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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleWright, Dr Helena
Ref No8SUF/B/130
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 27
Date27 Feb 1977
Extent59:46 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biography for Dr Helena Wright
DescriptionInterview took place at Brudenell House, Quainton. Also see interview 8SUF/B/149.

Interview summary:
How she first met Eva Hubback. What she looked like. How she spoke. How the British birth control movement in the 1930s had to educate itself. Dr Wright's early career and how she got involved with the birth control movement. How Marie Stopes changed in personality and in her relationship with her husband between 1918 and 1928. Her sectarian attitudes to birth control methods. Mrs Spring-Rice at the Telford Road clinic, and how Dr W came to begin work there. How she insisted on the inclusion of Marie Stopes in the NBCA. How she was handled within the organisation, in the early 1930s. The role of doctors within the movement. Eva Hubback's organisational and fund-raising role. Her courage and effectiveness in committees. How the birth control movement shifted forward to the idea of combating sterility. Its humanitarian, rather than feminist, motivation. How the Telford Road clinic was organised. How it got its customers. Its attitude to visits from husbands. Questions of personal morality arising. The move forward to advising the unmarried. Dr W's private practice, in Weymouth St.
Related Record8SUF/B/149
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 47
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