Guide to the American Association For Social Security Records,
1909-1944

Collection Number: 5002

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library

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Date completed:
2000
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Casey S. Westerman, August 7, 2002

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
American Association for Social Security records, 1909-1944, bulk 1920-1944.
Collection Number:
5002
Creator:
American Association for Social Security.
Quantity:
89.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, subject files, card files, legislative bills, and newspaper clippings.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Materials concern the movement to promote government provision of retirement, health, unemployment and other forms of social insurance and progressive social legislation.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Founded in 1927 by Abraham Epstein, the American Association for Social Security (formerly the American Association for Old Age Security) was dedicated to securing state and federal legislation to ensure adequate old age pensions, as well as unemployment and health insurance for American workers.
In 1927, Abraham Epstein organized the American Association for Old Age Security. The Association name was changed in 1933 to the American Association for Social Security and its goals and activities were widened to include unemployment insurance and health insurance.
Epstein was a reformer, editor, writer, scholar and public speaker, as well as the creative force behind the American Association for Social Security, which he directed for fifteen years as executive secretary. Old age pension legislation was the main objective of the Association.
The American Association for Social Security actively participated in the various state old age pension campaigns. For Epstein, this work with state programs was merely a means of bringing enough pressure to bear on Congress to secure federal legislation. The American Association for Social Security also sought reforms in the existing unemployment system and the enactment of a health insurance program.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Consists of Association correspondence with various individuals, societies and organizations, chiefly concerning unemployment insurance, federal social security, national health insurance, old age benefits, state laws and workmen's compensation. Also subject files which consist of published and unpublished materials having to do with health insurance, old age pensions, federal social security and unemployment relief; a card file of legislative histories of social security bills; a social legislation bibliography; copies of legislative bills; newspaper clippings which chiefly concern federal social security programs, social insurance, social security, and the Social Security Board; and miscellaneous related documents.

SUBJECTS

Names:
American Association for Social Security.
Epstein, Abraham, 1892-1942.

Subjects:
Depressions--1929--United States.
Insurance, Health--United States.
Insurance, Unemployment--United States.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Old age pensions--United States.
Social security--United States.
Workers' compensation--United States.
Lobbyists.

Form and Genre Terms:
Bibliographies.
Bills (legislative)
Clippings.
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Open to researchers in keeping with repository rules.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
American Association for Social Security records, #5002. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

Correspondence is arranged chronologically. Subject files are arranged geographically and alphabetically. Card files and newspaper clippings are arranged by subject. Legislative bills are arranged alphabetically by state. Miscellaneous files are arranged alphabetically.

SERIES LIST

I. Correspondence, 1927-1944, bulk 1931-1944. Boxes 1-6
II. Subject files, 1920-1944. Boxes 7-34
III. Card files, 1935-1943. Boxes 35-36
IV. Legislative bills, 1920-1944. Boxes 37-65
V. Newspaper clippings, 1920-1944. Boxes 66-118
VI. Miscellaneous, 1909-1944. Boxes 119-121

CONTAINER LIST

Description
Container
I. Correspondence, 1927-1944, bulk 1931-1944.
Chiefly concerns unemployment insurance, federal social security, health insurance, merit rating, old age pensions, state legislation and workmen's compensation. Correspondents include Harvey Lebrun (acting executive director, AASS); Bishop Francis J. McConnell (president, AASS); Frances Perkins (secretary of labor); additionally, considerable routine business correspondence of the Association.
Correspondence concerning unemployment insurance (1930-1942) deals with the Wagner-Lewis unemployment bill; federal excise tax on unemployment insurance; AASS conference held at Brookwood Labor College on proposed standards for unemployment insurance; AASS's annual census of unemployment insurance developments; data on U.S. Employment Service; unemployment compensation; and the proposed Laidler State Employment Insurance Bill (1930).
Other topics include criticism of AASS's old age pension plan system and other AASS sponsored public assistance programs; tentative qualification standards for unemployment insurance established by AASS and embodied in a model bill for unemployment insurance; and changes in the federal Social Security Act.
Also concerns state efforts to establish unemployment relief bills (California, Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin); federal legislation on unemployment insurance; criticism of the New York Unemployment Insurance Act; Byrne-Killgre Bill; Municipal Assembly bill on unemployment insurance (N.Y. City).
The correspondence also concerns William Leiserson's committee to study operation of the Unemployment Insurance Law; Byrne-Condon Bill with AASS suggested revisions; the Stamp Plan vs. payroll tax plans for unemployment insurance; experience rating and interstate hearings on unemployment compensation. There is also correspondence between Prof. Herman Gray and Lincoln University regarding blacks and social security, and other miscellaneous or routine correspondence.
The correspondence concerning federal social security (l931-1943) deals with the pros and cons of making unemployment compensation a federal problem; correspondence with I.S. Falk and Eleanor L. Dulles concerns changing the 50-50 matching system of federal grants in aid to be more equitable to the needy, the aged, the blind, and dependent children, and legislation to aid mothers; correspondence with Margaret Wagner regards Ohio gubernatorial candidate Martin Davey and the AASS position on tax freezing; and correspondence from M.D. Litman concerns injustice of the unemployment system.
The correspondence concerning health insurance (1929-1943) deals with the reactions to the AASS model bill; letters from Epstein to Frances Perkins, Robert Wagner, and Mayor La Guardia regarding AASS's proposed health insurance program; correspondence between Epstein and J. Douglas Brown and E. Wight Bakke regarding expansion of New Jersey's unemployment compensation system to include illness coverage; notes on proposed New York State Health Insurance Plan Principles; opposition to Rhode Island's proposed illness compensation bill; and routine correspondence.
The documents concerning merit rating (1940-1944) include a list of organizations opposed to merit rating; criticism of merit rating; reports on experience rating in unemployment compensation; and A.F. of L. sentiments for repeal of merit rating laws.
The correspondence concerning old age pensions (1925-1942) includes letters from New York and New Jersey recipients of old age assistance expressing their gratitude for payments; industrial pension plans (General Electric, Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Mississippi State Senator Putman, Harry Kaplan, E.D. Hackett); pension programs of the Board of Pensions and Relief of the Methodist Episcopal Church; state retirement laws and programs; AASS request for the elimination of almshouses; and trade union pension plans and relief systems.
The correspondence concerning state legislation (1943-1944) deals with information concerning various state programs for the blind; Aid to Families with Dependent Children; state public welfare programs and old age assistance programs.
The correspondence concerning workmen's compensation (1942-1944) deals with the possible amalgamation of the AASS with the American Association for Labor Legislation; advances in workmen's compensation during 1942-1943; and changes in workmen's compensation during 1943.
The correspondence with Harvey Lebrun (1943-1944) deals with Lebrun's appointment as acting executive director of AASS following Epstein's death; Lebrun's lecture on U.S. Social Security, delivered at Jefferson School of Social Science; and his and Epstein's mutual interest in research on old age assistance and social security. The correspondence with Bishop Francis J. McConnell (1928-1943) deals with routine matters and McConnell's twenty-fifth anniversary of service in 1937.
The correspondence with Frances Perkins (1933-1938) regards agendas of labor conferences dealing with safety and health, minimum wages, old age pensions, unemployment insurance legislation, etc.; protests to Perkins concerning the exclusion of AASS from conference on labor legislation; also Dept. of Labor sponsorship of a conference on social insurance.
Amalgamation of AASS and AALL. Correspondence including exchange between Associate Secretary of AASS, Solomon Bloom and Prof. Joseph Chamberlain, Edwin E. Witte re possible amalgamation, 1941-43.
Box 1 Folder 1
American Association for Labor Legislation. Routine correspondence with John B. Andrews, Executive Secretary, 1931-39.
Box 1 Folder 2
American Association for Social Security (AASS), Administrative Committee. General correspondence with John Andrews and Abraham Epstein re article in New Republic, "Enemies to Unemployment Insurance, "1933-42.
Box 1 Folder 3
AASS - Financial Appeals and Materials on Ideas, Costs. Correspondence with Harvey Lebrum, Acting Executive Director of AASS with various persons concerning fund raising; Herbert Lehman re possible publication ideas, 1944.
Box 1 Folder 4
AASS - re Work of Association. Correspondence re NY Times article by Epstein; contributions from other organizations, unions, benefactors; response to contribution requests.
Box 1 Folder 5
Anniversary Celebration (10th) - 1937 Correspondence re 10th Anniversary of the Association from many supporters including Jacob Billikopf, Hugo Black, J.P. Chamberlain, Paul Douglas, William Haber and others.
Box 1 Folder 6
Applications for Positions Recommendations, resignations, etc., 1931-43
Box 1 Folder 7
Appeals - General - 1943
Box 1 Folder 8
Appeals for Contributions Sample letter, 1943
Box 1 Folder 9
Appeals - Miscellaneous - 1943
Box 1 Folder 10
Associated Industries of MASS Correspondence to all members re opposition to Wagner and Connery Bills, 1934
Box 1 Folder 11
Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. Routine correspondence, 1940.
Box 1 Folder 12
Bakke, E. Wight - Yale University Correspondence, 1936-43
Box 1 Folder 13
Barradas, Gerald. Correspondence, 1936
Box 1 Folder 14
Benjamin, Herbert Executive Secretary of International Workers Order re IWO's "Plan for Plenty" publication, 1940
Box 1 Folder 15
Berger, B.W. Correspondence re mss. on pension plans, 1936
Box 1 Folder 16
Bills Paid (Misc.) - 1941-43
Box 1 Folder 17
Billikopf, Jacob Correspondence, 1943
Box 1 Folder 18
Blake, Moe E. Correspondence, 1938
Box 1 Folder 19
Blanshard, Paul (NYS Insurance Dept.) Correspondence, 1929
Box 1 Folder 20
Bloom, Allan (Associate Secretary of AASS) Correspondence re Dr. Bloom's book, World of Nations, 1943
Box 1 Folder 21
Board and Executive Committee Correspondence, 1943
Box 1 Folder 22
Board Members - Prospects Correspondence from Matthew Woll, second Vice-Pres. of AFL; C. Johnson, Pres. of the Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. re refusals of offer to become members of Board of Directors, 1943
Box 1 Folder 23
Board of Directors Correspondence, 1941-43
Box 1 Folder 24
Brandjard, I.M. (Dept. of Public Welfare, Montana) Correspondence re proposed bill for Home Security, 1938
Box 1 Folder 25
Brown, Grace Correspondence re proposed bill on social security, 1938
Box 1 Folder 26
Brown, Douglas J. (Princeton University & VP of AASS) Correspondence with Epstein re work of the organization; also between Brown and Bakke re coalition of social security in the country, and Altmeyer re Advisory Council of AASS, 1937-43
Box 1 Folder 27
Bryan, Lin (Chairman. of People's Rights Assn.) Re gaining guidance and support from AASS, 1934
Box 1 Folder 28
Bullick, H. W. re article from American Seaman and social security, 1935
Box 1 Folder 29
Bunker, Frank (Member, Christian Science Comm. on Publication for the District of Columbia) re employees who are of the Christian Science faith and social security, 1941
Box 1 Folder 30
Burke, William W. (Washington Univ., Dept. of Social Work) Routine correspondence, 1944
Box 1 Folder 31
Burns, Eveline Incoming letters from Eveline Burns re her observations on Epstein amendments - n.d.
