The Liberty Corporation Archives
Mss.0160

Summary Information

Repository
Clemson University Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Liberty Corporation.
Title
The Liberty Corporation Archives
ID
Mss.0160
Date [inclusive]
1885-1992
Extent
358.2 cubic feet
Language
English

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Historical Sketch

1905 On November 3, Southeastern Life Insurance Company was chartered with offices at 47 Morgan Street in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
1910 In March, Southeastern moved their headquarters to Greenville, South Carolina.
1919 On October 13, W. Frank Hipp, a former Southeastern agent, established the Liberty Life Insurance Company, with its home office in Greenville, South Carolina.
1926 Liberty Life had almost $6 million insurance in force.
1929 With the help of his long-time associate H. L. Vogel, Hipp had built the new firm into the one of the largest weekly premium insurance companies in the nation by this time. The company had $28 million insurance in force.
1930 In January, Liberty Life absorbed the Great American Life Insurance Company, and later that year, Charleston's People's Life became part of Liberty Life.
1930 In November, Liberty Life purchased radio station WIS in Columbia, South Carolina. (Liberty Life briefly owned three other radio stations during the 1930s: WCSC in Charleston, South Carolina; WTFI in Athens, Georgia; and WNOX in Knoxville, Tennessee.)
1930 Hipp created the new Independence Insurance Company to handle a small line of health and accident insurance that had become unpopular with Liberty agents
1931 In March, Hipp rescued Southeastern Life Insurance Company from financial ruin when he purchased the controlling interest of the company from the huge Tennessee investment firms of Caldwell and Company who went bankrupt.
1933 A joint management team brought Southeastern Life and The Liberty Life together. W. Frank Hipp served as president of both while the companies continued to operate separately.
1935 Liberty Life had $30.8 million insurance in force.
1939 In October, Liberty Life reached its twentieth anniversary goal of $75 million insurance in force with $5 million in sales.
1941 Southeastern and The Liberty Life merged as one company, Liberty Life Insurance Company, with W. Frank Hipp as president. Most of the insurance business was consolidated under Southeastern's 1905 charter. The real estate and broadcasting holdings were placed under the newly named Surety Life Life Insurance Company, which retained the 1919 charter of Liberty Life.
1943 On January 3, W. Frank Hipp died.
1943 On January 29, The Board of Directors voted Francis M. Hipp to succeed his father as president of Liberty Life and made his brother, Herman N. Hipp, the company's vice president and director.
1947 On April 2, Francis Hipp announced the purchase of radio station WSPA in Spartanburg, South Carolina for $450,000.
1948 On January 12, radio station WIST signed on from studios on the second floor of the Liberty Life Building in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
1950 In September, the Broadcasting Company of the South (BCS) was created to administer the Columbia, Spartanburg, and Charlotte radio stations and other future broadcasting properties. Calhoun Hipp was named president of the new firm, with Richard Shafto as vice president.
1951 In October, Francis Hipp announced the decision to leave downtown Greenville for a site on the eastern outskirts of the city at the intersection of U.S. Highway 29 and Pleasantburg Drive.
1951 Charles A. Batson was named full-time director of television for the Broadcasting Company of the South.
1952 In April, Liberty Life reached half a billion dollars of insurance in force.
1953 On February 13, the building permit was awarded for the Broadcasting Company of the South's first television station WIS-TV.
1953 On November 7, WIS-TV signed on the air for the first time.
1955 On May 21, Liberty Life celebrated its golden anniversary year by dedicating a new home office complex in suburban Greenville.
1955 Francis Hipp was named to the State Development Board of South Carolina.
1959 In February, Liberty Life became South Carolina's first insurance company to join the select group of American companies with more than $1 billion insurance in force. At that time, only 80 of the almost 1,400 life insurance firms in the United States were at that elite level. Equally remarkable was that the billion-dollar figure had been achieved by matching the sales total of the company's first 47 years in only the 7 years between the spring of 1952 and the early months of 1959.
1959 BCS purchased its first acquisition outside the Carolinas, WSFA-TV of Montgomery, Alabama.
1959 Francis Hipp became the chairman of the reorganized State Development Board.
1962 Surety Investment Company was chartered in February as the successor firm to The Surety Life Insurance Company.
1963 On May 6, Francis Hipp resigned from his position on the State Development Board.
1965 In April, BCS purchased WTOL-TV in Toledo, Ohio, for $11.6 million. Shortly after the purchase arrangements became final, the Hipp family's radio and television interests became known as "Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation".
1966 In May, Liberty Life passed the $2 billion mark in insurance in force.
1967 On December 1, Liberty Life was slipped under the new umbrella of The Liberty Corporation, which was formed as a proposed holding company to pursue new opportunities for growth and diversification.
1968 As the result of the "Exchange Offer" which was accepted by the holders of over 99 per cent of the stock of Liberty Life Insurance Company. The Liberty Corporation became operational in March.
1968 On the last day of the year, TLC acquired all the assets of Surety Investment Company and Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation in exchange for stock. The venture capital real estate investments of Surety were transferred to Liberty Properties, Inc., which was the new real estate subsidiary of the parent company.
1968 Thanks to an exceptional sales effort, Liberty Life ended the year with over $2.5 billion of life insurance in force.
1968 As a result of a study made by a leading management consulting firm, Liberty Life Insurance Company made administrative changes that resulted in the naming of six new Vice Presidents in the functional areas of Insurance Operations, Investments, and Administration.
1968 Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation owned three television stations-WIS-TV (Columbia, S.C.), WSFA-TV (Montgomery, Alabama), and WTOL-TV (Toledo, Ohio)-and one radio station, WIS Radio (Columbia, S.C.). In addition, the subsidiary opened a new CATV system in Darlington, S.C.
1969 On February 26, The Liberty Corporation became one of the first four South Carolina companies to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Most of the company officers were on Wall Street on this first day of trading. Francis Hipp purchased the first hundred TLC shares, and then donated them to Furman University.
1969 On April 30, Richard Shafto retired and Charles A. Batson became the new president of Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation.
1969 In September, Francis Hipp and John H. Lumpkin, president of South Carolina National Bank, announced that the merger plans between the corporation and the bank were to be abandoned. They felt that the new combination could not withstand anti-trust suits because of legislation pending in Congress.
1969 W. Hayne Hipp, son of Francis Hipp, became an assistant vice president of Liberty Life.
1970 Cosmos sold its CATV systems in South Carolina at mid-year.
1971 The new TLC annex to the Liberty Life building was completed.
1971 Cosmos completed the planned phasing out of its cable television operations with the profitable sale of its 80 per cent ownership of a CATV system in Charlotte, North Carolina.
1972 Liberty Corporation's earnings increased 22 per cent. In addition, the company adopted the New Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
1972 The personnel of Liberty Life's Securities Department were assigned to a new, wholly owned investment counseling subsidiary of TLC, Liberty Investment Management Corporation (LIMC).
1972 TLC sold La Marick Beauty Systems, Inc., and its subsidiaries on November 30. Management felt that this small subsidiary did not fit in with the long range plans of the Company.
1972 Cosmos received approval to purchase New Orleans station WDSU-TV, the nation's 36th largest market, from the FCC. The transaction was consummated effective January 1, 1973.
1973 TLC acquired 97% of the Guaranty Stock of Greater Arizona Savings and Loan Association in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 31.
1973 Liberty Life arrived at $4 billion of insurance in force.
1977 TLC named a new president and chief executive officer and four executive vice presidents. Herman N. Hipp became president and chief executive officer of TLC. He succeeded Francis M. Hipp, who retired from that office on March 1 but continued to serve as chairman of the board of directors and the executive committee. The other newly elected individuals were Harris P. Gravely, 1977president and chief executive officer of Liberty Life Insurance Company; Macon G. Patton and Fred L. Purdue, executive vice presidents of TLC; and W. Hayne Hipp, executive vice president of Liberty Life.
1977 Liberty Life purchased 90.5% of the outstanding common stock of United Fidelity Life Insurance Company of Dallas, Texas, on October 1, and the remaining 9.5% on December 31.
1978 Liberty Properties, Inc. was merged into Liberty Life and became a division of its Investment Department on January 1.
1978 Herman N. Hipp was promoted to Vice-Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of The Liberty Corporation. W. Hayne Hipp was elected as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Liberty Corporation and Chairman of Liberty Life, and Macon G. Patton as President of The Liberty Corporation.
1979 Cosmos purchased Radio station WSRZ-FM, in Sarasota, Florida, in August.
1979 Cosmos made some changes in its leadership. J. Law Epps, Executive Vice President-Operations and formerly General Manager of WTOL-TV, Toledo, was elected president and Chief Operating Officer. Charles A. Batson became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Betty M. Robertson was elected Vice President, Administration.
1981 Cosmos purchased all of the outstanding capital stock of Orion Broadcasting, Inc. on October 16. The Orion network consisted of the following stations: WAVE-TV in Louis, Kentucky, the 42nd largest market; and WFIE-TV in Evansville, Indiana, the 88th largest market; and WMT-AM-FM in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
1981 TLC announced on December 16 that it would immediately begin to reflect Greater Arizona as a discontinued operation, with the intention of selling the subsidiary before the end of 1982, and focusing on its two primary lines of business, insurance and broadcasting.
1981 Charles A. Batson, Chairman of Cosmos Broadcasting, retired after 37 years of service. Macon G. Patton, President of TLC, became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cosmos.
1982 R. Glen Hilliard and Richard W. Campanaro, were promoted to President and Executive Vice President, respectively, of Liberty Insurance Company on January 25.
1982 Greater Arizona Savings and Loan Association was sold to Security Financial Corporation of Tucson, Arizona, on July 27 for $6.2 million in cash and real estate.
1982 United Fidelity Life Insurance Company was sold to Western Preferred Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas, on July 29 for $70 million in cash and real estate. In September, the United Fidelity building and adjacent land were sold for $14 million in cash and notes.
1982 Liberty's new corporate headquarters building was completed in December. The corporate staffs of Liberty, Cosmos and the Company's data center, as well as training facilities and cafeteria areas, were relocated to this building.
1982 J. Law Epps, President of Cosmos Broadcasting, retired at the end of the year.
1982 Total insurance in force passed $8 billion.
1984 Herman N. Hipp died in November.
1984 Liberty Life reached $10 billion insurance in force.
1985 Liberty Life Insurance Company celebrated its 80th Anniversary by topping $11 billion of insurance in force.
1986 On December 1, Cosmos acquired for $68 million all of the operating assets of KPLC-TV, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and KAIT-TV, Jonesboro, Arkansas.
1986 In addition, Cosmos sold its four radio stations for $3.9 million because the company wanted to focus its growth strategies exclusively within the television industry.
1986 On December 31, Liberty Life enlarged and strengthened its Career Agency Marketing division by completing its acquisition of Southern Life Insurance Company in Greensboro, North Carolina for $80 million.
1987 On April 9, Liberty Life announced that it had reached an agreement to sell its group insurance operations effective July 1.
1988 In December, the Company reached agreement to sell station WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama, for approximately $70 million. The completion of the sale was contingent upon receiving FCC approval.
1989 Liberty Life purchased Triad Life Insurance Company of Winston-Salem, North Carolina which greatly enhanced its Specialized Marketing Division. The acquisition was completed by June 30.
1989 Cosmos sold WDSU-TV in New Orleans to Pulitzer Broadcasting Company in December.
1989 Macon G. Patton, chairman of Cosmos and a director of the Corporation, died.
1992 Liberty started acquiring several pre-need and home service companies. The purchase of Pierce National Life in July provided Liberty with a substantial presence in the pre-need market and the opportunity to expand its presence on an international level.
1992 In October, Liberty expanded its home service business with the acquisition of Magnolia Life Insurance Company, headquartered in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
1993 In April Liberty further expanded its presence in the pre-need market with the purchase of the assets of Estate Assurance Company, a pre-need insurance subsidiary of Stewart Enterprises, Inc.
1994 Additional expansion of Liberty's pre-need operations occurred in February with the acquisitions of North American National Corporation, headquartered in Columbia, Ohio, for $51.9 million and American Funeral Assurance Company, headquartered in Amory, Mississippi, for $28.1 million. North American's principal subsidiaries included Pan-Western Life Insurance Company, Howard Life Insurance Company, and Brookings International Life Insurance Company.
1994 On April 1, Liberty acquired another home service company, State National Capital Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for $27. 5 million. Its primary operating companies included State National Life Insurance Company, State National Fire Insurance Company, and State National Mortgage Corporation.
1994 North American National Corporation was relocated to Greenville, South Carolina in May.
1994 State National Capital Corporation was relocated to Greenville, South Carolina in August, and merged into Liberty Life.
1994 Magnolia Life Insurance Company was integrated into Liberty Life.
1995 On January 1, Howard Life Insurance Company was merged into Pierce National Life Insurance Company.
1995 On February 28, Cosmos closed the acquisition of WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi for $41 million.
1995 On July 24, Francis M. Hipp, chairman of the board of directors and the executive committee, died.
1997 On May 14, Liberty completed the sale of its business rental property and the majority of its business park land development projects to a partnership in which the general partner was a publicly-traded real estate investment trust ("REIT").
1997 On November 13, the Company announced an agreement to sell Pierce National Life Insurance Company to Fortis, Inc. for $180 million.
1997 On December 31, Fortis, Inc. purchased 2,660 newly issued shares of Pierce common stock for $37.2 million in cash.
1998 On April 8, the Company completed the sale of Pierce National Life Insurance Company to Fortis, Inc. The Company received cash totaling approximately $139 million at closing.
1998 In July, the Company completed the acquisition of WALB-TV in Albany, Georgia for $78.6 million
1998 In November, the Company purchased KGBT-TV in Harlingen, Texas for $42.9 million.
1998 In December, the Company bought WWAY-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina for $35.4 million.
1999 In February, Liberty Corporation announced that it was considering a variety of restructuring alternatives that would more actively support the business objectives of its operating subsidiaries and enhance value for shareholders.
1999 In May, Liberty hired Goldman Sachs to look at possible separation of its businesses or other restructuring.
1999 On November 3, Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation reached an agreement to acquire KCBD-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lubbock, Texas, from Holsum Inc. for $59.8 million.
2000 On March 20, Liberty Life Insurance Company announced that it would expand its insurance administration services in Canada through an exclusive agreement with CAS Accounting for Insurance Inc.
2000 On June 19, The Liberty Corporation announced that it was selling its insurance operations, Liberty Life Insurance and Liberty Insurance Services Corporation, as well as all of its real estate, including the headquarters building in Greenville, South Carolina to Royal Bank of Canada for $650 million. The transaction was expected to close by September 30, 2000. In addition, Liberty announced its plan to merge its Cosmos Broadcasting subsidiary with Jackson, Mississippi based Civic Communications, under which Liberty would pay Civic $204 million in cash. As part of this merger, Cosmos would add WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, KLTV-TV in Tyler, Texas, and KTRE-TV in Lufkin, Texas, to its ownership of twelve television stations. These moves would allow the corporation to explore new opportunities in the new electronic media.
2000 On November 1, The Liberty Corporation and Royal Bank of Canada announced the completion of the sale of Liberty Life Insurance Company and Liberty Insurance Services to the Canadian global financial services group for $650 million in cash.
2000 On December 4, Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation completed the acquisition of Civic Communication for $204 million in cash. As of this date, Cosmos owns fifteen network-affiliated television stations.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Clemson University Libraries Special Collections 2010 July 12

Processing Information

The conversion of this finding aid to Encoded Archival Description format was made possible with a grant from the South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board in 2009-2010. The finding aid was prepared for encoding by Jen Bingham.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Alice Cotton Mills. (S.C.)
  • Broadcasting Company of the South.
  • Business Development Corporation of South Carolina.
  • Carolina Pipeline Company.
  • Charlotte News Publishing Company.
  • Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Cosmos Broadcasting of Louisiana Inc.
  • Cosmos Cablevision Corporation.
  • Cox-Cosmos Inc.
  • Dow, Lohnes & Albertson.
  • Easley Cotton Mills. (S.C.)
  • Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina.
  • First National City Bank. (New York, N.Y.)
  • Franklin Cotton Mills. (S.C.)
  • Furman University. -- History
  • Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce. (S.C.)
  • Greensboro Life Insurance Co.
  • Greenville Hospital System. (Greenville, S.C.) -- History
  • Independence Insurance Company. -- History
  • Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company.
  • Kölnische Rück. (Firm)
  • Liberty Corporation.
  • Liberty Corporation. -- Biography
  • Liberty Corporation. -- Finance
  • Liberty Corporation. -- History
  • Liberty Corporation. -- Photographs
  • Liberty Life Insurance Co.
  • Liberty Life Insurance Co. -- History
  • Liberty Life Insurance Co. -- Photographs
  • Liberty Scholars Program.
  • Lincoln National Life Insurance Company.
  • Lockwood Greene Engineers, Inc..
  • Mercury Reinsurance Co.
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
  • National Merit Scholarship Corporation. (U.S.)
  • Newberry College. Board of Trustees.
  • Newberry College. -- History
  • South Carolina National Bank.
  • South Carolina State Development Board.
  • South Carolina Tax Commission.
  • Southeastern Life Insurance Company. -- History
  • Southeastern Life Insurance Company. -- Photographs
  • Southern Life Insurance Company. -- History
  • Southwestern Life Insurance Co.
  • United States. Internal Revenue Service.
  • Utopian Developing Company.
  • WCSC. (Radio station : Charleston, S.C.)
  • WDSU-TV. (Television station : New Orleans, La.)
  • WIS-TV. (Television station : Columbia, S.C.)
  • WIS. (Radio station : Columbia, S.C.)
  • WQXI. (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.)
  • WSFA-TV. (Television station : Montgomery, Ala.)
  • WTOL-TV. (Television station : Toledo, Ohio)

Family Name(s)

  • Carter family.
  • Hipps family

Genre(s)

  • Account books
  • Annual reports
  • Audiocassettes.
  • Audiotapes.
  • Blueprints (reprographic copies)
  • Cashbooks
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Employees' manuals
  • Graphic arts
  • Insurance policies
  • Journals (accounts)
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Maps
  • Minutes
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Paintings (visual works)
  • Photographs
  • Posters.
  • Registers (lists)
  • Site plans
  • Speeches.
  • Stock certificates
  • Tax returns
  • Training manuals
  • Videotapes

Geographic Name(s)

  • Greenville (S.C.)--Economic conditions.
  • Greenville (S.C.)--History
  • Greenville County (S.C.)--Economic conditions.
  • Greenville County (S.C.)--History.

Personal Name(s)

  • Aiken, Wyatt
  • Alexander, Walter
  • Batson, Charles A.
  • Black, William T.
  • Blackwell, Gordon Williams, 1911-2004
  • Blease, Eugene S., 1877-1963
  • Bridges, Paul A.
  • Brown, Edgar A. (Edgar Allan), 1888-1975
  • Brown, Walter J.
  • Byrnes, James F. (James Francis), 1882-1972
  • Campanaro, Richard W.
  • Carter, Wilbur L., 1879-1968
  • Carter, Wilbur L., 1922-
  • Cleveland, G.H.
  • Collins, T. Clyde, (Theodore Clyde), 1901-1975
  • Cooper, Robert Muldrow, 1887-1966
  • Dingle, Ellen
  • Du Pont, Eugene, 1914-1995
  • Dubose, Lee
  • Edwards, Clint E.
  • Edwards, John, Liberty Corporation
  • Estes, Charles W.
  • Flesher, C. B.
  • Fletcher, A. J., (Alfred Johnston), 1887-1979
  • Furman, Alester G., (Alester Garden)
  • Furman, Alester Garden, 1895-1980
  • Going, Walter F.
  • Gravely, Harris P.
  • Gunter, Dorothy Hipp
  • Hagan, Charles T., 1913-
  • Hare, Butler B., (Butler Black), 1875-1967
  • Hilliard, R. Glenn
  • Hipp, B. Calhoun
  • Hipp, Francis M.
  • Hipp, Grady H.
  • Hipp, Herman N.
  • Hipp, W. Frank
  • Hipp, W. Hayne
  • Holbrook, William E.
  • Hollings, Ernest F., 1922-
  • Jarrett, M. M.
  • Lang, Louis, Miss
  • Lindsay, John W., Liberty Corporation
  • Long, Joseph Cromwell
  • Lovvorn, Dixon C.
  • Magill, Arthur, 1907-
  • Maxwell, Leonard A.
  • McDonald, R.E., Liberty Corporation
  • McNight, Ella
  • McNight, John
  • Merrill, Mildred
  • Mickel, Buck, 1925-
  • Montgomery, Walter S.
  • Mowery, William T.
  • Moyer, Marie E.
  • Mullins, M.H.
  • Patton, Macon G.
  • President, Julie Ann
  • Prioleau, Rosanna
  • Pulliam, Grady R.
  • Ramage, C.J., (Carroll Johnson), 1874-1937
  • Rice, L. M.
  • Ritchie, Robert D.
  • Rivers, John, 1903-1988
  • Robelot, Thomas H.
  • Robinson, Thomas L., (Thomas Lambard)
  • Rude, Mary Olive
  • Scales, Robert R.
  • Shafto, G. Richard
  • Small, Robert S., (Robert Scott), 1915-2007
  • Southern, Harold T.
  • Southern, W. Grady
  • Stephens, Louis C.
  • Thomason, Benjamin W.
  • Tigner, Herbert G.
  • Ussery, Charles M.
  • Vogel, Henry L.
  • Waggoner, D. E.
  • Webster, J. Burton
  • Wiles, A. G. D., (Americus George David), 1906-

Subject(s)

  • Advertising--Insurance.
  • Broadcasting--History.--South Carolina
  • Broadcasting--History.--Southern States
  • Broadcasting--History.--United States
  • Broadcasting--Southern States.
  • Cable television.
  • College trustees--South Carolina.
  • Corporation law.
  • Corporations--Designs and plans.--Headquarters--South Carolina--Greenville
  • Corporations--Finance.
  • Corporations--Growth.
  • Corporations--Headquarters--South Carolina--Greenville.
  • Corporations--Publishing.
  • Cotton manufacture--South Carolina.
  • Economic development--South Carolina.
  • Festivals--North Carolina.
  • Hospitals--History.--South Carolina--Greenville County
  • Industrial management.
  • Industrial publicity.
  • Industries--North Carolina.
  • Industries--South Carolina.
  • Insurance companies, American.
  • Insurance companies--History.--North Carolina
  • Insurance companies--History.--South Carolina
  • Insurance companies--History.--Southern States
  • Insurance companies--History.--United States
  • Insurance companies--Investments.
  • Insurance companies--Public relations.
  • Insurance companies--South Carolina.
  • Insurance companies--Southern States.
  • Insurance companies--United States.
  • Insurance law--United States.
  • Insurance law.
  • Insurance--History.--South Carolina
  • Insurance--History.--Southern States
  • Insurance--History.--United States
  • Insurance--Public relations.
  • Litigation insurance
  • Multihospital systems--History.--South Carolina--Greenville County
  • Office buildings--Designs and plans.--South Carolina--Greenville
  • Petroleum industry and trade--Finance.
  • Prepaid legal services.
  • Radio stations--South Carolina.
  • Radio stations.
  • Rationing--History--20th century.--United States
  • Real estate investment--South Carolina.
  • Reinsurance--South Carolina.
  • Reinsurance--Southern States.
  • Reinsurance--United States.
  • Subsidiary corporations--North Carolina.
  • Subsidiary corporations--South Carolina.
  • Television stations--South Carolina.
  • Television stations.
  • Textile factories--South Carolina.
  • Textile industry--Finance.--South Carolina

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Bibliography

Annual Reports of the Liberty Corporation, 1968-1989, 1994, 1997-1999.

Hipp, Francis M. The Liberty Corporation: A Success Story of the Changing South. New York: The Newcomen Society in North America, 1982.

Liberty Corporation. 2000. Greenville, South Carolina, accessed 8 May and 8 December; available from http://www.libertycorp.com/; Internet.

The Liberty Spirit: History of the Liberty Corporation. Greenville, South Carolina: The Liberty Corporation, 1986.

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Collection Inventory

 Record Group 1 Record Group 1: Frances Hipp Papers   60.02 cubic feet consisting of 130 boxes, 1 audiocassette, 5 VHS cassettes, 332 photographs, 1 oversized box, and 5 oversized folders.

Biographical Note

Francis Hipp was born March 3, 1911, in Newberry, South Carolina, the son of W. Frank and Eunice Jane Halfacre Hipp. He graduated from Greenville (South Carolina) High School in 1929, attended the Citadel from 1929 to 1931, and graduated from Furman University in 1933.

Hipp's father started his insurance career as a general agent with Spartanburg-based Southeastern Life in 1914. In 1919, he left Southeastern Life to form Liberty Life. In 1925 he bought controlling interest in Southeastern Life; later merging Southeastern and Liberty as Liberty Life Insurance Company in 1941.

After graduating from Furman, Francis Hipp went to work for Liberty Life, first in the investment area then in marketing. When Frank Hipp died unexpectedly in 1943, Francis was asked to succeed his father as president.

In 1950, The Broadcasting Company of the South was formed as the parent company of Liberty's broadcasting interests, and in 1953 Liberty Life's first television station, WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina signed on the air. In 1965, after WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama and WTOL-TV in Toledo, Ohio were purchased, the Broadcasting Company of the South was renamed Cosmos Broadcasting to reflect a more broad geographic base.

When The Liberty Corporation was formed in 1967, Liberty Life, Cosmos Broadcasting, and Surety Investment Company were merged into it. In 1969, the company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Hipp, as president and chief executive officer, led Liberty until 1979, when he became chairman of the board. He oversaw rapid expansion of the business; by 1995, Liberty had become a diversified holding company with $3 billion in assets and revenues of over $600 million. In addition, Cosmos Broadcasting owned and operated eleven network-affiliated television stations, a cable advertising sales subsidiary, and a video production company.

During his career, Francis Hipp also served as vice-president and director of Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation, Carolina Pipeline Company, and director emeritus of the South Carolina National and SCANA Corporations.

In addition to being a community leader, Francis Hipp was active within many business and professional organizations. He served as chairman of the State Development Board from 1959-1963. His time in the position coincided with vast economic growth, as a record number of industries came to South Carolina. He was also a member of the South Carolina Research Authority. Francis Hipp, along with H. William Close, helped to establish the University of South Carolina Business Partnership Foundation. The College of Business Administrations twin towers are named in their honor.

Hipp was chairman of the South Carolina Foundation of Independent Colleges and was a member of the boards of the Citadel Development Foundation, Queens College, and the University of South Carolina President's National Advisory Council. He was also director of the South Carolina National Bank as well as the South Carolina Electric & Gas Company. He was a trustee of Newberry College (Newberry, South Carolina), Queens College (Charlotte, NC), the Winchendon School (Winchendon, MA), The Citadel Development Fund, and the South Carolina Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc. He was also a member of the advisory council for the University of South Carolina and of the Newcomen Society in North America. Hipp became a member of the Greenville General Hospital Board of Trustees in 1951 and was its chairman from 1955 to 1957. He served as state vice chairman of the Crusade for Freedom in 1957, as the first president of the United Fund for Greenville, chairman of the Greenville County Foundation's Board of Trustees, director and president of the Greenville YMCA, and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville. He was also a director of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Greenville Rotary Club.

Hipp was named 1980 Businessman of the year by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 1985. He received the South Carolina Order of the Palmetto in 1985. He received honorary degrees from Furman University, The Citadel, the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, Benedict College, and Wofford College.

Hipp married Mary M. Looper on November 10, 1935. They had four children: Mary Elizabeth, William Hayne, John Boyd and Mary Jane. Mary Looper died in 1962. He later married Shirley A. Mattoon on May 11, 1964. Francis Hipp died on July 24, 1995 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Scope and Contents

The Francis Hipp Papers (Liberty Corporation Archives-Record Group I) include correspondence, financial reports and statements, manuals, memoranda, minutes of meetings, legal documents, reports, speeches, photographs, blueprints, and maps. The collection spans the years 1931-1990, with bulk years 1950-1975. This collection has been arranged into two series; business and personal.

Following the death of his father in 1943, Francis Hipp became president and chairman of the board of Liberty Life Insurance Company. Hipp oversaw rapid growth of the company that soon became a multi-billion dollar a year industry. The Francis Hipp Papers document his activities as both a business executive and civic leader.

Materials within the business series focus primarily on the Liberty Corporation and its subsidiaries, along with broadcasting and investment operations. Among the firms represented are The Liberty Life Insurance Company, The Broadcasting Company of the South and Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation. Other records pertaining to Liberty Life Insurance Company include correspondence, financial reports and statements, manuals, memoranda, minutes of meetings, legal documents, reports, speeches, photographs, blueprints, and maps.

In addition to highlighting the contributions of his time and resources in areas of civics and education, the personal series focuses on aspects of Francis Hipp's private life. Items of interest include biographical information, house and grounds of several homes, business ventures, charitable contributions including to universities and colleges, investments, tax information, as well as his involvement with the South Carolina State Development Board, Business Development Corporation of South Carolina, Carolina Pipeline Company, and Charlotte News Publishing Company.

Provenance

Liberty Corporation Archives accessions 82-57 and 82-83. The material was transferred into Clemson University's Special Collections as accession numbers 94-54, 98-37, 98-134 and 99-104.

Preferred Citation

When citing materials from manuscript collections and the University Archives, use the following format: Identification of the item, folder and box number, title of the collection, Special Collections, Clemson University Libraries, Clemson, South Carolina.

Processing Information

Work on this collection began in the early 1980s at the Liberty Corporation Archives. Later, student assistants Suzanne Ani, Eric Carlson, Kristina Cathcart, Christa Martin, David Rowland, and Kevin Lewis helped to process the collection. Carl Redd prepared the finding aid in 2008.

Audio/Visual 

1. Cassette-Hipp speech before Newcomen Society 1981 

2. 35mm film-University of South Carolina Commencement 1964 

3. VHS-SC Business Hall of Fame Ceremony 1985 

4. VHS-SC Business Hall of Fame Ceremony 1986 

5. VHS-SC Business Hall of Fame Ceremony (Retrospective) 

6. VHS-SC Business Hall of Fame Ceremony 1996 

Oversize Certificates, Photographs and Charts 

Box

Graph-Hipp Family Stock Holdings 1961 

I

Order of the Palmetto 1994 

I

Honorary Doctorate from University of South Carolina 1964 

I

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award 1978 

I

Citadel Development Foundation Resolution 1982 

I

Honorary Doctorate from Benedict College 1983 

I

Scrapbook-"Happy Birthday, Francis" no date 

I

Photograph (on wood surface): Elmer G. Leterman, Fritz Hollings, Francis Hipp circa 1950s 

I

Liberty Life insurance Company-Space Analysis and Projections 1978 

I

Photographs 

Business Series 

Box Folder

Broadcasting Company of the South   4

1 1

Carolina Pipeline Company-Directors Inspection Tour 1975   65

1 2

Greater Arizona Savings-General   2

1 3

Milliken Forestry Company 1966   8

1 4

Mortgage Loan Department-Montego Bay, Jamaica 1962-1963   4

1 5

6. New Home Office Department   2

1 6

7. New York Stock Exchange Annual Report 1969   6

1 7

Personal Series 

Box Folder

Boats 1955-1956   4

1 8

Bonny Hall Plantation 1944-1948   6

1 9

Callery-Judge Grove 1965-1966   1

1 10

Crusade for Freedom 1956   12

1 11

Ducks Unlimited 1960   3

1 12

Headshots-Francis Hipp   31

1 13

Hilton Head   2

1 14

Kappa Alpha Journal March 1965   1

1 15

Miscellaneous Correspondence   3

1 16

Morningdale Drive Property 1969   7

1 17

Newberry College   1

1 18

Nonami Plantation-Hunting Trip January 27, 1990   1

1 19

Properties/Hunting Rights 1953-1956   12

1 20

State Development Board 1961-1962   2

1 21

Wedding Plans-Mary Jane Hipp and Reid/Hipp   2

1 22

Miscellaneous I 

2 1

Miscellaneous II 

2 2

Miscellaneous III 

2 3

Miscellaneous IV 

2 4

Miscellaneous V 

2 5

Business Series 

Box Folder

Accident and Sickness Department 1960 

1 1

Accounting and Methods Committee 1961-1963 

1 2

Accounting Department 1960-1961 

1 3

Accounting Department 

Box
1
Folder
4
Box Folder

Fred L. Perdue 1973 

1 5

Fred L. Perdue 1974 

1 6

Ray Poole 1973 

1 7

Ray Poole 1974 

1 8

Actuarial Department 

Box Folder

 1960-1963 

1 9

 1972 

1 10

Analysis of Insurance Operations 1972 

1 11

C. E. Edwards 

1 12

Exhibits of Insurance-I 1973 

1 13

Exhibits of Insurance-II 1973 

1 14

Administration 

Box Folder

W. E. Lay 1972 

1 15

W. E. Lay 1973 

1 16

W. E. Lay, Jr. 1973 

1 17

W. E. Lay, Jr. 1974 

1 18

Advertising and Public Relations 

Box Folder

 1960 

2 1

 1961 

2 2

 1962 

2 3

 1963 

2 4
Box Folder

Advertising and Public Relations-Director 1961 

2 5

Agency (Combination and Ordinary) Departments 1961-1962 

2 6

Agency (Combination) Department 

Box Folder

 1948-1951 

2 7

 1952-1953 

2 8
Box Folder

Agency (Group) Department 1961-1962 

2 9

Agency (Ordinary) Department 

Box Folder

 1948-1949 

2 10

 1950 

3 1

 1951 

3 2

 1952 

3 3

 1953 

3 4

 1955 

3 5
Box Folder

Agency (Savings and Loan) Department 1961 

3 6

Agency Branch Office Correspondence 1960 

3 7

Agency Committee (General) 

Box Folder

 1954 

3 8

 1955 

3 9

 1955-1956 

4 1

 1957 

4 2
Box Folder

Agency Service Department 1960-1962 

4 3

Air Travel Contract 1948-1953 

4 4

American College of Life Underwriters 

Box Folder

 1947-1952 

4 5

 1959-1961 

4 6

 1963 

4 7

American Life Convention 

Box Folder

 1942-1943 1945-1948 

4 8

 1949-1950 

4 9

 1951-1952 

4 10

 1953 

5 1

 1954 

5 2

 1955-1956 

5 3

 1957 

5 4

 1972 

5 5
Box Folder

American Life Convention-Agenda, Minutes, Special Bulletins 1963 

5 6

American Life Convention-American Service Bureau 1963 

5 7

American Life Convention-General 

Box Folder

 1960-1961 

5 8

 1963-1964 

6 1
Box Folder

American Life Convention-Life Officers Investment Seminar 1960 

6 2

American Life Convention-Newsletters 1963 

6 3

Analyst Visits 1972 

6 4

Analysts-In-depth Survey 1970 

6 5

Annual Department Reports (for 1961) 1961-1962 

6 6

Annual Department Reports (for 1962) 1962-1963 

6 7

Annual Reports (for 1959) 

Box Folder

Folder I December 1959-February 12, 1960 

6 8

Folder II February 15-March 1960 

6 9

Annual Reports (for 1960) 

Box Folder

 1960-1961 

7 1

Investment Division 1961 

7 2
Box Folder

Annual Report 1974 

7 3

Assistant Vice President's Office-Administration 1963 

7 4

Association for South Carolina Life Insurance Companies 

Box Folder

 1949-1950 

7 5

 1962-1963 

7 6

Audit-Branch Office and Home Office (Correspondence) 

Box Folder

 1956-1957 

7 7

 1958 

7 8

Audit Department-Branch Office Reports 

Box Folder

 1957 

7 9

 1958 

7 10

 1960-1963 

7 11
Box Folder

Audit Department-General 1960-1964 

8 1

Audit Department-Home Office Reports 

Box Folder

 1957-1958 

8 2

 1960 

8 3

 1961 

8 4

 1962 

8 5

 1963 

8 6

 1964 

9 1

 1965 

9 2

 1969 

9 3
Box Folder

Audit Department-Manuals 1961 

9 4

Auditor-Branch Offices 1956 

9 5

Auditor-Home Office 1956 

9 6

Automatic Reinsurance Agreement-Surety and Liberty Life 1956-1957 1959-1960 

9 7

Balance Sheet Comparisons-Liberty Life 1943-1946 1949-1950 

9 8

Bankers Fire and Marine 

Box
9
Folder
9
Box

 February-March 1958 

9

 April-December 1958 

9 10

 1962-1964 

9

Bankers Fire and Marine Financial Reports 1958-1960 

9 11

Bankers Fire and Marine-Executive and Finance Committees 1962 

9 12

Bankers Fire and Marine-Financial Reports 1958 

9 13

Bankers Fire and Marine-General 

Box Folder

Folder I January-June 

10 1

Folder II July 1960-January 1961 

10 2

 1961 

10 3

 1962 

10 4

Bankers Fire and Marine-Kennesaw Life and Accident Insurance Company 

Box Folder

 1962 

10 5

 1966 

10 6
Box Folder

Bankers Fire and Marine-Lexington Insurance Company 1959-1960 

10 7

Bankers Fire and Marine-Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings 1958-1961 

10 8

Bankers Fire and Marine-Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings 1958-1961 

11 1

Bankers Fire and Marine-Minutes of Finance Committee 1958-1960 

11 2

Bankers Fire and Marine-Minutes of Stockholders and Directors Meetings 1958 

11 3

Bankers Fire and Marine-RE: Southern Fire and Casualty 1960-1962 

11 4

Bankers Fire and Marine-Stockholders and Directors 

Box Folder

 1960-1961 

11 5

 1962 

11 6

Banking Manual 

Box Folder

 1973 

11 7

 1974 

11 8
Box Folder

Banks-Miscellaneous 1961-1963 

11 9

The Bank of New York-Annual Dinner-Guest List- 1963-1964 

11 10

Board of Directors, Executive & Finance Committees-Liberty Life 

Box Folder

 1960 

12 1

 1963 

12 2

 1969 

12 3
Box Folder

Board of Directors, Executive and Finance Committees-Liberty Life Stockholders 1962 

12 4

Board of Directors 

Box Folder

 1972 

12 5

 1973 

12 6

Board of Directors Meeting 

Box Folder

 April 17, 1973 

12 7-8

 August 28, 1973 

12 9
Box Folder

Board of Directors Meetings 1973 

12 10

Meeting of Board of Directors 

Box Folder

 April 1974 

12 11

 August 1974 

12 12
Box Folder

Board of Directors-New Members 1973 

12 13

Board of Directors-A Resolution in Memory of Francis M. Hipp 1995 

12 14

Booke & Company 

12 15

Bourland, Roger-The Rough Notes Co., Inc. 

