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Wilbur J. Cohen Papers, 1941-1980 | Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Collection Overview

Title: Wilbur J. Cohen Papers, 1941-1980Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Cohen, Wilbur J.

Extent: 1.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into three series: Personal and Professional Materials, arranged alphabetically; National Commission on Unemployment Compensation Publications, arranged chronologically; and Research Papers and Reports, arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of correspondence, reports, an article relating to the Social Security Act and Social Security Administration, and printed and processed materials relating to the National Commission on Unemployment Compensation.

Collection Historical Note

Wilbur J. Cohen was a member of the Committee on Economic Security (1934-1935), which drafted the Social Security Act. Between 1935 and 1956 Mr. Cohen held several positions with the Social Security Administration, concluding his service as Director of the Division of Research and Statistics (1953-1956). From 1961 to 1969 he served as Assistant Secretary (1961-1965), Under Secretary (1965-1968), and Secretary (1968-1969) of the Department of Heath, Education, and Welfare. He was Chairman of the National Commission on Unemployment Compensation from 1978 to 1980.

Administrative Information

Repository: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Access Restrictions: This collection is available for use by the general public.

Use Restrictions: This material is subject to copyright restrictions under Title 17 of the U.S. Code.

Acquisition Source: Wilbur J, Cohen

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[Series 1: Personal and Professional Materials],
[Series 2: National Commission on Unemployment Compensation Publications, circa 1978-circa 1980],
[Series 3: Research Papers and Reports, 1975-1980],
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Series 1: Personal and Professional MaterialsAdd to your cart.
test Correspondence and other materials relating to the Social Security Act and Wilbur Cohen's work in the Social Security Administration; manuscripts on various issues of retirement and unemployment benfits on which Wilbur Cohen commented and correspondence pertaining to those; printed materials on a variety of subjects.

Box 1Add to your cart.

The Chronic Disabled in the United States and England - manuscript by Gerald MorganAdd to your cart.

Correspondence re. Social Security, 1970-1971Add to your cart.

Economic Insecurity in Old Age, by Marjorie ShearonAdd to your cart.

Morgan, Gerald - Book Chronic InvalidAdd to your cart.

Old Age and Retirement Insurance ManuscriptAdd to your cart.

Printed MatterAdd to your cart.

Material re. Social Security LegislationAdd to your cart.

Series 2: National Commission on Unemployment Compensation Publications, circa 1978-circa 1980Add to your cart.
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The materials in this series are arranged in boxes 2 and 3 of the collection.

Box 2: November 1978-July 1980

Box 3: July 1980, undated


Series 3: Research Papers and Reports, 1975-1980Add to your cart.
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The materials in this series are arranged in boxes 4 and 5 of the collection.

Box 4: 1975-April 1979

Box 5: May 1979-July 1980