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Norfolk United Community Fund Records

Collection ID: MG 36

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the records of the Norfolk United Community Fund, an organization set up to finance social service agencies in Norfolk, Virginia. Included in the records are business records, such as minutes and bylaws, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and fundraising campaigns. Of particular interest are records of the United War Fund, the name of the organization during World War II.


  • 1923-1970, undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/23/1979



9.20 Linear Feet

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Biographical or Historical Information

The United Community Fund (UCF) was founded in 1923. The UCF was started to serve as a fundraising organization for the social service agencies of Norfolk. Over the years the United Community Fund has come to be known by different names. The group started as the United Community Fund. During World War II, the group became known as the United War Fund. After the war, the group changed its name to the Norfolk United Fund, and then later the Norfolk Community Chest.

Note written by Special Collections Staff

Language of Materials



The records of the Norfolk United Community Fund include minutes, reports from the Board of Trustees and various committees, collection and distribution statements, memorandums, outgoing correspondence, and scrapbooks.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Business; Series II: Scrapbooks; and Series III: Miscellaneous.

Source of Acquisition

Eugene Berres, Executive V.P. United Community Fund

Method of Acquisition

Loan. Accession #A79-18

Accruals and Additions

An addition to the collection was added on 5/16/1980.

A Guide to the Norfolk United Community Fund Records
Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the ODU Community Collections Repository

3000 Perry Library
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23529 US