Guides to Social Security History Archives

The SSA History Archives contain original source documents, secondary materials, published and unpublished documents, photographs, recordings and artifacts. The Archives contains approximately 1,000 linear feet of documents, about 10,000 photographs, over 500 films and videotapes and about 500 audio recordings. The material covers the programmatic, legislative and administrative histories of Social Security and Medicare and the history of the Social Security Administration.

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