Documents on Other Sites

Below are links to scholarly sites that have mounted documents (either transcriptions or digital images) written by Margaret Sanger. The Project has not proofread these documents, and is not responsible for the quality of the work. Any questions about them should be directed to the host sites. Note that the documents on some of these sites are not necessarily the first or only version of articles or pamphlets. For full information on the various editions of Sanger's writings, see our microfilm edition. Google Books also may have full or limited access to Sanger authored books.

Books, Articles and Pamphlets

For a complete list of Sanger's writings indexes to  the Margaret Sanger Papers Microfilm Edition and index to Sanger's Writing at the Library of Congress. See also the online version of our microfilm edition on Proquest.

"No Gods, No Masters," The Woman Rebel, Mar. 1914 (transcription mounted by History Matters.)

Family Limitation, New York: New Review, 1914 (image mounted by Harvard Open Collections). Though this is cited as 1914, we believe it to be a later version, likely the mid-1920s. 

The Case for Birth Control: A Supplementary Brief and Statement of Facts (New York: Modern Art Print Co., 1917) (image mounted by Harvard Open Collections).

What Every Girl Should Know (Springfield, Ill.: United Sales Co., 1920). Available in various languages. 

See at What Every Mother Should Know and What We Stand For: Principles and Aims of the American Birth Control League, Inc. (New York, 1921). 

The Pivot of Civilization. New York: Brentanos, 1922. (transcription mounted by Project Guttenberg)

Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos, 1920.

Woman, Morality, and Birth Control, 1922.

"I am Almost a Prisoner:" Women Plead for Contraception," Extract from Motherhood in Bondage. New York: Brentanos, 1928. (transcription mounted by History Matters)

"The Civilizing Force of Birth Control" in V. F. Calverton and S.D. Schmalhausen, eds. Sex in Civilization. New York: Garden City, 1929 (transcription mounted by History Matters).

Laws Concerning Birth Control in the United States (New York: National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control, 1929). (Mounted by Harvard’s Open Collections).

Collections of Documents
"Birth Control" in Michigan State University’s Digital Sources Center, includes:

Family Limitation, 1917 (digital image)

What Every Mother Should Know, New York: Truth     Publishing Co. 1921. (digital image)

What Every Girl Should Know New York, United Sales Co, 1920 (digital image)

Debate Between Margaret Sanger and Winter Russell.Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Co. 1921. (digital image)

What Every Girl Should Know. Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Co. 1922-3? (digital image).

The Hathi Trust includes:

Birth Control Review, Vols 6-7, 1923; also vols 1-24

Debate on Birth Control:Sanger vs. Winter Russell, 1921

Dutch Methods of Birh Control, 1915

Magnetation Methods of Birth Control, 1915

Birth Control :hearings before the United States House Committee on the Judiciary, Seventy-Third Congress, second session, on Jan. 18, 19, 1934.

Birth Control (H.R. 11082) Hearings Before House Ways and Means Committee, 72nd Congress, May 19-20, 1932

Alexander Street Press, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1775-2000 website.

"How Did the Debate Between Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett Shape the Movement to Legalize Birth Control?", editorial project by Melissa Doak and Rachel Brugger. (Alexander Street Press, 1999)

How Did Margaret Sanger's 1922 Tour of Japan Help Spread the Idea of Birth Control and Inspire the Formation of a Japanese Birth Control Movement?   Documents selected and interpreted by Esther Katz, Peter C. Engelman, Cathy Moran Hajo, and Rui Kohiyama. Translations by Kazuhiro Oharazeki.. (Alexander Street Press, 2011)

Alexander Street Press, Woman and Social Movements International, 1840-present

Sanger Documents