Guide to the Papers of Charles Zimmerman, 1911 - 1991Manuscript MS-1129

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Charles Zimmerman, 1911 - 1991

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1129

Collection Dates:

1911 - 1991

Size of Collection:

28 boxes (44 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Charles Joseph Zimmerman (1902-1994), insurance executive. Member of Dartmouth College Class of 1923. Consist of correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, brochures, clippings, diplomas, award certificates, financial documents, periodicals, a VHS tape, manuscripts and transcripts of speeches and memorabilia related to his academic life at Dartmouth College, his professional life as an insurance agent for the National Association of Life Underwriters as well as his personal life.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Charles Joseph Zimmerman contain materials related to his academic life at Dartmouth College, his professional life as an insurance company executive for the National Association of Life Underwriters as well as his personal life. They include, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, brochures, clippings, diplomas, award certificates, financial documents, periodicals, a VHS tape, manuscripts and transcripts of speeches and memorabilia including his Dartmouth College cap and gown.

Biography

Charles Joseph Zimmerman was born February 9, 1902, in New York City. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1923, and from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration in 1924. Except for service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, his entire professional career was spent in the insurance business. From 1952 to 1972, Zimmerman was a member of the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees, serving as chairman of the board from 1970-1972. He also chaired the Bicentennial Executive Committee (1967-70), was national chairman of the Capital Gifts Campaign (1956-1959), chairman of the Alumni fund (1950-1951), president of the Class of 1923, (1954-1959) and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Tuck School (1951-1957). Zimmerman died February 24, 1994, in Hartford, Connecticut.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Papers, 1911-1991

Correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, brochures, clippings, diplomas, award certificates, financial documents, periodicals, a VHS tape, manuscripts and transcripts of speeches and memorabilia related to his academic life at Dartmouth College, his professional life as an insurance agent for the National Association of Life Underwriters as well as his personal life.

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Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1956-1976

Speeches and speech materials 1956-1976, articles 1957, article by Zimmerman on "The Era of Competition", 1966 Journal of the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters 20 year index.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2, Dates: 1927-1968

Golf Club papers; Hollywood Beach Hotel Picture Press, Jan 16, 1938; baby pictures of "Scotty;" newspaper clippings including the New York Star; Zeta Psi Fraternity's Noteworthy Elders 1957; valentines; booklets about Dartmouth's financial state; brochures "The Charles J. Zimmerman Agency;" "War Bonds" magazines.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 3, Dates: 1921-1940

Contains Dartmouth memorabilia from Zimmerman's days as a student, such as tickets, booklets from "The Circle of Zeta Psi" annual meetings (1921-1924), and newspaper clippings as well as editions of the "D" and "The Bema", and papers from other schools such as Columbia, Amherst, Princeton, Wesleyan, and Yale.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 4, Dates: 1911-1987

Contains personal photographs including team photos from his youth, signed photos from friends, photos of his children and wife Opal Marie Smith, as well as photos of his 25th Anniversary.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5, Dates: 1919-1974

Contains Dartmouth memorabilia related to commencements and reunions 1950's and 1973; programs and leaflets for plays, sports events, and recitals; papers and seating charts relating to a Tribute to Francis S. Murphy; announcements, invitations, dance cards, bills, receipts, report cards, note cards and bank statements/bills/checks; flyers about donations for the construction of Memorial Field; booklet for the Dartmouth Television Committee, 1952; "A Concise History of Dartmouth, 1919" for sesquicentennial; album of Zimmerman's 50th anniversary at Connecticut Mutual, 1974.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 6, Dates: 1939-1986

Contains awards and certifications as well as thank you photos from Republican presidents; memorabilia from Dartmouth and Connecticut Mutual; advertisements; brochures from trips to Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Hawaii; newspaper clippings on Opal Marie Zimmerman's business prior to her marriage.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 7, Dates: 1923-1983

Contains condolences for Zimmerman's mother's death, 1954; 25th anniversary party letters; photo of sister's family; framed picture of the Zimmermans; Dartmouth Bicentennial paper weight; letter from Japanese Life Insurance Co.; Dartmouth graduation programs, 1923 and several class photos as well as an engraved cup given to Zimmerman as a thank you for 60 consecutive years of donations.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 8, Dates: 1942-1966

Contains correspondence between Zimmerman and wife Opal Marie during W.W.II; his military letters of recommendation and other military records; newspaper clippings; photographs; events planning information; Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance business records; a photo album; a U. S. Treasury award, and other correspondence and ephemera.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 9, Dates: 1919-1969

