United Neighborhood Centers of Dane County, Inc. records, 1935-1994

United Neighborhood Centers of Dane County, Inc

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  • Records of a social welfare agency founded in 1949 to coordinate neighborhood community center efforts in Madison, Wisconsin. Originally named Madison Neighborhood Centers Inc., the organization changed its name in 1973 to United Neighborhood Centers of Dane County Inc. (UNC) to reflect the organization's growth and wider community focus. The UNC dissolved in 1997 due to escalating administrative difficulties between the UNC and its member community centers. Included in the collection are: annual, board of directors, committee, and center directors' meeting minutes; organizational studies; planning documents; policy procedures; news clippings; scrapbooks; and special project and program files. Also included are subject files (1935-1993) on the UNC's member centers which included Atwood Community Center, East Madison Community Center, Neighborhood House, UNC-North, South Madison Community Center, Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, Broadway/Simpson/Waunona Neighborhood Center, and the Deerfield Community Center. Records for the UNC's Vera Court Neighborhood Center and the Wexford Ridge Neighborhood Association are not included in this collection although the centers are mentioned in the Atwood Community Center files.


  • Presented by Benedict J. DiSalvo, Madison, Wisconsin, 1998.
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