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Finding Aid to the Committee for the Nation's Health Records from the Michael M. Davis Collection, in the New York Academy of Medicine, 1939-1955 (bulk 1946-1955)

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
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Processing completed 1989
Encoded by Dan Jenkins


Summary Information
Title: Microfilm Reels of the Committee for the Nation's Health Records from the Michael M. Davis Collection, in the New York Academy of Medicine
Creator: Committee for the Nation's Health
Dates: 1939-1955 (bulk 1946-1955)
Extent: 12 Microfilm reels
Abstract:
Incorporated 1946 with Michael M. Davis, Ph.D., as chair of its Executive Committee, its purpose was to promote national health insurance. With the election of Eisenhower in 1952 it began to function as a health information office for organized labor. The committee was abolished in January, 1956.

Call number: MS Film 32
Language: Collection materials primarily in English.
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Access Restrictions:

Collection is restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright:

Permission to cite, quote, publish, or reproduce any unpublished material in the CNH records should be sought from the New York Academy of Medicine. Contact the Reference Staff for details regarding rights.

Preferred Citation:

Committee for the Nation's Health. Microfilm Reels of the Committee for the Nation's Health Records from the Michael M. Davis Collection, in the New York Academy of Medicine. 1939-1955. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.; MS Film 32.

Provenance:

A copy of the microfilm on deposit at the Harry S. Truman library was purchased by the National Library of Medicine from the Truman library and with the permission of the NYAM in 1989. Accession #585.

Custodial History:

The records of the Committee for the Nation's Health comprise part of the "Organizations" section of the Library of Social and Economic Aspects of Medicine of Michael M. Davis held by the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). The index to the complete collection is available from the New York Academy of Medicine; a copy is also found in the donor file on the Davis collection in the History of Medicine Division. For more information about the materials in the Davis library, see Lee Ash, "The Michael M. Davis Collection of Social and Economic Aspects of Medicine," Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 43 (July 1967): 598-608.

The CNH records were microfilmed by the NYAM for the Harry S. Truman library for its collections in 1962; additional CNH material was filmed and added to the collection in 1972. In addition, the Truman library also filmed some material in the Davis papers related to the interests of the CNH but not filed with the CNH materials in the Davis collection at the NYAM. This supplementary material is found in series 2-4 (described below).

Related Material

Original materials can be found in the Michael M. Davis Collection at the New York Academy of Medicine, Committee for the Nation's Health Records.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Committee for the Nation's Health Records from the Michael M. Davis Collection, in the New York Academy of Medicine, 1939-1955 (bulk 1946-1955)

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing completed 1989
Encoded by Dan Jenkins

Descriptive Summary

Committee for the Nation's HealthMicrofilm Reels of the Committee for the Nation's Health Records from the Michael M. Davis Collection, in the New York Academy of Medicine Dates: 1939-1955 (bulk 1946-1955)12 Microfilm reelsMS Film 32 Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of MedicineAbstract:Incorporated 1946 with Michael M. Davis, Ph.D., as chair of its Executive Committee, its purpose was to promote national health insurance. With the election of Eisenhower in 1952 it began to function as a health information office for organized labor. The committee was abolished in January, 1956.Collection materials primarily in English.Provenance:

A copy of the microfilm on deposit at the Harry S. Truman library was purchased by the National Library of Medicine from the Truman library and with the permission of the NYAM in 1989. Accession #585.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright:

Permission to cite, quote, publish, or reproduce any unpublished material in the CNH records should be sought from the New York Academy of Medicine. Contact the Reference Staff for details regarding rights.

Preferred Citation:

Committee for the Nation's Health. Microfilm Reels of the Committee for the Nation's Health Records from the Michael M. Davis Collection, in the New York Academy of Medicine. 1939-1955. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.; MS Film 32.

Custodial History:

The records of the Committee for the Nation's Health comprise part of the "Organizations" section of the Library of Social and Economic Aspects of Medicine of Michael M. Davis held by the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). The index to the complete collection is available from the New York Academy of Medicine; a copy is also found in the donor file on the Davis collection in the History of Medicine Division. For more information about the materials in the Davis library, see Lee Ash, "The Michael M. Davis Collection of Social and Economic Aspects of Medicine," Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 43 (July 1967): 598-608.

