Ellen Black Winston Papers
Scope and Contents
- 1888 - 1984
- Majority of material found within 1928 - 1984
- Winston, Ellen Engelmann Black (Person)
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Biographical or Historical Information
In 1944, she was appointed Commissioner of Public Welfare for the State of North Carolina. She held this position until January 1963, when she was appointed as the first U.S. Commissioner of Welfare in the newly created Department of Health, Education and Welfare. She is credited with combining a number of fragmented public welfare programs at the time into one one cohesive unit as well as introducing progressive initiatives in federally aided programs of public assistance, medical assistance, and child health and welfare services. Her beliefs in public welfare were incorporated into important governmental legislation including the Medicaid program. She resigned from her position in 1967 and returned to Raleigh to devote her life full time in the area of social welfare.
Dr. Winston has written and co-authored numerous publications including Seven Lean Years (1939), The Plantation South (1940), and Foundations of American Population Policy (1940) as well as many other professional articles. Her husband, Dr. Sanford Winston, was head of the Department of Sociology at North Carolina State University for many years until he passed way in 1969.
She passed away on June 19, 1984 at her home in Raleigh, North Carolina.
30.81 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The Ellen Black Winston Papers date from 1888-1984 and largely consists of professional correspondence and memorandums related to the various organizations she was involved with during her career. The collection includes a number of other materials pertaining to her career in education and social welfare policies.
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- National Council for Homemaker-Home Health Aide Services
- North Carolina State Board of Public Welfare
- North Carolina. General Assembly. Legislative Council
- Public welfare -- North Carolina
- Public welfare -- United States
- Social work education
- United States. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare
- Winston, Ellen Engelmann Black
- Winston, Ellen, 1903-1984 -- Correspondence
- Winston, Ellen, 1903-1984 -- Interviews
- Winston, Ellen, 1903-1984 -- Photographs
- Winston, Ellen, 1903-1984 -- Speeches
- Ellen Black Winston Papers
- Sean A. Mulligan
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