Since 1937 the Planned Parenthood Center of El Paso has provided low-cost reproductive health care, contraceptive advice, community educational materials, and other medical and social services to El Paso women. The Center was founded largely through the efforts of El Pasoan Betty Mary Goetting (1897 – 1980) and is affiliated with the Planned Parenthood League of Texas and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Planned Parenthood of El Paso records date 1907 – 2000s, bulk 1947 – 1974. Types of records include minutes, reports, correspondence, memorandums, clippings, publications and other printed material, scrapbooks, and financial and legal records. Arranged in five series (Administrative, Activities, Publications, Planned Parenthood League of Texas/Southwest Region, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America), these records document Planned Parenthood’s creation, operations, activities, and the history of the birth control movement in El Paso during the 1930s to the 2000s.