The CNH records were microfilmed by the NYAM for the Harry S. Truman library for its collections in 1962; additional CNH material was filmed and added to the collection in 1972. In addition, the Truman library also filmed some material in the Davis papers related to the interests of the CNH but not filed with the CNH materials in the Davis collection at the NYAM. This supplementary material is found in series 2-4 (described below).

Related Material

Original materials can be found in the Michael M. Davis Collection at the New York Academy of Medicine, Committee for the Nation's Health Records.

Historical Note

The Committee for the Nation's Health (CNH) was incorporated on 23 February 1946 with Michael M. Davis as chairman of its Executive Committee. Davis was by the time of the organization of the CNH one of the major figures in health care policy in the United States. Born on 19 Nov. 1879 in New York, Davis received a Ph.D. from Columbia in 1906. First in Boston and later in New York, Davis led movements to extend dispensary services to people of moderate means. He then served as director of medical services for the Julius Rosenwald Fund and chaired the foundation-funded Committee on Research in Medical Economics before assuming leadership of the CNH.

The CNH's initial goal was to lobby for the support of national health insurance. As it was originally organized, the CNH had four major functions: providing technical information for sponsors of health legislation; preparing and distributing promotional literature; coordinating activities among other groups favoring national health insurance; and encouraging other groups to join in the campaign for national health insurance. Initially funding for the committee came from members of the Julius Rosenwald family and Albert and Mary Lasker. In 1949, however, disagreement arose within the CNH over whether the CNH should continue to concentrate its efforts on promoting national health insurance or, as the Laskers argued, instead should work to support less controversial aspects of the Truman administration's health program, such as increased federal funding for medical education and research. The Lasker position was eventually rejected by the CNH, at which point the Laskers and Rosenwalds withdrew their support for the organization. Organized labor then became the chief financial supporters of the committee, with some additional support from the Democratic National Committee.

With the election of Eisenhower in 1952 the prospects for national health insurance dimmed. As a consequence the CNH shifted its attention away from lobbying for health insurance and instead began to function as a health information office for organized labor. During the merger of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, both organizations proposed to establish their own health information office. With their final function absorbed by the new union, the CNH was abolished in January, 1956.


Minutes, memoranda, publications, correspondence, draft legislation, and other administrative records relating to the Committee's lobbying efforts on behalf of national health insurance during the Truman administration. Includes copies of many of Truman's speeches on health matters; material on the opposition of the National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service and American Medical Association to national health insurance; and material on health legislation introduced by James Murray, Robert F. Wagner, and John Dingell. Most of the material was collected by the Committee for the Nation's Health; some of it derives from Michael M. Davis, in whose papers the records now reside.

Index Terms

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    MeSH Subjects

    • National Health Insurance, United States--legislation
    • Politics
    Personal Names

    • Davis, Michael Marks, 1879-1971
    • Dingell, John D. (John David), 1894-1955
    • Falk, I. S. (Isidore Sydney), 1899-1984
    • Frothingham, Channing, 1881-1959
    • Lasker, Mary
    • Murray, James E.
    • Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1877-1953
    Corporate Names

    • American Medical Association
    • National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service
    • United States. President (1945-1953 : Truman)

    Series Descriptions

    Series 1: Committee For The Nation's Health Records, 1946-1956
    Series 1 contains the CNH's administrative records, covering the organization's political and financial activity from 1946 until its demise early in 1956. Most of the material was stored in yearly binders, but some information was also kept loose in folders. Transitions between binders have been inferred from the changes in binder tab position (from top to side, and vice versa), labelling styles, and dates of the materials contained in each section. In this guide to the microfilmed papers of the CNH, the titles given on file folder and binder separator labels have been retained with only minor changes or additions. Unfortunately the titles are not always an accurate reflection of date or content; hence the researcher should use these titles as more of an indication of his or her position in the microfilmed records rather than as exact guides to the contents of each file or binder division.

    Included in the records are memos, copies of minutes, and the financial reports sent to Executive Committee members; reprinted articles, news clippings, and CNH policy statements and strategy plans used in the organization's campaign for national health insurance; and materials produced by the CNH's opposition (especially the American Medical Association). Although these papers give a full portrait of the CNH's public relations campaign to gain the support of individuals, political and media organizations, and union locals and media, the CNH files contain little actual correspondence. They do, however, contain the drafts and final versions of fundraising appeals, speeches, press releases, articles, and pamphlets on national health insurance, as well as notes and analyses by Davis, CNH Chairman Dr. Channing Frothingham, and Education Director Frederick E. Robin.

