American Association for Social Security Records

Collection Number: 5002

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


American Association for Social Security Records, 1909-1953
Collection Number:
American Association for Social Security
90.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Bibliographies, bills (legislative records), clippings (information artifacts), scrapbooks, publications (documents) .
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Materials concern the movement to promote government provision of retirement, health, unemployment and other forms of social insurance and progressive social legislation.
Collection material in English, French, German


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.


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 Also subject files which consist of published and unpublished materials having to do with health insurance, old age pensions, federal social security and unemployment relief; a card file of legislative histories of social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.

Bakke, E. Wight. (Edward Wight), 1903-1971
Brown, J. Douglas (James Douglas), 1898-1986
Dulles, Eleanor Lansing, 1895-1996
Epstein, Abraham, 1892-1942
Falk, I. S. (Isidore Sydney), 1899-1984
Gray, Herman A.
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947
Lebrun, Harvey
Leiserson, William
Litman, M. D.
McConnell, Francis J., Bishop
Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965
Wagner, Margaret
Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1877-1953
American Association for Labor Legislation
American Association for Social Security
Lincoln University (Pa.)
United States. Children's Bureau.
United States. National Youth Administration.
United States. Works Progress Administration.

Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Health insurance -- United States.
Unemployment insurance -- United States.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Old age pensions -- United States.
Social security -- United States.
Workers' compensation--United States.
Merit rating. United States.
Public welfare. Law and legislation. United States.
Social security. Law and legislation. United States.
Unemployment. United States. Effects on family.
Unemployment relief. Alabama.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. California.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Connecticut.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Illinois.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Indiana.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Kentucky.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Maryland.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Massachusetts.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Michigan.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Missouri.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Nebraska.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. New Hampshire.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. New Jersey.
Unemployment. Law and legislation. New York (State).
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. North Carolina.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Ohio.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Pennsylvania.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Rhode Island.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. South Carolina.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Tennessee.
Unemployment relief. Law and legislation. Wisconsin.
Unemployment relief. Oregon.
Unemployment relief. United States.
Veterans' benefits. United States.
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.

Form and Genre Terms:
Bills (legislative records)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Publications (documents)


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Cite As:
American Association for Social Security Records #5002. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.


Related Collections:
5001: American Association for Labor Legislation Records
5001 mf: American Association for Labor Legislation Records on Microfilm
5001 PAM: American Association for Labor Legislation Pamphlet File


Box 1 Folder 12 1940
Routine correspondence
Box 1 Folder 1 1941-1943
Correspondence including exchange between Associate Secretary of AASS, Solomon Bloom and Prof. Joseph Chamberlain, Edwin E. Witte re possible amalgamation
Box 1 Folder 22 1943
Box 1 Folder 21 1943
Correspondence re Dr. Bloom's book, World of Nations
Box 1 Folder 20 1929
Box 1 Folder 19 1938
Box 1 Folder 18 1943
Box 1 Folder 17 1941-1943
Box 1 Folder 16 1936
Correspondence re mss. on pension plans
Box 1 Folder 15 1940
re IWO's "Plan for Plenty" publication
Box 1 Folder 24 1941-1943
Box 1 Folder 13 1936
Box 1 Folder 25 1938
Correspondence re proposed bill for Home Security
Box 1 Folder 11 1934
Correspondence to all members re opposition to Wagner and Connery Bills
Box 1 Folder 10 1943
Box 1 Folder 9 1943
Box 1 Folder 8 1943
Box 1 Folder 7 1931-1943
Box 1 Folder 6 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 5
Correspondence re NY Times article by Epstein; contributions from other organizations, unions, benefactors; response to contribution requests
Box 1 Folder 4 1944
Correspondence with Harvey Lebrum, Acting Executive Dir. of AASS with various persons concerning fund raising; Herbert Lehman re possible publication ideas
Box 1 Folder 3 1933-1942
General correspondence with John Andrews and Abraham Epstein re article in New Republic, "Enemies to Unemployment Insurance"
Box 1 Folder 2 1931-1939
Routine correspondence with John B. Andrews, Executive Secretary
Box 1 Folder 14 1936
Box 1 Folder 36 1943
Box 1 Folder 48 1941
Box 1 Folder 47 1942
Lists of contributors to Abraham Epstein Testimonial Committee
Box 1 Folder 46 1942
Box 1 Folder 43-45 1943
Box 1 Folder 42 1944
Box 1 Folder 41 1943
Routine correspondence re conferences outside AASS
Box 1 Folder 40 1941
Routine correspondence
Box 1 Folder 39 1939-1943
re possible grant from CSJF to AASS; appeal of decision deciding not to grant AASS funds
Box 1 Folder 38 1944
re Health Insurance Conference held at Christadora House
Box 1 Folder 23 1943
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
Box 1 Folder 36a 1933
re the Unemployment Insurance Bill
Box 1 Folder 49 1940
Box 1 Folder 35 1934
Letters re the unemployment insurance bill
Box 1 Folder 34 1942
Box 1 Folder 33 1936
Incoming letter re unemployment in general
Box 1 Folder 32
Incoming letters from Eveline Burns re her observations on Epstein amendments - no date
Box 1 Folder 31 1944
Routine correspondence
Box 1 Folder 30 1941
re employees who are of the Christian Science faith and social security
Box 1 Folder 29 1935
re article from American Seaman and social security
Box 1 Folder 28 1934
Re gaining guidance and support from AASS
Box 1 Folder 27 1937-1943
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
Box 1 Folder 26 1938
Correspondence re proposed bill on social security
Box 1 Folder 37 1942
Box 2 Folder 10 1935-1943
Correspondence re separate reports and partial unemploy-ment compensation; correspondence from Epstein to Chief of Placement re difference between unemployment compensation and private insurance
Box 2 Folder 1 1927-1930
Copies of by-laws, constitutional amendments, constitution
Box 2 Folder 19 1941
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
Box 2 Folder 18 1941-1942
Correspondence re the pros and cons of making unemployment compensation a federal program
Box 2 Folder 17 1943
Paid and Complimentary Copies. Routine Correspondence
Box 2 Folder 16 1943
Correspondence re above article appearing in Social Security; pamphlet enclosed
Box 2 Folder 15 1936
Box 2 Folder 14 1943
routine correspondence
Box 2 Folder 13 1942-1944
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
Box 2 Folder 21
Correspondence with Margaret Wagner re candidate for Governor of Ohio Martin Davey
Box 2 Folder 11 1941
re Epstein's failure to attend 14th annual conf. of AASS
Box 2 Folder 22 1931
Routine correspondence requesting information for research work being done by Epstein on subject
Box 2 Folder 9 1934
Incoming letter asking for appointment to talk with Bishop McConnell about social security views
Box 2 Folder 8 1942-1943
Correspondence re discontinuation of membership; contributors asking, for various reasons, that their names be removed from the list
Box 2 Folder 7 1929
Correspondence re California old age bill; possible attendance of DeTurberville at AASS Conference
Box 2 Folder 6 1943
routine correspondence
Box 2 Folder 5 1942
Box 2 Folder 4 1940-1943
Box 2 Folder 3 1932-1942
Box 2 Folder 2a
Box 2 Folder 2 1938-1942
Routine correspondence
Box 2 Folder 12 1936-1943
Correspondence re Mr. Dophin's aid in securing contributions
Box 2 Folder 32 1938
Routine correspondence re Mr. Epstein's book and Folsom's proposals to the Advisory Council
Box 2 Folder 42 1938-1944
Correspondence from January 1938. Routine correspondence
Box 2 Folder 41 1940
Reactions to revised edition of the Association's Model Bill
Box 2 Folder 40 1934-1935
Reactions from a wide variety of sources to Association's draft of a model bill
Box 2 Folder 39 1935-1940
Routine correspondence re various articles and books dealing with health costs and insurance proposals
Box 2 Folder 38 1935-1939
Routine correspondence re pamphlet by German reactionary concerning social insurance
Box 2 Folder 37 1930-1942
routine correspondence
Box 2 Folder 36 1935-1943
Box 2 Folder 35 1941-1942
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
Box 2 Folder 20 1931
Routine correspondence requesting information on Mother's aid legislation
Box 2 Folder 33 1935
Correspondence re national pensions and suggestions for improvement sent to Mr. Epstein
Box 2 Folder 43 1937
routine correspondence
Box 2 Folder 31a 1933
Correspondence re forming a united front in the movement for unemployment insurance
Box 2 Folder 31 1941-1942
Box 2 Folder 29-30 1942-1943
Box 2 Folder 28 1943-1944
Box 2 Folder 27 1942
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
Box 2 Folder 26 1941-1942
Correspondence from M.D. Litman to Division of Placement and Unemployment Insurance Industrial Commissioner, and Mr. Epstein complaining about injustice of the system
Box 2 Folder 25 1941-1944
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
Box 2 Folder 24 1936-1941
Notification to holders of defense contracts and routine correspondence re explanation of the Act
Box 2 Folder 23 1933-1937
routine correspondence
Box 2 Folder 34 1935
Correspondence between Gilbertson and Mr. Epstein re an alternative proposal to unemployment reserves
Box 3 Folder 8a
Box 3 Folder 16 1936
Routine correspondence re states that have passed old age assistance laws or bills
Box 3 Folder 15 1944
Incoming letter inviting Harvey LeBrun to CIO Conference re full employment in post WWII era
Box 3 Folder 14 1932
Incoming letter re distribution of literature concerning wealth distribution programs
Box 3 Folder 13 1942
Correspondence re opposition to Rhode Island's proposed illness compensation bill; routine correspondence
Box 3 Folder 12 1929-1942
Routine correspondence re various schemes for health insurance with some enclosures explaining those schemes
Box 3 Folder 11 1942-1943
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
Box 3 Folder 1 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
Box 3 Folder 9 1935-1940
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
Box 3 Folder 19 1930-1943
Correspondence re Mr. Epstein's book - criticism, bills for payment, and buyer lists included
Box 3 Folder 8 1940
routine correspondence
Box 3 Folder 7 1939
routine correspondence
Box 3 Folder 6 1939
routine correspondence
Box 3 Folder 5 1937-1941
Routine correspondence re a Health Insurance Bill
Box 3 Folder 4 1934-1941
1934 (Jan-April) Routine correspondence
Box 3 Folder 3 1934
Box 3 Folder 2 1935
routine correspondence
Box 3 Folder 10 1941
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
Box 3 Folder 25 1941
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
Box 3 Folder 34 1943-1944
Correspondence re hiring of personnel
Box 3 Folder 33 1944
Correspondence re lecture on U.S. Social Security given by Mr. Lebrun at the Jefferson School of Social Science
Box 3 Folder 32 1943-1944
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.
