Finding Aid for the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co. Records, 1866-1985, bulk 1925-1985

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UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co. records, 1866-1985, bulk 1925-1985

Collection number: 1434

UCLA Library Special Collections



Los Angeles, CA

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  • UCLA Library Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, January 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co. Records,
Date (inclusive): 1866-1985, bulk 1925-1985
Collection number: 1434
Creator: Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Extent: 49 boxes (24.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company was founded in 1925 in Los Angeles by former Texas insurance agent William Nickerson Junior and two partners. The company specialized in selling insurance to a lower income market often ignored by major insurers. The collection consists of correspondence, documents, financial records, clippings, magazines, photographs, slides, company records, employee biographies, reports, reel-to-reel tapes, and memorabilia relating to the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company of Los Angeles.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ivan J. Houston, 1986.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co. records (Collection 1434). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography/History

The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company was founded in 1925 on Central Avenue in Los Angeles by former Texas insurance agent William Nickerson Junior and two partners; in 1945, Norman O. Houston succeeded Nickerson as company president, continuing the specialization of selling insurance to a lower income market often ignored by major insurers; three years after Ivan J. Houston became company chairman in 1980, Golden State handled $4 .3 billion worth of insurance, employed 196 salaried workers, and owned a five-story headquarters building on Western Avenue and Adams Boulevard, with several branch offices across the country.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, documents, financial records, clippings, magazines, photographs, slides, company records, employee biographies, reports, reel-to-reel tapes, and memorabilia relating to the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company of Los Angeles. The collection also contains files reflecting the company's ongoing interest in Afro-American issues, such as the Negro Business League, sickle cell anemia, Negro Churches, and Watts Summer Festival. Includes some materials before the company's founding in 1925: a copy of an 1866 photograph, a Book of Common Prayer (1890s), and American Mutual letters (1915).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co.--Archives.
African American business enterprises--California--Los Angeles-- Archival resources.
Insurance companies--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Online resources--local.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

First California newspaper (facsimile), 1888.

Box 1, Folder 2

California history--founding of Los Angeles.

Box 1, Folder 3

History of the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company--William Nickerson, Jr. (copy 2) 1940.

Box 1, Folder 4

Life Story of William Nickerson, Jr. (copy 2), 1947.

Box 1, Folder 5

Certificate of commendation honoring Golden State Mutuals' 34th anniversary. Given by the city of Los Angeles, 1959.

Box 1, Folder 6

Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1927.

Box 1, Folder 7

Historical information folder given to all employees.

Box 1, Folder 8

Executive committee and other papers, 1926-1931.

Box 1, Folder 9

Clippings and articles from the Messenger, a journal for office and staff of Golden State Mutual.

Box 1, Folder 10

Preliminary material for corporate history, 1970, 1973.

Box 2, Folder 1

Executive committee and other papers, 1932-1939.

Box 2, Folder 2

Leroy A. Beavers matter, 1932.

Box 2, Folder 3

Minutes for Golden State Guarantee Fund Insurance Company--pre-organizational original, 1924-1925.

Box 2, Folder 4

Charter membership applications--not issued, 1925.

Box 2, Folder 5

Office correspondence, 1926-1927.

Box 2, Folder 6

Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1930.

Box 2, Folder 7

Board of Directors minutes, 1924.

Box 2, Folder 8

Board meeting--debit report, H.D. Ford Jr., 1937.

Box 2, Folder 9

John H. Upton (actuary), Paul Winfield, Oakland, 1925.

Box 2, Folder 10

Legal department--Robert C. Hagerman, 1939-1941.

Box 2, Folder 11

American Mutual letters, Hugh McBeth, W.P. Hamblen, 1915,1942,1924.

Box 2, Folder 12

Quorum--Walter Gordon, 1938-1941.

Box 2, Folder 13

Board of Directors, 1926.

Box 3, Folder 1

Annual reports to insurance department, 1925-1926.

Box 3, Folder 2

Cash book, journal, bank book, specifications, 1925-1929.

Box 3, Folder 3

Executive Committee book, 1931-1937.

Box 3, Folder 4

Executive Committee book, 1928-1930.

Box 4, Folder 1

Cash book, 1934-1937.

Box 4, Folder 2

Secretary's report on insurance activities in Chicago, Illinois and Louisville, Kentucky, September 26, 1929-October 3, 1929.

Box 4, Folder 3

By-laws, 1931,1952.

Box 4, Folder 4

By-laws, 1945-1956.

Box 4, Folder 5

Deposit and withdrawals, stock and bond purchases, 1925-1947.

Box 4, Folder 6

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1924-1926.

Box 4, Folder 7

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1925-1926.

Box 4, Folder 8

Statistical reports, 1925-1952.

Box 4, Folder 9

Insurance Department correspondence, 1925-1926.

Box 5, Folder 1

Insurance Department correspondence, 1930-1936.

Box 5, Folder 2

Insurance Department, 1935-1938.

Box 5, Folder 3

Insurance Department correspondence, 1937-1938.

