Peter Corning research reels on Medicare, circa 1965-1968


Corning, Peter A., 1935- (Interviewer)
Ross, Bernard H., 1934-2010 (Interviewer)
Rubin, Howard (Interviewer)
Odell, Charles (Interviewee)
Baker, Jacob (Interviewee)
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 (Interviewee)
Cruikshank, Nelson H (Interviewee)
Armstrong, Barbara Nachtrieb, 1890-1976 (Interviewee)
Peter Corning research reels on Medicare, circa 1965-1968
These reels contain audio recordings created over the course of Peter A. Corning's work on "THE EVOLUTION OF MEDICARE . . . from idea to law" for the Social Security Administration's Office of Research and Statistics. The bulk of these recordings consist of notes dictated to Corning by his assistant, Professor Bernard H. Ross, while conducting archival research for the project in closed repositorie s in Washington D.C., Madison, Wisconsin, and New York City. Included are Ross' synopses of documents in the records of the Social Security Administration, the Committee on Economic Security, and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare at the National Archives; correspondence in the personal papers of Nelson H. Cruikshank and Wilbur J. Cohen at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin; documents in the library of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO); and the personal files of Jacob Javits, Elizabeth Wickenden, Winslow Carlton and others. Also included are dictated notes from in-person interviews with Frank Frantz, Herman Brontman, Marian English and others; content analyses of documents published by AFL-CIO COPE (Committee on Political Education); and synoposes of articles published in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and various other newspapers and periodicals. In addition to these dictated notes, Reels 28-32 contain recordings of oral history interviews, including original interviews or copies from the Social Security project from Columbia University's Oral History Research Office. Interviewees include Charles Odell, Jacob Baker, Norman Thomas, Nelson Cruikshank and Barbara Armstrong. Additionally, Reels 21 and 22 contain recordings of two lectures on the National Council of Senior Citizens given by Corning and his assistant Howard Rubin at New York University (NYU) in March and April, 1966
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History of Medicare oral history collection
Medicare; Health insurance; Corning, Peter A., 1935-; Cohen, Wilbur J. (Wilbur Joseph), 1913-1987; Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986; Wickenden, Elizabeth, 1909-2001; Carlton, Winslow, 1907-1994; United States. Social Security Administration; AFL-CIO; United States. Committee on Economic Security; United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; National Council of Senior Citizens
oral histories; sound recordings
circa 1965-1968
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Peter Corning, Gift, circa 1971
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Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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