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American Birth Control League (ABCL) was an organization founded in New York City in 1921 by birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger (1879-1966). It was a national voluntary organization to promote birth control via public education, legislative reform, medical contraceptive research, and provision of services. Affiliated units were: Birth Control Review, Clinical Research Bureau, American Birth Control League Congressional Committee, American Birth Control League Speaker's Bureau, American Birth Control League Washington Office, Margaret Sanger Lecture Bureau, and local branches of the ABCL.

From the guide to the American Birth Control League records, 1917-1934., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

American Birth Control League (ABCL) was an organization founded in New York City in 1921 by birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger (1879-1966). It was a national voluntary organization to promote birth control via public education, legislative reform, medical contraceptive research, and provision of services. Affiliated units were: Birth Control Review, Clinical Research Bureau, ABCL Congressional Committee, ABCL Speaker's Bureau, ABCL Washington Office, Margaret Sanger Lecture Bureau, and local branches.

From the description of American Birth Control League records, 1917-1934 and undated (inclusive), 1921-1928 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612535521

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referencedIn Marion L. Burton Papers, 1895-1925, 1921-1925 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Abe, Isoo, 1865-1949 person
correspondedWith Albert, Ruth. person
associatedWith American birth control conference (1st : 1921 : New York) corporateBody
associatedWith American Fund for Public Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Birth control review. corporateBody
associatedWith Bocker, Dorothy. person
correspondedWith Boyd, Mary Brown Sumner. person
associatedWith Boyd, Mary Sumner. person
associatedWith Bureau of Social Hygiene. corporateBody
associatedWith Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925. person
associatedWith Clinical Research Bureau. corporateBody
associatedWith Comstock, Ada Louise. person
associatedWith Cooper, James Fryer, 1880-1931. person
associatedWith Cox, Harold. person
associatedWith Dallas, Tex. person
correspondedWith Daniel, Pauline Carvel. person
associatedWith Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. person
associatedWith Dublin, Louis Israel, 1882-1969 person
associatedWith Dunlop, Binnie, Dr. person
associatedWith Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939 person
associatedWith Family Planning Oral History Project family
associatedWith Family Planning Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Ferch, Johann, 1879-1954 person
associatedWith Fielding, William J. (William John), 1886- person
associatedWith Gamble, Clarence James, 1894- person
associatedWith Goldstein, Ferdinand. person
associatedWith Grew, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Haire, Norman, 1892-1952 person
associatedWith Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970 person
associatedWith Hanau, Stella, 1890-1972 person
associatedWith Haskovec, Ladislas. person
associatedWith Hauptmann, Gerhart, 1862-1946 person
associatedWith International Neo-Malthusian and Birth Control Conference (6th : 1925 : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Jensen, Thit, 1876-1957 person
correspondedWith Jones, Eleanor Dwight. person
correspondedWith Kennedy, Anne person
associatedWith Kennedy, Anne. person
associatedWith Knopf, Sigard Adolphus, 1857-1940 person
associatedWith Leonard, Martha. person
correspondedWith Levine, Sara. person
correspondedWith Lifshiz, Anna. person
associatedWith Little, Clarence C. (Clarence Cook), 1888-1971. person
associatedWith Lord-Heinstein, Lucile, 1903- person
associatedWith LUCILE LORD-HEINSTEIN, 1903- person
associatedWith Manes, Georg, Dr. person
associatedWith Margaret Sanger Research Bureau corporateBody
associatedWith Marion, Kitty. person
associatedWith MARY (WARE) DENNETT person
associatedWith Meyer, Adolf, 1866-1950 person
associatedWith Middle Western States Birth Control Conference (1923 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Moller, Katti Anker. person
associatedWith Palache, Alice H. person
associatedWith Pearl, Raymond, 1879-1940 person
associatedWith Planned Parenthood Center of Pittsburgh. corporateBody
associatedWith Planned Parenthood Federation of America corporateBody
correspondedWith Pokrass, Mary. person
associatedWith Porritt, Annie G. (Annie Gertrude), 1861-1932. person
associatedWith Porritt, Annie Gertrude Webb person
associatedWith Potter, Charles Francis, 1885-1962 person
associatedWith Pusey, William Allen, 1865-1940 person
correspondedWith Rowe, Clara Louise. person
associatedWith Russell, Dora. person
associatedWith Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966 person
associatedWith Schlapp, Max Gustav, 1869-1928 person
associatedWith Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948 person
correspondedWith Smith, Bertha Potter. person
associatedWith Stevens, Doris, 1892-1963 person
associatedWith Sumner, Francis Bertody, 1874-1945 person
associatedWith Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 person
associatedWith Vickery, Alice. person
associatedWith Wilcox, Jean M. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Contraception
Sex customs
Sex instruction
Birth control
Eugenics
Birth control--law and legislation
Occupation
Function

Corporate Body

Active 1929

Active 1964

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