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Oral history interview with Elizabeth Wickenden [electronic resource], 1966

Creator: Wickenden, Elizabeth, 1909-2001
Project: Social security project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 211 pages sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Lobbyist, consultant; interviewee married Arthur Goldschmidt.

Scope and Contents

Education, Vassar; Federal Emergency Relief Administration, 1933; medical programs; representative for American Public Welfare Association; public welfare philosophy; social insurance legislation; interaction with politicians; consultant on health insurance to Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and others; Medicare and American Medical Association; insurance companies; senior citizens in politics, 1950s and 1960s. Impressions of Wilbur Cohen, Nelson Cruikshank, Francis Townsend, James O'Brien, Charles Odell, Zalman Lichtenstein, Marjorie Shearon, and others.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1978.

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