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United Way of Greater Greensboro Records

Identifier: MSS 0463

Content Description

Includes scrapbooks, records, Board of Directors materials, photographs, and audiovisual material.


  • 1923 - 2013


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.


342.00 Linear Feet (228 boxes)

Language of Materials



The United Way of Greater Greensboro was created on January 1, 1922, as the Community Chest. The United Way provides services to the Greensboro and Triad area, working to unite efforts in fundraising and community support. The United Way works to address community issues and create positive change in communities through partnerships with a variety of non-profit, government, and charitable organizations. The main areas include education, income, and health.

The United Way Records include scrapbooks, records, Board of Directors materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials. Major topics include grant programs serving the community, local health and education, elderly issues, and the history of major initiatives in Greensboro like the Boy Scouts or United Daycare Services.


Original order of collection is retained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the United Way of Greater Greensboro, donated by Michelle Gethers-Clark in 2018.

Offensive Language Statement

The UNC Greensboro University Libraries collects, preserves, and makes accessible unique and historical materials for learning and research. The nature of historical materials is such that some material may represent positions, norms, and values that are offensive and objectionable. These materials represent the opinions and actions of their creators. By providing access to these records in our reading room and through our digital collections, we recognize that archives and rare books can play a vital role in holding those creators accountable and in helping us learn from the past.

Our finding aids and other collection descriptions may occasionally re-use language provided by creators or former holders of the materials, but we strive to place outdated or offensive terminology in context. That said, we recognize that we may not always make the right decision and welcome feedback from all sources so we can learn and adjust our practices. Please contact us at if you encounter problematic language in our finding aids or other collection description. We will review the language and, as appropriate, update it in a way that balances preservation of the original context with our ongoing commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language.

Processing Information

Processed by Meredith Scott, Liz Konopka, and Patrick Dollar.

United Way of Greater Greensboro Records
Liz Konopka and Patrick Dollar
February 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US