crown CU Home > Libraries Home
Columbia Center for Oral History Portal >

Reminiscences of Wilbur Joseph Cohen, 1974

Creator: Cohen, Wilbur J. 1913-1987
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 245 pages Sound recording: 6 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
Full CLIO record >>

Biographical Note

Government official

Scope and Contents

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

Subjects

Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984

Using this collection

Columbia Center for Oral History

Address:
Columbia University
535 West 114th Street
801 Butler Library, Box 20
MC1129
New York, NY 10027
Telephone:
(212) 854-7083

Email:
oralhist
@libraries.cul.columbia.edu

Website:
Columbia Center for Oral History