Box 3 Folder 31 1930
routine correspondence
Box 3 Folder 30 1942
routine correspondence
Box 3 Folder 29 1944
Lists of State Social Security Laws
Box 3 Folder 28 1932
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
Box 3 Folder 17 1942
Correspondence re Christian Justice Fund contribution to the AASS
Box 3 Folder 26 1929
Incoming letter from A. LaPorte re draft, of proposed Pa. bill concerning old age assistance
Box 3 Folder 18 1944
Incoming letter re Mr. Hohaus's resignation as a member of AASS Advisory Committee
Box 3 Folder 24 1944
Correspondence between various unions and Harvy Lebrun, Acting Executive Director, re sending of union official roster
Box 3 Folder 23 1941
Correspondence between Kettle and Mr. Epstein re study of almshouses in different states prepared by Illinois' staff, report enclosed
Box 3 Folder 22 1942-1943
routine correspondence
Box 3 Folder 21a 1936
re passage of Social Security Program Bill
Box 3 Folder 21 1942
Correspondence re tax standings of AASS
Box 3 Folder 20 1944
routine correspondence
Box 3 Folder 35 1930-1943
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
Box 3 Folder 27 1943
Correspondence between Mrs. Lasker and Solomon Bloom, Associate Sec. for AASS, re financial contributions from former to latter
Box 4 Folder 11 1938
Incoming letter - scheme to aid the country's economic condition
Box 4 Folder 24 1933-1939
Reports of hours and earnings of various industries - i.e. Laundry, Clothing, in Connecticut
Box 4 Folder 23 1937-1940
re social security campaign; various provisions of social security program; and the publication of articles and letters in the Post
Box 4 Folder 22 1939-1941
routine correspondence
Box 4 Folder 21 1940-1942
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
Box 4 Folder 20 1938-1941
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
Box 4 Folder 19 1939-1941
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
Box 4 Folder 18 1940-1941
Routine correspondence and rough draft of an article "Public Hails Association's Revised Health Insurance Bill" - no author
Box 4 Folder 17 1940-1941
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
Box 4 Folder 16 1943
Correspondence against merit rating, and "Greedy Employers Menace Worker's Insurance Funds" by Max Finchter (rough draft of an editorial)
Box 4 Folder 15 1944
Routine correspondence - includes lists of organizations opposed to merit rating, and part of an editorial re merit rating by Harvey Lebrun
Box 4 Folder 14 1937
Anniversary Routine correspondence re twenty-five years of service - testimonial for McConnell
Box 4 Folder 1 1933
Incoming letter to Mr. Epstein proposing a scheme for aiding unemployment
Box 4 Folder 12
no date - Incoming letter requesting analysis of accompanying bulletin re the aged in society
Box 4 Folder 27 1929
Outgoing letter from Epstein criticizing life insurance inadequacies in America, as reported in the Nation
Box 4 Folder 10 1943-1945
routine correspondence
Box 4 Folder 9 1944
routine correspondence
Box 4 Folder 8 1931
routine correspondence
Box 4 Folder 7 1942
(Nov. 1942) Correspondence re possible reorganization with other national organizations - i.e. the National Consumer's League
Box 4 Folder 6 1943
(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
Box 4 Folder 5 1934
Incoming letter re appeal for his platform
Box 4 Folder 4 1931-1940
Correspondence re exchange of subscription lists with magazines and other organizations
Box 4 Folder 3 1939
Outgoing letter, response for information re old age assistance
Box 4 Folder 2 1936
Outgoing letters of requests for services from AASS
Box 4 Folder 1b 1933
Correspondence suggesting change in scope of organization to include employment security
Box 4 Folder 1a 1929-1941
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
Box 4 Folder 13 1928-1943
Correspondence between McConnell and Mr. Epstein; incoming letters to McConnell from outsiders
Box 4 Folder 39 1929-1941
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
Box 4 Folder 52 1942
routine correspondence
Box 4 Folder 51 1941
Jan. 1941 Routine correspondence; press releases; short biographical sketch of Harvey Lebrun, new Executive Director of AASS (after death of Epstein)
Box 4 Folder 50 1935
Letter from Peterkin to AASS enclosing a copy of a letter sent to President Roosevelt re old age annuities
Box 4 Folder 49 1933-1934
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
Box 4 Folder 48 1933-1938
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.
