Kent Community Chest and Welfare Association records

The Special Collections & Archives reading room is closed, and all in-person (physical, face-to-face) services are suspended at this time. We are here to help! Please contact us to discuss how we can best serve you during this time.

Special Collections and Archives

Kent Community Chest and Welfare Association records

The Special Collections & Archives reading room is closed, and all in-person (physical, face-to-face) services are suspended at this time. We are here to help! Please contact us to discuss how we can best serve you during this time.

Special Collections and Archives

Kent Community Chest and Welfare Association records

Kent Community Chest And Welfare Association records

Finding Aid

Prepared by James K. Stimpert, July 17, 1980; Prepared for the Web by Shauntya Jones, July 7, 1999; Last Updated: March 2020


Inclusive Dates: 1921-68
Extent: .33 cubic foot (1 document case)
Physical Location: 11th floor


Historical Note: This organization, now known as the United Fund of the Portage Country, was variously known from 1921 through 1950 as the Kent Welfare Committee, Kent Welfare Association, and Kent Community Chest and Welfare Association. In addition, the Kent chapter of the American Red Cross was also affiliated with KCCWA.

Scope and Content: The bulk of these records cover the period 1942 through 1950, and consists of minutes and reports to the governing committee. Material from proceeding years is made up of correspondence relating to a bequest in the will of William S. Kent for a sum of money to be given to the Kent Red Cross for use in aiding the poor people of the community. The Welfare Association was given the responsibility of distributing this money to those in need. This material would be of value to those researching local history or that of the Welfare Association and its operations in Kent during the 1940’s.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Articles of Incorporation, Constitutions, and Codes of Regulations for United Fund of Portage County and Kent Community Chest and Welfare Association: 1949-1950; 1957; 1960; 1963; 1965; undated
  2. Correspondence and minutes of Kent Welfare Association relating to bequest of William S. Kent to Kent Red Cross: February 1923-March 1929
  3. Minutes, KCCWA: September 1942-October 1944
  4. Minutes, KCCWA: November 1944-May, 1945; July 1945 - October 1946
  5. Minutes, KCCWA: November 1946-October 1948
  6. Minutes, KCCWA: November 1948-September 1950
  7. Reports of Kent Welfare Association to Board of Trustees: October 1943-September 1945
  8. Reports of Kent Welfare Association to Board of Trustees/Directors: October 1945-1947
  9. Reports of Kent Welfare Association to Board of Directors: October, 1947-September, 1949
  10. Reports of Kent Welfare Association to Board of Directors: October, 1949-September, 1950
  11. Miscellaneous items: 1921-1933; 1968; undated
    Scope and Content: Includes reports and resolutions