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Wilbur J. Cohen papers, 1930-1987

Author: Wilbur J Cohen
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Film : English
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Papers of an official in the Social Security Administration (1935-1956), assistant secretary, undersecretary, and secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1961-1969), professor of social work (1956-1960), professor of education and public welfare and dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1969-1979), and founder and co-chairman of the Save Our Security
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Genre/Form: Manuscript collection
Motion pictures
Photographs
Sound recordings
Speeches
Video recordings
Named Person: Arthur J Altmeyer; Robert M Ball; J Douglas Brown; Nelson H Cruikshank; John D Dingell; Robert Lee Doughton; Paul H Douglas; Arthur S Flemming; John Edward Fogarty; Aimé Joseph Forand; John W Gardner; Walter F George; B P Harrison; Lister Hill; Hubert H Humphrey; Leo Howard Irwin; Henry M Jackson; Lester R Johnson; Robert Kean; Edward M Kennedy; John F Kennedy; Robert S Kerr; Russell B Long; George S McGovern; Wilbur D Mills; Wayne L Morse; Robert J Myers; Claude Pepper; Carl Dewey Perkins; J J Pickle; Merlyn S Pitzele; Henry S Reuss; Alice M Rivlin; Sargent Shriver; Theodore C Sorensen; Robert F Wagner; Elizabeth Wickenden; Edwin E Witte
Material Type: Film, Videorecording, Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilbur J Cohen
OCLC Number: 714625388
Description: 109.8 c.f. (279 archives boxes) and 4 tape recordings; plus additions of 11.4 c.f., 91 tape recordings, 148 photographs and 1.2 c.f. of photographs, 29 negatives, 2 film reels, and 6 videorecordings.

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Papers of an official in the Social Security Administration (1935-1956), assistant secretary, undersecretary, and secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1961-1969), professor of social work (1956-1960), professor of education and public welfare and dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1969-1979), and founder and co-chairman of the Save Our Security coalition. Included are appointment books, personal and professional correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, draft legislation, testimony, task force clippings, memoirs, writings and speeches, interview transcripts, and sound recordings.

Prominent correspondents include Arthur Altmeyer, Robert Ball, J. Douglas Brown, Nelson Cruikshank, John Dingell, Paul Douglas, Robert Doughton, Arthur Flemming, John Fogarty, Aime Forand, John Gardner, Walter George, Burr Harrison, Lister Hill, Hubert Humphrey, Leo Irwin, Henry Jackson, Lester Johnson, Robert Kean, John F. Kennedy, Edward Kennedy, Robert Kerr, Russell Long, George McGovern, Wilbur Mills, Wayne Morse, Robert Myers, Carl Perkins, Claude Pepper, J. J. Pickle, Merlyn Pitzele, Henry Reuss, Alice Rivlin, Sargent Shriver, Theodore Sorensen, Robert Wagner, Elizabeth Wickenden, and Edwin Witte.

The files document the expansion of the Social Security system; the establishment of the Medicare program; social welfare policy and legislation during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations; Cohen's career as a federal official, academic, expert and consultant on Social Security; and his activities as a writer, speaker, and advocate of government health, education, and social programs.

The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1930-1987, and described in the register. Additional accessions, also date 1930-1987, are described below.

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