Box 5, Folder 4

California insurance Department (re: chapter 9 companies), 1939-1940.

Box 5, Folder 5

Walter A. Gordon (legal), 1933-1941.

Box 5, Folder 6

Agents as independent contractors (Illinois), 1940.

Box 6, Folder 1

William Feinblum--accounting systems, 1941.

Box 6, Folder 2

Robbery report, 1946.

Box 6, Folder 3

Agent's report ( H.D. Ford), 1935.

Box 6, Folder 4

Booklet A--General information, instructions, miscellaneous tables (3 books), 1938,1944.

Box 6, Folder 5

3 photographs showing Ken Hahn honoring George A. Beavers on 90th birthday, 1981.

Box 6, Folder 6

George A. Beavers papers, 1949-1981.

Box 6, Folder 7

Norman Cook interview--early history of Golden State Mutual, 1979.

Box 6, Folder 8

Speeches, ideas and drafts of George A. Beavers, Jr, 1950-1972.

Box 6, Folder 9

Unlabeled.

Box 6, Folder 10

George A. Beaver's memos, 1949-1965.

Box 6, Folder 11

U.S. Constitution booklets (2 copies), 1961.

Box 7, Folder 1

Negro organizations--Negro Business League, 1944-1954.

Box 7, Folder 2

Golden State Mutual murals--Mary Ellen Pleasant (Mammy Pleasant).

Box 7, Folder 3

Outside biography sketches.

Box 7, Folder 4

Edith Sampson, 1951-1952.

Box 7, Folder 5

Housing authority--Los Angeles, etc., 1952-1965.

Box 7, Folder 6

Negro achievement--sports, 1949-1953.

Box 7, Folder 7

The negro--clippings, 1958-1969.

Box 7, Folder 8

Newspaper clippings (non-company), 1949-1958.

Box 7, Folder 9

Giants of Black Capitalism-- Ebony, May 1969.

Box 8, Folder 1

Organizations, 1949-1956.

Box 8, Folder 2

Negro business, 1946-1952.

Box 8, Folder 3

Johnson, E.J.--newspaper clippings, magazines, Golden State Mutual booklets, etc., 1911-1962.

Box 8, Folder 4

Unlabeled, 1949-1981.

Box 9, Folder 1

Titus Alexander collection--Fair Employment Practices Legislation, 1949- .

Box 9, Folder 2

Titus Alexander collection--armed services, 1942-1950.

Box 9, Folder 3

Titus Alexander collection--business, insurance, 1937-1955.

Box 9, Folder 4

Titus Alexander collection--housing, 1947-1954.

Box 9, Folder 5

Titus Alexander collection--Africa, 1947-1955.

Box 9, Folder 6

Titus Alexander collection--National Insurance Association, 1938-1956.

Box 10, Folder 1

Titus Alexander collection--science, 1949-1951.

Box 10, Folder 2

Unlabeled, 1951.

Box 10, Folder 3

Titus Alexander Collection--miscellaneous biographies, 1947-1954.

Box 10, Folder 4

Alexander, Titus, 1948-1952.

Box 10, Folder 5

Music--Marian Anderson, Carol Brice, Dorothy Maynor, etc., 1946-1954.

Box 10, Folder 6

Negro churches--Baptist, 1949-1951.

Box 10, Folder 7

Newspaper clippings, George A. Beavers Jr., 1944-1955.

Box 10, Folder 8

Titus Alexander collection--education, 1949-1955.

Box 10, Folder 9

Negro finance, 1948-1951.

Box 10, Folder 10

Collier's (magazine), October 15, 1954.

Box 10, Folder 11

Titus Alexander collection--employment, 1939-1954.

Box 11, Folder 1

Negro art--two pieces, 1937,1947.

Box 11, Folder 2

Negro authors--cuttings, 1948-1952.

Box 11, Folder 3

Negro medicine, 1947-1953.

Box 11, Folder 4

Bunche, Ralph J. (materials provided by Charles Matthews ), 1949-1971.

Box 11, Folder 5

Chicago Division 201--correspondence and reports, 1950.

Box 11, Folder 6

Golden State Mutual's report of examination--2 notebooks, December 31, 1957.

Box 11, Folder 7

Golden State Mutual's special report as of June 30, 1951, (October 1, 1951).

Box 11, Folder 8

Golden State Mutual's report of examination, December 31, 1953.

Box 11, Folder 9

Golden State Mutual's insurance examination period--December 31, 1943-November 30, 1947, (April 7, 1948).

Box 11, Folder 10

Golden State Mutual's insurance department examination report--November 30, 1947, (April 7, 1948).

Box 11, Folder 11

Report of insurance department examination as of December 31, 1950--2 copies, (May 11, 1951).

Box 12, Folder 1

Golden State Mutual's report of examination for September 30, 1961. 3 notebooks, 2 memos, 1962-1963.

Box 12, Folder 2

Insurance department examination, 1965-1968.

Box 12, Folder 3

Certificates of advancement, 1970.

Box 12, Folder 4

Report of examination for December 31, 1971, 1973-1974.

