Guide to the Stanford Statement on Papal Birth Control Encyclical

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0056
Title: Stanford statement on papal birth control encyclical
Dates: 1968-1969
Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot
Summary: Petition sponsored by several Stanford scientists and signed by more than 2,600 men and women scientists from the United States, Canada, Australia and Africa, denouncing the encyclical Humanae Vitae of Pope Paul VI prohibiting birth control. Also includes correspondence of Paul Ehrlich, 1969, clippings, 1968-69, and transcript of CBS radio show ?The Pope and the Pill? August 1968.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of John Thomas, 1969, 1995.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

Stanford Statement on Papal Birth Control Encyclical (SC0056). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Description of the Collection

Petition sponsored by several Stanford scientists and signed by more than 2,600 men and women scientists from the United States, Canada, Australia and Africa, denouncing the encyclical Humanae Vitae of Pope Paul VI prohibiting birth control. Also includes correspondence of Paul Ehrlich, 1969, clippings, 1968-69, and transcript of CBS radio show ?The Pope and the Pill? August 1968.

Access Terms

Catholic Church. Pope, 1963- (Paulus VI). Humanae Vitae.
Ehrlich, Paul R.
Stanford University
Birth control--Religious aspects--Catholic Church.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Stanford Press Release, 2/4/69; letter to Archbishop McGucken with statement, 1/24/69; form letter “Dear Colleague,” 11/18/68

Box 1, Folder 2

Signature pages (includes letter by Ehrlich)

Box 1, Folder 3

Signature pages

Box 1, Folder 4

Signature pages

Box 1, Folder 5

Signature pages

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence of Paul Ehrlich, 1968-69

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence of John H. Thomas

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence re media response to encyclical (includes transcript of CBS radio show “The Pope and the Pill” August 1968)

Box 1, Folder 9

Tally

Box 1, Folder 10

Petitions, signed

Box 1, Folder 11

Petitions, signed and unsigned