Skip to main content

Volunteer Clearing House of Douglas County records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 178

Overview

The Volunteer Clearing House of Douglas County (Kansas) was founded in 1973, sponsored by the Area Council of Lawrence (Kansas) Parent-Teacher Association with a grant from the Human Ecology Department of the University of Kansas Medical Center. The organization aimed to match the interests and abilities of volunteers with agency needs. This collection contains correspondence, logbooks, newsletters, publications.

Dates

  • 1973 - 1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these materials is permitted to researchers pending completion of confidentiality agreement, available at this pdf: ksrl.kc.volunteerclearinghouseconfidentiality.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Administrative History of Volunteer Clearing House

The community office of the Volunteer Clearing House of Douglas County opened on January 20, 1973. It was sponsored by the Area Council of the Lawrence, Kansas Parent-Teacher Association through a grant from the Human Ecology Department of the KU Med Center with prime focus on health-delivering agencies. This quickly expanded to all community service agencies.

The purpose of the Volunteer Clearing House is the referral of potential volunteers according to their talents and desires to agencies or organizations, recruitment of volunteers far specific agency requests, promotion of the concept of volunteering, encouragement of adequate training and supervision by agencies and organizations using volunteers, and providing a coordinating function for community agencies.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (4 document cases)

Scope and Contents

These records span the years 1973-1976. Included are log book sheets which record all incoming calls and visitors; minutes of staff, advisory council, and board of directors meetings, and lists of members; incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence; news releases; monthly reports; publications, handouts, and newsletters; volunteer registration cards; financial records; and material dealing with the Breast Cancer Detection Project. The records are arranged chronologically within each folder, except the volunteer registration cards, which are arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location

RH MS 178

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Volunteer Clearing House of Douglas County, Inc, 1975
Title
Guide to the Volunteer Clearing House of Douglas County Collection
Subtitle
Volunteer Clearing House of Douglas County records
Author
Finding aid prepared by ny, 2007. Finding aid encoded by ny, 2007. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/9761092207
Preferred citation
Volunteer Clearing House of Douglas County records, Kansas Collection, RH MS 178, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

Contact:
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States
785-864-4334