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United Fund Collection

Title: United Fund Materials
Inclusive Dates: 1939-1975
Location: Cupboard #15
Description: United Fund Campaign Materials
The United Fund Campaign Materials Collection, 1959-1968, consists of forms, letters, memoranda, flyers, handbooks, pledge cards, and a poster documenting the fundraising campaigns of the organization. The United Fund campaigned in Durham to support “community health, welfare, and youth services.” The organization presented awards to employee groups donating a certain percentage of their earnings. Most of the collection has been removed from scrapbooks and is divided into folders; however, the 1968 materials are still arranged in a scrapbook.
United Fund Newspaper Files
The United Fund Newspaper Files Collection, 1939-1975, includes newspaper clippings concerning the activities of the United Fund and participating organizations in Durham. The United Fund campaigned in Durham to support “community health, welfare, and youth services.” A multitude of local organizations are referenced in the files, with extensive material on the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army Home and Hospital.
United Fund Scrapbooks
The United Fund Scrapbooks, 1953-1966, include newspaper clippings concerning the activities of the United Fund and participating organizations. The United Fund campaigned in Durham to support “community health, welfare, and youth services.” Participating organizations included the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Red Cross, Nursery Schools, Better Health Foundation, Salvation Army, Association for the Blind, Wright Refuge, John Avery Boys’ Club, Children’s Home Society, Edgemont Community Center, YMCA, YWCA, Family Service, Urban Renewal, Durham Social Planning Council, Legal Aid, Golden Age Club, Florence Crittenden Home, Mary O. Cowper Center, Child Guidance Clinic, City Recreation Program, American Hearing Society, Alcoholism Rehabilitation Center, Medical Research, Visiting Nurse Service, JFK Memorial Fund, Boys’ Club, Goodwill Industries, and United Fund Committees.
Condition Notes: copy scrapbooks and discard originals