Papers of Elizabeth Wickenden

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Author/Creator: Wickenden, Elizabeth, 1909-
Title: Papers, 1885-1994.
Quantity: 15.4 c.f. (15 record center cartons and 1 archives box),
1 tape recording, and
5 photographs; plus
unprocessed additions of 2.0 c.f. and
Summary: Professional papers, mainly 1932 to 1989, of a social welfare and Social Security policy consultant, analyst, and writer, and professor of public policy and urban studies. Documented are her positions in the Transient Bureau of the Works Progress Administration, Federal Security Agency, and Federal Emergency Relief Administration from 1933 to 1941; her membership on the Kennedy Task Force on Health and Social Security Legislation (1960-1961) and the Advisory Council on Public Welfare (1964-1967); her work for the American Public Welfare Association in 1941; her activities as a consultant to national social welfare organizations such as the National Social Welfare Assembly, YWCA, National Urban League, Child Welfare League of America, Children's Defense Fund, and Project on Social Welfare Law; and her leading role in the Study Group on Social Security and the Save Our Security coalition. Also reflected are her activities as Professor of Urban Studies at the City University of New York (1966-1974) and at Fordham University (1979-1983).
The issues she was concerned with include transiency, poverty, welfare reform, welfare rights, welfare law, child protection and child welfare, Social Security and Medicare legislation, national health insurance, and unemployment compensation. Materials include bulletins, clippings, correspondence, course materials, diaries, memoranda, notes, photographs, reports, speeches, and writings. Prominent correspondents include Arthur Altmeyer, Robert Ball, Winifred Bell, Wilbur Cohen, Nelson Cruikshank, Norman Dorsen, Loula Dunn, Sidney Hollander, Marian Wright Edelman, Justine Wise Polier, Charles Reich, and Ellen Winston.
The processed portion of this collection is described above and dates 1923-1991; there are unprocessed additions, 1885-1994.
Finding aid: Register.
Use Restrictions: Restricted: Literary rights are retained for her lifetime by Elizabeth Wickenden.
Subjects: Altmeyer, Arthur Joseph, 1891- .
Ball, Robert M.
Bell, Winifred.
Cohen, Wilbur J. (Wilbur Joseph), 1913-1987.
Cruikshank, Nelson H.
Dorsen, Norman.
Dunn, Loula.
Edelman, Marian Wright.
Hollander, Sidney.
Polier, Justine Wise, 1903-1987.
Reich, Charles A.
Winston, Ellen, 1903-1984.
American Public Welfare Association.
Child Welfare League of America.
Children's Defense Fund (U.S.)
City University of New York--Faculty.
Fordham University (New York, N.Y.)--Faculty.
National Social Welfare Assembly.
National Urban League.
Project on Social Welfare Law.
Save Our Security.
Study Group on Social Security.
United States. Advisory Council on Public Welfare.
United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration.
United States. Federal Security Agency.
United States. Federal Transient Service.
Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
Child welfare--United States.
Insurance, Unemployment--United States.
Medicare--Law and legislation.
National health insurance--United States.
Poverty--United States.
Public welfare--Law and legislation.
Public welfare--United States.
Social problems.
Social security--Law and legislation.
Social security consultants.
Transients, Relief of.
Welfare rights movement--United States.
Form/Genre: Diaries.
Sound recordings.
Manuscript collection.
Alternate Authors/Creators: Goldschmidt, Elizabeth Wickenden.
RLIN Number: WIHV86-A68
Location: Archives Main Stacks
Call Number: Mss 800
Shelf Location: Box 1-16 MAD 2M/12/H1-6
Location: Archives Main Stacks
Call Number: Mss 800
Shelf Location: Photographs MAD Icon/Name File
Location: Archives Sound Holdings
Call Number: Tape 1274A
Shelf Location: 1 tape recording MAD Sound/Tape 1274A
Location: Z:Unprocessed Accessions
Call Number: M99-098
Shelf Location: MAD 2M/51/K1 (2 boxes); MAD VMA (1 vol. of photographs)
Description: Additions, 1885-1994, documenting Ms. Wickenden's activities as a founder and member of the board of the National Academy of Social Insurance, 1986-1994, an organization of social insurance experts founded as a watch-dog/advisory group, and her service on the board of directors of Pennsylvania Partnership for Children, 1991-1993. There is also correspondence with Wilbur J. Cohen and Abe Fortas; incomplete transcripts of interviews conducted by Blanche D. Coll with Ms. Wickenden, Evaline Burns, and Wilbur Cohen; miscellaneous personal and professional correspondence; and material (mainly photographs) concerning the Emergency Relief Administration of Arizona and the Works Progress Administration. See box list with accession form. Qty: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons) and photographs
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Professional papers, mainly 1932 to 1989, of a social welfare and Social Security policy consultant, analyst, and writer, and professor of public policy and urban studies. Documented are her positions in the Transient Bureau of the Works Progress Administration, Federal Security Agency, and Federal Emergency
Relief Administration from 1933 to 1941; her membership on the Kennedy Task Force on Health and Social Security Legislation (1960-1961) and the Advisory Council on Public Welfare (1964-1967); her work for the American Public Welfare Association in 1941; her activities as a consultant to national social welfare organizations such as the National Social Welfare Assembly, YWCA, National Urban League, Child Welfare League of America, Children's Defense Fund, and Project on Social Welfare Law, and her leading role in the Study Group on Social Security and the Save Our Security Coalition. Also reflected are her activities as Professor of Urban Studies at the City University of New York (1966-1974) and at Fordham University (1979-1983). The issues she was concerned with include transiency, poverty, welfare reform, welfare rights, welfare law, child protection and child welfare, Social Security and Medicare legislation, national health insurance,and unemployment compensation. Materials include bulletins, clippings, correspondence, course materials, diaries, memoranda, notes, photographs, reports, speeches and writings. Prominent correspondents include Arthur Altmeyer, Robert Ball, Winifred Bell, Wilbur Cohen, Nelson Cruikshank, Norman Dorsen, Loula Dunn, Sidney Hollander, Marian Wright Edelman, Justine Wise Polier, Charles Reich, and Ellen Winston.

