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Norfolk United Community Fund Papers, 1923-1970 | Special Collections and University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Norfolk United Community Fund Papers, 1923-1970

ID: 00/MG 36

Primary Creator: Norfolk United Community Fund (1923-)

Extent: 9.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged chronologically within each series.

Date Acquired: 04/23/1979. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Charities--Virginia--Norfolk, Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century, Norfolk United Community Fund, United Community Funds and Councils of America

Languages: English

Abstract

Formerly known as the Norfolk Community Fund, United War Fund, Community Chest, and Community Fund. Includes minutes from 1923 to 1953, reports from the Board of Trustees and various committees, collection and distribution statements, memorandums, outgoing correspondence, and scrapbooks. Volume I: minutes for the Norfolk Community Fund (1923-1928); Volume II: minutes for the Norfolk Community Fund (1929-1933); Volume III: minutes for the Norfolk Community Fund (1934-1938); Volume IV: minutes for the Norfolk Community Fund and the United War Fund (1939-1945); Volume V: minutes for the United War Fund, Community Chest, and Community Fund (1946-1953). Scrapbooks are for the years: 1938, 1941-1943, 1966-1970. Index of minute books available in archives.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of the Norfolk United Community Fund date from 1923 to 1970. The collection contains information about the business of the group, budget and finances, member agencies, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and fundraising campaigns.

Collection Historical Note

The United Community Fund (UCF) was founded in 1923. The UCF was started to serve as a fundraising organization for the social services agencies of Norfolk. Over the years the United Community Fund has come to be known by different names. The group started as the United Community Fund. During World War II, the group became known as the United War Fund. After the war, the group changed its name to the Norfolk United Fund, and then later the Norfolk Community Chest.

Subject/Index Terms

Charities--Virginia--Norfolk
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk United Community Fund
United Community Funds and Councils of America

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Accruals: Second accession: 5/16/1980

Alternate Extent Statement: 6 Hollinger document cases and 5 oversize boxes

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Acquisition Source: Eugene Berres, Executive V.P. United Community Fund

Acquisition Method: Loan. Accession #A79-18

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.unitedwayshr.org/content/index.php/about-us.html.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Norfolk United Community Fund Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: Business],
[Series II: Scrapbooks],
[Series III: Miscellaneous],
[All]

Series III: Miscellaneous
Box 11
Folder 1: Index to the Minutes of the United Community Fund
Folder 2: Campaign Material I
Folder 3: Campaign Material II
Folder 4: Campaign Material III
Folder 5: Campaign Material IV
Folder 6: Campaign Material V
Folder 7: Publicity Packet, 1950
Folder 8: Maps

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[Series II: Scrapbooks],
[Series III: Miscellaneous],
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