Documents on Other Sites
Below are links to scholarly sites that have mounted documents (either transcriptions or digital images) written by Margaret Sanger. The Project has not proofread these documents, and is not responsible for the quality of the work. Any questions about them should be directed to the host sites. Note that the documents on some of these sites are not necessarily the first or only version of articles or pamphlets. For full information on the various editions of Sanger's writings, see our microfilm . Google Books also may have full or limited access to Sanger authored books.
Books, Articles and Pamphlets
For a complete list of Sanger's writings, which are indexed by title in the Margaret Sanger Papers Microfilm Edition, see Speeches and Articles of Margaret Sanger, 1911-1959. See also the online version of our microfilm edition on Proquest.
Family Limitation, New York: New Review, 1914 (image mounted by Harvard Open Collections). Though this is cited as 1914, we believe it to be a later version, likely the mid-1920s. The Case for Birth Control: A Supplementary Brief and Statement of Facts (New York: Modern Art Print Co., 1917) (image mounted by Harvard Open Collections). What Every Girl Should Know (Springfield, Ill.: United Sales Co., 1920). Also available in various languages. See <a at Archives.net What Every Mother Should Know What We Stand For: Principles and Aims of the American Birth Control League, Inc. (New York, 1921). (Mounted by Harvard’s Open Collections) The Pivot of Civilization. New York: Brentanos, 1922. (transcription mounted by Project Guttenberg) Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos, 1920 (transcription mounted by Bartelby.com) Woman, Morality, and Birth Control, 1922. Extract from Motherhood in Bondage New York: Brentanos, 1928. (transcription mounted by History Matters) "The Civilizing Force of Birth Control" in V. F. Calverton and S.D. Schmalhausen, eds. Sex in Civilization. New York: Garden City, 1929 (transcription mounted by History Matters). Laws Concerning Birth Control in the United States (New York: National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control, 1929). (Mounted by Harvard’s Open Collections)
Collections of Documents:
- Family Limitation, 1917 (digital image)
- What Every Mother Should Know, New York: Truth Publishing Co. 1921. (digital image)
- What Every Girl Should Know New York, United Sales Co, 1920 (digital image)
- Debate Between Margaret Sanger and Winter Russell.Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius
- Co. 1921. (digital image)
- What Every Girl Should Know.</i> Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Co. 1922-3? (digital image).
The Hathi Trust includes:
- Birth Control Review, Vols 6-7, 1923; also vols 1-24
- Debate on Birth Control:Sanger vs. Winter Russell, 1921
- Dutch Methods of Birh Control, 1915
- Magnetation Methods of Birth Control, 1915
- Birth Control :hearings before the United States House Committee on the Judiciary, Seventy-Third Congress, second session, on Jan. 18, 19, 1934.
- Birth Control (H.R. 11082) Hearings Before House Ways and Means Committee, 72nd Congress, May 19-20, 1932
To see "How Did the Debate Between Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett Shape the Movement to Legalize Birth Control?", 1999 editorial project by Melissa Doak and Rachel Brugger, see Alexander Street Press, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1775-2000 website. The Alexander Street Press Woman and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 site contains the following Sanger articles, as well as some transcribed correspondence:
- "Hard Facts," Birth Control Review (March 1919), pp 3-4.
- "How Shall We Change the Law," Birth Control Review, 3 (July 1919): 8-9.
- "A Birth Strike To Avert World Famine," Birth Control Review, 4 (January 1920): 1.
- "Editorial," Birth Control Review (March 1921), pp. 1-2.
- "Editorial," Birth Control Review, 5 (March 1921): 3-4.
- "Unity!" Birth Control Review, 5 (November 1921): 3-4.
See also “How Did Margaret Sanger’s 1922 Tour of Japan Help Spread the Idea of Birth Control and Inspire the Formation of a Japanese Birth Control Movement?” in Woman and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000. Also see essay by Esther Katz entitled Margaret Sanger and the International Birth Control Movement.