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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Wilbur Joseph Cohen
RLIN number: NXCP87-A46
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Work with Edwin Witte and President's Committee on Economic Security, 1934; drafting Truman health message, 1945; Hill-Burton Act, 1946; studies undertaken as Research Director, Universal Military Training Commission; roles with Commission on Social Security; Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan, 1956-61; passage of 1965 Medicare bill; Assistant Secretary, Health, Education, and Welfare, 1961-68; Secretary, Health, Education, and Welfare, 1968-69; observations of United States politics, 1930s-70s; impressions of Samuel Rosenman, Theodore Sorenson, Arthur Altmeyer, Lyndon B. Johnson.
Extent: Transcript: 245 leaves, Tape: 2 reels, 1 cassette
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1974 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cohen, Wilbur Joseph, 1913-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1913
Speaker occupation: Government official
Age at speaking: 61
Document date: 1974
Interviewer: Sargent, James E., 1941-
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Government executives--United States; Medicare; North America; Social security--United States; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; United States--Politics and government--1945-
Topics discussed - Other terms: Cohen, Wilbur Joseph, 1913-; Social security--Law and legislation; United States--Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare; University of Michigan--School of Social Work
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018225-13668