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Marie Stopes collection.
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- Stopes, Marie
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47 cm of textual records
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Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1880 and died there in 1958. Educated in Edinburgh, London and graduated with her Ph.D. from Munich, she was the first woman appointed to the science staff at the University of Manchester in 1904. Jointly with her husband H.V. Roe she founded the Mother's Clinic for Constructive Birth Control in 1921. It was the first birth control clinic in the world. She also published two books, "Married Love" and "Wise Parenthood: a Book for Married People."
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Collection consists of materials relating to the personal and professional life of Marie Stopes as well as to the history of birth control. Includes biographical materials, articles and ephemera related to birth control, correspondence, and ms. drafts of a biography of Stopes by Ruth Hall.
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Purchased by SSHRC grant in 1986.
Arranged in series as follows:
1. Biographical and Correspondence
2. Birth Control
3. Passionate Crusader: The Life of Marie Stopes
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A 400 item book collection accompanies these archival materials.
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Added to database by Jessica Blackwell, 2015.