Krantz, Goldie, 1915-1976.

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In 1950, Goldie Krantz joined the staff of ILWU-PMA Welfare Fund, and served as its secretary until 1962. She became Program Analyst for the Group Health Association in 1962, a position she held until 1975. Krantz served as consultant to the U.S. Public Health Service from 1955-1962, and the Pacific Maritime Association, 1962-1968.

From the description of Goldie Krantz papers, 1928-1977 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168436

In 1950, Goldie Krantz joined the staff of ILWU-PMA Welfare Fund, and served as its secretary until 1962. She became Program Analyst for the Group Health Association in 1962, a position she held until 1975. Krantz served as consultant to the U.S. Public Health Service from 1955-1962, and the Pacific Maritime Association, 1962-1968.

Goldie Krantz was a nationally recognized authority on prepaid dental and medical care with a long record of accomplishment in advocacy, planning, and administration. Her career in public health began in 1950, when she joined the staff of the ILWU-PMA Welfare Fund (later incorporated in the ILWU-PMA Benefit Funds), an agency responsible for administering the health benefits provided in the contract between the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union and the Pacific Maritime Association. As Secretary of the Fund from 1950 to 1962, she monitored purchase and utilization of services and organized or helped organize programs in comprehensive medical care, multiphasic screening, and dental care for children. In 1962 she became Program Analyst for the Group Health Association, a prepaid group health care plan in Washington, D.C., and she remained in that position until her retirement in 1975.

In addition to her employment with these organizations, she served as consultant to the U.S. Public Health Service (1955-1962) and the Pacific Maritime Association (1962-1968); lectured at several universities; spoke at numerous meetings of medical, dental, and public health associations; and published many articles in professional journals.

These achievements are all the more remarkable because Krantz began her career in prepaid medical and dental care without training or experience in public health. Indeed, her work in that field occupied only two-thirds of her professional life. Having graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1934, she was employed for several years as a social worker in Minnesota public welfare agencies, where she quickly rose to positions of responsibility. After attending classes in public administration at the University of California in 1939, she began work as an economist with the Pacific Coast Labor Bureau, a private agency that represented trade unions in bargaining with government agencies. Soon after transferring to the Bureau's Washington office in 1942, she took a position with the Manning and Recruitment Organization of the War Shipping Administration, serving first as an economist and then as an administrator. She left this position in 1946, shortly before the birth of her daughter, Rebecca, and her next employment was with the Welfare Fund.

Goldie Krantz was survived by her fourth husband, Dr. Lorin E. Kerr.

The Goldie Krantz Papers were given to Yale University Library by Lorin E. Kerr in 1977. Seven cartons of printed matter were separated from the papers for distribution to other departments of the Library. Most of these were concerned with public health, but there were also some political items, which are listed in the Appendix.

From the guide to the Goldie Krantz papers, 1928-1977, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Krantz, Goldie, 1915-1976. Goldie Krantz papers, 1928-1977 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Goldie Krantz papers, 1928-1977 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Isidore Sydney Falk papers, 1918-1984 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn American Public Health Association. American Public Health Association records, 1938-1972 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn American Public Health Association records, 1938-1972 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Falk, I. S. (Isidore Sydney), 1899-1984. Isidore Sydney Falk papers, 1918-1984 (inclusive). Yale University Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Abrams, Herbert Kerman, 1913- person
associatedWith American Public Health Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Blue Cross Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Brewster, Agnes Wharton, 1908- person
associatedWith Bureau of Social Science Research (Washington, D. C.) corporateBody
associatedWith California. Department of Public Health. corporateBody
associatedWith Falk, I. S. (Isidore Sydney), 1899-1984. person
associatedWith Goodenough, Benton H. person
associatedWith Goodenough, Benton H. person
associatedWith Group Health Association of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Health Insurance Plan of Greater N.Y., Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union and Pacific Maritime Association. corporateBody
associatedWith International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union and Pacific Maritime Association. Welfare Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. corporateBody
associatedWith Kerr, Lorin Edgar, 1909- person
associatedWith Letson, Edward W. person
associatedWith Letson, Edward W. person
associatedWith McCarthy, Denis J. person
associatedWith Pacific Maritime Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Pelton, Walter J. person
associatedWith Pelton, Walter J. person
associatedWith Root, Chester L. person
associatedWith Root, Chester L. person
associatedWith San Joaquin Foundation for Medical Care. corporateBody
associatedWith St. Sure, J. Paul. person
associatedWith St. Sure, J. Paul. person
associatedWith United Mine Workers of America. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Shipping Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Waybur, Ann. person
associatedWith Waybur, Ann. person
associatedWith Weissman, Arthur, 1913- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Insurance, Health--United States
Dental care--United States
Mental health services
Medicine
Dental insurance
Medical care--United States
Dental care
Welfare funds (Trade-union)--United States
Communists--United States
Women
Public health
Women in medicine
Medical care
Health insurance
Mental health services--United States
Insurance, Dental
Labor union welfare funds
Communists
Labor and laboring classes
Occupation
Health officers
Health services administrators
Function

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Birth 1915

Death 1976

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