VCU Libraries Gallery

Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood

Woman and the New Race

HQ 766 .S35 1920

When Joye Hummel needed to understand the idea behind Wonder Woman, Olive Byrne gave her a copy of her aunt Margaret Sanger's Woman and the New Race

Special Collections and Archives has a copy of Sanger's Woman and the New Race (which includes an interesting insert), Peter Bagge's graphic novel Woman Rebel, and other titles related to the debates over contraception: was it right? was it legal? was speaking of it obscene? could it be sent through the mail?

We also hold The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood Records, 1935-2004 (M 333) which contains letters and pamphlets related to the legalization of contraception in Virginia and the nation.