Skip to main content

United Community Services: School Program on Community Services Department Records

Identifier: UR000420_SPCS

Scope and Content

The United Community Services: School Program on Community Services Department Records reflect the efforts of area educators and social agencies to work together to better serve community needs in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties in the 1950s and 1960s. The School Program is now defunct.

Subjects include: Community Activities Juvenile Delinquency Poverty Social Responsibility

Series Description: Series 1, Administrative Files, 1929-1967: Correspondence, committee minutes, annual reports, memos, financial data, by-laws, statements of purpose, and porgram development plans.

Series 2, Activities, 1938-1967: Correspondence, meeting minutes, and forms of conferences, programs, and publications.

Series 3, Regional Records, 1927-1967: Meeting minutes, memos, and correspondence of the three county councils in metropolitan Detroit: Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne.

Series 4, Reference Materials, 1945-1969: Directories, pamphlets, reports, and handbooks predominantly from agencies other than the United Community Services.


  • 1927 - 1969


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.


Meetings to establish a School Program within the United Community Services began in 1937 The School Program department was designed to acquaint school children with the social problems in the community and the public and private services established to meet those problems. Various media and conferences were developed to communicate information to students and teachers in the Detroit metropolitan area.


10.5 Linear Feet (21 MB)


Subjects include: teaching social responsibility to metropolitan Detroit public school children; juvenile delinquency; poverty; community problem-solving; continuing education of women; police-community relations; child welfare; volunteerism


Arranged in 5 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-6), Series 2 (Boxes 6-11), Series 3 (Boxes 11-15), and Series 4 (Boxes 16-21). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject or type of material. Folders in the first three series are subsequently arranged by date.


The papers of the United Community Services School Proram Division were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in April 1982.

Related Materials

United Community Services and United Way collections


Photographs relating to exhibits, filmstrips, and conference publicity were placed in the Archives Audiovisual collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in December 1986.
Guide to the United Community Services: School Program on Community Services Department Records
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA