Wilbur J. Cohen papers, 1930-1987 (bulk 1935-1979).

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Wilbur J. Cohen papers, 1930-1987 (bulk 1935-1979).

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.

109.8 c.f. (279 archives boxes) and4 tape recordings; plusadditions of 11.4 c.f.,91 tape recordings,148 photographs and1.2 c.f. of photographs,29 negatives,2 film reels, and6 videorecordings.

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