Box 1 Folder 32
Burton, Noble Incoming letter re unemployment in general, 1936
Box 1 Folder 33
Business - Miscellaneous - 1942
Box 1 Folder 34
Byrne Condon Bill (NY) Letters re the unemployment insurance bill, 1934
Box 1 Folder 35
Cannot Contribute Routine, 1943
Box 1 Folder 36
Chamberlain, Joseph P. (Columbia Univ.) re the Unemployment Insurance Bill, 1933
Box 1 Folder 36a
Chile Conference Inter-American Committee to Promote Social Security, 1942
Box 1 Folder 37
Christadora House - Open Forum re Health Insurance Conference held at Christadora House, 1944
Box 1 Folder 38
Christian Social Justice Fund re possible grant from CSJF to AASS; appeal of decision deciding not to grant AASS funds, 1939-43
Box 1 Folder 39
Cohen, Wilbur (Member, Comm. on Economic Security, Staff Member of SSB, and Bureau of UC) Routine correspondence, 1941
Box 1 Folder 40
Conferences - Outside Routine correspondence re conferences outside AASS, 1943
Box 1 Folder 41
Contributors' Correspondence - 1944
Box 1 Folder 42
Contributions - 1943
Box 1 Folder 43-45
Contributions - 1942
Box 1 Folder 46
Contribution to Epstein Testimonial. Lists of contributors to Abraham Epstein Testimonial Committee, 1942
Box 1 Folder 47
Contributions - 1941
Box 1 Folder 48
Contributions - 1940
Box 1 Folder 49
Constitution Amended (By-Laws, etc.) Copies of by-laws, constitutional amendments, constitution, 1927-30
Box 2 Folder 1
Correspondence re Membership Lists and Prospect Lists, Membership Organizations Routine correspondence, 1938-42
Box 2 Folder 2
Correspondence - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 2a
Corporate Matters - 1932-42
Box 2 Folder 3
Cumulative Trial Balances and Monthly Receipts and Expenditures, 1940-43
Box 2 Folder 4
Daily Contributions - 1942
Box 2 Folder 5
Davis, Michael W. (Board Member and Chmn. Comm. on Research in Medical Economics) Routine correspondence, 1943
Box 2 Folder 6
DeTurberville, Estee (Dept. of Social Welfare, Calif.) Correspondence re California old age bill; possible attendance of DeTurberville at AASS Conference, 1929
Box 2 Folder 7
Discontinued Members Correspondence re discontinuance of membership; contributors asking, for various reasons, that their names be removed from the list, 1942-43
Box 2 Folder 8
Distributist Committeemen of America, Inc. Incoming letter asking for appointment to talk with Bishop McConnell about social security views, 1934
Box 2 Folder 9
Division of Placement and Unemployment Insurance -Department of Labor - NYS Correspondence re separate reports and partial unemployment compensation; correspondence from Epstein to Chief of Placement re difference between unemployment compensation and private insurance, 1935-43
Box 2 Folder 10
Donnelly, Thomas J. (Sec. -Treas. Ohio Fed. of Labor) re Epstein's failure to attend 14th annual conf. of AASS, 1941
Box 2 Folder 11
Dopkin, Lee. L. - Baltimore, MD. Member of State Board of State Dept. of Public Welfare in Maryland Correspondence re Mr. Dopkin's aid in securing contributions, 1936-43.
Box 2 Folder 12
Epstein, Henrietta Routine correspondence; series of letters regarding reclaiming of Mr. Epstein's files by Mrs. Epstein (after his death) with Harvey Lebrun; enclosure: "Abraham Epstein - Pioneer and Prophet" testimony to Mr. Epstein, 1942-44.
Box 2 Folder 13
Executive Committee. Routine correspondence, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 14
Expense Statement - Lists, Reservation Cards and Programs. 1936.
Box 2 Folder 15
"Experience Rating vs. Social Security". Correspondence re above article appearing in Social Security; pamphlet enclosed, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 16
"Experience Rating vs. Social Security" -Paid and Complimentary Copies. Routine Correspondence, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 17
Federal Social Security - Federalism and Federalization. Correspondence re the pros and cons of making unemployment compensation a federal program, 1941-42.
Box 2 Folder 18
Federal Social Security - Grants - In - Aids. Correspondence to I. S. Falk and Mrs. Eleanor L. Dulles including a study of the need to change the 50-50 matching system of Federal grants in order to be more equitable to needy, aged, blind, and dependent children, 1941.
Box 2 Folder 19
Federal Social Security - Mother's Pensions. Routine correspondence requesting information on Mother's aid legislation, 1931.
Box 2 Folder 20
Federal Social Security - Pensions and Politics. Correspondence with Margaret Wagner re candidate for Governor of Ohio Martin Davey, 194
Box 2 Folder 21
Federal Social Security - Professions, Condition Of. Routine correspondence requesting information for research work being done by Epstein on subject, 1931
Box 2 Folder 22
Federal Social Security and Relief Routine Correspondence, 1933-37
Box 2 Folder 23
Federal Social Security - Social Security Board Notification to holders of defense contracts and routine correspondence re explanation of the Act, 1936, 1941
Box 2 Folder 24
Federal Social Security Taxes Correspondence to Altmeyer from Lebrun re the AASS stand on tax freezing, and to Senator Alben Barkley from Altmeyer re testimony to the Senate Finance Committee hearings on tax freezing; editorial by Epstein re Treasurer Secretary Morganthau's consideration of increased social security taxes, 1941-44
Box 2 Folder 25
Federal Social Security Wage Records Correspondence from M.D. Litman to Division of Placement and Unemployment Insurance Industrial Commissioner, and Mr. Epstein complaining about injustice of the system, 1941-42
Box 2 Folder 26
Fifteenth Anniversary Conference Routine correspondence and various enclosures dealing with post-war America and social security; authors include Arthur Altmeyer, Nelson Rockefeller, E. Wight Bakke, and William Green, 1942
Box 2 Folder 27
Finances - Inventory, etc. - 1943-44
Box 2 Folder 28
Financial Statements - 1942-43
Box 2 Folder 29-30
Financial Statements - Comparison - 1941-42
Box 2 Folder 31
Fitch, John A. (NY School of Social Work and Member, Executive Committee, AALL) Correspondence re forming a united front in the movement for unemployment insurance, 1933
Box 2 Folder 31a
Folsom, Marion B. Routine correspondence re Mr. Epstein's book and Folsom's proposals to the Advisory Council, 1938
Box 2 Folder 32
Gatewood, E. Correspondence re national pensions and suggestions for improvement sent to Mr. Epstein, 1935
Box 2 Folder 33
Gilbertson, H.S. Correspondence between Gilbertson and Mr. Epstein re an alternative proposal to unemployment reserves, 1935
Box 2 Folder 34
Golden, Clinton S. Northeastern Director of Steelworkers Organizing Committee Correspondence re election of Golden as a VP of AASS and how this is effected by Mr. Epstein's stand on Emergency Displacement Benefits; routine matters, 1941-42.
Box 2 Folder 35
Gray, Professor Herman A. Correspondence, 1935-43.
Box 2 Folder 36
Haas and Schlesinger - CPA's. Routine correspondence, 1930-42.
Box 2 Folder 37
Hartz, Gustov - Pamphlet Routine German reactionary concerning social insurance, 1935, 1939. correspondence re pamphlet by
Box 2 Folder 38
Health - Bibliography. Routine correspondence re various articles and books dealing with health costs and insurance proposals, 1935-40.
Box 2 Folder 39
Health Insurance Bill (1934-35) Assoc. Model. Reactions from a wide variety of sources to Association's draft of a model bill, 1934-35.
Box 2 Folder 40
Health Insurance Bill, 1940, Assoc. Model. Reactions to revised edition of the Association's Model Bill, 1940.
Box 2 Folder 41
Health Insurance - Miscellaneous Correspondence from January 1938. Routine correspondence, 1938-1944
Box 2 Folder 42
Health Insurance Correspondence. Routine correspondence, 1937.
Box 2 Folder 43
Health Insurance - 1936. Correspondence from Mr. Epstein to Francis Perkins, Robert Wagner, and Mayor LaGuardia re AASS's proposed health insurance program for social security; enclosure: "The Case for Health Insurance" by Mr. Epstein, 1936.
Box 3 Folder 1
Health Insurance - Correspondence. Routine correspondence, 1935.
Box 3 Folder 2
Health Insurance - Correspondence. 1934.
Box 3 Folder 3
Health Insurance - Correspondence. 1934 (January-April) Routine Correspondence, 1934, 1941
Box 3 Folder 4
Health Insurance - Senator Arthur Capper. Routine correspondence re a Health Insurance Bill, 1937-41.
Box 3 Folder 5
Health Insurance - Conference, 1939. Routine correspondence, 1939.
Box 3 Folder 6
Health Insurance - Conference, 1939. Routine correspondence, 1939.
Box 3 Folder 7
Health Insurance - Conference, 1940. Routine correspondence, 1940.
Box 3 Folder 8
Health Insurance - Connecticut
Box 3 Folder 8a
Health Insurance - Medical Profession -Individuals. Routine correspondence, enclosures include: "Principles and Proposals for the Improvement of Medical Care", and an address given by M. J. Tobias before the Committee on Civic policy - Medical Society of County of New York, 1935-40.
Box 3 Folder 9
Health Insurance - New Jersey. Correspondence between Mr. Epstein and J. Douglas Brown of Princeton, and E. Wright Bakke of Yale re expansion of New Jersey's unemployment compensation system to include illness coverage, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 10
Health Insurance - New York. Routine correspondence; handwritten response to Gray's letter to the editor the Times calling for health insurance from a woman whose husband had been out of work for five and a half months; notes on proposed N.Y.S. Health Insurance Plan Principles, 1942-43.
Box 3 Folder 11
Health Insurance - Substitutes for Voluntary Schemes, Etc. Routine correspondence re various schemes for health insurance with some enclosures explaining those schemes, 1929-42.