Box 4 Folder 47 1930-1941
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
Box 4 Folder 46 1927
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)
Box 4 Folder 45 1940
A statement from the Governor of Maryland (O'Conor) re the elimination of almshouses -requested by the AASS
Box 4 Folder 44 1931-1932
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
Box 4 Folder 43 1927
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
Box 4 Folder 42 1925-1933
Correspondence re pensions plans with General Electric, Central Hudson Gas and Electri Corporation, State Senator Putman (Miss.), Harry Kaplan , insurance analyst and underwriter E.D. Hackett, and others
Box 4 Folder 25 1938-1943
Substantial amoung 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
Box 4 Folder 40 1944
Outgoing letter re Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill
Box 4 Folder 26 1943
Routine correspondence requesting informational aid from the AASS by various organizations and individuals
Box 4 Folder 38 1944
routine correspondence
Box 4 Folder 37 1937
Final report, sent to Mr. Epstein, of a three month study by the Nonpartisan Social Security Commission, sponsored by the Hearst newspapers
Box 4 Folder 36
Box 4 Folder 35 1933
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
Box 4 Folder 34 1943
Correspondence re job placements
Box 4 Folder 33 1943
Correspondence re the AASS analysis of the Wagner- Murray - Dingell Social Security Bill
Box 4 Folder 32 1931
routine correspondence
Box 4 Folder 31 1943-1944
Correspondence re the possible merger of the AASS with the NCL
Box 4 Folder 30 1944
Correspondence re participation of the AASS at National Conference of Social Work
Box 4 Folder 29 1934-1940
routine correspondence
Box 4 Folder 28 1944
Correspondence re above's oppostion to a Congressional bill involving proposed changes in the Social Security Act; letter to Harvey Lebrun
Box 4 Folder 53 1941-1942
routine correspondence
Box 4 Folder 41 1941-1942
Copies of letters from recipients of Old Age Assistance in New York and New Jersey expressing their gratitude for the payments
Box 5 Folder 9 1929-1943
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
Box 5 Folder 1 1933
Correspondence re differing viewpoints on social security bills
Box 5 Folder 19 1943
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
Box 5 Folder 18 1941
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
Box 5 Folder 17a 1943
Letter re legislation
Box 5 Folder 17 1943
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
Box 5 Folder 16a 1933
Correspondence re John Andrews' attack on Epstein and the Association's policies and ideas
Box 5 Folder 16
Letters to Lebrun from various stats answering his requests for information on old age assistance programs; responses from Georgia, Arizona, etc
Box 5 Folder 15 1943
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
Box 5 Folder 14 1943-1944
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
Box 5 Folder 13 1935-1936
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
Box 5 Folder 12 1942
Letters from Dr. Imre Ferenczi, Patricia Strauss (member, Labour Party), and William Green re statements they were asked to make by the AASS
Box 5 Folder 21 1939-1942
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
Box 5 Folder 10 1942
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
Box 5 Folder 22 1934
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
Box 5 Folder 8a
Box 5 Folder 8 1939
Letter from Epstein to Saltonstall criticizing the implementation of a merit- rating system to reform Massachusett's unemployment compensation law, and urging the Gov. not to adopt it
Box 5 Folder 7b 1933
Box 5 Folder 7a 1929-1931
Correpsondence re old age security
Box 5 Folder 7
A letter from Mr. Rood, Attorney at Law, enclosing a pamphlet relating to a report in the Congressional Record - no date
Box 5 Folder 6 1932
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
Box 5 Folder 5 1944
Sample advertisement, letters from Advertising Dept.'s of the Nation and the Commonweal
Box 5 Folder 4 1935-1936
Jan. 1936 Letters of acknowledgement from the AASS re received reservations
Box 5 Folder 3 1943-1944
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
Box 5 Folder 2 1932-1939
Letters from AASS asking for renewed contributions
Box 5 Folder 1a 1939-1942
Letters from AASS asking for renewed contributions
Box 5 Folder 11 1938
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
Box 5 Folder 34 1935-1942
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
Box 5 Folder 47 1933-1934
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
Box 5 Folder 46 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 penc ing Byrne-Killgrew Bill (of which a brief description is enclosed)
Box 5 Folder 45 1934
Mr. Epstein's opinion on the Municipal Assembly Bill on unemployment insurance
Box 5 Folder 44 1935
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
Box 5 Folder 43 1938-1941
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
Box 5 Folder 42 1934-1942
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
Box 5 Folder 41 1934-1940
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
Box 5 Folder 40 1937
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
Box 5 Folder 39 1937-1940
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
Box 5 Folder 38 1937-1940
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
Box 5 Folder 37 1933-1941
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 seding copies of its model unemployment bill to the State House; correspondence with many persons connected to Mass state drive for an unemployment bill
Box 5 Folder 20 1934
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
Box 5 Folder 35 1938-1942
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
Box 5 Folder 48 1937-1942
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
Box 5 Folder 33 1934-1938
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
Box 5 Folder 32 1940-1942
Info, on D.C.'s Unemployment Compensation Act (dependents' allowances); requests for copies of D.C.'s Unemployment Compensation Act as amended
Box 5 Folder 31 1936-1938
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
Box 5 Folder 30 1937-1941
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 pro-cedures: correspondence with the Cal. Dept. of Employment also included
Box 5 Folder 29 1933-1936
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
Box 5 Folder 28 1933-1934
Criticism of the AASS's old age pension plan system and other public welfare programs they sponsor
Box 5 Folder 27 1930
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
Box 5 Folder 26 1936
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
Box 5 Folder 25 1940-1942
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
Box 5 Folder 24 1938-1939
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
Box 5 Folder 23 1933
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
Box 5 Folder 36 1933-1938
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
Box 6 Folder 13 1943-1944
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
Box 6 Folder 2 1934-1936
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.
Box 6 Folder 3 1934-1941
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
Box 6 Folder 4 1934-1941
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
Box 6 Folder 5 1935
Correspondence between Mr. Epstein and Clemens France, Chairman of the Division of Unemployment compensation, re experience rating and the interstate hearings on unemployment compensation
Box 6 Folder 6 1934-1938
Correspondence between Mr. Epstein and Commissioner Lewis of the S.C. Unemployment Commission re the stamp plan; stamp plan article is enclosed
Box 6 Folder 7 1940
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
Box 6 Folder 8 1937-1940
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
Box 6 Folder 9 1934-1938
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
Box 6 Folder 10 1941-1943
Routine correspondence; correspondence between Prof. Herman Gray and Lincoln University re the Negro and Social Security
Box 6 Folder 11 1932-1938
Box 6 Folder 1 1934-1942
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
Box 6 Folder 12 1943-1944
Important correspondence re the new role of the AASS in the 1940's under Harvey Lebrun, and individual's ideas on social security
Box 6 Folder 25 1937-1941
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
Box 6 Folder 14 1944
Outgoing letter from Harvey Lebrun to the AFL
Box 6 Folder 15 1934-1936
Routine correspondence
Box 6 Folder 16 1938
Correspondence between Epstein and a Consumer's group
Box 6 Folder 17 1934
Incoming letter to the AASS re unemployment insurance
Box 6 Folder 18 1934-1942
Correspondence re unemployment legislation, conferences, health insurance
Box 6 Folder 19 1936-1937
Routine correspondence
Box 6 Folder 20 1934-1935
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
Box 6 Folder 21 1944
Outgoing letter from Lebrun re the possible amalgamation between the AASS and the AALL, with an enclosed editorial from Social Security about the possibilities
Box 6 Folder 22 1942-1943
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
Box 6 Folder 23 1934-1943
Correspondence between Epstein and Paul Sturm, National Secretary, WSDBF, mainly re contributions to the AASS and attending meetings of WSDBF
Box 6 Folder 24 1934-1944
General correspondence
Box 6 Folder 11a 1936
re Social Security Program opposition
Box 7 Folder All 1929-1942
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
Box 8 Folder All 1929-1942
Pamphlets, reports and books describing public assistance programs in New York State (unemployment insurance, old age relief, and the history of public assistance in New York are some of the topics included in this box
Box 9 Folder All 1929-1950
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
Box 10 Folder All 1935-1941
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
Box 11 Folder All
Reports on unemployment insurance and experience rating from various states. the federal government
Box 12 Folder All 1932-1940
Books, reports, and pamphlets re social security and the security of children (i.e. the effects of unemployment on children and young people)
Box 35 Folder All
Box 36 Folder All
Box 13 Folder All 1934-1936
Research bulletins from this body
Box 14 Folder All 1933-1943
Contains pamphlets and printed materials from the government re social security
Box 15 Folder All 1937-1942
Contains reports on urban planning, transportation, the stabilization of employment, and other issues investigated by the NRPB
Box 16 Folder All 1933-1938
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)
Box 17 Folder All 1934-1936
Contains reports entitled "Statistics of Family Composition" for various areas of the U.S.
Box 18 Folder All 1937-1942
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
Box 19 Folder All 1932-1937
Reports on WPA projects and many handbooks on unemployment in the U.S.
Box 20 Folder All 1911-1940
Reports, articles, and handbooks on unemployment compensation, old-age pensions plans, national health insurance, etc.; reports from the Ministry of Labor
Box 21 Folder All 1909-1940
Contains handbooks on public assistance from various countries (i.e. Canada, Chile, Germany, etc.) - some are in foreign languages
Box 22 Folder All 1931-1942
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
Box 23 Folder 15 1937-1941
Newspaper clippings and printed materials re the compulsory health insurance debate; copies of the Association's Model Bill for compulsory health insurance are included
Box 23 Folder 14 1932-1940
Newspaper clippings and printed materials on the health insurance controversy - the AMA opposed to compulsory health insurance, and the AASS in favor of it
Box 23 Folder 13 1935
Letter, speeches, and clippings re former NYC commissioner of charities and his campaign for compulsory health insurance
Box 23 Folder 12-12a 1933-1941
Subject files, mainly speeches, with clippings and reprints
Box 23 Folder 11 1930-1941
Subject files, mainly news releases, articles and clippings, 3 folders
Box 23 Folder 10 1938-1941
Subject files containing mainly newspaper clippings, with occasional articles, news releases, and health insurance schemes introduced into Congress
Box 23 Folder 9 1942
Two year report on an experiment in volunteer pre-paid medical care for low income families in NYC
Box 23 Folder 8 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
Box 23 Folder 7 1939
Misc. Documents. Includes lists of individuals invited to attend the conference, and those that actually came
Box 23 Folder 6 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
Box 23 Folder 5 1934-1935
Newspaper clippings; corrected typescript entitled "Interest in Health Insurance Reassuring"
Box 23 Folder 4 1939
News releases and bulletins
Box 23 Folder 3 1938-1941
Bibliographies and book reviews of books and pamphlets re health insurance; for correspondence re books see box #2 Health-Bibliography
Box 23 Folder 2 1934
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
Box 23 Folder 1 1940
Draft of the model bill, speeches, essays, analysis
Box 24 Folder 9 1936-1941
Newspaper clippings and printed articles describing the types of health programs now made available to states under the Federal Social Security Act
Box 24 Folder 2-2a 1935-1936
Includes printed material on various aspects of insurance and the medical profession (state and local)
Box 24 Folder 3 1941
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
Box 24 Folder 4-4a 1938-1941
Includes printed material, clippings
Box 24 Folder 5 1931-1939
Clippings, report, printed articles
Box 24 Folder 6 1942-1943
Includes clippings, notes; also, "Health Insurance Plan for State of NY" by Clement Conoli, Deputy Industrial Commissioner
Box 24 Folder 1-1a 1932-1940
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
Box 24 Folder 8 1943
Envelopes of clippings, pamphlets, and bills re Oregon, "Delaware, Washington, New Hampshire, and District of Columbia
Box 24 Folder 16 1941-1943
Box 24 Folder 10 1942-1943
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)
Box 24 Folder 11 1929-1940
Pamphlets, reports, tables, releases
Box 24 Folder 12 1942-1943
Includes printed materials
Box 24 Folder 13 1943
Box 24 Folder 14 1942-1943
Box 24 Folder 15 1941-1943
Clippings, publications, notes
Box 24 Folder 7 1941-1943
Pamphlets, clippings
Box 25 1930-1945
Publications on health insurance
Box 26 1930-1945
Publications on old age programs
Box 27 Folder 12-12a 1924-1935
Pamphlets, clippings
Box 27 Folder 2 1925-1932
Clippings, articles, "Brief Report of Findings Abroad" (5 p. mss.), pamphlets
Box 27 Folder 3 1937
Box 27 Folder 4 1927-1934
Clippings, reports, articles, "Old Age Assistance Amendment to Constitution", speech by Harry A. McKey, City Treasurer of Philadelphia (3 p. mss.)
