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Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan Records, 1911-2007 (majority within 1940-1995)

9.75 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

The records of Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan document the history of the organization and the family planning services it has provided to Michigan residents. The records are a good source of information on the history of birth control, abortion, sex education, and women’s health issues in the state from the 1930s to the turn of the twenty first century. In addition to the Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan files, the collection includes records documenting the Planned Parenthood Association of Southwestern Michigan and Planned Parenthood of Southeast Michigan, dating from the period before these two organizations merged with Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan. Materials include board minutes and reports, correspondence, organizational handbooks and policy statements, pamphlets, newsletters, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, and videotapes.

The Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan record group covers the period of time from the founding of the organization in 1935 through 2007. The history of the organization is documented in this collection. Extensive information about the services offered by Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan can also be found in this collection. These include medical, counseling, and educational activities.


Sadye Power Papers, 1940-1979

2 linear feet

Ann Arbor, Michigan, civic leader, and officer in various cultural, educational, and population control organizations. Files relating to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Washtenaw County League for Planned Parenthood, the Merrill-Palmer Institute in Detroit, Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, the Alumnae Council of the University of Michigan, and the Ann Arbor Symphony.

Documenting her activities with various local, national, and international organizations, the Sadye Power papers have been grouped into four series: Early Activities, Educational Organizations, Planned Parenthood, and the Arts.