    The material in series 1 should be supplemented with the four folders of Executive Committee memos and minutes for 1948 and 1949 filmed in 1972 and found on reel twelve.

    1946-1947BoxFolderContentsReel 1Early HistoryReel 1Minutes of Executive Committee, 1946Reel 1Memos of Executive Committee, 1946-1947Reel 1Minutes of Executive Committee, 1947Reel 12Minutes of Executive Committee, 1947-1948Reel 1Complete File of Mimeographed Material, 1948Reel 1AMA Anti-National Health Insurance File [misfiled here], 1949-1951Reel 2AMA Anti-National Health Insurance file (cont.), 1949-1951[Binder, marked "Frederick E. Robin,"], [1949?]BoxFolderContentsReel 2Our BillReel 2CostsReel 2VeteransReel 2SupportReel 2Speeches, ArticlesReel 2Flanders-Herter [Bill]Reel 2Hill BillReel 2Taft BillReel 2BritishReel 2ForeignReel 2VoluntariesReel 2DoctorsReel 2"50 Questions" [pamphlets on African-American health care][1950 Binder]BoxFolderContentsReel 2Financial ReportsReel 2Minutes of Executive CommitteeReel 2Memos of Executive CommitteeReel 2Appeal MailingsReel 2CNH BulletinsReel 2Printed MaterialReel 2Mimeo MaterialReel 2Handbook MailingsReel 3Handbook Mailings (cont.)Reel 3Special MailingsReel 3Press Releases[1951 Binder]BoxFolderContentsReel 3Mimeo MaterialReel 3Handbook MailingsReel 3Special MailingsReel 3Special MailingsReel 3Press ReleasesReel 3Financial StatementsReel 3Minutes of Executive CommitteeReel 3Memos of Executive CommitteeReel 3Mailings to Board of Directors and Honorary Vice-ChairmanReel 3Appeal MailingsReel 3CNH BulletinsReel 3Printed Material[Binder, 1951, 1952]BoxFolderContentsReel 3Memos to Executive Committee, 1951-1952 [Contains only 1951]Reel 3Minutes, 1951 Meetings, 1952 Meetings [Contains only 1951]Reel 3CNH Bulletins, [1951-1952]Reel 3Memos to Officers and Board of Directors [1951]Reel 3News Releases and Special Mailings [1951]Reel 3Special Mimeographed Material [1951]Reel 3Reprinted Material [1951]Reel 4Reprinted Material [1951] (cont.)[1952 Binder]BoxFolderContentsReel 4Mimeo MaterialReel 4Printed MaterialReel 4CNH BulletinsReel 4Press ReleasesReel 4Minutes of Exectuvie CommitteeReel 4Memos to Executive CommitteeReel 4Financial StatementsReel 4Mailings to BoardReel 4Special MailingsReel 4Appeal Mailings[1953 Folder]BoxFolderContentsReel 4Executive Committee Meetings and MemosReel 4Financial StatementsReel 4Legislative BulletinsReel 4Labor Health Information BulletinsReel 4Health and Welfare [Labor Health and Welfare Series]Reel 4BulletinsReel 4Press ReleasesReel 4Special MailingsReel 4Miscellaneous MimeoReel 4Questionnaires[1954 Binder]BoxFolderContentsReel 4Executive Committee Memos and MinutesReel 4Financial StatementsReel 4AppealsReel 5Appeals (cont.)Reel 5Legislative Bulletins and AnalysesReel 5Labor Health Information BulletinReel 5Labor Health and Welfare SeriesReel 5Health Fact SeriesReel 5CNH PublicationsReel 5Special MailingsReel 5Press ReleasesReel 5Questionnaires[1955-1956?]BoxFolderContentsReel 5Executive Committee Memos and Minutes, 1955 & 1956Reel 5Financial StatementsReel 5CNH AppealsReel 5Legislative BulletinsReel 5Labor Health and WelfareReel 5Special MailingsReel 6Special Mailings (cont.)Reel 6Press ReleasesCommittee Records Cont'd. [filmed in 1972]BoxFolderContentsReel 12Executive Committee - Memos, 1948Reel 12Executive Committee - Memos, 1949Reel 12Executive Committee - Memos, 1948Reel 12Executive Committee - Memos, 1949Series 2: Harry S. Truman Files, 1945-1956
    Michael M. Davis's files on Harry S. Truman contain mostly published transcripts of Truman's speeches on national health insurance, as well as newspaper accounts and other materials related to Truman's public statements on health care and health economics issues. Most folders in this section are headed by the dates and occasions of Truman's speeches, and sometimes contain notes by Davis (and possibly others) on text and policy.

