United American Indians of Delaware Valley, Inc. records

The United American Indians of the Delaware Valley, Inc. (UAIDV), an urban non-profit corporation, was established in June 1970 as a social center for Native Americans in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Beginning in 1974, in addition to social events, the organization’s purpose has also included... Full description

Record Source: Archival Materials
Collection Information: United American Indians of Delaware Valley, Inc. Records (#3048)
Online Access: Link to finding aid
Corporate Author: United American Indians of Delaware Valley
Format: Manuscript
Language: English
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Physical Description: 48.0 Linear feet 96 boxes, 52 volumes, 8 flat files
Summary: The United American Indians of the Delaware Valley, Inc. (UAIDV), an urban non-profit corporation, was established in June 1970 as a social center for Native Americans in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Beginning in 1974, in addition to social events, the organization’s purpose has also included promoting the general welfare of Native Americans in the area, by providing educational, economic, and cultural advancement through grants from the federal government and from private sources. The UAIDV offers adult basic education courses, as well as programs that prepare Native Americans for high school equivalency examinations. In addition, the UAIDV helps Native Americans locate employment or on-the-job-training opportunities and provides counseling on employment seeking techniques. Other programs offered have included referrals for housing, AIDS awareness and prevention, and substance abuse services. Cultural and social programs sponsored by the UAIDV include annual Pow Wows and other special events, youth activities, senior citizen assistance, and arts and crafts classes. The center hosts the Native American Theater and a Creative Craft Circle. As of 2004, the organization remains in existence and is located at 225 Chestnut Street, where it houses and administers the Philadelphia Native American Museum and a Gift Shop. The records in this collection include bylaws, administrative and governance correspondence and related materials, staff and community meeting minutes, membership records, officer election materials, financial records, personnel files, and client files. The bulk of the collection consists of administrative and technical assistance program materials, and includes educational and career counseling, job placement, and job training program materials. There are a large number of reference materials related to the programs. Also included are a few audio-visual education sources, and several photographs. Some restrictions apply to certain records.