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Register of the Case (Leland D.) Small Business Collection, 1941-1955
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Case (Leland D.) Small Business Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1955
    Collection number: Mss180
    Creator: Leland Davidson Case
    Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Case (Leland D.) Small Business Collection, Mss180, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library


    Leland D. Case was a journalist and editor of Rotarian Magazine (1930-1950) and Together Magazine (1956-63). He was also an amateur historian, founder of Westerners International and Director of the Pacific Center for Western Studies at the University of the Pacific from (1965-1967).
    Case collected these papers, some of which may be records of the Household Finance Corp, Tucson, Arizona. A memorandum mentions the firm of Moore, Case, Lyman and Hubbard (May 25, 1948) and it may be Mr. Case had a role in the insurance busines and/or on small business and insurance boards. The primary focus of one part of the collection is the development of laws and regulations regarding the small loan business, especially in regards to credit life insurance. Some businesses making personal loans for property required as a condition of the loan that the borrower purchase life insurance. Some loan companies worked on commission with insurance companies and it was charged that such practices were a subterfuge on the part of the lending agencies to collect usurious interest rates from the borrower. A second focus of the collection is a small businessmen's protest against tax increaes presented at Hearings before the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee (March 1951).

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains documents describing the laws of various states regarding credit life insurance and decisions in court cases regarding this practice. There are also articles from law reviews and newspapers regarding the small loan business as well as correspondence, testimony, court decisions, printed pamphlets, articles, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Hearings before the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee on a tax increase (March 1951). Many items labelled with letters or numbers suggest their use as documents presented for a hearing or report.