Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood
Records, 1940-1999

SC19522

Quantity: 17 boxes (12.5 cubic feet)
Access: Research use of these records requires approval from the executive director of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood.
Acquisition: Transferred to the New York State Library, February 1990 with accretions in December 1994 and February 2008
Processed By: Honor Conklin, Archivist, Manuscripts and Special Collections, August 1990 (Boxes 1-9). Boxes 10-14 (December 1994 accretion) are partially processed; Boxes 15-17 (February 2008 accretion) are unprocessed.

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Historical Note:

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Inc. (UHPP) began in 1934 as a family planning clinic in the Mother's Health Center offices of Dr. Frances E. Vosburgh, and was sponsored by the Albany Birth Control Committee. In 1938 the name was changed to the Albany Maternal Guidance Association and installed with a rotating board. In 1942 UHPP removed to 20 Trinity Place, Albany, New York, and, under pressure by local Catholic leaders, severed its association from Albany Hospital and Trinity Institute. The name of the organization was again changed in 1947 to Planned Parenthood Association of Albany, moving to its present location on Lark Street in 1964. As social mores and legislation changed, the services were expanded to include single women and minors, making it necessary to open branch clinics in outlying towns and counties.

UHPP provides counseling, referrals, and examinations for contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer prevention and infertility as well as for psycho-social concerns. The organization disseminates information on family planning through publications, a library and a speaker's bureau.

Scope and Content Note:

The records document the activities of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood primarily for the 1960s and 1970s, with some documents and correspondence on the history of the organization. The contents of the folders remain intact as created by UHPP. Patient files are not included in this collection.

The Administrative series includes board members’ manuals, bylaws, policies, and recertification application and certificate. There are folders on individual committees reflecting the administration and services offered by the organization including bylaws, the clinic, family planning task force, education, facilities, finance, medical advisory, personnel and long range planning.

The Correspondence series covers the years 1974 to 1979 including endorsements for 1975 to 1984. Additional correspondence can be found throughout the collection.

The Financial Records series includes preliminary reports and correspondence along with final financial statements for the organization and affiliates. In addition, there are documents on fund raising campaigns for 1968 through 1979.

The History series is a composite of written statements by volunteers, documents, correspondence, and news clippings covering the early years primarily, with drafts for the 50th anniversary in 1984.

In the Library series there is a single folder on the operation and procedures for UHPP’s library.

The Meetings series consists of annual meeting reports and board meeting agendas and minutes, both preliminary and final, for the 1960s and 1970s.

The Newsletters series consists of samples of four newsletter titles published consecutively by the organization from 1971 to 1984.

The Organizations series includes material on related organizations, family planning, the public affairs office and Capital Area Family Resources, Inc. (CAFRI), for the 1970s.

The Printed Material series includes clippings from newspapers for 1942 and for 1962 to 1979.

The Programs and Services series highlights some of the concerns of the organization such as abortion referrals, adult education, minors’ rights, and comprehensive family planning services, (clinic), with accompanying clinic statistics.

Container List

Box Folder Description
  Series 1: Administrative
1 1 [General Information]
1 2 Board Members’ Manual, 1963-1964
1 3 Board Members’ Manual, 1968
1 4 Bylaws, 1969-1979
1 5 Policies, 1970-1974
1 6 Recertification, 1962-1977
  Series 2: Committees
1 7 Bylaws, n.d.
1 8 Clinic, 1970-1972
1 9 Coalition for Family Planning Task Force, 1971-1977
1 10 Coalition for Family Planning Task Force, 1975-1976
1 11 Education, 1972-1976
1 12 Facilities, 1971-1975
1 13 Facilities. 1978-1979
1 14 Finance, 1966-1972
1 15 Finance, 1973
1 16 Finance, 1974-1975
1 17 Finance, 1976-1977
2 18 Finance, 1978-1979
2 19 Medical Advisory, 1948-1969
2 20 Medical Advisory, 1970-1973
2 21 Medical Advisory, 1973-1974
2 22 Medical Advisory, 1975-1977
2 23 Medical Advisory, 1978-1984
2 24 Medical Advisory, Agenda and Minutes, 1949-1976
2 25 Personnel,1969-1973
2 26 Personnel,1972-1978
2 27 Planning (Long-range),1970-1976
2 28 Planning (Long-range),1970-1975
2 29 Planning (Long-range),1978-1981
2 30 Planning (Long-range),1977-1981
  Series 3: Correspondence
2 31 1974
2 32 1975
2 33 1976-1977
3 34 1978-1979
3 35 Endorsements, 1975-1984
  Series 4: Financial
3 36 Affiliate Annual Reports, 1966-1979
  Campaign
3 37 1968-1971
3 38 1970-1973
3 39 1972-1973
3 40 1974-1977
3 41 1977
3 42 1978
3 43 1979
3 44 Fee Schedules, 1943-1972
  Preliminary Reports: Correspondence
3 45 1940-1946
3 46 1948-1950
3 47 1951
3 48 1953-1955
3 49 1955-1959
3 50 1959-1968
4 51 1968-1969
4 52 1969-1973
4 53 1974
4 54 1975
4 55 1976
4 56 1977
4 57 1978
  Financial Statements
4 58 1948-1950
4 59 1952
4 60 1955
4 61 1956-1957
4 62 1960
4 63 1961
4 64 1962
4 65 1963
4 66 1964
4 67 1965
4 68 1966
4 69 1967
4 70 1968
4 71 1969
4 72 1970
4 73 1971
4 74 1972
4 75 1973
4 76 1974
4 77 1975
4 78 1976
4 79 1977
4 80 1978
4 81 1979
5 82 Treasurer's Reports, 1969-1979
  Series 5: History
5 83 n.d.
5 84 [Clinic History and Correspondence], 1929-1930, 1934-1935
5 85 1940s
5 86 [Removal from Albany Hospital], 1942
5 87 [Campaign], 1943-1970
5 88 1950s
5 89 1960s
5 90 [Application to Council of Community Services], 1966-1967
5 91 1970s
5 92 [50th Anniversary], 1984
5 93 [Clinic Manual and Policy Book], 1944, 1946, 1949
5 94 [Clippings], 1959-1974
  Series 6: Library
5 95 1974-1978
  Series 7: Meetings
  Annual Meetings and Reports
5 96 1971-1980
6 97 1973-1975
6 98 1976
6 99 1977-1978
6 100 1979
  Board Meetings - Agenda and Reports
6 101 1974-1975
6 102 1976
6 103 1977
6 104 1978
6 105 1979
  Minutes
6 106 1961-1962
6 107 1963
6 108 1964
6 109 1965
6 110 1966
7 111 1967
7 112 1968
7 113 1969
  Published Annual Reports
7 114 1968-1974
7 115 1974-1989
7 116 Published Executive Director's Report to the Board, 1975-1979
  Published Minutes
7 117 1969-1972
7 118 1973-1975
7 119 1976-1977
7 120 1978-1979
  Series 8: Newsletters
7 121 Currents, 1984
7 122 Love Notes, 1974-1977
7 123 Perspectives, 1978-1983
7 124 Planned Parenthood Reports, 1971-1973
  Series 9: Organizations
7 125 Family Planning Public Affairs Office
7 126 Administrative, 1976
7 126 Albany Memo, 1976
  Capital Area Family Resources, Inc. (CAFRI)
7 127 1970-1972
7 128 1971-1977
8 129 Proposals, 1975
8 130 Proposals, 1976
  Series 10: Printed Material
  Clippings
8 131 1942
8 132 1962-1965
8 133 1966-1970
8 134 1972-1973
8 135 1974
8 136 1975
8 137 1975-1977
8 138 1977
8 139 1978
8 140 1979
8 141 1979
  Series 11: Programs and Services
8 142 Abortion Referrals, 1971-1977
8 143 Adult Education, 1973
8 144 Comprehensive Family Planning Services, (Clinic), 1973
  Clinic Statistics
8 145 1967-1972
9 146 1972-1973
9 147 1974
9 148 1975
9 149 1976
9 150 1977
9 151 1978
9 152 1979
9 153 Minor's Rights, 1966-1980
  December 1994 Accretion
10 PR Binder 1980 through 6/84
10 PR Binder 7/84 through 9/86
10 PR Binder (Green) 10/86 through 12/86
10 Binder - Board Minutes 1/80 through 12/86
10 Binder (Green) Treasurer's Reports, Finance 1/80 through 12/86