12 16

Boypower Development Program 1976 

12 17

Broadcasting Company of the South-Board of Directors 1960 

Box
12
Folder
18
Box Folder

 1961 

13 1

 1962 

13 2

 1963 

13 3

Broadcasting Company of the South-Carolinas' TV 1958 

13 4

Broadcasting Company of the South-General 1959-1960 

13 5

Broadcasting Company of the South-General 

Box Folder

 1961 

14 1

 1962 

14 2

 1963 

14 3

 1964 

14 4

 1965 

14 5
Box Folder

Broadcasting Company of the South-Pension, Group and Profit-Sharing Plan 1956 1961 

14 6

Broadcasting Company of the South-Radio-Television Plans 1952-1953 

14 7

Broadcasting Company of the South-WIS Radio 1960 

15 1

Broadcasting Company of the South-WIS Radio and WIS-TV Statements 1959-1960 

15 2

Broadcasting Company of the South-WIS-TV 

Box Folder

 1960 

15 3

 1961 

15 4

 1962 1963 

15 5

Broadcasting Company of the South-WIST Radio 

Box Folder

 1952-1956 

15 6

 1960 

15 7

Broadcasting Company of the South-WMRC, Inc. Balance Sheets 

Box Folder

 1960 

15 8

 1961 

15 9

 1962-1963 

15 10

Broadcasting Company of the South-WSFA-TV 

Box Folder

 1960 

15 11

 1961 

15 12

 1962 

16 1
Box Folder

Broadcasting Company of the South-WSOC-TV, Charlotte, NC 1958-1959 

16 2

Brokerage Department 1958 

16 3

Bryant Skinner Proposal Pending 

16 4

Budget Department 1963 

16 5

Budget Director 

Box Folder

 1961 

16 6

 1962 

16 7
Box Folder

Budget Manager 1966 

16 8

Budgets-Accounting 1973 

17 1

Budget Report-12 months 1971 

17 2

Budget Revised 1972 

17 3

Budget Report 

Box Folder

3 Months 1972 

17 4

9 Months 1972 

17 5

12 Months 1972 

17 6

3 Months 1973 

17 7

Budget Report 

Box Folder

6 Months 1973 

17 8

9 Months 1973 

17 9

3 Months 1974 

17 10

6 Months 1974 

18 1

9 Months 1974 

18 2

12 Months 1974 

18 3
Box Folder

Budget-Sales Aid Inventory and Mechanical Sales Aid Reports 1961 

18 4

Calhoun Towers 1957-1958 

18 5

Carolina National Bank, Anderson, SC 1946-1951 

18 6

Carolinas Capital Corporation (Small Business Investment Company) 

Box Folder

 1961 

18 7

 1962 

18 8

 1963 

18 9

 1964 

19 1

 1965 

19 2

 1966 

19 3

 1967 

19 4

Carolinas' Television Corporation 

Box Folder

 1954-1955 

19 5

 1956-1957 

20 1
Box Folder

Cash Basis Reports 1974 

20 2

Cashier's Department 1955 

20 3

Chairman-Francis M. Hipp 1973 

20 4

Chairman of the Board 

Box Folder

LLIC 

20 5

 1973 

20 6

 1974 

20 7

(1 of 2) 1974 

20 8

(2 of 2) 1974 

20 9

Chamber of Commerce-Greenville 

Box Folder

 1950-1954 

21 1

 1955-1956 

21 2

 1961 

21 3

 1963 

21 4

 1966-1967 

21 5

Chamber of Commerce-South Carolina 

Box Folder

 1963 

21 6

 1971 

21 7
Box Folder

Claims Service-R. E. McDonald 1960 1962 

21 8

Combination Agency-Monthly Report 1973 

21 9

Combination Bulletin 1952 1954 

21 10

Combination Department-Long Range Plans 1974-1976 

21 11

Combination Department-Regional Meeting Invitation 1973 

21 12

Combination and Ordinary Agencies 1971 

21 13

Committee for Economic Development 1973 

21 14

Communications Activities 

Box Folder

 1972 

21 15

 1973 

21 16

Financial and Operational Progress 

21 17

The Liberty Corporation Profile 1973 

21 18

Director L. A. Maxwell 1972 

22 1

Director L. A. Maxwell 1973 

22 2

L. A. Maxwell 1973 

22 3

L. A. Maxwell 1974 

22 4
Box Folder

Company Contributors-General 1975 

22 5

Company Contributors-General 1977 

22 6

Company Organizational Charts 1962 

22 7

Company Retirement Plan 1960 

22 8

Compensation for Outside Directors 1976 

22 9

Compensation Program for Top Executives 1968 

22 10

Conference Diary 1973 

22 11

Conferences, Meetings (Attendance At and Reports On) 

Box Folder

 1960-1961 

22 12

 1963 

22 13

Contributions-Company 

Box Folder

 1960-1961 

22 14

 1969 

22 15

Controller's Office 

Box Folder

 1960-1962 

23 1

 1963 

23 2
Box Folder

Controller-Fred L. Perdue 1973 

23 3

Corporate Development Dept. 1972 

23 4

Corporate Development-R. E. Williams 

Box Folder

 1973 

23 5

(1 of 2) 1973 

23 8

(2 of 2) 1973 

23 7

 1974 

23 8

Pioneer Western Corporation 1974 

23 9

Barry L. Edwards 1976 

23 10

Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation-Board of Directors Meeting 

Box Folder

 1972 

24 1

 1973 

24 2
Box Folder

Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation-CATV [Cable Television] 1966 

24 3

Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation-Executive Committee 

Box Folder

 1972 

24 4

 1973 

24 5

Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation-General 

Box
24
Folder
6
Box Folder

 1965 

24 7

 1966 

24 8

 1974-1975 

24 9

Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation-Long Range Plan 1973-1975 

24 10

Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation-Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

 1969 

24 11

 1972 

24 12

 1973 

25 1

Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation-President, Charles A. Batson 

Box Folder

 1972 

25 2

 1973 

25 3

 1976 

25 4
Box Folder

Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation-Proposed Budget 1973 

25 5

Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation-Proposed Budget 1974 

25 6

Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation-Reports 

Box Folder

 October 1972-December 1971 

25 7

 1973 

25 8
Box Folder

Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation-WTOL 1965 

25 9

Cosmos Spin Off 1975-I 

25 10

Cosmos Spin Off 1975-II 

25 10

Data Processing Office 1963 

26 1

Data Processing Review Committee 

Box Folder

 1973 

26 2

 1974 

26 3-5
Box Folder

Direct Marketing-Hayne Hipp 1973 

26 6

Directors 

Box Folder

 1943 1950-1953 

26 7

 1957 1959 

26 8
Box Folder

Directors and Stockholders Meetings 1963 

26 9

Directors and Stockholders Reports [Liberty Life] 

Box Folder

Folder I 1952-1957 

27 1

Folder II 1958-1963 

27 2
Box Folder

Directors' Questionnaires (Completed) 1963 

27 3

Directors-Combination and Agency 1963 

27 4

Directors-Registration Form Letters and Resolutions 1963 

27 5

Division Progress Report 1974 

27 6

Doremus and Company 1968-1969 

27 7

The Economist Diary 

Box Folder

 1961 

28 1

 1980 

28 2

 1981 

28 3

 1982 

29 1

 1983 

29 2

 1984 

29 3

 1985 

30 1

 1986 

30 2

 1987 

30 3

 1990 

31 1

 1991 

31 2

 1992 

31 3

 1993 

32 1

 1994 

32 2
Box Folder

Electronics Committee 1956-1958 

32 3

Electronics Department 

Box Folder

 1958 

32 4

 1960-1961 

32 5
Box Folder

Employee Benefits Committee 1954-1956 

32 6

Energy Research Institute-General 

32 7

European Investment Conference-Investments-B. Calhoun Hipp 1973 

33 1

Executive Bulletins 1974 

33 2

Executive Committee 

Box Folder

 1973 

33 3

 1973 

33 4

Chairman of the Board 1973 

33 5

Executive Council 

Box Folder

 1953-1954 

33 6

 1955-1956 

33 7
Box Folder

Executive V. P., B. Calhoun Hipp 

33 8

Exhibit of Insurance 1974 

33 9

Fiftieth Anniversary Liberty Life Insurance Company 1955 

33 10

Finance Committee 

Box Folder

Board of Directors, Executive Comm. 

33 11

 1948 1951 1954 

33 12

 1973 

33 13

 1974 

33 14
Box Folder

Finance-Confidential 1973 

34 1

H. P. Gravely, Financial Vice Pres. 

Box Folder

 1972 

34 2

 1973 

34 3
Box Folder

Harris P. Gravely, Financial Vice President 1973 

34 4

Finance-H. P. Gravely 1974 

34 5

Financial Group 1961-1962 

34 6

Financial Statements 

Box Folder

(1 of 2) 1974 

35 1

(2 of 2) 1974 

35 2
Box Folder

Financing 1973 

35 3

Fire Insurance Schedule 1947 

35 4

Foundation 1973 

35 5

Four-H Club 1942-1954 

35 6

Froggatt, Joseph & Company, Inc. 1960-1963 

35 7

Funeral Directors (Burial Insurance) 1948-1949 

35 8

General Accounting Department 1958 

35 9

General-Miscellaneous Correspondence 

Box Folder

 December-September 1972 

35 10

 August-May 1972 

35 11

 April-January 1972 

36 1
Box Folder

Gold Stocks 1974 

36 2

Grass Roots-America's Future 1952 

36 3

Greater Arizona Savings and Loan Assn. 

Box
36
Folder
4
Box Folder

 1973 

36 5

(1 of 4) 1973 

36 6

(2 of 4) 1973 

36 7

(3 of 4) 1973 

36 8

(4 of 4) 1973 

36 9

Long Range Plan 1974-1976 

37 1

Long Range Plan 1976-1978 

37 2

Greater Arizona Savings 

Box Folder

General 1975 

37 3

Investments-Land 1975 

37 4

Investment Management 1975 

37 5

Marketing 1975 

37 6

Patagonia 1975 

37 7
Box Folder

Greenville Community Corporation 

37 8

Greenville Convention Hotel-Market Feasibility 

37 9

Greenville Downtown Project 

37 10

Group and Disability Plans 1959-1960 

37 11

Group Department 

Box Folder

 1946-1949 

38 1

 1950-1951 

38 2

 1952 

38 3

 1953 

38 4

 1960 

38 5

 1962-1963 

38 6

 1972 

38 7

 1973 

38 8
Box Folder

Group Department (Agency) 1955 

38 9

Group Department Bulletin 1952 

39 1

Group Department-Semi-Annual Report 1950 

39 2

Group Insurance Plan for Field Representatives 1960 

39 3

Group Insurance Plan for Home Office Employees 1960 

39 4

Group Insurance-Home Office and Field Representatives 

Box Folder

 1946 1948-1952 

39 5

 1954-1955 

39 6
Box Folder

Group Policy Committee Minutes 1954 

39 7

Group Selection Committee 1950-1953 

39 8

Guaranty Trust Company of New York 1945-1946 1948-1950 

39 9

Gulf Life Insurance Company 1953 1955 

39 10

Hay (Edward N.) and Associates, Management consultants 

Box Folder

 1959-1960 

39 11

 1961 

39 12
Box Folder

Health Insurance Association of America-Members of the Nominating Committee 

39 13

Health Insurance Sales Department 1963 

39 14

Hipp, Boyd Calhoun-Profile 

39 15

B. C. Hipp's Death 

Box Folder

Memorial Gifts 

39 16

Sympathy Cards (1 of 2) 

39 17

Sympathy Cards (2 of 2) 

39 18

Hipp Industries 

Box Folder

Observations July 1967 

39 19

Proposed Holding Company August 1967 

39 20
Box Folder

Hoagland, Leland; Fredric Holderman & B. C. Young 1963 

40 1

Holland-Jones, Inc., Interiors 1961-1963 

40 2

Hollyridge Development Company 

Box Folder

 1960-1961 

40 3

 1963 

40 4

 1965 

40 5
Box Folder

Home Office Affirmative Action Program 1974 

40 6

Home Office and Branch Office Memos-Division and Department Heads, etc. 1960-1962 

40 7

Homeseeker Tract, Georgetown County, SC 1962-1963 

40 8

Hotel Delmonico-Apartment 

Box Folder

 1959-1960 

40 9

 1961-1962 

41 1

 1963 

41 2
Box Folder

Hudgens, W. T.-Special 1945-1947 

41 3

Huebner (S. S.) Foundation for Insurance Education 

Box Folder

 1949-1957 

41 4

 1960 1963 

41 5

IBM Building-Tampa, FL 

Box Folder

 1963-1964 

41 6

 1965 

41 7

 1966 

42 1

 1967 

42 2

 1969 

42 3
Box Folder

IBM Premium Billing Procedure (New) 1958 

42 4

Imperial Life Insurance Company, Asheville, NC 1951 

42 5

Institute of Life Insurance 

Box
42
Folder
6
Box

 1943 1948-1950 

42

 1951-1953 

43 1

 1954-1957 

43 2

 1960-1961 

43 3

 1963 

43 4

 1972 

43 5

Annual Meeting 1963 

43 6

Insurance Building Balance Sheets 1960 

43 7

Insurance Committee 

Box Folder

 1954 

43 8

 1955 

43 9

 1956 

43 10

 1957 

43 11

 1958 

43 12

 1960-1961 

43 13

 1963 

44 1

 1972 

44 2
Box Folder

Insurance Committee 1974 

44 3-4

Insurance Committee Meetings 1973 

44 5

Insurance Services-L. J. Stulce 1973 

44 6

Insurance Company Financing-Correspondence 1967 

44 7

Insurance Operations Analysis 1972 

44 8

The Insurance Industry Financial Community Survey 

44 9

Insurance Securities Inc. 1962-1963 

44 10

Insurance Services-L. Jefferson Stulce 

Box Folder

 1972 

44 11

 1973 

44 12
Box Folder

International Office Park, Inc. 1964 

44 13

Internal Operating Statement 1971 

44 14

Investment Accounting Department 

Box Folder

 1961 

44 15

 1963 

44 16
Box Folder

Investment Activities (Liberty Life Insurance Company) 1953-1955 

45 1

Investment Brokers 1953-1956 

45 2

Investments Cashier's-T. C. O'Donnell 1973 

45 3

Investment Committee 

Box Folder

 1953-1954 

45 4

 1955-1958 

45 5

 1962-1963 

45 6

 1972 

45 7

 1973 

45 8

 1973 

45 9

BCH, Chairman 

Box Folder

(1 of 2) 1974 

45 10

(2 of 2) 1974 

45 11

Investments-B. Calhoun Hipp 

Box Folder

 1972 

46 1

(1 of 2) 1973 

46 2

(2 of 2) 1973 

46 3
Box Folder

Exec. V. P.-B. Calhoun Hipp 1973 

46 4

Investment Division Plan 1974-1976 

46 5

Investment Division-Sixth Annual Institutional Investor Conference and Exposition 1973 

46 6

Investment Income Tax 1959-1960 

46 7

Investments-Liberty 

Box Folder

 1949-1950 

46 8

 1951-1955 

46 9
Box Folder

Investments-Maybank, Grigsby 1973 

46 10

Investments-Miscellaneous 1948 

47 1

Investments-Mortgage Loan 

Box Folder

W. Hayne Hipp 1974 

47 2-6

M. E. Riviere 1973 

47 7-8
Box Folder

Investments Profit Sharing Trust 1974 

47 9

Investment Securities, James F. Carter, Jr. 

Box Folder

 1973 

47 10

(1 of 3) 1974 

47 11

(2 of 3) 1974 

47 12

(3 of 3) 1974 

48 1

Investment Service Department 

Box Folder

 1954-1956 

48 2

 1957-1958 

48 3
Box Folder

Investments-Surety Life Insurance Company 1951 

48 4

Investments and Training 1974 

48 5-6

Investments Treasury-T. L. Brown, III 

Box Folder

 1973 

48 7

 1974 

48 8
Box Folder

Irby (A. F.) & Company, Inc.-Miscellaneous 1958 

49 1

J. C. Penney Company-South Carolina Investments 1957-1958 

49 2

Leasebacks-Liberty Life 1956-1960 

49 3

Legal Department 

Box Folder

 1949-1958 

49 4

 1960-1963 

49 5

 1972 

49 6

 1973 

49 7
Box Folder

Legal, R. Glenn Hillard 1975-1976 

49 8

Legal-D. W. Robinson, II 

Box Folder

 1973 

50 1

 1974 

50 2

Legal Vice President and Secretary David W. Robinson, II 

Box Folder

 1972 

50 3

 1973 

50 4

Legislative Matters 

Box Folder

 1952-1953 

50 5

 1960 

50 6

 1961-1964 

50 7
Box Folder

Legislative Session 1950-House Bill 1184, etc. 1949-1950 

50 8

Liberty Corporation Archives 

50 9

Liberty Corporation-Baruch, Hurd (Secretary and Legal Vice President) 1969 

50 10

Liberty Corporation-Board of Directors 1969 

51 1

The Liberty Corporation Foundation 

Box Folder

 1972 

51 2

Erskine College 

51 3
Box Folder

Liberty Corporation-Management Committee 1969 

51 4

Liberty Corporation-(Parent Only & Consolidated) Long Range Plan 1973-1975 

51 5

Liberty Corporation-Stock Holdings 1969 

51 6

Liberty Corporation & Subsidiaries-Long Range Plan 1974-1976 

51 7

Liberty Investment Management Co., B. Calhoun Hipp, President 1974 

51 8-9

Liberty Investment Management Corporation-Long Range Plan 1973-1975 

51 10

Liberty Investment Management Corporation-Long Range Plan 1974-1976 

51 11

LIMC-Securities Department 1973 

52 1

Liberty Investors Benefit Insurance Company (LIBCO) 1968-1969 

52 2

Liberty Life Building, Inc. Balance Sheets 1960 

52 3

Liberty Life Insurance Company Long Range Plan 1973-1975 

52 4

Liberty Life Insurance Company Stock 1960-1962 

52 5

Liberty Life-Admission to Puerto Rico 1961-1962 

52 6

Liberty Life-Admission to Texas 1960 

52 7

Liberty Life-Analysis of Strength & Weakness 1975 

52 8

Liberty Life-Board of Directors, Executive and Finance Committees 1966 

53 1

Liberty Life-Directors, Portraits of 1968-1972 

53 2

Liberty Life-Job Evaluation (Paul B. Mulligan and Company) 1963 

53 3

Liberty Life-Stock Offering 1963-1964 

53 4

Liberty Life-Top Management Incentive Plan 1968 

53 5

Liberty Life-Top Management Organization 1968 

53 6

Liberty Life-1954 Authority Dept. 1954 

53 7

Liberty National Life Insurance Company 1942 

53 8

Liberty Properties 

Box Folder

La Marick 1972 

53 9

Reports 1973 

53 10

Liberty Properties Division 

Box Folder

Blue Ridge Parkway Route 

53 11

Miscellaneous 1972 

54 1

Reports 1972 

54 2

Liberty Properties, Inc.-President, Harris P. Gravely 

Box Folder

 1972 

54 3

 1973 

54 4
Box Folder

Liberty Properties-Long Term Strategy (Summary) 

54 5

Liberty-SCN [South Carolina National Bank] Corporation-Proposed Merger 1968-1969 

54 6

Life Insurance Agency Management Association 1962-1963 

54 7

Life Insurance Association of America-Bulletins 1963 

54 8

Life Insurance Association of America-Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1960-1961 

54 9

 1963 

54 10

 1963 

54 11

 1972 

54 12

Life Insurance Company Stocks 

Box Folder

 1960-1961 

54 13

 1962-1963 

54 14
Box Folder

Life Insurance Medical Research Fund 1963 

55 1

Life Insurers Conference 

Box Folder

 1961 

55 2

 1963 

55 3
Box Folder

Long Range Data Processing Plan 1974-1978 

55 4

Long Range Planning Seminar 

Box Folder

 June 25-June 26, 1973 

55 5

(1 of 2) 1973 

55 6

(2 of 2) 1973 

55 7

Management Committee 

Box Folder

 1960-1962 

55 8

 1963 

56 1

 1974 

56 2

LLIC Management Committee 

Box Folder

 1973 

56 3-4

 1974 

56 5-7
Box Folder

TLC Management Committee 1973 

56 8-10

Management Committee Meetings 

Box Folder

 1973 

56 11

 November 6, 1974 

56 12

Management Seminar 

Box Folder

 1973 

56 13

 1974 

57 1
Box Folder

Management Services Department 1963 

57 2

Management Services 

Box Folder

 1972 

57 3

 1973 

57 4

LLIC Management Services-H. D. Holleman 

Box Folder

 1973 

57 5

 1974 

57 6

Manpower Planning 

Box Folder

 1973 

57 7

H. Jerry Alley 1973 

57 8

H. Jerry Alley 1974 

57 9
Box Folder

Marketing 1972 

57 10

Marketing Department 1973 

57 11

Marketing Division-Long Range Plan 1974-1976 

57 12

LLIC Marketing-Stanford Y. Smith 1974 

57 13

Matching Gifts Program 1971 

57 14

TLC Matching Gifts Program 1973 

57 15

Maybank, Grigsby-Francis P. Maybank 1974 

57 16

Mayfair House 

Box Folder

 1963-1965 

57 17

 1969 

57 18

General 

57 19

Medical Department 

Box Folder

 1954-1955 

57 20

 1963 

57 21

 1972 

57 22

 1973 

57 23
Box Folder

Medical Director 1957-1958 

57 24

Medical Director-Dr. W. B. Mills 

Box Folder

 1960-1962 

57 25

 1969 

57 26
Box Folder

Memos-Agency 1943-1947 

58 1

Mid-West Stock Exchange 1952 1955 1957 1959-1961 

58 2

Mid-Year Statement-Liberty Life 1949 

58 3

Milliken Forestry Company 

Box Folder

 1961 

58 4

 1962 

58 5

 1963-1965 

58 6

 1966 

58 7

 1967-1968 

58 8

 1972 

58 9
Box Folder

Milliken Forestry Company-Miscellaneous 1959-1960 

59 1

Milliken Forestry Company-Properties 1958 

59 2

Minority Stockholders 1973 

59 3

Miscellaneous 

59 4

LLIC Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

 1973 

59 5

 1974 

59 6

Miscellaneous Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1960-1961 

59 7

 1962 

59 8

 1963 

59 9

Moody's Investors Service 

Box Folder

 1960-1961 

60 1

 1963 

60 2

Mortgage Loan Department 

Box Folder

 1960-1961 

60 3

 1962-1963 

60 4

 1972 

60 5
Box Folder

Mortgage Loan 1973 

60 6

Multimedia Broadcasting Company-Financial Statements 1973 

60 7

Multimedia, Inc. 1971 

60 8

Naess & Thomas 

Box Folder

 1960 

60 9

 1963 

60 10
Box Folder

New Home Office Building-Cason & Lundin, Architects 1952-1956 

60 11

New Home Office Building-Daniel Construction Company (Contractor) 1953-1956 

61 1

New Home Office Building-Dedication and Convention 1955 

61 2

New Home Office Building-Dedication 1955 

61 3-4

New Home Office Building-General File 1951-1956 

61 5

New Home Office Building-Insurance 1954-1955 

61 6

New Home Office Building-J. P. Womack and W. E. Browne Decorating 1959 

61 7

New Home Office Building-Lockwood Greene Engineers, Inc. 1953-1957 

62 1

New Home Office Building-Newspaper Reports 1955 

62 2

New Home Office Building-W. E. Browne Decorating Company 

Box Folder

 1953-1957 

62 3

Invoices 1954 

62 4
Box Folder

New Home Office Building-William Pitkin (Landscape and Grading) 1953-1956 

62 5

New York Stock Exchange 1968-1969 

62 6

New York Stock Exchange-[Photos for] Annual Report 1969 

62 7

North American Reassurance Company 

Box Folder

 1953-1954 1956 

62 8

 1960 

62 9
Box Folder

Ordinary Agency Offices 1973 

62 10

Ordinary Dept.-Long Range Plan 1974-1976 

62 11

Ordinary Division Bulletin 

62 12

O'Toole Associates 

Box Folder

 1952-1956 

62 13

Reports 1953 

62 14
Box Folder

Payroll Department-Salary Adjustments 1962 

62 15

Pension Study Committee 1963 

62 16

Personnel Department 1960-1963 

62 17

Personnel 

63 1

Piedmont Economics Club 

63 2

Planner / Pocket Calendar 

Box Folder

 1980 

63 3

 1981 

63 4

 1982 

63 5

 1983 

63 6

 1984 

63 7

 1985 

63 8

 1986 

63 9

 1987 

63 10

 1990 

63 11

 1991 

63 12

 1992 

64 1

 1993 

64 2

 1994 

64 3
Box Folder

Planning and Personnel Committee 1953-1954 

64 4

Planning and Systems Department 1963 

64 5

Planning Study of Top Management Organization-Liberty Life 1968 

64 6

Policy Committee 

Box Folder

 1949-1950 

65 1

 1951-1953 1955 

65 2
Box Folder

Policy Committee-Minutes of Meetings 1948-1953 

65 3

Policyowners Service Department 1961 

65 4

Policyowner's Service 1973 

65 5

Policyowners Service-Long Range Plan 1974-1976 

65 6

Policyowners Service, Policy Benefit Department 1963 

65 7

Position Description-Vice President-Securities 1974 

65 8

Premium Accounting Department 1958 

65 9

President-Executive Bulletins 1973 

65 10

President-Herman N. Hipp 

Box Folder

 1972 

65 11

 1973 

65 12
Box Folder

LLIC President-Herman N. Hipp 1973 

65 13

Private Placements 1957-1958 

65 14

Private Placement-Summary of Terms 1973 

65 15

Property and Casualty Insurance Program June 1973 

65 16

Property and Casualty Insurance Program November, 1973 

65 17

Property and Casualty Insurance Program July, 1974 

65 18

Proposal for Company Operating Procedure 

65 19

Public Speaking Group 1971 

65 20

Puerto Rico-Insurance Company of the Americas 1962-1963 

65 21

Puerto Rico Insurance Company 1962-1963 

65 22

Puerto Rico-M.A.Q. Insurance Corporation 1963 

65 23

Purchasing and Printing Department 1960 

65 24

Purchasing Department 1963 

65 25

Quarterly Report to the Board of Directors December, 1972 

65 26

Quarterly Report to the Board of Directors March, 1973 

65 27

Quarterly Report to the Board of Directors December, 1973 

65 28

LLIC Quarterly Report to the Board of Directors 

Box Folder

 March 1974 

66 1

 June 1974 

66 2

 September 1974 

66 3

TLC Quarterly Report to the Board of Directors 

Box Folder

 March 1974 

66 4

 June 1974 

66 5

 September 1974 

66 6
Box Folder

Real Estate (Southeast side Main Street, Greenville, SC near Reedy River) 1938 1945 

66 7

Real Estate Department 1960-1963 

66 8

Reinsurance Companies-Miscellaneous 1963 

66 9

Reinsurance Contracts-General 1961 

66 10

Report of Examination 

66 11

Report of Examination by Insurance Departments 1945-1946 

66 12

Report of Examination of Liberty Life Insurance Company 

Box Folder

 1942 

66 13

 1953 

66 14

Retirement Annuity and Pension Plan 

Box Folder

 1957 

66 15

 1959 

66 16
Box Folder

LLIC Retirement Committee 1974 

66 17

LLIC Retirement/Profit Sharing Committee 

Box Folder

(1 of 4) 1973 

66 18

(2 of 4) 1973 

66 19

(3 of 4) 1973 

66 20

(4 of 4) 1973 

67 1
Box Folder

Rivers, John M. 1958 

67 2

Savings & Loan-Frank Hurt 1973 

67 3

Savings and Loan and Group Committee 1957 

67 4

Savings and Loan Insurance Department (Agency) 1954-1955 

67 5

Savings and Loan Insurance Department 

Box Folder

 1960 

67 6

 1962-1963 

67 7
Box Folder

Savings and Loan Insurance Department-Long Range Plans 1974-1976 

67 8

Secondary Offering Account 1964-1965 

67 9

Secretary's Office 

Box Folder

 1963 

67 10

 1972 

67 11
Box Folder

LLIC Secretary-R. D. Ritchie 1973 

67 12

Securities Department 

Box Folder

 1960-1963 

67 13

 1972 

67 14
Box Folder

Securities Owned-Liberty 1948-1954 

67 15

Seminars 1973 

67 16

Senior Vice President's Office-Agency 1963 

67 17

Senior Vice President's Office-Investments 1963 

67 18

Siebels, Bruce and Company 1959-1960 

67 19

Snee Farm 

Box Folder

 1972 

67 20

 1973 

67 21

Accountants' Report 1973 

67 22

South Carolina Insurance Department 

Box Folder

 1959-1963 

68 1

 1966 

68 2
Box Folder

South Carolina Insurance Department-Taxes 1961 

68 3

Southeastern; SELICO, Inc. 1965 

68 4

Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph-Group Proposal 1961-1962 

68 5

Special Committees 1954 1956 

68 6

Special Services Corporation 1957-1958 

68 7

Special Services Corporation-Agreements 1958-1959 

68 8

Special Services Corporation-Flight Logs 1961 

68 9

Special Services Corporation-General 

Box Folder

 1959 

68 10

 1960 

68 11

 1960-1961 

69 1

 1962-1963 

69 2

 1963-1964 

69 3
Box Folder

Special Services Corporation-Operations Manual 1960 

69 4

Special Services Corporation-Personnel 1962-1963 

69 5

Special Services-General 

Box Folder

 1971 

69 6

 1973 

69 7
Box Folder

Spratlin Associates, Inc. 1972 

69 8

TLC Staff 

Box Folder

 1973 

69 9

 1976 

69 10
Box Folder

Statement-Liberty Life 1943-1950 

69 11

Station WDSV-TV 

Box Folder

 1972 

69 12

 1973 

69 13
Box Folder

Station WSFA-TV 1973 

69 14

Stephens Water Flood Unit No. 2 Inventory 1963 

69 15

Stockholders 1960-1962 

69 16

Stockholders 1963 

70 1

Stockholders and Directors Meetings 1960 

70 2

Stock Options 1971 

70 3

TLC Stock Options 1973 

70 4

Sudler & Hennessey, Inc. (Advertising) 1962-1963 

70 5

Supply, Mail, Photostat Department 1961-1962 

70 6

Surety Companies-Investments 1962 

70 7

Surety Companies-Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

 1962-1963 

70 8

 1966 

70 9
Box Folder

Surety Companies Reports 1962-1963 

70 10

Surety Indemnity Company 

Box Folder

 1962-1963 

70 11

 1965 

70 12
Box Folder

Surety Insurance Company-Advertising 1960 

70 13

Surety Insurance Company-Filings, Alabama 1961 

70 14

Surety Insurance Company-Filings, Florida 1961 

70 15

Surety Insurance Company-Filings, Georgia 1961 

70 16

Surety Insurance Company-Filings, South Carolina 1960 

70 17

Surety Insurance Company-General 1960-1963 

70 18

Surety Insurance Company-Investments 1960 

70 19

Surety Insurance Company-Report c. 1960 

71 1

Surety Investment Company 

Box Folder

 1962-1963 

71 2

 1965 

71 3
Box Folder

Surety Life Insurance Company, Audited Financial Statements 1961 

71 4

Surety Life Insurance Company 1952 

71 5

Surety Life Insurance Company-Financial Statement 1952-1956 

71 6

Surety Life Insurance Company-General 1960-1961 

71 7

Surety Life Insurance Company-Investments 1960 

71 8

Surety Life Insurance Company-Personnel 1955-1958 

71 9

Surety Life Insurance Company-Reorganization Complex 1961 

71 10

Surety Life Insurance Company-Reports 1960 

71 11

Surety Operations Committee 

Box Folder

 1960 

71 12

 1961 

71 13

 1962 

71 14
Box Folder

Surety Realty Company 1963 

71 15

Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan 

Box Folder

General 1965 

71 16

 1971 

71 17

Liberty Life Prospectus 1963-1964 

72 1

Miscellaneous 1963-1964 

72 2
Box Folder

Tabulating Department 1958 

72 3

Tax Department 1963 

72 4

Taxes 

Box Folder

 1954-1958 

72 5

 1961 

72 6

LLIC Textile Hall 

Box Folder

 1973 

72 7-8

 1974 

72 9-12

TLC Foundation 

Box Folder

 1973 

72 13

 1974 

72 14
Box Folder

Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby, Inc. 1960-1961 

73 1

Treasurer's Office 

Box Folder

 1963 

73 2

 1972 

73 3

Treasury-Commercial Paper 

Box Folder

Cosmos 1974 

73 4

LLIC 1973 

73 5

LLIC 1974 

73 6

TLC 1973 

73 7

TLC 1974 

73 8

Profit Sharing 1972 

73 9

Profit Sharing 1973 

73 10

Tres & Company 

Box
73
Folder
11
Box Folder

 1951-1953 

73 12

 1954-1957 

73 13

 1958-1959 

74 1

Tres & Company-General 

Box Folder

 1960-1964 

74 2

 1966-1967 

74 3

 1969 

74 4

 1972 

74 5
Box Folder

Tres & Company-South Carolina Investments Inc. 1957-1958 

74 6

Trusts, BCH 

74

Two Billion Dollars of Insurance in Force-Congratulations 1966 

75 1

Underwriting Department 

Box Folder

 1954-1956 

75 2

 1958 

75 3

 1960-1963 

75 4
Box Folder

Underwriting Department 1973 

75 5

Underwriting Department-Long Range Plan 1974-1976 

75 6

Variable Annuities 1960-1961 

75 7

W. Frank Hipp Lecture at University of South Carolina 

75 8

Wall, Patterson, McGrew and Richards, Inc. 1971-1972 

75 9

Walter (Jim) Corporation 1960-1961 

75 10

Wenwood 

75 11

Western Reserve Life Insurance Company 

75 12

Wilbur Smith and Associates 

75 13

Work Measurement Program 

Box Folder

 1961 

75 14

 1963 

75 15

Business Series, Oversize 

Box Folder

Actuarial Department-Annual Statement 1960 

II 1

Advertising and Public Relations-Pamphlet-Gardens and Grounds 

II 1

Advertising and Public Relations-Liberty Life Organizational Chart 1963 

II 1

Agency Committee-Paid and Gain Study 1954 

II 1

Bankers Fire and Marine-Progress Report 1958 

II 1

Bankers Fire and Marine-Commission and Expenses Incurred 1959-1960 

II 1

Broadcasting Company of the South 

Box Folder

Cash Flow and Profit/Loss (Ocala, Fla.) 

II 1

Cash Flow and Profit/Loss (Florence, SC) 

II 1

Map-106.5 and WIS TV Coverage 1953 

II 1

Income and Expense Statements 1960 

II 1

Charlotte News Publishing Balance Sheet 1956-1957 

II 1
Box Folder

Carolina Capital Corp.: Summary of Approximate Condition 1966 

II 1

Company Organizational Charts: Liberty Life Organizational Chart 1962 

II 2

Cosmos Broadcasting Corp.: Capital Expenditures and Projected Operations 

II 2

Financial Group: Annual Report 1961 

II 2

Hay and Associates: Organizational Chart 1959 

II 2

Hay and Associates: Where employees have their life insurance 1958 

II 2
Folder

Home Seeker Tract-Georgetown, SC: Map-Moltz Tract (Jackson Co., NC) 

I

Home Seeker Tract-Georgetown, SC: Map-Georgetown County, SC 

I

Home Seeker Tract-Georgetown, SC: Map-highway map of Georgetown County, SC 

I
Box Folder

Insurance Building: Income Statement 1960 

II 2
Folder

Investment Committee: Loans Closed January-November 1954 

I

Investment Committee: Blueprint-Pleasantburg Shopping Center 1957 

I
Box Folder

Liberty Life Insurance Co. Stock: Statements 1961-1970 

II 2

Liberty Life Insurance Co. Stock: Surplus Statement 1940-1959 

II 2
Folder

Liberty Life Insurance Co. Stock: Map-Puerto Rico 

I

Miscellaneous Correspondence: Map-NC and SC (Cashiers quadrangle) 1946 

I
Box Folder

Miscellaneous Correspondence: Comparative Analysis of Sixty Life Insurance Companies 1961 

II 3

Miscellaneous Correspondence: Cottage Site Areas, Clark Hill Reservoir 1950-1954, undated 

II 3

Milliken Forestry Co. 

Folder

Map-Home Seekers Tract (Georgetown Co., SC) 1962 

I
Box Folder

Map-Henresse purchase offer to Meade 

II 3
Folder

Map-Wolf Mountain NC 1961   2.0 item(s)

I
Box Folder

Map-Property Ownership in Upper Tuckaseigee River, NC 

II 3
Folder

Map-Martin Tract (Fairfield County, SC) 

I

Map-Timber Type (Airy Hall Barringer Estate in Colleton County, SC) 

I

Map-Oceda Plantation 1918 

I
Box Folder

Mortgage Loan Department: Balance Sheet-BR Owen T/A Blairgowerie Hotel 1962 

II 3

New Office Building 

Folder

Blueprint-Mantel in Mr. Hipp's Office 

I

Blueprint-Mantel in Mr. Hipp's Office (designs A and B) 

I

Blueprint-Sprinkling System 

I
Box Folder

Surety Life Insurance Co.-Reports: Report of Security Transactions January-August, 1960 

II 3

Surety Investment Company, 1965: Balance Sheet for Bankers Fire and Marine 

II 3

Special Services Corp.: Report-Cash Receipts and Disbursements 1960 

II 3

Special Services Corp.: Report-Purchase and Rental Prices (650 tape system w/ 407 accounting machine) 

II 3

Southern Bell Telephone: Cost of Telephone Service in SC 1960 

II 3

Securities Department, 1960-1962: Twelve Month Cash Flow Projection 1963 

II 3
Folder

Towers, Perrin, Foster and Crosby Inc.: Excess Catastrophe Reimbursement Contract 

I

Personal Series 

Box Folder

Advisory Council on Naval Affairs 1959-1963 

1 1

Air Travel Forms 1973 

1 2

American Life Convention 1973 

1 3

American Red Cross 

Box Folder

 1951-1952 

1 4

 1953 

1 5

 1954-1955 

1 6
Box Folder

American Red Cross Fund Campaign 1950-1951 

1 7

American Red Cross-Reports 1954-1955 

1 8

American Red Cross Special Gifts Committee 1950 

1 9

Analyst Visits 1973 

1 10

Augusta National Golf Club 

Box Folder

 1959-1960 

1 11

 1963 

2 1

 1964-1965 

2 2

 1977 

2 3

Automobiles 

Box Folder

 1941-1959 

2 4

 1960-1966 

2 5
Box Folder

Avondale Drive Property 

2 6

Avondale Kennels 1973 

2 7

Azalea Marketers, Ltd. 

2 8

BBI Mortgage Corporation 1963-1964 

2 9

BCH Estate 

Box Folder

1 of 5 

2 10

2 of 5 

3 1

3 of 5 

3 2

4 of 5 

3 3

5 of 5 

3 4
Box Folder

B&H Drilling Company 1960-1964 

3 5

C. Beal, [Arthur Andersen and Company-Taxes] 1964-1965 

3 6

Benedict College Board of Trustees 

Box Folder

 1972 

3 7

 1973 

3 8
Box Folder

Benedict College Financial Statements 1973 

3 9

Better Government Association 1955-1956 

3 10

Biltmore Forest Country Club 

Box Folder

 1950-1958 

3 11

 1959-1960 

3 12

 1963-1965 

3 13
Box Folder

Biographical Data 1964-1965 

4 1

Blue Ridge Wing N' Fin Club 1959-1960 

4 2

Boats 1955-1956 

4 3

Bob White Associates 

Box Folder

 1960 

4 4

 1961 

4 5

 1962 

4 6

 1963-1964 

4 7
Box Folder

Bonny Hall Plantation 1944 1948 

4 8

Booke & Company 1973 

4 9

Buckhorn Sanctuary 1956-1957 

4 10

Business Development Corporation of South Carolina 

Box Folder

 1958 

4 11-12

 1959 

4 13

 1960 

5 1

 1961 

5 2

 1962 

5 3

 1963-1965 

5 4

Calendar 

Box Folder

 1959 

5 5

 1960 

5 6

 1961 

5 7

 1962 

6 1

 1963 

6 2

Callery-Judge Grove 

Box Folder

 1965-1966 

6 3

 1969 

6 4

Cards-Get Well Soon 

Box Folder

 1972 

6 5

A-B 1972 

6 6

C-D 1972 

6 7

E-G 1972 

6 8

H 1972 

6 9

K-L 1972 

6 10

M 1972 

6 11

N-P 1972 

6 12

R-S 1972 

7 1

T-W 1972 

7 2
Box Folder

Cards-Thank You for Get Well Soon Wishes 1972 

7 3

Carolina Natural Gas Corporation 

Box Folder

 1950 

7 4

 1951-1957 

7 5

Carolina Pipeline Company 

Box Folder

 December 1956-December 1957 

7 6

 October-November 1956 

7 7

 October-December 1958 

7 8

 February-June 1958 

7 9

 [December 1958] 

8 1

 January-March 1959 

8 2

 [February-April 1959] 

8 3

 May-June 1959 

8 4

 August-December 1959 

8 5

 December 1959-May 1960 

9 1

 June-July 1960 

9 2

 August 1960 

9 3

 September 1960 

9 4

 October-December 1960 

9 5

 January-June 1961 

9 6

 January-June 1961 

10 1-2

 July-December 1961 

10 1-2

 1962 

10 3-4

 1963 

10 6

 1963 

11 1-2

 1964 

11 3-4

 1965 

11 5

 1965 

12 1-2

 1969 

12 3
Box Folder

Carolina Pipeline Company-Minutes, Reports 1961-1962 

12 4-5

Carolina Pipeline Company-Proposed Reorganization of Carolina Pipeline Company 1976 

12 6

Carolinas United 1958 

12 7

Carolinas' United Red Feather Services 1955-1957 

12 8

Centurion Society 

Box Folder

 1955-1958 

12 9

 1964-1965 

12 10

 1966 

12 11

Charitable Contributions 

Box Folder

 1956-1959 

13 1

 1960-1961 

13 2

 1962 

13 3

 1963 

13 4

 1964 

13 5

 1965 

13 6

 1969 

13 7
Box Folder

Charitable Contributions-Stock 1963-1964 

13 8

Charitable Trust Contributions 

Box Folder

 1973 

13 9

 1975 

13 10

 1976-1977 

13 11
Box Folder

Charlotte Country Club 1948-1954 

13 12

Charlotte News Publishing Company 

Box Folder

 1946-1950 

14 1

 1951-1954 

14 2

 1955-1956 

14 3

 1957 

14 4

 1958 

14 5

 1959 

14 6

Children-John Boyd Hipp 

Box Folder

 1963 

14 7

 1964-1965 

14 8
Box Folder

Children-Mary Elizabeth Hipp 1963 

14 9

Children-Mary Jane Hipp 

Box Folder

 1963-1965 

14 10

 1969 

14 11

Children-W. Hayne Hipp 

Box Folder

 1963-1964 

14 12

 1965 

15 1

Citadel (The) 

Box Folder

 1959-1961 

15 2

 1965 

15 3

 1968 

15 4

 1972 

15 5

 1973 

15 6

 1977-1978 

15 7
Box Folder

Citizen Committee on Multiple Drives 1953-1955 

15 8

Citizens Committee for the Hoover Report 1957-1958 

15 9

Civic Center Committee 1962-1964 

15 10

Clemson University-Honorary Degree 1980 

15 11

Continental Wingate Buckeye 77 

15 12-13

Company Contributions 1973 

15 14

Contributions-Various 

Box Folder

 1955-1957 

16 1

 1958-1960 

16 2

Contributions 

Box Folder

 1973 

16 3

 1974 

16 4

 1976 

16 5

 1977 

16 6
Box Folder

Corporate Development, Barry L. Edwards 1977 

16 7

Cosmos President, C. A. Batson 1977 

16 8

Cotillion Club 

Box Folder

 1955 1957-1958 

16 9

 1962-1964 

16 10

Crusade for Freedom 1956-1957 

Box Folder

Folder I October 1956-January 1957 

16 11

Folder II February-April 1957 

16 12

Folder I 1956 

16 13

Folder II 1957 

16 14

Folder III 1956 

17 1

News Articles 1956 

17 2

The Revolt in Hungary 1956 

17 3

The Story of the World Freedom Bell 

17 4
Box Folder

Danes Cooke and Company, Inc. 

17 5

Danes, Cooke, & Keheler, Inc. 

17 6

Davis, William K.-Oil 1964-1970 

17 7

Dawn Plantation 1954-1955 

17 8

DOB Oil Properties, Inc. 

