Townsend National Recovery Plan, Inc. records, 1934-1960  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Townsend Plan, Inc
Title
Townsend National Recovery Plan, Inc. records
Dates
1934-1960 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.5 linear feet, (6 containers)  :  5 record storage boxes, 1 volume
Collection Number
Bx 115
Summary
The Townsend Plan was an old-age pension plan idea proposed by California physician Francis E. Townsend in 1934, prior to the enactment of Social Security. The collection contains records of the Townsend National Headquarters in Ohio and includes Board of Director's minutes, Townsend Foundation Trustees minutes and resolutions, financial papers, correspondence, National Convention materials including audio recordings, materials of other pension organizations, literature and publications, Francis E. Townsend interviews, a scrapbook, and photographs.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time. Collection includes sound recordings, moving images, and digital files to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections and University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Townsend Plan (founded in 1933 as Old Age Revolving Pensions and called the Townsend National Recovery Plan from 1936 to ca. 1952) was an old-age pension plan idea proposed by California physician Francis E. Townsend in 1934, prior to the enactment of Social Security. Townsend located his national headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio from 1946-1956.

Source: Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=TP1

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Old age pensions--United States
  • Older people--United States--Economic conditions
  • Social security--United States

Personal Names

  • Townsend, Francis E. (Francis Everett), 1867-1960

Corporate Names

  • Old Age Revolving Pensions, Ltd.--Records and correspondence
  • Townsend National Recovery Plan, Inc
  • Townsend Plan, Inc

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings