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United Way for Southeastern Michigan Labor Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002675
The bulk of this collection consists of files of the correspondence, photographs and biographies of local labor leaders who have served as members of the Labor Participation Committee (LPC). Also included are photographs of various charitable events, programs and brochures, newspaper clippinigs, correspondence, anual reports, resolutions and bylaws, and workshop and training information.

Dates

  • 1949 - 2008
  • Majority of material found within 1972 - 1998

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

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.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 SB)

Abstract

The United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSM) has its origins in the establishment of the Detroit Community Union in 1917. UWSM, called the United Foundation until it’s official name change in 1989, was formed in 1948 through the merger of the Detroit Community Chest and other Detroit charities, and came to be affiliated with the national United Way organization in 1970. UWSM is an umbrella organization providing funding for a wide range of social welfare agencies in the Metropolitan Detroit area, and worked closely with the United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit (UCS), which was primarily concerned with streamlining and planning the delivery of social services in the city. The two merged in 1995 to create the UWCS, which existed until 2005, when the UWCS merged with the United Way of Oakland County to create a new body once again called the United Way for Southeastern Michigan. This final incarnation exists to this day. The Labor Department of the UWSM consists of local labor leaders who have partnered with the United Way in order to participate in it's charitable works.

The bulk of this collection consists of files of the correspondence, photographs and biographies of local labor leaders who have served as members of the Labor Participation Committee (LPC). Also included are photographs of various charitable events, programs and brochures, newspaper clippinigs, correspondence, anual reports, resolutions and bylaws, and workshop and training information.

History

The United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSM) has its origins in the establishment of the Detroit Community Union in 1917. UWSM, called the United Foundation until it’s official name change in 1989, was formed in 1948 through the merger of the Detroit Community Chest and other Detroit charities, and came to be affiliated with the national United Way organization in 1970. UWSM is an umbrella organization providing funding for a wide range of social welfare agencies in the Metropolitan Detroit area, and worked closely with the United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit (UCS), which was primarily concerned with streamlining and planning the delivery of social services in the city. The two merged in 1995 to create the UWCS, which existed until 2005, when the UWCS merged with the United Way of Oakland County to create a new body once again called the United Way for Southeastern Michigan. This final incarnation exists to this day. The Labor Department of the UWSM consists of local labor leaders who have partnered with the United Way in order to participate in it's charitable works.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

Donated by Labor Department for the United Way for Southeastern Michigan in 2013.

Related Materials

United Foundation, United Community Services, and United Way Collections.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kris Kniffen on December 21, 2015.
Title
Guide to the United Way of Southeastern Michigan Labor Department Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kris Kniffen.
Date
2015-12-21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA