The Children’s Bureau, 1912–2012: A Passionate Commitment. A Legacy of Leadership
U.S. Children’s Bureau, 2012. Children’s Bureau leaders and staff—past and present—speak passionately about their commitment to the Bureau’s work and how that passion translates into better outcomes for children, families, and communities. Available in English and en Español.
Children’s Bureau silent movies provided parents in the 1920s with guidance on how to raise healthy children.
John F. Kennedy Remarks on the 50th Anniversary of the Children’s Bureau
April 9, 1962, Dallas, TX. (JFK Library and Museum, No. WH-085-001). President Kennedy speaks of how the Children’s Bureau “blazed new trails” in confronting juvenile delinquency, decreasing infant and maternal mortality, and addressing the needs of children with disabilities.
President Roosevelt and the Social Security Act
FDR's speech at the ceremony of the signing of the Social Security Act in 1935.
Justice, Not Pity: Julia Lathrop, First Chief of the U.S. Children’s Bureau
Dr. Cecelia Tichi presents a captivating account of Julia Lathrop and her groundbreaking efforts as the first chief of the Children’s Bureau.
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