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Collection TitleCL 155 Marine Midland Bank CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:October 2015
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Bettyann Bubacz in 2015. 
Terms:Banks and banking; Elmira (N.Y.); Elmira Heights (N.Y.)
Historical:Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York - The Elmira Bank was established in 1853 and became the Second National Bank of Elmira in 1863.  In 1929, it merged with the Merchants National Bank & Trust Company to for the First National Bank & Trust Company, one of the region's largest banks.  The name was changed to the Elmira Bank & Trust Company in 1939.  In 1953, it merged with several other regional banks to form the Marine Midland Trust Company of the Southern Tier, a subsidiary of Marine Midland Bank, with offices in Elmira, Elmira Heights, Binghamton, Cortland and Johnson City.  The bank continued to expand to numerous other cities throughout the Southern Tier.  In 1980, the Marine Midland Bank merged with the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation and, in 1998, all branches changed their name to HBSC Bank USA.  The main Elmira branch was located at 150 Lake Street with additional branches on North and South Main, as well as in Elmira Heights and Horseheads.  In 2009, HSBC Bank USA sold off all their branches in upstate New York. 
Extent1.5 Linear Feet
Date Span1905-2005
AbstractThis collection contains newsletters, photographs and papers associated with Marine Midland Bank in the Southern Tier.

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(10) Photographs of Jane Schroder and the Marine Midland Bank Welcome Wagon program, ca. 1960s. Photographs013901
(28) Photographs of Marine Midland Bank employees and floats at the Chemung County Sesquicentennial Parade, June 14, 1986.Photographs014001
U.S. Savings Bond Record and Data Form from Elmira Bank & Trust Company, ca. 1940s. Document014101
Booklet - Elmira Bank & Trust Co. Album: Celebrating 95 Years of Service, 1853-1948.Booklet014102
(4) United States Savings Bonds envelopes, compliments of Marine Midland Trust Company, ca. 1950s.Envelope014201
Blank statement of accounts from Marine Midland Trust Co. of Southern New York, ca. 1950s. Document014202
(2) Trade cards for Marine Midland Trust Co. of Southern New York, ca. 1950s. Trade Card014203
Deposit receipt envelope from Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York, ca. 1960. Envelope014204
Marine Midland Trust Co. of Southern New York stationery, ca. 1960 Stationery014205
Plastic wallet compliments of Marine Midland Trust Co. of the Southern Tier, ca. 1960s. Wallet014206
Gift box compliments of Marine Midland Trust Co. of the Southern Tier, ca. 1960s. Box014207
Marine Midland Bank safe deposit box inventory form, ca. 1960s. Document014208
Booklet - Telling the Marine Midland Story Upstate, ca. 1960. Booklet014209
Sheet music for "Marine Midland Hymn" by F.R. Conte, 1961. Sheet Music014210
Booklet - Our Modernized Main Office in Elmira, Marine Midland Trust Co. of Southern New York, 1962.Booklet014211
Booklet - How to Carve a Turkey, Marine Midland Trust Co. of Southern New York, 1962. Booklet014212
List of flora arrangements and their creators at the opening of the Marine Midland Merchants' Office in Elmira, October 22-23, 1964.Document014213
Letter from Marine Midland Corporation to the newsletter editor regarding promotional photos, November 9, 1964. Letter014214
Marine Midland Bank - Southern safe deposit box record form, ca. 1970. Document014215
Marine Midland Bank - Southern, Lake Street branch, Elmira, stationery envelope, ca. 1970. Envelope014216
(2) Marine Midland Bank memorandum regarding branch scrapbooks, 1974. Memorandum014217
Booklet - Join Us for Statewide Celebration '76, Marine Midland Bank, 1976. Booklet014218
Letter from John F. & John P. Wenzel, Inc. to North Main Street Merchants regarding the construction of the North Main Street Mini Mall, May 16, 1977. Letter014219
Advertisement for Marine Midland Bank checking accounts with free stuffed seal, ca. 1980. Advertisement 014220
Checking account record book, Marine Midland Bank - Southern, ca. 1980. Document014221
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