Box 3 Folder 12
Health Insurance - Rhode Island Correspondence re opposition to Rhode Island's proposed illness compensation bill; routine correspondence, 1942
Box 3 Folder 13
Hicks, M. Incoming letter re distribution of literature concerning wealth distribution programs, 1932
Box 3 Folder 14
Hillman, Sidney (Chmn. CIO PAC) Incoming letter inviting Harvey LeBrun to CIO Conference re full employment in post WWII era, 1944
Box 3 Folder 15
Hoey, Jane M. Routine correspondence re states that have passed old age assistance laws or bills, 1936
Box 3 Folder 16
Hogue, Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Dir. Independent Legislative Bureau) Correspondence re Christian Justice Fund contribution to the AASS, 1942
Box 3 Folder 17
Hohaus, R.A. Incoming letter re Mr. Hohaus's resignation as a member of AASS Advisory Committee, 1944
Box 3 Folder 18
Insecurity - A Challenge to American Responses Correspondence re Mr. Epstein's book - criticism, bills for payment, and buyer lists included, 1930-43
Box 3 Folder 19
Institute, Conference, Forums, Suggestions, Etc. Routine Correspondence, 1944
Box 3 Folder 20
Internal Revenue Dept. (Mr. Hastings) Correspondence re tax standings of AASS, 1942
Box 3 Folder 21
Ives, Irving M. (Assemblyman) re passage of Social Security Program Bill, 1936
Box 3 Folder 21a
Kelley, Nicholas Routine correspondence, 1942-43
Box 3 Folder 22
Kettle, Fletcher C. (Division of AA, Illinois) Correspondence between Kettle and Mr. Epstein re study of almshouses in different states prepared by Illinois' staff, report enclosed, 1941
Box 3 Folder 23
Labor Unions Correspondence between various unions and Harvey Lebrun, Acting Executive Director, re sending of union official roster, 1944
Box 3 Folder 24
Langer, Senator William Correspondence between Mr. Epstein and Sen. Langer re bill proposed to amend the Social Security Act known as the "General Welfare Act" introduced by Langer, 1941
Box 3 Folder 25
LaPorte, Alphonse A. Incoming letter from A. LaPorte re draft, of proposed Pa. bill concerning old age assistance, 1929
Box 3 Folder 26
Lasker, Mrs. Alpert D. Correspondence between Mrs. Lasker and Solomon Bloom, Associate Sec. for AASS, re financial contributions from former to latter, 1943
Box 3 Folder 27
Latimer, Murray Correspondence between Latimer and Mr. Epstein concerning questions on amendments to the Social Security law; enclosed is a copy of Latimer's bill to amend the SS Act, 1932
Box 3 Folder 28
Laws - 1944 (States) Lists of State Social Security Laws, 1944
Box 3 Folder 29
League for Industrial Democracy Routine Correspondence, 1942
Box 3 Folder 30
Leases Routine correspondence, 1930
Box 3 Folder 31
Lebrun, Harvey - Arrangements and Correspondence Correspondence re Mr. Lebrun's assumption of the Acting Executive Directorship of the AASS following Mr. Epstein's death; letters of recommendation, conditions of acceptance, etc., 1943-44
Box 3 Folder 32
Lebrun, Harvey - Lectures Correspondence re lecture on U.S. Social Security given by Mr. Lebrun at the Jefferson School of Social Science, 1944
Box 3 Folder 33
Lebrun, Harvey - Personnel Correspondence re hiring of personnel, 1943-44
Box 3 Folder 34
Lebrun, Harvey (Prior to 1943) Correspondence between Mr. Epstein and Mr. Lebrun re mutual interests in research for old age assistance and social security; Lebrun was working on his PhD. thesis during this period, 1930-43
Box 3 Folder 35
Lee, Clarence H. Incoming letter to Mr. Epstein proposing a scheme for aiding unemployment, 1933
Box 4 Folder 1
Lehman, Herbert (Lt. Gov. & Gov., NYS) Legislative correspondence re unemployment insurance, old age assistance to immigrants, old age insurance, health insurance, recommendations for political appointments, and Lehman's support of AASS, 1929-41
Box 4 Folder la
Leiserson, William -Correspondence suggesting change in scope of organization to include employment security, 1933
Box 4 Folder 1b
Letters - Circulation and Renewal Outgoing letters of requests for services from AASS, 1936
Box 4 Folder 2
Lewi, Mrs. William G. Outgoing letter, response for information re old age assistance, 1939
Box 4 Folder 3
Lists (Exchange, etc.) Correspondence re exchange of subscription lists with magazines and other organizations, 1931-40
Box 4 Folder 4
Long, Huey P. Incoming letter re appeal for his platform, 1934
Box 4 Folder 5
Luncheon Conference (Feb. 1943) Correspondence re policy of the AASS on unemployment insurance, health insurance, etc.; correspondence from Eveline Burns, Director of Research, Committee on Long Range Work and Relief Policies, John Corson, Director, of Bureau of Employment Security, 1943
Box 4 Folder 6
Luncheon Conference (Nov. 1942) Correspondence re possible reorganization with other national organizations - i.e. the National Consumer's League, 1942
Box 4 Folder 7
Lyon, Norman L. (American Association of Civil Advancement League) Routine correspondence, 1931
Box 4 Folder 8
Magazine - Correspondence, Orders, etc. Routine correspondence, 1944
Box 4 Folder 9
Mailers Service Co. Routine correspondence, 1943-45
Box 4 Folder 10
Martin, H.J. Incoming letter - scheme to aid the country's economic condition, 1938
Box 4 Folder 11
Mayer, A. A.- Fifty Plus Society Incoming letter requesting analysis of accompanying bulletin re the aged in society, n.d.
Box 4 Folder 12
McConnell, Bishop Francis Correspondence between McConnell and Mr. Epstein; incoming letters to McConnell from outsiders, 1928-43
Box 4 Folder 13
McConnell, Bishop Francis - Anniversary Routine correspondence re twenty-five years of service - testimonial for McConnell, 1937
Box 4 Folder 14
Merit Rating - 1944 Routine correspondence - includes lists of organizations opposed to merit rating, and part of an editorial re merit rating by Harvey Lebrun, 1944
Box 4 Folder 15
Merit Rating - 1943 Correspondence against merit rating, and "Greedy Employers Menace Worker's Insurance Funds" by Max Finchter (rough draft of an editorial), 1943
Box 4 Folder 16
Merit Rating - General Correspondence includes "The Chamber of Commerce Reports on Experience-Rating in Unemployment Compensation' by Adolph Appleman; Resolution #112 by Rhode Island State Federation of Labor that the AFL use their influence towards repeal of merit-rating laws, and a letter from the AFL urging the same, 1940-41
Box 4 Folder 17
Merit Rating - Sub-Committee on - Personal, Mrs. Epstein Routine correspondence and rough draft of an article "Public Hails Association's Revised Health Insurance Bill" - no author, 1940-41
Box 4 Folder 18
Merit Rating In Unemployment Insurance - Massachusetts Criticisms by Mr. Epstein of the proposed changes in the Massachusetts Unemployment Compensation Law -particularly the merit-rating plan; the Director of the Division of Unemployment Compensation replied to these criticisms with explanations of the policy; further discussion of merit-rating between Mr. Epstein and Katherine Dolan, 1939-41
Box 4 Folder 19
Merit Rating in Unemployment Insurance - New York State Correspondence between Prof. Gray and Mr. Epstein re amendments to NYS Unemployment Insurance Acts, specifically the Young Bill; general correspondence between the AASS and other persons re the Young Bill, 1938-41
Box 4 Folder 20
Merit Rating in Unemployment Insurance - Pennsylvania Substantive letters between Mr. Epstein and Mr. Wolf re merit systems; correspondence between Mr. Epstein and a variety of labor officials in Pennsylvania re merit rating, 1940-42
Box 4 Folder 21
Merit Rating in U.S. - Miscellaneous Routine correspondence - 1939-41
Box 4 Folder 22
Meyer, Mrs. Eugene (Editor, Washington Post) re social security campaign; various provisions of social security program; and the publication of articles and letters in the Post, 1937-40
Box 4 Folder 23
Minimum Wages Reports of hours and earnings of various industries - i.e. Laundry, Clothing, in Connecticut, 1933-39
Box 4 Folder 24
Morgan, Gerald Substantial amount of correspondence between Morgan and Epstein re social issues; details of various plans and personal; also between Morgan and Solomon Bloom, Acting Secretary after Mr. Epstein's death, 1938-43
Box 4 Folder 25
Names of People to Contact Routine correspondence requesting informational aid from the AASS by various organizations and individuals, 1943
Box 4 Folder 26
Nation (Editor) Outgoing letter from Epstein criticizing life insurance inadequacies in America, as reported in the Nation, 1929
Box 4 Folder 27
National Association of Letter Carriers -Empire Branch Thirty-Six Correspondence re above's opposition to a Congressional bill involving proposed changes in the Social Security Act; letter to Harvey Lebrun, 1944
Box 4 Folder 28
National Child Labor Committee. Routine correspondence, 1934-40.
Box 4 Folder 29
National Conference on Social Work. Correspondence re participation of the AASS at National Conference of Social Work, 1944.
Box 4 Folder 30
National Consumers League. Correspondence re the possible merger of the AASS with the NCL, 1943-44.
Box 4 Folder 31
National Information Bureau (Mrs. May Harding). Routine correspondence, 1931.
Box 4 Folder 32
National Lawyers Guild. Correspondence re the AASS analysis of the Wagner- Murray - Dingell Social Security Bill, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 33
National Refugee Services. Correspondence re job placements, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 34
New York City - Emergency Work and Relief Administration. A report to the Mayor (John P. O'Brien) covering the operations of the Emergency Work and Relief Administration in New York City from April, 1933 to Sept., 1933, 1933.
Box 4 Folder 35
New York State Injunction Cases - List of No correspondence.
Box 4 Folder 36
Nonpartisan Social Security Commission. Final report, sent to Mr. Epstein, of a three month study by the Nonpartisan Social Security Commission, sponsored by the Hearst newspapers, 1937.
Box 4 Folder 37
Objects, Activities and Needs of the Org. Routine correspondence, 1944
Box 4 Folder 38
Old and Middle Age Employment Requests from the AASS for information from Mass. Dept. of Labor re "Discrimination Against Older Wage Earners in the Matter of Employment;" a study from Michigan's Labor Dept. re accident rates and age groups; additional correspondence on this topic with other sources; and Epstein's comments on an article: re FDR's pension program, 1929-1941.
Box 4 Folder 39
Ohio Federation of Teachers. Outgoing letter re Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, 1944.
Box 4 Folder 40
Old Age Pensions - Human Interest. Copies of letters from recipients of Old Age Assistance in New York and New Jersey expressing their gratitude for the payments, 1941-42.
Box 4 Folder 41
Old Age Pensions - Industrial Plans. Correspondence re pensions plans with General Electric, Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, State Senator Putman (Miss.), Harry Kaplan , insurance analyst and underwriter E.D. Hackett, and others, 1925-33.
Box 4 Folder 42
Old Age Pensions - Private Organizations, Church, School. A copy of the pension program of the Board of Pensions and Relief - Methodist Episcopal Church - sent to Mr. Epstein; Mr. Epstein's reply is included, 1927.
Box 4 Folder 43
Old Age Pensions - Public Employees Retirement Systems. Requests from the AASS for information on state retirement laws; copies of some state retirement programs are enclosed (i.e. Cal.); a copy of a speech to be delivered by the National Education Association of the United States re teachers' pensions, 1931-32.
Box 4 Folder 44
Old Age Pensions - Relief - Almshouses. A statement from the Governor of Maryland (O'Conor) re the elimination of almshouses -requested by the AASS, 1940.
Box 4 Folder 45
Old Age Pensions - Trade Union Pension Plans. Requests from the AASS for information _re_ various trade union pension plans- relief systems; copies and explanations of various plans are included (i.e. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Bricklayers), 1927.
Box 4 Folder 46
Old Age Pensions - Various Schemes. "Old Age Security by an Educational Birth Tax" - a plan for a Federal Old Age Pension system proposed by Saul Wiland (attorney) and sent to Mr. Epstein for comment; review of Downey report on old age pension system, 1930, 1941
Box 4 Folder 47
Perkins , Frances Correspondence between Perkins (Secretary of Labor) and Epstein containing agendas to several labor conferences that Mr. Epstein was invited to attend; topics of the conferences were Safety and Health, Minimum Wages, Old Age Pensions, Unemployment Insurance Legislation, etc., 1933-38
Box 4 Folder 48
Perkins, Frances - National Conference on Social Insurance Much correspondence to Sec. Perkins protesting the exclusion of the AASS from the upcoming February general conference on Labor Legislation; telegrams come from many of the AASS's supporters and members; an explanation from the Dept. of Labor is included; correspondence re a conference on social insurance to be sponsored by the Dept. of Labor and the AASS, 1933-34
Box 4 Folder 49
Peterkin, Walter G. Letter from Peterkin to AASS enclosing a copy of a letter sent to President Roosevelt re old age annuities, 1935
Box 4 Folder 50
Press Releases from Jan. 1941 Routine correspondence; press releases; short biographical sketch of Harvey Lebrun, new Executive Director of AASS (after death of Epstein), 1941
Box 4 Folder 51
Proceedings - Printing Cost Estimates, etc. Routine correspondence, 1942
Box 4 Folder 52
Printers, etc. Routine correspondence, 1941-42
Box 4 Folder 53
Raushenbush, Paul Correspondence re differing viewpoints on social security bills, 1933
Box 5 Folder 1
Renewals Letters from AASS asking for renewed contributions, 1939-42
Box 5 Folder la
Renewal Letters Letters from AASS asking for renewed contributions, 1932-39
Box 5 Folder 2
Requests for Comments, Information, Advice, etc. Questions directed to AASS on legislation; requests for general information re AASS and excerpts from Social Security; also a Conference Calendar for those in the field of public administration, 1943-44
Box 5 Folder 3
Reservation Acknowledgements - Jan. 1936 Letters of acknowledgement from the AASS re received reservations, 1935-36
Box 5 Folder 4
Review of Pamphlet and Advertising by AASS Sample advertisement, letters from Advertising Dept.'s of the Nation and the Commonweal, 1944
Box 5 Folder 5
Roberts, Fred A letter from Paramount Rubber Consolidated, Inc. proposing an old age pension plan that utilizes pension "stamps" issued by the government through the post office, 1932
Box 5 Folder 6
Rood, Royal D. A letter from Mr. Rood, Attorney at Law, enclosing a pamphlet relating to a report in the Congressional Record, n.d.
