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    United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare Records
    1961-1963

    Records 1961-1963. Microfilm copies of correspondence, Presidential messages, Executive orders, records of Presidential committees and task forces, reports, studies, legislative files; includes records of the Public Health Service, Office of Education, Social Security Administration, Welfare Administration, Vocational Rehabilitation Administration...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Wilbur J. Cohen Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/11/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 November 1964

    Cohen discusses assisting John F. Kennedy (JFK) in drafting Social Security and welfare legislation, JFK’s Task Force on Health and Social Security, and his own confirmation as Assistant Secretary for Legislation in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, among other issues.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Louisiana Social Security Case, January 1961: 16-17
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Harris WoffordJanuary 1961: 16-17
  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR6380-A. President John F. Kennedy Greets Anthony A. Oeding, Fifteen Millionth Person Receiving Social Security Benefits
    White House Photographs27 February 1961

    President John F. Kennedy greets Anthony A. Oeding of Florissant, Missouri in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. Mr. Oeding was the fifteen millionth person to receive Social Security Benefits. (L-R) President Kennedy; Anthony A. Oeding and his wife, Ruth Bindbeutel Oeding; Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Abraham Ribicoff, Ov...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR6380-B. President John F. Kennedy Greets Anthony A. Oeding, Fifteen Millionth Person Receiving Social Security Benefits
    White House Photographs27 February 1961

    President John F. Kennedy greets Anthony A. Oeding of Florissant, Missouri in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. Mr. Oeding was the fifteen millionth person to receive Social Security Benefits. (L-R) President Kennedy; Anthony A. Oeding and his wife, Ruth Bindbeutel Oeding; Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Abraham Ribicoff, Ov...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Remarks on signing Social Security Act amendments, 30 June 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.30 June 1961

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's statement upon signing the Social Security amendments of 1961. The bill allowed for the allocation of benefits to five million people and permitted retirement with benefits at age 62. Materials in this fol...

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