The Margaret Sanger Papers

The Margaret Sanger Papers is a historical editing project located in the Department of History at New York University.  The Project has completed work on an 101-reel microfilm collection of Sanger’s papers, divided in two series (Smith College Collections - 83 reels and the Collected Documents Series -18 reels). The Project is currently working on Volume 4 of the Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, a four-volume print edition that highlights the top one percent of the material on microfilm. The Project is also working on a digital edition of Speeches and Articles of Margaret Sanger, 1911-1959, which highlights Sanger’s public presentations on birth control and other topics.

The Sanger Papers participation in Editors Notes focused on adding research from Volume 1: The Woman Rebel, 1900-1928, on topics that overlapped with the other participating editing projects, as well as testing out Editors’ Notes as a tool for its current research, much of which centered on Sanger’s interaction with the birth control movement in India from the 1920s-1950s. The notes included are the raw materials from which the Project drafts its chapter opening essays,headnotes, and annotation.

The Project’s editor is Esther Katz; associate editors are Cathy Moran Hajo and Peter C. Engelman.

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