Research

The Margaret Sanger Papers Project's primary goal is to publish material about Margaret Sanger in microfilm, book, and electronic forms. We are neither an archive nor a research libraryand we do not own any of the collections of Sanger's original papers. Moreover, as we no longer maintain an office, we do not have the facilities or staff to copy documents or undertake extensive research. We do try to respond to all queries, but if you require detailed or time-consuming research and cannot get access to our microfilm edition, we will try to direct you towards researchers who might be willing to undertake the work.

If you are interested in research your first step should be to consult secondary sources, such as the major Sanger biographies and histories of the Birth Control movement as well as pertinent writings by Margaret Sanger. Then you may want to look for more detail on our website, especially our biographical sketch and newsletter articles.

You may then want to consult one of our four printed volumes The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger. Our microfilm edition is available in many libraries in the United States and abroad. And our electronic editions, Speeches and Articles of Margaret Sanger, and an older edition covering Margaret Sanger and The Woman Rebel are available online.

When contacting the Project, we ask that you to provide your full name (not just an e-mail address) and your mailing address (which helps us to locate the nearest library that holds our microfilm edition), as well as a complete description of the project you are working on. You may contact us by e-mail at sanger.papers@nyu.edu or via standard mail at:

The Margaret Sanger Papers
Box 3090
East Hampton, NY 11937.