Query From Ann Colbert firstname.lastname@example.org 15 Nov 1996
I have nothing to offer in the way of information about birth control in the U.S. during the 1920s, but I am curious if anyone knows about the possible relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and the birth control movement. Thanks.
>From Elisabeth Perry email@example.com 18 Nov 1996
As an officer of the Women's City Club of New York in the latter half of the 1920s, ER spearheaded programs on birth control and received some national publicity for her public support of open dissemination of birth control information. I mention this in my "Training fro Public Life: Eleanor Roosevelt and Women's Political Networks in New York in the 1920s", J. Hoff-Wilson and M. Lightman, eds. _Without Precedent: The Life and Career of Eleanor Roosevelt_(Indiana, 1984):28-45.
>From Allida Black firstname.lastname@example.org 18 Nov 1996
Record is sketchy on paper--but ER had a close relationship with Mary Lasker and was a financial supporter of planned parenthood. The Mary Lasker interview in the FDR library gives some information on this--but ER was not a consistently public advocate for this--more behind the scenes and her views change as she ages.
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