Contains wedding correspondence and gift cards; Christmas cards; DC report cards; notebooks from DC classes; DC "Records of Men of Great Scholastic Achievement" (pamphlets of published honor roll listings); Zimmerman's work time-sheets; typed class papers; test booklets; 25th wedding anniversary cards and correspondence and a letter in French dated 1778.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10, Dates: 1922-1969

Contains bank account information; cards, telegrams and correspondence; organization and publicity information related to the Intercollegiate Dance Competitions; newspaper clippings; publicity sketches; copies of "Lifeline," the monthly publication of the Charles J. Zimmerman Agency; personal and event planning notes; memos; personal photographs, prints and negatives.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11, Dates: 1918-1958

Contains materials related to Opal Marie Zimmerman, including dance cards, personal notebooks, weekly planners, financial information, Tally cards, coat room check stubs and menus; Zimmerman's fraternity memorabilia; telephone/address books; Glee Club recordings in vinyl format; copies of the Dartmouth General Bulletin; and other personal memorabilia and ephemera.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 12, Dates: 1935-1970s

Contains a Japan travel guide book; bank account information; program from the 1935 Dartmouth-Yale football game; DC songbooks; New England songbooks; financial statements; travel guidebooks; personal memorabilia and records.

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 13, Dates: 1937-1945

Contains correspondence related to Zimmerman's wedding to and Opal-Marie Smith as well as additional wedding "data" and records; Christmas cards and other greeting cards; personal notes; photographs; ephemera; correspondence between Zimmerman and Opal-Marie during W.W.II, and other collected correspondence.

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 14, Dates: 1950s-1970s

Contains various awards and certificates including Dartmouth alumni awards, as well as commemorative plates, plaques, paperweights, and other Dartmouth regalia.

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 15, Dates: 1950s-1989

Contains tie clips, money clips, blazer buttons, pins, wallets, day planners, a coin box and partial coin collection, a Dartmouth alumni tie, and other ephemera.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 16, Dates: 1923-1953

Contains graduation cap and gown, felt adornment letters, a Dartmouth graduation plaque, and a framed copy of the cover of the "Spectator" on which Zimmerman was featured.

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Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 17, Dates: 1968-1975

Contains transcribed copies of Zimmerman's speeches to various venues and groups; note cards; programs and newspaper articles related to speeches; notes; research materials and correspondence relating to specific events and speeches.

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 18, Dates: 1963-1967

Contains Zimmerman's speech transcripts; notes; articles; programs; correspondence; and periodicals covering the speeches or the speeches' topics.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 19, Dates: 1960s-1970s

Contains newspaper clippings and periodicals referring to Zimmerman's speeches and honors; Opal Marie's event planning information; personal and professional correspondence; notes; datebooks and day-planners; photographs and slides; scrapbook clippings; conference and dinner programs; and company flyers and memos.

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Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 20, Dates: 1946-1984

Contains articles and speeches written by Zimmerman, as well as background information, correspondence, publications, rough drafts, notes and newspaper clippings related to the speeches and articles.

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 21, Dates: 1934-1979

Contains interview transcripts; speeches by Zimmerman; information about events honoring Zimmerman; periodical articles about Zimmerman; correspondence; and other information and records pertaining to his public life.

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Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 22, Dates: 1919-1991

Contains "AEGIS" (1923); a videotape; "150 years of DC - A retrospective" (1919); reprints of articles; clippings; periodicals; photographs; certificates of appreciation and other honors related to his professional and military life.

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Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 23, Dates: 1932-1950s

Contains Zimmerman's insurance company material for a scrapbook; correspondence of wife Opal Marie Smith; financial and business-related records of Opal Marie Smith and her dressmaking business.

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 24, Dates: 1939-1940

Contains a scrapbooks with clippings; flyers; memorabilia and other materials related to Zimmerman's professional career with the National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU).

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Unrestricted

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 25, Dates: 1930s

Contains 22 mounted photographs from Zimmerman's wedding to Opal Marie.

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Unrestricted

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 26, Dates: 1919-1987

Contains awards, diplomas, photographs, clippings, correspondence, programs, records and memorabilia from Zimmerman's academic career at Dartmouth College as well as his professional and personal life.

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Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 27, Dates: circa 1950

Contains several photo albums and scrapbooks commemorating Zimmerman's parents' 50th anniversary.

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 28, Dates: 1937-1939

Contains a scrapbook with clippings, brochures and memorabilia related to Zimmerman's work in insurance as a member of the National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU).

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Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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