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Collection Inventory

Series I. Records 1914-1998

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains the records of the company, which include by-laws, charter documents, drawings, correspondence, lease agreements, deeds of property, documents relating to the company’s sale to Matthews International Corporation, and records relating to the stockholders.

Box 1
Folder 1 By-laws, 1970-1992
Folder 2 Charter, 1914-1986
Folder 3 Deeds for 1121 South Side Avenue, 1975
Folder 4 Directors' Meetings, 1975-1979
Folder 5 Drawings, Schematics for Tools, undated
Folder 6 Drawings, Promotional Illustrations, undated
Folder 7 Insurance Policy, 1975
Folder 8 Lease Agreements for 811-815 South Canal Street, 1921-1929
Folder 9 Matthews International Corporation, Sale of Company, 1997-1998
Folder 10 Matthews International Corporation, Settlement, 1997-1998

Box 2
Folder 1 Promissory Notes, 1956-1986
Folder 2 Recommendations, 1992
Folder 3 Resignations, 1979
Folder 4 Shareholders, Correspondence, 1971-1998
Folder 5 Shareholders, Dividends and Distribution Forms [Restricted], 1997-1998
Folder 6 Shareholders, Lists of Names, circa 1920-1991
Folder 7 Shareholders, Meetings, circa 1979-1991
Folder 8 Stock Certificates, 1920-1962
Folder 9 Stock Certificates, 1962-1973
Folder 10 Stock Certificates, 1991-1995
Folder 11 Stock Certificates (loose), 1971-1995
Folder 12 Suppliers and other Companies, Ads and Catalogs, undated

Series II. Photographs

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains photographs that depict employees at work, machinery, tools, and work samples.

Box 3
Folder 1 Employees and Machinery, undated
Folder 2 Plaques, Financial Institutions, undated
Folder 3 Plaques, Funeral Homes, undated
Folder 4 Plaques, Memorials and Dedications, undated
Folder 5 Plaques, Other Businesses, undated
Folder 6 Plaques, Retail Stores, undated
Folder 7 Layout Photos, undated
Folder 8 Stamps, undated
Folder 9 Tools (color--instant film images), undated
Folder 10 Tools, undated

Series III. Artifacts

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains a metal stamp/die with the company name and the logo for its “Thor” brand. It also contains the corporate seal which was used to authenticate company shares and other offical documents.

Box 4 Corporate Seal, undated
Metal Stamp/Die, undated