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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleRaphael, Mrs Nancy
Ref No8SUF/B/177
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 36
Date7 Feb 1978
Extent96:56 mins
DescriptionInterview took place at 45A Sloane Street, London SW1X 9LU.

Interview summary:
How she got involved in the birth control movement in the 1930s, working with Bloomsberries in the Islington clinic. The Denman/Pyke partnership in the FPA. Mrs R's background of Jewish social work. What the Islington clinic was like. Motives for middle-class activism there. Mrs R's early life. Birth-control donations from Sunday cinemas. Role of the husbands. Mrs R's increasing interest in the psycho-sexual aspects of the work. Margaret Pyke as chairman of the FPA. Josephine Clifford-Smith, Michael Balint, and the early history of the Institute for Psycho-Sexual Medicine. Impact of birth control work on Mrs R's life. Margery Spring-Rice's personality and achievement. Relationship between FPA and abortion law reform.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 69
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