W. Frank Hipp papers, 1885-1970 bulk 1925-1946.


W. Frank Hipp papers, 1885-1970 bulk 1925-1946.

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. The materials 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 biographical information on Hipp (including a copy of his death certificate). The business papers concern investments and stock purchases in such companies as Dunean Mills of Greenville, S.C.; the Hypoborite (pharmaceutical) Syndicate in Columbia, S.C.; the Placentia-Richfield Central Oil Company of California; and Spartanburg County Mills of Spartanburg, S.C. as well as material documenting the progress of drilling and the financial problems of the Welsh Oil Company/Corporation of Welsh, LA. There is material relating to real estate transactions in Jacksonville, Fla.; Richland, S.C.; Lavinia Avenue in Greenville, S.C.; and most notably Northgate Heights, a housing development in Greenville where General Electric "New American Homes" (New American Demonstration Home Building Program) were constructed. 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. Nearly a quarter of the collection relates to the 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 in Columbia, S.C. 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. In addition, there are clippings about the College, Board of Trustees meeting minutes, and pledges by Hipp to various College funds. Other major correspondents in this collection include Eugene S. Blease, Butler B. Hare, and Carroll J. Ramage.

3.33 cubic ft.

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