Literary rights are retained by Elizabeth Wickenden during her lifetime.

Presented by Elizabeth Wickenden, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 1970-1993. M70-266; M72-243; M73-226, -482; M77-500; M81-582; M84-222; M87-109; M88-132; M89-393; M90-100; M92-108; M93-180.

Processed by Cindy Knight, 1993.

Elizabeth Wickenden, daughter of William E. and Marian (Lamb) Wickenden, was born in 1909, in Madison, Wisconsin. She grew up in Montclair, New Jersey and Boston, Massachusetts, where William Wickenden was an assistant professor at MIT. The family moved to Ohio in 1929 when he became president of the Case Institute of Technology. In 1927 Elizabeth Wickenden enrolled in Vassar College where she majored in economics and sociology.

Wickenden graduated from Vassar in 1931. She travelled and studied abroad for a year before moving to New York City where she worked for the Emergency Exchange Association. In 1933, she moved again to Washington, D.C. There she held administrative posts in a succession of New Deal agencies, beginning with the Transient Division of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). When FERA was phased out in 1935 she transferred to the Works Progress Administration where she served as the assistant to Deputy Assistant Aubrey Williams until 1938. She worked next for the National Youth Administration (1939-1940) and the Federal Security Agency's Office of Defense, Health and Welfare Services.

In 1933, Wickenden married Arthur Goldschmidt, a permanent delegate to the United Nations' Economic and Social Council, whom she met in New York. They had three children, Ann, Jean, and Arthur Goldschmidt, Jr.

In 1941, Wickenden left the federal government to work on behalf of the American Public Welfare Association, a national organization of state public assistance and welfare administrators. For the next ten years she served as the association's Washington representative, monitoring and interpreting federal welfare legislation and legislative developments for administrators and policy makers in the social welfare field.

After 1951, Wickenden eschewed permanent employment in social welfare organizations, preferring to work instead on a contractual basis as an independent consultant to organizations, foundations, government bodies, and political candidates. She was a member of the federal Advisory Council on Public Welfare during the 1960s and President Kennedy's Task Force on Health and Social Security Legislation (1960-1961). As a consultant on public social policy, Wickenden analyzed and interpreted policy and legislation, studied problems, helped formulate goals and strategies, and promoted social action. She was in great demand as a speaker and wrote numerous articles which were reprinted many times and widely distributed. Among the issues on which Wickenden consulted were Social Security and Medicare, child welfare, residence laws, the civil rights of welfare recipients (particularly women), and welfare reform. Chief among the national groups she worked with were the National Assembly of Social Workers, American Public Welfare Association, National Urban League, Family Service Association, the YMCA, the Children's Defense Fund, Child Welfare League of America, and the Field Foundation. In the course of her work, Wickenden wrote and distributed bulletins, memos, or fact sheets on particular policy issues, testified before Congress on legislation, lead workshops and conferences, and served on committees, boards, and advisory groups. She also distributed information about groups, issues, and her own professional activities in the form of daily or weekly "notes on recent activities."

One of Wickenden's primary commitments was to the Forum on Social Issues and Policies of the National Social Welfare Assembly (later the National Assembly for Social Policy and Development), to which she acted as a "technical consultant on public social policy." The forum brought together leaders of national, state, and local organizations to discuss current legislative and policy issues. Wickenden analyzed bills and proposals on public welfare and Social Security and if consensus emerged, Wickenden prepared and circulated a formal position statement on behalf of the participants.