Box Folder

 1962-1963 

17 9

 1964 

17 10

 1965 

17 11

Dogs 

Box Folder

 1954-1959 

18 1

 1961-1969 

18 2

Ducks Unlimited 

Box Folder

 1957-1959 

18 3

 1960 

18 4

 1961-1962 

18 5

 1963-1965 

18 6

 1973 

18 7
Box Folder

Ducks Unlimited Solicitation 1961 

18 8

Ehrhardt Hunting Club 1958-1960 

18 9

Estate of Mary L. Hipp 1969 

19 1

European Trip 1952-1953 

19 2

European Trip 1956-1958 

19 3

Expense Accounting 1960 

19 4

Expenses-Cunliffe, Elizabeth Hipp (Medical and Miscellaneous) 1961-1962 

19 5

Expense Receipts 

Box Folder

 1956 

19 6

 1957 

19 7

 1958 

19 8

 1959 

19 9

 1961 

19 10

 1962 

19 11

 1963 

19 12

 November 1965-June 1966 

19 13
Box Folder

Expense Records 1972 

19 14

Expense Vouchers 

Box Folder

 1954 

19 15

 1955 

19 16

 1956 

19 17

 1957 

19 18

 1958 

20 1

 1959 

20 2

 1960 

20 3

 1961 

20 4

 1966-1967 

20 5

 1972 

20 6

(1 of 2) 1973 

20 7

(2 of 2) 1973 

20 8

(1 of 3) 1976 

20 9

(2 of 3) 1976 

20 10

(3 of 3) 1976 

20 11

First Presbyterian Church 

Box Folder

 1958-1960 

20 12

 1961 

20 13

 1964-1965 

20 14
Box Folder

Foundations 1954-1960 

21 1

(The) Francis M. Hipp Foundation 1965-1966 

21 2

FMH Foundation 1976 

21 3

FMH Foundation Contributions 

Box Folder

 1973 

21 4

 1977 

21 5
Box Folder

Four Holes Sanctuary Project Committee 1973 

21 6

Furman University 1969 

21 7

Furman University-Advisory Council 

Box Folder

 1965 

21 8

 1966 

21 9

 1972 

21 10

 1973 

21 11

 1977 

21 12
Box Folder

Furman University-Alumni 1977 

21 13

Furman University-Bachelor of Arts Degree 1933 

21 14

Furman University-Commencement Program 1968 

21 15

Georgia Tech, Class of 1928, 25 th Anniversary Report 

22 1

Greater Furman Fund 1953-1954 

22 2

Green Valley Country Club 

Box Folder

 1963 

22 3

 1964 

22 4

 1965 

22 5

 1973 

22 6
Box Folder

Greenville City Club 1962 

22 7

Greenville Country Club 

Box Folder

 1946-1957 

22 8

 1961 

22 9

 1973 

22 10

Greenville Country Club-Constitution and Bylaws 

Box Folder

 1947-1958 

22 11

 1961 1963-1965 

22 12

Greenville County Foundation 

Box Folder

 1956-1957 

23 1

 1958 

23 2

 1959-1960 

23 3

 1961 

23 4

 1963 

23 5

Board of Trustees-Appreciation Certificate 1958-1962 

23 6
Box Folder

Greenville County Museum of Art 1973 

23 7

Greenville County Planning Board 1960 

23 8

Greenville County Registration Committee 1957-1958 

23 9

Greenville Executives Club 1949-1951 

23 10

Greenville General Hospital-Annual Report 1955 

23 11

Greenville General Hospital (Correspondence) 1956-1958 

Box Folder

Folder I June 1957-December 1958 

23 12

Folder II January-May 1957 

24 1
Box Folder

Greenville General Hospital-Membership of the Board of Trustees 1951 

24 2

Greenville General Hospital (Minutes) 1956-1957 

24 3

Greenville General Hospital (Monthly Financial Reports) 1957 

24 4

Greenville General Hospital (Monthly Reports-Allen Bennett Hospital) 1956-1957 

24 5

Greenville General Hospital (Reports) 1956-1957 

24 6

Greenville Government Study Commission 1972 

24 7

Greenville Gun Club 1949-1951 1955 

25 1

Greenville High School-The Nautilus 1927 

25 2

Guest List 

25 3

Guns 1959 

25 4

Gunter, Dorothy H. 1943-1944 

25 5

Gunter, Dorothy Hipp-Charitable Contributions 1961-1962 

25 6

Gunter, Dorothy Hipp-Miscellaneous 1964-1965 

25 7

Harper Smith & Associates 

25 8

Health History 1955-1957 

25 9

Hilton Head 

25 10

Hilton Head House 

25 11

Hilton Head-Islander 1971 

25 12

Hilton Head Property 

Box Folder

 February-June 1958 

25 13

 July-December 1958 

25 14

 1959-1960 

25 15

 1961-1965 

26 1
Box Folder

Hipp, Calhoun (Boyd Calhoun) 1943-1946 

26 2

Hipp Cattle Company 

Box Folder

 1976 

26 3

 1977 

26 4
Box Folder

Hipp Family History-Correspondence (Mrs. Jo Hendrix) 1978-1981 

26 5

Hipp, Francis M.-Selective Service 1944-1945 

26 6

Hipp, Grady 1943 

26 7

Hipp, Mary L.-Miscellaneous 1959 

26 8

Hipp, Mary Ladson 1972 

26 9

Hipp, Mary Looper-Death 1962 

26 10

Hipp, Mr. and Mrs. William Hayne-Green Valley August 23, 1969 

26 11

Hollins Abroad-Betty 1956 

26 12

Hotels 

Box Folder

 1952-1957 

26 13

 1963-1964 

26 14

House and Grounds 

Box Folder

 July 1949-April 1950 

27 1

 May-November 1950 

27 2

 December 1950-December 1954 

27 3

 1955-1956 

27 4

 1957-1961 

27 5

 1963-1965 

27 6
Box Folder

Household Employee Tax Returns 1951-1962 

27 7

Household Employees 

Box Folder

 1963-1965 

27 8

 1966 

27 9

 1967 1969 

28 1

 1976 

28 2

 1977 

28 3

Income-Expense Sheets 

Box Folder

 1959 

28 4

 1960 

28 5

 1963 

28 6

 1964-1965 

28 7

 1979 

28 8
Box Folder

Income Tax Data 1961-1962 

28 9

Income Tax Returns-Dorothy Hipp Gunter 

Box Folder

 1944 

28 10

 1945 

28 11

 1946 

28 12

 1947 

28 13

 1948 

28 14

 1949 

28 15

 1950 

28 16

 1951 

28 17

 1952 

28 18

 1953 

28 19
Box Folder

Receipts and Tax Totals-Dorothy Hipp Gunter 

28 20

Industrial Gas Partnership 1977-1978 

28 21-22

Institute of Life Insurance 1973 

28 23

The Institute of Living 1977 

28 24

Insurance 

Box Folder

 1958-1961 

29 1

 1963-1965 

29 2

Investments 

Box Folder

 1958-1959 

29 3

 1960-1961 

29 4
Box Folder

Investments and Insurance 1947-1957 

29 5

Investments-Davis, William K. 1962-1963 

29 6

Investments-Meadowlawn Lanes 1961-1964 

29 7

Investments-Oil 1962 

29 8

Investments-Real Estate (Transfer) 

29 9

Investments-Various 

Box Folder

 1962-1963 

29 10

 1964 

29 11

 1965 

29 12

 1966 

29 13
Box Folder

The Kappa Alpha Journal March 1965 

29 14

Kappa Alpha Order 

Box Folder

 1948 1955 1958-1961 

29 15

 1963-1965 

29 16

 1969 

30 1

Certificate of Membership May 2, 1932 

30 2

Keowee Club, Ltd. 

Box Folder

 1961-1962 

30 3

 1963-1965 

30 4

 1966 

30 5
Box Folder

King Manufacturing Company 1949-1952 1956-1957 

30 6

Laymen's National Committee (National Bible Week 1958)-1959 1958-1959 

30 7

Legal Matters 1955-1958 

30 8

Linthead Committee 1963-1965 

30 9

Litchfield Coop Villas, Inc. 1961-1962 

30 10

Little Theater Building Drive 1964 

30 11

Londontown 1975-1976 

30 12

Londontown Associates, Ltd. 1977 

30 13

Maybank, Burnet R., Governor-Correspondence 1941 

30 14

Mayfair House 1973 

30 15

James McGinnis 

30 16

Medical 

Box Folder

 1973 

30 17

 1976 

30 18

 1977 

30 19

Medical College Study Group 

Box Folder

 1962-1963 

31 1

 1964-1965 

31 2

Midway Plantation 

Box Folder

 1956-1960 

31 3

 1962-1966 

31 4
Box Folder

Milliken Forestry Company 1973 

31 5

Miscellaneous Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1954-1957 

31 6

 1958 

31 7

 1959 

31 8

 January-May 1960 

31 9

 June-December 1960 

31 10

 1961-1962 

32 1

 1963 

32 2

 1964 

32 3

 December 1964-July 1965 

32 4

 August-December 1965 

32 5

 1966 

33 1

 1976 

33 2

 1977 

33 3
Box Folder

Morningdale Drive Property 1969 

33 4

Nassau 1956 

33 5

National Conference of Christians and Jews 1963 

33 6

National Planning Association (Council) 1961 

33 7

Newberry College 

Box Folder

 1958 

33 8

 1959 

33 9

 1960 

34 1

 1961 

34 2

 1962 

34 3

 1963 

34 4

 1964 

34 5

 1965 

34 6

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award 1978 

34 7

Honorary Degree 1985 

34 8

Newcomen Society in North America 

Box Folder

 1963 

34 9

 1965 

34 10

 1981 

34 11
Box Folder

Newcomen Society of New England 1955 1957-1958 

34 12

News Clippings 

35 1

News-Francis Hipp Wins Chamber Honor 1980-1981 

35 2

Nonami Plantation-Hunting Trip January, 27 1990 

35 3

Oil Investments-Hardy 

Box Folder

 1963 

35 4

 1964 

35 5

 1965 

35 6

 1966 

35 7

Oil Investment-Marathon Oil Company 

Box Folder

 1976 

35 8

 1977 

35 9

Oil Investment-McCombs Hardy 

Box Folder

 1965-1967 

36 1

 1969 

36 2
Box Folder

O. A. Taylor Lease-Oil 

36 3

Our Holes Sanctuary Project Committee 

36 4

Palmetto Business Forum 

Box Folder

 1976 

36 5-6

 1977 

36 7-8
Box Folder

Palmetto Club 1959-1964 

37 1

Piedmont Gun Club 1955-1960 

37 2

Poinsett Club 1948 1956-1963 1965 

37 3

Properties-Hunting Rights 

Box Folder

 1953-1956 

37 4

 1959-1961 

37 5

Properties-Various 

Box Folder

 1958-1960 

37 6

 1961-1965 

37 7

Queen's College 

Box Folder

 1964 

37 8

 1965 

38 1

 1972 

38 2

 1973 

38 3

Resolution of Appreciated April 11 1988 

38 4
Box Folder

Radio Free Europe 1962 

38 5

Rappahannok 

Box Folder

 1976 

38 6

 1977 

38 7
Box Folder

Rice Hope Plantation 1965 

38 8

Rohrer, Hibler, & Replogle 1972 

38 9

Rotary Club of Greenville 1957-1959 

38 10

Royal Society of the Knights of Carrousel 1965 

38 11

Russell [Donald] (Confidential) 1958 

38 12

Safari 1973-1975 

39 1

Salvation Army Advisory Board 1963 

39 2

Schools and Colleges 

Box Folder

 1954-1958 

39 3

 1959 

39 4

 1960 

39 5

 1961 

39 6

 1962-1963 

39 7
Box Folder

South American Trade Development Tour 1960 

39 8

South Carolina Appalachian Council of Govt. 1972 

39 9

South Carolina Foundation of Independent Colleges 

Box Folder

 1957-1959 

39 10

 1960-1961 

39 11

 1962-1964 

39 12

 1965 

40 1

 1972 

40 2

 1973 

40 3

South Carolina National Bank 

Box Folder

 October 1956-February 1957 

40 4

 March-December 1957 

40 5

 1958 

40 6

 January-May 1959 

40 7

 June-September 1959 

40 8

 October-December 1959 

40 9

South Carolina National Bank-Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1960-1961 

41 1

 1962-1963 

41 2

 1964 

41 3

 1965 

41 4

 1968-1969 

41 5

South Carolina National Bank-General 

Box Folder

 1972 

41 6

 1973 

41 7

 1976 

41 8-9

South Carolina National Bank-Investment Committee 

Box Folder

 1972 

42 1

 1973 

42 2
Box Folder

South Carolina National Bank-MGM Committee 

42 3

South Carolina National Bank-State Trust Investment Committee 1973 

42 4

South Carolina National Bank-Reports 

Box Folder

 December 1960-May 1961 

42 5

 June-December 1961 

42 6

 1962 

42 7

 1963 

42 8

 February-December 1964 

43 1

 January-August 1965 

43 2
Box Folder

South Carolina Partnership Fund 1969 

43 3

South Carolina Research Authority-Board of Trustees 

43 4

South Carolina Research and Development Foundation 

43 5

South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce 1959 

43 6

Speech 

Box Folder

Analysts' Meeting, Comments 

43 7

Analysts' Presentation 

43 8

Introductory Remarks, Evening May 19 

43 9

Kuhn Loeb, Proposed Remarks for F. M. Hipp 

43 10

Various 

43 11

Sporting Activities 

Box Folder

 1976 

43 12

 1977 

43 13

Mexico 1977 

43 14
Box Folder

Sprinkler System (Residence) 1955 

43 15

State Development Board 

Box Folder

 1955 

43 16

 1956 

43 17

 1957 

44 1-2

 January-June 1958 

44 3

 July-December 1958 

44 4

 January-May 1959 

44 5

 June-August 1959 

45 1

 September-December 1959 

45 2

 January-April 1961 

45 3

 May-September 1961 

45 4

 October-December 1961 

45 5

 January-August 1962 

46 1

 September-December 1962 

46 2

 January-April 1963 

46 3

 May-December 1963 

46 4

State Development Board-Agenda, Notices, Minutes 

Box Folder

 1959 

46 5

 1961 

46 6

 1962 

46 7

 1963 

46 8
Box Folder

State Development Board-Airplane 1959 

47 1

State Development Board-Appointment as Chairman 1959 

47 2

State Development Board-G. E. [General Electric Plant] 1956-1957 

47 3

State Development Board-Mack Truck Company 1959 

47 4

State Development Board-Newspaper Clippings 1959 

47 5

State Development Board-Personnel 1959 

47 6

State Development Board-South American Trade Development Tour 1960-1961 

47 7

State Trust Investment Committee 1972 

47 8

Stock 

Box Folder

 1975-1976 

47 9

 1977 

47 10

Stock Transfers 

Box Folder

 1960-1965 

47 11

 1966 

47 12

 1968-1969 

47 13
Box Folder

Stock Transfers and Contributions 1959-1960 

47 14

Stucky Property-Fairfield County 1957 

47 15

Sutherland, Asbill, & Brennan 

Box Folder

 1973 

47 16

General 1966 

47 17

Sweet Briar College 

Box Folder

 1972 

47 18

 1973 

47 19
Box Folder

Swimming Pool 1949-1954 

48 1

Szymborski Property-Laurens Rd. 1959-1965 

48 2

Tax Information-1957 Returns 1957-1958 

48 3

Taxes 

Box Folder

 1960 

48 4

 1961-1962 

48 5

 1963 

48 6

 1964-1966 

49 1

 1969-1970 

49 2

 1977 

49 3-5

Taxes, Expenses-A. Andersen 

Box Folder

 1960 

49 6

 1963 

49 7

Taxes-Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan 

Box Folder

 1960-1961 

49 8

 1962 

49 9

 1963 

50 1

 1964-1966 

50 2
Box Folder

Herman N. Hipp, President TLC 1977 

50 3

TLC Stock 

Box Folder

 1976 

50 4

 1977 

50 5
Box Folder

The Right Honourable Gentlemen 1965 

50 6

33 West Avondale Drive 

50 7

Timber Property (Pending) 1955-1956 

50 8

Travel Voucher 1977 

50 9

Trusts-Dorothy Hipp Gunter 

Box Folder

 1965 

50 10

 1966 

50 11

 1969 

50 12

Trusts-Herman N. Hipp 

Box Folder

 1965 

50 13

 1966 

50 14

 1969 

51 1

Trusts-WHH, JBH, MJH 

Box Folder

 1964-1965 

51 2

 1969 

51 3

Umbria Plantation 

Box Folder

 1954-1956 

51 4

 1957-1961 

51 5

United Fidelity Life Insurance Company 

Box Folder

Advantages to United Fidelity 

51 6

Annual Profit Plan 1977 

51 7

Annual Report 1976 

51 8

Biographical Data of Presidents, Vice Presidents, etc. 

51 9

Correspondence about Acquisition 

51 10

Financial and Operating Statement June 30, 1977 

51 11

News Releases 

51 12

Preliminary Appraisal of Value of Stock 1976 

51 13

United Fund of Greenville County 

Box Folder

 1958-1959 

51 14

 1961 

51 15

United Student Aid Fund 

Box Folder

 1962 

51 16

 1963-1965 

51 17

University of South Carolina 

Box Folder

 1964 

52 1

 1965 

52 2

 1972 

52 3

 1973 

52 4-5

University of South Carolina Advisory Council 

Box Folder

 1958 

52 6

 1960-1963 

52 7
Box Folder

University of South Carolina-Award to Francis M. Hipp for his work as member of Steering Committee March 19, 1985 

52 8

University of South Carolina-College of Business Administration 

Box Folder

Building Dedication 1986 

52 9

Crucial Catalyst in BA's Growth, Francis Hipp 

52 10
Box Folder

University of South Carolina-Partnership Foundation 

52 11

University of South Carolina-Partnership Fund 

Box Folder

 1972 

52 12

 1973 

52 13
Box Folder

University of South Carolina-Portrait of Jonathan Maxcy, First President of South Carolina College 1805-1820 

52 14

Virgin Islands Sailing Trip 1958-1959 

52 15

Wall, Patterson, McGrew, & Richards, Inc. 

52 16

W. Frank Hipp Chair of Insurance-Newberry College 1977-1978 

52 17

Wedding Plans-Betty [Mary Elizabeth Hipp] 1959 

53 1

Wedding Plans-Mary Jane Hipp and Charles Brock Wedding June 17, 1978 

53 2

Wedding Plans-Reid-Hipp 1963 

53 3-4

Wedding Plans-Reid-Hipp-Invitation List 1963 

53 5

Wenwood Investment 1967 1969 

53 6

Who's Who in America 1955-1958 

54 1

Winchendon School Board of Trustees 1964 

54 2

Winchendon School-Board of Trustees 1965 

54 3

William K. Davis 

54 4

Writer Copies 1977 

54 5-6

YMCA 

Box Folder

 1958-1959 

54 7

 1963-1964 

54 8
Box Folder

YMCA Capital Funds Campaign 1962 

54 9

Cash Books 

55 1

Cash Books 

55 2

Cash Books 

55 3

Personal Series, Oversize 

Box Folder

American Red Cross-Red Cross Fund Campaign 1951 

II 4

American Red Cross-Service in the Southeast Area 1949 

II 4

B and H Drilling Co.-Map-Lexington, Kentucky Well Location 

II 4

Boats-Blueprint (sailboat) 1954 

II 4

Business Development Corporation-Organization Chart 

II 4
Folder

Carolina Pipeline Corporation-Map-Proposed Facilities 

II

Carolina Pipeline Corporation-Map-Proposed Expansion of Transmission Facilities (SC) 1958 

II
Box Folder

Carolina Pipeline Company: Thirteen Month Financial Comparison 1960 

II 4

Carolina Pipeline Company: Consolidated Equity Statement 1963 

II 4

Carolina Pipeline Company: Consolidated Income Statement 1963 

II 4

Charlotte News Publishing Co. 

Box Folder

Balance Sheet 1951 

II 4

Balance Sheet 1952 

II 4

Balance Sheet 1954-1956 

II 4
Folder

Year End Report 1956 

II
Oversize_folder

Contributions-Campaign for the 48 States (concerning federal debt) 

II

Davis, William K. 

Folder

Map-Whistle Creek Project (Sioux County, Nebraska) 1968 

II

Map-Rocky Mountain Region (petroleum) 1961 

II
Box Folder

Map-Lease Block (Sioux County, Nebraska) 

II 4
Folder

Bonny Hall Plantation-Map-Parkers and Bonny Hall Plantation (SC) 1944 

II

DOB Oil Properties-Stratographic Cross Section 1963 

II

Ducks Unlimited 

Box Folder

Vol. XXI 1958 

II 5

Vol. XXIII 1960 

II 5

Vol. XXV 1962 

II 5

Pamphlet: "Keep 'em flying" 1958 

II 5
Box Folder

Green Valley Country Club-Financial Statements 1965 

II 5

Greenville County Foundation 

Box Folder

Eighth Annual Meeting 1957 

II 5

Foundations in USA and Canada 1957 

II 5

Hilton Head Property- 

Box Folder

Blueprint-Sea Pines Subdivision 1957 

II 5

Blueprint-Proposed Road and Walkway 1958 

II 5
Folder

Plans-Sea Pines Golf Course 

II

Blueprint-Tidal Levels 

II

Plat-Lagoon Roads Section 1959 

II
Box Folder

Blueprint-Proposed Hipp Residence 1960 

II 5
Oversize_folder

Sea Pines Lots-Map-Beach/Lagoon/Lots/Sand Dunes 1959 

II

Sea Pines Lots-Map-Beach Lagoon/Golf Course/Sea Pines Plantation 1961 

II
Box Folder

Hotels-Map-Sea Island, Georgia 

II 5
Folder

House and Grounds-Blueprints of Property and Kitchen 

III
Box Folder

Income Expense Sheets-Spreadsheets 1963-1969, 1979 

II 6

Investments-Meadowlawn Lanes-Financial Statements 1961 

III 1
Folder

Keowee Club Ltd.-Deck Plans 

III

Keowee Club Ltd. - Lot Layout 

III

Keowee Club Ltd. - Lot No. 14 

III

Oil Investment-McCombs/Hardy-Map-Wilmington Field (Union County, Arkansas) 

III

Property-Hunting Rights-Maps-Cherokee Plantation 

III

Property-Various-Map-Surety Mortgage Group 

III

Property-Various-Map-North Santee River, 1500 acres 

III

State Development 

Box Folder

Advertising Recommendation 1956-1957 

III 1

Budget 1956-1959 

III 1

Wall Street Journal Ad 1958 

III 1
Folder

Map-SC Raw Materials for Glass Manufacturing 1959 

IV

Map-Irmo Quadrangle 1958 

IV
Box Folder

Budget Rough Draft 1953-1960 

III 1

Meeting at Wampee Assembly Room 1961 

III 1

Pamphlet- Where Money Grows on Trees 1961 

III 1

USC Business and Economic review 1961 

III 1

SC State Development News 1962 

III 1

Mineral Industry Surveys 1962 

Box Folder

Map-USC Long Range Development Plans 1961 

III 1

Budget Sheet 1960-1961 

III 1

South Carolina Story: How an Executive Chooses a South Carolina Plant Site 

III 1
Folder

Stuckey Property-Map-Stuckey Tract 1957 

IV

Swimming Pool-Blueprint-Swimming Pool 1949-1954 

IV
Box Folder

Taxes-Liberty Life Stock (children) toss? 

III 2

Taxes-Progress Statements 1940-1959 

III 2
Folder

Trusts-Umbria Plant Rice Field Water Control 1955 

IV
Oversize_folder

Umbria Plantation-Berkley County SC 1951 

IV
Box Folder

University of SC-Newsletter- Perspective 1964 

III 2

W. Frank Hipp-Newsletter-Newberry College Dimensions 1977 

III 2

Wedding Plans-Wedding Blank-Greenville News 1963 

III 2

Winchendon School-Newsletter-Progress 1964 

III 2

Winchendon School flyer 1964 

III 2
Folder

Winchendon School-Blueprint-Dormitory 1965 

IV
Box Folder

Title: Druid Hills property, Greenville, South Carolina 

III 2

Oil Investments: Core Analysis, Union County, Arkansas 

III 2

Litchfield Coop Villas-blueprints 

III 2
Folder

Litchfield Villas site plan 

IV
Box Folder

Newberry College, Accountant's Reports 1958-1964   11

III 3

Newberry College, Accountant's Reports [for the] Consolidated Endowment Fund of Newberry College 1958-1964 

III 4

Queens College, balance sheets and investment portfolios 1958-1965   9

III 5

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 Record Group 2 Record Group 2: Southeastern Life Insurance Company Records 1905-1983  (Bulk, 1910-1942)   20.8 cubic feet including 26 volumes, 99 oversize volumes, an oversize charter, and an oversize photograph and negative.

Corporate History

Southeastern Life Insurance Company was chartered November 3, 1905 with offices at 47 Morgan Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina. At the first Stockholder's meeting L.E. Carrington, J.B. Cleveland, Elliott Estes, Sr., W.S. Montgomery, J.A. Law, S.J. Simpson, Aug W. Smith, A.H. Twichell, A.L. White, and Giles W. Wilson were elected to the Board of Directors. Elliott Estes was elected company President and Giles W. Wilson Secretary/ Treasurer. Their salaries were $4,000 and $2,000 respectively. The first policy was issued to John Adger Law, for $5,000, on December 15. By year's end, 1906, insurance in force was $1,268,175. The first death claim, for $10,000, was received in October, 1907.

The company operated quite successfully through the next decade including World War I by means of a dynamic sales force and wise financial management despite distracting changes in leadership and losses from death claims due to influenza rather than from war casualties. In 1910, the decision was made to move the company's headquarters to Greenville, SC. There, construction of The Southeastern Building, at the corner of Main and Broad Streets, began in 1914 and was completed in 1915. In 1919, a former Southeastern agent by the name of W. Frank Hipp established The Liberty Life Insurance Company. Southeastern and Liberty, each to have a dramatic effect on the other in later years, were thus in competition for the same business from the citizens of Greenville.

A majority of Southeastern stock was purchased by a Louisville, KY company in 1929, and guaranteed by a Nashville, TN company which later failed. Control of Southeastern was subsequently purchased by the Southeastern Corporation of Greenville in 1930. By 1931, Southeastern entered into a repurchase agreement with Liberty Life because of rising loans and bonds. Again, leadership changes came about as a result of certain financial situations, and W. Frank Hipp, already President of Liberty Life, was elected President of Southeastern. The two companies remained separate, but with single leadership, for yet another ten years until 1941.

On October 30, 1941, at a Board of Directors meeting, the idea of consolidating Southeastern and Liberty was presented by President Hipp and referred to the Executive Committee for study. At the November 7th Executive Committee meeting it was proposed that "the Southeastern and Liberty Life Companies enter into an agreement to reinsure the Ordinary and Industrial business of The Liberty Life Insurance Company." Included was a motion to change the corporate name of Southeastern Life Insurance Company to Liberty Life Insurance Company. On November 11, the report of the Executive Committee was approved. On the 25th, the Reinsurance Agreement by and between Southeastern and Liberty was read and approved, and it was resolved that the charter be amended by changing the corporate name to Liberty Life Insurance Company. A suggestion that the Independence Insurance Company amend its charter to change the name of the corporation to Southeastern, after January 1, 1941, was also approved. On December 11, the Finance Committee authorized purchase of the Liberty Life Building, opposite the Greenville County Court House, from Independence for $250,000. At a special meeting of Southeastern Stockholders, December 30, the following was adopted: "Be it resolved that the charter of this corporation be amended by changing the corporate name to Liberty Life Insurance Company." On January 1, 1942, the history of Southeastern Life Insurance Company and The Liberty Life Insurance Company became the prologue to the history of Liberty Life Insurance Company, Greenville, South Carolina.

Southeastern Life Insurance Company remained viable, if semi-impotent, until 1968 when dissolution procedures were initiated, and was finally dissolved in 1971.

Scope and Contents

The Southeastern Life Insurance Company Records span the time period of 1905 to 1983. The bulk of the material dates from 1910 to 1942. There are 153 folders of material in seven document boxes, 26 volumes in three record center boxes and one ½ document box, 99 oversize volumes (88 volumes are in 10 oversize boxes), and an oversize charter. They consist of by-laws, a charter, correspondence, contracts, employee and training manuals, memos, personal papers, policy specimens, rate books, reinsurance agreements, reports, tax returns and other tax information, and other material; and oversize material in the form of agent/agency registers, annual statements, cash books, journals, ledgers, a photograph with negative, policy registers, trial balance books, and stock certificates. Included in this record group are such documents as Agent Contracts, Dissolution papers, Group Insurance, Liberty Life Merger papers, Policies and policy samples, Reconstruction Finance Corporation papers, Repurchase Agreements, various State Insurance Department papers, and State Tax Returns. These records are a valuable source of information for charting the development and related history of the insurance industry in twentieth-century South Carolina.

Reinsurance Agreements account for a majority of the non-volume records in this record group. They document Southeastern's management strategies through agreements entered into and contracts made with various reinsurance companies to spread the risk of potential insurance loss. Southeastern contracted or made agreements with twenty-six separate companies for reinsurance, doing so several times with many. These records document Southeastern's reinsurance activities from 1907 to 1936. They also include documentation on the amount of reinsurance paid from 1925 to 1950. By definition, reinsurance is "the transaction whereby the insurer, for a consideration, agrees to indemnify the ceding company (the reinsured) against all or part of the loss which the latter may sustain under the policy or policies which it has issued." In other words, reinsurance is a form of insurance that insurance companies purchase from other insurance companies and is done to reduce the possible maximum loss on either an individual risk or a group of risks.

The bulk of the collection, however, is made up of financial volumes of various types (Annual Statements, Cash Books, Journals, Disbursement Ledgers, Stock Certificate Books, and Trial Balance Books), with most of the volumes dating between 1906 and 1950. These volumes document the company's financial transactions, often on a monthly basis. They are important for understanding Southeastern's growth and development, especially for the period between its founding in 1905 to its consolidation with the Liberty Life Insurance Company in 1941.

Other records vital for a better understanding of Southeastern's business activities over the years, both in-house and out, are represented by Contracts with general agents, including W. Frank Hipp, 1905-1934; Southeast and South Carolina State Tax Returns, 1927-1936; intercession of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation during the Depression years, 1932-1933; and Insurance Department conditions for Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and West Virginia, 1925-1964.

Important records documenting the company's insurance products are embodied in the pioneering issuance of Group Insurance for workers of the Alice, Easley, and Franklin Mills, 1916; Policies issued covering the lives of private individuals as well as early presidents of Southeastern Life, 1912-1925; and samples of specimen policies for the same dates. Also included is a facsimile of the first policy the company issued to John Adger Law on December 15, 1905 for $5,000.

Records particular to Southeastern and its special, inseparable connection with Liberty Life Insurance Company are the Repurchase Agreements of 1931-1935; the Merger of 1941; and Southeastern's Dissolution, 1968-1971.

Included with this record group are two letters whose content are not especially important but are quite unique as objects because they were typed on cloth stationary. The letters were typed on cloth for two reasons, according to captions at the bottom of each: to celebrate Southeastern's Silver Anniversary, 1905-1930, and interestingly enough, to help the textile situation during the Depression.

Other major correspondents with these records include the Alice, Easley, and Franklin Cotton Mills; Atlantic, Florida, Home Fund, International, Inter-Southern, Jefferson Standard, Kentucky Home, Liberty, Lincoln National, Metropolitan, Missouri State, Pittsburgh, and Southwestern Life Insurance Companies; the Cologne and Mercury Reinsurance, and North American Reassurance Companies; the Southern Surety Company; and such individuals as Charles W. Estes, C.B. Flesher, Walter F. Going, W. Frank Hipp, William E. Holbrook, Joseph C. Long, M.H. Mullins, L.M. Rice, and W.G. Southern.

The oversize items include 99 financial volumes, a 1983 copy of Southeastern's charter (the original is filed in the South Carolina Department of Archives and History), and a photograph of the Southeastern Life Building, which was located at South Main at Broad Street in Greenville, South Carolina, with a negative of the same.

Related Material

Related material can be found in the following record groups: RG1 Francis M. Hipp Papers, RG3.1 Liberty Life Insurance Company Legal Department Records, RG3.2 Liberty Life Insurance Company Pre-Corporation Records, RG5 Boyd Calhoun Hipp Papers, RG6 Herman N. Hipp Papers, RG8.3 Communications Department Publications, and RG11.1 The Liberty Corporation Historical Research Material.

Papers 

Box Folder

Administrative Procedures Manual-General Agents no date 

1 1

Admission to Georgia 

Box Folder

Legal Department File 1964 

1 2

Florida Example, Legal Department 1964 

1 3
Box Folder

Advertising 1941 

1 4

Agency Contracts, General Agents & Agents Legal Department File 1964-1965 

1 5

Agent & Employee Bonds 1924-1935 

1 6

Agents Study Courses 

Box Folder

I & II no date 

1 7

III & IV no date 

1 8

V & VI no date 

1 9
Box Folder

Agreement for Purchase & Sale of Capital Stock, Legal Department File 1964 

1 10

Alabama Insurance Department 1928-1934 

1 11

American Life Convention 1938-1942 

1 12

Annual Statements 

Box Folder

 1923-1929 

1 13

 1930-1933 

1 14

 1938-1940 

1 15

Annual Statements to Insurance Department 

Box Folder

With work papers 1906 

1 16

With work papers 1907 

1 17

With work papers 1908 

1 18

With work papers 1909 

1 19

With work papers 1910-1912 

1 20

With work papers 1915-1917 

1 21

 1919 1929 1933 

1 22
Box Folder

Articles of Amendment, Legal Department File 1960 & 1964-1965 

1 23

Audited Financial Statements December 31, 1965 June 30, 1966 and December 31, 1966 December 31, 1967 

1 24

Blank Insurance Department Forms circa 1906 

1 25

Board of Directors 

Box Folder

 1938-1939 

1 26

 1940-1941 & 1966 

1 27

By-Laws 

Box Folder

 1925 & 1930 

1 28

 1964 

2 29

Chamber of Commerce/Liberty Building 

Box Folder

 1924 

2 30

 1925-1929 

2 31
Box Folder

Cloth Stationary 1930 

2 32

Conservation Work Analysis 1934 

2 33

Contracts 

Box Folder

Going, W.F., General Agent, Going Life Agency 1932-1934 

2 34

Estes, C.W., General Agent 1905-1916 

2 35

Hipp, W.F., General Agent 1915-1917 

2 36

Holbrook, W.E., and C.B. Flesher, General Agents 1910-1916 

2 37

Long, J.C., General Agent, Long Life Agency 1925-1934 

2 38

Mullins, M.H., Agent 1916-1920 

2 39

Rice, L.M., Special Agent 1912-1915 

2 40

Correspondence 

Box Folder

Hipp, W.F., President 1934 

2 41

Hipp, W.F., Special Matters 1931-1933 1939 &1941 

2 42

Lincoln National Life, Fort Wayne, IN 1933-1936 

2 43

Long, J.C. 1933-1934 

2 44

Southern, W.G., Vice-President 1930 

2 45
Box Folder

Debit Numbers-Prior to 1941 

2 46

Dissolution of Southeastern Life 1968-1971 

2 47

First-Year Business 1906 

2 48

Finance Committee 1931-1941 

2 49

Financial Statements & Reports to the Stockholders 

Box Folder

 1923-1929 

2 50

 1930-1936 

2 51

 1937-1942 

2 52

 1965-1967 

3 53
Box Folder

General Agent's Contract, Legal Department Revisions 1964-1966 

3 54

General Agent's Manual c.1929 

3 55

Group Insurance-Alice, Easley, and Franklin Cotton Mills 1916 

3 56

History to Present Status December 1, 1940 

3 57

Index Department 

Box Folder

Manual 1940 

3 58

Memorandums, Liberty Life Letterhead 1950 1952 1957 

3 59

Membership Insurance Bureau (M.I.B.) Filing & Searching Manuals 1941 & 1953 

3 60

Procedure Manuals 1942 & 1962 

3 61
Box Folder

Insurance Policy, John Adger Law, facsimile 1905 

3 62

Legal Department 1942-1968 

3 63

Manual for Home Office Employees 1926 

3 64

Medical Department, North American Reassurance Company Ratings Manual 1939 

3 65

Memos & Directives 

Box Folder

 1933-1936 

3 66

 1937-1939 

3 67

 1940-1941 

3 68
Box Folder

Merger with Liberty Life, Southeastern becomes Liberty 1941 

3 69

Miscellaneous 1925 1968 

3 70

Mississippi Insurance Department 

Box Folder

 1925-1942 

3 71

Tax Law 1932 

3 72

Officers & Employees 

Box Folder

 1928-1938 

3 73

Scales, Robert R., Jr. 1944 

3 74

Policies, Insurance 

Box Folder

DuPre, A. Mason 1915-1949 

3 75

Hunley, T.C. 1915-1918 

3 76

Policy Forms 1937-1940 

Box
3
Folder
77
Box Folder

Correspondence, Legal Department File 1964-1965 

3 78

Envelope, Charles Madden Lockwood #14218 1919 

3 79

Policy on the Life of the President 1912 & 1925 

3 80

Rate Books 

Box Folder

 1915 1920 1924 

3 81

 1926 1926 revised 1927 1931 

3 82

 1927 1932 1933-1935 1935 

3 83

 1935-1939 1936 1938 

3 84

 1940-1941 

3 85

 1943 

3 86

 1964, July, revised September 1964 

3 87

 1967 

3 88

Information 1923-1924, no date 

3 89

Revisions 1964-1967 

3 90
Box Folder

Real Estate, Old Southeastern Life Building 1915-1945 

3 91

Reconstruction Finance Corporation 1932-1933 

3 92

Reinsurance Agreements 

Box Folder

American Central Life 1920 & 1925 

3 93

American Life 1923 & 1928 

3 94

Atlantic Life 1923-1924 1926 1928 1933 

3 95

Carolina Life, Addendum # 1 & #2 1927 & 1933 

3 96

Cologne Reinsurance Company 1913-1916 

3 97

Commercial Life & Casualty Company 1912 

3 98

Florida Life 1911-1915 

3 99

Greensboro Life 1910 

3 100

Home Fund Life 1912-1915 

3 101

International Life 1924-1927 

3 102

Inter-Southern Life 1924 & 1926-1929 

3 103

Jefferson Standard Life 

Box Folder

 1912 1914-1915 & 1923 

3 104

 1924-1926 & 1933 

3 105
Box Folder

Kentucky Home Life 1932-1933 

3 106

Liberty Life 1923 1925 1932 

3 107

Lincoln National Life 

Box Folder

 1919 & 1921 

3 108

 1924-1927 

3 109

 1928-1929 

3 110

 1930-1931 

3 111

 1932-1934 & 1936 

3 112

Mercury Reinsurance Company 

Box Folder

 1916-1917 

3 113

 1918-1919 

3 114

Metropolitan Life 1910 

Box
3
Folder
115
Box Folder

Addendum #1 1919-1920 

3 116

Addendum #3 1924 & 1927 

3 117

Addendum #5 1932-1933 & 1938 

3 118

Missouri State Life 1932-1933 

3 119

North American Reassurance Company 

Box Folder

 1929 1932 1934 

3 120

 1936 

3 121
Box Folder

Pilot Life 1926 

3 122

Pittsburgh Life 1917 & 1927 

3 123

Security Life & Annuity Company 1911 

3 124

Southern Surety Company 1922-1923 1925 & 1927 

3 125

Southeastern Life 1935 

3 126

Southwestern 1918 & 1933 

3 127

Volunteer State Life 1933 

3 128

Washington Life 1907 

3 129

Report on Examination 

Box Folder

 1928-1930 

3 130

 1930-1932 

3 131

With related correspondence 1933-1936 

3 132

 1936-1939 

3 133

 December 31, 1959 

3 134

 December 31, 1965 

3 135

Repurchase Agreement, Liberty Life 

Box Folder

Part 1 1931-1933 

3 136

Part 2 1934-1935 

3 137
Box Folder

Service Agreement, Liberty Life 1964 

3 138

Southern Life & Trust Company, Greensboro, NC 1910 

3 139

State Tax Returns 

Box Folder

 February, 1927 

3 140

 February, 1928 

3 141

 January, 1929 

3 142

 January, 1930 

3 143

 June, 1930 

3 144

 February, 1931 

3 145

 February, 1932 

3 146

 February, 1933 

3 147

 February, 1934 

3 148

 February, 1936 

3 149
Box Folder

Stockholders & Stock Sales, History & Status 1939-1940 

3 150

Tennessee Insurance Department 1929-1933 

3 151

Twentieth Anniversary 1925 

3 152

West Virginia Insurance Department 1929-1936 

3 153

Volumes 

Cash Books 

Box

 October 1, 1917-January 21, 1921 

1

 January 1, 1924-January 1, 1926 

1

 January 1, 1926-September 1, 1927 

1

 October 1, 1929-January 1, 1931 

1

Journals 

Box Volume

 October 1, 1917-January 1, 1919 

1 1

 January 1, 1919-March 1, 1920 

1 2

 March 1, 1920-October 1, 1921 

1 3

 October 1, 1921-December 1, 1922 

1 4

 December 1, 1922-January 1, 1924 

1 5

 January 1, 1924-January 1, 1925 

2 6

 January 1, 1925-January 1, 1926 

2 7

 January 1, 1926-December 1, 1926 

2 8

 December 1, 1926-August 30, 1927 

2 9

 August 30, 1927-April 1, 1928 

2 10

 April 1, 1928-December 1, 1928 

2 11

 December 1, 1928-August 1, 1929 

2 12

 August 1, 1929-March 31, 1930 

2 13

 March 31, 1930-November 22, 1930 

2 14

 November 22, 1930-January 1, 1931 

2 15

Journal and Ledger-Industrial Account 1939-1941 

3

Policy Book 1931-1935 

3

Policy Book 1935-1936 

3

Policy Book 1943-1944 

3

Reinsurance Paid 1925-1950 

4

Rent/Salary Book 1936-1942 

4

Trial Balance December 1906-January 1918 

4

Photograph 

One large photograph of the Southeastern Life Insurance Building, South Main and Broad Streets, Greenville, South Carolina, with negative circa 1915 

Oversize Ledgers 

Oversize_box

Agents/Agency Register 1910-1923 

1

Annual Statements 1905-1914   17 volumes

2

Annual Statements 1915-1922   17 volumes

3

Annual Statements 1923-1932   15 volumes

4

Annual Statements 1933-1939   16 volumes

5

Annual Statements 1956-1968   13 volumes

6

Disbursement Ledger October 25, 1934-January 23, 1936 

7

Disbursement Ledger April 2, 1937-January 30, 1938 

7

Disbursement Ledger February 15, 1938-September 30, 1939 

7

Disbursement Ledger October 7, 1939-August 30, 1941 

8

Disbursement Ledger August 1939-December 1941 

8

Policy register #49950-74449 c.1930-1939 

9

Trial Balance December 1906-December 1940 

10

Trial Balance January 1941-December 1954 

10

Trial Balance May 1942-March 1956 

10
Volume

Cash Book/Journal April 1910-July 1914 

1

Cash Book August 1914-December 1916   missing pages 381, 392, 499, 501-506, 639

2

Cash Book/Journal December 1916-September 1917 

3

Check Record, Southeastern Life Insurance Company; Dividend Account, Liberty Life Insurance Company May 18, 1942-March 29, 1948 January 1942-December 1943 

4

General Journal January 1931-December 1936 

5

General Journal January 1937-December 1941 

6

General Journal, Liberty Life Insurance Company; General Journal, Southeastern Life Insurance Company January-April 1942 April 14, 1942-December 1945 

7

General Journal, Southeastern Life Insurance Company; General Journal, Liberty Life Insurance Company; General Journal, The Southeastern Life Insurance Company January 1946-March 14, 1946 March 14, 1946-February 1948 June 1942-February 1948 

8

Stock certificate book 1-500 [498] 

9

Stock certificate book 499-1000 [1000 void] 

10

Stock certificate book 1001-1100 

11

Charter 

Photostatic copy of November 3, 1905 Charter of the Southeastern Life Insurance Company held at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History; certified as a true copy by Alexia J. Helsley, Supervisor, Reference and Research January 26, 1983 

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 Record Group 3.1 Record Group 3.1: Liberty Life Insurance Company Legal Department Records 1912-1981   11.75 cubic feet including oversize items and photographs.

