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Community Chest of Durham newspaper clippings

Identifier: NCC-0022

Scope and Contents

This collection includes newspaper clippings describing the activities of the organization. The Community Chest implemented fund drives to support agencies that served the community. It received donations from large corporate contributors as well as individual citizens.


  • 1934 - 1953

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Administrative History

Community Chests, commonly referred to as community trusts, community foundations and united way organizations, are endowment funds pooled from a community for the purpose of charitable giving.The first Community Chest, "Community Fund", was founded in 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio, by the Federation for Charity and Philanthropy.The number of Community Chest organizations increased from 39 to 353 between 1919 and 1929, and surpassed 1,000 by 1948. By 1963, and after several name changes, the term "United Way" was adopted in the United States. Specific information about the Community Chest of Durham is unknown.


1 Linear Foot (2 document boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Physical Access Restrictions

Some of our materials are stored offsite. These items are not available for same day access and require advance notice to retrieve. Contact North Carolina Collection staff at to plan your visit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Collection Name

The name of this collection was changed in Summer 2022. Boxes and folders in the collection may be labeled with the previous name, which was Community Chest of Durham Newspaper Files. The current title should be used when referring to or citing the collection.

Finding Aid for the Community Chest of Durham Newspaper Clippings
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2021 October: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace by Lauren Menges.

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Archives Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States