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MATRIX Walter and May Reuther Senior Services Center Records

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Identifier: UR001999
Abstract Now known as MATRIX Senior Wellness Services, the Walter and May Reuther Senior Services Center began as a UAW-affiliated organization, creating post-retirement services for the area's elderly. Founded by the UAW in 1953, the Reuther Senior Services Center formally merged with MATRIX on July 1, 1994. Today it continues operations with a number of human service efforts, including maintaining its initial operations in senior service care.

Richard H. Austin Papers

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Identifier: UP000421
Abstract Mr. Austin, who in 1941 became Michigan's first black certified public accountant, has been active in Detroit, Wayne County, and Michigan Democratic politics and civic clubs for many years. During the period 1961-63, he was a delegate to the Michigan Constitutional Convention; 1963-65, co-chairman of the Michigan Commission on Legislative Apportionment; 1962, elected to the Wayne County Board of Supervisors; 1964, lost the Congressional race against John Conyers, Jr.; 1966, won a seat on the...

United Way for Southeastern Michigan Labor Department Records

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Identifier: UR002675
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...

United Way for Southeastern Michigan Scrapbook Collection

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Identifier: UR002668
Abstract Walter Laidlaw established the United Foundation in 1948 through the merger of the Detroit Community Chest and other Detroit charitable organizations that had traditionally combined fund raising efforts. The goal of the United Foundation was to further centralize those efforts, and to generate mass fund raising campaigns such as the Torch Drive, which was first held in 1949. The United Foundation was closely affiliated with the United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit, and became...

United Way of Southeastern Michigan Executive Office Records

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Identifier: UR002607
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 was an umbrella organization providing funding for a wide range of social welfare agencies in the Metropolitan Detroit...

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