Agency History

The development of the Legal Department is an outgrowth of the office of the in-house attorney, or general counsel. Wyatt Aiken (ca. 1930-1933) was the first person to hold this position. In June 1931, Robert R. Scales, Jr. joined the management team of The Liberty Life Insurance Company, and his career (1931-1977) is a barometer of the ever-increasing importance of the Legal Department in Liberty's operations. His correspondence and working papers are prominent throughout this record sub-group. By the early 1950's, attorneys G. H. Cleveland and John W. Lindsay had joined Scales at Liberty Life. R. E. McDonald, Vice-President for Claims, was also involved in legal decision making. In 1971, legal services from all subsidiaries under the direction of David W. Robinson II. In 1975, R. Glenn Hilliard succeeded Robinson as department chief with the title of Legal Vice-President and Secretary. After Hilliard became president of Liberty Life Insurance Company in 1981, Martha G. Williams was named to head the Legal Department.

Scope and Content

The Legal Department not only provided services in settling disputed claims but also gave counsel and advice for a broad spectrum of corporate management. Such activities as the acquisition and sale of subsidiaries, personnel problems, the creation of pension plans, income tax matters, and negotiations with state and federal governmental agencies were all in the purview of the Legal Department. These files contain information on competitor insurance companies and portray the difficulties in obtaining radio and TV station licenses. Particularly interesting are the early records, which help document the careers of W. Frank Hipp, Henry Vogel, and G. Richard Shafto.

As a note of caution, the eight different Surety Series present a potentially confusing situation to researcher, as the word "Surety" was used as a catch-all to name various Hipp family-controlled satellite corporations. Doyle Bogg's The Liberty Spirit: History of The Liberty Corporation (1986) deals with the origins of Surety (see especially p. 41). A separate reference file entitled "Surety" exists in RG 11.4, The Liberty Corporation Archives.

Arrangement

The arrangement of this collection is by record series according to the specific corporation. Within each series, the records are organized in an alphabetical subject file.

Provenance

These records were transferred to The Liberty Corporation Archives from the Legal Department in 1982 and 1983. This collection is comprised to accessions 82-53, 82-55, and 83-22.

Processing Information

Susan Hult processed these records in 1985. The material was accessioned by Special Collections as accession 94-54. Kristina Cathcart reboxed the records in 1999. This register was drafted by Joey Keaton in 1986 and revised by Bryan F. McKown in 1987 and James Cross in 2000.

Series 1: The Broadcasting Company of the South 1940-1970   0.4 cubic feet

Description

This series contains correspondence, memoranda, and financial summaries. In August 1950, The Broadcasting Company of the South was created to manage Hipp family-owned radio (and later, television) operations. Its predecessor firm was Surety Broadcasting Company; its successor firm, created in 1965, was Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation. Among the correspondents in this series are Charles A. Batson, John W. Lindsay, J. Dudley Saumenig, and G. Richard Shafto.

Box Folder

Dissolution of Carolinas' Television Corporation 1959 

1 1.1

FCC, Applications Exhibits 1952 

1 1.2

General File 1952-1970 

1 1.3

Group Insurance 1957-1960 

1 1.4

Insurance-8-60 

1 1.5

Inter-Office, Correspondence-9 

1 1.6

Merger of WIS-TV and BCS 1957 

1 1.7

Profit Sharing Plan 1961 

1 1.8

Profit Sharing Plan 1963 

1 1.9

Sale of Stock: Forms, Letters, and Resolutions 1952 

1 1.1

Sale to the Spartan Radiocasting Company 1951-1954 

1 1.11

Skalowski Lease 1942-1948 

1 1.12

South Carolina Tax Return 1952 

1 1.13

Spartanburg Advertising Company 1940-1961 

1 1.14

Surety Broadcasting Company 1954 

1 1.15

Transfer of Duties 1960 

1 1.16

WSFA-TV, Montgomery, Alabama; Appraisal of Assets, Alabama Sales and Tax Laws; Correspondence of Ball and Ball 1959 

1 1.17

Series 2: Carolinas' Television Corporation 1951-1959   0.5 cubic feet

Description

This series documents the application for the construction of WIST-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina and the minutes of stockholders’ meetings, memoranda to stockholders, biographical information about stockholders, financial statements, and tax reports.

Application for Construction Permit for T. V. Station, Channel 9, Charlotte, North Carolina 

Box Folder

 1953 

2 2.1

 1954 

2 2.2

 1955-1958 

2 2.3
Box Folder

Dow, Lohnes, and Albertson, General Correspondence 1954-1958 

2 2.4

Financial Statements 1953-1957 

2 2.5

Franchise Tax, North Carolina 1953-1959 

2 2.6

Independence Boulevard Studio Site 1955-1957 

2 2.7

Minutes of Meetings 1953-1958 

2 2.8

Reinsurance 1955 

2 2.9

Seay, Temple W. 1951 

2 2.1

Stockholders, Biographical Information 1953 

2 2.11

Stockholders, General 1953-1959 

2 2.12

WIS, Inter-Office Correspondence 1959 

2 2.13

WIST, Site Agreement 1952-1957 

2 2.14

Series 3: Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation 1968   0.1 cubic feet

Description

This series consists of correspondence and financial reports. Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation was established in 1965 as the successor firm of The Broadcasting Company of the South. This small but important series documents the reorganization of The Liberty Corporation in 1968 through its acquisition of Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation and Surety Investment Company. Much of the material in this series originated from the Washington, D.C. law firm of Dow, Lohnes, and Anderson.

Box Folder

Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation, FCC Transfer Application 1968 

3 3.1

Series 4: Hollyridge Development Company 1958-1962   0.05 cubic feet

Description

This series holds the minutes of a special meeting of the stockholders to consider an alternative method of restructuring the firm

Box Folder

Hollyridge Development Company, General 1958-1962 

3 4.1

Series 5: Independence Insurance Company 1915-1961   0.7 cubic feet

Description

This series consists of board minutes, correspondence, legal briefs, and samples of insurance policies. It documents the records of many court cases, including a suit against The Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company of Florida. Correspondents in this series include William F. Anderson, S.W. Crews, William F. Evans, and W. Frank Hipp.

Corporate History

Founded by W. Frank Hipp and chartered in 1930, Independence Insurance Company immediately reinsured the sickness and accident business of The Liberty Life and thereby assumed those lines of insurance. Additionally, Independence also sold industrial life insurance targeted to a low-income, primarily African-American, clientele. From December 1931 until January 1942, Independence also owned the Chamber of Commerce Building (also known as the Insurance Building) in downtown Greenville. In December 1938, Independence sold all of its life insurance business to Southeastern Life Insurance Company. In 1956, Independence became a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Surety Life Insurance Company, another Hipp-family controlled enterprise. As part of the reorganization of the various Surety companies, Independence changed its name to The Surety Insurance Company in December 1961.

Box Folder

Abercrombie, Ella 1915-1936 

3 5.1

Alston, Sarah 1922-1938 

3 5.2

Bright, Emma 1930-1934 

3 5.3

Campbell, Alvin N. 1936 

3 5.4

Civil Court Cases, Florence, South Carolina 1934 

3 5.5

Clinkscale, Olive 1920-1935 

3 5.6

Colvin, John G. 1932-1935 

3 5.7

County Debit Lists 1933-1934 

3 5.8

Cunningham, Dors 1927-1943 

3 5.9

Cunningham, Golias 1930-1936 

3 5.1

Deal, Sallie 1920-1936 

3 5.11

Dixon, James 1916-1934 

3 5.12

Formation of Insurance Association in Charleston, South Carolina 1930 

3 5.13

Glevens, Julius 1935 

3 5.14

Green, John 1916-1934 

3 5.15

Hart, Violet 1934 

3 5.16

Hayes, Rhody 1937 

3 5.17

Hennigan, Claretta Johnson 1921-1934 

3 5.18

Hicks, Augustus 1922-1935 

3 5.19

Hull, Janie 1931-1935 

3 5.2

Hunter, William 1930-1937 

3 5.21

Insurance Department Examination 1954 & 1961 

4 5.22

Johnson, Edward 1930-1933 

4 5.23

Johnson, George 1930-1935 

4 5.24

Lee, Francis 1922-1936 

4 5.25

Lee, Hattie Mae 1922-1936 

4 5.26

Lee, James R. 1924-1936 

4 5.27

Life, Sick, and Accident Policies 1930-1938 

4 5.28

Lynn, Armeta 1931-1938 

4 5.29

Miscellaneous, By-Laws and Minutes of Meetings 1930-1961 

4 5.3

Morrison, Joseph 1934-1937 

4 5.31

Refunds and Declined Applications for Life Insurance 1935 

4 5.32

Rogers, T. E. 1932-1934 

4 5.33

Saxon, Celia 1935-1938 

4 5.34

Shuler, Delia 1933-1935 

4 5.35

Smith, Ben 1936 

4 5.36

Stephney, Frank 1933 

4 5.37

Substitute Policies 1934 

4 5.38

Suits 1934 

4 5.39

Taxes-(City, County, and State) 1932-1936 

4 5.4

The Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company 1947-1949 

4 5.41

Timmons, Alice and Timmons, Robert 1932-1937 

4 5.42

Tutson, Samuel 1918-1935 

4 5.43

Williams, Enoch 1933-1936 

4 5.44

Series 6: Liberty Broadcasting Company 1931-1936   0.15 cubic feet

Description

This series consists of correspondence, financial summaries, copies of legal agreements, and memoranda. This series documents the unsuccessful attempt to transfer WTFL radio to Greenville in 1933, and it also contains information of the sale of Liberty Broadcasting to Norman K. Winston of New York in 1935. Prominent correspondents in this series include Wyatt Aiken, Robert R. Scales, Jr., G. Richard Shafto, W. Frank Hipp, and Rev. R.A. Forrest, president of the Toccoa Falls Institute.

Corporate History

This firm was established in March, 1932 to manage a recently acquired radio station, WTFL, of Athens, Georgia, formerly owned by Toccoa Falls Broadcasting Company. The Liberty Life Insurance Company and its corporate officers owned the majority of stock in Liberty Broadcasting Company.

Box Folder

Balance Sheets 1932-1933 

4 6.1

Correspondence 1931-1932 

4 6.2

General 1933-1936 

5 6.3

Joseph Costa Company Incorporated 1933-1935 

5 6.4

Series 7: Liberty Life Building Incorporated 1940-1962   0.25 cubic feet

Description

This series contains income statements, tax records, memoranda, board minutes, and records of lawsuits against the firm. Notable correspondents in this series include William P. Anderson, John R. Folsom, Francis M. Hipp, W. Frank Hipp, M.M. Pennell, Jr., and Robert R. Scales, Jr.

Corporate History

Chartered in November 1941, Liberty Life Building, Inc., was a North Carolina corporation established to manage the newly-acquired Liberty Life Building (formerly the First National Bank Building) in Charlotte. Liberty Life Building, Inc., became a subsidiary of Surety Life Insurance Company in 1942. As part of the reorganization of the various Surety companies in 1961 – 1962, Liberty Life Building, Inc., changed its name to Surety Realty Corporation.

Box Folder

Audits 1957-1962 

5 7.1

Camp, Mrs. Vail 1953 

5 7.2

Damage Claims 1953-1954 

5 7.3

Ellis, Cleve 1955 

5 7.4

General Electric Credit Corporation 1953-1954 

5 7.5

General File 1952-1960 

5 7.6

Income Statements 1940-1952 

5 7.7

May, Francis 1959-1960 

5 7.8

Melvin, H. A. 1956 

5 7.9

Mortgage Loan 1960 

5 7.1

Plyer Family 1942 

5 7.11

Richardson, Robert 1942 

5 7.12

State Income Tax, North Carolina 1954-1957 

5 7.13

Stock Records and Minutes of Various Meetings of Stockholders and Directors 1940-1956 

5 7.14

Workman's Compensation Claims 1954-1961 

5 7.15

Series 8: Liberty Life Insurance Company 1939-1981   4.2 cubic feet

Description

This series charts the diversity of activity carried out by the Legal Department. Among the records in this series are agents’ contracts, annual reports, case files, general correspondence, long-range plans, memoranda, and specimen insurance policies. Correspondence from virtually all top-echelon Liberty Life executives can be found in these files.

Box Folder

Accident Polices 1957-1978 

5 8.1

Accident and Sickness Program 1957-1973 

5 8.2

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policies 1948-1973 

5 8.3

Actuarial Data 1950-1952 

5 8.4

Agents' and Managers' Commissions and Salaries 1951-1952 

5 8.5

Agents' Contracts; Managers' Contracts; Assistant Managers' Contracts 1951-1952 

5 8.6

Allen, Louellen, (Porterfield vs. Liberty) 1946 

5 8.7

Amendments 

Box Folder

Illinois, (AS-520-521-361a) 1971 

5 8.8

Maryland, (AS-520-A) 1971 

5 8.9

New Jersey, (BPO-390-393) 1971 

5 8.1

Ohio, (3923.04 M) 1971 

5 8.11

South Carolina, (HI-530-A) 1971 

5 8.12

Texas 1961-1969 

5 8.13
Box Folder

Annual Report, Summary of Operations 1956 

5 8.14

Annual Reports 1949-1951 

6 8.15

Annual Statements 1945-1952 

6 8.15A

Annuity and Life Insurance Combination 1951-1961 

6 8.16

Annuity Plan 1948-1970 

6 8.17

Anti-inflation Information 1959 

6 8.18

Appraisal Interview Information and Legal Department Job Description 1960 

6 8.19

Assignments, Transfers of Ownership and Change of Beneficiary for Group Certificates 1956 

6 8.2

Atwell, Lee; Canby, M. H.; Liberty Life Agency Department, Letters 1959 

6 8.21

Automatic Premium Loan Agreement 1948-1962 

6 8.22

Automatic Protection Policy, Ordinary 1972-1973 

6 8.23

Balanced Financial Plan Policies 1970-1971 

6 8.24

Barron, Ralph C. 1979 

6 8.25

Beneficiary Designations 1943-1981 

6 8.26

Budget Analysis 1965 

6 8.27

By-Laws 1949 

6 8.28

Cancer Policies 1969-1980 

6 8.29

Cash Accounting System 1959-1960 

6 8.3

Change of Interest Rate to 6% and Non-Participating Policies 1967-1969 

6 8.31

Change of Plan, (Policies) 1943-1955 

6 8.32

Claims 1946 

6 8.32A

Common Disaster Clause 1951-1957 

6 8.33

Common Stock Performance 1963-1967 

6 8.34

Comparison of Liberty Life Operations with General Trends in the Industry 1955-1963 

6 8.35

Confidential Memo, Re-election of Insurance Commissioner 1958 

6 8.36

Corporate Long-Range Planning Program 1964 

6 8.37

Corporate Owned Policies 1956 

6 8.38

Corporate Plan 1965 

6 8.39

Correspondence 1980 

6 8.39A

Correspondence, Stock Information About Liberty Life and Southeastern 1932-1933 

6 8.4

Crain, Annie vs. McJunkin, Carol 1952 

6 8.41

Credit Life Insurance 1950-1974 

7 8.42

Davis Family circa1940's-1950's 

7 8.42A

Dead Issues 1965-1971 

7 8.43

Designation of Premiums 1961 

7 8.44

Disability Claims 1941 

7 8.45

Disability Policies 1973-1982 

7 8.46

Documentary Tax on Policy Loan Notes 1942-1943 

7 8.47

Double Indemnity for Servicemen 1942 

7 8.48

Educators' Investment Corporation Policies 1963-1964 

7 8.49

Emergency Draft Policies 1972-1973 

7 8.5

Employee Benefits 1966-1968 

7 8.51

Family Plan Policies 1956-1966 

7 8.52

Gibbes, William M. vs. Liberty Life 1945 

7 8.53

Gillespie, Catherine vs. Ford, Dewey A. and Liberty Life 1950-1951 

7 8.54

GLO Policies 1971-1979 

7 8.55

Green, Lowell 1941 

7 8.56

Greenville Agency Contract; Haynesworth, Knox L. Contract 1946 1934-1954 

7 8.57

Group Department Presentation to Investment Analysis 1967 

7 8.58

Group Disability Policy 

7 8.59

Health Insurance Training Program 1971 

7 8.6

Health Policies 

Box Folder

Information 1971 

7 8.61

Payguard and Vanguard 1970-1971 

8 8.62
Box Folder

Hensley, Minnie M. 1951 

8 8.63

Hinson, O. B. 1940 

8 8.64

Hipp, Herman N. and Gant, W. E.-Birthday Dinner 1949 

8 8.65

Hipp, W. F., Memos 1938-1941 

8 8.66

Home Office, Manpower Charts 1966 

8 8.67

Hospital Indemnity Policies 1972-1973 

8 8.68

HR-10, Miscellaneous Plans 1967-1979 

8 8.69

Hudgins, W. T. 1943 

8 8.7

Income Tax Information 1958 

8 8.71

Individual Life Operations 

8 8.72

Information for Income Tax Returns 1952-1958 

8 8.73

Insurance Forms 

8 8.74

Insurance Sales Figures 1938-1943 

8 8.75

Interest Amendment 1966 

8 8.76

Inter-Office Correspondence 1959-1960 & 1969 

8 8.77

IRI and Policies 1970 

8 8.78

James, Harry 1942 

8 8.78A

Jennings, Harold Richard 1958-1959 

8 8.79

Johnson, Andrew 1942 

8 8.8

Law, Fleming 1942 

8 8.81

Life Policies 

Box Folder

 1942-1943 

8 8.82

 1946-1949 

8 8.83

 1950 

9 8.84
Box Folder

Lockwood 1940's 

9 8.84A

Lorick and Vaiden, Inc. 1951-1957 

9 8.85

Management Program for Service Improvement in the Field and Home Office 1967 

9 8.86

MAQ Insurance Corporation-Puerto Rican Filings 1961-1962 

9 8.87

Market Research Survey 1966 

9 8.88

Maxey, Connie 1969 

9 8.88A

McCullen, Marion 1949 

9 8.89

Medicare 1964-1981 

9 8.9

Miles, Elise 1941-1942 

9 8.91

Miscellaneous Correspondence 

Box Folder

Group 1958-1967 

9 8.92

Insurance Departments 1954-1970 

9 8.93

Ordinary 1961-1969 

9 8.94

Policy Forms 1961-1969 

9 8.95

Savings and Loan 1964-1965 

9 8.96

Thrift 1967-1969 

9 8.97
Box Folder

Monthly Debit Policies 1955-1976 

9 8.98

Moore, Robert 1936-1937 

9 8.99

Morticians' Suit 1948-1949 

9 8.1

Moss, Ethel P. 1957 

9 8.101

National Relations Labor Board, Patterson, Nola 1948-1949 

9 8.102

New Disability Claim Form 

9 8.103

Norris, Larry 1942 

9 8.104

North American Reassurance Company,Reinsurance 1930-1942 

9 8.105

"Old" Miscellaneous Correspondence 1955-1962 

10 8.106

Overall Statistics 1961-1966 

10 8.107

Parker, J. B. vs. Progressive Life Insurance Company 1959 

10 8.108

Pension 

Box Folder

Cases, Administration 1968-1970 

10 8.109

General 1964-1971 

10 8.11

Monthly Income 1970 

10 8.111
Box Folder

Petition for Approval of New Agency Contracts 1952 

10 8.112

Phiofilm Case, Brotherton, Curt 1971 

10 8.113

Policies 

Box Folder

Amendments, Endorsements, Etc. 1949-1975 

10 8.114

Home Office and Field Groups 1973 

10 8.115

Policy Forms 

Box Folder

General 1969-1974 

10 8.116

Information 1940-1981 

10 8.117
Box Folder

Postage Survey 1958 

10 8.118

Procedure in Handling Disability Claims 

10 8.119

Proposed 

Box Folder

Act: Agents and Adjusters Qualification and Surplus Lines 1961 

10 8.12

Basis for Liberty Life Long Range Plans 1965 

10 8.121

Forms 1959 

10 8.122

Prototype Annuity Retirement 

Box Folder

Plan A, (HR-10 Plans) 1967 

10 8.123

Plan B 1969 

11 8.124
Box Folder

Putman Family 1940's 

11 8.124A

Ramey, Henry 1942 

11 8.125

Re-dating Lapsed Policies 1958 

11 8.126

Reinstatement Forms 

11 8.127

Report of the Law and Legislative Committee of the S. C. Association of Life Underwriters 1959 

11 8.128

Report to the Insurance Committee 1959 

11 8.129

Retirement Plan for Self-Employed, Florida National Bank of Jacksonville 1967 

11 8.13

Salary Savings Group, Kentucky 1963-1964 

11 8.131

Salary Savings Plan for Home Office Employees 1946-1978 

11 8.132

Sale of Southeastern Building, Return of Unearned Rent on Safety Deposit Boxes in Building 1942 

11 8.133

Savings and Loan 

Box Folder

Insurance 1945-1972 

11 8.134

Policies 1952-1970 

11 8.135
Box Folder

Scales, R. R. Jr., Memorandum 1949 

11 8.136

Sease, L. W. 1958-1959 

11 8.137

Senior Citizens' Hospitalization Policies 1960-1961 

11 8.138

Sentinel Policies 1967-1973 

11 8.139

Shafto, G. Richard-Contracts 1939-1951 

11 8.14

Sherard, Vernon and Gussie 1943 

11 8.141

Sick and Accident Policies 1958-1973 

11 8.142

Signature Policies 1967 

11 8.143

"Sound Health" Clause 1965 

11 8.144

South Carolina Federal Land Bank 1970 

11 8.145

South Carolina Insurance Department 1968 

11 8.146

Split-Dollar Plan 1965-1970 

11 8.147

State Corporation Commission Report, Virginia 1959 

11 8.148

Statistical Report of Taxes and Licenses, Paid by S. C. Life Insurance Companies 1959 

11 8.149

Stone, Lessie 1942 

11 8.15

Summary of Divisional and Departmental Long-Range Planning Reports 1965 

11 8.151

Supplement Agreements 

Box Folder

Form 1953-1954 

11 8.152

Form 1958 

11 8.153

Life Policies 1942-1943 

11 8.154

Listings 1955-1976 

11 8.155
Box Folder

Survey, Incorporated Agencies 1963 

12 8.156

Tax Sheltered Annuities 1967 

12 8.157

Taylor, Linda 1968 

12 8.157A

Taylor, John S. 1931-1949 

12 8.158

Taylor, R. Thurman 1947-1954 

12 8.159

Teacher's Guide for Use with the Liberty Life Basic Training Course, Combination Department 

12 8.16

Teal, Preston B. 1953-1956 

12 8.161

Temorary Receipt Specimen and Group Filing Instructions, Texas 1957 

12 8.162

Thrift Series Policies 1966-1980 

12 8.163

Timberland Appraisals Lands of Holly Hill Lumber Company 1961 

12 8.164

Transfer from Liberty to Independence Policies 

12 8.165

Tyson, W. B. 1944-1948 

12 8.166

Underwriting Information 1966-1967 

12 8.167

Underwriting Laws 1944 

12 8.168

United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division 1942-1943 

12 8.169

Virginia Insurance Department, Laws and Regulations 1941-1970 

12 8.17

War Clauses 1943-1962 

13 8.171

Welbo, William, & Lizzie 1930's & 1940's 

13 8.171A

Welborn, Martha 1942-1943 

13 8.172

Weston, Joseph 1941 

13 8.173

Withdrawal, Policy Forms 

Box Folder

 1969-1970 

13 8.174

 1971-1972 

13 8.175

 1973 

13 8.176

Work Measurement Report 

Box Folder

Central Records Department 1963 

13 8.177

Keypunch Department 1962 

13 8.178

Maintenance, Savings and Loan Service Department 1964 

13 8.179

Ordinary Policyowners' Service Department 1962 

13 8.18

Policy Benefits Department 1961-1962 

13 8.181

Weekly Premium and MDO Policyowners' Service Department 1961 

13 8.182

Series 9: Linco International Incorporated 1962-1972   0.2 cubic feet

Description

This series documents the activities of the Legal Department with respect to Linco, a company that operated leased departments in the International Super Stores chain. Liberty Life Insurance Company invested in this business. Records include financial statements, correspondence, leases, and documentation of its financial problems.

Box Folder

Annual Reports 1963-1964 

13 9.1

Background Information 1962-1967 

13 9.2

Financial Statements 1964-1968 

13 9.3

General File 

Box Folder

 1962-1965 

14 9.4

 1966-1972 

14 9.5
Box Folder

Indenture 1964-1966 

14 9.6

Leases 

Box Folder

 1964-1966 

14 9.7

 1967 

14 9.8

Series 10: Peoples Life Insurance Company 1929-1935   0.05 cubic feet

Description

This series documents the settlement of claims against this Charleston-based firm, acquired by The Liberty Life Insurance Company in 1930 for $50,000.

Box Folder

Brown, Remus 1934 

14 10.1

Gehlken, Raymond 1929-1935 

14 10.2

Series 11: The South Carolina Broadcasting Company 1930-1951   0.15 cubic feet

Description

This series is composed of board minutes, correspondence, financial summaries, documents pertaining to litigation, and tax records. Among the correspondents in this series are Lewis Burk, W. Frank Hipp, John Rivers, and G. Richard Shafto.

Corporate History

South Carolina Broadcasting Company was founded in November, 1930 by George T. Barnes, Thomas F. Little and J.B. Pound and was the parent company and licensee of WIS Radio, Columbia, South Carolina. W. Frank Hipp and The Liberty Life Insurance Company acquired this financially distressed firm for $30,000 in August, 1931. The company was re-chartered early in 1932 as The South Carolina Broadcasting Company to own and operate the various Hipp family-controlled radio interests, including WIS, WCSC in Charleston, and WNOX in Knoxville. In passed under the ownership of Surety Life Insurance Company in 1942 and was sold to its former affiliate, WCSC, Incorporated, in 1950.

Box Folder

Burk, L. S. 1932-1933 

14 11.1

City and County Taxes 1935-1936 

14 11.2

Correspondence, Stockholders' Meetings' Minutes, Sale Agreement 1932-1951 

14 11.3

Ffoulkes, Cecil E. 1933 

14 11.4

Jordan, Leroy P.; Hamilton, Ruth Jordan; and Young, Freda Jordan, Annuities 1938-1944 

14 11.5

Santos, A. C. 1933-1936 

14 11.6

Southern States Oil Company 1935-1938 

14 11.7

Taxes 1930-1935 

15 11.8

Trial Balance 1932-1933 

15 11.9

WCSC 

Box Folder

General 1932-1937 

15 11.1

Transmitter Property Sale 1946-1947 

15 11.11

Series 12: Southeastern Life Insurance Company 1912-1954   0.7 cubic feet

Description

This series consists of annual statements, printed disability clauses, records of lawsuits, and considerable information pertaining to the company’s relations with its agents. Prominent correspondents in this series include W. Frank Hipp, R.E. McDonald, and Henry L. Vogel.

Corporate History

Founded in 1905, Southeastern Life, with headquarters in Greenville, operated in 10 southern states. It specialized in the ordinary, group, and savings and loan insurance markets. During the 1930’s, W. Frank Hipp acquired a controlling interest in the company. In 1942, Southeastern Life merged with The Liberty Life to form Liberty Life Insurance Company.

Box Folder

Annual Statements 1931-1933 

15 12.1

Clifton, W. E. 1932-1936 

15 12.2

Creditor Group Insurance 1940 

15 12.3

Disability Clauses 1915-1932 

15 12.4

Double Indemnity on Limited Pay Policies 1939-1940 

15 12.5

Folsom, G. C. 1935-1942 

15 12.6

Fourth and Sixth Year Commissions, Agents of Long Life Agency 1934-1935 

15 12.7

General File 1912-1940 

15 12.8

Greenville General Agency Contract 1922-1954 

15 12.9

Group Disability Clauses 

15 12.1

Group Hospital Insurance 1942-1946 

15 12.11

Hill and Fallow Suits 

Box Folder

General 1941-1942 

15 12.12

Payment, Receipt Books 1941 

16 12.13
Box Folder

Hill, Beatrice 1941-1942 

16 12.14

Insured Personal Loans 

16 12.15

Law, Fleming 1935-1941 

16 12.16

Life Policies 1935-1940 

16 12.17

Powell, G. H. 1924-1947 

16 12.18

Re-insurance 1938-1942 

16 12.19

Release, Dickman, H. J. Jr., Suit 1936 

16 12.2

Robbery of Rock Hill Office 1939-1940 

16 12.21

Shortage File 

Box Folder

Calhoun, Charles W. 1938 

16 12.22

Carr, James F. 1938 

16 12.23

Griffin, R. N. 1935 

16 12.24

Hall, M. J. 1938 

16 12.25

Hughs, S. N. 1940-1941 

16 12.26

Land, P. S. 1936-1939 

16 12.27

Powel, J. N. 1934-1936 

16 12.28

Rentz, C. W. Jr. 1934 

16 12.29

Snipes, W. E. 1937-1938 

16 12.3

Southern, J. B. 1936 

17 12.31

Tuten, J. A. 1934 

17 12.32

Walask, R. M. 1938-1939 

17 12.33

Watson, R. L. 1934-1935 

17 12.34

Willis, F. W. 1935-1938 

17 12.35
Box Folder

Snead, E. W., Account 1931-1938 

17 12.36

South Carolina, Workmen's Compensation 1945 

17 12.37

Spicer, R. L. 1940 

17 12.38

Supplement Agreements to Life Policies 1938 

17 12.39

The Long Life Agency 1925-1940 

17 12.4

Workmen's Compensation, South Carolina Industrial Commission 1940 

17 12.41

Series 13: Spartanburg Advertising Company 1943-1953   0.15 cubic feet

Description

This series contains correspondence, financial summaries, memoranda, and tax records. Notable correspondents in this series include D.S. Burnside, B. Calhoun Hipp, Francis M. Hipp, Robert R. Scales, Jr., and G. Richard Shafto.

Corporate History

This Spartanburg, S.C. firm was incorporated in 1938 but remained dormant until 1940 when it began broadcasting operations with its radio station, WORD. The firm also acquired rival Spartanburg radio station WSPA in 1940. After having sold WORD in December 1944, Spartanburg Advertising Company was bought by the Hipp family-controlled Surety Broadcasting Company in 1947. Spartanburg Advertising Company was officially dissolved as a corporation in 1949.

Box Folder

Correspondence 1947-1950 

18 13.1

Excess Reports, Claims for Relief 1943-1950 

18 13.2

Lease with Weatherbee, J. R. 1943-1953 

18 13.3

Taxes 1943-1949 

18 13.4

Series 14: Special Services Corporation 1959-1964   0.05 cubic feet

Description

The single folder in this series is a general correspondence file. It also contains information on employee benefits and board minutes. Correspondents in the series include G.H. Cleveland and Francis M. Hipp.

Corporate History

Special Services Corporation was founded in the late 1950’s to provide computer and air transport services to various Hipp family-controlled businesses. It was a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Surety Life Insurance Company and that firm’s successor, Surety Investment Company. In 1966, as a result of the reorganization of Surety Investment Company’s subsidiaries, Special Services Corporation became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Life Insurance Company.

Box Folder

Special Services Corporation 1959-1964 

18 14.1

Series 15: Surety Broadcasting Company 1946-1957   0.05 cubic feet

Description

This series contains corporate charters and correspondence concerning the firm’s dissolution in 1950.

Corporate History

Chartered as a North Carolina corporation in 1946, Surety Broadcasting Company managed Hipp family-owned radio stations WIS (Columbia), WSPA (Spartanburg), and WIST (Charlotte). It was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Surety Life Insurance Company. In 1950, in the wake of corporate restructuring, the firm became a separate entity, The Broadcasting Company of the South.

Box Folder

Charter 1946-1947 

18 15.1

Dissolution 1948-1957 

18 15.2

Series 16: Surety Investment Company 1959-1969   0.1 cubic feet

Description

This series documents the work of the Legal Department in such areas as income taxes, workmen’s compensation, stock purchase agreements, and stockholder relations.

Corporate History

Chartered in February 1962, Surety Investment Company was the successor firm to The Surety Life Insurance Company. Among the subsidiaries of Surety Investment Company were Atlanta Fulton Development Corporation, Hampton Insurance Agency, Inc., International Office Park, Inc., Premium Acceptance Corporation, Surety Realty Corporation, Special Services Corporation, The Surety Indemnity Company, and The Surety Insurance Company. In December 1968, The Liberty Corporation acquired all the assets of Surety Investment Company in exchange for stock.

Box Folder

Annual Corporate Report 1965 &1967 

18 16.1

Atlanta Fulton Industrial Center 1968 

18 16.2

Group Insurance Plans 1964-1965 

18 16.3

Income Taxes 1962 

18 16.4

Pension Plan Reports 1959-1965 

18 16.5

Real Estate Investments 1967 

18 16.6

South Carolina Business Corporation Act 1962 

18 16.7

South Carolina Insurance Department 1962-1964 

18 16.8

Stockholders 1962-1969 

18 16.9

Stock Purchase Agreement 1966 

18 16.1

Workmen's Compensation 1962-1969 

18 16.11

Series 17: Surety Life Insurance Company 1942-1962   0.05 cubic feet

Corporate History

Surety Life Insurance Company was founded in 1942 as part of a massive corporate merger engineered by W. Frank Hipp. Southeastern Life Insurance Company (chartered in 1905) combined with The Liberty Life Insurance Company. Practically all business from The Liberty Life was transferred to Southeastern Life’s 1905 charter. This newly formed corporation was entitled “Liberty Life Insurance Company.” The old company founded by W. Frank Hipp in 1919, formerly The Liberty Life Insurance Company, changed its name to Surety Life Insurance Company, retaining the 1919 charter. Surety’s assets consisted of paid-up insurance, real estate investments, and two Hipp family-controlled radio stations. The merger agreement also stipulated that Surety Life would receive 5% of all premiums collected by the Industrial Division of Liberty Life Insurance Company until 1956. Surety Life did not sell insurance but remained active as a vehicle for reinsurance and investments. The company would subsequently undergo reorganization in 1950.

Description

This series consists of board minutes, corporate by-laws, correspondence, financial statements, and memoranda. Notable correspondents in this series include Grady Hipp, Herman Hipp, and Robert Scales, Jr.

Box Folder

Financial Statements 1942-1945 &1947-1949 

18 17.1

General File 1945-1950 

18 17.2

Reorganization 1949-1952 & undated 

18 17.3

Workmen's Compensation 1950-1962 

18 17.4

Series 18: Surety Mortgage Company 1941-1953   0.05 cubic feet

Description

This series consists of correspondence and financial records. Correspondents in this series include Robert R. Scales, Jr., and Francis M. Hipp.

Corporate History

Chartered in December 1932, Surety Mortgage Company was a Hipp family-controlled corporation set up to manage real estate and broadcasting interests. The records in the series document the development of the Northgate Heights subdivision in Greenville during the 1940’s. Surety Mortgage Company was dissolved in 1951.

Box Folder

Dissolution 1951-1953 

18 18.1

General File 1941-1947 & undated 

18 18.2

Series 19: Surety Realy Corporation 1941-1969   0.05 cubic feet

Corporate History

Surety Realty Company was chartered in October 1961 to own and operate various real estate investments. It was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Surety Investment Company. Surety Realty Company’s predecessor firm was Liberty Life Building, Inc., chartered in 1941.

Description

This series contains board minutes, corporate by-laws, photocopies of the corporate charter, and correspondence. Correspondents in this series include William P. Anderson, John W. Lindsay, M.M. Pennell, Jr., and Robert R. Scales, Jr.

Box Folder

Annual Corporate Report 1961-1968 

18 19.1

Charter and By-laws 1941-1965 

18 19.2

Miscellaneous 1962-1967 

19 19.3

Stock Certificates and Minutes of Meetings 1941-1969 

19 19.4

Series 20: The Home Insurance Company undated   0.05 cubic feet

Description

This series consists of several insurance policies from this firm. This Charleston-based company’s successor, Home Life and Accident Insurance Company, was acquired by The Liberty Life Insurance Company in 1922 for $55,000.

Box Folder

The Home Insurance Company, Life Policies 

19 20.1

Series 21: The Liberty Life Insurance Company 1920-1944   1.0 cubic feet

Description

This series consists of case files, correspondence, financial summaries, and specimen policies. It not only documents the Legal Department’s defense of the firm against policyholders and beneficiaries but also charts negotiations between The Liberty Life and the South Carolina Insurance and Tax Commissions. These files also contain information on Independence Insurance Company, Pee Dee Life Insurance Company, and Toccoa Falls Institute. Among the correspondents in this series are Wyatt Aiken, W. Frank Hipp, Edgar A. Brown, and G. Richard Shafto.

Corporate History

Founded in 1919 by W. Frank Hipp, The Liberty Life primarily sold weekly premium insurance on a debit basis to middle- and lower- income clients. Its active business was merged with Southeastern Life Insurance Company in 1942 to form Liberty Life Insurance Company. The title on the 1919 charter of The Liberty Life was then changed to Surety Life Insurance Company.

