Rose, Florence

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Public relations specialist; Executive secretary; Director, Meals for Millions; Birth control activist; Lobbyist.

Born 1903; attended Hunter College and Columbia University. From 1923 to 1929, she worked in secretarial/sales for Larabee Flour Mills Corp.; was administrative assistant to New York Citizens' Street Traffic Committee, 1929-1930, and she was Margaret Sanger's personal secretary and administrative assistant from 1930 to 1943. In addition, she did public relations work for the National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control, 1930-1937; the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau Education Department, 1937-1939; and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 1939 to 1943, including the National Negro Education Program and the National Clergyman's Advisory Council. In 1944 she was research assistant to Ethyl Clyde and was employed at Holland-Rantos Co., a contraceptives manufacturer. She worked for Pearl Buck's East-West Foundation from 1946-1965, and co-directed Meals for Millions, which promoted improved nutrition in underdeveloped countries. Florence Rose suffered from depression during much of her adult life and in 1969 she committed suicide.

From the description of Papers, 1832-1970 bulk 1920-1969. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 49343475

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referencedIn Meals for Millions Foundation. Records, 1946-1967. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966. Margaret Sanger papers, 1900-1966 (bulk 1928-1940). Library of Congress
referencedIn Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966. Papers 1761-1995. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts Records MS 359., 1859-2002, 1916-1960 Sophia Smith Collection
creatorOf Hepburn, Ethel Remington. Ethel Remington Hepburn papers, 1933-1941. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Welles mss., 1930-1950, (Bulk 1936-1947) Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Margaret Sanger Papers MS 138., 1761-1995, 1900-1966 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Wile, Ira S. (Ira Solomon), 1877-1943. Papers, 1915-1942. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Rose, Florence. Papers, 1832-1970 bulk 1920-1969. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts records, 1859-2002 (ongoing) (bulk 1916-1960). Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Margaret Sanger Papers, 1900-1966, (bulk 1928-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Meals for Millions Foundation Records, 1946-1967 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Ethel Remington Hepburn papers, 1933-1941. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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associatedWith Beard, Mary Ritter, 1876-1958. person
associatedWith Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973. person
associatedWith Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. person
associatedWith Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939. person
associatedWith Ernst, Morris Leopold, 1888-1976. person
associatedWith Gamble, Clarence James, 1894- person
associatedWith Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935. person
associatedWith Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940. person
associatedWith Hepburn, Ethel Remington. person
associatedWith Hepburn, Ethel Remington. person
associatedWith Lader, Lawrence. person
associatedWith Maazel, Lorin, 1930- person
associatedWith Meals for Millions Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Planned Parenthood Federation of America corporateBody
associatedWith Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts corporateBody
associatedWith Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. person
associatedWith Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966 person
associatedWith Scott, Michael, 1907-1983. person
associatedWith Skala, Lilia. person
associatedWith Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 person
associatedWith Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. person
correspondedWith Wile, Ira S. (Ira Solomon), 1877-1943. person
associatedWith World Center for Women's Archives, Inc. (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
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Birth control--History--20th century--Sources
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--History--20th century--Sources
Abortion--History--20th century--Sources
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Sources
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