United Community Services Central Files

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United Community Services and its predecessors, Associated Charities of Detroit, Detroit Community Union, and the Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit, were federations of public and private agencies providing social welfare and health care services to needy Detroiters as well as planning organizations engaged in research into the causes of social problems and their solutions.

The UCS Central Files provide insight into the social history of metropolitan Detroit during much of the twentieth century, its cultural and racial diversity and tension, and the disruption brought on by economic instability, population shifts, and war.

Subjects include: Detroit social welfare agencies; African Americans; poverty; aging; child and family services; city planning; community organizing; Depression and World War II in Detroit; health care; housing; immigrants; juvenile delinquency; neighborhoods in Detroit; race relations; settlement houses; social work profession; youth organizations and activities

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