White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: Welfare (WE)

This primary category contains material relating to the welfare, environment and physical fitness of all people; developing community welfare services; physically handicapped; family planning; and social trends.

File Code Description Research
Availability
WE

Welfare

Partial
WE001

Children

Partial
WE001-01

Child Welfare Services

Partial
WE002

Correctional Institutions

Partial
WE003

Family Planning – Abortion (6.8 l.ft.; boxes 1-17 + Oversize Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the abortion controversy and other aspects of family planning. Most material pertains to abortion, including proposed laws and Constitutional amendments that would restrict it, the use of federal funds by groups involved with abortion and family planning (such as under Title X of the Public Health Service Act), the 1984 International Conference on Population and Abortion, the use of federal funds for international organizations involved in abortion and other aspects of family planning, parental notification for minors seeking abortions, Presidential messages to pro-life groups, and Administration correspondence on abortion with organizations and individuals (mostly those opposed to unrestricted abortion). There is also correspondence pertaining to the 1982 “Baby Doe” infanticide case, and a few reports and other documents pertaining to organizations involved with adoption (cf. WHORM Subject File category WE001-01). Finally, there is material (mostly 1986-1989) that pertains more generally to pro-family issues and groups, including Administration working groups on the family.

Open
WE004

Fund Drives

Partial
WE004-01

United Community Campaigns

Partial
WE005

Geriatrics

Partial
WE006

Physical Fitness

Partial
WE007

Social Security

Partial
WE008

Vocational Rehabilitation

Partial
WE009

Youth Programs

Partial
WE010

Poverty Programs

Partial

Research Availability:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research