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Birth Control Committee of Schenectady, NY

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Title

Birth Control Committee of Schenectady, NY

Subject

Birth Control Committee of Schenectady, NY
Birth control--United States

Description

The Schenectady Birth Control Committee held monthly luncheon conferences and in 1924 hosted Margaret Sanger, who addressed a gathering there.

Creator

Caldecott, Ernest

Source

Caldecott, Ernest, "Birth Control Committee of Schenectady, N.Y.," in International Aspects of Birth Control, ed. Margaret Sanger, (New York: American Birth Control League, Inc., 1925) 163-164.

Publisher

American Birth Control League

Date

1925

Contributor

Collens, Jackie (created stub)
De Bel, Heather (metadata and transcription)

Rights

The American Birth Control League became Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1939. Contact Planned Parenthood for rights.

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

Article

Coverage

Schenectady, NY
Albany, NY

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BIRTH CONTROL COMMITTEE OF SCHENECTADY, N. Y.

The Schenectady Birth Control Committee was formed in June 1923, after an informal group had secured the services of Mrs. Sanger to deliver an address in the city.

For several months meetings were held at lunch time to consider what could be done in this section and it has all along been generally agreed that our proximity to Albany, the seat of the State Legislature, made us an excellent "broadcasting station." With that conviction in mind work has been largely at luncheon conferences and using some influence in Albany.

In this we think we have gained some success. A year ago Mrs. Sanger address a gathering in Schenectady which more than filled the theatre and some hundreds were turned away. We have a tolerant community, so that public meetings can be conducted without interference.

Monthly luncheons are now being resumed and it is expected that at the meeting following this conference a record attendance will listen to a report of the proceedings of these meetings, and that a mammoth public meeting will immediately follow, with commensurate results in Albany.

Respectfully submitted,
EARNEST CALDECOTT,
First Vice-President.

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