Box 12, Folder 5

Statistical tables as of December 31, 1934. Division of Insurance, April 9, 1935.

Box 12, Folder 6

Certificates of advancement, series A, 1933-1939.

Box 12, Folder 7

Safety Savings and Loan Association, 1969.

Box 13, Folder 1

Holding companies, 1968.

Box 13, Folder 2

John Payton case, 1962.

Box 13, Folders 3-4

Racial tensions, 1943-1954.

Box 13, Folder 5

Fortune, November 1971.

Box 14, Folder 1

Negro Institute information--sources: National Insurance Association and Bowles/Tillinghast, 1962-1965.

Box 14, Folder 2

Americanism, 1922-1953.

Box 14, Folder 3

Potpourri 2, 1953-1976.

Box 14, Folder 4

King Jr., Dr. Martin Luther, 1964-1969.

Box 15, Folder 1

Photo of Golden State Mutual staff.

Box 15, Folder 2

Photograph-stats of Japanese surrender, 1945.

Box 15, Folder 3

Historical--Independent Church of Christ: 1916--ground breaking, corner stone laying (George A. Beaver), 2 miscellaneous photographs.

Box 15, Folder 4

Houston, Norman D.

Box 15, Folder 5

Miscellaneous photographs--officer's activities, 1935-1976.

Box 15, Folder 6

Unidentified photo.

Box 15, Folder 7

Board of directors, 1956-1960.

Box 15, Folder 8

William Nickerson Jr. Memorial Committee--unveiling of bronze bust by Mrs. William Nickerson, August 21, 1949.

Box 15, Folder 9

Johnson, Edgar J.

Box 15, Folder 10

William Nickerson funeral, November 1945.

Box 15, Folder 11

Titus Alexander and collection-- employment.

Box 15, Folder 12

Film: historical/early company activity (no photographs), 1949.

Box 15, Folder 13

Unlabeled.

Box 16, Folder 1

William Nickerson Jr. Photographs.

Box 16, Folder 2

4261 Central Avenue, 1945-1946.

Box 16, Folder 3

21st anniversary party at Villa Arlington, July 26, 1946.

Box 16, Folder 4

20th anniversary Alpha Bowling Club, July 27, 1945.

Box 16, Folder 5

Service Pin awards, 1945,1951.

Box 16, Folder 6

Claim settlement cases, 1943- .

Box 16, Folder 7

Loma, 1948.

Box 16, Folder 8

Agents--leaders in unit sales for conversions, 1938-1942.

Box 16, Folder 9

Groundbreaking of home office--1999 W. Adams, 1948.

Box 16, Folder 10

Open house (home office) week--August 19-23, 1949 (Nickerson bust dedication, August 19, 1949) 1949.

Box 16, Folder 11

Home office scenes.

Box 16, Folder 12

Home office exterior architect drawings--1999 W. Adams, 1948.

Box 16, Folders 13-14

Construction progress, 1948-1949.

Box 17, Folder 1

Golden State Mutual district offices, 1949-1964.

Box 17, Folder 2

Cornerstone laying--1999 W. Adams, 1949.

Box 17, Folder 3

Moving day--4261 S. Central, July 1949.

Box 17, Folder 4

Golden State Mutual civic activities, 1945-1965.

Box 17, Folder 5

25th anniversary press breakfast and assembly, July 1950.

Box 17, Folder 6

Employee activities, late 1940s-50s.

Box 17, Folder 7

Home office open house, 1947.

Box 17, Folder 8

Miscellaneous mortuaries, circa 1950.

Box 17, Folder 9

26th anniversary banquet. Royal Palms Hotel, July 1951.

Box 17, Folder 10

Officer/directors groups, 1940-1950.

Box 17, Folder 11

Photographs--miscellaneous field personnel, sales activity, 1940-1950.

Box 17, Folder 12

William Nickerson Award--Silver Anniversary commemoration plaque, July 1950.

Box 17, Folder 13

Miscellaneous photographs 1--terminated/retired employees, 1944-1969.

Box 17, Folder 14

Miscellaneous photographs 2--terminated/retired employees, 1945-1957.

Box 18, Folder 1

Saturday morning art class, 1968.

Box 18, Folder 2

Eloise Kloke--Regional Director President's Committee government contracts, 1958.

Box 18, Folder 3

23rd anniversary picnic at Brookside Park, July 1948.

Box 18, Folder 4

22nd anniversary picnic at Val Verde Park, July 18, 1947.

Box 18, Folder 5

United Nations delegate: Panama, 1957.

Box 18, Folder 6

Student tour groups--1933,1944,1946,1947,1948,1950, 1933-1950.

Box 18, Folder 7

Mural unveiling, August 19, 1949.

Box 18, Folder 8

Miscellaneous negatives.

Box 18, Folder 9

Policy owners, 1948-1955.

Box 18, Folder 10

Home office--exterior, 1928-1960.

Box 18, Folder 11

Joe E. Brown visits home office, 1949.

