COLLECTION FINDING AID



SARAH C. MASSENGALE FILES, 1974-77

Assistant Director for Health, Social Security and Welfare
Domestic Council




SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Materials on her work as Domestic Council Assistant Director on such topics as abortion, problems of the aging and the handicapped, child welfare, health care, and medical research. Massengale also handled historic preservation, fine arts, and other cultural issues.

QUANTITY
14.8 linear feet (ca. 29,600 pages)

DONOR
Gerald R. Ford (accession number 77-33)

ACCESS
Open. Some items are temporarily restricted under terms of the donor's deed of gift, a copy of which is available on request, or under National Archives and Records Administration general restrictions (36 CFR 1256).

COPYRIGHT
Gerald R. Ford donated to the United States of America his copyrights in all of his unpublished writings in National Archives collections. The copyrights to materials written by other individuals or organizations are presumed to remain with them. Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain.

Prepared by Paul Conway, October 1979
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INTRODUCTION

Sarah C. Massengale, a former management analyst for a Washington, D.C. consultant firm, joined the Domestic Council in June 1975 as assistant director for health, social security and welfare, replacing Pamela Needham. After April 1976, when assistant director for consumer and cultural affairs Kathleen A. Ryan resigned, Massengale also coordinated cultural affairs, which comprised the arts, humanities and historic preservation. She reported to associate director Arthur Quern until January 1976 and thereafter to associate director Spencer Johnson. Massengale was assisted by Rosemary Rogers and remained with the Domestic Council until the end of the Ford administration.

While Quern or Johnson as associate director coordinated policy development with other Domestic Council staff and acted as liaison with federal agencies within the subject area, Massengale handled routine matters, compiled and summarized information and circulated material within the Domestic Council. She answered correspondence and referrals, commented on legislation, personnel appointments and speeches, and drafted issues statements for use by the President, his staff or the press.

Massengale was responsible for coordinating several important matters, particularly abortion policy, legislation on the aging, medical insurance reforms, and planning for the White House Conference on the Handicapped. She also arranged meetings between the President and health and cultural groups or met with similar groups herself to discuss substantive health and welfare issues.

In addition to materials accumulated by Massengale, these papers include files on cultural affairs inherited from Kathleen Ryan and files on health, social security and welfare retained by Massengale after Pamela Needham's departure, some of which date from Needham's service on the Domestic Council during the Nixon administration. Much of the file consists of printed reports, circulars and copies of widely distributed papers received by Massengale, although drafts and finished copies of correspondence, memoranda and other papers are included on some subjects. During processing certain materials on arthritis and hospitals, sent to White House Central Files oversize attachments by Massengale, were removed and placed in her health files.

Related Materials (October 1979)
Related information may be found in other Domestic Council collections, particularly in the chronological files of Pamela Needham and Kathleen Ryan. The files of Quern and his successor Johnson contain large files on subjects which Massengale handled, including social security financing, welfare reform, food stamps, swine flu immunization and physical fitness. Their subject files also include summaries of Domestic Council activity and information on problems in the area of health and welfare that they coordinated without Massengale's assistance.


SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Health, Social Security and Welfare File, 1974-76.  (Boxes 1-26, 10.6 linear feet)
Reports, testimony, bills, statements and printed materials received by Massengale or her predecessor Needham from federal agencies or businesses; and some correspondence, memoranda and notes exchanged between Massengale and Domestic Council staff or the public. The file contains information on federal government involvement with health and welfare programs, particularly abortion policy, problems of the aging and the handicapped, medicare, Olympic sports and health legislation and includes papers dating from Needham's service during the Nixon administration.

Arranged alphabetically by subject and thereunder chronologically.

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Cultural Affairs File, 1975-76.  (Boxes 26-30, 1.8 linear feet)
Correspondence, memoranda, press releases, printed material and other papers principally exchanged between Kathleen Ryan and federal officials or cultural groups concerning personnel and budgetary matters or annual reporting procedures for the Commission of Fine Arts and the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities, but including information on historic preservation legislation and on cultural programs of other federal agencies. Massengale added similar materials after she succeeded Ryan in 1976

Arranged alphabetically by subject and thereunder chronologically.

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Domestic Council Reference File, 1974-76.  (Boxes 30-35, 2.0 linear feet)
Briefing papers, presidential statements, press releases, memoranda and other papers concerning Domestic Council administrative matters and Ford administration health and cultural activities, including background information on certain of President and Mrs. Ford's meetings, State of the Union addresses and HEW activities reports.

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Chronological File, 1975-77.  (Boxes 35-36, 0.8 linear feet)
Correspondence, memoranda, draft speeches and statements produced by Massengale in response to incoming public correspondence or at the request of Domestic Council staff members, concerning her responsibility for health and welfare issues and cultural matters. Included is material drafted by Massengale for transmittal to the President or other officials by Domestic Council director James Cannon.

Arranged by month and thereunder in reverse chronological order.

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Duplicate Publications, 1975.  (Box 37, 0.4 linear feet)
Removed from the health, social security and welfare file and similarly arranged. (Folder title list unavailable.)


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Abortion
    - General (1)-(4)
    - Commission on Civil Rights
    - Defense Department Policy
    - President's Position (1)-(2)

Box 2 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Abortion
    - President's Position (3)
    - President's Position Form Responses
  • Absent Parents / Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • Aging
    - General (1)-(5)

Box 3 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Aging
    - Federal Council on Aging (1)-(4)
    - Older Americans Act Amendments of 1975 (1)-(2)
    - Older Americans Month

Box 4 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Aging
    - Special Committee on Aging
  • Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration
  • Allied Services Act
  • American Hospital Association
  • American Lung Association - Meeting with the President and Vicki Carr
  • American Medical Association (1)-(3)
  • American Society of Oral Surgeons
  • Arthritis (1)-(2)

Box 5 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Biomedical Research Panel - General
  • Biomedical Research Panel - Report (1)-(4)
  • Black Lung Disease
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blue Shield
  • Budget - Health
  • Cancer
    - General

Box 6 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Cancer
    - National Cancer Advisory Board
    - National Cancer Institute
    - National Cancer Program Plan (1)-(2)
    - President's Cancer Panel
  • Catastrophe Health Insurance
  • Cerebral Palsy - Visit of Poster Children with the President
  • Children
    - Autistic Children
    - Child Abuse
    - Child and Family Services Act, 1975
    - Child Care
    - Child Health
    - Child Vision

Box 7 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Children
    - Crib Death
    - Day Care Legislation (1)-(2)
    - Underprivileged
  • Clinical Laboratory Regulation
  • Community Services Administration (1)-(3)
  • Cooley's Anemia
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dental Care
  • Development Disabilities

Box 8 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Diabetes (1)-(2)
  • District of Columbia Medical and Dental Manpower Act of 1970
  • DNA Research Guidelines (1)-(4)

Box 9 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Drugs - Opium
  • Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDI) Program
  • Emergency Medical Services (1)-(2)
  • Epilepsy
  • Family Planning
  • Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE) - Subcommittee on Population Education
  • Fetal Research
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Food Safety
  • Food Stamps - General
  • Food Stamps - Cost Estimates of Various Food Stamp Program Bills
  • Handicapped
    - General
    - Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
    - Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Amendments (1)

Box 10 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Handicapped
    - Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Amendments (2)
    - White House Conference (1)-(7)

Box 11 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Handicapped
    - White House Conference (8)-(11)
    - White House Conference - Personnel
  • Health - General (1)-(3)

Box 12 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Health Care - Florida
  • Health Care - Ohio
  • Health Care - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Health Co., Inc. - Rural Health Clinic
  • Health Costs (1)-(2)
  • Health Education Legislation
  • Health, Education and Welfare
    - Dr. David Mathews
    - Major Initiative Reports
    - Social Services
    - Weekly Activity Reports
  • Health Grants
  • Health - Home Health Care (1)-(3)

Box 13 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Health - Indian Health Care (1)-(3)
  • Health Insurance - General (1)-(3)
  • Health Insurance - Review Group
  • Health Insurance - Unemployed (1)-(2)
  • Health Legislation
    - General (1)

Box 14 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Health Legislation
    - General (2)
    - Health Revenue Sharing and Health Services Act, 1974
    - Health Services Act
    - National Heart, Lung and Blood Vessel Act of 1972 - Extension
    - National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974
    - National Service Corps Extension Act
  • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
    - General (1)-(2)

Box 15 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
    - General (3)-(5)
    - Articles
    - Printed Materials (1)-(4)

Box 16 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
    - Printed Materials (5)
    - Miscellaneous (1)-(3)
  • Health Manpower (1)-(3)
  • Health Planning
  • "Health Policy in America" - White Paper

Box 17 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Health - Rural Health Week
  • "Health United States 1975" (1)-(4)
  • Hospitals - Patient Care Audit
  • Hospitals - Public Health Service Hospital
  • Hospitals - St. Elizabeth's
  • Immunization Action Week
  • Income Redistribution
  • Long Term Care (1)

Box 18 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Long Term Care (2)-(3)
  • Malpractice (1)-(4)
  • Maximum Allowable Cost - General (1)-(2)

Box 19 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Maximum Allowable Cost - General (3)-(7)
  • Maximum Allowable Cost - Public Correspondence (1)-(2)