Box 5 Folder 7
Roosevelt, F.D. (Gov., NYS) Correspondence re old age security, 1929-31
Box 5 Folder 7a
Rubinow, I.M. re support of AASS, 1933
Box 5 Folder 7b
Saltonstall, Leverett (Gov. Massachusetts) Letter from Epstein to Saltonstall criticizing the implementation of a merit-rating system to reform Massachusetts's unemployment compensation law, and urging the Gov. not to adopt it, 1939
Box 5 Folder 8
Sansby, Charles
Box 5 Folder 8a
Simkhovitch, Mrs. Mary Letters to Simkhovitch, President of the National Public Housing Conference, largely from officials of the AASS requesting her opinions and information; her own requests and replies are included, 1929-43
Box 5 Folder 9
Slavin, Harry Correspondence between Slavin and the AASS re his attempts to raise contributions and members after Epstein's death - assistance from the UAW seemed particularly pressing, 1942
Box 5 Folder 10
Spayth, George W. Letter from Spayth, Editor of The Weekly Call, to Epstein citing an editorial that he had written on old age pensions for his newspaper, and inviting Epstein's criticisms of it, 1938
Box 5 Folder 11
Speakers - Correspondence Letters from Dr. Imre Ferenczi, Patricia Strauss (member, Labour Party), and William Green re statements they were asked to make by the AASS, 1942
Box 5 Folder 12
Speakers Correspondence - Health Insurance Letters to various New York newspapers requesting that they each send a reporter to cover the AASS's Health Insurance luncheon; correspondence with John Kingsbury and Charlotte Carr, featured speakers at the luncheon; correspondence with the Hotel Astor, 1935-36
Box 5 Folder 13
State Legislation - Blind Letters to Harvey Lebrun, Acting Executive Director, re his requests for information on various states' programs for the blind; specific state programs for the blind are described in the letters, 1943-44
Box 5 Folder 14
State Legislation - Dependent Children Letters to Harvey Lebrun, Acting Director, from various state public welfare departments re his requests for information on aid to dependent children programs; pamphlets and statistics on state public welfare programs from states are included, 1943
Box 5 Folder 15
State Legislation - Social Security Letters to Lebrun from various states answering his requests for information on old age assistance programs; responses from Georgia, Arizona, etc.
Box 5 Folder 16
Stone, N.I. Correspondence re John Andrews' attack on Epstein and the Association's policies and ideas, 1933
Box 5 Folder 16a
Studybaker, Aaron Letter from Solomon Bloom, Associate Secretary, to Studybaker of the American Retail Federation re an informal meeting to discuss successor to Mr. Epstein; reply is included, 1943
Box 5 Folder 17
Taft, Robert (U.S. Senator) Letter re legislation, 1943
Box 5 Folder 17a
Thompson, Mrs. Lewis S. (Geraldine) -Sister of Gerald Morgan. Letters to Mr. Epstein from Mrs. Thompson of the New Jersey State Board of Control of Institutions and Agencies, expressing her interest in the AASS's health program; replies from Mr. Epstein are included, 1941.
Box 5 Folder 18
Ticonium. Letters to the AASS from J.J. Nevin, promotional manager for Ticonium, re membership in the AASS and info. about the legislation it has proposed for state legislatures, particularly health insurance legislation; replies from the AASS are included, 1943.
Box 5 Folder 19
Townsend, Fr. F.E. (Townsend Plan). Letter from Dr. Townsend, president of Old Age Revolving Pensions, Ltd., asking Bishop Francis (Pres. of the AASS) for his opinion of a plan for universal old age pensions; Francis's reply is included, 1934.
Box 5 Folder 20
Tyson, Dr. Francis. Routine correspondence between Dr. Tyson, professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and Mr. Epstein, a close personal and professional friend, re fund-raising and legislative concerns, 1939-42.
Box 5 Folder 21
Unemployment Insurance Bill. Comments on the Wagner-Lewis unemployment bill and federal excise tax on unemployment insurance; correspondence between Mr. Epstein and Merrill G. Murray of the University of Minnesota; additional correspondence from Sen. Wagner and Isador Lubin, Commissioner of Labor Statistics, 1934.
Box 5 Folder 22
Unemployment Insurance - Brookwood Conference. Invitations to the AASS's second conference on proposed standards for unemployment insurance being held at Brookwood Labor College; requested participants include Dean Sommer of the New York University Law School, Paul Brissenden of Columbia Univ., and Dr. Broadus Mitchell of Johns Hopkins University, 1933.
Box 5 Folder 23
Unemployment Insurance Census, 1938. Letters to state unemployment compensation commissions, requesting they complete and return the AASS's annual census of unemployment insurance developments; requests to the Dept. of Labor for info, on the U.S. Employment Service; also, a copy of the above mentioned survey is included, 1938-39.
Box 5 Folder 24
Unemployment Insurance Census - 1940-42. Letters from the Social Security Board in Wash. B.C. containing requested info. on unemployment compensation; an unemployment survey for 1939 from New Mexico; letters of invitation to unemployment compensation administrators requesting them to attend the AASS's Thirteenth Annual National Conference on Social Security, 1940-42.
Box 5 Folder 25
Unemployment Insurance - Constitutional Provisions. Corrections on an article - "Some Constitutional Obstacles to Unemployment Insurance" - in Social Security (Dec., 1935), made by students at Columbia University and sent to the AASS; a reply is included, 1936.
Box 5 Folder 26
Unemployment Insurance - Laidler. Letter to Dr. Laidler of the League for Industrial Democracy from The Institute of Economics of the Brookings Institution, commenting on his State Employment Insurance Bill, 1930.
Box 5 Folder 27
Unemployment Insurance - Opposition. Criticism of the AASS's old age pension plan system and other public welfare programs they sponsor, 1933-34.
Box 5 Folder 28
Unemployment Insurance Standards. Correspondence from the AASS to various colleges, the United Mine Workers, Francis Perkins, and others re a tentative set of standards for unemployment insurance established by the AASS's Brookwood conference and embodied in a model bill for unemployment insurance; replies are included, 1933-36.
Box 5 Folder 29
Unemployment Insurance - California. Letter from the Sec. of the Cal. State Federation of Labor notifying the AASS of Rep. Desmond's attempt to amend the Cal. Unemployment Insurance Act; an article for Social Security describing California's unemployment compensation procedures: correspondence with the Cal. Dept. of Employment also included, 1937-41.
Box 5 Folder 30
Unemployment Insurance - Connecticut. A review of Connecticut's hearing on the Commission's Unemployment Compensation Bill and Mr. Epstein's thoughts of the bill; also an info. request to Connecticut's Unemployment Compensation Division, 1936-38.
Box 5 Folder 31
Unemployment Insurance -. D.C. Info, on D.C.'s Unemployment Compensation Act (dependents' allowances); requests for copies of D.C.'s Unemployment Compensation Act as amended, 1940-42.
Box 5 Folder 32
Unemployment Insurance - Indiana. Requests for info, from the Indiana Unemployment Compensation Board and comments on the Unemployment Compensation Division's recommendations for amending the state's Unemployment Insurance law; also, Mr. Epstein's opinion of the Wagner- Lewis Bill, and requests for info, by Indiana University on unemployment legislation, 1934-38.
Box 5 Folder 33
Unemployment Insurance - Illinois. Correspondence with Rev. Lawrence - Illinois Association for Social Security- re changes in the Federal Social Security Act, and unemployment insurance in Illinois; correspondence from Peter Swanish, Commissioner of Placement and Unemployment Compensation in Illinois; correspondence with Daniel Goldy, Division of Unemployment Compensation, re the interests and philosophy of the AASS, 1935-42.
Box 5 Folder 34
Unemployment Insurance - Kentucky. Correspondence with the Unemployment Compensation Commission of Kentucky re free distribution of Social Security; a letter re biographical sketches of the Executive and Associate Directors of the Commission, 1938-42.
Box 5 Folder 35
Unemployment Insurance - Maryland. Correspondence with H. O'Conor, Attorney General of Md., and Sen. George Radcliffe re Mr. Epstein's views of the Md. Unemployment Insurance Bill; correspondence with Steven Fitzgerald of The Evening Sun and Simon Sobeloff, Chairman of the Md. Unemployment Insurance Commission, re the Federal Social Security Act and Maryland's own attempts to enact a law; acceptance by Mr. Epstein of an advisory position on the Committee on Unemployment Compensation of the Attorney General Association, 1933-38.
Box 5 Folder 36
Unemployment Insurance - Massachusetts. Correspondence with the Mass. Unemployment Compensation Commission re biographical sketches of its members and requests for info.; Mr. Epstein's criticisms of the Federal Social Security; Act; the AFL's Resolution on Unemployment Insurance (1934) ; correspondence re state efforts to establish unemployment bills - especially with John McLaren, Chairman of the Workers' Education Council; company reserves plan vs. single state pooled funds is hotly debated in unemployment legislation; correspondence with the Mass. State Federation of Labor - the AASS sending copies of its model unemployment bill to the State House; correspondence with many persons connected to Mass state drive for an unemployment bill, 1933-41.
Box 5 Folder 37
Unemployment Insurance - Michigan. Correspondence with the Michigan Unemployment Compensation re the Majority Report of the Interstate Conference Committee on Experience Rating; also, a letter suggesting the AASS hire Dr. Otto Neuberger for a research position, 1937-40.
Box 5 Folder 38
Unemployment Insurance - Missouri. Criticism from Robert Cummins, Chief of Research and Statistics on Missouri's Unemployment Compensation Commission over the interpretation of unemployment insurance by the AASS's Social Security; reply by the AASS; criticism of the Social Security review of the Missouri Unemployment Commission from Andrew Murphy, Chairman of the Commission; correction of a Social Security article on the Missouri legislative situation, from a member of the Missouri Senate, 1937-40.
Box 5 Folder 39
Unemployment Insurance Division - Nebraska. Correspondence re a request from the Unemployment Compensation Division of Nebraska for articles on unemployment compensation laws of the states; reply from the AASS, 1937.
Box 5 Folder 40
Unemployment Insurance - New Hampshire. Correspondence with Herman Feldman, Chairman of the New Hampshire Commission on Unemployment reserves, re federal legislation on unemployment insurance and New Hampshire's own bill; correspondence with the Unemployment Compensation Division of the Bureau of Labor re reports being sent to Mr. Epstein for comment; related correspondence with Mr. Feldman re his appointment to the Commission and his views on unemployment insurance, 1934-40.
Box 5 Folder 41
Unemployment Insurance - New Jersey. Correspondence with Katherine Wiley of the Consumers League of New Jersey, Vincent Murphy, of the New Jersey Federation of Labor, and others re passage of a state law on unemployment insurance and the guidance the AASS could provide; also, Mr. Epstein's appearance before the Unemployment Compensation Commission of New Jersey in which he outlined many proposals and answered questions; general correspondence with officials of the Commission, 1934-42.
Box 5 Folder 42
Unemployment Insurance - New York - Complaints - Letters from dissatisfied New Yorkers who are not receiving the unemployment benefits they feel they should, or have been promised; replies from the AASS - most of which admit helplessness until the state law is simplified by amendment, 1938-41.
Box 5 Folder 43
Unemployment Insurance - Byrne-Killgrew Bill (New York State). Letters from the AASS requesting its delegates to bring as many persons as possible to the hearing on unemployment insurance held in Albany in 1935; major union leaders were requested to do the same (i.e. David Dubinsky); letters from the AASS urging their friends to pressure two particular Senators (Dunnigan and Byrne) for passage of the bill, many of these letters are included, 1935.
Box 5 Folder 44
Unemployment Insurance - New York City. Mr. Epstein's opinion on the Municipal Assembly Bill on unemployment insurance, 1934.
Box 5 Folder 45
Unemployment Insurance - Hearing on Albany 1935. More requests from the AASS - to the League of Women Voters, etc., - re attendance at the March, 1935 hearing on unemployment insurance in Albany; replies expressing how many could attend were requested; Mr. Epstein stressed the importance of this hearing in demonstrating support for the pending Byrne-Killgrew Bill (of which a brief description is enclosed), 1935.
Box 5 Folder 46
Unemployment Insurance - New York State. Letters to N.Y. State union officials from a member of the N.Y. Permanent Conference on Social Security, urging them to write to George Meany (VP of the N.Y. Fed. of Labor and part of a committee to recommend legislation for unemployment insurance in N.Y.) supporting a bill such as the Social Security (which does not use the company reserve plan); correspondence from the AASS re state legislation and its own Model unemployment bill designed by the most prominent experts in the field, 1933-34.
Box 5 Folder 47
Unemployment Insurance Correspondence -New York. Correspondence and bulletins re Dr. William Leiserson's Committee to Study Operation of the Unemployment Insurance Law, of which Mr. Epstein is a member; miscellaneous correspondence with the New York State Dept. of Labor, 1937-42.
Box 5 Folder 48
Unemployment Insurance - New York. Correspondence re the Byrnes-Condon Bill and changes suggested by the AASS; correspondence between Mr. Epstein and N. Stone re "An American Plan for Unemployment Reserve Funds"; correspondence between Mr. Epstein and George Meany re unemployment insurance in New York State, 1934-42.
Box 6 Folder 1
Unemployment Insurance - North Carolina. Correspondence between Mr. Epstein and Prof. Wolff, Executive Secretary of the Unemployment Commission, and T. Wilson, Industrial Commissioner of N.C. re a study of unemployment insurance in N.C., 1934-36.
Box 6 Folder 2
Unemployment Insurance - Pennsylvania. Correspondence between Mr. Epstein and E. Kelly, Executive Director of Bureau of Employment and Unemployment Compensation in Pennsylvania; includes an article by Kelly on the Stamp plan vs. Payroll tax plan for unemployment insurance, 1934-41.
Box 6 Folder 3
Unemployment Insurance - Ohio. Correspondence between Mr. Epstein and Elizabeth Magee, Executive Secretary of the Consumers League of Ohio re his opinion on Ohio's proposed unemployment bill; routine correspondence, 1934-41.
Box 6 Folder 4
Unemployment Insurance - Rhode Island. Correspondence between Mr. Epstein and Clemens France, Chairman of the Division of Unemployment compensation, re experience rating and the interstate hearings on unemployment compensation, 1935.
Box 6 Folder 5
Unemployment Insurance - South Carolina. Correspondence between Mr. Epstein and Commissioner Lewis of the S.C. Unemployment Commission re the stamp plan; stamp plan article is enclosed, 1934-38.
Box 6 Folder 6
Unemployment Insurance - Tennessee Outgoing letter from Epstein to Dr. E. Elberling, Director of Research and Statistics at the Tennessee Unemployment Compensation Division re Elberling's article on statistical analysis of unemployment compensation material, 1940
Box 6 Folder 7
Unemployment Insurance - Wisconsin Correspondence between Epstein and a variety of persons re the Nov. 1937 issue of Social Security and its article on unemployment insurance in Wisconsin; correspondence between Epstein and Paul Raushenbaush, Industrial Commission of Wisconsin, re above-mentioned article and his reply, 1937-40
Box 6 Folder 8
Unemployment Insurance - States Requests from the AASS for copies of Oregon's unemployment compensation act and names of the members of the State Unemployment Insurance Committee; replies included; also a requested biographical sketch of the Chief Administrator of the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law, 1934-38
Box 6 Folder 9
Unemployment Insurance State Advisory Council Routine correspondence; correspondence between Prof. Herman Gray and Lincoln University re the Negro and Social Security, 1941-43
Box 6 Folder 10
Unemployment Insurance - Misc. Correspondence - 1932-38
Box 6 Folder 11
Wadsworth, James J. (Assemblyman, NYS) re Social Security Program opposition, 1936
Box 6 Folder 11a
Wagner-Murray-Dingell-Altmeyer Important correspondence re the new role of the AASS in the 1940's under Harvey Lebrun, and individual's ideas on social security, 1943-44
Box 6 Folder 12
Washington Strategy Conference Correspondence re a 1944 conference (which never occurred) in which a variety of groups including labor and government, were to meet for an off-the-record discussion of social security, 1943-44
Box 6 Folder 13
Watt, Robert J. Outgoing letter from Harvey Lebrun to the AFL, 1944
Box 6 Folder 14
Weir, Joseph P.B. Routine correspondence, 1934-36
Box 6 Folder 15
Welch, Margaret Correspondence between Epstein and a Consumer's group, 1938
Box 6 Folder 16
West, P.R. Incoming letter to the AASS re unemployment insurance, 1934
Box 6 Folder 17
Weisman, Margaret (Executive Secretary of the Consumer's League of Massachusetts) Correspondence re unemployment legislation, conferences, health insurance, 1934-42
Box 6 Folder 18
Wise, Stephen S. Routine correspondence, 1936-37
Box 6 Folder 19
Witte, Edwin E. (Committee on Economic Security) Correspondence between Epstein and M. Schnopper of the Committee; correspondence with Barbara Armstrong, Frances Perkins, Douglas Brown re Epstein's views and role in the work of the Committee; also the Committee's staff report on unemployment insurance, 1934-35
Box 6 Folder 20
Workmen's Compensation Outgoing letter from Lebrun re the possible amalgamation between the AASS and the AALL, with an enclosed editorial from Social Security about the possibilities, 1944
Box 6 Folder 21
Workmen's Compensation News Enclosure re advances in workmen's compensation during 1942-43; correspondence between Lebrun and various state industrial commissions re changes in workmen's compensation during 1943, with enclosures of new laws, 1942-43
Box 6 Folder 22
Workmen's Sickness and Death Benefit Fund Correspondence between Epstein and Paul Sturm, National Secretary, WSDBF, mainly re contributions to the AASS and attending meetings of WSDBF, 1934-43
Box 6 Folder 23
Wunderlich, Frieda General correspondence, 1934-44
Box 6 Folder 24
Miscellaneous Routine correspondence re state unemployment laws, etc.; respondents included A. Altmeyer of the Social Security Board in Washington, and letters from Gov. Saltonstall's (Mass.) office; also a guest list for the Abraham Epstein dinner, 1937-41
Box 6 Folder 25
II. Subject files, 1920-1944.
Geographic divisions include New York City, New York State, other states, national organizations and foreign countries. Subjects include health insurance, old age pensions, unemployment and other workers' benefits.
The subject files consist of pamphlets, minutes, surveys, budgets, handbooks, manuals, articles, bibliographies, releases, speeches, legislative bills, notes, announcements, and conference proceedings.
Division one of the subject files includes materials on public assistance programs for New York City and New York State; on unemployment relief in Oregon, Alabama and Wisconsin; on experience rating; on seasonal unemployment; on unemployment insurance; on social security; on the effect of unemployment on children and young people; on urban planning; on employment stabilization; on health surveys; Works Progress Administration statistics on family composition in selected areas of the U.S.; Social Security Act; projects of the Works Progress Administration; and national health insurance. The United States agencies documented include United States Dept. of Labor, Children's Bureau; National Youth Administration; United States Federal Emergency Relief Administration; United States Federal Security Agency, Social Security Board; United States Social Security Board; and United States Works Progress Administration.
Materials in the alphabetically arranged division two include items relating to health insurance, compulsory health insurance, state health insurance plans, labor-management negotiated health plans, and hospital medical care plans generated by the American Association for Social Security, New York State, the federal government and the medical profession; also materials on pensions, including old age pension plans, contributory industrial plans, trade union pension plans, public employee retirement systems, the Railroad Retirement Act, and Social Security. Unemployment materials include documents on technological change, rural rehabilitation, shorter hours of work, relief, unemployment insurance, the unemployment census (1938-1942), duration of benefits, solutions for unemployment, public assistance, the Railroad Unemployment Act, and statistical studies.
Miscellaneous subjects covered include files on the blind, black workers, domestic labor, federal aid to states, merit rating, migrant workers, mothers' pensions, old age assistance, veterans' benefits, women workers and working conditions.
New York City. Books and pamphlets outlining New York City's public assistance programs (unemployment relief, aid for the aged, etc.); also, reports from the Department of Welfare of New York City, and other committees, 1929-42.
Box 7
New York State. Pamphlets, reports and books describing public assistance programs in New York State unemploymentt insurance, old age relief, and the history of public assistance in New York are some of the topics included in this box, 1929-42
Box 8
New York State. Printed materials on unemployment in New York State - contains minutes of meetings of the Joint Legislative Committee on Unemployment, training manuals for employment office workers, and material on old age, 1929-50.
Box 9
Other States. Reports on unemployment compensation in various states (i.e. Oregon, Alabama, Wisconsin, etc.) dealing with topics including experience rating and seasonal unemployment; folders, reports, and books, 1935-41.
Box 10
Other States. Reports on unemployment insurance and experience rating from various states. the federal government,
Box 11
U.S. Dept. of Labor, Children's Bureau, Youth Administration. Books, reports, and pamphlets re social security and the security of children (i.e. the effects of unemployment on children and young people), 1932-40.
Box 12
U.S. Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Research bulletins from this body, 1934-36.
Box 13
U.S. Government Publications Relating to Social Security. Contains pamphlets and printed materials from the government re social security, 1933-43
Box 14
U.S. National Resources Planning Board. Contains reports on urban planning, transportation, the stabilization of employment, and other issues investigated by the NRPB, 1937-42.
Box 15
U.S. National Resources Planning Board, National Resources Planning Committee, National Health Conference, National Health Survey Contains health surveys and various reports on the economic effects of expenditures on federal works programs along with other types of expenditures (i.e. consumer spending), 1933-38.
Box 16
U.S. Federal Security Agency, Social Security Board - Statistics of Family Composition in Selected Areas of the U.S. Contains reports entitled "Statistics of Family Composition" for various areas of the U.S., 1934-36.
Box 17
U.S. Social Security Board. Handbooks, pamphlets, and reports on aspects of the Social Security Act (i.e. old age pensions, unemployment compensation, etc.); also, a claims manual is included, 1937-42.
Box 18
U.S. Works Projects Administration. Reports on WPA projects and many handbooks on unemployment in the U.S., 1932-37.
Box 19
Foreign Countries - British. Reports, articles, and handbooks on unemployment compensation, old-age pensions plans, national health insurance, etc.; reports from the Ministry of Labor, 1911-40.
Box 20
Foreign Countries. Contains handbooks on public assistance from various countries (i.e. Canada, Chile, Germany, etc.) - some are in foreign languages, 1909-40.
Box 21
Economics Policy Handbooks and pamphlets on many varied economic topics - unemployment compensation In the U.S., German economic policy in Europe, preventing economic depressions, credit for consumers , etc. 1931-42
Box 22
Health Insurance Bill - Assoc. Model Draft of the model bill, speeches, essays, analysis, 1940
Box 23 Folder 1
Health Bill - Assoc. Model Includes "Basic Principles for a Health Insurance Bill" formulated at a 1934 conference of experts under the auspices of the AASS; also, related comments, notes, and revisions, 1934.
Box 23 Folder 2
Health - Bibliography. Bibliographies and book reviews of books and pamphlets re health insurance; for correspondence re books see box #2 Health-Bibliography, 1938-41.
Box 23 Folder 3
Health Insurance - Bureau of Cooperative Medicine. News releases and bulletins, 1939.
Box 23 Folder 4
Health Insurance - California. Newspaper clippings; corrected typescript entitled "Interest in Health Insurance Reassuring", 1934-35.
Box 23 Folder 5
Health Insurance - Conference, 1934. List of persons attending 1934 health insurance conference in which suggestions for a model bill were drafted; also, a list of individuals to whom the bill was sent, 1934.