Box Folder

Adams vs. The Liberty Life Insurance Company 1929-1936 

19 21.1

Alston, (Amanda, Lemeul, Hampton, and Walter) 1917-1934 

19 21.2

Annual Statements 1930-1932 

19 21.3

Armstrong, Buster 1935 

19 21.4

Atkins, Annie 1929 

19 21.5

Austin, Malinda 1926-1935 

19 21.6

Automobile Insurance for Employees 1932 

19 21.7

Baker and Baker Law Offices, Settlement of Cases Against The Liberty Life Insurance Company and Indemnity Insurance Company 1934 

19 21.8

Bids for Automobile Insurance 1933 

19 21.9

Blanding, Martha 1928 

19 21.1

Boyd, Ida 1925-1934 

19 21.11

Brasington, H. M. 1931-1936 

19 21.12

Capital Stock Subscriptions 1919 

19 21.13

Casey, O. B. 1932-1933 

19 21.14

Consent to Assignment of Radio Station License from FCC to The Liberty Life Insurance Company from WIS, Incorporated 1939 

19 21.15

Correspondence, South Carolina Insurance 

Box Folder

Commissioner 1930-1933 

19 21.16

Department 1923-1937 

19 21.17
Box Folder

Dewey, J. E. 1934 

19 21.18

Fair, Lizze 1923-1935 

19 21.19

Fowler, Willie 1920-1935 

19 21.2

Gaillard, Calvin 1928-1934 

19 21.21

Gantt, Janie 1920-1935 

19 21.22

Gardo, Gussie 1929-1935 

19 21.23

General File 1919-1944 

19 21.24

Greenville Life Underwriters' Association 1937 

19 21.25

Green, Mamie 1925-1934 

19 21.26

Green, Mary, Duplication of Peoples Policy 1929-1934 

19 21.27

Green, Sam, Duplication of Peoples Policy 1929-1934 

19 21.28

Guiles, Amarintha 1929-1934 

19 21.29

Hertz, Hattie 1934-1935 

19 21.3

Hobson, William 1935-1938 

19 21.31

Home Office Special Reinsurance Policies 1936-1942 

19 21.32

Hoover, Mattie 1927-1928 

20 21.33

Howard, Isaac 1926-1936 

20 21.34

Huckaby, Jesse 1930 

20 21.35

Income Tax Related Correspondence, Income Tax Information General 1929-1932 1944 

20 21.36

Independence Volume Sheets, Lapsed Policies 1930-1931 

20 21.37

Insurance Policies 1924-1929 

20 21.38

Jackson, West 1936-1938 

20 21.39

Jefferson, Alonzo 1935 

20 21.4

Jenkins Family 1933-1938 

20 21.41

Johnson, Dessie 1935 

20 21.42

Johnson, Hannah 1928 

20 21.43

Life Policies 

Box Folder

 1922-1934 

20 21.44

 1938 

20 21.45

 1939-1941 

20 21.46
Box Folder

Mattison, Magnolia 1935-1936 

20 21.47

McCord, William J. 1933-1935 

20 21.48

McCraw, Millnor 1931-1938 

20 21.49

Middleton, Rebecca 1931 

20 21.5

Morrow, Fannie 1930 

20 21.51

Moses, Willie 1929-1934 

20 21.52

Nash, Josephine 1926-1934 

20 21.53

Olden, Henrietta and John 1928-1935 

20 21.54

Owens, W. E. 1937-1938 

20 21.55

Pee Dee Life Insurance Company 1937-1940 

21 21.56

Peoples Insurance Company Transfer, Correspondence 1930 &1934 

21 21.57

Planter, Walter 1923-1934 

21 21.58

Pope 1936 

21 21.59

Powell, J. B. 1935 

21 21.6

Purchase of Additional Insurance Companies 1922-1939 

21 21.61

Quarterly Contests 1931-1932 

21 21.62

Refunds and Declined Applications for Life Insurance 1935 

21 21.63

Re-insurance Agreements 1922-1932 

21 21.64

Re-insurance Agreement between Liberty Life and Southeastern December 1941 

21 21.64A

Robinson, Henrietta 1930-1935 

21 21.65

Ryan, Catherine 1922-1934 

21 21.66

Sanders, Joseph 1930-1935 

21 21.67

St. Louis Button Company, Northern Woolen Company, Ozark Pencil Company, J. R. Wood and Sons, Incorporated 1931-1932 

21 21.68

Securities and Exchange Commission 1938-1939 

21 21.69

Senior, Freddie 1929-1934 

21 21.7

Senior, Sadie 1929-1934 

21 21.71

Smith, Maggie 1931-1936 

21 21.72

Smith, O. M. 1929-1930 

21 21.73

Suits 1934-1935 

21 21.74

Thompson, W. R. 1935 

21 21.75

Toccoa Falls Institute 1935 

21 21.76

Transfer of Assets of Station WIS, Incorporated 1939 

21 21.77

Wallace, Maggie 1925-1935 

21 21.78

Walton, Mellia A. 1937-1938 

21 21.79

Washington, Annie B. and Ada 1924-1937 

21 21.8

Washington, Leslie 1926-1934 

21 21.81

WFBC 1932-1933 

21 21.82

Wheeler, R. L. and Cole, Mary 1937-1938 

21 21.83

Williams, Ashton 1936 

21 21.84

Williams, Florida 1921-1934 

21 21.85

Wise, L. D. 1930 

21 21.86

Series 22: The Southeastern Life Insurance Company 1964-1967   0.05 cubic feet

Description

This series consists of correspondence and information on various types of insurance policies. Correspondents in this series include William T. Black and Robert R. Scales, Jr.

Corporate History

The Southeastern Life Insurance Company was chartered on May 19, 1942 as a Hipp family enterprise. Prior to 1964, this firm operated only in the state of Alabama. In June of that year,  The Southeastern became a wholly-owned subsidiary of SELICO, a holding company controlled by Liberty Life.  The Southeastern primarily sold ordinary life insurance, term insurance, and annuities through a network of general agents in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Both SELICO and its subsidiary, The Southeastern, were absorbed by Liberty Life Insurance Company in June 1968.

Box Folder

HR-10 Plan 1967 

22 22.1

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1964-1967 

22 22.2

Prototype Annuity Retirement, Plan A 1967 

22 22.3

Series 23: The Surety Indemnity Company 1962-1966   0.05 cubic feet

Description

This series contains correspondence related to the firm’s operations and information on a number of disputed claims. Correspondents in this series include John W. Lindsay and Robert R. Scales, Jr.

Corporate History

Organized in December 1961, The Surety Indemnity Company provided automobile, fire, and casualty insurance. It was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Surety Investment Company. Prior to December 1961, The Surety Indemnity Company was known as The Surety Insurance Company. In April 1966, The Surety Indemnity Company was sold to Consolidated Holding Corporation of Philadelphia.

Box Folder

The Surety Indemnity Company, General 1962-1966 

22 23.1

Series 24: The Surety Insurance Company 1959-1967   0.2 cubic feet

Description

This series contains copies of corporate charters, correspondence, memoranda, and information on various insurance plans. Files from both companies are present in this series. Notable correspondents include John W. Lindsay and Robert R. Scales, Jr.

Corporate History

Two different Hipp family-controlled companies took the name “The Surety Insurance Company.” From 1957 until December 1961, The Surety Insurance Company was a property and casualty company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Surety Life Insurance Company. From 1962 until 1966, this property and casualty company was called The Surety Indemnity Company, and was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Surety Investment Company.

In December 1961, Independence Insurance Company (chartered in 1930) was recapitalized and renamed The Surety Insurance Company. This firm sold life insurance exclusively. It was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Surety Investment Company. Through a reinsurance agreement effective December 31, 1965, Liberty Life Insurance Company absorbed all the life insurance business of The Surety Insurance Company, thus ending the latter firm’s active operations. The Surety Insurance Company was formally dissolved on January 4, 1967.

Box Folder

Charter and Amendments 1961-1965 

22 24.1

Disability Plans 1959-1960 

22 24.2

Dissolution 1966-1967 

22 24.3

General File 1956-1967 

22 24.4

Group Insurance 1959-1962 

22 24.5

Insurance Department 

Box Folder

Alabama 1958-1962 

22 24.6

Georgia 1958-1962 

22 24.7

Puerto Rico 1962 

22 24.8
Box Folder

Wage Continuation Plans 1959-1962 

22 24.9

Welfare and Pension Plan 1959-1962 

22 24.1

Series 25: The Surety Life Insurance Company 1950-1967   0.5 cubic feet

Corporate History

The Surety Life Insurance Company was founded in August 1950 as a result of the reorganization of Surety Life Insurance Company (established in 1942). It was created to oversee insurance, investment, and real estate operations. In 1955, The Surety Life recruited an agency sales force and began, for the first time, active solicitation of direct insurance—chiefly monthly debit ordinary (MDO) insurance targeted to middle-class buyers. Wholly-owned subsidiaries of  The Surety Life included  The Surety Insurance Company, formed early in 1957 as a fire, property, and casualty company; Independence Insurance Company, a life insurance company chartered in 1930; and Liberty Life Building, Inc., later known as Surety Realty Corporation. Another reorganization of  The Surety Life Insurance Company occurred in December 1961. Its successor firm became Surety Investment Company, with various specialized subsidiaries.

Description

This series consists of board minutes, committee minutes, correspondence, memoranda, and specimen policies. Correspondents in this series include W.F. Evans, George H. Hipp, Herman N. Hipp, John W. Lindsay, and Robert R. Scales, Jr.

Box Folder

Agreement with Surety Life of Utah 1961-1962 

22 25.1

Corporate Changes 1961-1962 

22 25.2

Federal Trade Commission 1954 

22 25.3

Florida, Georgia, and Alabama Insurance Departments 1961-1962 

22 25.4

Gantt, W. E., Contract 1956-1962 

22 25.5

General File 1950-1961 & undated 

22 25.6

Income Taxes 1958-1967 

23 25.7

Insurance Department 

Box Folder

Florida 1958-1964 

23 25.8

Tennessee 1957 

23 25.9
Box Folder

Lists of Stockholders 1952-1961 

23 25.1

Pension Plan 1951-1966 

23 25.11

Policy Forms 1948-1951 

23 25.12

Report on Insurance Department Examination 

Box Folder

 1956 

23 25.13

 1959-1961 

23 25.14
Box Folder

Retirement Plan 1960-1966 

23 25.15

Securities and Exchange Commission 1956-1957 

23 25.16

South Carolina Insurance 

Box Folder

Department 1950-1955 

23 25.17

Examination 1950 

23 25.18

Examination 1954 

23 25.19
Box Folder

South Carolina Tax Commission 1950-1954 

23 25.2

South Carolina Unemployment Compensation Law 1950-1966 

23 25.21

Stockholders 1951-1962 

23 25.22

Trademark Registration 1956 

23 25.23

Workmen's Compensation 1951-1964 

23 25.24

Series 26: WIS, Incorporated 1924-1965   0.4 cubic feet

Description

This series documents the operations of radio and TV station WIS in Columbia, South Carolina, and various legal activities related to it, such as the purchase of the station, negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission, and a variety of lawsuits against WIS. Prominent correspondents include Wyatt Aiken, W. Frank Hipp, J. D. Saumenig, and G. Richard Shafto.

Box Folder

Aiken, Wyatt, Attorney 1924-1933 

23 26.1

Application for Increase in Power 1932-1933 

23 26.2

Balance Sheet 1932-1933 

23 26.3

Evidence to be Prepared by Station WIS for Use in Opposition to Use of 1020 Channel in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, or Louisville 1932 

23 26.4

General File 

Box Folder

 1931-1953 

23 26.5

 1954-1965 

23 26.6
Box Folder

Hipp, W. Frank, Correspondence 1931-1932 & 1941 

23A 26.7

Minutes of Board Meetings 1933-1937 

23A 26.8

Miscellaneous Suite 1932 &1935-1936 

23A 26.9

Pierce, Ann vs. Surety Life Insurance Company Doing Business as WIS radio 1950-1952 

23A 26.1

Series 27: WNOX, Incoporated 1931-1936   0.1 cubic feet

Description

This series contains correspondence and financial information. Prominent correspondents in this series include Wyatt Aiken and J.D. Saumenig.

Corporate History

W. Frank Hipp, through The Liberty Life Insurance Company, purchased radio station WNOX of Knoxville, Tenn. in 1932 for the purpose of transferring its license and equipment to Greenville. Although a separate corporate entity, WNOX was managed by The South Carolina Broadcasting Company under the overall direction of G. Richard Shafto. The Federal Radio Commission rejected WNOX’s bid for relocation, and the station was sold to Continental Radio Company of Cincinnati in 1935.

Box Folder

General File 1931-1936 

23A 27.1

Taxes and Financial Information 1932-1936 

23A 27.2

Series 28: Pension records 1944-1959   0.7 cubic feet

Description

This series of the Legal Department serves to increase the important “brick and mortar” content of the material through Pension Plans and related information pertaining to Liberty and Surety Life, and WIS, WIST, and WSPA Radio & Television employees. This material originated as accession numbers 82-55-7, 82-55-8, and 82-66. This series introduces sensitive pension information pertaining to Liberty Life and its radio station employees. The records are contained in forty-two folders in two document boxes. The folder contents include examples of pension plans for employees of the various companies, sample pension plans, and specimen pension letters for employees.

Pension Plan for Employees, Liberty Life 

Box Folder

 1944-1952 

24 28.1

 1952-1956 

24 28.2

With Changing lists 1957-1958 

24 28.3

With Changing lists 1958 

24 28.4

With Changing lists 1959 

24 28.5

With Miscellaneous 1948-1958 

24 28.6
Box Folder

Surety Life 1947-1958 

24 28.7

WIS, WIST, WSPA 1948-1958 

24 28.8

Pension Plans 

Box Folder

Liberty Life, Sample Letters 1948 

24 28.9

Form Letters 1947-1949 

24 28.1

Work Copies 1948-1949 

24 28.11

Specimen Pension Letters 

Box Folder

Absence for service in the Armed Forces & other leave of absences 1950-1955 

25 28.12

After having discontinued membership wishes to again become a member 1949-1958 

25 28.13

After having sent in "statement of non-participation" wishes to Become a member 1954-1958 

25 28.14

Application disapproved-not a full-time employee 1948-1958 

25 28.15

Application for "full" membership approved 1956 

25 28.16

Application for "full" membership disapproved 1948-1956 

25 28.17

Approved for graded disability benefits 1957-1958 

25 28.18

By failing to make application for membership before a certain date has lost certain valuable rights & benefits 1948-1957 

25 28.19

Claims for temporary total disability and/or total & permanent disability benefits 1948-1958 

25 28.2

Claims recovery from disability-wishes to resume work 1953-1958 

25 28.21

Certificates of "full" membership 1959 

25 28.22

Contributions and Deposits 1949-1958 

25 28.23

Election of benefit on termination of service 1948-1957 

25 28.24

Election of optional retirement benefits 1948-1957 

25 28.25

Estate named as beneficiary 1955-1956 

25 28.26

Estimates of benefits on normal date of retirement and on optional retirement dates 1949-1959 

25 28.27

Evidence of insurability for "full" membership 1948-1958 

25 28.28

Examples of disability & retirement benefits (actual cases) 1952-1955 

25 28.29

Examples of disability & retirement benefits (actual cases) 1956-1958 

25 28.3

Has elected to leave retirement annuity benefits with the company 1949-1954 

25 28.31

Has passed 65th birthday and had passed 60th birthday by a certain date,wishes permission to continue work for an additional year 1948-1952 

25 28.32

Has reached retirement age 1948-1958 

25 28.33

Has not received a reply to our letter of a certain date nor a reply to our letter of a later date, will lose or forfeit certain valuable rights & benefits 1948-1958 

25 28.34

Not entitled to total & permanent disability benefits 1950-1952 

25 28.35

Optional retirement prior to age 65 1953-1958 

25 28.36

Pension certificates-lost or misplaced 1948-1953 

25 28.37

Probably cannot qualify for "full" membership 1952-1956 

25 28.38

Reserves for accrued pension 1952 

25 28.39

Supplementary pension benefits 1950-1953 

25 28.4

Temporary total disability benefits (52 weeks) 1948-1958 

25 28.41

Wishes to discontinue membership and obtain a refund of annuity deposits 1948-1959 

25 28.42

Oversize 

Description

A total of 105 items, including blueprints, maps, and specimen insurance policies, have been placed in oversize. These documents were taken from the following series: The Broadcasting Company of the South, The Liberty Life Insurance Company, The Surety Insurance Company, Liberty Life Insurance Company, Peoples Life Insurance Company, and Southeastern Life Insurance Company.

Memorabilia 

Description

Sixteen policy endorsement labels bearing the printed signature of W. Frank Hipp have been removed from series 8 (Liberty Life Insurance Company) and have been placed in the artifacts collection.

Photographs 

Description

Six photographs related to a claims dispute have been placed in a separate folder in the front of the box of photographs for Record Group 5 in the vault.

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 Record Group 3.2 Record Group 3.2: The Liberty Life Pre-Corporation Records 1900-1986  (Bulk, 1933-1967)   47.0 cubic feet including 760 folders in 66 boxes, 183 volumes (73 oversize), 16 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders, and 3 photographs.

Corporate History

On November 3, 1905, a new enterprise, Southeastern Life Insurance Company, came into existence in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Fourteen years later on October 13, W. Frank Hipp, a former agent of that company, established a new company, Liberty Life Insurance Company, in Greenville, South Carolina. In 1933, Hipp became president of both companies, which continued to operate separately. However, on January 1, 1942, the insurance companies were consolidated under the name of Liberty Life Insurance Company, with Hipp as president. W. Frank Hipp died on January 3, 1943. On January 29, The Board of Directors voted Francis M. Hipp to succeed his father as president of Liberty Life and made his brother, Herman N. Hipp, the company's vice president and director.

Liberty Life Insurance Company became one of the subsidiaries of a new holding company, The Liberty Corporation, on December 1, 1967. The other subsidiaries included Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation, Surety Investment Company, and Liberty Properties, Inc. In addition, a new subsidiary, Liberty Investors Benefit Insurance (LIBCO), was organized for the purpose of writing individual and group variable annuity contracts.

Scope and Content Note

Included in this sub-record group are booklets, correspondence, financial reports, statements and worksheets, manuals, memoranda, minutes of meetings, legal documents, organizational charts, reports, speeches, and other material. These records document the history of Liberty Life Insurance Company's development from 1900 to 1986, with the majority of the material dating from 1933-1967. This sub-record group is divided into two series: Administrative Files and Committees and Task Forces. Both are arranged alphabetically by folder title and then chronologically within each folder.

Series 1, Administrative Files consists primarily of materials related to different aspects of the insurance business. Annual statements, budget reports, and other financial records document how the insurance company progressed financially from its founding until becoming part of the Liberty Corporation. Much of this financial information relates to real estate investments such as the Gresham Hotel in Spartanburg, SC and the Liberty Life Building in Greenville, SC, as well as the Company's involvement in the Utopian Developing Company. Material on strategic planning can be found in this series; also analyses of insurance operations, employee opinion surveys, examination reports, and long-range plans. Records of the Home Office, as well as those of various branch offices, departments, and divisions are filed in this series and document the day-to-day operations of the Company. There are numerous letters and memoranda from W. Frank, Francis, Boyd, and Herman Hipp, as well as correspondence and other material relating to Lockwood Greene Engineers, Inc., who were constructing the new Home Office Building (later the Liberty Corporation headquarters) in 1966-1967. Rate book and training manuals are part of this series, as are samples of insurance policies and promotional material. In addition, there is information on contests run by the Company to improve sales among the agents, direct mail underwriting for life insurance and hospital coverage, gas rationing as it affected the Company during World War II, reinsurance, and war clauses in insurance policies for World War II and the Korean War. Also included is material on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, with whom Liberty Life sponsored an annual scholarship. Finally, there are some records on the history of Liberty Life and speeches from various meetings and conferences.

Series 2, Committees and Task Forces contain a variety of financial reports, statements and worksheets, memoranda, minutes of meetings, and reports related to a number of different committees and task forces. The majority of the material in this series is from the Executive Council and the Finance, Insurance, and Investment Committees. Materials in the Finance and Investment Committees files record how the executives handled the business transactions and investments of Liberty Life Insurance Company. The records of the Executive Council document what topics-such as mergers, policy loan interest rates, insurance plans, and costs-affecting the company its executives discussed. Many of the records concerning the creation of the Liberty Corporation can be found here. The files of the Insurance Committee not only deal with routine company policies and procedures regarding insurance but the creation of new products and services as well. Finally, there is material on committees that handled the daily operations and procedures of Liberty Life Insurance Company, such as the Accounting and Methods, Advertising and Public Relations, Agency, and Operations Committees, with the latter documenting the changeover to the Liberty Corporation.

Oversize materials include contest posters; financial records such as annual statements and ledgers; policies from other companies that were reinsured by Liberty Peoples Life Insurance Company (Charleston, SC), The Home Insurance Company (Charleston, SC), Germania Life Insurance Company (Charleston, SC); landscaping studies for the new Home Office Building Main Floor Terrace and the Japanese gardens on the fourth floor; organizational charts; and a painting of the proposed Home Office Building.

Other material related to Liberty Life Insurance Company can be found in the records of Francis M. Hipp (RG 1), the Legal Department of Liberty Life Insurance Company (RG 3.1), Liberty Life Insurance Company Post Corporation Records (RG 3.3), W. Frank Hipp (RG 4), Boyd Calhoun Hipp (RG 5), Herman Hipp (RG 6), all five sub-record groups of the Communications Department (RG 8), and all four sub-record groups of The Liberty Corporation (RG 11).

 Series 1 Administrative Files 

Box Folder

Account Codes circa-1940-1960 

1 1.1

Accounts Manual-LLIC no date 

1 1.2

Actuarial Department 

Box Folder

Ordinary Division, Policy Loan Record Monthly Summaries May 1951-December 1956 

1 1.3

 1946 1948 1953 

1 1.4
Box Folder

Addressograph Department 1939-1944 

1 1.5

Administrative Procedures Manual-LLIC no date 

1 1.6

Administrative Procedures Manual for General Agents May 15, 1961 

1 1.7

Advertising 

Box Folder

 1927-1932 

1 1.8

 1933 

1 1.9
Box Folder

 1934-1942 

1 1.1

Advertising and Public Relations 1943 1945-1947 1949-1950 1955 1958, no date 

1 1.11

Advertising and Public Relations or Agency Service-Weekly Selections 1945-1946, no date 

1 1.12

Agency Bulletins 1933-1934 1938 

1 1.13

Agency Correspondence 1931-1936 

1 1.14

Agency-Ordinary 1948-1949 

1 1.15

Agency Service 

Box Folder

CLU [Chartered Life Underwriters] Awards 1948 1959-1968 

1 1.16

LUTC 

Box Folder

 1953 1955-1960 

2 1.17

 1961 

2 1.18

 1962 

2 1.19

 1963 

2 1.2

H. Rogers, LUTC 

Box Folder

 1964 

2 1.21

 February-July 1965 

2 1.22

 August-November 1965 

2 1.23

 1966 

2 1.24
Box Folder

Agents Collection Book (specimen) 1959 

2 1.25

Agreements 

Box Folder

Employees and Officers 1920-1937 

2 1.26

The Liberty Corporation Agrees to Purchase Southern Life 1986 

2 1.27

Alfred M. Best Company-[Best's Life Insurance Reports] 

Box Folder

 1912-1913 

2 1.28

 1931-1941 

3 1.29
Box Folder

American Control Life Insurance Company, Underwriting Suggestions 1929 

3 1.3

American United Life Insurance Company 

Box Folder

 1945-1950 

3 1.31

 1951-1954 

3 1.32

 1955 

3 1.33

 1956 

3 1.34

 1957 

3 1.35

 1958 

3 1.36

Build, Premium, and Rate Tables 1939 1945, no date 

3 1.37
Box Folder

American United and Liberty Life-Reinsurance Agreement no date 

3 1.38

Annual Convention Program 1947 

3 1.39

Annual Report 

Box Folder

I 1963 

3 1.4

II 1963 

3 1.41

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1964 

3 1.42

 1965 

3 1.43

 1966 

4 1.44

 1967 

4 1.45
Box Folder

Annual Report and Statement 1965 

4 1.46

Annual Statement & Report to Stockholders 1932-1941 

4 1.47

Annual Statement Working Papers 

Box Folder

 1920 

4 1.48

 1921 

4 1.49

 1922 

4 1.5

 1923 

4 1.51

 1924 

4 1.52

 1925 

4 1.53

 1926 

4 1.54

 1927 

4 1.55

 1928 

4 1.56

 1933 

4 1.57

Annual Statements 

Box Folder

20 th, 37  th, 38  th (December 31, 1938) & 1942 

4 1.58

39 th, 40  th, 41  st, 42  nd (December 31, 1943-1946) 

4 1.59

43 rd, 44  th, 45  th (December 31, 1947-1949) 

4 1.6

46 th (December 31, 1950) 

4 1.61

47 th & Semi-Annual Statement (December 31, 1951) (June 30, 1951) 

4 1.62

48 th & Semi-Annual Statement (December 31, 1952) (June 30, 1952) 

4 1.63

49 th (December 31, 1953) 

4 1.64

50 th (December 31, 1954) 

4 1.65

51 st (December 31, 1954) 

4 1.66

52 nd (December 31, 1955) 

4 1.67

53 rd (December 31, 1957) 

4 1.68

54 th (December 31, 1958) 

4 1.69

55 th (December 31, 1959) 

4 1.7

56 th (December 31, 1960) 

4 1.71

Bankers Fire and Marine Insurance Company 1959-1961 

5 1.72

Liberty Life Insurance Company 1950-1954 

5 1.73

Liberty Life Insurance Company 1955-1958 

5 1.74

Liberty Life Insurance Company 1959-1961 

5 1.75

Liberty Life Insurance Company 1962-1964 

5 1.76

Liberty Life Insurance Company 1965-1967 

5 1.77

Annual Stockholders Report 

Box Folder

 December 31, 1960 

6 1.78

 December 31, 1961 

6 1.79

 December 31, 1962 

6 1.8

 December 31, 1963 

6 1.81

 December 31, 1964 

6 1.82

 December 31, 1965 

6 1.83

 December 31, 1966 

6 1.84

 December 31, 1967 

6 1.85
Box Folder

Articles of Incorporation/Charter and Amendments (copies) 1962-1963 

6 1.86

Attitude Research Program: Report #1-A Summary of the First Years' Findings October, 1967 

6 1.87

Audit Department Memos 1937 1941, no date 

6 1.88

Audit Department Policy Manual no date 

6 1.89

Aviation 

Box Folder

 1944-1945 

6 1.9

 1946 

6 1.91

 1947-1948 

6 1.92

 1949 

6 1.93

 1950-1952 

6 1.94

 1954 

6 1.95

 1955-1956 

6 1.96

Forms from Other Companies I 1945 1946 1950 1954 

6 1.97

Forms from Other Companies II 1946 1949 1950 

6 1.98
Box Folder

"Aviation and Insurance" by John G. Kelly December 27, 1946 

7 1.99

Bank Book-First Bank book used by the Liberty Life Insurance October, 1919 

7 1.1

Beneficiaries 1944-1947 1949-1952 

7 1.101

The Blue Vase, The Order of 

Box Folder

Bulletins 1957-1963 

7 1.102

Bulletins 1964-1969 

7 1.103

Letter 1967 

7 1.104

Board and Committee Fees 

Box Folder

 1958-1963 

7 1.105

 1964-1967 

7 1.106
Box Folder

Bondholder Agreements 1938 

7 1.107

Borrowers' Protection Plan no date 

7 1.108

Borrowers' Protection Plan Rate Books 1946 1951 1953, no date 

7 1.109

Branch Office 

Box Folder

Columbia, SC-Group Premium Totals (Weekly) from Master Book Department 1932-1943 

7 1.11

Darlington, SC, L.A. Rogerson 1939-1956 1964 

7 1.111

Employee Manual 

Box Folder

I October 1, 1947 

8 1.112

II October 1, 1947 

8 1.113
Box Folder

List no date 

8 1.114

Memos to 1942 1958 1961-1962 1964-1965 

8 1.115

Ordinary Branch Office Procedures Manual May 15, 1961 

8 1.116

Procedures for Ordinary Office no date 

8 1.117

Procedures Manual 

Box Folder

 no date 

8 1.118

1959 with revision to 1965 

8 1.119

Old Revised 1967 

8 1.12

I 1967 

9 1.121

II 1967 

9 1.122
Box Folder

Rate Book Drill Answers 1961 

9 1.123

Spartanburg, SC, H.H. [Howard H.] Smith 

Box Folder

 1943-1944 1956-1957 1961 1970 1975, no date 

9 1.124

Liberty Life Annual Conventions 1954 1956-1959 1961 

9 1.125

Liberty Life Sales Conferences 1966 1973 

9 1.126
Box Folder

Budget Report 1961 

9 1.127

Bulletins 1933-1934, no date 

9 1.128

Business and Education Day 1958 

9 1.129

Bylaws of The Liberty Life Insurance Company 1949 

9 1.13

A Career with Liberty Life 

Box Folder

I no date 

9 1.131

II no date 

9 1.132

III no date 

9 1.133

IV no date 

9 1.134
Box Folder

A Career as a Liberty Life Underwriter no date 

9 1.135

Christmas Cards no date 

9 1.136

Claims c. 1938 

9 1.137

Clerical Utilization System no date 

9 1.138

Clippings 

Box Folder

20 th Anniversary November 23, 1939 

10 1.139

Death of Frank Hipp January 4-5, 1943 March 1943; no date 

10 1.14

Francis M. Hipp elected President of Liberty Life January 30, 1943 

10 1.141

Misc. 1923 1933-1934 1936 1940 1942-1944 1946-1947 1950 

10 1.142
Box Folder

Colored Risks 1926 1944-1945 1947 1949 1951 1953-1958 

10 1.143

Collateral Note-W. Grady Southern 1933-1936 

10 1.144

Combination Agency Department Memos 1957-1960 

10 1.145

Combination Agents 

Box Folder

Contract no date 

10 1.146

Contract (Presentation) no date 

10 1.147
Box Folder

Combination Branch Office Procedures Manual October 16, 1967 

10 1.148

Combination Department, Rate Book Drill 1957 

10 1.149

Combination Division 

10 1.149

Agency Reports 

Box Folder

I 1955-1956 

10 1.15

II 1955-1956 

10 1.151

 1957 

10 1.152

Monthly Production Reports 1957 1957 

11 1.153
Box Folder

Instruction Book 1950 1957 

11 1.154

Combination Division and Home Office, Examples and Summary of Benefits, Retirement Annuity and Pension Plan 1952 

11 1.155

Combination Manual Changes July 31, 1962 

11 1.156

Comm. and Prem. Info 1955 1957 1972, no date 

11 1.157

Commonwealth Life Insurance Company 

Box Folder

 1938 

11 1.158

 1939 

11 1.159

Premium Rates and Guaranteed Values 1948 

11 1.16
Box Folder

A Comparison of Liberty Life Operation with General Trends in Insurance Industry 1955-1963 November 1964 

11 1.161

Compensation Commission for US Employees-Deposit of 25M no date 

11 1.162

Consolidation-Liberty Life Insurance Company 1941-1942 

11 1.163
Box Folder

Contests: ACC-U-COMP 1966 

11 1.164

Contests: A.C.P. May 1954 

11 1.165

Contests: Accident Policy Contest April 1957 

11 1.166

Contests: "Anniversary Week" 1955 

11 1.167

Contests: "Beat Your Best Month" (Combination Department) 1955 

11 1.168

Contests: Be Better Than Average 5 

11 1.169

Contests: Bobby Richardson Baseballs (Combination Department) October 1966 

11 1.17

Contests: Bonus and Prize Offers 

Box Folder

 1931-1942 

12 1.171

 1943-1948 

12 1.172

 1950-1959 

12 1.173
Box Folder

Contests: Butane Lighter Contest (Combination Department) December 1967 

12 1.174

Contests: Cash Contest (Combination Department) 1955 

12 1.175

Contests: Cash for Christmas 1957 

12 1.176

Contests: Central Regional Contest 1963 

12 1.177

Contests: Early Bird Club (Combination Department) 1966 

12 1.178

Contests: Election Contest Ballots October 1952 

12 1.179

Contests: "Election Campaign," October 3-November 8, 1960 

12 1.18

Contests: '54' in '54 1954 

12 1.181

Contests: "Find the Pony" 

Box Folder

 January-March 1964 

12 1.182

 January-March 1965 

12 1.183
Box Folder

Contests: Firebird Contest 1967-1968 

12 1.184

Contests: G.I.R. Campaign 1961 

12 1.185

Contests: Green Streak-Keys Contest 1965 

12 1.186

Contests: Half-Billion Campaign 1951 

12 1.187

Contests: Hipp-Robelot-Edwards Contest 1957 

12 1.188

Contests: Jackpot Contest 1954 

12 1.189

Contests: January Contest (Combination & Ordinary) 1967 

12 1.19

Contests: January-February Contest 1966 

12 1.191

Contests: June Contest 1959 

12 1.192

Contests: King for a Day 1960-1961 

12 1.192

Contests: Leader's Day 1966-1967 

12 1.194

Contests: May Contest (5 th week) 1960 

12 1.195

Contests: November Contest 

Folder
1.195
Box Folder

(3 rd week) 1959 

12 1.196

 1962 

12 1.197
Box Folder

Contests: PEP Campaign 1951 

12 1.198

Contests: President's Month Contest March 1957 

12 1.199

Contests: September Contest WP & MDO Campaign 1959 1963 1965 1967 

12 1.2

Contests: Shower of Groceries 1958 

13 1.201

Contests: Silver Dollar Campaign 1958 

13 1.202

Contests: Summer Sales Award (Suit Contest) 1967 

13 1.203

Contests: Correspondence 1933-1935 

13 1.204

Disability Benefits 1943-1952 1957-1958, no date 

13 1.205

Douglas DC3 N-2000-D no date 

13 1.206

Field Administration Manual for Combination Branch Offices no date 

13 1.207

Field Administrative Manual for Ordinary Offices-no date no date 

13 1.208

Fiftieth Anniversary Brochure 1955 

13 1.209

Flitcraft Compend [Listing of Life Insurance Companies] 1959-1960 

13 1.21

Friday Quotes 

Box Folder

 1935 

13 1.211

 1936 

13 1.212

 1937 

13 1.213

 1938 

13 1.214

 1939 

13 1.215

 1940 

13 1.216

 1941 

13 1.217

 1942 

13 1.218

Gas Ration Records 

Box Folder

Erwin, M.M. 1943-1945 

14 1.219

Gantt, W.E. 1942-1945 

14 1.22

General July 3, 1942-July 6, 1945 

14 1.221

Hipp, B. Calhoun 1943 

14 1.222

Hipp, Francis M. 1942-1945 

14 1.223

Hipp, Grady H. 1944-1945 

14 1.224

Hipp, Herman N. 1942-1945 

14 1.225

Hunt, Frank D. 1942-1944 

14 1.226

Hunt, Roy F. 1942-1944 

14 1.227

Independence Insurance Company 1943-1945 

14 1.228

Liberty Life Insurance Company 1942-1945 

14 1.229

McDonald, R.E. 1942-1945 

14 1.23

Rhoades, W.C. 1944-1945 

14 1.231

Scales, Robert R., Jr. 1943-1945 

14 1.232

Southern, J.B. 1945 

14 1.233

Surety Mortgage Company 1945 

14 1.234

The S.C. Broadcasting Co., Inc. 1943-1945 

14 1.235
Box Folder

General Agents Procedures Manual Distribution List 1966 

14 1.236

Gresham Hotel 

Bank Statements & Fire Insurance 

Box Folder

 1935 

14 1.237

 1936 

14 1.238

 1937 

14 1.239

 1938 

14 1.24
Box Folder

Deposits I 1934-1937 

14 1.241

Deposits & D.D. Smith Letters II 1935-1937 

14 1.242

Insurance Policies 1935-1936 1938 

15 1.243

John and Simon 1937-1939 

15 1.244

Suspense Items 1934-1938 

15 1.245

Taxes, Accounts, & Insurance 1934-1938 

15 1.246
Box Folder

Hampton Insurance Agency, Audited Financial Statement July 14-December 31, 1965 

15 1.247

Health Claims Department, Accident and Sickness Insurance Notebook 

Box Folder

Folder I 1959-1969 

15 1.248

Folder II 1959-1969 

15 1.249
Box Folder

Henderson & Martin 1939 1940 

15 1.25

Hipp, W. Frank-Addresses & Conferences c.1932 1934 1939-1940 

15 1.251

Hipp Photograph Correspondence 1965 

15 1.252

The Home Friendly Society, Inc.-Policies 1904 1911 

15 1.253

Home Insurance Companies c. 1934 

15 1.254

Home Life & Accident 

Box Folder

Agents' Reports 1922 

15 1.255

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1921 

15 1.256

II August-October 5, 1922 

15 1.257

III October 6, 1922-November 1923 

15 1.258

Home Office 

Box Folder

Handbook 1960, no date 

16 1.259

Manual no date 

16 1.26

Personnel Manual 

Box Folder

LLIC no date 

16 1.261

LLIC August 1, 1960 

16 1.262

LLIC 1962 

16 1.263
Box Folder

Memos: Investment & Loan Accounting-Paul Bridges 1947 1949-1959 1961 

16 1.264

Memos: Policyowners Service-R.D. Ritchie 

Box Folder

 March 1943-June 1947 

16 1.265

 July 1947-November 1953 

16 1.266

 March 1955-November 1962 

16 1.267

 March 1963-November 1967 

16 1.268
Box Folder

Organization and Function 1940-1948 

16 1.269
Box Folder

Image Survey 1965 

17 1.27

Impairments, Manual for Coding January1960 

17 1.271

Industrial Commission 

Box Folder

Florida 1952-1956 

17 1.272

South Carolina 1942-1955 1960 

17 1.273
Box Folder

Industrial Department Instructions 1937-1938 

17 1.274

Industrial/Ordinary Department Instructions July 31, 1937 

17 1.275

Instructions for Functionalizing Time 1966 

17 1.276

Insurance and Investment Exhibits for 1962 with Comparative Information from 1959-1961 [mostly 1961] January 28, 1963 

17 1.277

Insurance Building (Chamber of Commerce Building), Greenville, SC Documentary File 1923-1969 

17 1.278

Insurance Department 

Box Folder

Florida 1928-1933 1936 1938 1942 1955 1957-1959 

17 1.279

Georgia 1945 1948-1957 1960-1962 1966-1967 

17 1.28

Kentucky 1925-1929 1942-1943 1947-1949 1951-1953 1955 1957-1960 1967 

17 1.281

Mississippi 1942 

18 1.282

North Carolina 1945 1953 1955-1956 1958-1960 

18 1.283

South Carolina 1934 1949-1951 1953 1955-1956 1958-1961 1967 

18 1.284

Tennessee 1942 1947 

18 1.285

Virginia 1949-1960 1968 

18 1.286
Box Folder

Insurance Facts Book 1958 

18 1.287

Insurance in Force 1943-1946 1948-1954 

18 1.288

Insurance Surveys, LIAMA 1958 

18 1.289

Investment Division Procedures Manual 

Box Folder

LLIC no date 

18 1.29

LLIC 1963 

18 1.291
Box Folder

Job Evaluation Program May 21, 1962 

18 1.292

Junior Adjustable Work Book, 20-Pay Life no date 

18 1.293

Kelly, C.L. Contract File [Staff Manager, Rock Hill Office] 1936-1973 

18 1.294

Kennedy, William R. 1937-1954 1957-1959 

19 1.295

Legal Retainer 1935-1981 

19 1.296

Letterhead no date 

19 1.297

The Liberty Legion 1936-1937 

19 1.298

Liberty Life Home Office Building-Article, Brochure, Clippings, Postcard 1953 1955-1956 

19 1.299

Liberty Life Insurance Company-Liberty Life Building, Charlotte, NC 1940 

19 1.3

Liberty Life Insurance Company Organization 1948-1967, no date 

19 1.301

Liberty Life Insurance Industry 1967 

19 1.302

Liberty Life's Special 50 th Anniversary VALUE 

19 1.303

Liberty Policy and Procedures for [Personnel] no date 

19 1.304

Life Underwriter's Association of Columbia, SC, Roster and Bylaws 1961-1962 

19 1.305

Little Gem Life Chart 

Box Folder

 1958-1959 

19 1.306

 1960 

19 1.307

LLIC Building Cornerstone 

Box Folder

Folder I 1955 

20 1.308

Folder II 1955 

20 1.309
Box Folder

LLIC Capital Stock, Preliminary Prospectus Dated March 24, 1964 

20 1.31

LLIC Group Insurance Benefits 1950 1956 

20 1.311

LLIC Masterbook Department, Definitions c. 1950's 

20 1.312

LLIC Memorial Resolutions 1936 1957 1968 

20 1.313

LLIC Stockholders 1944-1945 

20 1.314

Lockwood Greene-(Booth Papers) 

Description

These are photoduplicates of the project files of Louis S. Booth, a Lockwood Greene executive. They consist of bids, calculations, correspondence, memoranda, reports, specifications and submittals related to the construction of the Liberty Life Insurance building in Greenville, South Carolina. The Liberty Archives maintained the folders in Booth's original order and Clemson Special Collections refoldered but did not re-order. However, box 2 of The Liberty Archives listing (Hardware through Water and Sewage, 26 folders) is not found here. Half-size photoduplicates of the building plans are listed with oversize papers, below. The Liberty Archives accession number was 88-13.

