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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to "Tall Shadows: Origins and Operations of McGriff, Seibels, and Williams, Inc., Insurance Brokers" W.0028

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

October 2013

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

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Collection Title:

"Tall Shadows: Origins and Operations of McGriff, Seibels, and Williams, Inc., Insurance Brokers"

Unit ID:

W.0028

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1985

Location:

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, the University of Alabama

Abstract:

Unpublished corporate history of McGriff, Seibels and Williams Inc., one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

creator

Dunbar, Pat

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Preferred Citation:

"Tall Shadows: Origins and Operations of McGriff, Seibels, and Williams, Inc., Insurance Brokers," The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, McGriff, Seibels, and Williams Inc., is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States. The company began in 1886 when the firm of Molton, Allen, and Williams, Inc. was founded. Then in 1968, another key predecessor, McGriff, and Seibels, Inc. was founded. The two companies merged in 1982 to form McGriff, Seibels, and Williams. Since 1982, the company has continued to expand, opening offices in Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, and New Orleans.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains the first eleven chapters of a 1985 corporate history of the insurance company McGriff, Seibels and Williams, Inc. This 165-page typescript follows the company's development from the founding of its first partner company in 1886 to 1970, and it extensively documents the lives of company leaders. Although this draft was presented to the firm for review, the history was never published.

Source(s)

McGriff, Lee (local)

McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc. (local)

Molton, Thomas Hunter (local)

Morgan, James Bryant (local)

Seibels, Henry Goldthwaite (local)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Birmingham (Ala.) (lcsh)

Business (lcsh)

Insurance (lcsh)

Organizations (localbroad)

Manuscript Volume W0028.01