Pamela Pierce is the Repository Librarian at Oregon Health & Science University. She was previously the Digital Library Coordinator and Archivist for the Theodore Roosevelt Center. She has a Master's in American Studies from Utah State University and a Library Science Master's from Indiana University, where she worked as an art cataloger for the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Her work has been published in RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage.
Margaret Sanger's Arrest in Portland, 1916
On June 29, 1916, Margaret Sanger was arrested in Portland for distributing pamphlets promoting birth control. Sanger was the author of a series of articles on sex education for the New York Call in 1912–1913 titled "What Every Girl Should Know," and she had become one of the strongest voices …