Box 18, Folder 12

Cornerstone dedication, August 23, 1949.

Box 18, Folder 13

Home office under construction, 1948-1949.

Box 18, Folder 14

Murals unveiled, September 7, 1948.

Box 18, Folder 15

George A. Beavers retirement program, 1966.

Box 18, Folder 16

Burglary--home office vault, fifth floor, 1962-1963.

Box 19, Folder 1

Biographies--William Nickerson Jr.--biographical sketches, miscellaneous, 1938-1949.

Box 19, Folder 2

William Nickerson Jr.--history, 1947.

Box 19, Folder 3

Picnic at Brookside, 1955.

Box 19, Folder 4

Home office open house, 1959.

Box 19, Folder 5

Biographies--William Nickerson Jr.--anecdotes, speeches, 1939-1950.

Box 19, Folder 6

Biographies--William Nickerson Jr.--news releases, 1927-1951.

Box 19, Folder 7

Biographies--William Nickerson Jr.--letters and reports, 1930-1945.

Box 19, Folder 8

Biographies--William Nickerson Jr.--recordings, 1950.

Box 19, Folder 9

Biographies--William Nickerson Jr.--miscellaneous, 1940-1950.

Box 19, Folder 10

Biographies--William Nickerson Jr.--death, 1945.

Box 19, Folder 11

Biographies--William Nickerson Jr.--memorial, 1948-1961.

Box 20, Folder 1

Biographies--William Nickerson Jr.--Nickerson Gardens, 1954.

Box 20, Folder 2

Biographies--William Nickerson Jr.--Founder's Month activities, 1948-1955.

Box 20, Folder 3

Biographies--Mrs. Helen E. Batiste, 1954-1955.

Box 20, Folder 4

Biographical information--Bryon Beverly, 1955-1956.

Box 20, Folder 5

Biographical information--Ike Blocker, 1952-1956.

Box 20, Folder 6

Biographies--Roscoe C. Carroll.

Box 20, Folder 7

Biographies--Mrs. Verna A. Hickman, 1944-1954.

Box 20, Folder 8

Biographies--Ivan J. Houston, 1953.

Box 20, Folder 9

Biographies--Norman B. Houston, 1953-1958.

Box 20, Folder 10

Biographies--Luther M. Hudson (deceased October 1972), 1949-1972.

Box 20, Folder 11

Biographies--Edgar J. Johnson, 1920-1967.

Box 20, Folder 12

Biographies--Simon P. Johnson (deceased), 1951.

Box 20, Folder 13

Biographical information--Lonzie Lee Jones, 1962.

Box 20, Folder 14

Biographies--R. O'Hara Lanier (deceased), 1952-1955.

Box 20, Folder 15

Biographies--Charles Matthews.

Box 20, Folder 16

Biographical information--William E. Pajaud.

Box 20, Folder 17

Biographies--Mercer Z. Ray, 1944-1955.

Box 20, Folder 18

Towles, Dr. Henry Howard, 1963-1966.

Box 20, Folder 19

Biographies--Henry H. Towles, 1955.

Box 20, Folder 20

Biographies--Robert W. Smith, 1940-1959.

Box 20, Folder 21

Biographies--Arthur J. Williams (deceased), 1945-1966.

Box 21, Folder 1

Biographical sketches--George A. Beaver Jr, 1930-1964.

Box 21, Folder 2

George A. Beavers, 1936-1960.

Box 21, Folder 3

National Insurance Association (NIA) 11th annual session, 1931.

Box 21, Folder 4

Williams, A.J., 1966.

Box 21, Folder 5

Biographies--field representatives, 1942-1956.

Box 21, Folder 6

Speeches, 1966.

Box 21, Folder 7

Report of the Governmental Affairs Committee 17th District American Legion Department of California, 1934-1935.

Box 21, Folder 8

Houston, Norman O. Morningside Hospital plaque, Pepperdine. Dr. of Laws, Podium Guest: Nolan Payton Clu, magazine clippings, 1954-1975.

Box 21, Folder 9

Newspaper clippings--Norman O. Houston, 1944-1951.

Box 21, Folder 10

What Shall Man Live By? posters (2).

Box 21, Folder 11

Norman O. Houston's notebook of quotes and sayings.

Box 22, Folder 1

Jefferson High School yearbook--Los Angeles, California, 1923.

Box 22, Folder 2

Norman O. Houston's diary, 1955.

Box 22, Folder 3

Golden State Mutual journals and brochures, 1960-1972.

Box 22, Folder 4

Agency club--collective agreement, 1948.

Box 22, Folder 5

Discontinued policies, 1925-1961.

Box 22, Folder 6

Discontinued policies, 1943-1969.

Box 22, Folder 7

Discontinued policies, 1931-1948.

Box 23, Folder 1

Quarterly reports, 1934-1950.

Box 23, Folder 2

Annual statements, first reports to insurance Department, 1925-1930.

Box 23, Folder 3

Annual statement for December 31, 1949, (1950).

Box 23, Folder 4

Annual statement of Golden State Mutual, 1953-1955.

