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OH-1; T-25; M-138; A1-3

Family Planning Oral History Project. Interviews, 1973-1977: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

© 2006 President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: OH-1; T-25; M-138; A1-3
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Family Planning Oral History Project
Title: Interviews, 1973-1977
Quantity: 24 volumes, 121 audiotapes
Abstract: Tapes and transcripts of 24 oral histories of the Family Planning Oral History Project, an oral history project of the Schlesinger Library, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Project, 1974-1977.

Alternative Form Available:

Oral history transcripts have been published on microfilm as Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College. Series 3, Sexuality, Sex Education, and Reproductive Rights, by University Publications of America. Oral history transcripts are available on microfilm at the Schlesinger Library as M-138, reels A1-3. Copies of oral history transcripts are available through interlibrary loan.

Preferred citation for publication:

Interview name, date of interview. Family Planning Oral History Project. OH-1; T-25; M-138; A1-3. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


From 1973 to 1977, the Schlesinger Library carried on an oral history project, funded by two two-year grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, on the role of women in the family planning movement. All but one of the interviewees were women, and many were physicians or nurses. The project concentrated first on the birth control movement and then on abortion law reform.


Collection contains tapes and transcripts of the 24 oral histories discussing family background, education, marriage, children and careers of the interviewees.
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library. See Family Planning Oral History Project Records (MC 223).