Box Folder

Air Conditioning 1966-1968 

20 1.315

Air Conditioning 1971-1974 

20 1.316

Allied Specialties 1972 

20 1.317

Architectural 1971-1972 

20 1.318

Bids 1966 

20 1.319

Bids 1972 

20 1.32

C & M 1966-1967 

20 1.321

Caune, John 1966-1967 

20 1.322

Civil 1971 

21 1.323

Color 1966-1967 

21 1.324

Concrete 1966-1967 

21 1.325

Cost Estimates 1966-1967 

21 1.326

Design 1966-1967 

21 1.327

E & B 1966-1968 

21 1.328

Electrical 1966-1968 

21 1.329

Electrical 1971 

21 1.33

Electrical Calculations 1966-1967 

21 1.331-1.332

Electrical-Group Leader's Reports 1971-1972 

21 1.333

Electrical Specifications (Angell) 1966-1967 

21 1.334

Electrical Specifications 1971 

22 1.335

Electrical-TLC Panel Identification 1971 

22 1.336

Elevator 1966-1967 

22 1.337

Finish Schedule 1967 

22 1.338

Fire Protection 1966 

22 1.339

Fixtures & Equipment 1971-1972 

22 1.34

General 1966-1968 

22 1.341

HVAC Submittals 1971 

22 1.342
Box Folder

Logs no date 

22 1.343-1.344

LOMA-Exam 4 1963 

22 1.345

Luncheon Club 

Box Folder

 1961-1963 

22 1.346

 1964-1967 

22 1.347
Box Folder

Major Medical Insurance, TPT no date 

22 1.348

Management Survey June, 1960 

22 1.349

Masterbook Department 1940-1941 

23 1.35

Medical Bureau 

Box Folder

Medical Information Bureau Official Code List of Impairments 1962 

23 1.351

M.I.B. [Medical Information Bureau] Procedure May 1967 

23 1.352

Memos & Directives 

Box Folder

 1931-1932 

23 1.353

 January-March 1933 

23 1.354

 April-December, 1933 

23 1.355

 1934 

23 1.356

 1935 

23 1.357

 1936 

23 1.358

 January-July 1937 

23 1.359

 August-December 1937 

23 1.36

 January-May 1938 

23 1.361

 June-December 1938 

23 1.362

 January-February 1939 

23 1.363

 March-July 1939 

23 1.364

 August-December 1939 

23 1.365

 January-August 1940 

23 1.366

 1941-1943 

23 1.367

 1949 1951-1952 

23 1.368
Box Folder

Miscellaneous 1919 1940 1945 

24 1.369

Monthly Debit Ordinary Premium Rates and General Instructions 1956 

24 1.37

Monthly Debit Ordinary and Weekly Premium Rates and General Instructions 1960 

24 1.371

N1905L [Aircraft] Information and Invoices 1959 1960 1963 

24 1.372

National Life and Accident Insurance Company, Ordinary Department Rate Book 1954 

24 1.373

National Merit Scholarship Awards 

Box Folder

Presentation and Luncheon April 22, 1965 

24 1.374

Robert S. Jackson 1965 

24 1.375

Marguerite L. Smith 1967-1971 

24 1.376

Stanley B. Watson 1965-1969 

24 1.377

National Merit Scholarship Corporation 

Box Folder

 January 1-June 30, 1965 

24 1.378

 July 1-December 31, 1965 

24 1.379

 1966 

24 1.38

Correspondence 1966 

24 1.381
Box Folder

Non-Participating Policies List with Policy Form Numbers, January 15 1967 

24 1.382

North American Reassurance Company Rating Manual 1946 

25 1.383

North Carolina Industrial Commission 1951 1954 

25 1.384

Occupational Conference 1929 

25 1.385

Occupational Rating Manual no date 

25 1.386

Occupational Ratings Conference Proceedings 1929 

25 1.387

Offers to Buy The Liberty Life 1925 

25 1.388

Old Chamber of Commerce Building 1929-1930 

25 1.389

Ordinary Branch Office Procedures Manual 

Box Folder

 no date 

25 1.39

Working Papers 1943-1961 

25 1.391

Ordinary Department 

Exhibits of Insurance 

Box Folder

 1954 

25 1.392

 1956-1957 

25 1.393
Box Folder

Operations Report 1955-1957 

26 1.394

Ordinary Application Register December 1933-April 1934 

26 1.395
Box Folder

Ordinary Division, Examples and Summaries of Benefits, Retirement Annuity, and Pension Plan 1952 

26 1.396

Ordinary Life Policy & Life Paid-Up at Age 5-Non-participating Policy 1961 1969 

26 1.397

O'Toole Report 

Box Folder

Section I, "Organization and General Administration" 1953 

26 1.398

Section III, "Underwriting & Actuarial Operations" 1953 

26 1.399

Section IV, "Savings & Loan & Group Operations" 1953 

26 1.4

Patent Application 

Box Folder

 1926-1928 

26 1.401

 1933-1934 

26 1.402
Box Folder

People's Life Insurance Company of Charleston, SC 1920 1958, no date 

26 1.403

The Picture Book of Life Insurance 1953 

26 1.404

Policies 

Box Folder

 1919-1929 

26 1.405

 1932 1942 

26 1.406
Box Folder

Policy # Ledger B Bonus Club Year no date 

26 1.407

Policy Benefit Department 

Box Folder

Checkwriting System no date 

27 1.408

Manual of Procedures and Operations 1961 

27 1.409

Policy Forms 

Box Folder

 1938 

27 1.41

 1949 

27 1.411
Box Folder

Policy Issue Department 1959-1963 1965 1967 

27 1.412

Policy Issue Department 1967 

27 1.413

Policyowners' Service Division-Policy and Program 1955 

27 1.414

Policy Record Cards 1918 1950 1966 1969 

27 1.415

Policy Samples no date 

27 1.416

Premium Accounting Department 

Box Folder

Application Receipt Book; Collection Receipts Books 1959-1961 1959 1961 

27 1.417

Memo December 17, 1957 

27 1.418

Monthly Debit Ordinary Application Receipt Book; Monthly Debit Ordinary Collection Receipt Book; Revival Receipt Book; Weekly Premium Receipt Books 1958 1958 1947-1949 1942-1943 1959 

27 1.419

President's Club 

Box Folder

 1946 1948 

27 1.42

[Stationary & Business Cards] 1961 and 1964 

27 1.421
Box Folder

Procedures and Manuals-Permanent Files no date 

27 1.422

Production Clubs 1963 

27 1.423

Proposals and Suggestions: Observance of Company's 50 th Anniversary 

27 1.424

Rate Book Drill no date 

27 1.425

Rating Schedules 

Box Folder

 1946-1950 

27 1.426

 1953-1958 

27 1.427
Box Folder

Receipt Books-Weekly Premium 1921-1942 

27 1.428

Refreshment Coupons no date 

28 1.429

Regional Meetings 

Box Folder

 1958 

28 1.43

 February 1959 

28 1.431

 1960 

28 1.432

 1961 

28 1.433

 1962 

28 1.434

 1963 

28 1.435

 1964 

28 1.436

 1965 

28 1.437

 1966 

28 1.438

Reinsurance 

Box Folder

 1941-1942 

28 1.439

 1943-1947 

28 1.44

 1948 

28 1.441

 1949-1950 

28 1.442

 1951-1952 

28 1.443

 1953 

28 1.444

 1954 

28 1.445

 1955 

29 1.446

1 of 2 1956 

29 1.447

2 of 2 1956 

29 1.448

 1957 

29 1.449

 1958 

29 1.45

Report of Examination 

Box Folder

 1942 

29 1.451

 1945 

29 1.452

 1949 

29 1.453

 1953 

29 1.454

 1956 

29 1.455

 1959 

30 1.455A

 1965 

30 1.455B
Box Folder

Reports to Board of Directors, LLIC 1961-1965 1967 

30 1.456

Retirement Annuity and Pension Plan 1948 1952 1958 

30 1.457

Ritchie, Robert D.-memos to and from 1939-1940 1942 

30 1.458

Sales-Brochures 1961 

30 1.459

Sales Conference Programs 1964 & 1967 

30 1.46

Sales Contest-R.H. Collins 1935 

30 1.461

Sales Contract-Mitchell and Folsom 1929-1931 

30 1.462

Sand Contract 1938-1941 

30 1.463

Savings & Loan Insurance Department: Rates for Decreasing Term Insurance (Level Monthly Premiums) no date 

30 1.464

Scholarship-Beginning 1965 

30 1.465

Schumpert, Helen V. 

Box Folder

 1937-1942 

30 1.466

Loan #3 1938-1941 

31 1.467

Secondary Stock Offering 

Box Folder

 April-August 1963, no date 

31 1.468

 December 1963-February 17, 1964 

31 1.469

 February 17-March 30, 1964 

31 1.47

 April-August 1964 

31 1.471
Box Folder

Securities List 1956-1965 1967 

31 1.472

Selective Service Records 

Box Folder

 April 19, 1943-March 18, 1944 

31 1.473

Cochrane, Graham Clarke 1944-1945 

31 1.474

Ellis, William R. 1944-1945 

31 1.475

Hunt, Frank Dewitt 1944-1945 

31 1.476

Little, Carolus Delong 1944-1945 

31 1.477

Rhoades, William C. 1945 

31 1.478

Scales, Robert Roper, Jr. 1944-1945 

31 1.479
Box Folder

Sick Leave Regulations 1948-1949 

32 1.48

Smith, John Parker, Manager, Sumter, SC Office 1930-1959 

32 1.481

Social Security-Old Age Benefits 1940-1941 1956 

32 1.482

Some Results of the Cooperative Advertising Program sponsored by Life Insurance Companies in America no date 

32 1.483

South Carolina Insurance Dept., Handbook for Life Insurance Agents Qualification Examination no date 

32 1.484

Statement [Financial] June 30, 1947 

32 1.485

Statements-Comparative 1949-1950 

32 1.486

Stationary 1942, no date 

32 1.487

Statistical Data-Mr. Herman N. Hipp no date 

32 1.488

Statistics, Valuation, and Deferred Testing Tabulations-Monthly Summaries November 1956-December 1957 

32 1.489

Stocks and Stock Values 1940 1942-1943 1961-1962 1967 1981 

32 1.49

Treasurer of South Carolina 1941-1942 1945 

32 1.491

Underwriting, Essentials of Life no date 

32 1.492

Underwriting Department 

Box Folder

 1942 1943-1944 

33 1.493

 1945-1948 

33 1.494

 1949-1950 

33 1.495

 1951-1952 

33 1.496

 1953-1954 

33 1.497

 1955-1956 

33 1.498

 1957 

33 1.499

 1958 

33 1.5

Reports 

Box Folder

 1948-1952 

33 1.501

 1953-1955 

33 1.502

 1956-1958 

33 1.503

Underwriting Division 

Box Folder

 1953 

34 1.504

 1954 

34 1.505

 1962, n.d. 

34 1.506
Box Folder

Underwriting Hazardous Sports and Occupations-Articles 1959 1962 1967, no date 

34 1.507

Underwriting Policies 

Box Folder

 1941-1943 

34 1.508

 1944 

34 1.509

 1945-1946 

34 1.51

 1947-1948 

34 1.511

 1949 

34 1.512

 1950 

34 1.513

 1951-1952 

34 1.514

 1953 

34 1.515

 1954-1955 

34 1.516

 1956-1958 

34 1.517

Underwriting Rate Manual 

Box Folder

 1926 

35 1.518

 1941 

35 1.519

Utopian 

Bank Statements 

Box Folder

SC National Bank #1 1939 

35 1.52

SCNB 1940-1941 

35 1.521

People's National & Norwood 1924-1941 

35 1.522
Box Folder

Correspondence 1936-1937 

35 1.523

Dissolution File 1938-1940 

35 1.524

Income Tax Returns 1931-1940 

36 1.525

Minutes 1940 

36 1.526

Miscellaneous Matters-Re: Stockholders, Bondholders 1938-1940 

36 1.527

Miscellaneous Papers 1935 

36 1.528

Mitchell and Folsom-Mortgage Loan 1932-1934 

36 1.529

Price Lists 1935 

36 1.53

Receipts 1932-1940 

36 1.531

Sales Contracts Paid 1938-1939 

36 1.532

Suspense 1935-1938 

36 1.533

Statements 

Box Folder

Financial 1938-1941 

36 1.534

 1927-1939 

37 1.535
Box Folder

Tax Receipts, Returns, etc. 1940 

37 1.536

War Clauses 

Box Folder

 1939-1944 

37 1.537

 1945 

37 1.538

 1946-1948 

37 1.539

 July 10-August 14, 1950 

37 1.54

 August 15-September 1950 

37 1.541

 October-December 1950 

37 1.542

 1951 

37 1.543

 1952 

37 1.544

 1953 

37 1.545

 January 1954-September 1955 

37 1.546

 1956-1958 

37 1.547

Newspaper Clippings July 16-December 31, 1950 

38 1.548

Newspaper Clippings 1951-1952 

38 1.549

Recent History July 26, 1950 

38 1.55

Statutory Provisions having a bearing on July 21, 1950 

38 1.551

Working Data July 1950-February 1951 

38 1.552
Box Folder

War Death Clauses May 1943-September 1946 

38 1.553

WCSC/SC Broadcasting Co. 1932-1945 

38 1.554

Weekly Premium Life Policy Application Forms 1927 1936 1943 

38 1.555

WFBC-Radio/The Greenville News-Piedmont Co. 1932 

38 1.556

W. Frank Hipp Club, President's Month August 1937 

38 1.557

White, Rossie Mae (Executive Department) 1953 1955 

38 1.558

Agents Record 

Box

 October 1921-December 1930 

39

 September 1930-January 1934 

39

 December 1936-December 1939 

39

 October 1940-December 1946 

39

 May 1946-October 1949 

39

Agency Application Register (Ordinary Business) 

Box

 April 1928-March 1929 

39

 March 1929-June 1930 

39

 May 1930-September 1930 

39

 May 1934-September 1934 

39

Ordinary Application Register 

Box

 January 1939-July 1940 

39

 June 1940-November 1940 

39

 October 1940-January 1942 

39

 December 1941-February 1943 

39

Cash Book 

Box

 January 1921-January 1924 

40

 September 1927-October 1929 

40

 January 1930-July 1932 

40

 October 1933-June 1939 

40

 April 1940-December 1941 

40

 December 1941-July 1943 

40

 August 1943-March 1945 

40

 June 1952-October 1953 

40

Collection Book 

Box

 January 1942-December 1944 

41

 January 1950-December 1952 

41

 January 1953-June 1956 

41

 August 1956-January 1959 

41

 January 1959-March 1972 

41

Income/Disbursements Ledger November 1931-December 1932 

41

Inventory of Bonds and Notes January 1945-January 1947 

41

Miscellaneous Income/Disbursements Ledger January 1945-December 1949 

41

Petty Cash Book January 1933-November 1952 

41

Policy Number Ledger (no date) 

42

Policy Number Ledger C (no date) 

42

H. O. [Home Office] Policy Register 

Box

#1A-103A and 500000-502958 August 1920-September 1924 

42

#502959-505895 September 1924-September 1927 

42

#505896-508698 September 1927-December 1929 

42

#508699-511738 January-December 1930 

42

#511739-515620 December 1930-September 1931 

42

#515621-519580 September 1931-July 1932 

43

#519581-523272 July 1932-August 1933 

43

#523273-526678 August 1933-June 1934 

43

#526679-530415 June 1934-August 1935 

43

#530416-534308 August 1935-November 1936 

43

#534309-538177 November 1936-September 1937 

43

#538178-542116 September 1937-October 1938 

43

#542117-546399 October 1938-June 1940 

43

Industrial Policy Register, #546400-560749 June 1940-December 1943 

43

Policy Register, #74150-82809 October 1939-December 1943 

43

Rent Receipt Ledger December 1930-January 1933 

43

Rent Receipt Ledger January 1939-January 1945 

43

Securities Inventory/Transaction Record January 1946-October 1952 

44

Stock Registration Book (Second Offering) 1964 

44

Subsidiaries Ledger of Accounts Debited from a General Journal January 1935-November 1950 

44

Comparative Trial Balances, Liberty Life and Southeastern January 1944-June 1953 

44

Combined Trial Balances December 1947-December 1951 

44

Trial Balances November 1919-December 1933 

44

Trial Balances January 1942-December 1947 

44

Trial Balances January 1952-November 1955 

44

Liberty Life Building, Columbia SC, Cash Books 

Box

 May 1938-November 1939 

45

 November 1939-July 1941 

45

 July 1941-December 1942 

45

 December 1942-May 1944 

45

 May 1944-February 1947 

45

 March 1947-August 1949 

45

 September 1949-December 1951 

45

Liberty Life Building, Columbia SC 

Box

Ledger May 1938-December 1948 

46

Ledger January 1949-November 1951 

46

Rent Ledger May 1938-December 1943 

46

Rent Ledger January 1944-December 1948 

46

Rent Ledger January 1949-November 1951 

46

Utopian Developing Company, Stock Book January 1925-May 1937 

46

Ratebooks 

Box

 1923-1960   29 volumes

47

 1962-1965   11 volumes

48

 Series 2 Committees and Task Forces 

Accounting and Methods Committee 

Minutes 

Box Folder

Folder I 1959-1962 

1 2.1

Folder II 1959-1962 

1 2.2
Box Folder

Folder I 1959-1965 

1 2.3

Folder II 1959-1965 

1 2.4

Advertising and Public Relations Committee 

Box Folder

 March 28, 1936-June 30, 1957 

1 2.5

 August 1, 1959-February 1, 1960 

1 2.6

 1961 

1 2.7

Agenda 

Box Folder

 1957 

1 2.8

 1958 

1 2.9
Box Folder

Annual Statements 1958 

1 2.1

Minutes 1957-1961 

1 2.11

Agency Committee 

Box Folder

Agenda 1958 

1 2.12

Minutes 

Box Folder

I 1956-1962 

2 2.13

II 1956-1962 

2 2.14

I 1956-1962 

2 2.15

II 1956-1962 

2 2.16

 August 28, 1961-February 12, 1968 

2 2.17
Box Folder

Reports 1953-1972 

2 2.18
Box Folder

Electronic Committee Minutes March 21, 1957-January 24, 1958 

2 2.19

Employee Benefits Committee Meetings-Minutes 1955 

2 2.2

Executive Council 

Box Folder

Agenda 1958 

2 2.21

Minutes 

Box Folder

 October 27, 1953-May 15, 1954 

2 2.22

 May 19, 1954-January 8, 1958 

2 2.23
Box Folder

 October 1953-August 1954 

3 2.24

 September 1954-March 1955 

3 2.25

 March 11-May 13, 1958 

3 2.26

 June 12-August 13, 1958 

3 2.27

 September 9-October 15, 1958 

3 2.28

 November 11-December 30, 1958 

3 2.29

 February 11-April 16, 1959 

3 2.3

 June 9-July 29, 1959 

3 2.31

 September 8, 1959-January 5, 1960 

3 2.32

 February 5-March 8, 1960 

4 2.33

Finance Committee-Minutes 

Box Folder

Six Months Reports June 17, 1960 &1960 

4 2.34

 August 9-November 1, 1960 

4 2.35

 November 8-December 28, 1960 

4 2.36

 February 28-April 11, 1961 

4 2.37

 May 9-August 8, 1961 

4 2.38

 September 12-December 28, 1961 

4 2.39

 February 13-April 3, 1962 

4 2.4

 June 14, 1962 

4 2.41

 October 9, 1962 

4 2.42

 November 14-December 27, 1962 

5 2.43

 March 1, 1963 

5 2.44

 April 9-May 4, 1963 

5 2.45

 July 11-September 3, 1963 

5 2.46

 September 10, 1963 

5 2.47

 October 8-November 12, 1963 

5 2.48

 December 23, 1963 

5 2.49

 January 8-February 11, 1964 

5 2.5

 April 14, 1964 

5 2.51

 June 9-July 14, 1964 

5 2.52

 August 11-September 8, 1964 

6 2.53

 December 29, 1964 

6 2.54

 December 1964-March 9, 1965 

6 2.55

 April 13, 1965 

6 2.56

 May 11-June 8, 1965 

6 2.57

 July 13-August 10, 1965 

6 2.58

 October 12, 1965 

6 2.59

 November 9-December 29, 1965 

6 2.6

 February 8-March 8, 1966 

6 2.61

 April 12-May 10, 1966 

6 2.62

 June 14-July 12, 1966 

6 2.63

 August 9-September 13, 1966 

7 2.64

 October 11-December 27, 1966 

7 2.65

 March 14, 1967 

7 2.66

 May 9-July 11, 1967 

7 2.67

 August 8-September 12, 1967 

7 2.68

 November 14-December 29, 1967 

7 2.69
Box Folder

Group Subcommittee-Minutes 1955 

7 2.7

Insurance Committee 

Agenda 

Box Folder

 1957 

7 2.71

 1958 

7 2.72
Box Folder

Memoranda 1958 

8 2.73

Minutes 

Box Folder

 September-December 1953 

8 2.74

 January 8-June 1954 

8 2.75

 January 8-August 31, 1954 

8 2.76

 September 1-December 29, 1954 

8 2.77

 January 5-February 25, 1955 

8 2.78

 March 3-April 29, 1955 

8 2.79

 May 4-June 30, 1955 

8 2.8

 July 1-August 23, 1955 

8 2.81

 September 1-October 20, 1955 

8 2.8

 November 4-December 16, 1955 

8 2.83

 January 5-February 23, 1956 

8 2.84

 March 1-April 27, 1956 

9 2.85

 May 3-July 30, 1956 

9 2.86

 August 2-September 28, 1956 

9 2.87

 October 4-December 12, 1956 

9 2.88

 January 3-February 28, 1957 

9 2.89

 March 7-April 26, 1957 

9 2.9

 May 2-June 28, 1957 

9 2.91

 July 2-August 23, 1957 

9 2.92

 September 5-December 13, 1957 

9 2.93

 January 16-February 14, 1958 

9 2.94

 March 6-April 25, 1958 

9 2.95

 May 1-August 28, 1958 

9 2.96

 September 5-December 19, 1958 

10 2.97

 January 15-April 10, 1959 

10 2.98

 May 6-December 29, 1959 

10 2.99

 January 5-August 24, 1960 

10 2.1

 September 8-December 16, 1960 

10 2.101

 January 5-May 25, 1961 

10 2.102

 June 1-December 21, 1961 

10 2.103

 January 5-December 17, 1962 

10 2.104

 January 25-November 26, 1963 

10 2.105

 January 3-December 30, 1964 

10 2.106

 January 8-July 29, 1965 

10 2.107

 August 8-December 28, 1965 

10 2.108

 January 12-April 29, 1966 

11 2.109

 May 10-July 22, 1966 

11 2.11

 August 8-December 21, 1966 

11 2.111

Investment Committee 

Box Folder

Agenda 1958 

11 2.112

Minutes 

Box Folder

 October 23-December 20, 1953 

11 2.113

 January 13-December 28, 1954 

11 2.114

 January 4-December 20, 1955 

11 2.115

 January 3-December 18, 1956 

11 2.116

 January 8, 1957-November 4, 1958 

11 2.117

 January 20-October 6, 1959 

11 2.118

 October 20, 1959-June 21, 1960 

11 2.119

 September 20, 1960-August 15, 1961 

11 2.12

 October 17-December 19, 1961 

11 2.121

 February 6-June 19, 1962 

12 2.122

 August 7-December 4, 1962 

12 2.123

 January 15-July 16, 1963 

12 2.124

 September 20-October 14, 1963 

12 2.125

 October 21-November 4, 1963 

12 2.126

 November 11-December 2, 1963 

12 2.127

 December 10-December 30, 1963 

12 2.128

 January 6-January 20, 1964 

12 2.129

 January 27-February 17, 1964 

12 2.13

 February 24-March 9, 1964 

12 2.131

 March 16-March 30, 1964 

12 2.132

 April 6-April 20, 1964 

13 2.133

 April 27-May 11, 1964 

13 2.134

 May 18-June 1, 1964 

13 2.135

 June 8-July 6, 1964 

13 2.136

 July 13, 1964 

13 2.137

 July 27-August 17, 1964 

13 2.138

 August 24-August 31, 1964 

13 2.139

 September 8-Septmber 28, 1964 

13 2.14

 October 5-October 12, 1964 

13 2.141

 October 19-November 2, 1964 

13 2.142

 November 9-November 23, 1964 

13 2.143

 November 30-December 21, 1964 

14 2.144

 December 28, 1964-January 11, 1965 

14 2.145

 January 17-February 22, 1965 

14 2.146

 March 1, 1965 

14 2.147

 March 8-March 22, 1965 

14 2.148

 March 29-April 12, 1965 

14 2.149

 April 19-May 3, 1965 

14 2.15

 May 10-May 17, 1965 

14 2.151

 May 24-June 7, 1965 

14 2.152

 June 14-June 28, 1965 

14 2.153

 July6-July 19, 1965 

14 2.154

 July 26-August 9, 1965 

14 2.155

 August 16-September 7, 1965 

15 2.156

 September 13-September 27, 1965 

15 2.157

 October 4-October 25, 1965 

15 2.158

 November 1-November 8, 1965 

15 2.159

 November 15-December 6, 1965 

15 2.16

 December 13-December 28, 1965 

15 2.161

 January 3-January 10, 1966 

15 2.162

 January 17-January 24, 1966 

15 2.163

 January 31-February 7, 1966 

15 2.164

 February 14, 1966 

15 2.165

 February 21-February 28, 1966 

15 2.166

 March 7, 1966 

15 2.167

 March 14-March 21, 1966 

16 2.168

 March 21, 1966 

16 2.169

 March 28-April 4, 1966 

16 2.17

 April 11-April 25, 1966 

16 2.171

 May 2-May 9, 1966 

16 2.172

 May 16-May 23, 1966 

16 2.173

 May 30-June 6, 1966 

16 2.174

 June 13, 1966 

16 2.175

 June 20-June 27, 1966 

16 2.176

 July 11, 1966 

16 2.177

 July 18-July 25, 1966 

16 2.178

 August 1-August 8, 1966 

17 2.179

 August 15-August 29, 1966 

17 2.18

 September 6-September 12, 1966 

17 2.181

 September 19-October 3, 1966 

17 2.182

 October 17, 1966 

17 2.183

 October 24-November 7, 1966 

17 2.184

 November 14-November 21, 1966 

17 2.185

 November 28-December 12, 1966 

17 2.186

 December 19-December 27, 1966 

17 2.187
Box Folder

Management Committee-Minutes 1959-1965 

17 2.188

Operations Committee 

Box Folder

 1966 

18 2.189

Minutes 

Box Folder

 October 27, 1965-January 11, 1967 

18 2.19

 February 22, 1967-February 14, 1968 

18 2.191

Task Force 

Box Folder

Folder I 1966 & 1967 

18 2.192

Folder II 1966 & 1967 

18 2.193
Box Folder

Planning & Personnel Committee-Minutes October 22, 1953-February 3, 1955 

18 2.194

Planning & Research Group-Minutes December 22, 1965-October 4, 1967 

18 2.195

Policy Committee-Minutes 1953 

18 2.196

Production Committee-Minutes April 7-December 8, 1958 

18 2.197

Savings & Loan and Group Committee 

Box Folder

Agenda 1957 

18 2.198

(HNH) Agenda 1957 

18 2.199

Agenda 1958 

18 2.2

Photographs 

Description

Three photographs (two indoor, one outdoors) taken by Louise McCall of individuals at company Christmas party

Folder
1

Oversize Volumes 

Oversize_box

Annual Statements 1918-1935   21 volumes

1

Annual Statements 1936-1941 1943-1947   23 volumes

2

Annual Statements 1955-1966   12 volumes

3

Application Register, #33761-36406, The Liberty Life Insurance Company November 1933-October 1934 

4

Application Register, #36407-38981, The Liberty Life Insurance Company November 1934-November 1935 

4

Branch Office Expenses 1949-1954 

4

Cash Disbursement Journal, Industrial Division January 1944-February 1948 

5

Cash Ledger, The Liberty Life Insurance Company 1931-1936 

6

Cash Ledger, The Liberty Life Insurance Company 1937-1942 

7

Cash Ledger, Liberty Life Insurance Company; Cash Ledger, The Southeastern Life Insurance Company 1943-1944 May 1942-December 1945 

8

Cash Ledger, Liberty Life Insurance Company; Cash Ledger, The Southeastern Life Insurance Company January 1946-March 1948 May 1944-March 1948 

9

Cash Ledger, Industrial Division January 1944-February 1948 

10

Check Record 1929-1948 

11

Credit Life Insurance Account Book 1958-1961 

11

Debit Account Book, The Liberty Life Insurance Company 1925 

12

Disbursement Ledger January-September 1942 

13

General Ledger, The Liberty Life Insurance Company October 1919-July 1920 

13

Ledger, The Liberty Life Insurance Company 1933 

14

Subsidiary Ledger 1950 

15

Industrial Life Insurance Company (Charleston, SC) policies 1900, 1909   Two (2)

15

American Life Insurance Company (Charleston, SC) policy circa 1910-1919 

15

Peoples Life Insurance Company (Charleston, SC) policies, 1900 (with letter from M. A. Wolff, Charleston, SC to H. L. Vogel, Greenville, SC on substituting Liberty Life Insurance Company policy for Peoples Life policy, April 23, 1932) 1912-1913, 1916-1918, 1921-1930   Fifty (50)

15

The Home Insurance Company (Charleston, SC) policies 1901 1904 1908 1910 1913 1915 1915   Seven (7)

15

Germania Life Insurance Company (Charleston, SC) policies (with Liberty Life Insurance Company change of policy form dated 1930) 1908 1910 1915 1916-1918 1921   Eight (8)

15

Liberty Life Insurance Company (Greenville, SC) policies 1919-1921   Three (3)

15

Liberty Life Insurance Company policy No. 62685, Sarah Culler August 23, 1920 

15

Home Friendly Insurance Company of Charleston, SC Weekly Exhibit of Superintendent's Account to Home Office for Week Commencing September 25, 1922 

15

Cover letter of October 19, 1930 from P.E. Murphey, Industrial Department, Liberty Life Insurance Company, Charleston, SC to W. Frank Hipp, Liberty Life Insurance Company, Greenville, SC with enclosed specimen contracts/policies from the American Life Insurance Company of Charleston, SC; The Home Life Insurance Company of Charleston, SC; The Immediate Benefit Mutual Association of Charleston, SC; and The Peoples Life Insurance Company of Charleston, SC   25 items

15

Insurance Company Income Tax Returns (Form 1120L), Independence Insurance Company 1933-1934 

15

Organizational charts, Liberty Life Insurance Company Actuarial Department March 21, 1941 and December 31, 1941 

15

Sample insurance policies, The Surety Life Insurance Company, Greenville, SC ca.1948 

15

Organizational chart (draft), Liberty Life Insurance Company December 3, 1948 

15

Organizational chart, Liberty Life Insurance Company March 1949 

15

Organizational chart, Liberty Life Insurance Company March 1950 

15

Life Insurance News Data Monthly Press Release July 18, 1951 

15

Organizational chart, Liberty Life Insurance Company March 1953 

15

Organizational chart, Liberty Life Insurance Company November 12, 1953 

15

The Home Office Underwriter, Volume 1, Number 4 November 1955 

15

Organizational chart, Liberty Life Insurance Company July 15, 1956 

15

Supplement agreement, Liberty Life Insurance Company ca.1958 

15

Reports of Security Transactions August-December 1959 

15

Reports of Security Transactions December 1959 and January 1960 

15

Reports of Security Transactions June-August 1960 

15

Reports of Security Transactions September-October 1960 

15

Reports of Security Transactions January-March 1961 

15

Liberty Life Insurance Company, Supplemental Agreement: Automatic Premium Loan Agreement ca.1961 

15

Liberty Life Insurance Company Scrapbook 1962-1968 

15

Reports of Security Transactions January-February 1962 

15

Reports of Security Transactions March-April 1962 

15

Twelve Month Cash Flow Projection December 3, 1962 

15

Twelve Month Cash Flow Projection December 21, 1962 

15

Reports of Security Transactions March-April 1963 

15

Reports of Security Transactions July-August 1963 

15

Report of Security Transactions; Securities Transactions September 1963 October 8, 1963-November 11, 1963 

15

Report of Security Transactions; Proposed Terms, Cummings & Company, Inc. trust notes November 1963 1963 

15

Securities Transaction worksheets for stocks purchased and sold; Mortgage worksheet, Wachovia Bank & Trust October 8-November 11, 1963 ca.1963 

15

Securities Transaction worksheets for stocks purchased and sold; Report of Securities Transactions November 12-December 18, 1963 October 1963 

15

Worksheet of mortgages; Securities Transaction worksheets for bonds purchased and sold; Securities Transaction worksheets for stocks purchased and sold; Securities Transaction worksheets for bonds purchased and sold; Securities Transaction worksheets for stocks purchased and sold; Reports of Securities Transactions ca.1964 February 11-March 16, 1964 February 11-March 16, 1964 March 17-April 13, 1964 January-March 1964 

15

Securities Transactions for December 19, 1962-February 10, 1964; Report of Securities Transactions December 1963 

15

Reports of Security Transactions April 30 1964 May, 1964 and June 1964 

15

Report of Security Transactions July 1964 

15

Report of Security Transactions; Security Transactions; Security Transactions July 1964 July 14-August 7, 1964 August 8, 1964-[?] 

15

Reports of Security Transactions September-November 1964 

15

Reports of Security Transactions December 1964-January 1965 

15

Twelve Month Cash Flow Projection February 15, 1965 

15

Report of Security Transactions February 1965 

15

Report of Security Transactions March 1965 

15

Stocks, Debt Securities worksheet December 28, 1964-April 5, 1965 

15

Report of Security Transactions April 1965 

15

Total Committed Funds Closed worksheet May 1, 1965 

15

Report of Security Transactions May 1965 

15

Report of Security Transactions June 1965 

15

Report of Security Transactions July 1965 

15

Report of Security Transactions August 1965 

15

Mortgage Loan and Private Placement Closings, Remainder of 1965 ca.December 1965 

15

Cash Flow Projection 1965-1966 

15

Securities Transactions worksheets for bonds purchased and sold, stocks sold; Exhibit A, Security Available for Proposed Loan March 9-April 11, 1964 1966 

15

Commitment Planning Schedule April 4, 1966   2 copies

15

Cash Statement June 6, 1966 

15

ACC-U-COMP SELLEBRATION poster, Baseball (blue) ca.1966 

15

ACC-U-COMP SELLEBRATION poster, Chorus Line (cream) ca.1966 

15

ACC-U-COMP SELLEBRATION poster, Statue of Liberty (yellow) ca.1966 

15

List of Mortgage Loans for Purchase ca.1966 

15

Commitment Planning Schedule 1966-1967 

15

Organizational chart, Liberty Life Insurance Company March 1967 

15

Organizational chart, Liberty Life Insurance Company Accounting Department undated 

15

Organizational chart, Liberty Life Insurance Company Accounting Division without Field and Internal Audit Department undated 

15

Report of Security Transactions February [no year] 

15

Oversize papers 

Folder

Twentieth anniversary poster "75 Millions of Insurance Now in Force," 1939 

1

Study, "Japanese Terrace Gardens, Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Insurance Company, Greenville, South Carolina" by William Pitkin, Landscape Architect, Asheville, NC December 14, 1964 

1

Study, "Japanese Terrace Gardens, Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Insurance Company, Greenville, South Carolina" (colored) by William Pitkin, Landscape Architect, Asheville, NC December 14, 1964 

1

"Study for Main Floor Terrace, Liberty Life Insurance Company, Greenville, South Carolina" by William Pitkin, Landscape Architect, Asheville, NC December 16, 1964 

1

"Study for Main Floor Terrace, Liberty Life Insurance Company, Greenville, South Carolina" (colored) by William Pitkin, Landscape Architect, Asheville, NC December 16, 1964 

1

Study, "Japanese Terrace Gardens, Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Insurance Company, Greenville, South Carolina" by William Pitkin, Landscape Architect, Asheville, NC February 16, 1965 

1

Study, "Japanese Terrace Gardens, Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Insurance Company, Greenville, South Carolina" (colored) by William Pitkin, Landscape Architect, Asheville, NC February 16, 1965 

1

"You Can Win This Month 22-piece 'Super Socketool' Set" poster circa 1967-1968   2.0 item(s)

1

Ordinary Life-Nonparticipating Payable at Death agreement, Liberty Life Insurance company undated 

1

Organizational chart (draft), Liberty Life Insurance Company undated 

1

Painting of proposed Liberty Life Headquarters Building ca.1950-1955 

2

Lockwood Greene (Booth Papers) building plans 

Folder

Liberty Life Insurance Company Building plans 1953-1954   118.0 item(s)

3-3A

Liberty Life Insurance Company Home Office Building, Greenville, South Carolina, plans for addition to 1965-1967   24.0 item(s)

4

Liberty Life Insurance Company Home Office Building, Greenville, South Carolina, plans for addition to 1971-1974   57.0 item(s)

5

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 Record Group 3.3 Record Group 3.3: The Liberty Life Post-Corporation Records 1962-1992   36.875 cubic feet including 790 folders in 82 document boxes, 2 oversize folders, and 33 photographs.

Corporate History

On November 3, 1905, a new enterprise, Southeastern Life Insurance Company, came into existence in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Fourteen years later on October 13, W. Frank Hipp, a former agent of that company, established a new company, Liberty Life Insurance Company, in Greenville, South Carolina. In 1933, Hipp became president of both companies, which continued to operate separately. However, on January 1, 1942, the insurance companies were consolidated under the name of Liberty Life Insurance Company, with Hipp as president. W. Frank Hipp died on January 3, 1943. On January 29, The Board of Directors voted Francis M. Hipp to succeed his father as president of Liberty Life and made his brother, Herman N. Hipp, the company's vice president and director.

Liberty Life Insurance Company became one of the subsidiaries of a new holding company, The Liberty Corporation, on December 1, 1967. The other subsidiaries included Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation, Surety Investment Company, and Liberty Properties, Inc. In addition, a new subsidiary, Liberty Investors Benefit Insurance (LIBCO), was organized for the purpose of writing individual and group variable annuity contracts. Thanks to an exceptional sales effort, Liberty Life ended 1968 with over $2.5 billion of life insurance in force. Also during that year, a leading management consulting firm examined the structure of the insurance company. As a result of that study, Liberty Life made administrative changes that resulted in the naming of six new Vice Presidents in the functional areas of Insurance Operations, Investments, and Administration. In 1969 W. Hayne Hipp, son of Francis Hipp, became assistant vice president of Liberty Life. The insurance company introduced two completely new lines of policies, "The Sentinel Plan" and the "Thrift Series". Created for young family purchasers, Sentinel offered a minimum of $10,000 insurance coverage with an accompanying fast accumulation of cash values resulting in high savings at retirement age. The Thrift Series was a unique variation of typical weekly premium and monthly debit ordinary policies, which included many of the beneficial features of modern, regular ordinary policies such as modes of premium payment adjustable to changing income levels. These new products helped to improve and expand the ordinary and group departments, and by the end of the 1960s, Liberty Life was licensed in 24 states and Puerto Rico.

The insurance company saw a number of changes in the 1970s. The traditional industrial insurance had faded out by the beginning of the decade, but the debit system and the weekly collection option continued to exist, and customers now purchased a variation on the typical ordinary life contract. In 1970 the Combination Department experienced significant success in selling a new cancer expense policy and the Group Department introduced a new program of group life, disability income and comprehensive medical care protection primarily for groups of 10 to 49 persons. The Ordinary Department formed a securities, broker-dealer operation to sell a combination of insurance and mutual funds in 1971. The personnel of the insurance company's Securities Department were assigned to a new, wholly owned investment-counseling subsidiary of the holding company, Liberty Investment Management Corporation (LIMCO). In 1973 Liberty Life arrived at $4 billion of insurance in force. By 1975 Liberty Life was in the top five per cent of the insurance companies in the United States in terms of insurance in force. During that year the popular Thrift line of debit insurance was revised to provide increased amounts of protection to match rising incomes among working people. Also, the Combination agents began marketing a new Special Monthly Custom Series, which combined the personal contact elements of home service policies with the increased protection of Ordinary plans. Both of these lines helped the insurance company during the economic troubles of the mid-1970s.

By this time Liberty Life Insurance Company faced more competition in the insurance market from the increasing number of out-of-state insurance companies chartered to operate in South Carolina. In addition, there was growing criticism of the insurance industry from a variety of sources, including the Federal Trade Commission, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, the South Carolina Legislature Audit Council, and the news media. In an effort to maintain a favorable corporate image, the company launched a major public relations program, "Have a Good Life", in 1977. This campaign, which ran through 1981, encouraged people to take charge of their lives and improve their health.

On March 1, 1977 Herman N. Hipp became president and chief executive officer of The Liberty Corporation. He succeeded his brother, Francis M. Hipp, who retired from that office but continued to serve as chairman of the board of directors and the executive committee. Harris P. Gravely became president and chief executive officer of Liberty Life Insurance Company, and Hayne Hipp was promoted to be its executive vice president. At the beginning of October 1977, Liberty Life purchased United Fidelity Life Insurance Company of Dallas, Texas. On January 1, 1978 Liberty Properties, Inc. was merged into Liberty Life and became a division of its Investment Department. And in 1978 Hayne Hipp was elected as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Liberty Corporation and Chairman of Liberty Life.

In 1978 a marketing study led to the establishment of 75 new projects to be completed by 1980 to meet changing market conditions. One of the new products that came out in 1981 was the "ANSWER", a universal life policy which credited current interest rates and allowed for varying insurance needs of policyholders through flexibility in premium payments and the amount of coverage. With this flexibility, the policyholder rarely needed to switch or add policies, therefore avoiding additional first-year acquisition charges.

In 1982 R. Glen Hilliard and Richard W. Campanaro were promoted to President and Vice President of Liberty Life. Proving to be unprofitable, United Fidelity Life Insurance Company was sold that same year. In 1984 Liberty Life reached $10 billion insurance in force, and in the next year, when the company celebrated its 80th Anniversary, it topped at $11 billion insurance in force. At the end of 1986, Liberty Life enlarged and strengthened its Career Agency Marketing division by acquiring Southern Life Insurance Company in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1987 the insurance company sold its group insurance operations, and then enhanced its Specialized Marketing Division with the purchase of Triad Life Insurance Company of Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1989. By the end of the 1980s, Liberty Life Insurance Company, with $15.7 billion of life insurance in force, was among the largest 5% of stock life insurance companies in America, and was licensed in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

During the early 1990s Liberty Life Insurance Company purchased several pre-need and home services companies which were later sold. In February 1999 The Liberty Corporation announced that it was considering a variety of restructuring alternatives that would actively support the business objectives of its operating subsidiaries and enhance value for shareholders. In May of that year, The Corporation hired Goldman Sachs to look at possible separation of its businesses or other restructuring. On March 20, 2000 Liberty Life Insurance Company announced that it would expand its insurance administration services in Canada through an exclusive agreement with CAS Accounting for Insurance Inc. Soon after this came the announcement, on June 19, 2000, that The Liberty Corporation was selling its insurance operations (Liberty Life Insurance and Liberty Insurance Services Corporation) and its real estate holdings (including the headquarters building in Greenville, South Carolina) to the Royal Bank of Canada for $650 million. In addition, The Corporation announced its plan to merge Cosmos Broadcasting with Jackson, Mississippi based Civic Communications, under which The Corporation would pay Civic $204 million in cash. On November 1, 2000, the sales agreement between The Liberty Corporation and the Royal Bank of Canada was completed, and the Hipp family no longer owned Liberty Life Insurance Company.

