Reminiscences of Loraine Leeson Campbell : oral history, 1974.


Reminiscences of Loraine Leeson Campbell : oral history, 1974.

Family background, education, marriage, children; thirty year campaign to legalize birth control in Massachusetts; Mothers' Health Offices; Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts; member of the Board, 1941-69, President, 1952-59, Planned Parenthood Federation of America; birth control referenda campaigns in Massachusetts; initiative petitions of 1942, 1948; defeat of proposed law and final legislative victory, 1966; impressions of Katharine Dexter McCormick, Margaret Sanger.

Transcript: 93 leaves.

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