    BoxFolderContentsReel 6Miscellaneous, [1950-1955]Reel 6Budget Message FY 1954, Jan. 9, 1953Reel 6Truman on Health Insurance, [1948?-1955]Reel 6Address to Assn. of Military Surgeons, Nov. 20, 1952Reel 6San Francisco Speech, Oct. 4, 1952Reel 6American Hospital Association Speech, Sept. 16, 1952Reel 6State of the Union Message, Jan. 9, 1952Reel 6Dedication of NIH Clinical Center Speech, June 22, 1951Reel 6Budget Message [FY 1952], Jan. 15, 1951Reel 6State of the Union Message, Jan. 8, 1951Reel 6Message re: Aid to Medical Education, Local Public Health Units, Nov. 28, 1950Reel 6Message to Congress, July 1950Reel 6Message re: Hoover Reorganization Plan No. 27, May 31, 1950Reel 6[Democratic] Jefferson-Jackson Day Address, Feb. 16, 1950Reel 6State of the Union Message, Jan. 9, 1950Reel 6Reorganization of Executive Branch Message to 81st Congress, June 20, 1949Reel 6Message to 81st Congress on National Health Program, April 22, 1949Reel 6Budget Message [FY 1950], Jan. 10, 1949Reel 6State of the Union Message, Jan. 5, 1949Reel 6National Health and Disability Insurance Message to 80th Congress, May 19, 1947Reel 6State of the Union Message, 1947Reel 6Message to Congress re: Health Needs, Nov. 19, 1945Reel 6Message to Congress re: Inflation, Housing, July 27, 1948Reel 6Harry S. Truman [contains general clippings about Taft, acceptance speeches, etc.]Series 3: American Medical Association Attack On Truman Health Program, 1939-1953
    Series 3 appears to consist of material found in three distinct subseries in Michael M. Davis's files on the American Medical Association (AMA). The first subseries consists of materials on the AMA's opposition to the CNH, while the third details the similar activities of the AMA-associated National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service (NPC). Correspondence, publications, and news clippings related to the AMA's and NPC's campaigns can be found here. The second subseries consists of six folders on the campaign against national health insurance and the CNH by Whitaker and Baxter, a San Francisco-based political public relations firm hired by the AMA to direct their national education campaign. All three subseries contain examples of CNH's response to the AMA efforts.

    Additional material can be found misfiled on reel 1.

    American Medical Association, 1951-1953BoxFolderContentsReel 6AMA-CNH Releases and Bulletins, 1953Reel 6CNH Bulletins and Releases on AMA, 1952Reel 6CNH Bulletins and Releases - AMA, [1951-1952]Reel 6[AMA - In Politics, 1952 [actual dates of clippings and materials vary]Whitaker and Baxter [Advertising Agency], 1946-1954BoxFolderContentsReel 6Whitaker and Baxter, 1952-1954Reel 6Whitaker and Baxter, 1946-1947Reel 6Whitaker and Baxter - California, [1946-1950?]Reel 6Whitaker and Baxter - [David] Brown's Resignation, [1949]Reel 6Whitaker and Baxter - McWilliams Articles The Nation, [1951]Reel 6Whitaker and Baxter - Campaign Plan, [1949-1951]National Physicians CommitteeBoxFolderContentsReel 6National Physicians Committee - PamphletsReel 7National Physicians Committee - PamphletsReel 7National Physicians Committee - Ads, Pamphlets, MailingsReel 7National Physicians Committee - MiscellaneousReel 7AMA - Comic BookReel 7National Physicians Committee and AMAReel 7National Physicians Committee, 1946-1949Reel 7National Physicians Committee, 1943-1945Reel 7National Physicians Committee, 1939-1942Reel 7National Physicians Committee - Editorials re: Cartoon ContestReel 7National Physicians Committee - CNH Exploitation of Cartoon ContestReel 7National Physicians Committee - Counter-Attack MaterialReel 7National Physicians Committee - FinancesReel 7National Physicians Committee - HistoryReel 7National Physicians Committee - Hostile PressReel 7National Physicians Committee - LobbyingReel 7National Physicians Committee - CNH ReleasesReel 7National Physicians Committee - Dan GilbertSeries 4: Legislation: Murray-Wagner-Dingell Bills, 1935-1955
    Series 4 holds CNH correspondence and materials related to health and health insurance bills introduced into Congress in the 1940s and 1950s, principally those sponsored by Congressmen James Murray, Robert F. Wagner, John Dingell, and others. These thirty folders contain draft and finished copies of these bills, congressional reports and hearings on health insurance and related subjects, and notes, comments, and analyses by Davis and other CNH officials. Also included are news clippings, mailings, and correspondence related to specific bills, including correspondence with Murray, Wagner, Dingell, I.S. Falk, and others.

    Wagner-Murray, Etc. Health Insurance BillsBoxFolderContentsReel 7National Health Insurance - Dingell: HR 95Reel 8National Health Insurance - Dingell: HR 95 (cont.)Reel 8[Title illegible, perhaps "1949....Insurance Billl....Sen. Murray"]Reel 8Analyses of Health Bills, 1948-1949Reel 8S. 1679 - National Health Insurance and Public Health Act, 1949Reel 8Re-Draft of S. 5 into S. 1679 by PHS, March 1949Reel 8S. 5 (HR 783) National Health Insurance Bill, 1949Reel 8Congressional Record - Excerpts FromReel 8Hearings, National Health Bills, 1949Reel 8S. 1520 - Murray Wagner Pepper Bill, 1947Reel 9S. 1520 Murray-Wagner-Pepper Bill (cont.), 1947Reel 9Hearings - National Health Bills, 1946-1947Reel 9Originally Loose in Drawer [contains miscellaneous reports and pamphlets related to health insurance bills]Reel 9Analyses, Comparisons re: Various Health Insurance Bills, 1943-1946Reel 9S. 1606 - Wagner-Murray Bill, 1946Reel 10S. 1606 Wagner-Murray Bill (cont.),1946Reel 10S. 1050 - Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, Reel 10S. 1161 - Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, 1943Reel 10Health Insurance, 1935Reel 10Various Health Insurance BillsReel 11Various Health Insurance Bills (cont.)Reel 11Wagner Bill RequestsReel 11Wagner Bill - Social Security Committee, 1944Reel 11Con Wagner Bill - General Batch of Material against BillReel 11Wagner Bill - Batch of MMD's letters about Bill, Analyzes [sic], Reports, etc...[becomes illegible]Reel 11Robert F. Wagner, Sr., 1939Reel 11Pro Wagner Bill - General Batch of Material for BillReel 11Wagner Bill - Temporary FolderReel 11Wagner Bill PropagandaReel 11Robert F. Wagner, Sr., 1940Reel 11Robert F. Wagner, Sr. [no date]Reel 11Wagner Bill - Medical Society material onReel 11Wagner Bill - NPC: Batch of material against bill, National Physicians Committee

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Minutes, memoranda, publications, correspondence, draft legislation, and other administrative records relating to the Committee's lobbying efforts on behalf of national health insurance during the Truman administration. Includes copies of many of Truman's speeches on health matters; material on the opposition of the National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service and American Medical Association to national health insurance; and material on health legislation introduced by James Murray, Robert F. Wagner, and John Dingell. Most of the material was collected by the Committee for the Nation's Health; some of it derives from Michael M. Davis, in whose papers the records now reside.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
     
    Series 1: Committee For The Nation's Health Records, 1946-1956 [series]:

    Series 1 contains the CNH's administrative records, covering the organization's political and financial activity from 1946 until its demise early in 1956. Most of the material was stored in yearly binders, but some information was also kept loose in folders. Transitions between binders have been inferred from the changes in binder tab position (from top to side, and vice versa), labelling styles, and dates of the materials contained in each section. In this guide to the microfilmed papers of the CNH, the titles given on file folder and binder separator labels have been retained with only minor changes or additions. Unfortunately the titles are not always an accurate reflection of date or content; hence the researcher should use these titles as more of an indication of his or her position in the microfilmed records rather than as exact guides to the contents of each file or binder division.

    Included in the records are memos, copies of minutes, and the financial reports sent to Executive Committee members; reprinted articles, news clippings, and CNH policy statements and strategy plans used in the organization's campaign for national health insurance; and materials produced by the CNH's opposition (especially the American Medical Association). Although these papers give a full portrait of the CNH's public relations campaign to gain the support of individuals, political and media organizations, and union locals and media, the CNH files contain little actual correspondence. They do, however, contain the drafts and final versions of fundraising appeals, speeches, press releases, articles, and pamphlets on national health insurance, as well as notes and analyses by Davis, CNH Chairman Dr. Channing Frothingham, and Education Director Frederick E. Robin.

