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United Way (Community Chest), 1887-2000

Identifier: B148.04.0005.0004


Copies and originals of newspaper articles, newsletters, book chapters, and personal correspondence concerning the United Way and Frances Wisebart Jacobs. Frances Wisebart Jacobs along with a Catholic priest, a Protestant minister and a local rabbi founded the Denver Charity Organization society in 1887. The organization evolved into Community Chest and then intothe National United Way.


  • 1887-2000


From the File: 1 items : half legal document box

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The collection consists of clothing that belonged to Frances Wisebart Jacobs and to a relative and contemporary of hers. Also included in the collection are articles and papers about Abraham and Frances Wisebart Jacobs as well as two framed photographs (1887) of Frances Jacobs. The clothing comprises a two-piece satin and lace dress (ca. 1885), a silk underlay (ca. 1890), an ivory and black cotton overlay (ca. 1909-1913), and a velvet jacket (ca. 1924).


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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