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United Way of Delaware County records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-093

Scope and Contents

This collection contains board meeting minutes, administrative files, scrapbooks, campaign records, agency files, audio and video records, and digital files from the United Way of Delaware County ranging from 1925 to 2014.

Dates

  • 1925-2014

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Administrative History

The United Way of Delaware County was founded on March 6, 1925 under the name of the Muncie Community Fund. The first board meeting was held at the Roberts Hotel with Myron Gray as first chairman. The newly created organization sought to promote cooperation between the citizens of Muncie and the welfare, philanthropic, benevolent, and social-service agencies. Once this union was accomplished, major money-raising drive could then eliminate numerous minor fundraisers.

The Family Service Bureau was the nucleus from which the United Way evolved. It was also the predecessor of the Community Service Council. As the United Way grew and expanded into specialized agencies the Family Service Bureau combined with Family Counseling Services. The organization changed names several times through the years, becoming the United War Fund and Community Fund during World War II and finally lighting on the United Way of Delaware County in 1976.

Two separate organizational structures were involved with the United Way from its inception. The first was the United War Fund which began on August 14, 1942, John Udell presiding. Its primary purpose was to prevent unnecessary expenditure and duplication in the solicitation of funds for both the war-time Relief Agencies and Community Funds. Up to twenty-one war-time agencies operated simultaneously with the twelve community agencies at one time. The end of the Second World War saw the dissolution of the United War Fund on September 4, 1946.

A second group closely involved with the United Way was the Community Service Council of Delaware County that began April 24, 1967. This organization possessed certain attributes lacking in other organizations of its type: representative citizen expertise and capability; continuity and comprehensiveness in its approach to problem-solving, planning services, and policy development; and the ability and willingness communicate with all segments of the community.

The United Way of Delaware County continues to inspire and contribute to the betterment of health, recreation, family and children's services in the community.

Extent

38.2 Cubic Feet (39 boxes, 51 film reels, digital files (15.2 GB))

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Annual reports, 1947-1981



Series 2: Minutes, 1958-1989



Subseries 2.1: Board minutes, 1960-1988



Subseries 2.2: Executive board minutes, 1958-1989



Series 3: Financial statements, 1950-1985



Series 4: Administrative records, 1925-1985



Series 5: Ledgers, 1941-1979



Series 6: Campaign records, 1940-1993



Series 7: Community Services Council documents, 1967-1980



Series 8: Agency documents, 1929-1980



Subseries 8.1: Big Brother, Big Sister agency documents, 1956-1977



Subseries 8.2: Boys Club agency documents, 1956-1977



Subseries 8.3: Boy Scouts agency documents, 1959-1978



Subseries 8.4: Cancer Society agency documents, 1956-1977



Subseries 8.5: Cerebral Palsy agency documents, 1956-1977



Subseries 8.6: Council on Aging agency documents, undated



Subseries 8.7: Family Counseling Service agency documents, 1957-1980



Subseries 8.8: Girl Scouts agency documents, 1967-1979



Subseries 8.9: Hueffer Memorial agency documents, 1967-1977



Subseries 8.10: Isanogel Center agency documents, 1955-1970



Subseries 8.11: Meals on Wheels of Muncie agency documents, 1970-1979



Subseries 8.12: Mental Health agency documents, 1956-1977; undated



Subseries 8.13: Muncie Mission agency documents, 1956-1980



Subseries 8.14: Munsyana Day Nursery agency documents, 1958-1975



Subseries 8.15: Psi Iota Xi agency documents, 1957-1975



Subseries 8.16: Red Cross agency documents, 1957-1978



Subseries 8.17: Retarded Children agency documents, 1959-1978



Subseries 8.18: Salvation Army agency documents, 1957-1978



Subseries 8.19: Society for Crippled Children agency documents, 1959-1976



Subseries 8.20: Tuberculosis Association agency documents, 1935-1987



Subseries 8.21: United Day Care Center agency documents, 1975-1977



Subseries 8.22: Urban League agency documents, 1964-1978



Subseries 8.23: U.S.O. agency documents, 1960-1978



Subseries 8.24: Visiting Nurses agency documents, 1929-1977



Subseries 8.25: Whitely Community Center agency documents, 1965-1972



Subseries 8.26: Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) agency documents, 1955-1982



Subseries 8.27: Yorktown Community Center agency documents, 1970-1979



Subseries 8.28: Young Women's Christian Association agency documents (YWCA) agency documents, 1955-1982



Subseries 8.29: Family Service Bureau agency documents, 1939-1961



Subseries 8.30: Agency documents subject files, 1966-1980



Series 9: Newspaper clippings, 1956-1980



Series 10: Scrapbooks and publications, 1950-1998



Series 11: Films and video recordings, circa 1950-2014



Series 12: Oversize materials, 1943-1954



Series 13: Photographs, negatives, and slides, 1925-2005



Series 14: Oversize photographs, 1925-1993



Series 15: Audio recordings, 2005-2007, undated



Series 16: Filmstrips, undated



Series 17: Digital records, circa 2003-2013



Series 18: United Way of Delaware County website archive, 2019-

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Gregory Milliken on 1987/08/05. Additions received 1988/03/10, 1995/12/01, and 1994/07/07; Mary Jo Reidy on 1994/09/07; Ross Van Ness on 1997/05/01; and Jennie Marsh on 2016/11/11.

Accruals

The repository continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis.

Related Archival Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

SC.652: United Way of Delaware County strategic plan, 1993

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1999/07/29 by K. Brooks. EAD finding aid created 2012/06/14 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2012/08/01 by Bethany Fiechter. Addition processing completed 2017/02/07 by Lindsey M. Vesperry. EAD finding aid revised 2017/02/07 by Lindsey M. Vesperry.
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Contact:
Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA