Susie Daniel Kirtland Green Collection

Identifier: MSS.0180

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Scope and Contents

The collection documents Green's professional life as a birth control advocate.

For more information on Susie Daniel Kirtland Green and birth control in Tennessee see article “Class, Controversy, and Contraceptives: Birth Control Advocacy in Nashville, 1932-1944” by William B. Turner in Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Fall, 1994.


  • 1932 - 1967

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The patient records series, which span 1934 to 1966 are restricted.

Biographical / Historical

Mrs. Susie Daniel Kirtland Green (1887-1967), an associate of Margaret Sanger, operated the first birth control clinic in Tennessee at 2204 21st Avenue, South, Nashville, Tennessee, from 1932 to about 1941. In 1941 she began to sell Fem-A-Gyn contraceptive suppositories, which she developed from a recipe that Margaret Sanger included in her “Family Limitation” pamphlet. She and her daughter, Ruth H. Mocker continued a modestly successful mail order business until 1970.


1.68 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Susie Daniel Kirtland Green Collection was deposited in Special Collections by her daughter Ruth H. Mocker.

Finding Aid for the Susie Daniel Kirtland Green Collection
2002 Summer
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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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