Family Planning Oral History Project Records, 1909-1984


Family Planning Oral History Project Records, 1909-1984

Research materials collected by the interviewers of the Family Planning Oral History Project, an oral history project of the Schlesinger Library.

.83 linear ft.; (2 file boxes, 1 audiotape)

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United States. Children's Bureau (corporateBody)

The Children's Bureau was formally created in 1912 when President William Howard Taft signed into law a bill creating the new federal government organization. The stated purpose of the new Bureau was to investigate and report "upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people." The signing of this law culminated a grass-roots process started in 1903 by two early social reformers, Lillian Wald, of New York's Henry Street Settlement House, and...

Campbell, Loraine Leeson, 1905-1982 (person)

Campbell was brought up in Boston, Mass., and attended the Winsor School. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar in 1928 and returned home to help raise her brother and sister. She was active in Planned Parenthood, especially in lobbying for legislation to make birth control information and legal abortions available to all women. From the description of Papers, 1922-1982 (inclusive), 1922-1928 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007538 ...

Eliot, Martha M. (Martha May), 1891-1978 (person)

Martha May Eliot (April 7, 1891 – February 14, 1978), was a foremost pediatrician and specialist in public health, an assistant director for WHO, and an architect of New Deal and postwar programs for maternal and child health. Her first important research, community studies of rickets in New Haven, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico, explored issues at the heart of social medicine. Together with Edwards A. Park, her research established that public health measures (dietary supplementation with vitamin...

Mudd, Emily H. (Emily Hartshorne), 1898-1998 (person)

Emily Borie (Hartshorne) Mudd (EHM), marriage counselor, advocate of family planning, researcher, and educator, was born in Merion, Penn., on September 6, 1898, the daughter of Edward Yarnall and suffragist Clementina (Rhodes) Hartshorne. After entering Vassar College in 1917, she worked in the Woman's Land Army and enlisted in the nursing corps of the U.S. Army rather than return to college. A bout of typhoid interfered with her plans to become a nurse or to attend any college that...

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (person)

Birth control advocacy organization. From the description of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts records, 1859-2002 (ongoing) (bulk 1916-1960). (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 465473771 The League is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose goal is to educate the public about the medical, social, and economic aspects of parenthood. From the description of Records, 1946-1948 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007852 ...

Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 (person)

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January 26, 1979) was an American businessman and politician who served as the 41st vice president of the United States from 1974 to 1977, and previously as the 49th governor of New York from 1959 to 1973. He also served as assistant secretary of State for American Republic Affairs for Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (1944–1945) as well as under secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1954....

Griswold, Estelle T., 1900- (person)

Blair, Beatrice, 1929- (person)

Carmen, Arlene, 1936- (person)

Myers, Lonny, 1922- (person)

Physician, social activist. From the description of Reminiscences of Lonny Myers (Caroline Rulon) and Sharon Wang : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122608925 Lonny Myers (b. 1922) was a doctor, sexologist, activist, and author committed to issues of sexuality, reproduction, and gender. From the description of Lonny Myers papers, 1903-1988. (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 59713051...

Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut (corporateBody)

Population Council. (corporateBody)

The Population Council was founded by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in 1952 and is an independent non-profit organization. It is international in the composition of its Board of Trustees and its staff, as well as in the nature and extent of its activities. The Council has helped raise the issue of population growth to global attention, and has helped further understanding of the relationship between fertility, popultion growth and socio-economic development. From the description of Archive...

Marcus, Sarah, 1894- (person)

Physician. From the description of Reminiscences of Sarah Marcus : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131549 ...

Maternal and Child Health Demonstration Project (corporateBody)

Margaret Sanger Research Bureau (corporateBody)

The Margaret Sanger Research Bureau (MSRB) began as the Clinical Research Bureau in 1923, operating under the direction of the American Birth Control League (ABCL). In 1928, Sanger resigned as president of the ABCL and assumed full control of the clinic, renaming it the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau (BCCRB). The BCCRB reunited with the ABCL in a 1939 merger that created the Birth Control Federation of America (renamed Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) in 1942), but the cli...

Mudd, Stuart, 1893- (person)

Medical researcher, educator and author; faculty, School of Medicine, U. of Pennsylvania, (1925-1959); chairman, Department of Bacteriology, (1931-1951); chairman, Department of Microbiology, (1951-1959); had a significant role in developing the freeze-drying process of preserving blood plasma. From the description of Articles, 1939-1960. (University of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122543515 ...

Reed, James Wesley, 1944- (person)

Tsuei, Julia (person)

Chesler, Ellen (person)

Tietze, Christopher, 1908- (person)

Cook, Constance Anne (person)

New York State Assemblywoman, Cornell University vice president. From the description of Constance Cook interviews, 1976, 1992. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936003 State Assemblywoman. From the description of Reminiscences of Constance Cook : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481266 ...

Maginnis, Patricia, ca. 1930 (person)

Clothier, Florence, 1903- (person)

Phelan, Lana Clarke (person)

Maternity Center Association (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Gamble, Clarence James, 1894- (person)

Gamble (1894-1966) (Harvard, M.D. 1920) became involved in the birth control movement in 1929 when he helped to establish the Maternal Health Clinic and Committee in Cincinnati and became associated with a Philadelphia clinic. In 1933 he chaired the board of Philadelphia Maternal Health Centers, and began a term as president of the Pennsylvania Birth Control Federation. He later served in an executive capacity with the Birth Control Federation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. He pro...

National Abortion Rights Action League (corporateBody)

NARAL is a national lobbying and membership organization which was devoted to obtaining, and later to maintaining, the availability of safe, legal abortions. The initials stood for the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws from the organization's founding in 1969 until 1973, when the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade made abortion legal. From the guide to the [Videotape collection] [videorecording], 1977-1992, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute) A n...

Arnold, Elizabeth, -1983 (person)

Satterthwaite, Adeline (person)

Planned parenthood federation of America (corporateBody)

In 1921 Margaret Sanger founded the national lobbying organization, American Birth Control League (ABCL) which in 1942 became Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). Between 1921 and 1942 the organization underwent two transformations. In 1923 Sanger opened the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau (BCCRB) for the purposes of dispensing contraceptives under the supervision of licensed physicians and studying their effectiveness. The ABCL provided institutional backing for ...

Taussig, Helen B. (Helen Brooke), 1898-1986 (person)

Cardiologist. From the description of Reminiscences of Helen Brooke Taussig : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122587345 Dr. Taussig, a pioneer in the field of pediatric cardiology, became a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1930 and retired from active teaching in 1969. She received the Gold Heart Award of the American Heart Association in 1963 and was the first woman to be the Association's president. F...

Hutchins, Louise, 1911- (person)