In the early 1960s Wickenden became particularly interested in welfare law, a new field which sought to use legal measures to protect and promote the rights of individuals and families receiving welfare benefits. In 1962 she published an influential pamphlet, Poverty and the Law which cited the ways welfare agencies violated the statutory and constitutional rights of clients. She was instrumental in organizing the Project on Social Welfare Law at the New York University Law School, which stimulated research and publication on social welfare law and which served as a national clearinghouse for information on litigation, court decisions, agency rulings, and current research. In 1965 she was appointed to the Office of Economic Opporunity's Legal Services Advisory 'Committee which established the Legal Services Program. In 1972, Wickenden prepared an amicus curiae brief on Dublino vs. New York State Department of Social Services, a class-action suit which challenged state welfare regulations. Also during the 1970s, Wickenden served as welfare consultant and a member of the board of directors of the Children's Defense Fund; an advocacy group focused on the rights and condition of children. One of the Fund's activities was to litigate on behalf of juvenile clients of welfare agencies, juvenile offenders, and victims of racial discrimination.

After 1978, Social Security issues became more of a focal point for Wickenden's activities. She became the director of the Study Group on Social Security, which analyzed and reported on legislative and other policy developments. She also helped form the Save Our Security Coalition to lobby against program reductions.

In addition to her work as a social policy consultant, Wickenden taught graduate seminars at two New York universities. From 1965 to 1974, Wickenden was a professor of urban studies at the City University of New York's Graduate Center and also taught urban planning and welfare planning at the Hunter College School of Social Work. From 1979 to 1983 she taught a seminar on social policy analysis and development at Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service. Wickenden also took an active role in social welfare issues affecting New York City, where she had resided since 1951. She was a consultant to the New York State Temporary Commission on Youth and Delinquency during the 1950s and director of the Project on Public Services for Families and Children at the New York School of Social Work from 1960 to 1961. In 1962 and 1963 Wickenden led an institute on social action methods, also at the New York School of Social Work.

In 1989, Wickenden formally retired and moved with her husband to Haverford, Pennsylvania. However, she remained actively engaged in issues of child welfare, Social Security, and national health insurance.

Scope and Contents
The papers document Wickenden's professional activities from 1934 to 1989 and consist of the following series: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, CORRESPONDENCE, DIARIES, NEW DEAL AGENCIES, SUBJECT FILES, TEACHING FILES, and WRITINGS AND SPEECHES. With the exception of some scattered correspondence and some biographical material, there is very little personal information in the collection.

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS consist of resumes, autobiographical articles, newspaper clippings, and transcripts of three oral history interviews. The first set of interviews, conducted by Jean Handler in 1986 and 1987 is perhaps the single richest source of information about Wickenden's early life and professional career in the collection. Wickenden describes childhood and other influences on her choice of career, the nature of her work for the federal government during the New Deal, and her role in the American Public Welfare Association during the 1940s, and most of her subsequent activities. The second interview, conducted in 1976 by the Bancroft Library, was part of the Helen Gahagan Douglas Oral History Project. It discusses Wickenden's and Douglas's friendship and professional relationship during Douglas's years in Congress, 1944 to 1950. The third interview was conducted by Peter A. Corning of Columbia University in 1966, and discusses Wickenden's involvement in Social Security, with an emphasis on the history of Medicare. The newspaper clippings included in the BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS concern Wickenden's professional activities through the late 1970s, her husband Arthur E. Goldschmidt, their children, and other family members. The earliest item is a 1923 clipping about a prize-winning play written by Wickenden at age fourteen. The bulk of the articles date from the 1960s. Five photographs include a portrait circa 1960 of Wickenden, photographs of her daughters at their weddings, and Arthur Goldschmidt attending a UN function in 1970. The photographs are available in the name file in the Visual and Sound Archives.

CORRESPONDENCE from 1951 to 1991 consists of both incoming and copies of outgoing letters and is arranged chronologically. These files are important in documenting Wickenden's professional activities but are not always complete: additional correspondence related to a particular issue, subject, or organization can often be found in the SUBJECT FILES.

Chronologically-arranged DIARIES consist of detailed daily or weekly typescript accounts of Wickenden's professional activities from 1963 to 1984. Included are summaries of phone calls, meetings and conversations, notes on trips, and events. This is a unique and especially rich source of information which she frequently copied and distributed to colleagues as a way of keeping them informed of her activities and of policy developments. These were alternately entitled "Wicky's Diary", "Notes on Recent Activities", or "Summary of Recent Activities".

Memoranda, speeches and reports documenting Wickenden's activities and responsibilities as a federal employee from 1934 to 1941 are found in the series NEW DEAL AGENCIES. Files are arranged alphabetically by agency and thereunder by subject or material type. The files appear incomplete, and very little correspondence is included. However, they do reflect her duties as a speech writer for high-level administrators of the Federal Security Agency and WPA, and the focus of her responsibilities on transient relief. Additional details about her activities are available in the transcribed oral interviews conducted by Jean Bandler.