Box 23, Folder 5

Annual statement of Golden State Mutual, 1956,1957,1959.

Box 23, Folder 6

Annual statement of Golden State Mutual, 1961-1963.

Box 23, Folder 7

Annual statement of Golden State Mutual, 1964-1966.

Box 23, Folder 8

Annual statement of Golden State Mutual, 1967-1969.

Box 23, Folder 9

Annual statement of Golden State Mutual, 1969,1970,1972.

Box 24, Folder 1

The Secretary's Who's Who--Underwood Corporation booklets (3 copies).

Box 24, Folder 2

A Star in the West: the Occidental Story. Occidental Life Insurance Company booklet, 1970.

Box 24, Folder 3

Recording of Radio WMAQ's Jack Eigne's Chez Show by Norman D. Houston on phonograph record, September 21, 1956.

Box 24, Folder 4

You and Golden State Mutual--Golden State Mutual booklet (3 copies), 1969.

Box 24, Folder 5

Reel tape--mural unveiling, August 19, 1949.

Box 24, Folder 6

Reel tape--annual meeting broadcast, March 6, 1961.

Box 24, Folder 7

Reel tape. May 16, 1971.

Box 24, Folder 8

Reel tape--Golden State Mutual meeting Bayside room, Wednesday May 19, 1971, 10-11:30 a.m.

Box 25, Folder 1

Reel tape--meeting Bayside room. 10-11:45 a.m., May 17, 1971 meeting Bayside room. 10-11:45 a.m., May 18, 1971, May 17-18, 1971.

Box 25, Folder 2

Reel tape--dedication of building (reel 1), August 23, 1949.

Box 25, Folder 3

Reel tape--dedication of building (reel 2), August 23, 1949.

Box 25, Folder 4

Reel tape--new home office ground breaking tape recordings.

Box 25, Folder 5

Reel tape-- Destination Freedom, Chicago WMAQ (radio station), July 9, 1950.

Box 25, Folder 6

Reel tape--Arthur J. Williams, February 16, 1966.

Box 26, Folder 1

Reel tape--mural unveiling, Joe Adams Show, August 19, 1949, August 22, 1949.

Box 26, Folder 2

Reel tape--radio, 1968-1969.

Box 26, Folder 3

Reel tape--unlabeled.

Box 26, Folder 4

Reel tape--25th Anniversary, presentation of Chamber of Commerce plaque, July 13, 1950.

Box 26, Folder 5

Shaw, George Bernard Socialism for Millionaires, New York: Little Leather Library Corporation (n.d.).

Box 27, Folder 1

Filmstrip--No Cornerstone documents.

Box 27, Folder 2

Scissors used in ribbon cutting ceremonies, August 23, 1949.

Box 27, Folder 3

Reel tape--mural unveiling, August 19, 1949.

Box 27, Folder 4

Reel tape--Norman O. Houston birthday program, October 12, 1953.

Box 27, Folder 5

Reel tapes (2)--bust dedication, August 21, ??.

Box 27, Folder 6

Sales promotion--Golden State Guarantee Fund Insurance Company, 1925- .

Box 27, Folder 7

History--clippings, list of charter members, etc., 1925-1945.

Box 28, Folder 1

History, 1949.

Box 28, Folder 2

5th lithographic awards competition catalog, 1955.

Box 28, Folder 3

Golden State Mutual history--promotional material, Norman O. Houston biography material, etc., 1950-1954.

Box 28, Folder 4

Company history, 1955-1956.

Box 28, Folder 5

Newspaper clippings re: Golden State Mutual, 1934-1939.

Box 29, Folder 1

Golden State Mutual newspapers, 1938-1940.

Box 29, Folder 2

Historical data, news releases, 1949-1962.

Box 29, Folder 3

Newspaper clippings, 1940-1941.

Box 29, Folder 4

Publicity (clippings), Western Advertising (magazine), 1942-1946, 1949.

Box 29, Folder 5

Publicity, January-June 1949.

Box 29, Folder 6

Historical material, 1964, 1970.

Box 29, Folder 7

Publicity, July-December 1950.

Box 29, Folder 8

Publicity, January-June 1951.

Box 29, Folder 9

Publicity, July-December 1951.

Box 29, Folder 10

Publicity, 1952.

Box 30, Folder 1

Publicity--newspaper clippings, January-June 1953.

Box 30, Folder 2

Publicity--newspaper clippings, July-December 1953.

Box 30, Folder 3

Newspaper clippings, 1950-1953.

Box 30, Folder 4

Publicity--newspaper clippings, January-December 1954.

Box 30, Folder 5

Newspaper clippings, 1955.

Box 31, Folder 1

Newspaper clippings, 1949-1955.

Box 31, Folder 2

Open house, August 19-28, 1949. Letters of appreciation, August 25-September 20, 1949.

Box 31, Folder 3

Duplicate clippings, 1949-1955.

Box 31, Folder 4

Press clippings--25th anniversary of Golden State Mutual, July 1950.

