Speeches & Articles
Radio Address on Social Insurance (1935)
"Remarks on the 25th Anniversary of Social Security" by Frances Perkins. (1960)
"The Roots of Social Security" by Frances Perkins. (1962)
SOCIAL SECURITY BOARD MEMBERSFrank Bane Speech -- PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL SECURITY (12/10/36)
Frank Bane Article -- PROMOTING JOB SECURITY (June 1938)
This article by Social Security Board Executive Director Frank Bane places the unemployment compensation provisions of the Social Security Act in historical and intellectual perspective, and to rationalize the system of State/Federal partnership characteristic of the American approach to employment security.
Frank Bane Article -- A NEW AMERICAN REALITY (August 1938)
This essay by Social Security Board Executive Director Frank Bane attempts to make the historical and philosophical case for Social Security in general.
J. Douglas Brown: "The Idea of Social
J. Douglas Brown: "The American Philosophy of Social Insurance" (1957)
J. Douglas Brown: "The Birth of Old-Age Insurance"(1963)
J. Douglas Brown: "The Genesis of Social Security in America" (1969)
Art Hess & Alvin David: "The Disability Program: Its Origins-Our Heritage-Its Future-Our Challenge" (1993) Historical overview of the development of the disability program, by two former SSA officials.
Larry DeWitt: THE CIVILIAN WAR BENEFITS PROGRAM: SSA'S FIRST DISABILITY PROGRAM 1997) This article by the SSA Historian describes in detail a special war-time cash disability benefit program administered by the Social Security Administration. SSA was in fact paying cash disability benefits under this program as early as 1943--more than a decade before disability benefits became available under Title II of the Social Security Act.