legacy of Margaret Sanger. Individuals represented in the papers include Margaret Sanger, Pearl S. Buck, Havelock Ellis, Carrie Chapman Catt, Morris Ernst, Clarence Gamble, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Harriet Pilpel, Emma Goldman, and H.G. Wells. Types of material include correspondence, organizational records, photographs, published and unpublished writings, and speeches.
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Sophia Smith Collection (Smith College)

Items in the Florence Rose Papers, Sophia Smith Collection Collection

Black and white photograph of an African American nurse looking down at a toddler

Form letter on Birth Control Federal of America, Inc., Division of Negro Service letterhead. - typed note at top of letter, "150 State & Local leaders of Nat'l Council of Negro Women received this letter."

Typed article on family planning for the Negro family. The address of the Division of Negro Service's office in New York is at the top of the first page (3 pages).

Typed press release of speech, distributed by the Birth Control Federation of America, Inc. (5 pages)