    The material in series 1 should be supplemented with the four folders of Executive Committee memos and minutes for 1948 and 1949 filmed in 1972 and found on reel twelve.

     
    1946-1947 [subseries]:
    Reel 1
    Early History
    Reel 1
    Minutes of Executive Committee, 1946
    Reel 1
    Memos of Executive Committee, 1946-1947
    Reel 1
    Minutes of Executive Committee, 1947
    Reel 12
    Minutes of Executive Committee, 1947-1948
    Reel 1
    Complete File of Mimeographed Material, 1948
    Reel 1
    AMA Anti-National Health Insurance File [misfiled here], 1949-1951
    Reel 2
    AMA Anti-National Health Insurance file (cont.), 1949-1951
     
    [Binder, marked "Frederick E. Robin,"], [1949?] [subseries]:
    Reel 2
    Our Bill
    Reel 2
    Costs
    Reel 2
    Veterans
    Reel 2
    Support
    Reel 2
    Speeches, Articles
    Reel 2
    Flanders-Herter [Bill]
    Reel 2
    Hill Bill
    Reel 2
    Taft Bill
    Reel 2
    British
    Reel 2
    Foreign
    Reel 2
    Voluntaries
    Reel 2
    Doctors
    Reel 2
    "50 Questions" [pamphlets on African-American health care]
     
    [1950 Binder] [subseries]:
    Reel 2
    Financial Reports
    Reel 2
    Minutes of Executive Committee
    Reel 2
    Memos of Executive Committee
    Reel 2
    Appeal Mailings
    Reel 2
    CNH Bulletins
    Reel 2
    Printed Material
    Reel 2
    Mimeo Material
    Reel 2
    Handbook Mailings
    Reel 3
    Handbook Mailings (cont.)
    Reel 3
    Special Mailings
    Reel 3
    Press Releases
     
    [1951 Binder] [subseries]:
    Reel 3
    Mimeo Material
    Reel 3
    Handbook Mailings
    Reel 3
    Special Mailings
    Reel 3
    Special Mailings
    Reel 3
    Press Releases
    Reel 3
    Financial Statements
    Reel 3
    Minutes of Executive Committee
    Reel 3
    Memos of Executive Committee
    Reel 3
    Mailings to Board of Directors and Honorary Vice-Chairman
    Reel 3
    Appeal Mailings
    Reel 3
    CNH Bulletins
    Reel 3
    Printed Material
     
    [Binder, 1951, 1952] [subseries]:
    Reel 3
    Memos to Executive Committee, 1951-1952 [Contains only 1951]
    Reel 3
    Minutes, 1951 Meetings, 1952 Meetings [Contains only 1951]
    Reel 3
    CNH Bulletins, [1951-1952]
    Reel 3
    Memos to Officers and Board of Directors [1951]
    Reel 3
    News Releases and Special Mailings [1951]
    Reel 3
    Special Mimeographed Material [1951]
    Reel 3
    Reprinted Material [1951]
    Reel 4
    Reprinted Material [1951] (cont.)
     
    [1952 Binder] [subseries]:
    Reel 4
    Mimeo Material
    Reel 4
    Printed Material
    Reel 4
    CNH Bulletins
    Reel 4
    Press Releases
    Reel 4
    Minutes of Exectuvie Committee
    Reel 4
    Memos to Executive Committee
    Reel 4
    Financial Statements
    Reel 4
    Mailings to Board
    Reel 4
    Special Mailings
    Reel 4
    Appeal Mailings
     
    [1953 Folder] [subseries]:
    Reel 4
    Executive Committee Meetings and Memos
    Reel 4
    Financial Statements
    Reel 4
    Legislative Bulletins
    Reel 4
    Labor Health Information Bulletins
    Reel 4
    Health and Welfare [Labor Health and Welfare Series]
    Reel 4
    Bulletins
    Reel 4
    Press Releases
    Reel 4
    Special Mailings
    Reel 4
    Miscellaneous Mimeo
    Reel 4
    Questionnaires
     