Scope and Content Note

Both of the series are arranged alphabetically by folder title and then chronologically within each folder. Included in this record group are such materials as booklets, correspondence, financial reports and statements, manuals, memoranda, minutes of meetings, legal documents, reports, and speeches. The Liberty Life Post Corporation Records span the time period from 1962 to 1992, with the bulk of the records dating from 1968 to 1988. There are 790 folders of material in 82 document boxes, 2 oversize folders, and 33 photographs. This record group is divided into two series: Administrative Files and Committees and Task Forces. These records document the history of Liberty Life Insurance Company's development and expansion as a subsidiary of The Liberty Corporation from 1967 to 1990.

The Administrative Files series consists primarily of materials related to different aspects of the insurance business. Annual statements, budget reports, and other financial records document how the insurance company progressed financially from 1968-1987. Material on strategic planning can be found in this series, as well as analyses of insurance operations, employee opinion surveys, examination reports, and long-range plans. The minutes of meetings of the Executive Office, which cover such topics as acquisitions and reorganization, are filed in this series. In addition, there is information on direct mail underwriting for life insurance and hospital coverage, and speeches from various conferences and meetings. Also included is material on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, with whom Liberty Life sponsored an annual scholarship. Finally, there are some records on the history of Liberty Life.

Committees and Task Forces series contain a variety of financial reports and statements, memoranda, minutes of meetings, and reports related to a number of different committees and task forces. The majority of the material in this series is from the Finance and Investment Committees, which record how the executives handled the business transactions and investments of Liberty Life Insurance Company. The records of the Management Committee document what topics-such as mergers, policy loan interest rates, insurance plans, and costs-affecting the company its executives discussed. The files of the Insurance Committee deal with routine company policies and procedures regarding insurance. The information filed in the Marketing and Products Development Committees concern all phases of marketing and maintaining competitive products. The material in the Retirement and Employee Benefits Committees cover the issues and programs related to the employees, such as health insurance and disability. Finally, there is material on committees that handled the daily operations and procedures of Liberty Life Insurance Company, as well as task forces which dealt with a number of issues such as computerization and equities.

Oversize material include thirteen calendars for "Diamond Jubilee: The Year of Achievement [1980] at Liberty Life Insurance Company", six posters for various contests, two plans, and a l967 listing of securities owned by Liberty Life Insurance Company. There are also 33 photographs of different property owned by the insurance company.

Other material related to Liberty Life Insurance Company can be found in the records of Francis M. Hipp (RG 1), Southern Life Insurance Company (RG 2), the Legal Department of Liberty Life Insurance Company (RG 3.1), Liberty Life Insurance Company Pre-Corporation Records (RG 3.2), W. Frank Hipp (RG 4), Boyd Calhoun Hipp (RG 5), Herman Hipp (RG 6), and all four record groups of The Liberty Corporation (RG 11).

Series 1: Administrative Files 1962-1992  (Bulk, 1968-1988)   13.625 cubic feet in 29 document boxes and 1 oversize folder.

Description

Included in this series are such materials as booklets, correspondence, financial reports and statements, manuals, memoranda, legal documents, reports, and speeches. These administrative records show how the Liberty Life Insurance Company developed and expanded from the time it became a subsidiary of Liberty Corporation in 1967 through the mid-1980s.

Records related to different aspects of the insurance business are filed in this series. Annual statements document how the insurance company progressed financially from 1968-1987. In addition, there are budget reports from 1969-1974, as well as other financial records. Moreover, board and committee fees from 1968-1973 are filed in this series. There are manuals for office procedures, and insurance codes and rates. Also, there is material on direct mail underwriting for life insurance and hospital coverage, and the formation of a health maintenance plan for Greenville County, South Carolina in 1974.

Correspondence, memos, reports, and some notes in relation to a consulting company, Management Analysis Center, Inc. (MAC), which Liberty Life hired to improve the management and profitability skills of the employees, can be found in this series. Also included are several folders on strategic planning, which contain memos, reports, minutes of meetings, and articles. Moreover, there are analyses of insurance operations, employee opinion surveys, examination reports, and long-range plans. The minutes of meetings of the Executive Office from 1977-1978 cover such topics as long-range plans, capital expenditures, status reports, responsibilities of committees, acquisitions (e.g. United Fidelity Insurance Company, Atlas Insurance Company), and reorganizations (e.g. Liberty Properties, Inc.). Finally, speeches, which were used to address conferences and meetings, are filed in this series.

Information can be found on two companies in which Liberty Life purchased some of their stock. The folders on International Biophysics Corporation, a medical, scientific measuring instrument production company based in Irvine, California, contain correspondence, notes, financial statements, memos, booklets, as well as the purchase agreement and other related documents. Material on the Munch Corporation, a snack food company, include audit reports, stock purchase agreements, income statements, and correspondence.

In 1972 Benedict College borrowed money from Liberty Life, South Carolina National Bank, Bankers Trust, and Citizens & Southern National Bank to satisfy past due open accounts and for operating expenses. The folders pertaining to this loan contain correspondence, financial statements, as well as copies of the promissory notes, the loan agreement and other documents.

Liberty Life set up programs to encourage the growth, development, and morale of their employees. There are a number of folders on contests to motivate employees to compete for the most sales of insurance. Prizes included dinners, clothing, televisions, furniture, and appliances. The folders contain memos, lists of winners, contest posters, and information about the prizes. Moreover, material can be found on Annual Leaders Conferences and President’s Millionaires Conferences, which were sponsored by Southern Life Insurance Company from 1981-1985. Also included are some records on Honorary President’s Club, a group for retired field personnel if they could recruit new agents; Liberty Luncheon Club, a group for female employees; and Plus Point Club, an incentive program for field agents if they could obtain the level of income they set for themselves for a year. Finally, records can be found on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, with whom Liberty Life sponsored to an annual scholarship award to two qualified full time employees’ children who were named finalists in the corporation’s competitive exams. They include correspondence, memos, invoices, as well as booklets describing the program, and carbon copies of notices informing winners the amount of scholarship money they would receive.

Other information can be found in this series. There is some material on the history of Liberty Life which include some correspondence, drafts of two chapters, as well as an entire draft of The Liberty Spirit: History of The Liberty Corporation (More information on this subject can be found in “Archives Program” in Record Group 11.2, The Liberty Corporation). Finally, there is some information about Bent Tree, a housing subdivision built by Liberty Life, Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation, Greater Arizona Savings and Loan Association, as well as two insurance companies acquired by Liberty Life, Southern Life and Triad.

The oversize material include thirteen calendars for “Diamond Jubilee: The Year of Achievement (1980) at Liberty Life Insurance Company” and six posters for various contests.

Box Folder

"A Career with Liberty Life" [circa early 1980s] 

1 1.1

"A Very Special Group of Men" 1969 

1 1.2

Actuarial Overview of Conversion to GAAP December 1974 

1 1.3

Administrative Division 

Box Folder

Long Range Plan 1976 

1 1.4

Strategic Planning 1980-1982 1980 

1 1.5
Box Folder

Affirmative Action Program 1986 

1 1.6

Agency Contract Manual 

Box Folder

Part I 1968 

1 1.7

Part II 1968 

1 1.8
Box Folder

Agency Service Department-"Make Tracks In March" 1970 

1 1.9

Agent's Intermediate Training 

Box Folder

Part I [circa 1969] 

1 1.1

Part II [circa 1969] 

1 1.11

Part III [circa 1969] 

1 1.12

Part IV [circa 1969] 

1 1.13

Agent's Presentation Book 

Box Folder

Part I [circa 1980s] 

2 1.14

Part II [circa 1980s] 

2 1.15
Box Folder

American College of Life Underwriters 1962-1979 

2 1.16

Analysis of Insurance Operations 

Box Folder

 1973 

2 1.17

 1974 

2 1.18

 1975 

2 1.19

 1976 

2 1.2
Box Folder

Annual Reports 1968-1970 

2 1.21

Annual Statements 

Box Folder

 1968-1970 

2 1.22

 1971-1973 

2 1.23

 1974-1975 

3 1.24

 1976-1977 

3 1.25

 1978-1979 

3 1.26

 1980-1981 

3 1.27

 1982-1983 

3 1.28

 1984-1985 

3 1.29

 1986-1987 

4 1.3
Box Folder

Attitude Surveys [Combination and Ordinary Departments] 1975 

4 1.31

Benedict College 

Box Folder

Archives 1970-1972 

4 1.32

Collateral Notes 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1971-1973 1975 

4 1.33

Financial Statements 1971-1972 

4 1.34

Financial Statements 1973-1975 

4 1.35
Box Folder

Benefit Plans [circa 1974] 

4 1.36

Billion Dollar Countdown 1972 

4 1.37

Black Cat Day 

Box Folder

 1972 

4 1.38

 1973 

4 1.39

 1976 

4 1.4

Board and Committee Fees 

Box Folder

 1968-1969 

4 1.41

 1970-1971 

5 1.42

 1972-1973 

5 1.43
Box Folder

Board of Directors Report 1968 

5 1.44

Brokerage Services Department Strategic Plan 

Box Folder

 1982 

5 1.45

 1983 

5 1.46
Box Folder

Budget Manual [circa 1980s] 

5 1.47

Budget Report 

Box Folder

Part I 1969 

5 1.48

Part II 1969 

5 1.49

 1970 

5 1.5

 1971 

5 1.51

 1972 

6 1.52

 1973 

6 1.53

 1974 

6 1.54
Box Folder

Budget Variance Analysis 1969 

6 1.55

The Business Management Institute: An Advanced Management 1975 

6 1.56

Career Agency Department Strategies 

Box Folder

 1981 

6 1.57

 1982 

6 1.58

 1984 

6 1.59
Box Folder

Career Handbook 1979 

6 1.6

Claims Service Department-Manual of Procedures and Operations 1970 

6 1.61

Code List of Impairments 1977-1978 

6 1.62

Codes 

Box Folder

Section 100-Billing and Collections 1970 

6 1.63

Section 200-Transaction Codes 1970-1975 

6 1.64

Section 300-Procedures for Coding New Issues 1970-1971 

6 1.65

Section 400-Ordinary Plan Codes 1970-1975 

6 1.66

Section 500-Reinsurance Procedures 1970 

6 1.67

Section 600-Disability Waiver Procedures 1970 

6 1.68

Section 700-Ordinary Policy Status Message or Error Codes 1970-1975 

6 1.69

Combination Branch Office Procedures Manual 

Box Folder

Part I [no date] 

7 1.7

Part II [no date] 

7 1.71
Box Folder

Combination Contracts 1968 

7 1.72

Combination Department Marketing Study 

Box Folder

Part I 1986 

7 1.73

Part II 1986 

7 1.74
Box Folder

Combination Department Monthly Report 1970 

7 1.75

Combination Ordinary Procedures Manual 1972 

7 1.76

Company Direction and Marketing Strategies Presentation 1984 

7 1.77

Comprehensive Benefits Statement Proposal 1978 

7 1.78

Contests 

Box Folder

Accident Policy Contest 1972 

7 1.79

Cancer Plan Contest August 1976 

7 1.8

Dinner 1973 

7 1.81

"'Hit The Line In 69,'" 1969-1970 

8 1.82

 January, 1968 

8 1.83

"Make It Happen," 1971 

8 1.84

 October, 1968-1970 

8 1.85

Ordinary Dinner 1979 

8 1.86

"Parade of Prizes," 1973 

8 1.87

"Pot-O-Gold," 1980 

8 1.88

Sales Centennial 1976 

8 1.89

 September 1968-1969 

8 1.9

September Thrift Campaign 1970-1971 1973-1978 

8 1.91

Space Race 1970 

8 1.92

"Springboard to 73,'" 1973 

8 1.93

"Summer Payoff," 1974 

8 1.94

Summer Sales 1968 

8 1.95

Summer Sales Jubilee 1977 

8 1.96

Summer Sales Olympics 1978 

8 1.97

Thrift Campaign 1970 

8 1.98

"Westward Ho," 1979 

8 1.99

"Win-More-Win-Easy," 1968 

9 1.1

"Winners Circle," 1975 

9 1.101
Box Folder

Cost Control-Instructions for Functioning Time 1975 

9 1.102

Direct Mail Underwriting 1972-1973 

9 1.103

Directors' Award Winners 1968 

9 1.104

Economic Environment for Liberty Life 1978-1988 

9 1.105

Emergency Evacuation Plans & Procedures 1971 

9 1.106

Employee Opinion Survey 

Box Folder

(Hay Group) 1985 

9 1.107

Reports 

Box Folder

 1985 

9 1.108

 1985 

9 1.109
Box Folder

Employee Benefit Program 1967 

10 1.11

Equal Employment Opportunity: New Responsibility for Today's Supervisor 1976 

10 1.111

Equitable Life Insurance Company 1976 

10 1.112

Exchange Offer 1968 

10 1.113

Executive Compensation Program 1968 

10 1.114

Executive Office 

Box Folder

Dividends 1976-1977 

10 1.115

Minutes 

Box Folder

 1977 

10 1.116

 1978 

10 1.117

The Executive Program 

Box Folder

 1974-1975 

10 1.118

Manual 

Box Folder

Part I 1974 

10 1.119

Part II 1974 

10 1.12

Part III 1974 

10 1.121

Part IV 1974 

11 1.122
Box Folder

Extra Income Life Insurance and Extra Income Plus Hospital Indemnity Program 1972 

11 1.123

Field Administrative Manual for Combination Branch Offices [circa 1969] 

11 1.124

Financial Plans, 1985-1987 1984 

11 1.125

Financial Projections 

Box Folder

1982-1984 1981 

11 1.126

1984-1987 1984 

11 1.127
Box Folder

Financial Statements 1967-February 1968 

11 1.128

Form Numbers and Plan Codes 1973 

11 1.129

Good Neighbor Policy 1977-1978 

11 1.13

Group Department Strategic Plan [1982] 

11 1.131

Group Insurance Protection for Home Office Employees 1960 

11 1.132

Group Manual 

Box Folder

Part I 1969-1975 

11 1.133

Part II 1969-1975 

11 1.134

Health Maintenance Plan 1974 

11 1.135

History of Liberty 

Box Folder

 1982-1984 

12 1.136

 1986 

12 1.137
Box Folder

Home Office Personnel Manual [circa 1968] 

12 1.138

Honorary President's Club 1969-1975 

12 1.139

Horizon Plan 1978 

12 1.14

"If You're Ready Today, We'll Give You Tomorrow" Booklet [circa 1970s] 

12 1.141

Improving Earnings Performance. Final Progress Review 1972 

12 1.142

Individual Investors Attitude toward the Equities of Life Insurance Companies [circa 1976] 

12 1.143

International Biophysics Corporation 

Box Folder

 1970-1971 

12 1.144

 1972-April 1973 

12 1.145

 May 1973-1974 

12 1.146

Purchase Documents 

Box Folder

 July 1971 

13 1.147

 September 1971 

13 1.148

Investment Division 

Box Folder

Problems Manual 1982 

13 1.149

Procedures Manual [circa 1980] 

13 1.15
Box Folder

IRA Agent's Manual 1975 

13 1.151

ISSUE-COM Application Description Manual 1972 

13 1.152

Lapse Register [Copy of Monthly Summaries] 1982 

13 1.153

Legal Department-Confidential Recommendations [circa 1971] 

13 1.154

Liberty Investment Management Corporation (LIMC)-Board of Directors Meeting 1973 

13 1.155

Liberty Life Day at LIMRA International 1987 

13 1.156

"Liberty Life Insurance Co." by Peter J. Gilbert, Professional News Magazine of Finance July 12, 1965 

13 1.157

Liberty Luncheon Club 

Box Folder

 1964-1976 

13 1.158

 1977-1982 

13 1.159

Bank Statements 

Box Folder

 July 1972-June 1976 

14 1.16

 July 1976-May 1977 

14 1.161
Box Folder

Liberty National Life Insurance Company 1971 

14 1.162

LL30 Program Field Underwriting Manual 1970 

14 1.163

Life Insurance Fact Book 1986 

14 1.164

Long Range Plans 

Box Folder

1971-1975 1970 

14 1.165

1975-1977 1974 

14 1.166

 1980-1983 

14 1.167

 1983 

14 1.168

1984-1987 1984 

14 1.169

Marketing Scenarios 

Box Folder

1988-1990 1987 

14 1.17

1988-1990 1987 

14 1.171

LUTC [Life Underwriters Training Course] Advance 

Box Folder

 January 12-October 29, 1976 

14 1.172

 November 1, 1976-September 26, 1979 

14 1.173

 October 1, 1979-May 26, 1980 

14 1.174

MAC [Management Analysis Center, Inc.] 

Box Folder

Additional Market Research June 27, 1984 

15 1.175

Career Marketing 1984 

15 1.176

Correspondence 1984-1987 

15 1.177

4.0 Specialized Marketing 1984 

15 1.178

Inter-Office Correspondence 

Box Folder

 May-June 1982 

15 1.179

 July-October 1982 

15 1.18

 February-August 1983 

15 1.181

Marketing Consultant 

Box Folder

 1983-September 1984 

15 1.182

 [circa 1984]-1985 

15 1.183

Meeting 

Box Folder

 March 27, 1984 

15 1.184

 April 18, 1984 

15 1.185

 May 17, 1984 

16 1.186

 June 12, 1984 

16 1.187

 July 17, 1984 

16 1.188

 August 9, 1984 

16 1.189
Box Folder

Miscellaneous Information 1982 

16 1.19

National Region 1984 

16 1.191

Progress Review 

Box Folder

(Original) [1984] 

16 1.192

 [1984] 

16 1.193
Box Folder

2.0 Combination Agency [1984] 

16 1.194

Vision 

Box Folder

 1984 

16 1.195

 1985 

17 1.196
Box Folder

Manager's Orientation Guide [no date] 

17 1.197

Managers Meetings 1989 1992 

17 1.198

Managers under Minimum 1974 

17 1.199

Managing Peak Performance: How to Make a Difference [circa 1980s] 

17 1.2

Managing a Staff Manual 

Box Folder

Part I [circa 1970] 

17 1.201

Part II [circa 1970] 

17 1.202

Part III [circa 1970] 

17 1.203

Part IV [circa 1970] 

17 1.204

Manual of Accounts 

Box Folder

Part I 1973 

17 1.205

Part II 1973 

17 1.206
Box Folder

Marketing Plan 1982 

18 1.207

Mass Marketing Strategy 1985 

18 1.208

Memos, Miscellaneous 1967-1985 

18 1.209

Modern Money Mechanics 1971 

18 1.21

Mortgage Loan Correspondents Procedures Manual [no date] 

18 1.211

Munch Corporation 

Box Folder

 1971-June 1972 

18 1.212

 September 1972-December 1975 

18 1.213
Box Folder

National Health Insurance and Corporate Benefit Plans: An Interim Report from The Conference Board 1974 

18 1.214

National Merit Scholarship Corporation-General Files 

Box Folder

 1967-1968 

18 1.215

 1969 

18 1.216

 1970 

18 1.217

 1971 

19 1.218

 1972 

19 1.219

 1973 

19 1.22

 1974 

19 1.221

 1975 

19 1.222

 1976 

19 1.223

 1976 

19 1.223

 1977 

19 1.224

 1978 

19 1.225

 1979 

19 1.226

 1980 

20 1.227

National Merit Scholarships 

Box Folder

1968 1968-1971 

20 1.228

1969 1969 

20 1.229

1970 1970-1972 

20 1.23

1971 1971-1974 

20 1.231

1972 1973 

20 1.232

1973 1973 

20 1.233

1974 1974 1978 

20 1.234

1975 1975 1978 

20 1.235

1976 1976 1978 

20 1.236

1977 1977 1979 

20 1.237

1978 1978 1979 

20 1.238

1979 1979 

20 1.239

1980 1980 

20 1.24
Box Folder

1981 Annual Leaders Conference, Kiawah Island, South Carolina 1980-1981 

20 1.241

1982 Annual Leaders Conference, Hershey, Pennsylvania 1982 

20 1.242

1983 Annual Leaders Conference, Lake Lanier, Bufford, Georgia 1983 

20 1.243

1983 Insurance Operations Analysis 1984 

20 1.244

1984 Annual Leaders Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina 1984 

20 1.245

1984 Financial Review and 1985 Plans/Projections 1985 

20 1.246

1985 Annual Leaders Conference, Washington, D.C. 1985 

20 1.247

Odgen, Ralph L. [Memos] 1984-1988 

20 1.248

Operation Ketchup 1977 

20 1.249

Ordinary Department, W.D. Scully 1968 

20 1.25

Ordinary Office: Procedures Manuals Distribution Lists 1970 

20 1.251

Ordinary Rate Manual 

Box Folder

Combination Department Monthly Premiums 1974 

20 1.252

Supplement to 1974 

20 1.253
Box Folder

Ordinary System Procedures Manual [circa 1976] 

20 1.254

Pacesetter Award 1973-1976 1979 

21 1.255

Pennsylvania 1969 

21 1.256

Performance Management: You Make the Difference (Employee's Handbook) [circa 1980s] 

21 1.257

Personnel Changes 1969-1970 

21 1.258

Pioneering Branch Offices 1971-1972 1974 

21 1.259

Planning 

Box Folder

 May 1981-September 1984 

21 1.26

 October-December 1984 

21 1.261

 September-December 1985 

21 1.262

 1986 

21 1.263
Box Folder

Planning Manual for 1987 1986 

21 1.264

Planning Materials 

Box Folder

Part I 1984 

21 1.265

Part II 1984 

22 1.266
Box Folder

Planning Process: Summary of Strategic Direction, 1987-1989 1986 

22 1.267

Planning Seminar 

Box Folder

Part I 1985 

22 1.268

Part II 1985 

22 1.269
Box Folder

Planning Study of Top Management Organization 1968 

22 1.27

Plans and Projections 1984 

22 1.271

Plus Point Club 1972-1979 

22 1.272

Policies and Procedures Manual 

Box Folder

 1986 

22 1.273

Changes 1987 

22 1.274
Box Folder

Policy Issue Department: Reports to Underwriting Division 1968-1969 

23 1.275

Preliminary Strategies [circa 1985] 

23 1.276

Preparing for the Late 1980s 1982 

23 1.277

Present Federal Activity Affecting the Life Insurance Industry 1977 

23 1.278

President's Home Office Roundtable 1986-1989 

23 1.279

President's Millionaires Conference 

Box Folder

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1981 1981-1980 

23 1.28

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 1982 1982 

23 1.281

Hawaii/Las Vegas, 1983 1983 

23 1.282

Copenhagen, Denmark 1984 

23 1.283

Quebec City, Canada, 1985 1985 

23 1.284
Box Folder

Procedures-Inter-Office Correspondence 1970 

23 1.285

Procedures Manual for Retirement [circa 1982] 

23 1.286

Quarterly Reports to the Board of Directors 

Box Folder

 1973 

23 1.287

 1974 

23 1.288
Box Folder

Real Estate Report, 1982-1983 1982 

23 1.289

Recruiting Manual 

Box Folder

 [circa 1970] 

23 1.29

 [1980] 

23 1.291

 [circa 1984] 

24 1.292

Regional Meetings 

Box Folder

 1967 

24 1.293

 1968 

24 1.294

 1969-1970 

24 1.295

 1971-1979 

24 1.296

Report on Examination of Liberty Life Insurance Company 

Box Folder

 1968 

24 1.297

 1971 

24 1.298

 (1974)-1976 

24 1.299

 1977 

24 1.3
Box Folder

Sales of Group Division 1987 

24 1.301

Scholastic Art Awards 1971-1974 

24 1.302

Securities 1970 1978 

25 1.303

Securities and Exchange Commission: 8-K and 10-K Forms 1967-1969 

25 1.304

Securities Lists 

Box Folder

 1968-1974 

25 1.305

 1975 1980-1981 

25 1.306
Box Folder

Security Program 1971 

25 1.307

Southern Life Insurance Company 1987 

25 1.308

Specialized Marketing Department-Strategic Plans 1982 

25 1.309

Speeches 

Box Folder

Agency Conference 1984 

25 1.31

Annual Meeting of South Carolina Life Underwriters 1988 

25 1.311

Antique Symposium 1983 

25 1.312

Awards Banquet 1985 

25 1.313

Board Meeting 1983 

25 1.314

Board Meeting 1986 

25 1.315

Brokerage Conference in the Bahamas 1985 

25 1.316

Brokerage Services 1983-1984 

25 1.317

Career Agency 1986-1987 

25 1.318

Career Marketing Conference 1982 

25 1.319

Celebration of Successful Move at Southern Life 1987 

25 1.32

Conference in Orlando, Florida 1985 

25 1.321

Education Reception 1982-1983 

25 1.322

Employee Management Group 1982 

25 1.323

Employee Survey Workshop 1985 

25 1.324

Employees Meeting [circa 1980s] 

25 1.325

Executive Wives Luncheon [circa 1980s] 

25 1.326

General Agencies Marketing 1987 

25 1.327

Great Lakes General Agency Seminar 1987 

25 1.328

Hawaii Conference 1986 

25 1.329

Lincoln National Presentation 1987 

25 1.33

Management 1984 

25 1.331

Management Committee 1986 

25 1.332

Management Committee Meeting 1986-1987 

25 1.333

Managers Meeting 

Box Folder

 1982 

26 1.334

 1983 

26 1.335

 1985 

26 1.336

 1986 

26 1.337

 1987 

26 1.338

 1988 

26 1.339
Box Folder

Mass Marketing Producers Meeting 1988 

26 1.34

Mid-Atlantic Medical Directors Meeting 1988 

26 1.341

New Employee Orientation 1986 1988 

26 1.342

Organization Changes 1985 

26 1.343

Overheads May 1987 

26 1.344

Presentation to Management Committee [circa 1980s] 

26 1.345

R. D. Meeting 1985-1986 

26 1.346

RGH Comments 1984-1986 

26 1.347

Regional Meetings 

Box Folder

 1983-1984 

26 1.348

 1985-1986 

26 1.349
Box Folder

Sales Conference 1983 

26 1.35

Senior Management 1988 

26 1.351

South Carolina Association of Life Underwriters Meeting 1987 

26 1.352

Southern Life Conference 1987 

26 1.353

Specialized Marketing 1982 

26 1.354

Strategic Planning Review 1982 

26 1.355

Strategy Highlights 1986-1987 

26 1.356

Transition Task Force 1987 

26 1.357

V. P. Breakfast 1988 

26 1.358
Box Folder

Split-Funded Pension Plan 1974 

26 1.359

Strategic Plan 1982-1984 1981 

26 1.36

Strategic Planning 

Box Folder

 February 1981-May 1982 

27 1.361

 June-August 1982 

27 1.362

 October 1982-May 1984 

27 1.363

 June-July 1984 

27 1.364

 May 1985 

27 1.365

Strategic Plans 

Specialized Marketing Department 

Box Folder

 June 22, 1982 

27 1.366

 July 1982 

27 1.367
Box Folder

Summary 1982 

27 1.368
Box Folder

Strategical, Tactical and Financial Plan, 1981-1983 1980 

27 1.369

Supervisors' Training Guide to Performance Management at Liberty [circa 1980s] 

27 1.37

Telephone Directory 1968-1972 

27 1.371

T.H. Robelot Appreciation Month 1978 

27 1.372

"Think Smart" Suggestion Forms 1983-1984 

27 1.373

Top Management Incentive Plan (Draft) 1968 

27 1.374

Triad Life Insurance Corporation 1989 

27 1.375

Unearned Life Premium Summary [First Few Pages] 1968 

27 1.376

Wall Street Transcript Article on W. Hayne Hipp 1983 

27 1.377

The Young Executives Institute 1974-1975 

27 1.378

Rate Books 

Box Volume

Liberty Life Insurance Company Ordinary and Health Insurance Rate Book January 15, 1967 Revised Edition 

29 1

Liberty Life Insurance Company Ordinary Rate Manual October 1, 1973 Edition 

29 2

Liberty Life Insurance Company Thrift Series Rate Books December 15, 1967 Edition 

29 3

Liberty Life Insurance Company Thrift Series Rate Books January 31, 1972 Edition 

29 4

Liberty Life Insurance Company Thrift Series Rate Books October 1, 1973 Edition 

29 5

Liberty Life Insurance Company Thrift Series Rate Books August 11, 1975 Edition 

29 6

Southern Life Insurance Company Rate Manual [circa 1987] 

29 7

Posters 

Oversize_folder

Prize posters 1969   8.5" x 23"

Descriptions

Red and navy blue posters with the following captions: "Win a Double Prize!/Triple Prize!/SEE THE FALCONS!" (red poster) and "August and September/is the time to/'HIT THE LINE IN 69'!!" (navy blue poster)

1

Black Cat poster 1972   22" x 17"

Description

Yellow poster showing a black cat arching its back with its tail straight up in the air. Above the cat is the caption: "FRIDAY THE 13th/'BEWARE THE BLACK CAT'"

1

Black Cat poster 1973   19.5" x 17.5"

Description

Green poster showing a black cat with the caption underneath it: "Friday 13/'Beware the Black Cat'"

1

Diamond Jubilee calendars   24" x 18"

Description

Thirteen poster calendars of different colors dealing with Diamond Jubilee: The Year of Achievement (1980) at Liberty Life Insurance Company. There are two different calendars of February and September.

1

Pot-o-Gold Contest poster 1980   24" x 18"

Description

White-and-gold poster describes the "Pot-o-Gold" Contest. The white-and-gold front side shows "Pot-o-gold" at the top with some information. Faintly in the background are two leprechauns holding a pot full of gold. The gold-colored backside shows "Hilton Head hinges on every closing" at the top with some information. There is a scene showing some birds standing on the beach with waves rolling toward the beach

1
Oversize_box

TV set contest poster 1968   19" x 11"

Description

White poster with these words in navy blue: "TV SETS/ONE OF/1,699/CHOICES YOU/HAVE FOR/'68/WIN NOW/REST LATER"

1

Headquarters poster 1989   16.5" x 10.5"

Description

White poster with the following words: "HAPPY/HEADQUARTERS/Suite/TRIAD LIFE/INSURANCE/CORPORATION/Your Host". There is a partial yellow smiley face slightly above the word "TRIAD" and behind an abstract roof

1

Series 2: Committees and Task Forces 1967-1990  (Bulk, 1970-1984)   23.25 cubic feet consisting of 53 document boxes, 1 oversize folder and 33 photographs.

Description

Included in this series are a variety of financial reports and statements, inter-office correspondence (mainly memos), meeting minutes, and reports. These records show in detail how the company developed and expanded as a subsidiary of The Liberty Corporation from 1967 through the late 1980s.

Much of the material in this series belongs to the Finance and Investment Committees. The Finance Committee (1968-1989) handled the business transactions of the insurance company. Included in the records are minutes of the meetings, reports of mortgage loan applications, security analysis and recommendations for various stocks and bonds, schedules (reports or summaries) of security transactions, cash flow statements, underwriting worksheets, summaries of capital gains and losses, and some memos. There is information related to projects of the Liberty Property Group, as well as Liberty Advisors, Inc. and Southern Life Insurance Company. The minutes for the years 1979-1982 are missing.

Material in the Investment Committee (1967-1990), which oversaw the company’s investments, include minutes of the meetings, cash statements, group maturities, group commitments, bank balances, mortgage loan reports, fixed income securities, stock transactions, and weekly investment letters. The common stock reports contain information on common stock portfolio performances, monthly common stock reports, common stock basic data, common stock recommendations, quarterly warrant reports, and convertible bond reports from 1967-1969. In 1990 the Investment and Finance Committees merged; the records of the “new” Investment Committee contain cash statements, meeting minutes, memos, mortgage loan applications reports, mortgage loan activity reports, performance histories, and schedules of security transactions, as well as reports on bond purchases, fixed income swap transactions, and other invested assets. There is some information concerning Liberty Capital Investors, Inc.

Memos in the Management Committee’s (1967-1982) files cover such topics as a proposal to encourage greater utilization of settlement option provisions in Liberty Life’s policies, the merger of Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation and The Liberty Corporation, interest under settlement options, policy loan interest rates, reserves on thrift policies, the LOMA Inter-Company Cost Comparison Analysis, the future of The Southeastern Life Insurance Company, and recommended changes to the group insurance plan. Some of the topics covered in the minutes include Southeastern, the LOMA analysis, the Direct Marketing Plan, the Operations Improvement Program, the Health Maintenance Program—Carolina Health and Medical Plan (CHAMP), a proposed Combination Basic Training Program, Ordinary Agency Department Plans, affirmative action, and policy loan interest rates. Also included is the 1979-1981 Strategic and Tactical Plans Report and an attitude survey.

Memos in the Insurance Committee’s (1970-1975) files are concerned with the routine matters of Liberty Life’s policies and procedures regarding insurance. An ordinary lapse study and an inventory of job attitudes are filed within these memos. Some of the topics discussed in the meeting minutes are revisions of the Salary Savings Plan, Family Plan Conversions, Ordinary Agency Department Expansion Plans, the Ordinary System Quality Control Program, ACP rule changes, and the job attitudes inventory. Task forces under this committee dealt with specific issues, such as Fair Credit Reporting, the ACP rule changes, the Operation Extra Protection Campaign, Thrift Savings Plans, the Emergency Draft Policy, the Ordinary Rate Book, Operation “Automatic Ordinary,” Policy Loan Agreements, and Incentive Underwriting; their minutes are part of the Committee’s records.

The memos of the Operations Committee (1968-1984) cover such topics as reviews of policy changes, Universal Life Plan and Universal Life Salary Savings. The minutes of the meetings are concerned with such items as the Thrift Extra Income Hospital Policy, privacy legislation, variable loan and policy loan interest rates, the branch office mail analysis report, Universal Life, the status report on the marketing study, policy amendments and task force reports.

The Marketing Committee (1977-1983) handled all phases of Liberty Life’s marketing. Meeting minutes include discussions of underwriting practices, a Long Term Disability Reinsurance Treaty with Combined Insurance Company of America, a Minimum Premium Plan for Dan River Mills, the Ordinary Department’s Profitability Study and Long-range Plan, the Liberty Life Marketing Plan, and the LIMA Marketing Study, as well as branch office profitability reports and reviews of budget projections. Other topics reflected in these records include the Combination Department’s Long-range Plans, Socio-Economic Underwriting, and Universal Life Products. There are also some analyses of insurance operations and a FTC Life Insurance Questionnaire.

The Products Development Committee (1975-1980) was responsible for maintaining a modern and up-to-date series of complete and competitive products. The committee’s inter-office correspondence consists of memos where such topics as the Premium Deposit Fund, the Voluntary Tax Sheltered Deferred Compensation Plan, the Thrift Cancer Policy, policy loan interest rates, savings and loan profitability (a report on this is included in the records), and making changes in the new Thrift Rate Book are discussed. Items covered in the minutes of the meetings include the proposed Individual Retirement Annuity (IRA) product, the Thrift Rate Book, and the proposed Consumer Insurance Information and Fairness Act.

The memos of the Retirement Committee (1967-1974) cover such topics as group life and estate taxes, rules from retirement plans, Liberty Life Group Health Coverage, fringe benefits plan comparisons, the employee benefits program, and the Pension Reform Act. Subjects covered by the minutes include disability, the profit-sharing plan (including distribution and formula proposals), forfeitures, and the employee benefits program.

In 1975 the Retirement Committee became the Employee Benefits Committee. Included in the Committee (1975-1982) records are memos covering such topics as group plan revisions, disability benefits, profit sharing conversions and formula proposals, supplemental group life plans, Career Handbook revisions, a proposal to include Piedmont Health Care HMO in Liberty’s Medical Benefits Plan, and a Disability Study. Some of the policies and plans mentioned include the Pregnancy Disability and Leave of Absence Policy, the Group Voluntary Accident Insurance Plan, the Deferred Compensation Plan, and the Long-term Disability Plan. The minutes deal with such topics as altering the pension plan, amendments to and proposed formulas for the Profit-sharing Plan, and the Amendments to the Liberty Welfare Plan concerning age discrimination, a ban on pregnancy discrimination, and South Carolina group conversions.

The Profit-sharing Committee (1973-1982) was responsible for Liberty Life’s Profit-sharing Trust or Plan in which the employees participated. Some of the topics covered in the minutes include the status of or changes in investments, the profit-sharing formula, increasing benefits for retired employees, re-evaluation of the trust, the portfolio strategy, the profit-sharing investment policy, profit-sharing conversion rates, and the review performance profile.

Also in this series is material on committees that handled the daily operations and procedures of the insurance company such as advertising/public relations campaigns, communications, customer service, data processing, internal control. Two important campaigns documented here are the Health Hazard Appraisal Campaign (forms which helped people to figure out the status of their health) and the Liberty Life Print Campaign (free-fall inserts with nutrition scoreboards on the front and advertisements on the back which were circulated in newspapers or distributed by employees). In addition, this series contains the records of different task forces that dealt with a variety of issues such as computerization, equities, general agency marketing, investment, pensions, reducing corporate expenditures, Southern Life, and Universal life insurance.

Oversize items include two plans, and a 1967 listing of securities owned by the Liberty Life Insurance Company. There are also 33 photographs of different properties owned by Liberty Life Insurance Company.