SUBJECT FILES document Wickenden's work for specific organizations and on particular policy issues, legislation, and legal cases as a freelance consultant. Subjects are further grouped into the following three categories: Foreign consulting and travel; Legal files; and Social welfare policy, reflecting the main thrusts of her consulting activities.

Foreign files consist mainly of notes and reports on social welfare conditions in other countries. In Puerto Rico and Iran she acted as a consultant to those governments. A few years later she travelled to Southeast Asia as a consultant on social policy and development for the Welfare Administration of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The files also reflect her work on a United Nations' survey of world health and social welfare conditions.

Wickenden's Legal files contain correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, rress releases, and drafts of articles on welfare-related legal cases. Reflected here is her interest in and promotion of judicial means to reform the welfare system. Of particular note are files on Dublino vs. New York State, for which Wickenden wrote an amicus curiae brief; and the Project on Social Welfare Law, to which she was a consultant.

Social welfare policy files document Wickenden's consulting activities on such issues as Social Security, welfare reform, public assistance programs (usually referred to as public welfare or AFDC, Aid to Families with Dependent Children), child welfare, and unemployment compensation from 1940 to 1987. These files variously contain correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, drafts, statements, press releases and small amounts of printed material. Correspondence and memoranda filed here may duplicate what is found in the CORRESPONDENCE series. There is also some overlap in terms of subject matter, between what is included here and the Legal files described above. The tape listed with the 1966 files is a recording of the Michael Schwerner Memorial Fund's award ceremony honoring Elizabeth Wickenden for her contributions to civil rights and social work. Speakers include Bayard Rustin, Norman Dorsen, Barbara Cross, Mitchell Ginsberg, and Rita McGuire.

The Social Welfare Policy files are further divided into two groups. The first half are arranged chronologically by year and thereunder by subject. These usually pertain to consulting positions of relatively short duration. The specific issues and organizations listed here also tend to vary a great deal from year to year. There are no chronological files for 1975, and after that year the files are fewer and fewer in number. The second half of the Social Welfare Policy files, representing organizations to which Wickenden made more sustained committments over time, are arranged alphabetically by organizational name and thereunder by subject. Included in this category are files pertaining to the American Public Welfare Association, Child Welfare League, Children's Defense Fund, National Assembly of Social Workers, Save Our Security, and the Study Group on Social Security. Material documenting Wickenden's work as the Washington representative of the American Public Welfare Association from 1941 to 1950 is largely missing, however.

TEACHING FILES reflect Wickenden's professorships at the City University of New York from 1966 to 1973 and Fordham University from 1979 to 1983. Materials found here include course notes and outlines, reading lists, student assignments and grades, and correspondence and memoranda regarding assignments, departmental affairs, and contemporary social welfare policy issues.

WRITINGS AND SPEECHES consists of chronologically-arranged drafts, notes, outlines, and final copies of articles, papers, reviews, conference presentations, policy statements, briefs, and speeches and related correspondence. The files are arranged chronologically. Wickenden's more significant presentations and publications are documented more thoroughly in the SUBJECT FILES series, where they are listed alphabetically by title.

