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Dr. John Favill served as the chairman of the Middle Western States Committee on Birth Control and used his medical knowledge to campaign for access to birth control information.

Everett Russell Meves was an organizer for the New Jersey Birth Control League, living in Camden in the early 1920s.

A British, socialist doctor who worked alongside the Worker's Birth Control Group

A British was a Welsh Congregationalist minister and Labour Party politician who spoke in favor of the morality of birth control.

A British women's rights advocate.

A British child welfare activist and landscape architect.

A socialist British Politician, an Independent Labour Party leading member.

An English doctor involved in public, child, and maternal health during the 1930's.

An English politician and social activist belonging to and leading the Labour Party who was for social justice, women's rights, and world disarmament.

Bertrand Russell was a philosopher, logician, historian, among many other things who actively supported the birth control movement.

How-Martyn discusses Sanger's plans to travel to Europe and a meeting with Hung-Chung Chang about efforts in China.

A salesman/accountant turned politician. British Labour politician and Member of Parliament.

Politician who served as a Member of Parliament, and belonged to the Labour Party.

A British teacher and trade union organizer who belonged to the Labour Party and was one of the first female Members of Parliament.

An English writer and socialist who supported the birth control movement.

From the Wellcome Library site: "Carlos Blacker (1895-1975) was a key actor in a period of extraordinary social change. His papers reflect the often bitter policy disputes that took place within the Eugenics Society during his time as General…

The IPPF was founded in 1952, out of the International Committee on Planned Parenthood. Records include organizational correspondence, reports, conference proceedings. No finding aid is available. Collection was divided by IPPF Offices (President,…

The papers of Margaret Higgins Sanger (1879-1966) cover the period 1900-1966, although the major part of the collection is concentrated in the years 1928-1940. Consisting of diaries, correspondence, articles, speeches,lectures,clippings,scrapbooks,…

Birth control advocate and nurse. Sanger, a sex reform activist, fought for women's rights to use contraceptives and founded both the national and international Planned Parenthood Federations. Papers include correspondence, writings, organizational…

Amolak Ram Mehta (1894-1986) was a Western-trained public health physician who served as India's Minister of Health.

Karla Popprová-Molínková was a Czech birth control advocate, who helped form the Czechoslovakian Birth Control Society in Brno on September 7. About this time she became the Czech representative of the BCIIC.

Henry McCardie was a British barrister and justice on the High Court who was a supporter of the BCIIC. He committed suicide in 1933.

Alexandrena (Rena) Carswell Datta (1886-1978) was the Scottish wife of the Indian Principal of the Forman Christian College, Lahore, Surenda Kumar Datta. Mrs. Datta was appointed organizer of birth control services in India under the auspices of the…

British-born financial director of the confectionery company John Mackintosh & Sons, Ltd. and the chairman of the BCIIC. He was married to Gerda Sebbelov Guy.

A Danish-born anthropologist who worked with the BCIIC, helped fund the organization.

Sue Green was a British-born former headmistress of a English girls school in Constantinople who was living in France by the 1920s. She became a birth control activist after meeting Edith How-Martyn and Emilie Rieder, and worked on organizing in…

President of the Race Welfare Society of Johannesburg in 1931.

Dearmer was an English priest, best known for writing The Parson's Handbook, a liturgical manual for Anglican clergy. He was a socialist, concerned with social justice, and supported the birth control movement. He was Canon of Westminster Abbey from…

Cox was a British economist and journalist that served a term in Parliament in the 1910s. He was a birth control supporter, opposed socialism, and became friends with Margaret Sanger in 1915.

How-Martyn writes about her experiences in Beirut

How-Martyn discusses work of Berty Albrecht and Sue Green in France.

How-Martyn describes the status of birth control workers in England and suggests holding a conference in Holland in 1931 for a jubilee anniversary.

How-Martyn updates Sanger on the need for birth control in Scandinavia, a possible expansion of her world tour plans, a meeting with Indian students, a meeting with a Jamaican doctor.

Helene Stoecker was a German feminist and social reformer. She was responsible for the philosophy known as the New Ethic, which promoted equality of illegitimate children, legalization of abortion, and sexual education.

Roberto Haberman was an American socialist lawyer and left-wing activist who lived most of his life in Mexico City and Yucatán working as the head of the Foreign Language Department of the Ministry of Education. He helped introduce important…

Hornell Hart was a Professor of Sociology at Duke University from 1938 to 1957. He wrote The Enigma of Survival (1959) as well as Toward a New Philosophical Basis for Parapsychological Phenomena. He was well known for studying apparitions and astral…

W. F. Willcox was an American statistician who initiated the first statistics course at Cornell University in 1892.

Anne Kennedy worked for the American Birth Control League, and organized the San Francisco Birth Control Committee in August, 1924.

Knut Wicksell was a Swedish economist identified with the Stockholm school of thought. He proposed solutions to labor and societal issues based on Malthusian ideas about birth control, which he defended until the end of his life.

Bessie Ingham Drysdale was a British educator and Neo-Malthusian. She taught at Stockwell College before joining her husband, Charles Vickery Drysdale, working for the Malthusian League.

Margaret Sanger founded the American birth control movement and was a leader in efforts to internationalize birth control from the 1920s-1950s. She opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, worked to overturn the Comstock Act's ban…

Leonard Moore was an American, born in Beirut but trained in the United States, who returned to Syria in 1931 to work at the American University, specializing in pediatrics.

Olga Ginsburg was a Russian-born gynecologist who helped found the Women’s International Zionist Organization and had worked at the Illinois Birth Control League in Chicago in the 1920s before moving to Palestine in September, 1933.
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