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Finding aid for the United Way of Los Angeles records 0438
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  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Historical note
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization

  • Title: United Way of Los Angeles records
    Collection number: 0438
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.5 linear ft. 6 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1953-1991
    Abstract: The material in this collection is textual, its records consisting of committee minutes and agendas; research papers, reports, and studies (both published and unpublished); by-laws, United Way organizational papers such as statements of philosophy, memoranda, etc. The collection's material spans the years 1953-1991, with the majority dating from the decade of the 1970s.
    creator: United Way of Los Angeles.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections from the copyright holder.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], United Way of Los Angeles records, Collection no. 0438, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Historical note

    The United Way of Los Angeles is a volunteer social welfare agency dedicated to uniting government, private agencies, and individuals to meet the needs of the socially needy. It was created in 1963, the result of the consolidation of thirty-three Los Angeles area city and local community chests, some of which dated to ca. 1920. With the growth of the Los Angeles area, the consolidation of community charitable giving and agencies under the leadership of a directing organization was considered necessary in order that volunteer, community giving be better organized. With the continued growth of the Los Angeles area, the United Way was restructured into five regions in 1971. This move would form strong leadership from locally based branches of United Way--still under the umbrella of the United Way of Los Angeles--that would be better able to recognize and respond to local needs. The United Way now serves some four million families in the Los Angeles area, through the efforts of some 250 organizations.

    Related Archival Materials

    The Urban Archives Center of the California State University, Northridge, houses a large collection of material on the United Way.

    Scope and Content

    The material in this collection is textual, its records consisting of committee minutes and agendas; research papers, reports, and studies (both published and unpublished); by-laws, United Way organizational papers such as statements of philosophy, memoranda, etc. The collection's material spans the years 1953-1991, with the majority dating from the decade of the 1970s.

    Organization

    The material has been intellectualy organized into the following series:
    1. Administrative/Organizational Papers
    2. Reports
    3. Committees
    4. Board of Directors
    5. Related Agencies

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United Way of Los Angeles. -- Archives
    Fund raising--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Memorandums
    Newsletters
    Nonprofit organizations--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Reports
    Social group work--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources