Smith College Collections / Collected Documents / Library of Congress
The Margaret Sanger Papers Microfilm Edition:Smith College Collections, published in 1996 by University Publications of America, (now ProQuest) contains nearly 45,000 documents drawn from the Margaret Sanger Papers and nineteen other collections of manuscript material and archival records located in the Sophia Smith Collection and Smith College Archives at Smith College. It incorporates extensive correspondence, writings, and organizational records chronicling Sanger's career as the founder and life-long leader of the American and international birth control movements; and rich documentation of her personal life, friendships and family.
For more information on the collection, see the Proquest site.
For the Guide and Index in PDF format (note: it is a large file).
Documents in these two series were carefully described using item-level targets and arranged into the following five subseries:
Subseries 1: Correspondence
Sanger's incoming and outgoing correspondence, as well as letters written and received on her behalf by her secretaries.
Subseries 2: Organizational Records/Conference Materials
Organizational records, including constitutions, by-laws, minutes, publications, form letters, and reports created by birth control organizations which Sanger established, led, or in which she played a significant role. This subseries also includes proceedings, programs and other records related to conferences in the U.S. and abroad which were organized or attended by Sanger.
Subseries 3: Legal/Governmental Material
Records relating to the trials in which Sanger or one of the birth control organizations she led was a participant, and records of government legislation she sponsored.
Subseries 4: Writings
Diaries, journals, speeches, articles, unpublished manuscripts, and statements and miscellaneous writings by Sanger.
Subseries 5: Miscellany
Miscellaneous material that chronicles Sanger's non-birth control activities, family, homes, and hobbies. Also includes tributes to Sanger, itineraries, calendars, appointment books, financial records and notes and biographical information.
To provide access to the documents in the microfilm edition, the Project prepared printed guides to each of its microfilmed series. Each guide includes an introduction to the collection, an essay on editorial principles and methodology, histories of each of the seventeen organizations Sanger founded or led, brief reel descriptions, and an item-level name/title index. The introductory material, but not the indexes, are available on the Lexis-Nexis website.
United States AZ Tucson University of Arizona Library CA Berkeley University of California at Berkeley Library Haywood California State University Library, East Bay Sacramento University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law CO Boulder University of Colorado Library DC Washington Edward Williams Library Law Center Georgetown University IN Indianapolis Indiana University -- Purdue University MA Cambridge Harvard University - Harvard College Library Northampton Smith College - Sophia Smith Collection MD Baltimore Johns Hopkins University - Milton S. Eisenhower Library MI Detroit Detroit Public Library MN Minneapolis University of Minnesota, Wilson Library NJ Princeton Princeton University Library NY Binghamton Binghamton University Library New York Columbia University, Butler Library New York New York University - Elmer Holmes Bobst Library Poughkeepsie Vassar College Library NC Durham Duke University - Perkins Library Greeneville East Carolina University, Joyner Library OH Athens Ohio University Library Cleveland Cleveland Public Library PA Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Library Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library TX Houston Rice University, Fondren Library WA Seattle University of Washington Libraries Australia Melbourne University of Melbourne - Baillieu Library Canada Montreal McGill University - Health Sciences Library Toronto University of Toronto Library Waterloo University of Waterloo Library Germany Goettingen University of Goettingen Bibliothek Turkey Ankhara The Bilkent University Library
This list was last updated on Apr. 2011.