Title

Community Chest of Greater Little Rock collection, 1937-1940

Creator

Date Original

1937-1940

Description

Correspondence, brochures, and fundraising campaign information regarding annual community fund drive, late 1930s.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Community Chest of Greater Little Rock was formed in 1923 by the Chambers of Commerce of Little Rock, North Little Rock and Jacksonville. Its purpose was to unite charitable fundraising efforts in one annual appeal. The local organization was part of a national movement that began about 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. By the 1960s, most Community Chests including Little Rock's became part of the on-going United Way network of locally based donors supporting health and human services organizations within a given community. This collection of papers from the 1937 and 1939 Community Chest campaigns shows how business and professional men [and women] organized their activities for the charity in the Little Rock area. These appear to be from the desk of Beverly Lambert, Jr. (1907-?), a volunteer canvasser who held several posts in state government including assistant secretary to Governor Carl Baily and also in the state comptroller office in the late 1930s. Lambert became a banker in West Memphis following World War II service in the Army Air Corps.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.045.003

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Community Chest of Greater Little Rock collection, SMC.045.003

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Community Chest of Greater Little Rock collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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