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Insurance Service Agency records

 Collection
Identifier: S3777

Scope and Contents

The records of the two individual companies (Little & Nolte and John A. Stephenson) and their merger have not survived. This collection consists of a fragment of items which merely name some of the principle people and changes within the Insurance Service Agency over fifty years and a chronological sketch of the company’s history. The collection includes about thirty pages of miscellaneous correspondence between the company and policy holders regarding coverage; year end statement for 1913; a few copies of policies; company letterhead and logo changes; approximately 20 photographs from 1912-1978 of staff and office interiors in various buildings; and newsclippings.

Dates

  • 1904-1978

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Insurance Service Agency has its beginnings in 1886 in the Little and Nolte real estate and insurance business in Duluth. John A. Stephenson established his own real estate and insurance firm in 1892. The two companies merged in 1912, with the insurance business taking the name Insurance Service Agency.

Extent

2.00 Linear Inches

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of a fragment of items which merely name some of the principle people and changes within the Insurance Service Agency over fifty years and a chronological sketch of the company’s history.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Archival Collections S2376-13 Conrad Stephenson oral history interview concerning business development in Duluth

NEMHC Archival Collections S2376-14 William R. Stephenson oral history interview concerning business development in Duluth

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
Title
Guide to the Insurance Service Agency records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526