10 Binder (Red) Executive Director's Reports to Board 1980 through 1986
10 Certified Audits 1980 - 1986
10 *PPFA Recertification 6/77 - may be a duplicate of 1990 shipment
10 PPFA Recertification 10/80
10 PPFA Recertification 7/85
10 Incorporation & Name changes 1968 - 1981
10 By-laws, UHPP - 1986
11 Binder - Mgmt. Clinic Stats 1982-1986
11 + Age x Fee 1985-1986
11 Monthly Operating Reports 9/81-12/86
11 (Visits & goals by Site)
11 Finance/Budget Reports-Binder (Yellow)
11 1979-1986
11 Staff Meetings (Selected) 1985-1986 (Brown)
11 Long Range Plans 1981-1987
11 Newsletters 1985-1989
11 Photographs 1977-1990 (in box)
11 UHPP 50th Anniversary - Complete Kit 1984
12 Annual Meeting 1986
12 Annual Meeting 1985
12 Annual Meeting 1984 - 50th Anniversary - 2 Folders
12 Annual Meeting 1983
12 Annual Meeting 1982
12 Annual Meeting 1981 & 1980
12 Board Meetings 1980 through 1986 - 7 Folders
12 Campaign (Fundraising) Committee 1980 thru 1986
12 "The Edge" - a TV series by UHPP - 2 Folders
12 Education Activities 1980-1986
12 Correspondence 1980-1986 - 5 Folders
12 Correspondence, Letters of Praise, Criticism
12 1980-1986
12 Columbia County Start-Up 1976-1981
12 Clinic Statistics 1980-1986
12 Annual Reports to PPFA CL-7 - AAFR
12 Personnel Policies 1969-1975
12 Personnel Committee 1980-1986
12 Finance Committee 1980-1986
12 UHPP Annual Reports (Printed) 1973-1993
12 Lease of Troy Center 1976-1986
12 UHPP's Sale of 255 Lake to NASW
12 The New Right 1980-1986
12 The Moral Majority 1980-1986
12 Human Sexuality Training for mentally retarded 1981-1986
12 Public Statements/History 1961-1971
12 Testimony/Statements 1975-1982
12 Rensselaer County Correspondence 1975-1976
12 Re: Clinic
12 Correspondence 1987
12 Ownership of 225 Lark Street
13 Radio & program audio tapes of UHPP 1975-1985
13 Video Tape - Gag Rule TV 3/20/92; UHPP
13 Demonstration 3/21/92
13 Video Tape - Demonstration at UHPP
13 Channels 6 & 13, 3/7/92
13 Video Tape - UHPP and Roe vs. Wade
13 Channels 6, 10, 13, 1/22/92
13 Video Tape - UHPP and Casey Decision
13 Channels 6, 10, 13, 6/29/92
13 Video Tape - UHPP Signature Ad
13 Channels 6 & 13, 11/2/89
13 Video Tape - UHPP Parental Consent - Our Town TV
13 12/28/89
13 Video Tape - UHPP's Pro-Choice Ads
13 Coverage Channel 6, 2/28/90
13 Video Tape - Demonstrations at UHPP - Condensed
13 1986 - 1992
13 Video Tape - Teen Pregnancy, UHPP Press Conf.
13 1/15/92
13 Video Tape - UHPP on Broadcast, N.Y.
13 2/16/91 and 11/23/91
13 Video Tape - UHPP & HSA Hearing
13 Channel 10, 8/6/90
13 Video Tape - Capital Region Agenda
13 Channel 10, 3/4/92
13 Video Tape - UHPP Annual Meeting - Ferraro
13 6/21/91
13 Video Tape - UHPP "Grandmother" 30 Sec. Ad 3/90
13 Video Tape - UHPP "Sisters" & "Working Man"
13 30 Sec. Ads 3/90
13 Board Member Cards 1977 - 1985
14 Ravena Site 1987-1993 - Program
14 Ravena Site 1987-1993 - Lease
14 Rensselaer County - Minor's Consent & UHPP
14 1979-1992
14 News clips - R.C. Diocese vs. UHPP 1984-1985
14 (Brown Folio)
14 Court Briefs - R.C. Diocese vs. UHPP
14 12/84-11/85 (18 papers)
14 R.C. Diocese Arguments - Hearing Nov. 1984
14 UHPP file, correspondence & notes - Diocese
14 Court Case 1984-1985
14 R.C. Diocese vs. UHPP - Court decisions
14 UHPP Protests teen pregnancy funding - Albany
14 1984-1985
14 UHPP Protests teen pregnancy funding - Columbia
14 1984-1987
14 Survey of clients 1982
14 Mayor opposes UHPP Albany - Bldg. Inspection
14 Anti abortion & Planned Parenthood mail, handouts
14 1982-1986
14 Frances Vosburgh - UHPP Founder Frances Vosburgh - UHPP Founder
14 Relocation to 259 Lark Street - 1977
14 Planning Committee 1979-1983
14   White House Conference on Families 1980
14   Local Planned Parenthood position on abortion 1972
14   Long Range Plan 197-1981
    February 2008 Accretion
15   Unprocessed
16   Unprocessed
17   Unprocessed

Last Updated: September 22, 2009