    [1954 Binder] [subseries]:
    Reel 4
    Executive Committee Memos and Minutes
    Reel 4
    Financial Statements
    Reel 4
    Appeals
    Reel 5
    Appeals (cont.)
    Reel 5
    Legislative Bulletins and Analyses
    Reel 5
    Labor Health Information Bulletin
    Reel 5
    Labor Health and Welfare Series
    Reel 5
    Health Fact Series
    Reel 5
    CNH Publications
    Reel 5
    Special Mailings
    Reel 5
    Press Releases
    Reel 5
    Questionnaires
     
    [1955-1956?] [subseries]:
    Reel 5
    Executive Committee Memos and Minutes, 1955 & 1956
    Reel 5
    Financial Statements
    Reel 5
    CNH Appeals
    Reel 5
    Legislative Bulletins
    Reel 5
    Labor Health and Welfare
    Reel 5
    Special Mailings
    Reel 6
    Special Mailings (cont.)
    Reel 6
    Press Releases
     
    Committee Records Cont'd. [filmed in 1972] [subseries]:
    Reel 12
    Executive Committee - Memos, 1948
    Reel 12
    Executive Committee - Memos, 1949
    Reel 12
    Executive Committee - Memos, 1948
    Reel 12
    Executive Committee - Memos, 1949
     
    Series 2: Harry S. Truman Files, 1945-1956 [series]:

    Michael M. Davis's files on Harry S. Truman contain mostly published transcripts of Truman's speeches on national health insurance, as well as newspaper accounts and other materials related to Truman's public statements on health care and health economics issues. Most folders in this section are headed by the dates and occasions of Truman's speeches, and sometimes contain notes by Davis (and possibly others) on text and policy.

    Reel 6
    Miscellaneous, [1950-1955]
    Reel 6
    Budget Message FY 1954, Jan. 9, 1953
    Reel 6
    Truman on Health Insurance, [1948?-1955]
    Reel 6
    Address to Assn. of Military Surgeons, Nov. 20, 1952
    Reel 6
    San Francisco Speech, Oct. 4, 1952
    Reel 6
    American Hospital Association Speech, Sept. 16, 1952
    Reel 6
    State of the Union Message, Jan. 9, 1952
    Reel 6
    Dedication of NIH Clinical Center Speech, June 22, 1951
    Reel 6
    Budget Message [FY 1952], Jan. 15, 1951
    Reel 6
    State of the Union Message, Jan. 8, 1951
    Reel 6
    Message re: Aid to Medical Education, Local Public Health Units, Nov. 28, 1950
    Reel 6
    Message to Congress, July 1950
    Reel 6
    Message re: Hoover Reorganization Plan No. 27, May 31, 1950
    Reel 6
    [Democratic] Jefferson-Jackson Day Address, Feb. 16, 1950
    Reel 6
    State of the Union Message, Jan. 9, 1950
    Reel 6
    Reorganization of Executive Branch Message to 81st Congress, June 20, 1949
    Reel 6
    Message to 81st Congress on National Health Program, April 22, 1949
    Reel 6
    Budget Message [FY 1950], Jan. 10, 1949
    Reel 6
    State of the Union Message, Jan. 5, 1949
    Reel 6
    National Health and Disability Insurance Message to 80th Congress, May 19, 1947
    Reel 6
    State of the Union Message, 1947
    Reel 6
    Message to Congress re: Health Needs, Nov. 19, 1945
    Reel 6
    Message to Congress re: Inflation, Housing, July 27, 1948
    Reel 6
    Harry S. Truman [contains general clippings about Taft, acceptance speeches, etc.]
     
    Series 3: American Medical Association Attack On Truman Health Program, 1939-1953 [series]:

    Series 3 appears to consist of material found in three distinct subseries in Michael M. Davis's files on the American Medical Association (AMA). The first subseries consists of materials on the AMA's opposition to the CNH, while the third details the similar activities of the AMA-associated National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service (NPC). Correspondence, publications, and news clippings related to the AMA's and NPC's campaigns can be found here. The second subseries consists of six folders on the campaign against national health insurance and the CNH by Whitaker and Baxter, a San Francisco-based political public relations firm hired by the AMA to direct their national education campaign. All three subseries contain examples of CNH's response to the AMA efforts.

    Additional material can be found misfiled on reel 1.

