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MS-9A

 

PIQUA AREA UNITED FUND COLLECTION

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The United Fund is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising and allocating funds to a variety of charitable human service organizations.  The records of the United Fund of Piqua, Ohio, additional collection were accessioned into the Flesh Public Library Archives and Special Collections on January 10, 2007.  They were donated by the Piqua Area United Fund.

 

The collection fills two boxes with 61 file folders.  The record collection covers the years from 1958 until 1992.  There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

 

The Piqua Area United Fund Collection is divided into eight series:  Beginnings and Incidentals, Photographs, Audits, Annual Meetings, Correspondence, Checkbooks, Campaign Reports and Campaign related items, and Miscellaneous.

 

SERIES I:  NEWS ARTICLE: Beginnings and Incidentals

 

Beginnings and Incidentals are a series of newspaper articles from 1958 until 1977, highlighting some of the major occurrences of the United Fund in the Piqua area.

 

SERIES II:  Photographs

 

Photographs contain four files of photographs and slides.  The photographs included are 1966 and 1967 window displays of United Fund supported agencies, a 1974 slide presentation of the agencies supported by the United Fund and a folder of campaign leaders, the last file of photographs are undated and only partially identified.

 

SERIES III:  Audits

 

Audits contain 16 files of agency audits from 1958 until 1982, the audits are of the agencies served by the United Fund.

 

SERIES IV:  Annual Meetings

 

Annual meetings contain 6 files from 1960 until 1996 of annual meetings and financial announcements of the campaign.

 

SERIES V:  Correspondence

 

Correspondence contains four files of correspondence to and from the United Fund.

 

SERIES VI:  Checkbooks AND REGISTERS

 

Checkbooks and registers contain four files of the checkbooks of the United Fund the dates of these checkbooks range from 1977 until 1992

 

SERIES VII:  Campaign reports and campaign related items

 

This series contains nineteen files from 1958 until 1984 with campaign information.  Campaign leaders, breakdown of contributions, rosters of volunteers, campaign letters and letters of thank you to various individuals for their assistance during the campaign.

 

SERIES VIII:  Miscellaneous

 

This file consists of one file containing various information and artifacts of the United Fund in the Piqua area.  News articles of campaign leaders, 1958 until 1978, campaign brochures, award certificate and a plaque.

 

CONTAINER LISTING

 

BOX 1

 

SERIES I:  NEWS ARTICLES: Beginnings and Incidentals

 

File

          1        1958 From Community Chest to United Fund

          2        1958 Unions OK United Fund

          3        1958 1st United Fund Campaign, 1st United Fund plaque

          4        1958 1st United Fund officials

          5        1963 Cancer Society drops from United Fund

          6        1976 USO What it is

          7        1977 New United Fund record

 

SERIES II:  PHOTOGRAPHS

 

File

          8        1974 Slide presentation of United Fund services

          9        Photographs of campaign personnel, partially identified

          10      Photographs of 1966 campaign window displays

          11      Photographs of 1967 campaign window displays

 

SERIES III: AUDITS

 

File

          12      1957 Agency Audits

                   1. Campfire Girls

                   2. Girl Scouts

          13      1967 Agency Audits

          14      1968 Agency Audits

          15      1969 Agency Audits

          16      1970 Agency Audits

          17      1971 Agency Audits

          18      1972 Agency Audits

          19      1974 Agency Audits

          20      1975 Agency Audits

          21      1976 Agency Audits

          22      1977 Agency Audits

          23      1978 Agency Audits

          24      1979 Agency Audits

          25      1980 Agency Audits

          26      1981 Agency Audits

          27      1982 Agency Audits

 

SERIES IV: ANNUAL MEETINGS

 

File

          28      1. 1960-1984 Tabulations of finances and Annual Meetings

                   2. 1958-1980 Piqua United Fund Financial Report

          29      1992 - 34th Annual Meeting

          30      1993 – 35th Annual Meeting

          31      1994

                   1. 36th Annual Membership Meeting

                   2. Financial report and personnel names

          32      1995

                   1. 37th Annual Meeting

                   2. Financial report and personnel names

          33      1996

                   1. 38th Annual Membership meeting

                   2. Financial report and personnel names

 

SERIES V:  CORRESPONDENCE

 

File

          34      1968 – Letters to Piqua agencies concerning fund raising for YMCA and YWCA with United Fund

          35      Miscellaneous correspondence

          36      1980 Official contribution announcement $208,300

          37      Letters of transmittal Piqua Area United Fund

 

BOX 2

 

SERIES VI: CHECK BOOKS AND REGISTERS

 

File

          1        Checkbook April 1984- April 1990

          2        Checkbook February 1985-October 1987, July 1990-September 1992

          3        Checkbook May 1977-March 1984

          4        Checkbook November 1977-January 1985

 

SERIES VII:  CAMPAIGN REPORTS AND CAMPAIGN RELATEDITEMS

File

          5        1958-59

                   1. Campaign report

                   2. List of window displays

          6        1963 Thank you letters

          7        1964

                   1. Report of campaign chairman W. Sussman

                   2. Thank you letters

                   3. Letters of suggested improvements for campaign

          8        1966 Thank you letters for services rendered

          9        1967

                   1. Thank you letters for services

                   2. Thank you letters for contributions

          10      1968

                   1. Campaign chairperson

                   2. Contribution letter

          11      1969

                   1. Campaign chairpersons

                   2. Contribution breakdowns

                   3. Roster of volunteers

                   4. Contributors names and amounts

          12      1970

                   1. Contribution letter

                   2. Thank you for services rendered

          13      1971 Thank you for services rendered

          14      1972

                   1. Reminder letters

                   2. Thank you letters for services and donations

          15      1973

                   1. Roster of volunteers

                   2. Reminder letters

                   3. Thank you letters for services

                   4. Thank you letters for contributions

          16      1977

                   1. Campaign chairpersons

                   2. Piqua United Fund Agency stories

          17      1977

                   1. Outstanding citizen awards

                   2. Campaign chairpersons

                   3. Records of division contributions

          18      1977- Roster of volunteers

          19      1978

                   1. Campaign chairpersons

                   2. Window display locations

                   3. Thank you letters

          20      1979

                   1. Campaign chairpersons

                   2. Window display locations

                   3. Outstanding citizen awards

                   4. Roster of volunteers

                   5. Records of division contributors

          21      1982

                   1. Campaign chairpersons

                   2. Division breakdown

                   3. Roster of volunteers

                   4. Contributions

          22      1983

                   1. Campaign breakdown

                   2. Division breakdown

                   3. Roster of volunteers

                   4. Records of division contributors

          23      1984

                   1. Campaign chairpersons

                   2. Records of division contributors

 

SERIES VIII: MISCELLANEOUS

 

File

          24      Leaders of Piqua United Fund

                   1. 1958 - R.E. Novy

                   2. 1959 - D. Nicholas

                   3. 1960 - J. Scarbrough

                   4. 1960 - P. Hoskins

                   5. 1960 - H. Flesh III

                   6. 1961 - P.R. Thompson

                   7. 1962 - W. Heitzman

                   8. 1963 - E.N. Beach

                   9. 1964 -S. Jackson, Jr.