Box 27 Folder 5 1934
Clippings, pamphlet
Box 27 Folder 6 1928-1931
Clippings, articles
Box 27 Folder 7 1934-1940
Articles, chart, clippings
Box 27 Folder 8 1935-1942
Box 27 Folder 9-9a 1928-1932
Pamphlets, chart, articles
Box 27 Folder 1-1a 1928-1941
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
Box 27 Folder 11 1924-1926
Clippings, pamphlets
Box 27 Folder 21 1930-1933
Clippings; memo entitled "Old Age Security, By an Educational Birth Tax" by Saul Wiland (attorney, NYC)
Box 27 Folder 13 1930-1931
Stories on Assn. Clippings
Box 27 Folder 14 1927-1936
Printed materials, clippings
Box 27 Folder 15 1938
One article
Box 27 Folder 16 1932-1941
Clippings, pamphlets
Box 27 Folder 17-17a 1935-1938
Clippings, articles
Box 27 Folder 18 1940-1941
Box 27 Folder 19 1938-1941
Clippings, articles
Box 27 Folder 20 1927-1933
Clippings; Pensions plans from Lithographers, Iron Workers, Granite Cutters, Trainmen, Bricklayers, and Typographical Union
Box 27 Folder 10 1922-1932
Pamphlets re various plans
Box 28 1931-1940
Booklets and reports re public relief programs in various states - Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, etc.
Box 29 Folder 17 1936-1938
Clippings, releases
Box 29 Folder 2 1939-1942
Publications, bills
Box 29 Folder 3 1934-1943
Printed hearings, reports, bills, and publications
Box 29 Folder 4 1935-1940
Publications, bills
Box 29 Folder 5-6 1940-1942
Box 29 Folder 7 1943
Clippings, articles
Box 29 Folder 8 1941-1942
President's 1941 Suggestions SSB federalization proposal and press reaction
Box 29 Folder 9 1939-1940
Articles, clippings, releases, pamphlets
Box 29 Folder 10 1942-1943
Clippings, nine page report
Box 29 Folder 11 1936-1940
Clippings, articles, address, newsletter of the National League of Women Voters, memo from YWCA
Box 29 Folder 12 1939-1940
Clippings, articles
Box 29 Folder 13 1936-1942
Clippings, statements, releases, GPO Documents
Box 29 Folder 14 1943
Box 29 Folder 1 1940-1941
Publications, bills
Box 29 Folder 16 1938-1939
Publications, articles, clippings, address by A.J. Altmeyer
Box 29 Folder 30 1937-1938
Box 29 Folder 18 1940
Memos, releases, statements
Box 29 Folder 19 1943
Clippings, legislative bill re Sen Green's proposal for expansion of the social security system
Box 29 Folder 20 1937-1940
Clippings, article
Box 29 Folder 21 1936-1940
Box 29 Folder 22 1943
Box 29 Folder 23 1936-1942
Clippings, addresses, publications, releases, articles
Box 29 Folder 24 1939
Box 29 Folder 25 1942
Legislative bills, notes, clippings
Box 29 Folder 26 1936-1938
Clippings, articles, releases, statement
Box 29 Folder 27 1935-1939
Releases, program, clippings
Box 29 Folder 28 1935-1940
Box 29 Folder 29 1939-1942
Box 29 Folder 15 1936-1938
Bane, Ex-Director of the SSB resigns; clippings releases, articles, addresses
Box 30 Folder 10 1940-1942
Clippings, bill, notes
Box 30 Folder 1-1a 1940-1942
Clippings, publications, transcript of interview with William Hudson, Commissioner of Welfare (NYC)
Box 30 Folder 18 1936-1940
Publications, clippings
Box 30 Folder 17 1936-1937
Box 30 Folder 16 1936-1938
Box 30 Folder 15 1936-1941
Clippings, articles, pamphlet
Box 30 Folder 14 1937
Box 30 Folder 13 1940-1942
Questionnaire notes, articles, clippings
Box 30 Folder 20 1936-1941
Clippings, publications
Box 30 Folder 11 1941-1942
Clippings, Article, releases
Box 30 Folder 21 1939-1940
Clippings, address, releases, article, testimony
Box 30 Folder 9 1935-1936
Clippings, editorials, issue of Congressional intelligence
Box 30 Folder 8 1936-1940
Articles, address
Box 30 Folder 7 1936-1939
Box 30 Folder 6 1941
Statement by A.J. Altmeyer, Chairman, Social Security Board
Box 30 Folder 5 1936-1940
Box 30 Folder 4 1940
Articles, typed mss.
