Adopt a Book

Adopt-A-Book Program

As we continue to add new publications to the collection, we cannot abandon our commitment to preserving the extensive and unique assortment of items with historical interest to our industry. We are beginning to focus more closely on preservation of our historical publications and documents. The old books, artifacts and insurance ephemera we hold in our collection require that attention be paid to their physical condition so that they can be maintained for years to come. Your donation could help insure their very survival.

We have started the Adopt-A-Book program so that you can see where exactly your donation is going. We will make sure a personalized book plate is put in the front, so users know whose generosity ensured future use of the material.

Below you will see a sample picture and the title of the book(s) you can click on the picture to see more pictures and find out more about the book.

Please note, that because the books are repaired by hand, the work is not always completed very quickly. If you do adopt a book we will let you know when the repair is finished.

ILAB_Annual_Reports_side The Insurance Library Association of Boston Reports of 1888-1900
Cover_Principles_Practices_Life_Ins The Principles and Practices of Life Insurance, 1906
Handbook_of_underwriters_bureau_cover adoptedHand-Book of The Underwriters’ Bureau of New England, 1896
Tiffanys_Policy_Forms_1890_cover_Compressed adopted 

Tiffany’s Book of Policy Forms for Fire Insurance Agents, 1890

The_Law_of_Fire_and_Life_title_page_Compressed The Law of Fire and Life Insurance with Practical Observations, 1854
The_Great_Conflagration_Cover_Compressed adopted 



The Great Conflagration. Chicago: Its Past, Present and Future, 1872

History_of_Ins_Philly_title adopted 

History of Insurance In Philadelphia for Two Centuries (1683-1882)

nbfu_set  National Board of Fire Underwriters Committee of 20 Reports, circa 1905
 spine of german insurance adopted 

Wilhelm Beneke’s System Des See-Assekuranz-Und Bodmerei- Wesens, circa 1851

insurance_library_catalog adopted 

A Catalogue of The Insurance Library Association of Boston

flanders_1874  adopted 

A Treatise on the Law of Fire Insurance 1871 & 1874

wrights_savings_bank_life_insurance_tables_cover  adopted 

Wright’s Savings Bank Life Insurance Tables 1871 & 1872

 tiffanys_adjuster_guide  adopted 

Tiffany’s Special Agents and Adjusters Assistant and Digest of Depreciations, 1891

hints_on_the_settlement_of_claims_for_losses_by_fire  adopted 

The Average Clause: Hints on the Settlement of Claims for Losses

cover_ilab_bylaws_compressed  adopted 

Articles and By-Laws of the Insurance Library Association of Boston, 1899

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