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Oral history interview with Barbara Armstrong, 1965

Creator: Armstrong, Barbara Nachtrieb, 1890-1976
Project: Social security project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 317 pages Sound recording: 3 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Lawyer; interviewee married Ian Alastair Armstrong.

Scope and Contents

Social Insurance Commission, California, 1915-19; attempts to get social and health insurance; INSURING THE ESSENTIALS, 1932; consultant on unemployment insurance and old age insurance, Committee on Economic Security, 1934; detailed account of preparatory work for social security legislation: effect of the Depression, Wisconsin plan, separation of taxing and spending provisions, constitutionality, relationship with insurance industry, Treasury Dept., Edwin Witte, J. Douglas Brown, Arthur Altmeyer, Senator Robert La Follette, and others.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1983.

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