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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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(3) Marine Midland Bank Christmas Club savings envelopes, 1955-1984. Envelopes014601
Booklet - Shopping and Christmas Card List, Marine Midland Bank, 1948.Booklet014602
(2) Marine Midland Bank Christmas Club checks, 1955 & 1956. Checks014603
(6) Booklets - Christmas Carols compliments of Marine Midland Bank, ca. 1950s-60s. Booklets014604
Calendars compliments of Marine Midland Bank, 1959-1979.Calendars014701
This folder contains press releases and photographs about the following Marine Midland Bank board members, officers, and employees, 1958-1980: Carl M. Beery; John H. Borst; Robert W. Brooker; James A. Drysdale; John J. Early; William N. Ellison; Richard T. Hartmann; Jack G. Handrick; Roland P. Holmes; Norman R. Jordan; Irving J. Kimball; John C. Lowman; Harry C. Miller; Lena L. Morgan; James M. Pomeroy; John E Ruch; Robert I. Siver; Howard C. Warfield Jr.Documents014801
(4) Photographs of Oscar N. Reynolds, ca. 1950. Photographs014901
Biography of Oscar N. Reynolds published by the Elmira Bank & Trust Company, 1945. Document014902
Newspaper clippings about Oscar N. Reynolds, 1943-1970. Newspaper Clippings014903
Letterhead for the Marine Midland Bank Quarter Century Club, ca. 1990s. (9 versions)Document015001
Program - Marine Midland Bank Quarter Century Club dinner, Morey's Restaurant, October 19, 1984. Program015002
Program - Marine Midland Bank Quarter Century Club dinner, Four Seasons Restaurant, October 12, 1990. Program015003
Correspondence regarding preparations for the annual meeting of the Quarter Century Club, 1994. (6 letters)Correspondence015004
Program - Marine Midland Bank Quarter Century Club dinner, Papa Dale's Restaurant, October 22, 1999. Program015005
Newsletter - Marine Midland Bank Quarter Century Club, 2003. Newsletter015006
Newspaper clippings regarding the history of Marine Midland Bank and wedding, birth and death announcements associated with bank employees, 1950-2000. Newspaper Clippings015101
Internal memorandum regarding processing foreign draft funds in the United States, March 23, 1990. Memorandum015201
(2) 10 Hong Kong dollars, 1991. Currency015202
Program - Common Time Choral Group presents "A Potpourri of 50's-90's Music," Elmira Free Academy, June 6, 1999. (Featuring HSBC ad)Program015203
Booklet - HSBC Bank USA 1850-2000: 150 Years in America. Booklet015204
Invitation to a luncheon and discussion of Islamic banking sponsored by HSBC and the Islamic Association of Finger Lakes, Horseheads Holiday Inn, April 14, 2002. Invitation015205
Program - Honors Flute Recital by the students of the Eastman School of Music, May 26, 2001. Program015206
Magazine - Team USA, HSBC US Division, October 2001. Magazine015207
(2) Promotional booklets for HSBC in Chinese, 2002. Booklets015208
Letter from the Salvation Army to HSBC Elmira Heights Branch regarding their recent donation, 2002. Letter015209
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