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COLLECTION Identifier: B-20

Records of the Birth Control League of Massachusetts, 1916-1934

Overview

Correspondence, articles, state statutes, etc., of the Birth Control League of Massachusetts, an organization that disseminated birth control information in Massachusetts.

Dates

  • 1916-1934

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Birth Control League of Massachusetts as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

.42 linear feet (1 file box)

Correspondence, articles, and state statutes concern the early legal difficulties of the League. Correspondents include Blanche (Ames) Ames and Margaret Sanger.

HISTORY

The Birth Control League of Massachusetts was established in 1916 to disseminate birth control information in Massachusetts.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 167

Gift of Mrs. Walter B. Cannon, 20 Prescott St., Cambridge, Massachusetts. Received July 13, 1960.

Title
Birth Control League of Massachusetts. Records of the Birth Control League of Massachusetts, 1916-1934: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
und
EAD ID
sch00453

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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