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Arthur Spindler papers

Identifier: SW 270

Scope and Content

The records are composed of papers on topics of interest to and research by Arthur Spindler, a public health and public welfare administrator. Topics include child welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, national health insurance, welfare reform, social services, and supplemental security income.


  • Creation: circa 1965-1976


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Use of Materials

Open for use in Social Welfare History Archives reading room.


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Biographical Note

Arthur Spindler was born on December 13, 1918, in New York City. He earned his BA in 1940 from Brooklyn College (now the City University of New York) and his MA from American University in 1946. He has worked in the fields of public health and public welfare at the District of Columbia General Hospital, the District of Columbia Public Health Department, the District of Columbia Public Welfare Department, and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, all located in Washington, DC.


8 boxes


Collection contains of the papers of Arthur Spindler, a public health and public welfare administrator.

Arrangement of Records

The Arthur Spindler papers are arranged into 2 series:

  1. Series 1. Personal
  2. Series 2. Subject Files

Other Finding Aid

Unpublished inventory available. Please contact the archivists for further information regarding this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Arthur Spindler papers were a gift to the Social Welfare History Archives through a transfer from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2003.

Arthur Spindler papers
Karen Spilman
February 2005
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Collecting Area Details

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