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Planned Parenthood Southeast:

A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library

Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303

October 8, 2014

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Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator:Planned Parenthood Southeast.
Title: Planned Parenthood Southeast records
Dates: Bulk, 1972-2008
Dates: 1955-2011
Quantity: 62.6 Linear feet
Abstract:Founded in 1964, Planned Parenthood Southeast provides voluntary family planning services and education. The Atlanta-based organization's records, 1955-2011 [bulk, 1972-2008], reflect its administration, projects, daily operations, and engagement with legislative issues, as well as that of its predecessors, Planned Parenthood of the Atlanta Area and Planned Parenthood of Georgia.
Identification: W084

Arrangement of Planned Parenthood Southeast Records

I. Administrative Files, 1965-2011
II. President/CEO Files, 1955-2002
III. Legislative Files, 1966-2005
IV. Office Files, 1964-2008
V. Legal, 1964-1999
VI. Campaigns and Projects, 1964-2010
VII. Media and Publicity Files, 1973-2010
VIII. Event Files, 1982-2011
IX. Training Files, 1966-2011
X. Development Files, 1940-2011
XI. Subject Files, 1940-2012
XII. Artifact and Textiles, 1974-1997
XIII. Audio-Visual Materials and Scrapbooks, 1961-2012

Scope and Contents of the Records

Planned Parenthood Southeast Records are comprised primarily of files, 1955-2011, from the office of Planned Parenthood Southeast, and its predecessors, Planned Parenthood of the Atlanta Area and Planned Parenthood of Georgia. The records are organized in 13 series, which reflect Planned Parenthood Southeast’s organization, its activities (both internal and external), as well as special formats of the records. The series are: I. Administrative Files; II. President/CEO Files; III. Legislative Files; IV. Office Files; V. Legal; VI. Campaigns and Projects; VII. Media and Publicity Files; VIII. Event Files; IX. Training Files; X. Development Files; XI. Subject Files; XII. Artifacts and Textiles; XIII. Audio-Visual Materials and Scrapbooks.

Portions of the Collection Available Online

Photographs and scrapbooks from Series XIII have been digitized and are available in the Georgia State University Library Digital Collections (at

History of Planned Parenthood Southeast

Margaret Sanger, a practicing nurse, began Planned Parenthood New York in 1916 to provide family planning services for low income and immigrant women. Decisive legislation in the 1930's legalized birth control in New York, Vermont and Connecticut, and gradually, as legislation allowed, Sanger was able to disseminate information on birth control methods through opening health clinics across the nation.

The Atlanta, Georgia affiliate of Planned Parenthood was founded in 1964 by Mrs. Herbert (Esther) Taylor. Mrs. Taylor brought together representatives of churches, professionals and businesses to organize what was then called the Planned Parenthood Association of the Atlanta Area, Inc., (PPAA) and later (in the 1980's) simply referred to as Planned Parenthood of Atlanta. At the time of PPAA's founding, Fulton County had one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the nation: statistics showed 50,000 women in greater Atlanta between the ages of 15 and 45 needed family planning services but could not afford a private physician. In 1966, the first Planned Parenthood clinic opened at the Bethlehem Community Center, and by 1974 Planned Parenthood of Atlanta was operating nine clinics throughout the Atlanta area, serving 7,000 patients a year.

In 1997, clinic outreach was further expanded when Planned Parenthood of East-Central Georgia joined with Planned Parenthood of the Atlanta Area to become Planned Parenthood of Georgia. In 2010, Planned Parenthood Georgia combined with the Alabama and Mississippi affiliates, and together they became Planned Parenthood Southeast.

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Georgia is a pro-choice advocacy organization. A separate entity from Planned Parenthood Southeast, the Action Fund's mission is to advance and defend reproductive freedom for all through fund raising for lobbyists to elect pro-choice leaders, tirelessly advocating on behalf of women, men and young people who rely on Planned Parenthood to provide reproductive choice.

Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Planned Parenthood of Atlanta.
Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc.
Planned Parenthood of the Atlanta Area.
Abortion--Law and legislation
Reproductive health services
Reproductive rights
Atlanta (Ga.)


Restrictions on Access

Access to certain files restricted as noted on the collection inventory.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Administrative Information


[item], [folder title], [series title], Planned Parenthood Southeast Records, W084, Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections and Archives Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Planned Parenthood Southeast, 2010 and 2011.

Related Material

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Georgians for Choice Records, Archives for Research on Women and Gender (W78)
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Nancy Boothe Papers, Archives for Research on Women and Gender (W079)
The Activist Women Oral History Collection includes interviews with PPSE CEO Kay Scott, and VP for External Affairs, Leola Reis. It also includes interviews with other pro-choice activists, including Elaine Alexander, Nancy Boothe, Stephanie Davis, Judith Rooks, Judith Taylor, Elaine Taylor-Klaus, and Sarah Weddington.