Container List
Mss 800



16 1  Autobiographical writings and resumes, 1963-1993
  2  Clippings, 1923-1977
  Oral history transcripts
  3  Jean Bandler interview, 1986-1987
  4 Helen Gahagan Douglas Project, 1976 
  5 Social Security Project, 1966 
12  1-17 January 1951 - December -1966
13 1-20 January 1967 - May 1975
14 1-22 June 1975 - December 1986
10 23-27 January 1987- December 1991
10 16-22 DIARIES, 1963-1984
  Federal Emergency Relief Association
9 1 Closing of program; state and local responsibility, 1935
  2 Medical relief program; opposition of organized medicine, 1935
  3 Reports concerning closing transient intake, 1935
  4 Research Bulletin, 1934-1935
  5 Statistics and reports, 1934-1935
  Federal Security Agency
  6 Office of Health & Welfare Services, memos and reports, 1940
  7 Speeches prepared for Wayne Coy, Assistant Administrator, 1940-1941
  8 National Youth Administration
  Works Progress Administration
  9-11 Bulletins, 1935-1936
  12 Case material, 1935-1940
  13 Closing of Transient Program, 1935-1936
  14 Correspondence, 1935-1938
  15 "The Problem of Transiency," 1937
  16-17 Reports on legal status of transients, 1934-1940
  18 Speeches & press releases, written for Aubrey Williams, 1936-1940
  19 Statements, etc. for the President and Congressmen, 1936, 1939
  20 Statistics on state relief cases, 1935-1936
  21 Transient Medical Center, 1937
  22 Transient population reports, 1936-1938
  23 Transient program legislation, 1936-1938
  Foreign Consulting and Travel
11 1 Bolivia, Burma, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, 1964-1966
  2 European trip, 1967
  3 Correspondence, 1957-1959
  4-6 Memoranda and reports, 1957-1958, 1965 -1966
  7 Puerto Rico, 1952-1954, 1962
  United Nations "Report on the World Social Situation"
  8 Drafts and memoranda, 1961-1964
  9 Notes on world social welfare, 1958-
  Legal Files
7 1-2 Correspondence, 1963-1972
  California cases
  3 Co-Payment Case Draft
  4 Man in the House Ruling
  5 Medicaid Waiver
  Child welfare
  6 General, 1965
  7 Missouri, 1963
  8 Virginia, 1963
  9 Columbia Law Project, 1965
  10 Committee on Laws Pertaining to Mental Disorders
  Dublino v. New York State Dept. of Social Services, 1972
  11 Amicus Brief sponsored by National Assembly
  12-13 Case file
  14 Illinois Illegitimacy Bill, 1963
  15 Legal Services Corporation, 1966-1973
  16 Legal services in relation to public welfare, 1965-1966
  17 Michigan AFDC-Unemployment laws, 1963
  Midnight welfare searches, 1963-1964
  18 Maryland
  19 Michigan
  20 Reich memorandum
  21 Miscellaneous legislative proposals, 1963
  22 Mississippi cases, 1964
  23 Mobilization For Youth, Legal Unit, 1964
  24 National Conference of Lawyers and Social Workers, 1966
  Project on Social Welfare Law
  25 Checklist of legal & constitutional issues, 1965-1966
  26-28 Correspondence & memoranda, 1965-1966
  Legal Files
  Project on Social Welfare Law, cont.
  29 Early history, 1964-1965
  30 Field Foundation, 1966
  31 Law schools: 1965-1966
  32 Legal rights of public assistance recipients on work relief, 1966
  33 Poverty, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights Forum, 1965
  34 Public housing, 1965-1966
  35 "Social Welfare Law - the Concept of Risk & Entitlement," 1967
  36 Social work and the law, 1965-1966
  37 Proposal for Legal Services, New York City, 1965
  Social Welfare Policy-Chronological files 1950s
10 1 American Association of Social Workers, 1952
  2 Attacks on Public Welfare, 1959-1960
  3 Chamber of Commerce Proposals on Social Security, 1952-1953
  4-5 Forand (Welfare) Bills, 1954-1960
  6 National Association,of Social Workers, "Goals of Public Social Policy," 1957
  7 National Conference on Social Work, Award to Wilbur Cohen, 1956-1957
  8 "The Needs of Older People and Public Welfare Services to Meet Them," 1954
  9 New York State Temporary Commission on Youth and Delinquency, 1955
  10 Political material, 1956 campaigns
  11 Social Security, 1954
  12 United Community Defense Services, 1954
  13 Urban League, 1955, 1957
  14 Welfare, 1955
  15 Wilbur Cohen, 1956-1968
1 1 Clearinghouse Committee on Social Security Act Amendments of 1960
  2 Contacts with Ways and Means Committee
  3-4 Democratic National Committee, Advisory Council
  5 Forand (Health Insurance) Bills
  6 Kennedy Task Force, 1960-1961
  Project on Public Services for Families and Children
  7 Correspondence, 1960-1962
  8 Drafts and reports, 1960-1961
  Social Security Legislation
  9 General
  10-11 Health Insurance
  12 Statements on social welfare
  13 YWCA position on health care for the aged under Social Security, 1960-1964
