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Series I, Board of Directors - General Files - (1940-1966) includes the agendas and minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors as well as files dealing with the administration of the work of the Board of Directors. In addition, the file "Preliminary Organization" contains material on the founding of the corporation. While the board is not officially involved in these activities (because it had not yet come into being) the people involved in the activities described in the documents served as founding members of the board. Also, many issues were decided by the board by means of a mail vote, and UCR/USC kept each of the ballots submitted by each member of the board. However, since the votes were summarized by a cover sheet, and were often unanimous, multiple copies were discarded, and only one sample ballot was retained from each vote to show the format and the text of the ballot. The files entitled "Minutes" contain the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors, the Members of the Corporation, the Executive Committee (a subcommittee of the Board of Directors), and the Subcommittee on Operating Budgets interfiled together because the business of all the committees is so closely related that reference to all of their minutes is necessary to understand them.
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Series II, Board of Directors - Correspondence - (1941-1966 [Bulk 1941-1950]) contains the correspondence to and from each member of the board of directors. A large portion of the correspondence consists of invitations to join the board and resignations from the board. The most substantive issue discussed in the correspondence is fundraising. Some of the letters are between members of the board involved in planning the general fundraising campaigns, and some are personal solicitations of friends by members of the board. In addition, there are letters from members of the board to directors of other charitable agencies and also to the National War Fund dealing with coordination of the fundraising. In addition, there is a limited amount of correspondence with the Chinese government in attempts to cut through the bureaucratic red tape, and to carry out UCR/USC's mission with as little interference as possible.
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Series III, Internal Committees - (1940-1950) contains the files of the organizational committees within UCR/USC which did a large part of the actual work of the corporation. Of particular importance is the Program Committee, which acted as a general planning and supervisory committee on a more regular basis than the more formal board of directors. It had particular responsibility for deciding how to allocate UCR/USC funds and was known for part of 1941 as the Committee on Disbursements. The Staff Committee, which was responsible for dealing with any concerns of the large office staff of UCR/USC, is another significant committee. The Committee of Five and the Coordinating Committee were important during the early cooperation among the agencies and dealt with many conflicts which arose.