Separated Material

Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Periodicals
American Prospect -- "Body Politics", Fall 2001
Family Planning Perspectives Cumulative Index, Volumes 1-20, 1969-1988

Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Books & Monographs
Abortion : need, services and policies. Georgia. New York, N.Y. : Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1979
Birth control handbook / co-editors, Donna Cherniak, Allan Feingold. 5th ed., rev. Publisher: Montreal : [s.n.], (Journal Offset Inc.), 1970
Creating hope for humanity: planned parenthood: our story and vision for the future/Planned Parenthood Federation of America. New York: Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 2002
David, Henry Philip. Born Unwanted: Developmental Effects of Denied Abortion. New York : Prague: Springer Pub. Co., 1988
Hamburg, David A., Preventing Contemporary Intergroup Violence, New York, N.Y. : Carnegie Corporation, 1993 [?]
Lincoln, Richard, Frederick S. Jaffe, and Linda Ambrose. 11 Million Teenagers: What Can Be Done About the Epidemic of Adolescent Pregnancies in the United States. New York: Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1976
Maguire, Marjorie R, and Daniel C. Maguire. Abortion: A Guide to Making Ethical Choices. Washington, D.C: Catholics for a Free Choice, 1983.
Proceedings of Conference on Legal Abortion Services in Georgia, Georgia Mental Health Institute, At[l]anta, Georgia, November 4-5, 1971
The quinacrine debate and beyond : exploring the challenges of reproductive health technology development and introduction / [Amy Allina ... et al.]. Washington, DC : Reproductive Health Technologies Project, 2002
Teenage Pregnancy: The Problem That Hasn't Gone Away. New York: Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1981
What you can do about drug use in America. Rockville, MD (5600 Fishers Lane, Rockwall II, Rockville 20857) : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Office for Substance Abuse Prevention, 1991
Who Decides? The Status of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States -- NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, January 2007
Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Pamphlets
8 Arguments for Keeping Government Out of Your Family's Life (Planned Parenthood Federation of America) [Family planning--Law and legislation] 1989, F-1
8 Tips for Good Mammograms (American Cancer Society) [Breast--Cancer--Prevention] undated, B-1
25 Years of Serving the World: Investing in Women, Their Families and the Future (Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.) [Family Planning--Methods--Handbooks] 1996, F-1
1992 Pro-Choice Elections Committee Candidate Report Card, Nov. 3 General Election Edition (Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Georgia) [Elections--Georgia] undated, E-1
1993 Pro-Choice Elections Committee Candidate Report Card (Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Georgia) [Elections--Georgia] undated, E-2
1994 Pro-Choice Elections Committee Candidate Report Card July 19 Primary (Pro-Choice Elections Committee) [Elections--Georgia] undated, E-1
1994 Pro-Choice Elections Committee Candidate Report Card July 19 Primary (Pro-Choice Elections Committee) [Elections--Georgia] undated, E-1
Abortion and the Holocaust: Twisting the Language (The Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights) [Abortion--Religious aspects] 1987; 1990, A-1
Advice from Teens on buying...Condoms (Center for Population Options) [Condom use--United States] 1988, C-1
America's Best Kept Secret Emergency Contraception: An Important Option for Women (Planned Parenthood of Georgia) [Emergency contraceptives--United States] July 1999, E-1
Bible Favors Abortion (Graham Spurgeon) [Abortion--Religeous aspects] undated, A-1
Bush Administration Promises to Make Abortion Illegal...It's A Deadly Promise (Planned Parenthood of the Atlanta Area) [Abortion--Law and legislation] 1989, A-1
Child; Am I Parental Material? (Network Publications) [Family Planning--Methods--Handbooks] undated, F-1
Congressional Scorecard (Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Inc.) [Political Participation] January 1999, P-1
Countering the Radical Right: The 1994 Guide for Pro-Choice Candidates (Voters for Choice) [Political Participation] undated, P/Q-1
Dear Governor Miller... Letters from Planned Parenthoood Downtown Center Clients (Planned Parnthood of Atlanta Area) [Political Participation] 1993, P/Q-1
Emergency Contraception: Second Chance to Prevent Pregnancy (Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc.) [Contraceptives--United States] undated, C-2
Faces of Planned Parenthood: You May Know Some of Our Clients. Now, Meet Some of Our Supporters...(Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc.) [Planned Parenthhood of Georgia, Inc.] January 2005, P/Q-1
Family Planning International Assistance: Investing in Women, Families, and the Future (Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.--Global Vision Program) [Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc.] 1994, P/Q-1
Far Right: Speaking for Themselves (Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.) [Pro-life movement] September 1990, P/Q-1
Feeling Good About Growning Up (Planned Parenthood Federation of America) [Sex Education] June 1993, S-1
Get a Mammogram and Pap Test at No Charge (Breast Test and More" Partners) [Health] undated, H-1
Get a Mammogram: A Picture That Can Save Your Life, Medicare Covers Mammograms (Department of Health and Human Services Health Care Financing Administration) [Breast--Cancer--Prevention] 1995, B-1
Governor's Special Council on Family Planning (Governor's Special Council on Family Planning) [Family Planning--Methods--Handbooks] undated, F-1
Growing Up and Liking It: A Parents Guide to Early Adolescence (Personal Products) [Parenting--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc.] September 1990, P/Q-1
Having Your Period (Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.) [Reproductive health] February 1989, R-1
How to Talk With Your Child About AIDS (Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.) [HIV infections--Provention and control] April, 1988; 1990, H-1
Impact -- Public Affairs Event Supporters Making a Difference Book Reviews -- (Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc.) [Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc.] Spring 2002, P-1
Just in Case Confidential Accurate Sexuality Education, 688-9901, 24-Hour-A-Day Service (Planned Parenthood of the Atlanta Area) [Sex education--methods--United States] undated, S-1
Keeping Clean for a Healthy Attractive You! (Education Department of Planned Parenthood Association of Mohawk Valley Utica, N.Y.) [Health] January 1985, H-1
Legal Rights of Louisiana Women (NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.) [National Organization for Women--Legal Defense and Education Fund] 1972, N-1
Menopause: Another Change in Life (Planned Parenthood) [Reproductive health] December 2001, R-1
Minors' Rights to Confidential Reproductive Health Care In Georgia (Georgia Campaign for Pregnancy Prevention, G-CAPP) [Reproductive health] February 2001, R-1
Mission and Policy Statements (Planned Parenthood of America, Inc.) [Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc.] April 1998, P/Q-1
Nine Reasons Why Abortion Are Legal (Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.) [Abortion--Law and legislation] 1985; 1989, A-1
October is National Family Sexuality Education Month (Planned Parenthood Federation of America) [Sex education--methods--United States] 2004, S-1
The Older You Get, The More You Need A Mammogram (American Cancer Society) [Breast--Cancer--Prevention) undated, B-1
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Responsible Choices: Congresional Scorecard(Planned Parenthood Action Fund) [Legislation--Georgia) January 1999, L-1
PPFAct Book: A Reproductive Guide to Reproductive Health Issues and Services (Planned Parenthood of America, Inc.) [Family Planning--Methods--Handbook] June 1996, F-1
Planned Parenthood of Atlanta: Bound By A Common Philosophy (Planned Parenthood of Atlanta) [Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc.] 1990, P/Q-1
Planned Parenthood of Georgia and Planned Giving...A Responsible Choice (Planned Parenthood of Georgia) [Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc.] undated, P/Q-1
Pregnancy Information for Teens: Understanding Georgia's New Parental Notification Law (Planned Parenthood of Atlanta) [Abortion--Law and legislation] undated, A-1
Protecting Future Fertility or Why Barbara Can't Have a Baby (Planned Parenthood of Atlnata) [Sexually transmitted diseases] 1986, S-2
Questions and Answers ( Planned Parenthood Atlanta) [Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc.] circa 1993, Q/R-1
Reflections of a Catholic Theologian on Visiting an Abortion Clinic (Abortion--Religious aspects) undated, A-1
Responsible Choices Action Agenda (Planned Parenthood) [Family Planning-- Methods--Handbooks] May 1998, F-1
Responsible Choices Congressional Scorecard -- (Planned Parenthood Action Fund) [Legislation] January 1999, L-1
Sex and Disease: What You Need to Know (Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.) [Sexually transmitted diseases] June 1988, S-2
Sexual Assault is a Crime...a Crime about "Power" and "Control." Help Us to End this Violent Crime ...Now! (Georgia Network to End Sexual Assult) [Rape victims--Services for] undated, R-1
Spread the Word About mammography (National Cancer Institute) [Health], undated, H-1
Strong Families Loved and Wanted Children Personal Responsibility...We're More Than You Think! (Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc.) [Sex education--methods--United States] undated, S-1
Teensex? It's Okay to Say: No Way! (Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.) [Sex education--methods--United States] July 1989, S-1
Teenagers and AIDS: Facts About AIDS (American Red Cross) [HIV infections--prevention and control], November 1988, H-1
What Teens Want to Know...But Don't Know How to Ask (Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.) [ Sex education--methods--United States] May 1989, S-1
Thinking About Health Care Reform? Healthy Women, Healthy Families (Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.) [Reproductive Health] 1993, R-1
Understanding Georgia's Parental Notification Law for Abortion Services (Planned Parenthood of Georgia) [Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc.] undated, P/Q-1
We Affirm: National religious Organizations' Statements on Abortion Rights (religious Coalition for Abortion Rights) [Abortion--Religeous aspects] 1988, A-1
We're Getting Married--(Governor's Special Council on Family Planning) [Family Planning--Methods--Handbooks] undated, F-1
Winning with Choice: The 1994 Guide to Winning Elections with a Pro-Choice Message (Voters for Choice) [Political Participation] undated, P-1
Women in Need Fund; helps women with crisis pregnancies in need of emergency funds for an abortion [Abortion] undated, A-1
Working Toward Comprehensive Sexuality Education In All Georgia Public Schools (Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc.) [Sex Education--methods--United States] undated, S-1
A Year of Good Breast Health (American Cancer Society) [Breast--Cancer--Prevention] undated, B-1
Your First (Or Twenty-Third) Pelvic Exam (Planned Parenthood of Atlanta) [Women--Health and hygiene] 1984, W-2

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