Susie Daniel Kirtland Green Collection
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
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
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository
Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States