United Service Organizations Downtown Detroit Club Records

Accession Number: 
UR001478
Extent: 
1.75 linear feet (2 MB, 1 OS)
Date: 
1944-1974, bulk 1953-1970

The United Service Organizations (USO) was formed in 1941 through a partnership with the National Jewish Welfare Fund, the Salvation Army, the National Catholic Community Service, the Traveler’s Aid Association, and the YMCA and YWCA. The goal of the organization is to assist soldiers in their transition home or into service and with their families should they be deployed, injured, or killed.

This collection consists of materials created by the metropolitan Detroit branch of the USO, primarily from their work with Vietnam veterans, as well as some of their work with World War II veterans. The collection holds newspaper clippings from articles about the USO’s activities in Detroit, as well as event photographs and some invoices and correspondence. Additionally, the collection contains comprehensive lists of volunteers and participants in programs.

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