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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Texas Actuarial History Collection, 1879-1988



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Friedman, Lloyd K., Friedman, Annie N.
Title: Texas Actuarial history collection
Dates: 1879-1988
Abstract: The Texas Actuarial History Collection, 1879-1988, documents Annie N. and Lloyd K. Friedman's research and publication on actuaries in Texas for their book, On the Trail of Actuaries in Texas, 1844-1964. The collection contains correspondence, book manuscripts, printed items, research notes, and oral history interviews on audiocassettes.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01844
Extent: 3.6 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Annie N. Friedman graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1926. Her husband, Lloyd N. Friedman (d. 2001), earned his M.A. from the University of Michigan in 1929 and became a fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 1937. He owned the actuarial consulting firm of Lloyd K. Friedman & Associates in Houston, Texas, until his retirement in 1983.

That same year, the Actuaries' Club of the Southwest's president Edwin "Ed" E. Hightower outlined a plan for a history project about actuaries in the Southwest. Knowing of Lloyd's recent retirement and reputation as a source of actuarial history, Hightower asked Lloyd to write the book. Lloyd assented and, after recruiting Annie to help with the writing, narrowed the scope from the Southwest to Texas. In 1988, the Friedmans published On the Trail of Actuaries in Texas, 1844-1964 (San Antonio, Texas: Watercress Press).

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Scope and Contents

The Texas Actuarial History collection documents Annie N. and Lloyd K. Friedman's research and publication on actuaries in Texas for their book, On the Trail of Actuaries in Texas, 1844-1964. The collection contains correspondence, book manuscripts, printed items, research notes, and oral history interviews on audiocassettes. The research notes describe the history of the Actuaries' Club of the Southwest (ACSW); city and state boards and departments of insurance; university programs; influential people, including J. C. Cameron; and specific time periods, such as war years. The manuscripts show the development of the book from 1987 to 1988. Additionally, oral history interviews discuss Oswald Jacoby, J. C. Cameron, Bill Hirsh, and the general actuarial history of Texas with such interviewees as Edwin E. "Ed" Hightower, Benjamin N. "Ben" Woodson, J. J. Evans, and Mary Zita (Mrs. Oswald) Jacoby, among others.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into the following series:
  • I. Manuscripts
  • II. Research notes
  • III. Oral history interviews

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Cameron, John Campbell
Friedman, Annie N.
Friedman, Lloyd K.
Hightower, Edwin Eugene, 1938-
Jacoby, Oswald, 1902-1984
Corporate Names
Actuaries' Club of the Southwest
Subjects
Actuaries
Insurance--Mathematics
Places
Texas
Document Types
Biography (general genre)

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Separated Material

A copy of On the Trail of Actuaries in Texas, 1844-1964, has been catalogued in the Briscoe Center Library with call number HG 8781 F73 1988 TXC-ZZ.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Actuarial History Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1995-086

Processing Information

Processed by Deborah Bloys, April 1995.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.

Subsequent revisions made by Caroline Colllins, April 2021.

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OCLC Number

776717732

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Manuscripts
box
2.325/J6 [SRH1230001282] Edition, January 18, 1988
Edition, July 31, 1987
Edition, parts 1 through 3, August 27, 1987
Page proofs, May 1988
Research notes
box
2.325/J7 [SRH1230001298] War years, undated
Dallas, undated
Actuaries Club of the Southwest, undated
San Antonio, undated
Houston, undated
Galveston, undated
Waco, undated
Austin, other than State Board, undated
Pensions, undated
Fort Worth, undated
State Board of Insurance, undated
Universities, undated
J. C. Cameron, 1943
Lists, charts, general, undated
Actuarial history, before 1914
Actuarial history, correspondence with Ed Hightower, 1983-1988
Oral history interviews
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2X312a [SRH1230014714] Dr. Robert Greenwood, concerning O. Jacoby, etc., undated
Karl Manchester, August 6, 1986
Andrew Delaney, August 8, 1986
George Van Fleet, Austin, Texas, August 6, 1984
D. McKee, September 1985
Ed Mouyon, October 1, 1985
Everett Brown, Jr., May 3, 1986
Joe Hahn, July 18, 1984-July 20, 1984
Maurice B. Roberts, El Paso, Texas, June 5, 1984
Subject: J. C. Cameron by Lloyd K. Friedman, April 7, 1984
Katherine Cameron Corscaden, September 30, 1984
Ben Woodson, September 6, 1984
Marcom Shockley, September 18, 1984
Texas Insurance Department, Comm. reports, 1879-1914
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2X312b [SRH1230014715] Mary Fisher, May 14, 1980
ACSW history project, Carl Duncan, November 5, 1984
Herbert Cerwinske, May 7, 1986
Martha Clark, April 5, 1986
George Jordan, Jr., February 26, 1986
Mary Montgomery Fuller, September 13, 1985
J. J. Evans with Mrs. Oswald (Mary Zita) Jacobs, January 10, 1986
Bill Hirsch by Ed Hightower, July 16, 1985
Silas J. Alexander, May 23, 1986
Lucille Murray, May 1, 1986
Herbert Winters, October 19, 1984
Leta Faye Mitchell, October 23, 1984
Loren D. Stark, January 8, 1985
Extracts from meeting reports of Grand Calan the Recorded [sic], November 20, 1984
Catherine Coburn Hannah and Arthur Coburn, September 19, 1984
Report to ASCW, November 16, 1984

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