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Community Chest of Durham Newspaper files

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0022

Scope and Contents

The Community Chest of Durham Collection, 1934-1953, 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.

Dates

  • 1934 - 1953

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Extent

2 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown.

Title
Finding Aid for the Community Chest of Durham Newspaper Files
Status
Completed
Author
Unknown
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Archives Repository

Contact:
300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States