Box 31, Folder 5

National Negro Insurance Association conventions, 1939,1950.

Box 31, Folder 6

Miscellaneous clippings, 1948-1967.

Box 31, Folder 7

Membership certificates, awards, 1946-1955.

Box 32, Folder 1

Miscellaneous film: taken for House Organ Publications (past LRT's, etc.), district offices, awards

Box 32, Folder 2

Miscellaneous film positives, negatives.

Box 32, Folder 3

Miscellaneous photographs, positives, negatives.

Box 32, Folder 4

Banquet, annual directors and officers, 1962.

Box 32, Folder 5

Calendar--photographs, 1968.

Box 32, Folder 6

Negro art collection--photographs, 1965.

Box 32, Folder 7

Murals--photographs.

Box 32, Folder 8

Hughes, Langston. 1 photograph, October 1962.

Box 32, Folder 9

Mills, P'lla--photographs.

Box 32, Folder 10

John Biggers reception--photographs, 1972.

Box 32, Folder 11

Miscellaneous biographies.

Box 32, Folder 12

Special events--photographs.

Box 33, Folder 1

Gafford, Alice. 1 photograph.

Box 33, Folder 2

Wolford collection--photographs.

Box 33, Folder 3

All Year Awards Breakfast trophies.

Box 33, Folder 4

Employees Activities Club--photographs.

Box 33, Folder 5

Life Insurance Advertiser's Association (LAA) Awards of Excellence. 1 photograph, 1967.

Box 33, Folder 6

LAA Awards of Excellence--photographs, 1968.

Box 33, Folder 7

Banquet, annual directors and officers--photographs, 1970.

Box 33, Folder 8

Banquet, annual directors and officers--photographs, 1971.

Box 33, Folder 9

Banquet, annual directors and officers--photographs, 1972.

Box 33, Folder 10

Banquet, annual directors and officers--photographs, 1973.

Box 33, Folder 11

Carroll, Roscoe C.--photographs and biography.

Box 33, Folder 12

Cochran, Johnnie L., Sr.--photographs and biography.

Box 33, Folder 13

Mays, Dr. Benjamin E.--Golden State Mutual Golden Pen Award, March 1975.

Box 33, Folder 14

Picnic. 1 photograph, 1971.

Box 33, Folder 15

Golden State Mutual contributions/donations--photographs

Box 33, Folder 16

Policy index moving--photographs, 1970.

Box 33, Folder 17

Newspaper stand at Western and Adams--photographs, 1970.

Box 33, Folder 18

Venbro Medical Center--photographs, 1967.

Box 33, Folder 19

Ward, James: Man of the Year--photographs.

Box 33, Folder 20

Training sessions--photographs, 1971.

Box 33, Folder 21

Union Contract signing--photographs, 1969.

Box 33, Folder 22

Soul City--photographs, 1968.

Box 33, Folder 23

40th Anniversary--color photographs, 1965.

Box 33, Folder 24

Freedom Rally--photographs (including two shots 1963 of Martin Luther King, Jr.).

Box 33, Folder 25

Gibson, Althea--photographs, 1957.

Box 33, Folder 26

Miscellaneous, 1961-1962.

Box 33, Folder 27

Menlo Avenue Elementary School--photographs, 1962.

Box 34, Folder 1

Black insurance companies--photographs.

Box 34, Folder 2

Unlabeled photographs.

Box 34, Folder 3

A Great Day in December--newly-elect mayor Tom Bradley's inaugural program (booklet), 1974.

Box 34, Folder 4

Unlabeled.

Box 34, Folder 5

The SCLC story in words and pictures: Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Atlanta, Georgia 1964.

Box 34, Folder 6

Nickerson, William Jr.--historical photographs and negatives.

Box 34, Folder 7

Golden State Mutual leaders--photographs and negatives, 1928-1953.

Box 34, Folder 8

Home office employees/activities--photographs, 1932-1950.

Box 34, Folder 9

Retirements--photographs, 1971.

Box 34, Folder 10

Mural research--photographs, 1948.

Box 34, Folder 11

Miscellaneous historical, 1934,1945.

Box 34, Folder 12

The official California negro directory, 1943.

Box 34, Folder 13

Unlabeled photographs, 1948.

Box 34, Folder 14

Century City--photographs, biographical data for Jacqueline Naipo, Rory Wayne Wright, Samuel J. Penn, 1973-1974.

Box 34, Folder 15

Chicago District Office historical photographs, 1972-1982.

Box 34, Folder 16

Detroit District Office historical, 1973-1981.

Box 35, Folder 1

New slides of historical murals taken by Armando Solis, January 1979.

Box 35, Folder 2

Photo album showing pictures of employees at work.

Box 35, Folder 3

Slides (6 boxes)--home office employees at work (2 boxes), district employees, home office personnel, 30-60, 79-90.

Box 35, Folder 4

Slides (6 boxes)--Art collection slides, miscellaneous historical, installation of 1401 at Golden State Mutual. 1964 , G.A. Beavers film slides, unlabeled.