  14 Attack on Public Welfare, Newburgh, New York
  15 Daycare, 1961-1963
  Public Welfare
  16 87th Congress, 1961-1962
  17 Research and demonstration projects, 1961-1963
  18 Social Welfare and the Radical Right, 1961-1962
  19 YWCA position on women and Social Security, 1961-1962
  20 Cuban missile crisis letter
  21 Field Foundation project grants, 1962-1964
  23 Health Insurance for the Aged, Javits-Donovan (New York) Campaign
  24 New York School of Social Work, Institute on social action as an aspect of social work, 1962-1963
  Public Welfare Amendments of 1962
  25 Check-List of Questions, 1962-1963
  26 Civil Rights of assistance recipients, 1962-1963
  27 Issue of restrictive payments
  28 HR 10606 and 10032
  29 Senate Finance Committee
  30 Public welfare interpretation, 1962-1963
Social Security legislation, health care for the aged
  31 Social Welfare legislation
2 1 Charles Reich article, "Midnight Welfare Searches and the Social Security Act," 1963-1964
  Health Insurance for the aged
  2-3 Legislation, 88th Congress
  4 Ways and Means Committee Hearings
  5 International Social Welfare Project, 1963-1964
  6 National Social Welfare Assembly "Nationwide Review of Eligibility in the Program of Aid to families with Dependent Children
  7 "Poverty and the Law," correspondence
  8 Advisory Council on Public Welfare
  9 Alameda County farm labor
  Community planning
  10 Correspondence
  11 Workshop, "Can Communities Still Plan?"
  12 "Cooperating with the Government"
  13 International Social Welfare Project "Social Welfare in a Changing World," 1964-1965
  14 "Legal Needs of the Poor" presentation
  15 "Notes on Poverty: Cause and Cure"
  16 Presentations on Poverty
  17 Proposed Minimum Family Social Security Program for Senator Nelson
  18-19 Task Force on Income Maintenance
  20 "What is the Citizen's Stake in Public Welfare"
  21 "What Can a Community Do About Poverty,"
  22 YWCA poverty program
  23 Margaret Wynn correspondence, 1964-1982
  24 Advisory Council on Public Welfare
  25 Citizens' Advisory Council on the Status of Women
  26-27 Citizens' Crusade Against Poverty, 1965-1966
  28 Family Service Association of America
  29 "Federal Legislation-Its Impact and Opportunity for Social Change"
  30 International Red Cross, 1965
  31 Planned Parenthood in Mecklenburg County, 1965-1966
  Social Security Amendments of 1965
  32 AMA's Eldercare proposal
  33 Medical Assistance
  34 Medicare proposals
  35 Memoranda written with Nelson Cruikshank
  36 Social workers' attitudes toward public welfare
3 1-2 Advisory Council on Public Welfare
  3 "A Program to End Misery," Analysis of Report of Advisory Council on Public Welfare, 1966-1967
  4 "The Legal Right to a Minimum but Adequate Level of Living"
  5 Legal Services, Fulton County, Georgia
Michael Schwerner Memorial Fund, 1966-1967
  6 Correspondence and memoranda
  Tape 1274A Tribute to Wickenden
3 7 Political contributions
  8 Social Security Title VI (Civil Rights) compliance
  9 Response to the Moynihan Report "The NegroFamily, Society's Victim or Scapegoat"
  10 Eugen Pusic Exchange re: "Social Welfare in a Changing World," 1966-1967
  11 United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 1967
  12 Advisory Council on Public Welfare
  13 Alternatives to Poverty Symposium
  14 APWA Award, 1967-1968
  15 Basic components of a guaranteed insurance policy, 1967-1968
  16 Family Service Association of America, Project ENABLE
  17 Ford Foundation proposal
  18 Theodore Schuchat, Washington, DC
  19 "Sharing Prosperity: Income Policy options in an Affluent Society"
  Social Security Amendments of 1967
HR 12080
  20 Congress and administration
  21 HEW
  22 Local welfare organizations
  23 National welfare organizations
  24 Personal
  25 State welfare organizations
  26 United community funds and Community councils
  National Social Welfare Assembly
  27 Joint statement
  28 Memos and progress reports
  HR 5710
  29 Correspondence
  30 Statements #1-6 and testimony
  31 Kennedy Amendments
  32 Citizen's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women
  33 Community Self-Determination Act, S3875, 1968-1969
  34 Harris Bill, National Program of Basic Social Benefits, 1968-1970
  35 Popular attitudes toward public assistance, (notes for the AFL-CIO)
  Public Law 90-248 (Social Security)
  36 Analysis
  37 HEW policies
  38 Impact of AFDC Provisions
  39 Repeal
  40 Public Policy Series, Welfare Policy #1
  41 Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  42 YWCA, National Public Affairs Committee, Task Force on Income Maintenance
  43 "Am I My Brother's Keeper?"
