Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States

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The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States (ELAS) was founded in 1859 by Henry Baldwin Hyde (1834-1899). It became, by the year of Hyde’s death, the largest life insurance company in the world. Hyde sought to guarantee that his son, James Hazen Hyde (1876-1959), would continue family control of the company after his death, but in 1905 the younger Hyde lost control in a struggle which resulted from an investigation of the insurance industry by New York State.

From the guide to the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States records, (inclusive), (bulk)., 1870-1919, 1869-1906, (Baker Library, Harvard Business School)

Life insurance company, New York, N.Y. Founded in 1859 by Henry Baldwin Hyde (1834-1899). It became, by the year of Hyde's death, the largest life insurance company in the world. Hyde sought to guarantee that his son would continue family control of the company after his death, but in 1905 the younger Hyde lost control in a struggle which resulted from an investigation of the insurance industry by New York State.

From the description of Records, 1870-1919 (inclusive). (Harvard Business School). WorldCat record id: 269600635

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referencedIn Hyde, James H. (James Hazen), 1876-1959. Papers, [ca. 1891-1941]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Parkinson, Thomas I. (Thomas Ignatius), 1881-1959. Papers, 1900-1959. Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Records, 1870-1919 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Information bulletins, 1884-1982. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Floyd B. McKissick Papers, 1940s-1980s University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Miscellaneous Papers University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Scrapbooks, 1912-1915. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Trade catalogs of insurance, 1850-1911. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Transportation photographs, 1957 Feb 3. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Hotel photographs, 1961 Feb 23. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Bank photographs, 1948 Dec 9. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Biographical files, 1952-1974. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Nowell, Reynolds I. (Reynolds Irwin), 1905-1984. Reynolds I. Nowell papers, 1932-1970. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Life insurance policy : 1950, June 17. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
referencedIn Young family. Young family papers, 1868-1893. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Speeches and writings, 1909-1983. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Publications, 1881-1985. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Raleigh Development Company Records on 333 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1963-2007 North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn [Equitable Life Assurance Society : Pamphlets.]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Rosen, Ben. Ben Rosen papers, 1936-2006 and undated bulk 1945-1991. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Industrial building photographs, 1948 Dec 9 - 1960 Jun 22. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Shenk, John W., 1875-1959. John W. Shenk papers, 1900-1935. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Charters and bylaws, 1806-1982. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. DuPont Finance. Records, 1917-1991 (bulk, 1950-1991). Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Office buildings photographs, 1959 May 4 - 1962 May 1. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Historical collection, 1849-1980. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Gilbert, Charles I. Opinions relating to claims against life insurance companies, 1925-1933. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. [Miscellaneous pamphlets, invitations to ceremonies, etc. on the Equitable Building, 1963-]. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Agent training notebooks, [ca. 1932-1962] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Audio-visual collection, [ca. 1860-1985] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1911-1920. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Ben Rosen Papers, bulk, 1945-1991, 1936-2006 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States photographs, 1948 Dec 9-1972 Mar 13 : Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Secretary's Dept. Organizational charts, 1955-1980. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States records, (inclusive), (bulk)., 1870-1919, 1869-1906 Baker Library, Harvard Business School
creatorOf Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Retail locations photographs, 1959 May 6 - 1972 Mar 13. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Public Service Division. Landmark designation working papers, 1970-1980. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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New York (State)
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