Tag Archives: life insurance

Records of the American Academy of Insurance Medicine, 1889-current

The Records of the American Academy of Insurance Medicine currently contains 43 linear feet of records, from the organization’s founding in 1889 through 2003. Originally called the Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors of America (ALIMDA), the organization’s mission is to “advance the science and practice of Insurance Medicine”. Of particular interest to those researching the origin and development of the field of insurance medicine, the AAIM archive includes histories of the organization, correspondence, membership records, meeting records, photographs, and other administrative records. As the American Academy of Insurance Medicine remains an active organization, this archive is updated periodically. A comprehensive finding aid provides additional historical information and a full inventory.

Finding Aid for the Records of the American Academy of Insurance Medicine (PDF)

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Oscar B. Ireland Diary, 1872

Oscar B. Ireland (1840-1914) worked as actuary, director, and second vice-president at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company of Springfield, Massachusetts. This pocket-sized diary documents one year in his life, including notes on his personal life and actuarial career.

Finding Aid (PDF)

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Historical Insurance Policy Collection, 1655-current

The Historical Insurance Policy Collection contains notable documents such as two life insurance policies for slaves from the 1800’s, as well as other historical life, fire, and marine insurance policies. The oldest policy in the collection is from 1655.

To view and use policies from this collection, contact the Davis Library Insurance Archives.

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