Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago Records

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1914-1978
Extent: 341 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
Founded in 1914 as the Chicago Central Council of Social Agencies; incorporated in 1919 as the Chicago Council of Social Agencies; in the 1940s, became the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago; in 1971 renamed the Council of Community Services; in 1977 merged with the Community Fund of Chicago to become the United Way of Chicago.

Scope and Content Note:
Correspondence, minutes, financial records, committee and division files, member agency files, annual and other reports, historical summaries, statistical information and printed materials of the Welfare Council relating to the evaluation and coordination of private charities and public health and welfare services in Chicago and suburbs. Contains information on agencies, funding, social workers, and social conditions, such as housing, disease, delinquency, employment, recreation, and rehabilitation, dealt with by the Council's member organizations, which included hospitals, child care agencies, neighborhood and ethnic groups, nursing homes, and counseling services.

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