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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Nelson Hale Cruikshank
RLIN number: NXCP87-A58
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Social Security Project
Description: War Manpower Commission; American Federation of Labor office for Social Security, 1944; Advisory Committee to the Senate Finance Committee, 1949; chairman, labor staff coordinating committee on Medicare, 1959-60; Commission on Church and Economic Life; staff executive officer, American Federation of Labor Committee on Social Security; American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations efforts toward national health insurance: 1956 disability bill and Medicare bill and its precursors, 1957-65; American Medical Association opposition to Medicare, support of Medicare by National Council of Churches and National Council of Senior Citizens; drafting American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations constitution. Impressions of Andrew Biemiller, Wilbur Cohen, John F. Kennedy, George Meany, Walter Reuther, Abraham Ribicoff.
Extent: Transcript: 506 leaves, Tape: 7 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open, except for certain closed pages. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part III, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT). Closed pages not reproduced in microfiche.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1967 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cruikshank, Nelson Hale, 1902-1986
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Labor economist
Age at speaking: 65
Document date: 1967
Interviewer: Corning, Peter A., 1935-
Organizations discussed: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC; Economists; Insurance, Health; Labor unions and public health; Medicare; North America; Oral history; Social security--United States; United States; United States--Politics and government--1945-
Topics discussed - Other terms: Cruikshank, Nelson Hale, 1902-1986
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018353-13796