Box 30 Folder 3 1937
Clippings, releases re Dewson "Discusses Social Security from Women's Viewpoint"
Box 30 Folder 2 1941
Box 30 Folder 12 1937-1938
Articles, clippings
Box 30 Folder 30 1936-1938
Pamphlets, clippings, releases
Box 30 Folder 39 1936-1937
Box 30 Folder 38 1937-1943
Clippings, statement, bill, testimony of demons France, Dir. State Dept. of Social Welfare, Rhode Island
Box 30 Folder 37 1936-1931
Releases, clippings, 5 p. mss. by Epstein re unemployment insurance
Box 30 Folder 36 1940
Box 30 Folder 35 1936-1940
Clippings, pamphlets, announcement
Box 30 Folder 34 1935-1942
Address, releases, clippings, summary of progress
Box 30 Folder 33 1941-1942
Clippings, pamphlets, articles
Box 30 Folder 19 1940
Box 30 Folder 31 1933-1934
lists of names re Advisory Council
Box 30 Folder 40 1937-1942
Release, clippings, form letter
Box 30 Folder 29 1940-1941
Box 30 Folder 28 1936-1939
Box 30 Folder 27 1938-1941
Clippings, releases, articles, speech
Box 30 Folder 26 1941
Clippings, release
Box 30 Folder 25 1931
Clippings, articles, bibliography, notes, reports, publication
Box 30 Folder 24 1940-1941
Clippings, articles
Box 30 Folder 23 1936-1937
Clippings, addresses
Box 30 Folder 22 1939
Clippings, releases
Box 30 Folder 32 1935-1943
Clippings, address by Perkings, "The Beveridge Plan"
Box 31 Folder 8 1936-1938
Release, clippings
Box 31 Folder 1a 1939-1940
Box 31 Folder 15 1936-1940
Box 31 Folder 14 1935-1942
Releases, clippings
Box 31 Folder 13 1937
Clippings, "Discussion of Social Security Act," by Arthur H. Vandenberg
Box 31 Folder 12 1937-1938
Releases, clippings
Box 31 Folder 11 1936-1938
Releases, clippings, articles
Box 31 Folder 17 1940-1941
Clippings, articles
Box 31 Folder 9 1936-1938
Release, clippings
Box 31 Folder 18 1938-1940
Box 31 Folder 7 1940-1941
Release, pamphlets, article, notes
Box 31 Folder 6 1942-1943
Clippings, drafts of proposals, leg. bills, "The Cost and Administration of Family Allowances," by Harry Grossman
Box 31 Folder 5 1942-1944
Articles, clippings, legislative bills
Box 31 Folder 4 1943-1944
Clippings, notes, statement by A. Altmeyer
Box 31 Folder 3 1936-1937
Clippings, releases, article
Box 31 Folder 2 1940-1941
Box 31 Folder 1 1936-1942
Box 31 Folder 10 1936-1938
Box 31 Folder 26 1933-1941
Clippings, legislative bills, release, notes
Box 31 Folder 34 1931-1935
Articles, clippings
Box 31 Folder 33 1930-1931
Clippings, articles, pamphlets, releases, mss. re GE unemployment plan, 11 p.
Box 31 Folder 32 1938-1940
Articles, clippings
Box 31 Folder 31 1932-1937
Articles, clippings, legislative bills, notes, statistical information
Box 31 Folder 30 1934-1935
Clippings, releases, articles, issues of Monthly Summary of the ILO
Box 31 Folder 29 1936-1937
Clippings, releases
Box 31 Folder 16 1935-1937
Articles, clippings
Box 31 Folder 27 1933-1940
Pamphlets, release, clippings
Box 31 Folder 35 1941-1942
Issues of The Month's Work published by the National Assn. of Mutual Savings Banks
Box 31 Folder 25 1930-1936
Releases, articles, clippings, notes, pamphlets
Box 31 Folder 24 1940-1941
Box 31 Folder 23 1941-1942
Articles, legislative bills, clippings, notes
Box 31 Folder 22 1937-1939
Box 31 Folder 21 1937-1939
Box 31 Folder 20 1937-1939
Box 31 Folder 19 1936
Booklets re this topic
Box 31 Folder 28 1944
Printed messages from various states re social security programs
Box 32 Folder 15 1935
Box 32 Folder 2 1928-1931
Articles, printed materials, and a booklet re labors' benefit plans; unions include the Brhd. of Railway Clerks, Amalgamated Workers of America, and others
Box 32 Folder 3 1930-1932
Includes a list of social science abstracts, readers' guide references and some clippings on unemployment
Box 32 Folder 4 1930-1931
Articles, clippings
Box 32 Folder 5 1927-1932
Pamphlets, clippings
Box 32 Folder 6 1932
Box 32 Folder 7 1930
Articles, pamphlets, clippings, notes
Box 32 Folder 8 1931-1934
Clippings, articles, printed mss. re the effects of the depression
Box 32 Folder 9 1930-1936
Clippings, articles, releases
Box 32 Folder 10 1927-1930
Clippings, articles
Box 32 Folder 11 1931-1933
Articles, clippings, reports
Box 32 Folder 12 1931-1939
Clippings, releases, articles
Box 32 Folder 1 1929-1936
Clippings and articles describing company benefit plans
Box 32 Folder 14 1931-1932
Box 32 Folder 29 1932-1938
Clippings, pamphlets, address by W. Teagle, statement
Box 32 Folder 16 1939
Explanation of the unemployment insurance compensation lav of New Jersey
Box 32 Folder 17 1931-1932
Box 32 Folder 18 1930-1932
Box 32 Folder 19 1933-1937
Box 32 Folder 20 1928-1934
Pamphlets, reports , article
Box 32 Folder 21 1915
Box 32 Folder 22-23 1931-1938
Box 32 Folder 24 1928-1930
Legislative bill, clippings, articles, publications
Box 32 Folder 25 1927
Articles, publication
Box 32 Folder 26 1931-1932
Articles, clippings
Box 32 Folder 27 1932-1934
Pamphlets, clippings re prohibition
Box 32 Folder 28 1934-1935
Box 32 Folder 13 1928-1938
Clippings, articles
Box 33 Folder 13 1939
Newspaper clippings, a reading list, and a report by the Bureau of Research and Statistics
Box 33 Folder 2 1928-1937
Newspaper articles and printed materials on the problem of unemployment, suggesting programs for stabilization of jobs, and pointing out the necessity of this
Box 33 Folder 3 1929-1938
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
Box 33 Folder 4 1937
Description of Rhode Island's unemployment compensation law
Box 33 Folder 5 1930-1937
Report on the problems of international employment statistics, and unemployment surveys; and articles on unemployment census-taking
Box 33 Folder 6 1929-1935
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
Box 33 Folder 7 1933-1937
Newspaper photographs and articles portraying the depressed state of the union - bread lines , child labor, etc.
