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COLLECTION Identifier: 2018-M165--2018-M195: CD 117: DVD-145

William Green collection on Depo-Provera, 1959-2017


Materials on Depo-Provera, an injectable contraceptive, collected by William Green.


  • Creation: 1959-2017

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research with the exception of carton 13, which contains personally identifiable medical information and is closed until January 1, 2063. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by William Green is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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.


11.63 linear feet ((11 cartons, 1 + 1/2 file boxes) plus 8 CDs, 2 DVDs)

Collection includes Green's research materials (such as articles, case studies, court documents, etc.) compiled during the course of writing his book.

Inventory was created by Green. Most material is in file folders. Those items stored in binders are described as such.


William Green was a professor of government at Morehead State University in Kentucky. In 2017 he published Contraceptive Risk: The FDA, Depo-Provera, and the Politics of Experimental Medicine, a study of an injectable hormonal birth control method that was tested on women in the mid-1960s without their consent until it was FDA-approved in 1992, and was never FDA-approved for chemical castration for male sex offenders.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 2018-M165, 2018-M195

The William Green collection on Depo-Provera was given to the Schlesinger Library by William Green in October and November 2018.

Processing Information

Container List: November 2018

By: William Green

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This container list provides a basic inventory and description of the William Green collection. More extensive processing work may be undertaken in the future.

Green, William, 1950-. William Green collection on Depo-Provera, 1959-2017: A Container List
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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