We have transcribed the documents staying as close to the original copy text as possible, while still making the documents easily readable. Changes, amendations, and corrections to the document made by Sanger have been retained, as has most punctuation. Slips of the pen, spelling errors, and other elements that would impede word searches have been silently corrected. Any text added to the document by the editors (supplied dates, our reading of illegible or partially obscured words) is rendered in [square brackets and italics].

The Margaret Sanger Papers Project produced a two-series microfilm edition along with a printed reel guide and index:  1) the Margaret Sanger Microfilm Edition: Smith College Collections and 2) the Collected Documents Series. The microfilm was published University Publications of America.  On online edition of the Project's microfilm is available through Proquest's History Vault.

The Library of Congress' collection of Sanger's papers was microfilmed in 1977.

Source notes at the top of each transcription provides information regarding the location of the original document.  We have also included in the source note the location of each document on our microfilm edition (if the document was filmed).

The location on the microfilm is cited as follows:

LCM (Library of Congress microfilm), followed by the reel and frame number.

"S" for Smith College Collections, followed by the reel and frame number.

 "C" for Collected Documents Series).

This will also allow the user to locate the documents on the digital version of the microfilm (see the Proquest History Vault.

Please note: These transcriptions have been mounted for research purposes only and the Sanger Papers Project requests that Sanger Project URL be used when referring to any of these materials. Links may be made to our site (though we wish to be notified), but under no circumstances are the transcriptions to be copied and mounted onto another server without express permission.