Box 33 Folder 8 1930-1931
An employment survey in the Pacific Northwest -winter of 1930-31
Box 33 Folder 9 1941-1942
Explains the merit rating system in unemployment -the basic issues involved and its objectives, includes booklets and other printed materials
Box 33 Folder 10 1940-1944
Printed materials and pamphlets from the Joint Conference against Merit-rating; A. J. Altmeyer, "Undermining Unemployment Insurance,"
Box 33 Folder 1 1931-1933
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
Box 33 Folder 12 1933-1938
Pros and Cons of merit-rating explained in clippings and releases
Box 33 Folder 24 1930-1934
Various proposals for unemployment insurance are explained in articles and printed materials by Senator Wagner, William Leiserson, Harry Laidler, etc.
Box 33 Folder 14 1940
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.
Box 33 Folder 15 1939-1941
Clippings, reports to Gov. Saltonstall
Box 33 Folder 16 1940
Printed materials and reports re a proposed merit-rating amendment to the unemployment insurance law of NY, and Gov. Lehman's veto of it
Box 33 Folder 17 1939-1940
Clippings re merit rating
Box 33 Folder 18 1940
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.
Box 33 Folder 19 1940-1941
Articles and clippings from various states, i.e. Alaska, Colorado, New Jersey, etc.
Box 33 Folder 20 1941-1943
Box 33 Folder 21 1930-1937
Articles, printed materials and reports covering unemployment insurance abroad; also included Is a report from the ILO Conference held in Geneva
Box 33 Folder 22 1930-1934
Articles and printed materials expressing views on unemployment insurance - sources include the YWCA, William Leiserson, Paul Douglas, etc.
Box 33 Folder 23 1930-1937
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
Box 33 Folder 11 1941-1942
General Clippings and printed materials re merit-rating; "The Demerits in Merit Rating" by Epstein
Box 34 Folder 14a 1937-1944
Pamphlets, newsletters
Box 34 Folder 2 1935
Telegrams sent to Sen. Byrne; a summary of the revised Byrne-Killgrew Bill; information re the unemployment insurance hearing
Box 34 Folder 3 1941-1943
Graphs, tables, publications of the Federal Security Agency - Social Security Board
Box 34 Folder 4 1941
Publications, reports, statistical charts
Box 34 Folder 5 1940
Publications, statistics
Box 34 Folder 6 1939
A-N completed survey forms by states
Box 34 Folder 7 1939
Census N-W completed survey forms
Box 34 Folder 8 1938
Completed survey forms, correspondence re the forms
Box 34 Folder 9 1938-1939
Forms, tables
Box 34 Folder 10 1935
Provisions by states
Box 34 Folder 11 1931-1933
Articles, charts
Box 34 Folder 12 1936-1938
Box 34 Folder 1 1932-1933
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
Box 34 Folder 14 1931-1932
Summary of bill providing federal aid; various booklets re unemployment insurance
Box 34 Folder 27 1931-1942
Clippings, releases, notes, pamphlets, bibliography
Box 34 Folder 15 1936-1938
Clippings and printed material re unemployment compensation; a report of the Interstate Conference of Unemployment Compensation Administrators
Box 34 Folder 16 1931-1932
Newspaper clippings
Box 34 Folder 17 1930-1931
Laidler's articles on his view of unemployment insurance
Box 34 Folder 18 1934-1935
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.
Box 34 Folder 19 1931-1934
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
Box 34 Folder 20 1933-1935
Pamphlets, articles, clippings
Box 34 Folder 21 1932-1939
Printed material on unemployment compensation including an address on the "Six Basic Tests of Public Compulsory Unemployment Insurance," by an economist from NAM
Box 34 Folder 22 1932-1939
Clippings from various states re unemployment insurance; printed material including "A Comparison of State Unemployment Compensation Laws,"
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10 p. mss., undated
Box 34 Folder 24 1942-1943
Notes, article, clippings, leg. bills
Box 34 Folder 25 1932-1942
Leg. bills, clippings, reports
Box 34 Folder 26 1927-1937
Reports and printed material
Box 34 Folder 13 1941-1943
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