COLLECTION, 1946-2000

Logo from the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest

Vault A75, Con.-Car., Unit 1

EXTENT: 1.3 linear feet (3 containers)

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT: Organized in two series consisting of three scrapbooks and loose materials, each arranged chronologically.

HISTORY: The Concord Community Chest was created in 1947 when seven separate community fund-raising organizations were combined to form an organization independent of its predecessor, the Concord Division of the Greater Boston Community Fund (Red Feather Campaign). Carlisle joined the organization in 1968, forming the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest. The mission of the organization is to strengthen the community by raising money and giving responsibly to a broad range of human service organizations.

In 1947 money raised by the Concord Community Chest was donated to organizations such as the Visiting Nurse Association, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Emerson Hospital, the Salvation Army, and the U.S.O. In 2000, the following were among the organizations receiving funds from the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest: Concord-Assabet Family and Adolescent Services, FISH of Concord, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Minute Man ARC for Human Services, and Open Table, Inc. Funds are raised through the annual community campaign, special events, and bequests. In 2000 the organization raised $663,350 to support twenty-seven Concord and Carlisle community organizations.

For more information on this organization, see website at

SCOPE AND CONTENT: Collection consists of three scrapbooks: 1946-1947,
1948-1950, 1951, and two folders of loose materials.

1946-1947 scrapbook: Includes items relating to the Concord Division of the Greater Boston Community Fund (1946) and to the Concord Community Chest (1947). Contains: brochures, 8 x 10 glossy prints, news releases, bulletins, flyers, letters to participants, and newspaper clippings related to the Concord Community Chest.

1948-1950 scrapbook: Primarily newspaper clippings related to Concord Community Chest. Also two 8x10 glossy prints, 1948 Fund Campaign brochure, other ephemera.

1951 scrapbook: Newspaper clippings related to Concord Community Chest.

Loose materials related to Concord Community Chest and Concord-Carlisle Community Chest: brochures, 1967-2000; newsletters, 1991-1999; appeal letters, 1990 and 1991; donation receipts, 1987-88; campaign reports, 1993-1994 through 1999-2000 (1998 not included).

SOURCE OF ACQUISITION: Presented by Richard Fahlander, 5/21/01.

NOTES/COMMENTS: Accession # AMC 065.

PROCESSED BY: C. Manoli-Skocay; finding aid prepared 10/13/01.  


Concord Community Chest scrapbook, 1946-1947

Box 2
Concord Community Chest scrapbook, 1948-1950
Concord Community Chest scrapbook, 1951

Box 3, Folder 1:
Loose material, 1967-1979

Box 3, Folder 2:
Loose material, 1980-2000

Mounted 1 Dec. 2001; rev. 24 Dec. 2004 -- rcwh.
Finding Aid c2001-c2004 Concord Free Public Library.

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