  44 Audit of AFDC program, New York City
  45 DHEW Social and Rehabilitative Services proposal, 1969-1971
  46 Goals of Public Welfare reform
  47 Javits Amendment to FAP, 1969-1970
  48 Nixon Family Assistance Plan, 1969-1970
4 1 Paternity Questionnaire, Maryland
  2 Public welfare, separation of money payment and services
  3 Rights of Children in the Modern World"
  4 Welfare Rights Organization of Arizona
  5 YWCA
  6 Urban Coalition
  7 Ad hoc welfare reform committees
  8 APWA board conference
  9 Equal Rights Amendment
  10 Harris Welfare Bill
  11 New York State Welfare Conference
  12 United Way funding of the National Assembly, 1970-1972
  13 AFDC unemployed fathers regulations
HR 1 (Social Security Amendments of 1971)
  14 Checklist of major amendments
  15 Miscellaneous notes and memos, 1971-1972
  16 New York State Demonstration Projects
  17 "HR1 - Reform or Control?"
  18 Association for the Aid of Crippled Children
  19 International Conference on Social Welfare
  20 National Conference on Public Service Employment
  21 Social Service Funds under Public Assistance Titles
  22 Census of moving persons, 1973-1974
  23 Child welfare services appropriations
  24-25 National Employment,Law Project
  26 Center for Studies in Income Maintenance Policy
  27 White House Summit Meeting on Inflation
  28 Younger Americans Act Proposal, 1974-1975, 1978
  29 Carter presidential campaign, Urban Policy Task Force
  30 "Children, Families, and Society"
  31 Junior League Child Advocacy Committee
  32 Social Security, 1977-1978
  33 YWCA
  34 National Health Insurance, 1978-1979
  35 YWCA, Women and Social Security, 1978
  36 Salvation Army
  37 Electoral campaigns
  38 People United for Self-Help (PUSH), Arizona
  39 AFDC proposals, 1981-1982
  40 Community Council of Greater New York, 1982-1984
  41 Democratic Party platform, 1983-1984
  42-43 National Academy of Social Insurance, Organizing Committee, 1985-1987
  44 New York Public Library "Witnesses" Program
  45 Tributes to Wilbur Cohen and Justine Polier
  Social Welfare Policy-Organizations
  American Public Welfare Association, 1940, 1947-1951
9 24 Children's committee, 1940
  28 Consulting, 1952
  25 Correspondence, 1940, 1951
  29 "Letters to Members," 1947-1951
  26 Public welfare programs & national defense, 1938-1940
  27 Transient labor, 1940
  28 Public Welfare Programs and National Defense
  29 Transient Labor
  Child Welfare League of America
5 1 Basic policy, 1978-1979
  2 Consolidated child welfare services proposal, 1977
  3 Correspondence, 1977
  4 Good cause-best interests regulations, 1978
  5 Public Policy Committee, 1977
  6 Speech, 1972-1973
  7 Congressional testimony, 1977
  8 Consulting group, 1977
  9 HR 7000, 1977
  10 HR 9030 and HR 10950, 1977
  11 Miscellaneous, 1977
  12 S 3470, 1978
  13 S 2777, 1978
  14 Staff changes, 1980-1981
  15 Amicus briefs lists, 1973-1974
  16 Annual reports, 1973-1974
  17 Background memoranda and proposal to establish, 1972
  18 Board meeting, 1973
  19-23 Correspondence and memoranda, 1973-1975
  24 Doe vs. Norton, 1973-1974
  25 Foster care, 1973-1974
  26 HEW "best interest-good cause" regulations, 1976-1977
  Roe v. Norton
  27 Amicus curiae brief, 1973
  28 Co-signatories, 1974
  29 Correspondence, 1974
  30 Policy background, 1974
  31 Staff and policies, 1973
  33 Walter vs. Sugarman, 1973-1974
  National Social Welfare Assembly, 1955-1977
8 1-2 Ad Hoc Coalition on Emergency Aid, 1975-1976
  3-4 Ad Hoc Committee on Public Welfare, 1956-1959
  5 Ad Hoc Committee on Residence Laws, 1958-1959
  6-7 Committee on Social Action Methods, 1956-1959
  Committee on Social Issues & Policy
  8-9 Correspondence & memoranda, 1955-1960, 1964
  10-16 Meetings, 1966-1972
  17 Statements, 1972-1973
  18-19 Special Committee on Unemployment Insurance, 1965-1966
  20-24 Subcommittee on Unemployment Insurance Coverage, 1961-1964
  25 Unemployment Insurance, 1959-1960
  26 Committee on Surplus Property, 1958-1959
  27 Committee on Welfare & Full Employment, 1977, (formerly Ad Hoc Coalitions)
  28 Edith Lauer Fund, 1956-1959
  29 Issues in Public Assistance Memos, 1969
  30 Personal employment, 1977
  31 Project Voluntarism, 1977
  32 Public Social Policy Bulletins #1-8, 1956-1959
  33-34 Seminar on Public Social Policy, 1974-1975
  35 Title XX Task Force, 1975-1976
  36 Washington Notes, 1971-1977
  Save Our Security Coalition
6 1-5 Correspondence, memoranda, minutes 1979-1987
  6 Fiftieth Anniversary of Social Security, 1984
Study Group on Social Security, 1979-1987
  7 AFDC, 1981-1982
  8 Betty Duskin Paper, 1984
  9 Congressman J. Pickle Correspondence 1979-1985
