Gamble, Sarah Merry Bradley, 1898-1984.

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Sarah Gamble and her husband, Clarence James Gamble (1894-1966) were active in the birth control movement in the U.S. and internationally. Sarah attended Radcliffe College and Simmons School of Social Work, was a volunteer driver during WWI, and helped found the Green Mountain Camp in Vermont before her marriage in 1924. Clarence, a grandson of the co-founder of Procter and Gamble (Princeton, 1914; Harvard Medical School, M.D. 1920), founded a Maternal Health Clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1929, taught at the Harvard Medical School, and was a researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health. Beginning in 1952, the Gambles traveled around the world, working with doctors and social workers to set up family planning clinics. In 1957 they founded the Pathfinder Fund to promote and support this work. Sarah was also active in community service organizations, and civil rights, and wrote poems and children's stories with religious messages. The Gambles had five children.

From the description of Papers, 1810-1984 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006817

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referencedIn Mudd, Emily Hartshorne, 1898-. Papers: Series IV-VI, 1927-1990 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1873-1990 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn McKinnon, Edna Rankin, b. 1893. Papers, 1893-1978 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Bradley family. Papers, 1813-1957 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Gamble, Sarah Merry Bradley, 1898-1984. Papers, 1810-1984 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1813-1957 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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associatedWith Boston Center for Adult Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Bradley family. family
associatedWith Bradley family. family
associatedWith BRADLEY FAMILY family
associatedWith Bradley, Richards Merry, 1861-1943. person
associatedWith Brattleboro Mutual Aid Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Breed, Lorena M. person
associatedWith Dummer family. family
associatedWith Emily Borie (Hartshorne) Mudd person
associatedWith Experiment in International Living. corporateBody
associatedWith Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Fisher, Welthy Honsinger, 1879-1980. person
associatedWith Gamble, Clarence James, 1894- person
associatedWith Gamble family. family
associatedWith Green Mountain Camp for Girls. corporateBody
associatedWith Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975. person
associatedWith McKinnon, Edna Rankin, b. 1893. person
associatedWith Mudd, Emily Hartshorne, 1898- person
associatedWith Mudd, Stuart, 1893- person
associatedWith Northfield League, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Pathfinder Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. corporateBody
associatedWith Procter & Gamble Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Radcliffe College corporateBody
associatedWith Roots, Margaret F, 1895-1971. person
associatedWith Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966. person
associatedWith Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith Special Aid Society for American Preparedness. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas Thompson Trust. corporateBody
associatedWith Winsor School. corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Municipal League of Boston. corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Travel Club. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Developing countries
Boston (Mass.)
Women in community organization
Voyages around the world
Birth control clinics
Maternal health services
Civil rights
Birth control
World War, 1939-1945
International cooperation
World War, 1914-1918--Women
Family records
Medical education


Birth 1898

Death 1984

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