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Community Surveys, Inc. collection

 Collection — Folder: S2116
Identifier: S2116

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a July 27, 1957 letter sent by Gerald R. Redding, president of Community Surveys, Inc., to Mrs. John Mason Moore of Zionsville regarding a report given to the organization by Dr. John R. Seeley on July 12. The collection includes the twenty-one page typewritten report by Dr. Seeley that discusses the three year research project on philanthropy in Indianapolis that culminated in the publication of the book Community Chest: A Case Study in Philanthropy.


  • 1957 July


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

On February 18, 1952, Community Surveys, Inc. was formally organized by more than 100 civic-minded residents of Indianapolis. The independent, non-profit organization was created to survey the welfare, health and recreation needs of the community and help guide the community's health and welfare spending. Initial funding for the organization was through the Lilly Endowment and the Indianpolis Foundation.


"Health and Welfare Research Set Up." Indianapolis News (Ind.), February 5, 1952.

"New Health, Welfare Organization Elects." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), February 19, 1952.

"Welfare Survey Unit is Formed." Indianapolis News (Ind.), February 18, 1952.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/12/16 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/12/16 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.