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United Way of Moscow records, 1958-1984
- United Way of Moscow
- United Way of Moscow records
- 1958-1984 (bulk)19561984
- 2 cubic feet, (2 bankers boxes)
- Collection Number
- MG 58
- This collection contains financial and other organizational records for the United Way of Moscow.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The United Way of America, originally called the Community Chest, was established in 1918. It is an organization made up mostly of volunteers who work to support a broad range of agencies and human services in their local communities. Under the Community Chest name, the United Way was established in Moscow, Idaho in the mid-1930s. After World War II, the Red Cross dropped out, as did other organizations, leading to the end of the Community Chest.
In 1956, it was re-organized and became the United Fund. From 1956 to 1977 the number of participating agencies in the fund grew from eight to sixteen. The Moscow United Fund was incorporated as a non-profit with the State of Idaho in 1970. Later in the 1970s, the local group became the United Way of Moscow after it joined the United Way of America, now United Way Worldwide.
Throughout the 1970s the United Way of Moscow had many partnering agencies in the community. These included local chapters of national organizations, such as the Boy Scouts of America, the Arthritis Foundation, the American Social Health Association, the Salvation Army, the National Federation for the Blind, the Girl Scouts of America, the Camp Fire Girls, the United Service Organizations (USO), and the American Red Cross. The United Way also had local organization partners, such as Volunteers in Moscow, Nightline, Home Improvement Alliance, Friends Unlimited, the Rape Crisis Clinic, and the Senior Citizens Club.
The United Way continues to operate in Moscow today. In 2019, there were 20 human service agencies under the umbrella of the United Way of Moscow/Latah County.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection consists of financial records, meeting minutes, annual reports, and board manuals and binders of the United Way of Moscow. Other materials include correspondence, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the work of the United Way. Materials date from 1958 to 1984.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
[DESCRIPTION OF ITEM], United Way of Moscow records, MG 58, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, ID
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Materials were originally in folders and envelopes with some loose papers in the box. Order from those folders and envelopes was retained. If the loose papers fit within the topic of an existing folder they were added. If they did not, a new folder was created.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||United Way History||undated|
|1||2||A History of the Moscow United Way by Richard Beck||1977|
|1||3||United Way of America||1972-1979|
|1||4||Articles of Incorporation, Constitution and By-Laws||1970-1974|
|1||6||Meeting Minutes and Annual Reports||1961-1969|
|1||7||Meeting Minutes and Annual Reports||1970-1975|
|1||8||Meeting Minutes and Annual Reports||1976-1982|
|1||10||Board of Directors Members||1962-1982|
|1||11||Binder of Board Information||1983-1984|
|1||16||Budget and Fund Drives||1961-1983|
|1||18||Budget Committee - Information on Participating Agencies (1 of 2)||1975|
|1||19||Budget Committee - Information on Participating Agencies (2 of 2)||1975|
|1||20||Participating Agency Questionnaire (1 of 2)||1976|
|1||21||Participating Agency Questionnaire (2 of 2)||1976|
|1||22||Participating Agency Questionnaire (1 of 2)||1977|
|1||23||Participating Agency Questionnaire (2 of 2)||1977|
|1||24||Agency Letters of Application||1974|
|1||25||Member Agency Admissions||1976-1977|
|1||26||Agency Financial Statements and Budget Requests||1977-1978|
|1||35||United Way Stories||1975-1982|
|1||36||Mailers and Brochures||1975-1983|
|1||37||Public Relations Materials||1981|
|1||38||Celebrity Nite Photographs at Cavanaugh's Landing||October 7, 1982|
|1||39||Copies of newspaper clippings and letter||1982-1983|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Community Organizations
- Fund raising
- Nonprofit organizations
- United Way of America
- Moscow (Idaho)