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United Service Organizations Downtown Detroit Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR001478
This collection consists of materials created by the metropolitan Detroit branch of the USO, primarily from their work with Vietnam veterans, as well as some of their work with World War II veterans. The collection holds newspaper clippings from articles about the USO's activities in Detroit, as well as event photographs and some invoices and correspondence. Additionally, the collection contains comprehensive lists of volunteers and participants in programs.

Important Subjects: Community -based organizations Veterans --Services for -- United States Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- United States War veterans

Important Names: Clancy, Father Raymond S. Detroit (Mich.) Longworth, Glenn Meyers, Henry Rankin, Paul T. United Service Organizations clubs

Dates

  • 1944 - 1974
  • Majority of material found within 1953 - 1970

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.

Extent

1.75 Linear Feet (2 MB, 1 OS)

Abstract

The United Service Organizations (USO) was formed in 1941 through a partnership with the National Jewish Welfare Fund, the Salvation Army, the National Catholic Community Service, the Traveler's Aid Association, and the YMCA and YWCA. The goal of the organization is to assist soldiers in their transition home or into service and with their families should they be deployed, injured, or killed.

History

The United Service Organizations (USO) was formed in 1941 through a partnership with the National Jewish Welfare Fund, the Salvation Army, the National Catholic Community Service, the Traveler's Aid Association, and the YMCA and YWCA.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in original order.

Folders in each series are simply listed by their location within each box. They are not arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout several boxes within each series.

Acquisition

The United Service Organizations Downtown Detroit Club Records was donated to the Reuther by N. Brewster Broder in the early 1990s.

Related Material:

United Community Services Budget Department Records, United Community Services Planning Department Records, United Community Services Board of Directors Minutes, United Community Services Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Meghan McGowan on January 21, 2014.
Title
Guide to the United Service Organizations Downtown Detroit Club Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Meghan McGowan; encoded by Meghan McGowan.
Date
2015-01-21
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