     
    American Medical Association, 1951-1953 [subseries]:
    Reel 6
    AMA-CNH Releases and Bulletins, 1953
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    CNH Bulletins and Releases on AMA, 1952
    Reel 6
    CNH Bulletins and Releases - AMA, [1951-1952]
    Reel 6
    [AMA - In Politics, 1952 [actual dates of clippings and materials vary]
     
    Whitaker and Baxter [Advertising Agency], 1946-1954 [subseries]:
    Reel 6
    Whitaker and Baxter, 1952-1954
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    Whitaker and Baxter, 1946-1947
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    Whitaker and Baxter - California, [1946-1950?]
    Reel 6
    Whitaker and Baxter - [David] Brown's Resignation, [1949]
    Reel 6
    Whitaker and Baxter - McWilliams Articles The Nation, [1951]
    Reel 6
    Whitaker and Baxter - Campaign Plan, [1949-1951]
     
    National Physicians Committee [subseries]:
    Reel 6
    National Physicians Committee - Pamphlets
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee - Pamphlets
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee - Ads, Pamphlets, Mailings
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee - Miscellaneous
    Reel 7
    AMA - Comic Book
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee and AMA
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee, 1946-1949
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee, 1943-1945
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee, 1939-1942
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee - Editorials re: Cartoon Contest
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee - CNH Exploitation of Cartoon Contest
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee - Counter-Attack Material
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee - Finances
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee - History
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee - Hostile Press
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee - Lobbying
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee - CNH Releases
    Reel 7
    National Physicians Committee - Dan Gilbert
     
    Series 4: Legislation: Murray-Wagner-Dingell Bills, 1935-1955 [series]:

    Series 4 holds CNH correspondence and materials related to health and health insurance bills introduced into Congress in the 1940s and 1950s, principally those sponsored by Congressmen James Murray, Robert F. Wagner, John Dingell, and others. These thirty folders contain draft and finished copies of these bills, congressional reports and hearings on health insurance and related subjects, and notes, comments, and analyses by Davis and other CNH officials. Also included are news clippings, mailings, and correspondence related to specific bills, including correspondence with Murray, Wagner, Dingell, I.S. Falk, and others.

     
    Wagner-Murray, Etc. Health Insurance Bills [subseries]:
    Reel 7
    National Health Insurance - Dingell: HR 95
    Reel 8
    National Health Insurance - Dingell: HR 95 (cont.)
    Reel 8
    [Title illegible, perhaps "1949....Insurance Billl....Sen. Murray"]
    Reel 8
    Analyses of Health Bills, 1948-1949
    Reel 8
    S. 1679 - National Health Insurance and Public Health Act, 1949
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    Re-Draft of S. 5 into S. 1679 by PHS, March 1949
    Reel 8
    S. 5 (HR 783) National Health Insurance Bill, 1949
    Reel 8
    Congressional Record - Excerpts From
    Reel 8
    Hearings, National Health Bills, 1949
    Reel 8
    S. 1520 - Murray Wagner Pepper Bill, 1947
    Reel 9
    S. 1520 Murray-Wagner-Pepper Bill (cont.), 1947
    Reel 9
    Hearings - National Health Bills, 1946-1947
    Reel 9
    Originally Loose in Drawer [contains miscellaneous reports and pamphlets related to health insurance bills]
    Reel 9
    Analyses, Comparisons re: Various Health Insurance Bills, 1943-1946
    Reel 9
    S. 1606 - Wagner-Murray Bill, 1946
    Reel 10
    S. 1606 Wagner-Murray Bill (cont.),1946
    Reel 10
    S. 1050 - Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill,
    Reel 10
    S. 1161 - Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, 1943
    Reel 10
    Health Insurance, 1935
    Reel 10
    Various Health Insurance Bills
    Reel 11
    Various Health Insurance Bills (cont.)
    Reel 11
    Wagner Bill Requests
    Reel 11
    Wagner Bill - Social Security Committee, 1944
    Reel 11
    Con Wagner Bill - General Batch of Material against Bill
    Reel 11
    Wagner Bill - Batch of MMD's letters about Bill, Analyzes [sic], Reports, etc...[becomes illegible]
    Reel 11
    Robert F. Wagner, Sr., 1939
    Reel 11
    Pro Wagner Bill - General Batch of Material for Bill
    Reel 11
    Wagner Bill - Temporary Folder
    Reel 11
    Wagner Bill Propaganda
    Reel 11
    Robert F. Wagner, Sr., 1940
    Reel 11
    Robert F. Wagner, Sr. [no date]
    Reel 11
    Wagner Bill - Medical Society material on
    Reel 11
    Wagner Bill - NPC: Batch of material against bill, National Physicians Committee