  10 Correspondence, 1979, mostly re: Fact Sheet #1
  11 Congressional correspondence, 1979-1980
  12-14 Disability insurance, 1979-1984
  15 Expose' of National Committee to Preserve Social Security, 1987
  16 Fact Sheets, 1979-1987
  17 Health & Social Service regulations, 1982
  18 "Health Care & Deficit Reduction Plan," 1984
  19 Medicare & Medicaid, 1983-1986
  20 Nomination of Dorcas Hardy for Social Security Commissioner, 1986
  21 "Notch Baby" problem, 1985-1987
  22 "Open Letter to Young Workers," and related correspondence, 1985
  23 Statements and testimony, 1979-1987
  24 Status of Social Security, 1979
  25 Student benefits, 1979-1983
  26 Updates, 1979-1988
  27 "Women's Issues in Social Security," 1980-1982
  City University of New York (CUNY)
  Correspondence and memoranda
11 11 General, 1966-1973
  12-13 Julius Edelstein, 1969-1974
  14 Mini-course on the Constitutional Crisis over Public Policy, 1973
  15 Institute for Social Policy Development 1971-1972
  16 Problems of students receiving welfare, 1969-1973
  17 Study Group on New York City Charter Revision, 1972-1973
  18-22 Fordham University, 1979-1983
  Hunter College at CUNY
  23 Course notes and outlines, 1967-1971
  24-25 Student evaluations, class lists, and correspondence, 1967-1971
15 1-20 1932-1978
16 6-7 1979-1987
  National Academy of Social Insurance
1 1 Board of Directors' Correspondence, 1991
  2 Board of Directors' Correspondence, 1992
  3 Board of Directors' Meetings: Jan. 24,1990; May 18, 1991; Jan. 29,1992
  4 Brochures, Newsletters, Membership Directory
  5 Foundation Information, 1991
  6 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1986-1990
  7 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1991-1992
  8 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1993-1994
  9 Third Annual Conference and Membership Meeting, January 24-25, 1991
  10 Transfer of Newsletter "Update," 1986-1988
  11 Start-Up Materials, 1986-1989
  Pennsylvania Partnership for Children
  12 Board of Directors' Misc. Correspondence and Minutes, 1991-1993
  13 Center on Social Welfare Policy and Law, 1984-1986
  14 Children's Health Campaign, 1992
  15 Children's Issues, 1990-1992
  16 Correspondence Relating to Board of Directors' Meeting, Dec. 5, 1991
  17 Correspondence Relating to Board of Directors' Meeting, Nov. 9, 1992
  18 Correspondence Relating to Board of Directors' Meeting, May 10, 1993
  19 Executive Committee of the Bd., Misc. Correspondence & Minutes, 1992
  20 Family Support Advisory Committee, 1993
  21 Health Status of Pennsylvania's Infants, 1990 Analysis and Trends
  22 Juvenile Law Center, 1989-1990
  23 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1990-1993
  24 Miscellaneous Papers, 1989-1993
  25 Newsclippings, 1990-1992
  26 Pennsylvania County Planning Data Kit, 1990 Supplement
  27 Pennsylvania "Kids Count Data Book," ca. 1990
  28 PPC Newsletter, Autumn 1993
  29 Proposal to the Pew Charitable Trusts, Nov., 1990
  30 Pennsylvania Child Welfare Case, 1989-1992
  31 Second Work Conference on Health Care for Uninsured Children, 1991
  Study Group on Social Security
  32 Fact Sheets: #1-10 (#2 missing), 1979-1982; Updates: #2-22 (#1 & #3 missing), 1979-1982
  33 Fact Sheets: #11-15A, 1983-1985; Updates: #23-44, 1983-1985
2 1 Fact Sheets: #16-18, 1986-1987; Updates: #45-62,1986-1988
  2 Health Care Issues, 1983-1989
  3 Miscellaneous Papers, 1950-1985
  Miscellaneous Papers
  4 Eveline Burns: Oral History Interview (incomplete), 1985
  5 Wilbur J. Cohen, Correspondence, 1950-1974
  6 Wilbur J. Cohen, Incomplete Interview, 1985
  7 Creation of Welfare Administration, 1962-1963
  8 Essentials of Public Welfare; Forand Bill H.R. 2645, 1946-1968
  9 Abe Fortas Correspondence, 1958-1966
  10 Abe Fortas Correspondence, 1967
  11 Abe Fartas Correspondence & Newsclippings, 1968-1988
  12 Elizabeth Wickenden [Goldschmidt] Interview, (incomplete rough draft), 1986
  13 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1935-1970
  14 New York State Commission, 1949-1960
  15 Personal Correspondence, 1885-ca. 1940
  16 Social Welfare, Correspondence & Newsclipping, 1958-1964
  17 Social Welfare History Group Newsletter, 1987
  18 Teaching Material: Fordham University, 1963-1983
  19 Teaching Material: Hunter College, 1966-1989
  20 "Transiency-Mobility in Trouble" by E. Wickenden, 1937
  21 Transient Division Report: Emergency Relief Administration of Arizona, ca. 1935 (photocopies of photographs)
  22 Transient Program, 1933-1938
  23 Ellen Winston: Materials, 1962-1984
  24 Works Progress Administration: Memos, Letters, Form Letters, 1935-1939