Sue Daniel Kirtland Green Collection
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Mrs. Sue 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.
The collection documents her professional life as a birth control advocate.
The Sue Daniel Kirtland Green Collection was deposited in Special Collections by her daughter Ruth H. Mocker.
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.
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