Beatrice Kabler Papers, 1966-1982

Summary Information

Title: Beatrice Kabler Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1966-1982

  • Kabler, Beatrice, 1928-
Call Number: Mss 705

Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers, mainly 1967-1972, of Beatrice Kabler, a Madison, Wisconsin housewife and Republican politician who was a founder and chairman of Wisconsin Citizens for Family Planning, a statewide organization formed in 1966 to revise Wisconsin's restrictive birth control law. The papers, which comprise her files as an officer and lobbyist for that organization, consist of correspondence of Kabler and Marylu Raushenbush, another founder and officer of WCFP; minutes; mailings and informational material issued by WCFP; an extensive reference file concerning family planning, abortion, pregnancy, and related topics; drafts of legislation, public statements, and other material relating to lobbying; information pertaining to the position of Wisconsin Protestant and Catholic churches on the issue; and xeroxed clippings concerning birth control in Wisconsin. Prominent correspondents include Gene Boyer, Kathryn Clarenbach, Alan F. Guttmacher, Robert Kastenmeier, and Gaylord Nelson.

Language: English

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