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United Fund of Central Maryland Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: R0123-UF

Scope and Contents

The United Fund of Central Maryland Records contains 30 oversized scrapbooks with clippings, publicity, and and index of associated charities. The collection documents the work of the predecssor organizaiton, the Community Fund of Baltimore or the Community Chest of Baltimore.


  • 1925-1949


Conditions Governing Access

Collections is open for research.

Historical Note

The United Fund of Central Maryland Records were collected by a predecessor organization, the Community Fund of Baltimore or the Community Chest of Baltimore.

The Community Fund of Baltimore was founded circa 1925 when a group of Baltimore City organizations combined their fundraising efforts for charitable efforts and projects. This allowed them to fundraise for a variety of causes under one fund. The Fund's charter was written to provide for the inclusion of any charitable or social organization that met it's financial management standards.

The United Fund of Central Maryland was made up of a number of seperate organizations and charities that were supported by the Fund. The organization held regular fundraising events to support the many local projects and organizations under it's purview. The fund supported a variety of organizations and charities in different fields. In 1972 the organization moved it's offices from Baltimore County to Baltimore City. The same year, the Fund was charged with discrimination and criticized of not addressing local urban issues. The Fund was supported by volunteer workers and organizations who donated to the fund.

[Information for this historical note was collected from several Baltimore Sun Newspaper articles from 1925 and the 1970s.]


42.67 Linear Feet (32 containers)

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged as an inventory.

Custodial History

Source of acquisition unknown

Finding aid for the United Fund of Central Maryland Records
Finding aid created by Special Collections and Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust and archives staff (2011-2016). Revised by Laura Bell (2022)
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA