Guide to the Marie Carmichael Stopes Birth Control Collection
Guide to the Marie Carmichael Stopes Birth Control Collection, ca. 1871-1967
Collection number: Mss 122Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara
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- 19 November 2003
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Series 1. Stopes Files
Subseries 1. Biographical Information
Biographical Information, ca. 1918 - 1958
Subseries 2. Correspondence
Andrew W. Barr & Co., 1939 - 1953
Barclays Bank Limited, 1938, 1952-1957
Barker, Ambrose, 1927
Bedborough, George, 1931 - 1932
Blacker, C. P., 1930
Bootle, E. A., 1925, 1938
Braby & Waller, Solicitors, 1923, 1935-1937
Burn & Berridge, Solicitors, 1935 - 1947
Gaunt, Reginald W., 1936-1938, 1946-1947
George Ham & Co., 1955 - 1958
H. K. Lewis & Co., Ltd., 1923
Haire, Norman, 1929 - 1931
Himes, Norman E., 1926 - 1927
Inland Revenue, 1938
John Bale Sons & Danielsson Ltd., 1923 - 1931
Jones, George, 1923, 1931
Lancet, 1923, 1927
Legation de Suisse en Grande-Bretagne, 1943
London Rubber Company Ltd., 1952
Methodist Church Temperance & Social Welfare Department, 1943
Midland Bank Limited, 1938
National Provincial Bank Limited, 1946 - 1960
North Kensington Women's Welfare Centre, 1928
Patent Office: Trade Marks Branch, 1930 - 1938
Putnam & Company, Ltd., 1923 - 1949
Rajaraknain, V. V., 1925
Royal Society of Medicine, 1923 - 1931
Spacie, J., 1958
Thurston, Edwards & Co., 1931 - 1958
Wickwar, William H., 1927
Society of Authors, 1929 - 1953
29 Apr. 1923 - 2 Aug. 1927, 1923 - 1927
21 June 1930 - 29 July 1938, 1930 - 1938
14 Mar. 1940 - 31 Oct. 1949, 1940 - 1949
11 May 1950 - 21 Nov. 1958, 1950 - 1958
Subseries 3. Financial Records
1931, mainly regarding book Contraception, 1931
1953, regarding Leatherhead Theatre Guild, 1953
Subseries 4. Legal Records
Application for a Patent by A. & H., in respect of "An improved contraceptive device", 1927
Buckmaster Resolution, 28 Apr. n.y.
Carpenter Case, ca. 1927 - 1930
Royal Institute of Public Health - Memorandum and Articles of Association, with amendments, n.d.
Salvation Army Trustee Company - Memorandum and Articles of Association, 1931
Stopes v. Bournes & Others, 1930 - 1932
Sutherland v. Stopes, 1935
United States v. One book entitled "Contraception" by Marie C. Stopes, 1931
Subseries 5. Survey of Biological Research
Survey of Biological Research, 1920
Subseries 6. Writings of Marie C. Stopes
A Banned Play and a Preface on the Censorship
Birth Control Today
Change of Life, in Man and Woman
Coital Interlocking: A Physiological Discovery
Contraception (Birth Control): Its Theory, History and Practice: A Manual for the Medical and Legal Professions
Typescript with corrections
Third edition, holograph revisions
The First Five Thousand
The Human Body and Its Functions
A Journal from Japan
Plays of Old Japan
Roman Catholic Methods of Birth Control
The Study of Plant Life
Truth about Venereal Disease
Letters to Editors
Plays and Films
Subseries 7. Lectures
Lectures, ca. 1923 - 1958
Series 2. CBC [The Society for Constructive Birth Control and Racial Progress]
Subseries 1. General
By-laws, list of officers and speakers, reports, resolutions, ca. 1921-1938, 1956
Caravan Clinic, 1933
CBC Branches, ca. 1939 - 1942
CBC Library, ca. 1922-1930s
Conferences on Birth Control and Sex Research, ca. 1930s
Correspondence - from Sec. Roe, 1930 - 1947
Events, 1921 - 1946
History of CBC, n.d.
Minute Book, 1921 - 1933
Minute Book, 1932 - 1943
Minute Book, 1949 - 1955
Mothers' Clinics, ca. 1938 - 1945
Prescriptions and Home Remedies, n.d.
Printed Matter, ca. 1930s
Miscellany, ca. 1920s-1930s
Subseries 2. Financial Records
Banking Records, ca. 1946 - 1958
London Rubber Company Ltd. - Invoices and Order Book, ca. 1955 - 1960
Subscriptions, ca. 1928 - 1952
Taxes, 1938, 1946
Subseries 3. Legal Records
British Monomarks Limited - Clincocap, 1933
Gregg, Helen Edith - Trust, 1954 - 1955
Legal Fees, 1933 - 1937
Trade Marks - British, ca. 1930 - 1958
Trade Marks - Foreign, ca. 1931 - 1955
Trade Marks - India, 1934 - 1947
Trade Marks - South and South West Africa, 1934 - 1958
Trust Deeds, 1933 - 1935
Wellcome, Sir Henry Solomon - Will, 1932
Series 3. NKWWC [North Kensington Women's Welfare Centre]
Subseries 1. General
Activities, ca. 1932 - 1935
Annual General Meeting, 1961
Annual Reports, 1926-1931, 1950
Architectural Drawings, 1951
British Medical Association Controversy, 1952
Case Biographies, n.d.
Clinic Workers Handbook, ca. 1950s
Executive Committee Meetings, 1960-1961, 1964
Financial Records, 1939, 1951, n.d.
Historical Notes, 1928
Minister of Health's Visit, 1955
Peel, John, ca. 1950s
Printed Organization Information, ca. 1920s-1965
Reports, Position Papers, and Memoranda, ca. 1926-1957, n.d.
Spring Rice, Margery - Miscellany, ca. 1930s-1950s
Trusts and Charities, 1950s
Subseries 2. Correspondence
Spring Rice, Margery
Agnew, Doreen, 1955 - 1961
Birth Control Investigating Committee, 1929 - 1953
Clifford Smith, N. Josephine, 1957 - 1958
Ellis, Arthur, 1927, 1951
Eugenics Society, 1930, 1953-1957
Family Planning Association, 1954, 1961-1962
Garrett, Roderick, 1950 - 1954
Hebert, Isabella, 1951 - 1958
Llewellyn Smith and Waters, 1951
Malleson, Joan, 1938 - 1954
Morgan, Nadia, 1954 - 1958
Parker, Freda, 1953 - 1958
Peel, John, 1962 - 1963
Peers, Rotha, 1951 - 1958
Pyke, Margaret, 1951-1958, 1962
Raphael, Nancy, 1951
Redding, Mary, 1950 - 1953
Scott, J. A., 1956 - 1957
Stevenson, A., 1953 - 1958
Misc. : A-G, 1927 - 1962
Misc.: H-P, 1927 - 1962
Outgoing, 1930 - 1962
Miscellany, 1927 - 1957
Subseries 3. Printed Matter
Series 4. Other Organizations
Scope and Content Note
Abortion Law Reform Association, n.d.
American Birth Control League, Inc., ca. 1920s
Birth Control International Information Centre, ca. 1930s
Birth Control Investigation Committee, ca. 1928 - 1932
Birth Control Movement Information Centre, n.d.
British National Conference on Social Work, 1953
British Social Hygiene Council, n.d.
Brook Advisory Centres, n.d.
Bureau for Contraceptive Advice, 1929
Cambridge Women's Welfare Association, 1927 - 1928
Committee for Legalising Eugenic Sterilization, ca. 1931
Committee on Maternal Health, 1924, 1927
Conference on the Giving of Information on Birth Control by Public Health Authorities, 1930
Doctors' Conference, 1928 - 1933
Edinburgh Obstetrical Society, 1947
Eugenics Society, ca. 1928 - 1959
Family Planning Association [FPA]
Meetings, 1951 - 1965
Memoranda, ca. 1940s-1950s
Printed Matter, ca. 1943 - 1966
Reports and Position Papers, 1945 - 1965
Health Promotion Ltd., n.d.
Human Betterment Foundation, 1930
Illinois Birth Control League, 1932
International Planned Parenthood Federation, ca. 1953 - 1965
International Union for the Scientific Investigation of Population Problems, ca. 1928, 1931
Kontrol Patent Outfit, n.d.
League of National Life, ca. 1920s
London Marriage Guidance Council, 1954
Manchester, Salford, & District Mothers' Clinic for Birth Control, 1931
Margaret Sanger Birth Control Headquarters, n.d.
Marie Stopes Memorial Clinic, ca. 1960s
Maternal Health Center, 1933
Modern Churchmen's Union, n.d.