Box 35, Folder 5

Western Advertising, vol.64 no.2, August 1964.

Box 35, Folder 6

Miscellaneous photographs.

Box 36, Folder 1

Slides--Brookside Park Company picnic, 1954.

Box 36, Folder 2

Mortgage property, Golden State Mutual--photographs.

Box 36, Folder 3

Abernathy, Reverend and Mrs.--1 photograph, 1964.

Box 36, Folder 4

African Methodist Episcopal (Church) convention--photographs, 1960.

Box 36, Folder 5

Assistant Secretary of Defense of Liberia--photographs, 1960.

Box 36, Folder 6

Oakland groundbreaking--photographs, 1969.

Box 36, Folder 7

Oakland Paint-In--photographs, 1969.

Box 36, Folder 8

Watts Summer Festival--photographs, 1969.

Box 36, Folder 9

24th Street School murals--photographs, 1972-1974.

Box 36, Folder 10

60th Street Improvement Club Paint-In--photographs, 1970.

Box 36, Folder 11

NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Norman O. Houston--photographs, 1973.

Box 36, Folder 12

Jackson, Earl. 1 photograph.

Box 36, Folder 13

Ramac computer installation ceremony, 1959.

Box 36, Folder 14

Slides showing employees at work.

Box 36, Folder 15

Research grant to Sickle Cell--photographs, 1961.

Box 36, Folder 16

Installation of IBM 360 computer--photographs, 1969.

Box 36, Folder 17

3600 Xerox machine--photographs, 1969.

Box 36, Folder 18

Christmas presentation to N.O. Houston by 1970 Golden State Mutual employees--photographs.

Box 36, Folder 19

Golden State Mutual brochures--Comparative report, Inside Golden State Mutual, Annual report, Historical murals, Ranking of 718 life companies, 1956-1967.

Box 36, Folder 20

Miscellaneous photographs, 1940-1950.

Box 36, Folder 21

Principles and Objectives--Golden State Mutual booklet, 1962.

Box 36, Folder 22

20th Anniversary Texas State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.), June 1956.

Box 37, Folder 1

Golden State Mutual information kits, 1973, 1974.

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box 37, Folder 2

Black happenings in Los Angeles--posters, reprint articles (booklets), 1954, 1969.

Box 37, Folder 3

Public relations-- Premium Practice: the magazine of incentive merchandising (4 copies), May 1957.

Box 37, Folder 4

Potpourri--Souvenir programme for the 20th anniversary celebration of the People's Independent Church of Christ, Life article, October 1935, March 24, 1972.

Box 37, Folder 5

Sales promotion items, song books, cook books, etc., 1937-1952.

Box 37, Folder 6

Golden State Mutual agency department--anniversary campaigns, 1950-1955.

Box 37, Folder 7

Source files--Golden rule, trademark, 1953-1959.

Box 38, Folder 1

Newspaper clippings on Golden State Mutual--public relations, advertising, 1967.

Box 38, Folder 2

New jokes and humorous talks, ca. 1947.

Box 38, Folder 3

Agency campaign--Founder's Day, 1970.

Box 38, Folder 4

Golden State Mutual advertising material, 1954-1955.

Box 38, Folder 5

Golden State Mutual yearly activities, Local angles 1971Vancouver conference, Black Vignettes, etc., 1953-1971.

Box 38, Folder 6

Brochures--Inside Golden State Mutual, Destination: Tomorrow, mid-1960s.

Box 38, Folder 7

Slides--home office personnel.

Box 39, Folder 1

Operations committee formation. 1 photograph, 1970.

Box 39, Folder 2

Manager/cashier conference--photographs, negatives, January 1972.

Box 39, Folder 3

Certificates of contributions--photographs, 1971.

Box 39, Folder 4

Group insurance--photographs, negatives, July 29, 1971.

Box 39, Folder 5

Los Angeles East groundbreaking--photographs, June 16, 1974.

Box 39, Folder 6

1974 special events--photographs, 1974.

Box 39, Folder 7

1975 special events--photographs, 1975.

Box 39, Folder 8

Proofs--photographs, negatives.

Box 39, Folder 9

Unlabeled--photographs.

Box 39, Folder 10

Smith, William and Ross, Harrison--photographs.

Box 39, Folder 11

Unlabeled--photographs, proofs.

Box 39, Folder 12

Golden State Mutual leadership, awards--photographs, negatives, 1967-1970.

Box 39, Folder 13

Unlabeled--photographs, negatives, 1977.

Box 39, Folder 14

Unlabeled--photographs, negatives.

Box 39, Folder 15

Mid-City Awards program, 1975-1976.

Box 39, Folder 16

Unlabeled--photographs, negatives, 1945-1970s.

Box 39, Folder 17

Owens, Lionel. 1 photograph.

Box 40, Folder 1

Murals--source file, 1948-1970.

Box 40, Folder 2

Golden State Mutual--murals, correspondence, source files, etc., 1948-1950.

Box 40, Folder 3

Murals--Golden State Mutual history pictures, Ebony, 1949-1958.

