Below are links to scholarly sites that have mounted documents (either transcriptions or digital images) written by Margaret Sanger. The Project has not proofread these documents, and is not responsible for the quality of the work. Any questions about them should be directed to the host sites.
Note that the documents on some of these sites are not necessarily the first or only version of articles or pamphlets. For full information on the various editions of Sanger's writings, see our microfilm. Google Books also may have full or limited access to Sanger authored books.
If you know of any sites not listed below, please contact the Project.
Books, Articles and Pamphlets
Family Limitation, New York: New Review, 1914 (image mounted by Harvard Open Collections). Though this is cited as 1914, we believe it to be a later version, likely the mid-1920s.
The Case for Birth Control: A Supplementary Brief and Statement of Facts (New York: Modern Art Print Co., 1917) (image mounted by Harvard Open Collections).
What Every Girl Should Know (Springfield, Ill.: United Sales Co., 1920)
What We Stand For: Principles and Aims of the American Birth Control League, Inc. (New York, 1921). (Mounted by Harvard's Open Collections)
The Pivot of Civilization. New York: Brentanos, 1922. (transcription mounted by Project Guttenberg)
Laws Concerning Birth Control in the United States (New York: National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control, 1929). (Mounted by Harvard's Open Collections)
Collections of documents:
"Birth Control" in Michigan State University's Digital Sources Center's American Radicalism section, includes:
Family Limitation, 1917 (digital image)"How Did the Debate Between Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett Shape the Movement to Legalize Birth Control?" 1999 editorial project by Melissa Doak and Rachel Brugger, posted on Alexander Street PressWomen and Social Movements in the United States, 1775-2000 website. The Alexander Street Press Woman and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 site contains the following Sanger articles, as well as some transcribed correspondence:
What Every Mother Should Know New York: Truth Publishing Co. 1921. (digital image)
What Every Girl Should Know New York: United Sales Co, 1920 (digital image)
Debate Between Margaret Sanger and Winter Russell.Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Co. 1921. (digital image)
What Every Girl Should Know. Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Co. 1922-3? (digital image).
"Hard Facts," Birth Control Review (March 1919), pp 3-4. "How Shall We Change the Law," Birth Control Review, 3 (July 1919): 8-9. "A Birth Strike To Avert World Famine," Birth Control Review, 4 (January 1920): 1. "Editorial," Birth Control Review (March 1921), pp. 1-2. "Editorial," Birth Control Review, 5 (March 1921): 3-4. "Unity!" Birth Control Review, 5 (November 1921): 3-4.
See also "How Did Margaret Sanger's 1922 Tour of Japan Help Spread the Idea of Birth Control and Inspire the Formation of a Japanese Birth Control Movement?" in Woman and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000.
There are also a number of Sanger documents included in the Alexander Street Press projects Women and Social Movements International, including an essay by Esther Katz entitled Margaret Sanger and the International Birth Control Movement