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Oral history interview with Katharine Lenroot, 1965

Creator: Lenroot, Katharine F. 1891-1982
Project: Social security project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 173 leaves. Tape: 3 reels. Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Government official, social worker.

Scope and Contents

Family background, childhood in Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, 1912; Wisconsin Industrial Commission, 1913-14; United States Children's Bureau from 1915: studies on infant mortality and child labor, early Mother's Aid laws, development of Social Security Act, Bureau's relations with states and Congress; Reorganization Act, 1945; Bureau under Social Security Administration. Impressions of Emma Lundberg, Edwin Witte, Frances Perkins, Harry Hopkins, Eleanor Roosevelt, and others.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976.

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