Save Our Security Records, 1982-1997

Summary Information

Title: Save Our Security Records
Inclusive Dates: 1982-1997

  • Save Our Security
Call Number: Mss 898

Quantity: 3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of Save Our Security (SOS), a nonprofit coalition of national, state and local organizations that was formed in 1979 by Wilbur J. Cohen to counter efforts to weaken the Social Security system. The work of Save Our Security included research, publishing, lobbying, and public education on social insurance issues. It dissolved in 1997. Included are the minutes of the governing and advisory committees; correspondence; financial records; publications; and congressional testimony presented by Cohen, Arthur S. Flemming, Robert M. Ball, other members of SOS, and representatives of related organizations such as the Study Group on Social Security and the National Senior Citizens Law Center. Also included are publications, correspondence, curricula, and field reports and surveys documenting two educational projects: the Appeal to Conscience Project, which educated the public about the need to raise Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to the poverty level and the Nelson Cruikshank Study Project which attempted to integrate social insurance issues into high school curricula.

Language: English

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