Box 41, Folders 1-2

Mason, Biddy, 1956-1971.

Box 41, Folder 3

Biddy Mason material--Federation of Black History and Arts Incorporated, 1970s.

Box 41, Folder 4

2 books. Book of Common Prayer, The Hymnal. New York: James Pott and Company, 1889. ca. 1890.

Box 42, Folder 1

Historical documents--Toscani Baton, permanent file, 1950-1961.

Box 42, Folder 2

California history--miscellaneous articles, 1947-1955.

Box 42, Folder 3

Golden State Mutual: The founding, its history in Northern California.

Box 42, Folder 4

California history mural newsclippings, March 23, 1970.

Box 42, Folder 5

The Hand with the Golden Pen, speech by J.L. Patton.

Box 42, Folder 6

News releases--employees, 1956.

Box 42, Folder 7

Golden State Mutual employees--personalities of the week, 1942-1954.

Box 42, Folder 8

News memorandum and notes for the Messenger, 1949-1953.

Box 42, Folder 9

Management news, 1954-1955.

Box 43, Folder 1

Golden State Mutual calendars, 1948-1956.

Box 43, Folder 2

2 newspaper articles, ca. 1950s.

Box 43, Folder 3

Cal enders, 1938-1947.

Box 43, Folder 4

Agency management training institute, June 18-22, 1951.

Box 43, Folder 5

Golden State Mutual outstanding leaders--news clippings, 1956-1957.

Box 43, Folder 6

Discontinued policies, 1927-1951.

Box 43, Folder 7

Sepia, Our World, 1952-1969.

Box 44, Folder 1

The Messenger, 1928-1969.

Box 44, Folder 2

National Negro Insurance Association publicity, 1950.

Box 44, Folder 3

Fem, March 1955.

Box 44, Folder 4

Golden State Mutual archives, 1951-1971.

Box 45, Folder 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. materials--photographs, magazine articles, 1963-1971.

Box 45, Folder 2

Photographs, 1920s-1971.

Box 45, Folder 3

Article from The Courier--Pictorial highlights of events during the Year 1950.

Box 45, Folder 4

Photo of relief baskets, December 1950.

Box 45, Folder 5

Statistical tables for year ending December 31, 1933, (March 28, 1934).

Box 45, Folder 6

Foreign Affairs: An American Quarterly Review, October 1948.

Box 45, Folder 7

Slides and photographs.

Box 45, Folder 8

Slides--company history.

Box 46, Folder 1

The Sentinel. Special edition, April 14, 1983.

Box 46, Folder 2

Houston, Norman--recreation and parks award, 1968.

Box 46, Folder 3

Photo--National Insurance Association 38th annual session, August 4-8, 1958.

Box 46, Folder 4

Cal enders for 1971, 1971.

Box 46, Folder 5

Urban neighborhood study, 1969.

Box 47, Folder 1

Slideshow-- White on Black Art, produced by Golden State Mutual.

Box 47, Folder 2

Slides, 1983.

Box 47, Folder 3

Cassette tape--Rabesar salute.

Box 47, Folder 4

KLAC (radio station). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Friendship rally booklet, A Time to Act1968.

Box 47, Folder 5

Clippings-- Pittsburgh Courier, 1950-1955.

Box 48, Folder 1

Tour material, 1948.

Box 48, Folder 2

Detroit open house, 1960.

Box 48, Folder 3

Open house, 1959.

Box 48, Folder 4

Golden State Mutual brochures for the Budgeterm insurance plan, 1955.

Box 48, Folder 5

Golden State Mutual brochures--annual reports, calendars, song book, 1958.

Box 48, Folder 6

The Pilot, 1960-1964.

Box 48, Folder 7

Unlabeled, 1946-1957.

Box 48, Folder 8

Advertising--legal aspects.

Box 49, Folder 1

Open house, 1959.

Box 49, Folder 2

Negro history, 1959-1962.

Box 49, Folder 3

Golden State Mutual open house souvenirs--matchbooks, needles, hand lotion pillows, 1967.

Box 49, Folder 4

Anniversary plans--source file, July 30, 1955.

Box 49, Folder 5

Special ordinary (700-55) training kit, 1955.

Box 49, Folder 6

Black history--report.

Box 49, Folder 7

Mural research, 1949.

Box 49, Folder 8

Source file--permanent filing--honor pin samples (discontinued models).

Box 49, Folder 9

Home office opening, 1949.

Box 50, Folder 1

Detroit open house, 1960.

Box 50, Folder 2

NNIA--news releases (Golden State Mutual), service bulletin, 1954.

Box 50, Folder 3

Discontinued A and H policy contracts, 1930s.

Box 50, Folder 4

Copyright application: Golden State Mutual insurance success, etc., 1948.

Box 50, Folder 5

Congressional Record, January 21, 1974.

Box 51, Folder 1

7 photographs of Norman O. Houston, including one with Lena Horne.

Box 51, Folder 2

Photo album showing company employees--special assembly for Norman O. Houston, November 12, 1970.