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Name of Creator:Edward Rochie Hardy
Title:Edward Rochie Hardy papers
Date:1769-1967 (bulk 1890-1950)
Reference Code:M45
Location Code:68/1, 69/4, FF2/D2
Extent:19.20 cubic ft. (25 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The Edward Rochie Hardy papers document the insurance industry, his career, and personal life. The insurance policies collected by Hardy make up a majority of the collection. Also included are insurance publications, materials relating to insurance education, histories of insurance agencies, and Hardy's correspondence with others in the insurance industry, writing drafts, and lecture notes. Personal correspondence and photographs also document Hardy's travels, family life, and career.
Biographical Abstract:Edward Rochie Hardy was instrumental in the development of insurance education and the growth of insurance libraries. He was born on October 15, 1862 in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Boston University in 1896, Hardy held numerous posts in insurance organizations and as head of several insurance libraries, including the Insurance Library Association of Boston, the New York Insurance Society, and the New York Fire Exchange. Hardy also helped found the Insurance Institute of America in 1909 and was responsible for creating its library. From 1905 to 1939, he was a lecturer at New York University's School of Commerce. Edward Rochie Hardy died in 1951.
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Arrangement:Organized into 2 series: 1. Professional Files; and 2. Personal Files.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Hardy, Edward Rochie, 1862-1951

  • Fire Marks

  • Insurance, Automobile
  • Insurance, Aviation
  • Insurance, Casualty
  • Insurance, Fire
  • Insurance, Fire -- Adjustment of Claims
  • Insurance, Group
  • Insurance, Hail
  • Insurance, Health
  • Insurance, Life
  • Insurance, Marine
  • Insurance, Windstorm
  • Insurance -- History
  • Insurance -- Rates
  • Insurance -- Study and Teaching
  • Insurance -- War Risks
  • Insurance Companies
  • Insurance Companies, American
  • Insurance Companies, British
  • Insurance Exchange
  • Insurance Libraries
  • Insurance Loss Rating
  • Insurance Policies
  • Underwriting

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by George Reklaitis, September 1999