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The AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company Papers Related to Charles Ives

Call Number: MSS 149

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence, company memos, and insurance documents. Also included are programs, biographical information, clippings and press releases - ostensibly collected by the insurance company archives. Of particular interest is Charles Ives' own life insurance policy, and training materials that Ives created for his employees.


  • 1914 - 1986


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Papers were established in the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library in 2018 by Jonathan Cross, archivist at the AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company.


The collection is organized into two series: I. Files and II. Scrapbooks.

Related Materials

Researchers should consult the Charles Ives Papers (MSS 14), also held by the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library.


3.5 Linear Feet (5 containers)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Biographical / Historical

Charles Ives and Julian Myrick met in 1899, while employed at Charles H. Raymond and Company, general agents for Mutual Life Insurance Company. In 1907, Ives and Myrick started their own agency, Ives and Company, which later became Ives and Myrick, which was owned by Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Ives held firm beliefs about the purpose and value of life insurance, about which he wrote a number of articles. Although Ives was rather reserved, he played an active role in training their agents. Ives and Myrick was a very successful agency, and its employees were fiercely loyal. Charles Ives retired from business in 1930.

Guide to the AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company Papers relating to Charles Ives
Compiled by Emily Daus DiLeo
January 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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