Mothers' Clinics, 1955
National Birth Control Association, ca. 1930s
National Birth Control League, 1921
National Committee on Maternal Health, Inc, 1934
National Conference of Labour Women, 1933
National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship, 1926
People's Clinic for Birth Control and Social Welfare, n.d.
Planned Parenthood - World Population, ca. 1960s
Royal College of Physicians of London, 1930
Royal Institute of Public Health, n.d.
Royal Society of Health, 1956
Sex Study Circle (London) - More Light letters, 1928
Society for the Provision of Birth Control Clinics, ca. 1930-1937, 1962
Society for the Study of Fertility, n.d.
Series 5. Research Files
Scope and Content Note
Advertisements, flyers, pamphlets, and other printed ephemera
Birth Control Devices, ca. 1920s-1960s
Family Planning and Personal Hygiene, ca. 1930s-1960s
Articles by others - re birth control, contraception, eugenics, obstetrics, population, race, sterilization
Book Notes, ca. 1919-1930s
Government Documents, 1871 - 1953
Archiv fur Gynakologie, 1930
Ars Medici, 1923
Birth Control News, 1930
Birth Control Review, 1917 - 1934
Catholic Medical Guardian, 1928
Eugenics Review, 1956
Franco-British Medical Review, 1924
La Ginecologia Pratica, 1926
Journal of the Royal Sanitary Institute, 1932
Madras Birth Control Bulletin, 1931
Medical Critic and Guide, 1932
Medical Officer, 1931
Old Moore's Almanack, 1931
Trade Marks Journal, 1930 - 1933
The Yakugyo Shuho, 1935
1921-1925, 1921 - 1925
1926-1929, 1926 - 1929
1931-1932, 1931 - 1932
1932-1939, 1932 - 1939
1940-1944, 1940 - 1944
1945, 1949, 1945, 1949
1950-1954, 1956, 1959, n.d., 1950-1954, 1956, 1959, n.d.
Series 6. Miscellany
Scope and Content Note
Alphabet Cartoon Book, ca. latter 1800s
Bedborough, George - correspondence re contraception and sterilization, 1931
Crew, F. A. E. - "Sexuality and Intersexuality", 1925
Essay on Women, Prostitution and Disease, n.d.
First Caribbean Family Planning Seminar, 1967
Fuller, Edward - correspondence and articles on sex education, 1920
Gawsworth, John - notes, clippings, and other on Havelock Ellis, ca. 1930s
Holyoake, George Jacob, 1873
Carpenter, Edward - two notebooks and two printed portraits, n.d.
Graeco-Roman View of Youth - notebook, n.d.
"The Order" - notebook, n.d.
"Second Verse Book" - notebook, 1900
"Service of Initiation" - notebook, 1899
Westermarck - "Sexual Matters in Morocco", 1928
"La Main", n.d.
Moulton, H. Fletcher - "Be Fruitful and Multiply", [1945?]
Oneida Community (Oneida, NY) - notebook with essays on women, love, and sex, ca. 1900
Porter, Noel - Typescript ms, "Four Years' Psycho-Sexual History of a Young Girl, Age 10-14", ca. 1922
Prostitutes of Japan, n.d.
Richter, R. R. - "A means to prevent conception", n.d.
Roe, Humphrey, 1932
Sanger, Margaret - 1 letter (TLS), to Jane Hawthorne (Mothers Clinic), re Seventh International Birth Control Conference, 30 May 1930
Sex Education - notes, in French, n.d.
Stead, W[illiam] T. - 1 letter l (TLS) to a Mrs. Grant, re visiting him, 1906
Streetwalkers in London - 1 letter, typescript, and newspaper article, in Dutch, 1959
Telco, Paul - Typescript (carbon) of "The Birth Control Racket," with copy of an accompanying letter, 18 Aug. 1931
"To the Married of Both Sexes in Genteel Life", n.d.
Series 7. Photographs and Illustrations
Scope and Content Note
Birth Control Devices
Color slides, with captions, n.d.
Negatives - Film
Negatives - Glass, n.d.
Photos and related printed plates
CBC Wagon - b/w print, ca. 1920s-1930s
Portrait - lithograph, n.d.
Series 8. Artifacts
Subseries 1. Condoms
11 Spanish animal skin condoms
4 condoms of a papery texture, tied with pink silk. One wrapper.
