Title:Abraham Holtzman collection on the Townsend movement, 1933-1952
Creator/Contributor:Holtzman, Abraham., creator
Creator/Contributor:Townsend, Francis E. (Francis Everett), 1867-1960
Creator/Contributor:Townsend National Recovery Plan, Inc
Materials used by Holtzman to write his published thesis, "The Townsend movement: a political study." Contains correspondence,
legislative bills, financial reports, newspaper articles and publications by the Townsend National Recovery Plan, Inc. including
speaker's manuals, songbooks, pamphlets and newspapers.
Townsend, Francis E. (Francis Everett) -- 1867-1960
Townsend National Recovery Plan, Inc.
Townsend Plan, Inc.
Old Age Revolving Pensions, Ltd.
Pensions -- United States -- History
Social security -- History
Collection re-processed at folder level in 2006.
Abraham Holtzman collection on the Townsend movement, BANC MSS 2003/186, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Gift; of Abraham Holtzman; in 1998 and 2004.
Francis Everett Townsend, a physician in Long Beach, Calif., founded the movement towards an old-age pension plan during the
American Great Depression of the 1930's. Eventually called the Townsend Plan, Inc., the organization worked to pass legislation
to help retirees including Social Security.
2 boxes (.8 linear ft.)
BANC MSS 2003/186 cz Box 1
BANC MSS 2003/186 cz Box 2