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Commonwealth Life Insurance Company records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2015_057-UA
Commonwealth Life Insurance Records consist of historical photos of agents, office personnel, and company headquarters, sample policies, an early policy record book, a sample collection register, and public relations materials. A 1937 Louisville labor newspaper containing a series of articles attacking Commonwealth leaders and administrative policies is also found.

Dates

  • 1905 - 1992

Creator

Extent

2.75 linear feet (2 flats, 1 small photo box, 2 bound volumes, one tube (rolled photograph))

Biographical / Historical

Commonwealth Life Insurance was founded in Louisville, Kentucky in 1904 and in 1969 created Capital Holding Corporation as a vehicle for acquisition of additional insurance assets. In 1994, the holding company name was renamed Providian Corporation and in 1997 its insurance operations became part of Aegon Insurance Corporation while Providian Bancorp was spun off to create Providian Financial Corp. headquartered in San Francisco. Subsequently, a significant portion of Louisvilleā€™s Aegon operations were moved to other cities.
Title
Commonwealth Life Insurance Company records
Status
Completed
Author
Tom Owen
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752
502 852-6673 (Fax)