Box 23 Folder 6
Health Insurance - Conference, 1939 - Misc. Documents. Includes lists of individuals invited to attend the conference, and those that actually came, 1939.
Box 23 Folder 7
Health Insurance - Conference, 1940. Contains a list of persons invited to attend this conference which will consider revisions in the Health Insurance Bill; also, a list of those who accepted invitation, 1940.
Box 23 Folder 8
Health Insurance - Corlears Hook Medical Association, 1942. Two year report on an experiment in volunteer pre-paid medical care for low income families in NYC, 1942.
Box 23 Folder 9
Health Insurance - Federal Government. Subject files containing mainly newspaper clippings, with occasional articles, news releases, and health insurance schemes introduced into Congress, 1938-41.
Box 23 Folder 10
Health Insurance - Hospital Conditions and Finance. Subject files, mainly news releases, articles and clippings, 1930-41. 3 folders
Box 23 Folder 11
Health Insurance - Illness, Extent and Cost Of. Subject files, mainly speeches, with clippings and reprints, 1933-41.
Box 23 Folder 12 - 12a.
Health Insurance - Kingsbury, John A. Letter, speeches, and clippings re former NYC commissioner of charities and his campaign for compulsory health insurance, 1935.
Box 23 Folder 13
Health Insurance - Medical Profession. Newspaper clippings and printed materials on the health insurance controversy - the AMA opposed to compulsory health insurance, and the AASS in favor of it; 1932-40
Box 23 Folder 14
Health Insurance - State Health Legislation Introduced. Newspaper clippings and printed materials re the compulsory health insurance debate; copies of the Association's Model Bill for compulsory health insurance are included, 1937-41
Box 23 Folder 15
Health Insurance & Medical Profession -Individuals. Clippings, printed materials, correspondence; a recommendation for Wendell Wilkie from John Peters, M.D.; proposals for the improvement of medical care from a committee of physicians to Mr. Epstein; and address by M. Tobias, 1932-40.
Box 24 Folder 1 - 1a.
Health Insurance & Medical Profession - State and Local. Includes printed material on various aspects of insurance and the medical profession (state and local), 1935-36.
Box 24 Folder 2 - 2a.
Health Insurance - Miscellaneous Material. Includes printed materials; the speech "Health Insurance for Connecticut" by Alfred Bingham, a member of the State Senate,; paper by Robert Watt entitled "Health Insurance"; an address by Robert J. Wagner; an address by Bertram Bernheim; 1941
Box 24 Folder 3
Health Insurance - Miscellaneous Material. Includes printed material, clippings, 1938-41.
Box 24 Folder 4 - 4a.
Health Insurance - Misc. Individuals - Organizations. Clippings, report, printed articles, 1931-39.
Box 24 Folder 5
Health Insurance - New York Includes clippings, notes; also, "Health Insurance Plan for State of NY" by Clement Conoli, Deputy Industrial Commissioner, 1942-43
Box 24 Folder 6
Health Insurance - Rhode Island Pamphlets, clippings, 1941-43
Box 24 Folder 7
Health Insurance - States Envelopes of clippings, pamphlets, and bills re Oregon, "Delaware, Washington, New Hampshire, and District of Columbia, 1943
Box 24 Folder 8
Health Insurance Under Social Security Act Newspaper clippings and printed articles describing the types of health programs now made available to states under the Federal Social Security Act, 1936-41
Box 24 Folder 9
Health Insurance - Labor Newspaper clippings and printed articles on labor-management negotiated health plans (i.e. Textile Workers); William Green's (Pres. AFL) promotion of programs to increase social insurance (i.e. workmen's compensation, disability programs), 1942-143
Box 24 Folder 10
Health Insurance - Substitutes for Voluntary Schemes, etc. Pamphlets, reports, tables, releases, 1929-40
Box 24 Folder 11
Health Insurance - Medical Care Plans - Hospital Care Plans Includes printed materials, 1942-43
Box 24 Folder 12
Health Insurance - Wagner Bill - General Opposition to Health Insurance - Features of. Clippings, 1943
Box 24 Folder 13
Health Insurance - Wagner Bill - Opposition from Insurance Companies Clippings, 1942-43
Box 24 Folder 14
Health Insurance - Wagner Bill - Medical Opposition Clippings, publications, notes, 1941-43.
Box 24 Folder 15
Health Insurance - Wagner Bill - Opposition Clippings, 1941-43.
Box 24 Folder 16
Health Insurance - Miscellaneous Publications. Publications on health insurance, 1930-45.
Box 25
Old Age Assistance Publications on old age programs, 1930-45.
Box 26
Old Age, Middle Age, Employment - Handicaps, etc. Publications, releases, bibliography, clippings, articles, questionnaire; articles include "Aged Women Swamp Relief Rolls"; notes on AMA meeting re employment for the aged; proposed study of the age factor in industry; excerpts from a NAM meeting, 1928-41.
Box 27 Folder 1 - 1a.
Old Age Pensions - Abroad - General. Clippings, articles, "Brief Report of Findings Abroad" (5 p. mss.), pamphlets, 1925-32.
Box 27 Folder 2
Old Age Pensions - Citizenship. Clippings, 1937.
Box 27 Folder 3
Old Age Pensions - Complaints. Clippings, reports, articles, "Old Age Assistance Amendment to Constitution", speech by Harry A. McKey, City Treasurer of Philadelphia (3 p. mss.), 1927-34.
Box 27 Folder 4
Old Age Pensions - Contributory. Clippings, pamphlet, 1934.
Box 27 Folder 5
Old Age Pensions - General. Clippings, articles, 1928-31.
Box 27 Folder 6
Old Age Pensions - General. Articles, chart, clippings, 1934-40.
Box 27 Folder 7
Old Age Pensions - Human Interest. Clippings, 1935-42.
Box 27 Folder 8
Old Age Pensions - Industrial Plans. Pamphlets, chart, articles, 1928-32
Box 27 Folder 9 - 9a.
Old Age Pensions - Industrial Plans. Pamphlets re various plans, 1922-32.
Box 27 Folder 10
Old Age Pensions - Industrial Plans. Clippings, pamphlets, 1924-26.
Box 27 Folder 11
Old Age Pensions - Industrial Plans. Pamphlets, clippings, 1924-35.
Box 27 Folder 12 - 12a.
Old Age Pensions - News Stories on Assn. Clippings, 1930-31.
Box 27 Folder 13
Old Age Pensions - Private Organizations, Church, School. Printed materials, clippings, 1927-36.
Box 27 Folder 14
Old Age Pensions - Organization of the Aged. One article, 1938.
Box 27 Folder 15
Old Age Pensions - Public Employees Retirement Systems. Clippings, pamphlets, 1932-41
Box 27 Folder 16
Old Age Pensions - Railroad Retirement Act. Clippings, articles, 1935-38.
Box 27 Folder 17 - 17a.
Old Age Pensions - Relief - Almshouses. Clippings, 1940-41.
Box 27 Folder 18
Old Age Pensions - "Streamlining" Trends. Clippings, articles, 1938-41.
Box 27 Folder 19
Old Age Pensions - Trade Union Pension Plans. Clippings; Pensions plans from Lithographers, Iron Workers, Granite Cutters, Trainmen, Bricklayers, and Typographical Union, 1927-33.
Box 27 Folder 20
Old Age Pensions - Various Schemes. Clippings; memo entitled "Old Age Security, By an Educational Birth Tax" by Saul Wiland (attorney, NYC), 1930-33.
Box 27 Folder 21
Public Assistance. Booklets and reports re public relief programs in various states - Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, etc., 1931-40.
Box 28
Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act. Publications, bills, 1940-41
Box 29 Folder 1
Railroad Retirement Act; Publications, bills, 1939-42
Box 29 Folder 2
Social Security Act (Federal) Printed hearings, reports, bills, and publications, 1934-43
Box 29 Folder 3
Social Security Act (Federal Publications, bills, 1935-40
Box 29 Folder 4
Social Security Act (Federal) - Advisory Council for Employment Security Releases, 1940-42
Box 29 Folder 5 - 6
Social Security Act (Federal) - Altmeyer, Chmn. of Social Security Board Clippings, articles, 1943
Box 29 Folder 7
Social Security Act (Federal) - Amendments -President's 1941 Suggestions SSB federalization proposal and press reaction, 1941-42
Box 29 Folder 8
Social Security Amendments Articles, clippings, releases, pamphlets ,1939-40
Box 29 Folder 9
Social Security - American Beveridge Report Clippings, nine page report, 1942-43
Box 29 Folder 10
Social Security - Analysis by Different Persons Clippings, articles, address, newsletter of the National League of Women Voters, memo from YWCA, 1936-40
Box 29 Folder 11
Social Security - Annuities - Voluntary Clippings, articles, 1939-40
Box 29 Folder 12
Social Security - Appropriations, Expenditures, Reserves, etc. Clippings, statements, releases, GPO Documents, 1936-42
Box 29 Folder 13
Social Security - Armed Forces -Clippings, 1943
Box 29 Folder 14
Social Security - Bane, Frank Bane, Ex-Director of the SSB resigns; clippings releases, articles, addresses, 1936-38
Box 29 Folder 15
Social Security Board - Administration, Problems, Procedures, etc. Publications, articles, clippings, address by A.J. Altmeyer, 1938-39
Box 29 Folder 16
Social Security Board - Employees Clippings, releases, 1936-38
Box 29 Folder 17
Social Security Board - Federal Advisory Council Memos, releases, statements, 1940
Box 29 Folder 18
Social Security - Green, Senator Clippings, legislative bill re Sen Green's proposal for expansion of the social security system, 1943
Box 29 Folder 19
Social Security - Social Security Board Machinery, Methods, etc. Clippings, article, 1937-40
Box 29 Folder 20
Social Security - Social Security Board - Offices, Space, Buildings, etc. Clippings, 1936-40
Box 29 Folder 21
Social Security - Social Security Board Regional Offices Clippings , 1943
Box 29 Folder 22
Social Security - Business Clippings, addresses, publications, releases, articles, 1936-1+2
Box 29 Folder 23
Social Security - Byrnes Committee Report Clippings, 1939
Box 29 Folder 24
Social Security - Civilian War Relief Legislative bills, notes, clippings, 1942
Box 29 Folder 25
Social Security - Committees and Special Groups Clippings, articles, releases, statement, 1936-38
Box 29 Folder 26
Social Security - Conferences Releases, program, clippings, 1935-39
Box 29 Folder 27
Social Security - Confusion Clippings, 1935-40
Box 29 Folder 28
Social Security - Congressional Pensions Clippings, 1939-1+2
Box 29 Folder 29
Social Security - Cost of Administration Clippings, 1937-38
Box 29 Folder 30
Social Security - Defense Releases, Clippings, publications, transcript of interview with William Hudson, Commissioner of Welfare (NYC), 1940-42
Box 30 Folder 1 - 1a.