5 condoms, super rose quality made from animal tissue and colored salmon pink. For use only once. One wrapper.
Condom packet, pink in color. Hand made, seamless. "Venus Brand." "Sold for the prevention of disease only."
Subseries 2. Cervical Caps
3 cervical caps, metal, portio-type. Various shapes and/or sizes.
2 cervical caps, metal, portio-type. Very springy metal with a nicked rim giving it great flexibility. One large and one small.
2 perspex caps, yellow, transparent plastic. Portio and occlusive types, the portio rimless, the occlusive rimmed.
1 occlusive cap, rubber with high simple dome and soft rim, with silk thread attached for easy removal. Instructions enclosed in which it claims the advantage over its rivals that it can be boiled for sterilization. One blue box.
2 pessaries. The "Unique" is an occlusive type, high domed rubber, soulded rim with thread attached. Instructions included along with an address from Dr. R. R. Adige.
2 occlusive caps with stiff rims and high simple domes.
1 cervical cap, high domed with soft rim.
1 occlusive cap, covered with sponge with string attached, "The Gem." 1 note in Marie Stopes' hand calling it a "commercial freak." Instructions included.
2 cervical caps. Red rubber, high domed, soft rimmed. "Racial" caps of the type used by Stopes in her clinic. One note indicating a patient was returning hers after using it for five years. One box.
Directions for a sponge-like occusator. Pink paper.
1 cervical cap. "Dutch cap", a flattened version of the cervical cap and Margaret Sanger preferred device. Forerunner of the diaphragm.
1 metal ring for holding the "Kaiser" type pessary during insertion.
Subseries 3. IUDs
3 cervical studs. One is light colored, probably bone, smaller than the other two with a slightly bulbous end. Ther other two are dark in color, made of wood, and are larger than the first.
1 cervical stud (?). Has a broad, concave base with a short, thick stem only 1/2 inch long.
Photo of the Graefenberg silver ring and the apparatus for inserting the ring. It is a long metal tube, curved at the end with a plunger of wire in the middle.
Intrauterine device: Silk loops or a stands gut tied together with a wire.
Subseries 4. Chemical Contraceptives
Ortho-Gynol. 6 tubes of ointment, 6 metal plungers, 1 box. For use around the cervix itself. A note written in the instruction leaflet in Stopes' hand reads, "Another of them? Dangerous tubes."
1 quinine pessary. Made by Caly & Abraham. Pessary is in a degenerate state. 1 red metal box.
Patentex. 1 tube and 1 box. The product that Stopes condemns as dangerous.
"Femineax Sterils". Quinine in some form of waxy base.
"Pesolettes." Vaginal tablets. Ingredients not named. Made in Germany.
Suppositol. Jar of ointment made in Germany.
3 kinds of chemical contraceptives: Sanitabs, for "security in feminine hygiene." Discretion, tablets made in Germany. Chinovagin, a tube of tablets for the treatment of vaginal disorders. 3 boxes.
3 boxes of German products: Kreuz-Ovale, Einlage-Pastillen, and Hygibe-Tabletten. 2 instruction sheets included.
2 chemical items: 1 box of waxy suppositories and an unnamed box of white tablets.
"Anti-stork" tampons. To be impregnated with chemical spermicides and placed in the vagina. Made in England. 1 box.
Subseries 5. Rhythm Calendars
"Concip-calendar" for calculating the safe period of a woman's menstrual cyle. 1 TLS to Dr. Stopes from H. Heyssur. 1 sheet of instructions.
Metal rod calendar for calculating the safe period of the menstrual cycle.
Subseries 6. Miscellany
2 boxes of Russian products. One held a syringe. The other contains six glass tubes, each holding a brown viscous liquid, with a cork at one end and a wax plug at the other.
1 round sponge. Flat, about 1/4 inch depth and 4" diameter inclosed in a cotton netting. Several notes in Dr. Stopes' hand describing the advantages of a larger, less porous sponge.
2 items. Hollow, curved glass rod, 1/4' in diameter and about 8" long. A glazed porcelain ring, about 3/4" across, hollowed in the middle.
1 brown, hollow, celluloid object. Oval in shape, about 4" long with holes at either end. Rattles slightly.
Exhibit labels for the Museum of Contraception at the Mothers' Clinic, n.d.
Series 9. Oversize
Scope and Content Note
Public notice, 17th of March, 1921