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American Woodmen's Life Insurance Company Records

Identifier: WH870

Scope and Contents

Collection contains company's constitution; bylaws; correspondence; membership lists; meeting minutes; financial papers; newsletters; clippings; corporate records; annual statements; ledgers of issued insurance policies. Photographic prints: portraits and images of members of the Supreme Camp of the American Woodmen (later American Woodmen's Life Insurance Company); photographs of new buildings; views of buildings, parades, meetings, conventions, and camps (includes panoramic, col., b&w, photographic prints on card mounts : albumen, negatives : col., b&w).


  • 1901-1990


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Organization founded in Denver, Colo. in 1901 as a fraternal benefit society. Established to provide life insurance and home mortgages to African Americans. Ceased operation in 1993.


6 Boxes

6 oversize boxes

40 OVFolios

4 OVVolumes

2 photo boxes

1 photo folio

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mary M. Phillips, 1994, 1998. Gift, Harold Jacobs, 2000.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection contains former photo accession #2003.10.

Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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Denver CO 80204 United States