Black Insurance Company Donates Its Historical Archives to Two Universities in Durham, North Carolina

The historical archives of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company have been donated to the Duke Library Service Center, a facility that serves both Duke University and historically black North Carolina Central University. North Carolina Mutual is the nation’s oldest and largest insurer that was founded by African Americans. Today the company has $7.7 billion of insurance in force.

The collection includes thousands of business documents, photographs, newsletters, promotional items, marketing materials, and company correspondence. The collection will be available in public displays and for scholarly research.