Social Security - Defense and Financing -Morganthau Proposals Clippings, 1941
Box 30 Folder 2
Social Security - Dewson, Mary Clippings, releases re Dewson "Discusses Social Security from Women's Viewpoint" 1937
Box 30 Folder 3
Social Security - Disability Permanent Articles, typed mss., 1940
Box 30 Folder 4
Social Security - Douglas, Paul H. Clippings, 1936-40
Box 30 Folder 5
Social Security - Downey Committee (Universal Pensions) Statement by A.J. Altmeyer, Chairman, Social Security Board, 1941
Box 30 Folder 6
Social Security - Editorials Urging General Taxation for Social Security Clippings, 1936-39
Box 30 Folder 7
Social Security - Effects Articles, address, 1936-40
Box 30 Folder 8
Social Security - Effects on State Legislation Clippings, editorials, issue of Congressional intelligence, 1935-36
Box 30 Folder 9
Social Security - Eliot Bill Clippings, bill, notes, 1940-42
Box 30 Folder 10
Social Security - Employment Service Clippings, Article, releases, 1941-42
Box 30 Folder 11
Social Security - Employers Questionnaires Articles, clippings, 1937-38
Box 30 Folder 12
Social Security - Federalism and Federalization Questionnaire notes, articles, clippings, 1940-42
Box 30 Folder 13
Social Security - Foreign Opinion Clipping, 1937
Box 30 Folder 14
Social Security - Grants-In-Aid Clippings, articles, pamphlet, 1936-41
Box 30 Folder 15
Social Security - Hoey, Jane M. Clippings, 1936-38 '
Box 30 Folder 16
Social Security - Imberman, A. A. Clippings, 1936-37
Box 30 Folder 17
Social Security - Internal Revenue Bureau -Tax and Rulings Publications, clippings, 1936-40
Box 30 Folder 18
Social Security - Internal Revenue Bureau -Collection of Taxes Clippings , 1940
Box 30 Folder 19
Social Security - Life Insurance Clippings, publications, 1936-41
Box 30 Folder 20
Social Security - McNutt, Paul V. Clippings, address, releases, article, testimony, 1939-40
Box 30 Folder 21
Social Security - Merrill Murray Clippings, releases, 1939
Box 30 Folder 22
Social Security - Miles, Vincent M. Clippings, addresses, 1936-37
Box 30 Folder 23
Social Security - Migratory Workers Clippings, articles, 1940-41
Box 30 Folder 24
Social Security - Mothers' Pensions Clippings, articles, bibliography, notes, reports, publication, 1931
Box 30 Folder 25
Social Security - Negroes Clippings, release, 1941
Box 30 Folder 26
Social Security - Officials, Statements, Biographies Clippings, releases, articles, speech, 1938-41
Box 30 Folder 27
Social Security - Old Age Insurance Clippings, 1936-39
Box 30 Folder 28
Social Security - Old Age Pensions Clippings, 1940-41
Box 30 Folder 29
Social Security - Pamphlets of Social Security Board Pamphlets, clippings, releases, 1936-38
Box 30 Folder 30
Social Security - Perkins, Frances (National Conference on Social Insurance) lists of names re Advisory Council, 1933-34
Box 30 Folder 31
Social Security - Perkins , Frances Clippings, address by Perkins, "The Beveridge Plan", 1935-43
Box 30 Folder 32
Social Security - Post War Problems Clippings, pamphlets, articles, 1941-42
Box 30 Folder 33
Social Security - Progress Reports Address, releases, clippings, summary of progress , 1935-42
Box 30 Folder 34
Social Security - Reaction of Individuals and Organizations Clippings, pamphlets, announcement, 1936-40
Box 30 Folder 35
Social Security - Reduction of Tax (Unemployment Insurance) Clippings, 1940
Box 30 Folder 36
Social Security - Registration of Workers Releases, clippings, 5 p. mss. by Epstein re unemployment insurance, 1936-41
Box 30 Folder 37
Social Security - Relief Clippings, statement, bill, testimony of demons France, Dir. State Dept. of Social Welfare, Rhode Island; 1937-43
Box 30 Folder 38
Social Security - Relief and Security Statistics Publications, 1936-37
Box 30 Folder 39
Social Security - Reserve Account and Use of Reserves (Attacks, etc.) Release, clippings, form letter, 1937-42
Box 30 Folder 40
Social Security - Roosevelt on Social Security Clippings, 1939-40
Box 31 Folder la
Social Security - Rosenberg, Mrs. A.M. Clippings, 1936-42
Box 31 Folder 1
Social Security - Seasonal Workers Publications, 1940-41
Box 31 Folder 2
Social Security - Seidmann, H.P. Clippings, releases, article, 1936-37
Box 31 Folder 3
Social Security - Social Security Taxes Clippings, notes, statement by A. Altmeyer, 1943-44
Box 31 Folder 4
Social Security - Soldiers Benefit Rights, Etc. Articles, clippings, legislative bills, 1942-44
Box 31 Folder 5
Social Security - Soldiers' Dependents' Allowances Clippings, drafts of proposals, leg. bills, "The Cost and Administration of Family Allowances," by Harry Grossman, 1942-43
Box 31 Folder 6
Social Security - Stamp System Release, pamphlets, article, notes, 1940-41
Box 31 Folder 7
Social Security - State Officials Release, clippings, 1936-38
Box 31 Folder 8
Social Security - State Officials Release, clippings, 1936-38
Box 31 Folder 9
Social Security - Tabular Analysis of Law Clippings, 1936-38
Box 31 Folder 10
Social Security - Unemployment Insurance - Legislation, Operation, Statements Releases, clippings, articles, 1936-38
Box 31 Folder 11
Social Security - Unemployment Insurance Operations Releases, clippings, 1937-38
Box 31 Folder 12
Social Security - Vandenberg, Sen. Clippings, "Discussion of Social Security Act," by Arthur H. Vandenberg, 1937
Box 31 Folder 13
Social Security - Wage Records Releases, clippings, 1935-42
Box 31 Folder 14
Social Security - Winant, John C. Clippings, 1936-40
Box 31 Folder 15
Social Security - Witte, E.E. Articles, clippings, 1935-37
Box 31 Folder 16
Social Security - Women Workers Clippings, articles, 1940-41
Box 31 Folder 17
Social Security - Woodward, Ellen S. Clippings, 1938-40
Box 31 Folder 18
Social Security - Workers Education Bureau - Plans Booklets re this topic, 1936
Box 31 Folder 19
Blind and Dependent Lavs CCH sheets by State - Alabama - Massachusetts, 1937-39
Box 31 Folder 20
Blind and Dependent Laws CCH Sheets - Massachusetts - Oregon, 1937-39
Box 31 Folder 21
Blind and Dependent Laws CCH Sheets - Oregon - Wyoming, 1937-39
Box 31 Folder 22
Dependent's Allowances Articles, legislative bills, clippings, notes, 1941-42
Box 31 Folder 23
Domestic Labor Clippings, 191*0-1*1
Box 31 Folder 24
Employment Agencies Releases, articles, clippings, notes, pamphlets, 1930-36
Box 31 Folder 25
Family Allowances Clippings, legislative bills, release, notes, 1933-1*1
Box 31 Folder 26
Federal Aid to the States and General Expenditures Pamphlets, release, clippings, 1933-40
Box 31 Folder 27
Governor's Messages, 1944 Printed messages from various states re social security programs, 1944
Box 31 Folder 28
Home Work Clippings, releases, 1936-37
Box 31 Folder 29
International Labor Organization Clippings, releases, articles, issues of Monthly Summary of the ILO, 1934-35
Box 31 Folder 30
Pensions for the Blind Articles, clippings, legislative bills, notes, statistical information, 1932-37
Box 31 Folder 31
Pensions and Politics Articles, clippings, 1938-40
Box 31 Folder 32
Pension Plans Clippings, articles, pamphlets, releases, mss. re GE unemployment plan, 11 p., 1930-31
Box 31 Folder 33
Professions - Condition of Articles, clippings, 1931-35
Box 31 Folder 34
Savings Issues of The Month's Work published by the National Assn. of Mutual Savings Banks, 1941-42
Box 31 Folder 35
Unemployment - Benefits - Company Plans Clippings and articles describing company benefit plans, 1929-36
Box 32 Folder 1
Unemployment - Benefits - Trade Union Plans Articles, printed materials, and a booklet re labors' benefit plans; unions include the Brhd. of Railway Clerks, Amalgamated Workers of America, and others, 1928-31
Box 32 Folder 2
Unemployment - Bibliography Includes a list of social science abstracts, readers' guide references and some clippings on unemployment, 1930-32
Box 32 Folder 3
Unemployment - Causes - Purchasing Power Articles, clippings, 1930-31
Box 32 Folder 4
Unemployment - Causes - Technological Development Pamphlets, clippings, 1927-32
Box 32 Folder 5
Unemployment - Connecticut Valley Reports, 1932
Box 32 Folder 6
Unemployment - Consequences Articles, pamphlets, clippings, notes, 1930
Box 32 Folder 7
Unemployment - Consequences Clippings, articles, printed mss. re the effects of the depression, 1931-34
Box 32 Folder 8
Unemployment - Consequences Clippings, articles, releases, 1930-36
Box 32 Folder 9
Unemployment - Extent - 1930 and Before Clippings, articles, 1927-30
Box 32 Folder 10
Unemployment - Extent - 1930 to 1933 Articles, clippings, reports, 1931-33
Box 32 Folder 11
Unemployment - Extent Clippings, releases, articles, 1931-39
Box 32 Folder 12
Unemployment - General Clippings, articles, 1928-38
Box 32 Folder 13
Unemployment - Massachusetts Reports, 1931-32
Box 32 Folder 14
Unemployment - Michigan Pamphlet, 1935
Box 32 Folder 15
Unemployment - -New Jersey Explanation of the unemployment insurance compensation law of New Jersey, 1939
Box 32 Folder 16
Unemployment - Nevada Reports, 1931-32
Box 32 Folder 17
Unemployment - New York State Publications, 1930-32
Box 32 Folder 18
Unemployment - New York State Publications, 1933-37
Box 32 Folder 19
Unemployment - Ohio Pamphlets, reports , article , 1928-34
Box 32 Folder 20
Unemployment - Oregon Report, 1915
Box 32 Folder 21
Unemployment - Pennsylvania Publications, 1931-38
Box 32 Folder 22-23
Unemployment Remedies - General Legislative bill, clippings, articles, publications, 1928-30
Box 32 Folder 24
Unemployment Remedies - Loans to Workers Articles, publication, 1927
Box 32 Folder 25
Unemployment Remedies - Relief Articles, clippings, 1931-32
Box 32 Folder 26
Unemployment Remedies - Repeal of 18th Amendment Pamphlets, clippings re prohibition, 1932-34
Box 32 Folder 27
Unemployment Remedies - Rural Rehabilitation Clippings, 1934-35
Box 32 Folder 28
Unemployment Remedies - Share Work Clippings, pamphlets, address by W. Teagle, statement, 1932-38
Box 32 Folder 29
Unemployment Remedies - Shorter Hours or Week The six hour work day and five day work week are discussed in newspaper articles from the NY Times, Federation News, etc.; also, printed material on these topics, 1931-33
Box 33 Folder 1
Unemployment Remedies - Stabilization General Newspaper articles and printed materials on the problem of unemployment, suggesting programs for stabilization of jobs, and pointing out the necessity of this; 1928-37
Box 33 Folder 2
Unemployment Remedies - Stabilization by Industries and Companies Newspaper articles and printed materials reporting methods and plans used by various industries during the depression to alleviate cyclical and seasonal unemployment in attempts to create a stabilization of jobs and wages; companies reported on include Proctor and Gamble, GE, etc. also newspaper clipping on social security and its relation to unemployment benefits, 1929-38
Box 33 Folder 3
Unemployment - Rhode Island Description of Rhode Island's unemployment compensation law, 1937
Box 33 Folder 4
Unemployment - Statistical Studies - States and Cities Report on the problems of international employment statistics, and unemployment surveys; and articles on unemployment census-taking, 1930-37
Box 33 Folder 5
Unemployment - Study Outlines Reports and pamphlets on unemployment - its causes and some possible ones; sources include the National Board of the YWCA, and Pennsylvania's State Emergency Relief Administration, etc. 1929-35
Box 33 Folder 6
Unemployment - Tragedies - Pictures - Sketches Newspaper photographs and articles portraying the depressed state of the union - bread lines , child labor, etc., 1933-37
Box 33 Folder 7
Unemployment - Washington (State) An employment survey in the Pacific Northwest -winter of 1930-31;
Box 33 Folder 8
Unemployment - Compensation - Merit Rating Explains the merit rating system in unemployment -the basic issues involved and its objectives, includes booklets and other printed materials, 1941 - 42