Box Folder

Combination Company Committee 1971 

1 2.1

Communications Committee 

Box Folder

 March 1977-February 1978 

1 2.2

 April-November 1978 

1 2.3

 February 1979-March 1980 

1 2.4
Box Folder

Customer Service Committee 1975 

1 2.5

Data Processing Planning Committee 

Box Folder

 1971-1973 

1 2.6

 1974-March 1975 

1 2.7

 May 1975-March 1976 

1 2.8

 April 1976-1977 

1 2.9

Minutes 

Box Folder

 1972-1974 

1 2.1

 1975-1976 

2 2.11

Employee Benefits Committee (formerly Retirement Committee) 

Box Folder

 1976-February 1977 

2 2.12

 March 1977-1978 

2 2.13

 1979-1980 

2 2.14

 1981-September 1982 

2 2.15

 November-December 1982 

2 2.16

Minutes 

Box Folder

 1975 

2 2.17

 1976-1979 

2 2.18

 1980-1982 

2 2.19
Box Folder

Executive Committee 1975 

2 2.2

Finance Committee Minutes 

Box Folder

 February-May 1968 

3 2.21

 June-August 1968 

3 2.22

 October-November 1968 

3 2.23

 December 1968-March 1969 

3 2.24

 April-June 1969 

3 2.25

 July-September 1969 

3 2.26

 November-December 1969 

3 2.27

 February-April 1970 

4 2.28

 May-September 1970 

4 2.29

 November-December 1970 

4 2.3

 March 1971 

4 2.31

 April-May 1971 

4 2.32

 June-August 1971 

4 2.33

 September-December 1971 

4 2.34

 February-June 1972 

4 2.35

 August-September 1972 

5 2.36

 October-December 1972 

5 2.37

 January-April 1973 

5 2.38

 May-July 1973 

5 2.39

 August-October 1973 

5 2.4

 November-December 1973 

5 2.41

 January-March 1974 

5 2.42

 April-July 1974 

5 2.43

 July-November 1974 

5 2.44

 December 1974-March 1975 

6 2.45

 April-June 1975 

6 2.46

 August-October 1975 

6 2.47

 November-December 1975 

6 2.48

 February-March 1976 

6 2.49

 April-May 1976 

6 2.5

 June-July 1976 

6 2.51

 August-October 1976 

6 2.52

 November 1976 

6 2.53

 December 1976 

7 2.54

 February 1977 

7 2.55

 April-May 1977 

7 2.56

 June 1977 

7 2.57

Part I August 1977 

7 2.58

Part II August 1977 

7 2.59

 September 1977 

7 2.6

 November 1977 

7 2.61

Part I December 1977 

7 2.62

Part II December 1977 

7 2.63

 February 1978 

8 2.64

Part I April 1978 

8 2.65

Part II April 1978 

8 2.66

 May 1978 

8 2.67

 June 1978 

8 2.68

Part I August 1978 

8 2.69

Part II August 1978 

8 2.7

 September 1978 

8 2.71

 October 1978 

8 2.72

 November 1978 

8 2.73

 December 1978 

9 2.74

 February 1983 

9 2.75

 April 1983 

9 2.76

 May 1983 

9 2.77

 June 1983 

9 2.78

 August 1983 

9 2.79

 September 1983 

9 2.8

 November 1983 

9 2.81

 December 1983 

9 2.82

 February 1984 

10 2.83

 May 1984 

10 2.84

 August 1984 

10 2.85

 October 1984 

10 2.86

 November 1984 

10 2.87

 December 1984 

10 2.88

 February 1985 

10 2.89

 May 1985 

10 2.9

 August 1985 

10 2.91

 November 1985 

11 2.92

 February 1986 

11 2.93

 May 1986 & August 1986 

11 2.94

 November 1986 

11 2.95

 February-May 1987 

11 2.96

 August 1987 & November 1987 

11 2.97

 February 1988 

11 2.98

 May, 1988 & August 1988 

11 2.99

 October 1988 

11 2.1

 January-November 1989 

12 2.101
Box Folder

Finance Division Meetings 1969-1971 

12 2.102

Group Long Term Life Insurance Task Force Meetings 1976 

12 2.103

Insurance Committee 

Inter-Office Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1965-July 8, 1970 

12 2.104

 July 14, 1970-December 20, 1971 

12 2.105

 January 13, 1972-December 6, 1973 

12 2.106

 January 2-August 27, 1974 

12 2.107

 September 6, 1974-January 22, 1975 

12 2.108

 February 10, 1975-April 8, 1976 

12 2.109

Minutes 

Box Folder

 1970 

13 2.11

 1971 

13 2.111

 February-September 1972 

13 2.112

 October-November 1972 

13 2.113

 1973 

13 2.114

 January-July 1974 

13 2.115

 August-December 1974 

13 2.116

 1975 

13 2.117

Task Forces 

Box Folder

 1971-1974 

13 2.118

 1971-1974 

14 2.119

 1971-1975 

14 2.12

 1971-1975 

14 2.121

 1972-1978 

14 2.122

 1974-1975 

14 2.123
Box Folder

Internal Control Evaluation Committee [1979] 

14 2.124

Investment Committee 

Minutes 

Box Folder

 January 3-23, 1967 

14 2.125

 January 30-February 20, 1967 

14 2.126

 February 27-March 27, 1967 

15 2.127

 April 3-24, 1967 

15 2.128

 May 1-15, 1967 

15 2.129

 May 22-June 12, 1967 

15 2.13

 June 19-26, 1967 

15 2.131

 July 10-17, 1967 

15 2.132

 July 24-August 14, 1967 

15 2.133

 August 21-September 5, 1967 

16 2.134

 September 11-25, 1967 

16 2.135

 October 9-23, 1967 

16 2.136

 October 30-November 13, 1967 

16 2.137

 November 20-December 4, 1967 

16 2.138

 December 11-18, 1967 

16 2.139

 January 2-8, 1968 

16 2.14

 January 8-29, 1968 

16 2.141

 February 5-March 4, 1968 

17 2.142

 March 11-April 1, 1968 

17 2.143

 April 8-29, 1968 

17 2.144

 May 6-June 3 1968 

17 2.145

 June 10-July 1, 1968 

17 2.146

 July 8-29, 1968 

17 2.147

 August 5-19, 1968 

18 2.148

 August 26-September 16, 1968 

18 2.149

 September 23-October 7, 1968 

18 2.15

 October 14-November 4, 1968 

18 2.151

 November 11-December 2, 1968 

18 2.152

 December 9-30, 1968 

18 2.153

 January 6-27, 1969 

18 2.154

 February 3-24, 1969 

19 2.155

 March 3-31, 1969 

19 2.156

 April 7-28, 1969 

19 2.157

 May 5-June 2, 1969 

19 2.158

 June 9-July 7, 1969 

19 2.159

 July 14-August 11, 1969 

19 2.16

 August 18-September 15, 1969 

20 2.161

 September 22-October 20, 1969 

20 2.162

 October 27-November 24, 1969 

20 2.163

 December 1-29, 1969 

20 2.164

 January 5-February 2, 1970 

20 2.165

 February 9-March 2, 1970 

20 2.166

 March 9-30, 1970 

21 2.167

 April 6-27, 1970 

21 2.168

 May 4-25, 1970 

21 2.169

 June 1-22, 1970 

21 2.17

 June 29-July 20, 1970 

21 2.171

 July 27-August 17, 1970 

21 2.172

 August 24-September14, 1970 

22 2.173

 September 21-October 12, 1970 

22 2.174

 October 19-November 16, 1970 

22 2.175

 November 23-December 14, 1970 

22 2.176

 December 21, 1970-January 18, 1971 

22 2.177

 January 25-February 15, 1971 

22 2.178

 February 22-March 15, 1971 

22 2.179

 March 22-April 12, 1971 

23 2.18

 April 19-May 10, 1971 

23 2.181

 May 17-June 7, 1971 

23 2.182

 June 14-July 6, 1971 

23 2.183

 July 12-August 2, 1971 

23 2.184

 August 9-30, 1971 

23 2.185

 September 7-27, 1971 

24 2.186

 October 4-25, 1971 

24 2.187

 November 1-22, 1971 

24 2.188

 November 29-December 20, 1971 

24 2.189

 December 28, 1971-January 17, 1972 

24 2.19

 January 24-February 14, 1972 

24 2.191

 February 21-March 20, 1972 

25 2.192

 March 27-April 17, 1972 

25 2.193

 April 24-May 15, 1972 

25 2.194

 May 22-June 2, 1972 

25 2.195

 June 19-July 10, 1972 

25 2.196

 July 17-August 7, 1972 

25 2.197

 August 14-September 5, 1972 

26 2.198

 September 11-October 2, 1972 

26 2.199

 October 9-30, 1972 

26 2.2

 November 6-27, 1972 

26 2.201

 December 4-27, 1972 

26 2.202

 January 2-29, 1973 

26 2.203

 February 5-26, 1973 

27 2.204

 March 5-26, 1973 

27 2.205

 April 2-23, 1973 

27 2.206

 April 30-May 21, 1973 

27 2.207

 May 28-June 18, 1973 

27 2.208

 June 25-July 23, 1973 

27 2.209

 July 30-August 27, 1973 

28 2.21

 September 4-24, 1973 

28 2.211

 October 1-22, 1973 

28 2.212

 October 29-November 19, 1973 

28 2.213

 November 26-December 17, 1973 

28 2.214

 December 26, 1973-January 14, 1974 

28 2.215

 January 21-February 4, 1974 

29 2.216

 February 11-25, 1974 

29 2.217

 March 4-25, 1974 

29 2.218

 April 1-22, 1974 

29 2.219

 April 29-May 20, 1974 

29 2.22

 May 27-June 17, 1974 

29 2.221

 June 24-July 15, 1974 

29 2.222

 July 22-August 12, 1974 

30 2.223

 August 19-September 9, 1974 

30 2.224

 September 16-October 7, 1974 

30 2.225

 October 14-November 4, 1974 

30 2.226

 November 11-December 2, 1974 

30 2.227

 December 9-30, 1974 

30 2.228

 January 6-27, 1975 

31 2.229

 February 3-17, 1975 

31 2.23

 February 24-March 17, 1975 

31 2.231

 March 24-April 14, 1975 

31 2.232

 April 21-28, 1975 

31 2.233

 May 5-26, 1975 

31 2.234

 June 2-30, 1975 

32 2.235

 July 7-28, 1975 

32 2.236

 August 4-25, 1975 

32 2.237

 September 3-29, 1975 

32 2.238

 October 6-27, 1975 

32 2.239

 November 3-17, 1975 

33 2.24

 November 24-December 8, 1975 

33 2.241

 December 15-29, 1975 

33 2.242

 January 5-26, 1976 

33 2.243

 February 2-9, 1976 

33 2.244

 February 16-23, 1976 

33 2.245

 March 1-22, 1976 

33 2.246

 March 29-April 26, 1976 

34 2.247

 May 3-10, 1976 

34 2.248

 May 17-31, 1976 

34 2.249

 June 7-28, 1976 

34 2.25

 July 6-12, 1976 

34 2.251

 July 19-26, 1976 

34 2.252

 August 2-9, 1976 

34 2.253

 August 16-23, 1976 

35 2.254

 August 30-September 7, 1976 

35 2.255

 September 13-27, 1976 

35 2.256

 October 4-25, 1976 

35 2.257

 November 1-29, 1976 

35 2.258

 December 7-28, 1976 

35 2.259

 January 4-25, 1977 

35 2.26

 February 1-7, 1977 

36 2.261

 February 15-March 8, 1977 

36 2.262

 March 15-April 5, 1977 

36 2.263

 April 19-26, 1977 

36 2.264

 May 2-31, 1977 

36 2.265

 June 7-21, 1977 

36 2.266

 June 28-July 12, 1977 

37 2.267

 July 19-26, 1977 

37 2.268

 August 1-23, 1977 

37 2.269

 August 30-September 13, 1977 

37 2.27

 September 20-October 11, 1977 

37 2.271

 October 18-November 8, 1977 

37 2.272

 November 14-28, 1977 

38 2.273

 December 6-28, 1977 

38 2.274

 January 25-February 15, 1983 

38 2.275

 March 1-14, 1983 

38 2.276

 April 13-25, 1983 

38 2.277

 April 25-May 16, 1983 

38 2.278

 May 17-30, 1983 

38 2.279

 June 2-28, 1983 

38 2.28

 July 26-August 23, 1983 

39 2.281

 September 13-27, 1983 

39 2.282

 October 11-November 8, 1983 

39 2.283

 November 8-22, 1983 

39 2.284

 December 7-20, 1983 

39 2.285

 January 10-24, 1984 

39 2.286

 February 15-28, 1984 

39 2.287

 March 13-27, 1984 

39 2.288

 April 2-10, 1984 

39 2.289

 May 8-22, 1984 

39 2.29

 June 11-July 31, 1984 

40 2.291

 August 28-September 25, 1984 

40 2.292

 October 9-23, 1984 

40 2.293

 November 7-December 18, 1984 

40 2.294

 January 15-29, 1985 

40 2.295

 February 19-March 26, 1985 

40 2.296

 April 9-May 31, 1985 

40 2.297

 June 4-July 30, 1985 

40 2.298

 August 13-October 22, 1985 

41 2.299

 November 19-December 3, 1985 

41 2.3

 December 31, 1985-March 4, 1986 

41 2.301

 April 1-[June 1986] 

41 2.302

 July 1-September 2, 1986 

41 2.303

 October 7-December 2, 1986 

41 2.304

 January 6-April 7, 1987 

41 2.305

 [May 1987]-August 24, 1987 

42 2.306

 [September-December 1987] 

42 2.307

 January 5, 1988 March 8-May 10, 1988 

42 2.308

 June 7-September 8, 1988 

42 2.309

 October 4-[November 1988] 

42 2.31

 January 17-June 30, 1989 

42 2.311

 July 10-August 3, 1989 

42 2.312

 September 12-December 11, 1989 

42 2.313

 June 5-November 5, 1990 

42 2.314

Minutes-Common Stock Reports 

Box Folder

 July-December 1967 

43 2.315

 January-September 1968 

43 2.316

 November 1968-December 1969 

43 2.317
Box Folder

Miscellaneous 1975 

43 2.318

Mortgage Market Reports March-July 1971 

43 2.319

Investment and Finance Committee 

Minutes 

Box Folder

 January 16-February 12, 1990 

43 2.32

 March 6-April 3, 1990 

43 2.321

 May 2-September 30, 1990 

43 2.322
Box Folder

Reports of Mortgage Loan Applications 1989-1990 

43 2.323

Management Committee 

Box Folder

 1967-1976 

44 2.324

 June-July 1980 

44 2.325

 September-November 1980 

44 2.326

Budget Reports 

Box Folder

1973 (Nine and Twelve Months) 1973-1974 

44 2.327

1974 (Three and Six Months) 1974 

44 2.328

1974 (Nine and Twelve Months) 1974 

44 2.329

1975 (Three, Six and Twelve Months) 1975 

44 2.33
Box Folder

Capital Expenditure Request 1978 

44 2.331

Financial Plan Reports 

Box Folder

1975 (Three, Six, Nine and Twelve Months) 1975 

45 2.332

1977 (Nine Months) 1977 

45 2.333
Box Folder

Financial Review Fourth Quarter 1984 

45 2.334

Inter-Office Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1968-1970 

45 2.335

 1971-1976 

45 2.336
Box Folder

Lapsation Survey 1974 

45 2.337

Meeting Notices 1968-1974 

45 2.338

Minutes 

Box Folder

 1968-June 1970 

45 2.339

 July-December 1970 

45 2.34

 1971 

45 2.341

 1972 

46 2.342

 1973 

46 2.343

 1974 

46 2.344

 1975 

46 2.345

 1976 

46 2.346

 1977 

46 2.347

 February 1978 

46 2.348

 March 1978 

46 2.349

 May 1978 

46 2.35

 July 1978 & September 1978 

46 2.351

 October 1978 

46 2.352

 November 1978 

47 2.353

 1979 

47 2.354

 1980 

47 2.355

 1981 

47 2.356

 1982 

47 2.357

Marketing Committee 

Box Folder

 1982-1983 

47 2.358

Minutes 

Box Folder

 June-September 1977 

47 2.359

 October-December 1977 

47 2.36

 January-April 1978 

47 2.361

 May 1978 

48 2.362

 June 1978 

48 2.363

 July-August 1978 

48 2.364

 1979 

48 2.365

 January-June 1980 

48 2.366

 July-December 1980 

48 2.367

 1981 

48 2.368

 February-April 1982 

48 2.369

 May-October 1982 

48 2.37

 November-December 1982 

49 2.371

 1983 

49 2.372

Miscellaneous Committee Meetings 

Box Folder

 1968-September 1974 

49 2.373

 September 1974-1977 

49 2.374

Operations Committee 

Inter-Office Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1968-July 1982 

49 2.375

 August 1982-1984 

49 2.376

Minutes 

Box Folder

 1976-1977 

49 2.377

 1978 

49 2.378

 1979 

49 2.379

 1980 

50 2.38

 1981 

50 2.381

 1982 

50 2.382

 1983 

50 2.383

 1984 

50 2.384
Box Folder

Task Forces [circa 1984] 

50 2.385
Box Folder

Pension Study Task Force 1974-1976 

50 2.386

Product Development Committee 

Inter-Office Correspondence 

Box Folder

 March-September 1975 

50 2.387

 October 1975-February 1976 

50 2.388

 March-August 1976 

50 2.389

 September 1976-February 1977 

51 2.39

 April-December 1977 

51 2.391

 January 1978-May 1980 

51 2.392

Minutes 

Box Folder

 1975 

51 2.393

 1976 

51 2.394

 1977 

51 2.395

 1978-1980 

51 2.396

Profit-sharing Committee 

Box Folder

Inter-Office Correspondence 1973-1978 

51 2.397

Minutes 

Box Folder

 1967-1972 

51 2.398

 1973-1978 

51 2.399

 1979-1982 

51 2.4

Retirement Committee 

Inter-Office Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1967-1972 

51 2.401

 January 19, 1973 

52 2.402

 January 23-December 1973 

52 2.403

 February-November 1974 

52 2.404

Minutes 

Box Folder

 1967-1971 

52 2.405

 1972-1975 

52 2.406
Box Folder

Retirement Plan-Actuarial Report 1968 

52 2.407
Box Folder

Status Report Meetings-Ordinary Conversion 1970 

52 2.408

Task Forces 

Box Folder

Computerize Ordinary Business 1969-1970 

52 2.409

Equities 1969-1970 

52 2.41

GAM [General Agency Marketing] 1986 

52 2.411

Investment 

Box Folder

 September 1987-July 1988 

52 2.412

 August-December 1988 

52 2.413

Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

Part I 1966-1970 

53 2.414

Part II 1967-1968 

53 2.415
Box Folder

Policy Benefit Checkwriting 1969 

53 2.416

Reduce Corporate Expenses 1985-1987 

53 2.417

Reports 1988 

53 2.418

Southern Life System Integration 1987 

53 2.419

Universal Life Task Force 

Handbook 

Box Folder

Part I 1981-1983 

53 2.42

Part II 1983 

53 2.421

Part III 1983 

53 2.422
Box Folder

Report 1984 

53 2.423

Plans and listing of securities 

Deerwood Club plan 1977   14"x14"

Description

White-and-black plan of The Deerwood Club in Jacksonville, Florida.

Publix Supermarkets plan 1977   14"x16"

Scope and Contents

White-and-black plan (Exhibit A) of Publix Supermarkets, Inc., Pasadeena, Pinellas County, Florida.

Listing of securities owned by Liberty Life Insurance Company (corrected copy) 1967 

Photographs 

Description

Thirty-three photographs of different properties owned by Liberty Life Insurance Company. One 8"x9.75" glossy color photograph, seven 3.5"x5" matte color photographs, twenty-five 3.5"x5" black-and-white photographs.

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 Record Group 4 Record Group 4: W. Frank Hipp Papers 1885-1970   3.33 cubic feet including six volumes, a line drawing, photographs (one oversize), and oversize material

Biographical Note

W. Frank Hipp was born on August 24, 1889 in Greenwood County, South Carolina, the son of John Calhoun and Alice Pathena Wheeler Hipp. He was educated in the Newberry County public school system and graduated with honors from Newberry College in 1907, doing post-graduate work in economics at Vanderbilt University from 1907-1909.

In 1911 he became a general agent for the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company in Newberry, and in 1912 he became a general agent in Spartanburg for the Southeastern Life Insurance Company. He contracted tuberculosis in 1916 and spent the next two years in Newberry, Aiken, and in North Carolina recovering his health. Hipp then moved to Greenville where he opened a textile securities investment office in 1918. According to Southeastern Life Insurance Company records he remained employed with the company as a general agent until 1919. In that year, on October 13 th, he and a group of investors founded The Liberty Life Insurance Company, a weekly premium insurance business; Hipp was named as its president.

The Liberty Life Insurance Company began selling ordinary life insurance in 1923 and by 1929 had reached $1 million in premium income. In November of the following year Hipp purchased Columbia radio station WIS and by 1932 also owned WCSC in Charleston. The year 1930 also saw the creation of Independence Insurance Company to sell health and accident insurance to low income and African-American workers.

Hipp gained controlling interest in the Southeastern Life Insurance Company in 1931 after the failure of Roger Clark Caldwell's Bank of Tennessee and Associated Life Companies in 1930; he was elected the company's president in 1933. The Independence Insurance Company transferred all of its life insurance business to Southeastern Life and suspended selling health and accident insurance, ceasing operations in 1939. In that same year Southeastern's insurance in force reached $52.3 million and The Liberty Life had $75 million of insurance in force and $5 million in sales.

The Liberty Life Insurance Company and Southeastern Life operated independently until January 1942, when they were merged under the new name of Liberty Life Insurance Company. Southeastern had already begun selling weekly premium insurance in 1940 and that same year Hipp purchased the First National Bank Building in Charlotte, North Carolina, the last asset of the "old" Southeastern Life Insurance Company. Hipp purchased 25% of The Liberty Life stock held outside of his immediate family. All of the debit business of the Liberty Life was transferred to Southeastern's 1905 charter and was reorganized into the industrial division of the new company. The Liberty Life ceased to sell insurance but remained an active company under the name of Surety Life Insurance Company, which retained certain paid-up life insurance, some real estate and the two radio stations as assets. It also received an annual payment of 5% of the premiums collected by the industrial division of the new Liberty Life.

Hipp married Eunice Jane Halfacre on December 29, 1909 and they had five children: Francis M., Herman Neel, Boyd Calhoun, William Hayne and Dorothy Hipp. They separated in 1936. He married Frances McFayden on December 4, 1941 and they had one child, Jean Gail. Hipp served on the Trinity Lutheran Church council, was active in the Lutheran Synod of South Carolina, was a member of Newberry College Board of Trustees, president of the Association of Insurance Companies of the Carolinas, and director of the Greenville Community Chest. W. Frank Hipp died of a heart attack on January 3, 1943 in Greenville.

Scope and Content Note

The W. Frank Hipp Papers (Record Group 4 of the Liberty Corporation Archives) contains bills, canceled checks, a cash book, clippings, correspondence, income tax returns, insurance policies, an investment account journal, ledgers, legal documents, a line drawing, lists, memos, minutes, photographs, plats, receipts, reports, stock certificates, telegrams, and other material for the period 1885-1970; the bulk of the papers are dated between 1925 and 1943. The record group is arranged alphabetically by folder title, with cancelled checks and financial volumes following. The material in the papers were created as a result of Hipp's business activities, his relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Newberry College, interactions with other members of the Hipp family, and the settlement of his estate.

The business papers include correspondence, an investment account journal, minutes, reports, stock certificates, and other material concerning investments and stock purchases in such companies as Dunean Mills of Greenville, SC; the Hypoborite [pharmaceutical] Syndicate in Columbia, SC; the Placentia-Richfield Central Oil Company of California; and Spartanburg County Mills of Spartanburg, SC, as well as material documenting the progress of drilling and the financial problems of the Welsh Oil Company /Corporation of Welsh, LA. Some of this material, such as the investment account journal, date to the period when Hipp ran his investment office in Greenville. The sale of ¼ interest in the Newberry, SC agency for Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company of California by general agent Robert Norris to Hipp in 1909 and ½ interest, in 1910, the assignment of renewal commissions by Norris to the National Bank of Newberry in 1912, and the correspondence, telegrams, and legal documents relating to the legal case that arises from assignment are also part of this collection. There is material relating to real estate transactions in Jacksonville, FL; Richland County, SC; Lavinia Avenue in Greenville, SC; and most notably Northgate Heights, a housing development in Greenville where General Electric "New American Homes" (New American Demonstration Home Building Program) were constructed. The Northgate material includes correspondence relating to its construction, interior decorating and landscaping, and plats of the development.

Most of the family correspondence has to do with requests from family members to Hipp for business, financial, insurance, real estate, and tax advice, as well as for financial assistance. There are also exchanges of family news. Among the correspondents are Harriet Fulmer (a niece of W. Frank Hipp), Paul S. Halfacre (brother of W. Frank Hipp's first wife), Ruth Graham Halfacre (his wife), Carroll D. Hipp (W. Frank Hipp's brother), Dorothy Hipp, Francis Hipp, Lois Hipp Kennedy (W. Frank Hipp's sister), Ella Frances Kennedy, (her daughter), Robert C. Kennedy (her husband), G. Harold Hipp, George C. Hipp, Herman Hipp, J. C. Hipp, and J. W. Hipp. In addition, there is correspondence between Hipp and Dr. Paul Ringer of Asheville, SC, reporting his treatment of Dorothy [Dot] for tuberculosis during the period 1933-1935, and a 1934 school paper on South Carolina history by Boyd Calhoun Hipp.

Nearly a quarter of the collection relates to the settlement of Hipp's estate from 1943-1948; his sons Francis and Herman Hipp were the estate's executors. These files contain correspondence about stocks and dividends; with banks concerning the closing bank balances and loans/notes and the retirement of bank certificates/dividends; with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the South Carolina Tax Commission regarding estate taxes; and with G. Richard Shafto on the valuation of radio station WIS. Among the other estate records in the collection are bank deposit books and statements, bills, a cash book, disbursement records, documents concerning the 1941 reinsurance agreement between Liberty Life Insurance Company and Surety Life Insurance Company, a ledger, probate court and other legal documents (such as the determination, sale, and distribution of estate assets), lists of assets, federal and state tax, returns, and valuations. There is also some material on the settlement of the estate of Hipp's father, J. C. Hipp.

The material concerning the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Newberry College includes correspondence regarding the purchasing and refinancing Synod and College bonds (especially those Hipp holds), the sale of Summerland College property, and the finances of the Synod and College; there is correspondence with both James C. Kinard, the President of Newberry College, and the Reverend Edgar Z. Pence, the President of the Synod (in Little Mountain, SC). In addition, there are clippings about the College, financial records, Board of Trustee meeting minutes, a mortgage indenture, pledges by Hipp to various College funds, reports regarding a contract to create a sustaining fund for College using an insurance policy with Unity Life Insurance Company in Columbia SC, and a collateral note between the College and Hipp and The Citizens and Southern Bank of South Carolina (Columbia, SC), with information about payments of interest to Frances McFayden Hipp after W. Frank Hipp's death.

The collection also includes biographical information on Hipp (including a copy of his death certificate); correspondence relating to college loans he made to Mary Faith and Edward F. Irick of Elloree, SC, and Ernestine Bodie of Ridge Spring, SC; 1943 letters to Francis Hipp, in sympathy on his father's death and congratulations for becoming president of Liberty Life; items concerning appliances for, repairs to and insurance on the Hipp house on McDaniel Avenue; income tax forms for Hipp and daughter Dorothy (Gunter); Masonic demits, 1926-1927; and material relating to the insurance policies of W. Frank, Boyd Calhoun, and Francis Hipp.

Other major correspondents in this collection include Thomas F. Ball, Angus E. Bird, Eugene S. Blease, John Carradine, Butler B. Hare, Leon LeGrand, and Carroll J. Ramage.

Material relating to W. Frank Hipp may be found in Record Groups 2 (Southeastern Life Insurance Company Records), 3.1 (Liberty Life Insurance Company Legal Department Records), 3.2 (Liberty Life Insurance Company Pre-Corporation Records), 7.1 (Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation Records), 8.1 (Communications Department Photographic Records), 8.2 (Communications Department Biographical Information) and 11.1 (The Liberty Corporation Historical Research Material).

Oversize material, an oversize cash book, and photographs were removed from the collection and placed in oversize or photographic storage.

Files 

Box Folder

Biographical Data 1939-1940 1943 1970, no date 

1 1.1

Certificates of Deposit 

Box Folder

Federal Savings and Loan Associations 1940 

1 1.2

 1941-1942 

1 1.3

Fountain Inn 1939-1942 

1 1.4
Box Folder

Clinkscales Mortgage 1925-1928 

1 1.5

Clippings 1934, no date 

1 1.6

College Loans 1938-1942 

1 1.7

Death 1943 

1 1.8

Dunean Mills, Minutes and Report to Board (1918-1919), Sale of Stock 1925 

1 1.9

Estate 

Box Folder

Bank Certificates 1942-1944 

1 1.1

Barnett National Bank (and John H. Perry Loan) 1942-1946 

1 1.11

Bates Note 1942-1943, no date 

1 1.12

Bills 1942-1946 

1 1.13

Checks 1942-1946 

1 1.14

Federal Estate Tax 1943-1947, no date 

1 1.15

Federal Old Age Benefit Refund 1937-1943 

2 1.16

First National Bank 1943-1946 

2 1.17

Gift Taxes 1943 1946 

2 1.18

Income Tax 1940-1947, no date 

2 1.19

Insurance 1942-1944 

2 1.2

Ledger 1943-1947 

2 1.21

Miscellaneous 1942 1944 

2 1.22

Norwood National Bank 1928-1942 

2 1.23

Notes and Calculations no date 

2 1.24

Probate Court 1943-1946, no date 

2 1.25

Receipts Boyd Calhoun Hipp to Estate for delivery of certain securities 1943 

2 1.26

Reinsurance Agreement, Liberty and Surety 1941, no date 

2 1.27

Returns 1944-1946 

2 1.28

Safe 1943 

2 1.29

Safety Deposit Box 1943-1944, no date 

2 1.3

Sale and Distribution of Assets 1942-1948 1950, no date 

2 1.31

Savings and Loan Certificates-Boyd Calhoun Hipp and Dorothy Hipp Gunter 1941 1943 

2 1.32

South Carolina Inheritance and Estate Tax 1936 1939-1947, no date 

3 1.33

South Carolina National Bank Deposits 1942-1946 

3 1.34

South Carolina National Bank Statements 1943-1947 

3 1.35

Valuation of Radio Station WIS 1943 1946-1947, no date 

3 1.36

Estate of J. C. Hipp 

Box Folder

 1885-1926 

3 1.37

 1910-1923 

3 1.38

Reliance Life of Pittsburgh 1913-1923 

3 1 39
Box Folder

Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina 1939-1940 1945 

3 1.4

Family Matters 

Box Folder

 1918-1932 

3 1.41

 1933-1938 

3 1.42

 1939-1942 

4 1.43
Box Folder

Frances McFadyen Hipp vs. Gail Jean Hipp 1945 

4 1.44

General Correspondence 1925 1930-1931 1934-1941 

4 1.45

Gunter, Dorothy Hipp 

Box Folder

Dividends 1943, no date 

4 1.46

Income Tax 1941-1944, no date 1942-1945, no date 

4 1.47
Box Folder

Henley's 1936-1937 

4 1.48

Hipp, B. C., School Paper (May 18, 1934) 

4 1.49

Hipp, Francis M. 

Box Folder

Congratulations on Presidency 1943 

4 1.5

Sympathy (W. F. Hipp's Death) 1943 

4 1.51
Box Folder

Hipp Residence-McDaniel Avenue 1941-1943 

4 1.52

House Plan Advertising 1937-1940, no date 

4 1.53

Household Appliances 1936-1937 

4 1.54

Hudgins, W. T. 1940 

4 1.55

Hypoborite Syndicate 1930 

4 1.56

Income Tax Returns 

Box Folder

(1918, 1921-1932) 1919 1922-1933 

4 1.57

(1933-1937) 1934-1938 

5 1.58

(1938-1939) 1939-1940 

5 1.59

(1940-1941) 1941-1942 

5 1.6

Insurance 

Box Folder

Auto 1937-1943 

5 1.61

Claims on W.F. Hipp 1931-1942 

5 1.62

Fire 1936-1942 

5 1.63

Insurance Policies 

Box Folder

Auto 1938-1943 

5 1.64

Fire 1939-1941 & 1944 

5 1.65

(B. C. Hipp and F. M. Hipp) RG 4 W. Frank Hipp Papers 1944 

5 1.66
Box Folder

Jacksonville, Florida 1938 

5 1.67

Lavinia Avenue Property 1921-1923 

5 1.68

McCants, C. E. 1930-1931 

5 1.69

McCoy, Harriet 1939-1941 

6 1.7

Newberry College Bonds 

Box Folder

 1934-1935 1937-1938 

6 1.72

 1939 

6 1.73

 1940-1944 

6 1.74
Box Folder

Non-Payment Protests 1913-1918 

6 1.75

Northgate Heights 1935-1936, no date 

6 1.76

Northgate Talley 1936 

6 1.77

Personal Letterheads no date 

6 1.78

Placentia-Richfield Central Oil Company 1921 & 1939-1940 

6 1.79

Richland County Property 1930 

6 1.8

South Carolina National Bank 1938-1942 

6 1.81

Spartanburg County Mills 1921 

6 1.82

Stocks and Bonds 1917-1920 

6 1.83

Surety Mortgage Company, Northgate 1935-1939 

6 1.84

The Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company (Norris, Robert) 1909-1918 

6 1.85

Welsh Oil Company 1919-1920 

6 1.86

W. Frank Hipp's Canceled Checks 1925-1926 1928-1930 1932-1942 

7

Financial Volumes 

Box Volume

Volume 1: Investment account journal July 18, 1918-February 20, 1919 

8 1

Ledgers relating to property and equipment 

Box Volume

 1933-1938 

8 2

 October 22, 1938-January 1, 1941 

8 3

 January-February 1941 

8 4

Line Drawing 

Box

A line drawing of Chamber of Commerce Building, Greenville, SC, (housed with the photographs) no date 

1 (photos)

Oversize Statements, Certificates and Plats 

General note

Twenty-three (23) items were removed from papers and from the following folders and placed in an oversize map case drawer: Clippings, Estate, Estate of J. C. Hipp, Income Tax and Northgate Heights folders.

Box Folder

South Carolina National Bank of Newberry, SC statements, account of W. Frank Hipp May 4, 1940-April 12, 1941 April 12-October 25, 1941 October 25, 1941-January 21, 1942 and January 21-June 17, 1942   4.0 item(s)

9 1
Folder

Conveyance of real estate by Nancy H. Moon of Newberry County, SC to William M. Werts of Newberry County, SC, January 1, 1885 and hand-drawn plat of property conveyed [estate of J. C. Hipp] 

1
Box Folder

Reliance Life Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, life insurance policy #63424 issued to John C. Hipp December 13, 1913 

9 1

The Liberty Life Insurance Company, life insurance policy #512,968 issued by Surety Life Insurance Company to W. Frank Hipp February 28, 1931 

9 1

The Liberty Life Insurance Company, life insurance policy #513,225 issued by Surety Life Insurance Company to W. Frank Hipp April 4, 1931 

9 1

The Liberty Life Insurance Company, life insurance policy #518,074 (duplicate) issued by Surety Life Insurance Company to W. Frank Hipp February 11, 1932 

9 1

The Liberty Life Insurance Company, life insurance policy #531,932 issued by Surety Life Insurance Company to W. Frank Hipp February 22, 1936 

9 1

The Liberty Life Insurance Company, life insurance policy #531,933 issued by Surety Life Insurance Company to W. Frank Hipp February 22, 1936 

9 1

The Liberty Life Insurance Company, life insurance policy #531,934 issued by Surety Life Insurance Company to W. Frank Hipp February 22, 1936 

9 1
Folder

Map, Rand McNally New Commercial Atlas Map of South Carolina, no date; railroad map on obverse, highway map on reverse; railroad map divided into sections using blue pencil with blue circles around one major town in each section (sales territories?) and at bottom of map, also in blue pencil, is "#65,380" and "9-20-20" 

1
Box Folder

Plat, pencil drawing of southern portion of Northgate plat, Greenville, SC no date 

9 2

Plat, copy of May 1939 Northgate plat, Greenville, SC showing certain lots "whited-out" and others with white numbers (prices?) no date 

9 2

Plat, copy of May 1939 Northgate plat, Greenville, SC showing lots sold marked by red "x's," no date 

9 2
Folder

Plat of Northgate, property of Utopian Developing Company, Greenville, SC, revised by R. E. Dalton May 1939 

1
Box Folder

Receipts 5123, 5124, 5129, 5130, 5131 from Greenville Nursery Company, Greenville, SC to W. Frank Hipp, G. E. Houses Numbers 2 and 3 [Northgate Heights], North Main Street August 4, 1939 

9 2

South Carolina Tax Commission Form 1301, Return of Income of Partnership or Fiduciary for period January 1, 1939 to January 1, 1940, W. Frank Hipp, trustee for Herman N. Hipp, B. Calhoun Hipp and Dorothy Hipp January 30, 1940 

9 2

Statement, handwritten, of original value of Station WIS assets and depreciation through 1939, net value, and depreciation from 1940-1942 

9 2

Statements, typewritten, of real estate, stocks and bonds, collateral loans, etc. circa1942 

Box Folder

Draft, with handwritten annotations 

9 2

Carbon copy of draft, with handwritten annotations, also attached schedule of reference depreciation of various assets of Station WIS, Inc. through December 31, 1942 and list of Surety Life Insurance assets not shown on statement December 31, 1942 

9 2

Final (?) draft of statement 

9 2

Oversize volume 

Box

Cash book 1943-1947 

9

Photograph 

Box

8x10 black and white photograph of W. Frank Hipp by W. P. Dowling of Greenville, SC, no date and one (1) 8x10 black and white photograph of W. Frank Hipp, n.p. circa 1942   One (1)

1 (photos)

Oversize Photograph 

11x14 color photograph of W. Frank Hipp, n.p. circa 1942   One (1)

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 Record Group 5 Record Group 5: Boyd Calhoun Hipp Papers 1949-1976   13.25 cubic feet including photographs and oversize material

Biographical Note

Boyd Calhoun Hipp was born on August 31, 1922 in Greenville, South Carolina. He was the youngest son of Eunice Halfacre Hipp and W. Frank Hipp, founder of The Liberty Life Insurance Company. Educated in the Greenville public school system, he graduated from Greenville High School in 1939. At Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, Hipp majored in business and economics and graduated cum laude in 1943. As a captain in the United States Army infantry during World War II, Hipp was decorated for service in Europe and earned the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Bronze Star.

Hipp joined Liberty Life Insurance Company in 1946 and served as assistant treasurer (1948-1949), assistant vice president (1949-1953), administrative vice president (1953-1959), vice president for investments (1959-1961), senior vice president (1961-1968), and executive vice president for investment (1968-1976). He also served as president of The Broadcasting Company of the South and later as chairman of the board of Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation, as well as a director and executive vice president (1968-1976) of The Liberty Corporation. Hipp was also president and director of Liberty Investment Management Corporation and a director of Greater Arizona Savings and Loan Association. As an active member of the Greenville business community, he was a director of Southern Bank and Trust Company, a director of Textile Hall Corporation, and a member of the American Institute of Management Presidents' Council, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Newcomen Society, the National Board of Governors of the Institute of Living, and the Piedmont Economics Club.

Hipp was also involved in numerous community and educational organizations including the Council of Wofford College Associates, the Davidson College Board of Visitors, the National Board of Governors of the Institute of Living, and the North Greenville College Advisory Board. In 1976, Hipp received the distinguished alumnus award from Davidson. He was married to Jean Jones Hipp and was the father of Beth Louise Hipp and Boyd Calhoun Hipp II. Following an extended bout with cancer, he died on October 16, 1976. Information for this biographical sketch was found in Series 3, Personal Papers, of this record group.

Scope and Content Note

The Boyd Calhoun Hipp Papers document primarily his business activities at The Liberty Corporation, its subsidiaries, and its predecessors. Hipp was mainly involved in Liberty's broadcast and investment operations. The files are arranged into record series according to the specific corporation. Within each series, the records are organized in an alphabetical subject file. Some larger series, such as Liberty Life Insurance Company and The Liberty Corporation, are further divided by committees or departments, and folders related to that subdivision are arranged in an alphabetical order.

These records illustrate the planning and operations of a number of Liberty firms. There is considerable material about The Broadcasting Company of the South, Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation, and its flagship station, WIS, including minutes of meetings of Board of Directors, financial statements, balance sheets, and investment committee files. The records of Liberty Life Insurance Company include file of the numerous committees upon which Hipp served. Of particular importance are those of the finance, investment and management committees. There are also records of the Investment Division that Hipp supervised. The Surety Investment Company series includes records of the finance, investment, and management committees, balance sheets, and correspondence.

There are a few records from the following firms: Independence Insurance Company, Selico Incorporated, The Southeastern Life Insurance Company, Special Services Corporation, The Surety Insurance Company, The Surety Indemnity Company, The Surety Life Insurance Company, Surety Realty Corporation, The Liberty Corporation, Tres & Company, and Bankers Fire and Marine Insurance Company. A small series of personal papers includes material related to Hipp's activities in several professional insurance organizations and biographical material.

NOTE: Some of The Broadcasting Company of the South records were not received from the Liberty Corporation Archives with the other records of this series. These records include Accountants Report and Financial Statement, Annual Meeting, Balance Sheets, Bank Balance, Board of Director's Meetings, Broadcasting Company of the South Foundation, CATV, and Comparative Statement of Income-Radio Station WIS. A list of the titles of these folders is given after the separation list.

THE BROADCASTING COMPANY OF THE SOUTH 

Folders not received from The Liberty Corporation Archives 

Scope and Contents note

Folders 1-30 were listed but not received from Liberty Corporation

Box Folder

Accountants Report and Financial Statement-1958 

1 1.1

Annual Meeting 

Box Folder

 1952 

1 1.2

 1953 

1 1.3

 1954 

1 1.4

 1955 

1 1.5

 1957 

1 1.6

 1970 

1 1.7

Balance Sheets 

Box Folder

 1951 

1 1.8

 1952 

1 1.9

 1953 

1 1.1

 1954 

1 1.11

 1955 

1 1.12

 1956 

1 1.13

 1957 

1 1.14

 1958 

1 1.15

 1959 

1 1.16

 1960 

1 1.17

 1961 

1 1.18
Box Folder

Bank Balance 1959-1965 

1 1.19

Board of Directors' Meetings 

Box Folder

 1958 

1 1.2

 1959 

1 1.21

 1961 

1 1.22

 1962 

1 1.23

 1963 

1 1.24

 1964 

1 1.25

 1965 

1 1.26
Box Folder

Broadcasting Company of the South Foundation 1964-1965 

1 1.27

CATV 1964 

1 1.28

Comparative Statement of Income, Radio Station WIS 

Box Folder

 1960 

1 1.29

 1961 

1 1.3

Confidential 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1953 

1 1.31

Stockholder Information 1956 

1 1.32
Box Folder

Correspondence 1950-1959 

1 1.33

Financial Statements 

Box Folder

 1950 

1 1.34

 1951 

1 1.35

 1952 

1 1.36

 1954 

1 1.37

 1955 

1 1.38

 1956 

1 1.39

 1957 

1 1.4
Box Folder

General File 1954-1957 

1 1.41

Income and Excess Profits Tax Considerations 1952 

1 1.42

Income Tax Considerations 1951 

1 1.43

Investment Committee 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1961 

1 1.44

Financial Information 

Box Folder

 1962 

1 1.45

 1965 

1 1.46
Box Folder

Letters to Stockholders 1952-1953 

1 1.47

Management Committee, Correspondence 1963-1965 

1 1.48

Radio Station WSPA 1951-1954 

1 1.49

Report on Evaluation of Present and Expanded Facilities for the Broadcasting Company of the South 1964 

1 1.5

Semi-Annual Meeting 1960 

2 1.51

Special Meeting September 27 1957 

2 1.52

Statistical Data and Comparisons to Industry Average 1954 

2 1.53

Statements of Income, WIS Radio and WIS-TV 

Box Folder

 1958 

2 1.54

 1959 

2 1.55
Box Folder

Stockholders Meeting 1952 

2 1.56

Suggestions for Improving Accounting Procedures and Internal 1951 

2 1.57

United Fund Campaign 1959 

2 1.58

WIS Radio 1951-1955 

2 1.59

WIST Radio 1951-1959 

2 1.6

WIS-TV 

Box Folder

Annual Meeting 1956 

2 1.61

Trial Balance Statements and Other Financial Reports 1955-1957 

2 1.62
Box Folder

WSFA-TV 1959-1960 

2 1.63

COSMOS BROADCASTING CORPORATION 

Board of Directors Meetings 

Box Folder

 1966 

2 2.1

 1967 

2 2.2
Box Folder

Correspondence 1969 

2 2.3

Executive Committee Meetings 

Box Folder

 1968 

3 2.4

 1969 

3 2.5
Box Folder

Financial Statement 1969 

3 2.6

Investment Committee, Profit Sharing 

Box Folder

Plan 1969 

3 2.7

Trust Advisory Committee-Inter-office Correspondence and Portfolio Performance Statements 

Box Folder

 1970 

3 2.8

 1971 

3 2.9
Box Folder

Investment Review Summary 1968-1969 

3 2.1

Management Committee, Long Range Plan 1970-1974 

3 2.11

Shafto, G. Richard, Retirement 1969 

3 2.12

BOYD CALHOUN HIPP-PERSONAL PAPERS 

Box Folder

American Institute of Management, Presidents Council 1965 1970 & 1971 

3 3.1

American Life Convention 1947 1959 

3 3.2

Newcomen Society 1961 

3 3.3

Obituaries and Resolutions 1976 

3 3.4

Personal 1954-1976 

4 3.5

INDEPENDENCE INSURANCE COMPANY 

Box Folder

Balance Sheets and Operating Statements 1958-1961 

4 4.1

LIBERTY LIFE I