Box 20 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Medal of Freedom - Jules Stein
  • Medicaid - General
  • Medicaid - North Carolina (1)-(2)
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Service Program U.S. - Japan Cooperative
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - Talmadge Health Plan S. 3205
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Retardation (1)-(2)
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Box 21 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • National Advisory Council on Equal Educational Opportunity
  • National Association of Counties
  • National Ataxia Foundation
  • National Council of Health Care Services
  • National Institutes of Health
  • New Federalism
  • Nursing Homes - Long Term Care (1)-(2)
  • Nurse Training
  • Nutrition
    - General (1)-(2)
    - ABC Malnutrition Film (1)

Box 22 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Nutrition
    - ABC Malnutrition Film (2)
    - Child Nutrition Act of 1975 (1)-(2)
    - School Lunch Program
    - Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
  • Olympics - General
  • Olympics - Reception Guest Lists
  • Olympics - Reception Invitations

Box 23 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Physicians Bonus Regulations
  • Population
  • President's Committee on Mental Retardation (1)-(2)
  • President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
  • Preventive Medicine National Conference (1)-(2)
  • Professional Standards Review Organizations (PSRO)
  • Red Cross
  • Refugees - Indochina
  • Renal Disease
  • Reyes Syndrome
  • Saint Edward's Mercy Medical Center
  • Saxitoxin
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Slipped Disk Treatment
  • Smoking and Health Report 1975 (1)

Box 24 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Smoking and Health Report 1975 (2)
  • Social Security - General (1)-(7)
  • Social Security - Completed Cases A - Z (1)-(2)

Box 25 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Spinal Cord Injury (1)-(2)
  • Swine Fever
  • Utilization Review Regulations
  • Venereal Diseases
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Volunteers - General
  • Volunteers - ACTION (1)-(3)
  • Welfare - General (1)-(2)

Box 26 - Health, Social Security and Welfare File

  • Welfare Options Paper
  • Welfare Reform - Michigan Legislators
  • Welfare Replacement Proposal
  • Women
  • World Health Day
  • Youth Camp Safety

Box 26 (Continued) - Cultural Affairs File

  • Bicentennial
  • Commission of Fine Arts - Member Selection (1)-(4)

Box 27 - Cultural Affairs File

  • Commission of Fine Arts - Policy on the Arts
  • Historic Preservation
    - General (1)-(4)
    - Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (1)-(3)

Box 28 - Cultural Affairs File

  • Historic Preservation
    - Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (4)-(5)
    - Binder "ACHP 1975"
    - Land and Water Conservation Act Amendments re Historic Preservation and ACHP (1)-(2)
    - Legislation
    - Printed Materials (1)-(3)

Box 29 - Cultural Affairs File

  • National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
    - General (1)-(7)
    - Printed Material (1)

Box 30 - Cultural Affairs File

  • National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
    - Printed Material (2)-(3)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Treasury Department - Historical Development

Box 30 (Continued) - Domestic Council Reference File

  • Budget - Impoundment Control Act
  • Budget - Reduction Appeals
  • Domestic Council
    - General Information
    - Weekly Status Reports (1)-(2)
    - Republican Legislative Agenda
    - White House Public Forums on Domestic Policy
  • Memoranda for the President

Box 31 - Domestic Council Reference File

  • Miscellaneous Meeting Correspondence
  • National Governors Conference
  • New York Fiscal Crisis
  • Presidential Addresses - WIN Campaign
  • Presidential Issue Papers
  • Presidential Meetings - Briefing Papers (1)-(2)
  • Presidential Proclamations
  • Presidential Personnel Office
  • President's Tax Proposal
  • President's Two Year Report
  • Press Conferences (1)-(2)

Box 32 - Domestic Council Reference File

  • Press Releases (1)-(2)
  • Questions and Answers 1974 (1)-(4)
  • Questions and Answers 1975 (1)-(2)

Box 33 - Domestic Council Reference File

  • Questions and Answers 1976 (1)-(3)
  • Referrals 1975 (1)-(3)
  • Referrals 1976 (1)-(2)
  • Resumes (1)-(2)
  • Scheduling - Mrs. Ford 1974 - 75

Box 34 - Domestic Council Reference File

  • Scheduling - Mrs. Ford 1975
  • Scheduling - Mrs. Ford 1976 (1)-(3)
  • Scheduling - President Ford 1975
  • Scheduling - President Ford 1976 (1)-(2)
  • Scheduling Proposals
  • Speeches and Statements - Miscellaneous

Box 35 - Domestic Council Reference File

  • State of the Union 1975
  • State of Union 1976 (1)-(2)

Box 35 (Continued) - Chronological File

  • June-Dec. 1975

Box 36 - Chronological File

  • Jan.-Aug. 1976

Box 37 - Duplicate Publications