The AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company Papers Related to Charles Ives
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
- Ives, Charles, 1874-1954
- Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
- Myrick, Julian S. (Julian Southall), 1880-1969
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.
3.5 Linear Feet (5 containers)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
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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