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Guide to the Nez Perce Farmers County Mutual Fire Insurance Company Records ; Nez Perce Farmers County Mutual Fire Insurance Company Records

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Guide to the Nez Perce Farmers County Mutual Fire Insurance Company Records 1905-1980

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Records
Creator: Nez Perce Farmers County Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Dates: 1905-1980
Quantity: 3 c.f.
Abstract: Articles of incorporation, correspondence, income tax returns, cash books, policy registers and other financial material.
Identification: MG104
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records in this group were separated into two series, one of financial records and ledgers, the other non-financial material. The first series is non-financial material and contains the articles of incorporation, notices of two Department of Insurance hearings, and correspondence. From 1924 to 1960 there is very little correspondence and the majority of the later correspondence, 1960 to 1979, is with the General Reinsurance Corporation in Los Angeles.Most of the items in this manuscript group are financial and include bank records of interest earned on deposits, FHA loan statements, tax returns, annual reports, policy registers and cash books. The company maintained no formal ledger but the cash books represent detailed income and disbursement ledgers.

Scope and Content

The records of the Nez Perce Farmers County Mutual Fire Insurance Company span the years 1905-1980, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1960-1978.

The material includes correspondence, the articles of incorporation, various types of tax returns, financial reports, cash books, and a policy register.


Administrative/Biographical History

The Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company was incorporated on January 7, 1905 for a period of fifty years. In 1912 the name was changed to the Nez Perce Farmers County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and the amended articles of incorporation filed in August 1952 provided for perpetual corporate existence. The company originally had its offices in Mohler, Lewis County, but in 1912 moved to Nezperce. In 1951 it moved to Cameron, and by 1967 the offices were located in Kendrick.

The affairs of the company are governed by a board of ten directors elected by the membership for a three year term on a rotational basis. The directors and officers also act as agents for the company which solicits memberships in the counties of Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, and Nez Perce. Policy holders are subject to assessments for payments of losses and expenses.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Agriculture
Business, Industry, and Labor
Idaho

Nez Perce Farmers County Mutual Fire Insurance Company -- Records

Insurance companies -- Idaho -- Nez Perce County -- Archives
Insurance, Fire -- Idaho -- Nez Perce County -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The Records of the Nez Perce Farmers County Mutual Fire Insurance Co. were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Bill Blewett, a sales representative for the company, in December 1980.

Processing Information

One bound volume of duplicate policies written from 1935 to 1942 was removed from the collection as were four years of Director's Records and five volumes of assessment records since summaries of the last two items are contained in the cash books. A total of 1 c.f. of material was removed.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Correspondence and other papers 1905-1978
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1/11/1Articles of Incorporation 1905-1912 2 items
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1/21/2Notices of hearings on proposed Department of Insurance regulations 33 and 34 1978 4 items
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1/3-41/3-4Correspondence 1925-1970 187 items
Series II. Financial Records 1905-1980
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1/51/5Bank Records 1967-1980 155 items
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1/61/6Farmers Home Administration Loan Statements 1967-1978 41 items
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1/71/7Employer's Unemployment Tax Returns 1975-1978 6 items
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1/81/8Quarterly Report of Worker's Earnings 1966-1974 61 items
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1/91/9U.S. Mutual Insurance Company Income Tax Return 1961-1965 5 items
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1/101/10Exempt Organization Return 1965-1978 18 items
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1/111/11Annual Report to State Insurance Commissioner 1960-1968 19 items
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1/121/12General Reinsurance Corporation Accounts 1961-1978 1 item
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1/131/13State Department of Insurance Examinations 1943-1975 6 items
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1/14-151/14-15Summary Books 1913-1927 2 items
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1/161/16Index to Policy Register 1 1 item
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os/17-20os/17-20Policy Registers 1905-1923 4 items
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os/21-26os/21-26Cash Books 1917-1951 6 items
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1/27-281/27-28Cash Disbursement Sheets 1963-1975 62 items
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1/29-311/29-31Cash Receipt Sheets 1963-1975 192 items

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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