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Marie Stopes collection

Media Type: 
Textual record
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
GA 84
STEM Field: 
File 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. Included as Section 7 are the research notes compiled by Stopes' biographer, Ruth Hall. These notes were presented to the Library by Dr. John Griffin, who had received them from Hall.
Biography/Administrative History: 
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.'
47 cm of textual records
Hosting Institution: 
University of Waterloo
Collection Contact:
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