Box 33 Folder 9
Unemployment Compensation - Merit Rating -General Printed materials and pamphlets from the Joint Conference against Merit-rating; A. J. Altmeyer, "Undermining Unemployment Insurance," 1940-44
Box 33 Folder 10
Unemployment Compensation - Merit Rating -Clippings and Releases - General Clippings and printed materials re merit-rating; "The Demerits in Merit Rating" by Epstein ,1941-42
Box 33 Folder 11
Unemployment Compensation - Merit Rating Clippings and Releases Pros and Cons of merit-rating explained in clippings and releases, 1933-38
Box 33 Folder 12
Unemployment Compensation - Merit Rating -Clippings and Releases Newspaper clippings, a reading list, and a report by the Bureau of Research and Statistics, 1939
Box 33 Folder 13
Unemployment Compensation - Merit Rating -Clippings and Releases Reports, articles, clippings, and printed materials re merit rating; a statement of Mr. Epstein before the Committee on Employers Experience Rating; an annotated bibliography on experience (merit) rating; a report on merit-rating from the Committee on Social Legislation, National Lawyers Guild; proceedings of the 7th National Conference on Labor Legislation, etc., 1940
Box 33 Folder 14
Unemployment Compensation - Merit Rating -Clippings and Releases - Massachusetts Clippings, reports to Gov. Saltonstall, 1939-41
Box 33 Folder 15
Unemployment Compensation - Merit Rating -Clippings and Releases - New York Printed materials and reports re a proposed merit-rating amendment to the unemployment insurance law of NY, and Gov. Lehman's veto of it; 1940
Box 33 Folder 16
Unemployment Compensation - Merit Rating -Clippings - New York Clippings re merit rating, 1939-40
Box 33 Folder 17
Unemployment Compensation - Merit Rating -Clippings and Releases - Pennsylvania Clippings, pamphlets and reports on merit-rating; "Is Experience (Merit) Rating Practical in Unemployment Compensation in Pennsylvania," by Pa. Assn. for Sound Social Security, etc., 1940
Box 33 Folder 18
Unemployment Compensation - Merit Rating -Clippings and Releases - Other States Articles and clippings from various states, i.e. Alaska, Colorado, New Jersey, etc., 1940-41
Box 33 Folder 19
Unemployment Compensation - Philosophy - Articles Includes articles, 1941-43
Box 33 Folder 20
Unemployment Insurance - Abroad - General Articles, printed materials and reports covering unemployment insurance abroad; also included Is a report from the ILO Conference held in Geneva, 1930-37
Box 33 Folder 21
Unemployment Insurance - Advocation and Endorsement by Individuals and Organizations Articles and printed materials expressing views on unemployment insurance - sources include the YWCA, William Leiserson, Paul Douglas, etc., 1930-34
Box 33 Folder 22
Unemployment Insurance - America - General Newspaper and magazine articles, printed materials, on U. S. programs; included are statements from the Consumers League of New York; a Debate Handbook from the Univ. of Pittsburgh; various opinions and explanations of the subject, 1930-37
Box 33 Folder 23
Unemployment Insurance - America - Advocates Various proposals for unemployment insurance are explained in articles and printed materials by Senator Wagner, William Leiserson, Harry Laidler, etc., 1930-34
Box 33 Folder 24
Unemployment Insurance - Brookwood Conference Opinions on unemployment insurance - quoting Chamberlain, Kellogg, and others; also a manual entitled "Outcomes for the Study of Unemployment" prepared by economics instructor, John C. Kennedy at the Brookwood Labor College; also a list of those asked to attend the Conference, 1932-33
Box 34 Folder 1
Unemployment Insurance - Byrne-Killgrew Bill Telegrams sent to Sen. Byrne; a summary of the revised Byrne-Killgrew Bill; information re the unemployment insurance hearing, 1935
Box 34 Folder 2
Unemployment Insurance - Census Graphs, tables, publications of the Federal Security Agency - Social Security Board, 1941-43
Box 34 Folder 3
Unemployment Insurance - Census Publications, reports, statistical charts, 1941
Box 34 Folder 4
Unemployment Insurance - Census Publications, statistics, 1940
Box 34 Folder 5
Unemployment Insurance - Census A-N completed survey forms by states, 1939
Box 34 Folder 6
Unemployment Insurance - Census N-W completed survey forms, 1939
Box 34 Folder 7
Unemployment Insurance - Census Completed survey forms, correspondence re the forms, 1938
Box 34 Folder 8
Unemployment Insurance - Census Forms, tables, 1938-39
Box 34 Folder 9
Unemployment Insurance - Constitutional Provisions Provisions by states, 1935
Box 34 Folder 10
Unemployment Insurance - Costs Articles, charts, 1931-33
Box 34 Folder 11
Unemployment Insurance - Cost of Administration Clippings, 1936-38
Box 34 Folder 12
Unemployment Insurance - Duration of Benefits Publications, statistical material, 1941-43
Box 34 Folder 13
Unemployment Insurance - Federal Excise Tax Summary of bill providing federal aid; various booklets re unemployment insurance, 1931-32
Box 34 Folder 14
Unemployment Insurance - Hawaii Pamphlets, newsletters, 1937-44
Box 34 Folder 14a
Unemployment Insurance - Interstate Coop Clippings and printed material re unemployment compensation; a report of the Interstate Conference of Unemployment Compensation Administrators, 1936-38
Box 34 Folder 15
Unemployment Insurance - Labor Newspaper clippings, 1931-32
Box 34 Folder 16
Unemployment Insurance - Laidler Laidler's articles on his view of unemployment insurance, 1930-31
Box 34 Folder 17
Unemployment Insurance - New York City Two page mss. by Epstein entitled, "Security in Old Age;" address delivered by Bernard "Deutsch at the YWCA headquarters, "The Relation of Unemployment Relief to Unemployment Insurance;" additional material re unemployment ins., 1934-35
Box 34 Folder 18
Unemployment Insurance - Opposition Newspaper articles, printed materials, and reports voicing opposition to unemployment insurance programs; sources include the NAM, American Academy of Political and Social Science, the VP of Metropolitan Life Insurance, etc. 1931-34
Box 34 Folder 19
Unemployment Insurance - Social Security Bill Pamphlets, articles, clippings, 1933-35
Box 34 Folder 20
Unemployment Insurance - Standards Printed material on unemployment compensation including an address on the "Six Basic Tests of Public Compulsory Unemployment Insurance," by an economist from NAM, 1932-39
Box 34 Folder 21
Unemployment Insurance - States - Clippings Clippings from various states re unemployment insurance; printed material including "A Comparison of State Unemployment Compensation Laws," 1932-39
Box 34 Folder 22
Unemployment Insurance - Wagner Bill 10 p. mss., undated
Box 34 Folder 23
Unemployment Insurance - Washington, D.C. Notes, article, clippings, leg. bills, 1942-43
Box 34 Folder 24
Veterans - Compensation, Rehabilitation Leg. bills, clippings, reports, 1932-42
Box 34 Folder 25
Workers Education Reports and printed material, 1927-37
Box 34 Folder 26
Workmen's Compensation Insurance Clippings, releases, notes, pamphlets, bibliography, 1931-42
Box 34 Folder 27
III. Card files, 1935-1943.
Include a file of histories of social legislation and a bibliography.
Outlined on each card are data concerning the origin of the bill (state or federal legislature), House or Senate number, by whom the bill or amendment was introduced, summary of the bill, and a legislative history of the bill. The arrangement of the bills is by subject, as follows: old age pensions (1936-1939); old age assistance (1943); health insurance (1935-1939); unemployment insurance (1935-1939); public assistance (1942); and unemployment compensation (1943).
Also, a card file bibliography containing citations for works dealing with health, unemployment insurance, social insurance, hours of labor, accident insurance, pensions (1935), relief for unemployment, workers' compensation, cost of living, family and mothers' allowances, health insurance, pensions, and public employees' retirement plans.
Card Index to State Social Security Bills
Box 35
Bibliography
Box 36
IV. Legislative bills, 1920-1944.
Includes legislative bills and related materials.
Printed copies of legislative bills with amendments and related materials. Legislation concerns social security, unemployment insurance, old age assistance, and health insurance.
Ala-Ark
Box 37
California
Box 38
Calif-Col
Box 39
Conn-Fla
Box 40
Ga-Ill
Box 41
Ind-Kan
Box 42
Kan-Maine
Box 43
Md-Mass
Box 44
Massachusetts
Box 45
Michigan
Box 46
Minn-Miss
Box 47
Mo-Mont
Box 48
Neb-N.H.
Box 49
N.J.-N.Dak.
Box 50
New York - 1923-39
Box 51
New York - 1940-44
Box 52
Ohio-Ore
Box 53
Pennsylvania
Box 54
R.I.-S.Dak.
Box 55
Tenn-Texas
Box 56
Utah -Wash
Box 57
W. Va. -Wyo
Box 58
Wisconsin
Box 59
Ariz. -Idaho
Box 60
Ill - Mich
Box 61
Minn - NY
Box 62
NY - Ore
Box 63
Penn - Tex
Box 64
Utah - Wyo
Box 65
V. Newspaper clippings, 1920-1944.
Newspaper clippings chiefly concern social insurance and social security in the U.S. and various other countries.
Amendments to the Social Security Act
Box 66
Amendments, Propaganda and Editorials
Box 67
Attitude of Business Toward the SSA
Box 68
Committee on Economic Security
Box 69
Constitutional Problems and Cases
Box 70
Editorials on Attitudes of Political Leaders
Box 71
Editorial Opinion
Box 72
Editorial Opinions to 1937
Box 73
Labor
Box 74
Life Insurance
Box 75
Payroll Propaganda
Box 76
President Roosevelt
Box 77
Progress of the Bill from March 1, 1953
Box 78
Reaction to Pres. Roosevelt's Proposals
Box 79
Regional Offices
Box 80
Reserves and Their Uses
Box 81
War Displacement Bills
Box 82
Australia
Box 83
Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czechoslovakia
Box 84
Canada
Box 85
France
Box 86
France, Germany, Latin America
Box 87
Great Britain
Box 88
Great Britain, Beveridge Plan
Box 89
Italy, Irish Free State
Box 90
Netherlands, Newfoundland, Norway, Poland
Box 91
S. Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Misc.
Box 92
U.S., State and Local
Box 93
U.S. Lundeen Bill
Box 94
Business Leaders
Box 95
Opinions of Individuals
Box 96
Costs
Box 97
Funnies
Box 98
Social Security and Relief
Box 99
Taxes
Box 100
Social Security Act - Editorials on Supreme Court Decisions
Box 101
Altmeyer, Arthur J.
Box 102
Payment of Old Age Benefits
Box 103
Registration of Workers
Box 104
Winant, John G.
Box 105
Administrative Leaders, Secretary Perkins, Political Leaders
Box 106
Child Welfare and Labor
Box 107
Civil Service Standards for States and Reactions
Box 108
Company Welfare Plans, Dismissal Payments, Profit Sharing Plans
Box 109
Health Insurance - Great Britain
Box 110
Life Insurance
Box 111-112
National Resource Planning Board
Box 113
Old Age Pensions, General Articles
Box 114
Old Age Relief-Almshouses
Box 115
Panaceas
Box 116
Unemployment Insurance - Great Britain
Box 117
Unemployment Insurance - New York State
Box 118
VI. Miscellaneous, 1909-1944.
Includes bulletins of the Association, articles by Epstein, speeches and scrapbooks.
Includes bulletins and the monthly publications, "Old Security Herald" and "Social Security", published by the American Association for Social Security; publications (1909-1916) by the American Association for Labor Legislation; articles by Epstein on old age, compulsory public unemployment insurance, social security under the New Deal, financing social security, future of social security, problems of old age in industry, and insurance standards; scrapbook containing letters from AASS president, Bishop Francis J. McConnell, urging support of AASS and its activities; and three volumes (3 vol.) of scrapbooks of clippings relevant to AASS interests and activities.
Bulletin of the Association, American Association for Labor Legislation, Misc. Folder
Box 119
Periodicals Containing Epstein Articles
Box 120
Speeches, Articles, Scrapbooks
Box 121