Standard Securities Corporation (Lincoln, Neb.) [RG3733.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG3733.AM: Standard Securities Corporation (Lincoln, Neb.)

Records: 1919-1921
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.: Real estate and investment company
Size: 1.0 cu.ft.; 2 boxes

BACKGROUND NOTE

The Standard Securities Corporation was incorporated on May 24, 1919 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Its charter stated that Standard Securities Corporation could deal in notes, bonds, securities, factories, and farms. Standard Securities Corporation controlled Hebb Motors, Patriot Motor Trucks, and Badger Manufacturing Company, while it also dealt in real estate, insurance, stocks and bonds and loans. Standard Securities and Hebb Motors (manufacturers of Patriot Trucks) were closely related since the President of Standard Securities, Elmer C. Hammond, was also the vice-president of Hebb Motors The Secretary-Treasurer of Standard Securities, Lloyd A. Winship, held the same office with Hebb Motors. Standard’s original charter provided for its lawful existence until 1969. However, by 1923 both Standard Securities and Hebb Motors were out of business.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of two boxes of manuscript material arranged in two series: 1. Correspondence, 1919-1921; and 2. Miscellaneous materials.

The collection relates almost entirely to the various business transactions and activities conducted by the Standard Securities Corporation during 1919-1921. The correspondence in Series 1 deals primarily with the sales and transfer of stock. Real estate deals, construction problems and loan notes are also included. The correspondence is arranged chronologically and this material makes up the bulk of the collection. The miscellaneous materials of Series 2 include a copy of Standard Securities Corporation’s charter, an advertisement booklet for Patriot Trucks, advertisements for Hebb Motor Company, and fragments of financial records.

INVENTORY

Series 1 – Correspondence, 1919-1921

Box 1
Folder

  1. 1919, Jan.-June
  2. 1919, July
  3. 1919, Aug.
  4. 1919, Sept.
  5. 1919, Oct.
  6. 1919, Nov.
  7. 1919, Dec.
  8. 1920, Jan.
  9. 1920, Feb.
  10. 1920, Mar.
  11. 1920, Apr.
  12. 1920, May

Box 2
Folder

  1. 1920, June
  2. 1920, July
  3. 1920, Aug.
  4. 1920, Sept.
  5. 1920, Oct.
  6. 1920, Nov.
  7. 1920, Dec.
  8. 1921

Series 2 – Miscellaneous materials

  1. Articles of Incorporation, advertisements, etc.

Subject headings:

Hebb Motor Company (Lincoln, Neb.)
Lancaster County (Neb.) — Businesses
Lincoln (Neb.) — Businesses
Patriot Motor Trucks (Lincoln, Neb.)
Standard Securities Corporation (Lincoln, Neb.)

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