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United Community Services Research Department: Studies and Reports

Identifier: UR000420_Studies

Scope and Content

The collection consists of studies and reports prepared by United Community Services staff and committees on a variety of issues and programs conducted under UCS auspices as well as those prepared by outside experts and organizations working in the field of social welfare. Important subjects in the collection: Aged problems AIDS and HIV Child neglect and protective services for children Crime and delinquency Demographic data Ethnic/racial communities in metropolitan Detroit Family services Health care for the medically indigent Local, state, and federal welfare programs Poverty and low income Recreation Settlements and community centers Social welfare planning and agency administration Social workers Substance abuse Teen pregnancy Unemploymen


  • 1920 - 1991


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.


United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit is a planning organization for social welfare and health care services. The UCS Research Department set up the Studies and Reports Collection in 1975 as a reference library for staffers and other researchers as well as to document the history of UCS’s service to the community.


18 Linear Feet (18 SB)


Subjects include: social welfare and health care services in metropolitan Detroit; AIDS and HIV; education; senior citizens; substance abuse; child abuse; family services; hunger and malnutrition; spouse abuse


Folders in these boxes are computer-arranged alphabetically in this finding aid, but may actually be dispersed throughout several boxes in the collection. Note carefully the box number for each folder.

Related Materials

United Community Services and United Way collections

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Guide to the United Community Services Research Department: Studies and Reports
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA