Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) was the principal founder and lifelong leader of the American and the international birth control movements. Her vast collection of papers, filmed in two series, reveals a complex portrait of the personal and public lives of one of the 20th century_s most influential and controversial figures. The Margaret Sanger Papers microfilm edition covers every aspect of the birth control movement, including the movement_s changing ideologies, its campaign for legitimacy, and its internal conflicts and organizational growth. The edition also provides significant insight on the history of changing attitudes towards women_s roles and sexuality, and has significant research value to the fields of women_s history, social and intellectual history, medicine and public health, religion, and world economic development, among others.
This series of Margaret Sanger papers consists of documents gathered from various archives and private collections around the world. Until now, these scattered documents were inaccessible to most researchers.