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Collection TitleMC 13 Banks/ Financial InstitutionsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:07/28/2008

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.   

Terms:Banks and banking; Bank notes; Chemung County (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Financial institutions; Money

Bank of Chemung; Bank of Elmira Heights; CCSD Federal Credit Union; Chemung Canal Bank, 1833-1903; Chemung Canal Trust Company, 1903-present; Chemung Valley Bank; Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Association, 1875-1927; Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association, 1927-?; Elmira Mechanics Society; Elmira Mechanics Savings Society; Elmira National Bank & Trust Company, 1929-1953; Elmira Savings Bank, 1890-present; Elmira Savings & Loan Association, 1923-present; Elmira Trust Company, 1902-1903; Horseheads Savings & Loan Association; Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York, 1953-1970; Mechanics Mutual Protection Society; Mechanics Savings Bank of Elmira 1836-1987; Merchants National Bank of Elmira; National Bank of Chemung; Second National Bank of Elmira, 1863-1929

Scope:The Banks/Financial Institutions collection includes bank notes and currency, foreign and domestic, ranging in date from 1844 to the 1940's; banking documents such as checks, account books and deposit slips ranging in date from the 1835 to the 1960's; and promotional material including booklets, mailings and complimentary calendars from local area banks dating from the 20th century. 
Extent1.5 linear feet
Date Span1835-2001

This collection contains materials related to banks, banking and finance including various forms of currency and documents from Chemung County banks. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
The Elmira Bank & Trust Co. Album 1853-1948: Celebrating 95 Years of Service. BookletA1901
Booklet - What Every Wife Should Know...compliments of Elmira Bank & Trust Co., 1948.BookletA1902
Booklet - Elmira Bank & Trust Co.: A Century of friendly, dependable service, 1953.BookletA1903
Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York Statement of Condition, December 31, 1957. BookletA2001
Booklet - Directory of Merchants affiliated with Midland Shopper Credit Service of the Marine Midland Trust Company in Elmira, Elmira Heights, Horseheads, Waverly, Watkins Glen, Montour Falls & Corning, 1960. BookletA2002
Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York: Our Modernized Main Office in Elmria, 1962.BookletA2003
Booklet - Christmas Carols compliments of Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York, ca. 1960s (2 versions)BookletA2004
Loose coin deposit envelope, Marine Midland Bank, ca. 1970s.EnvelopeA2005
Welcome to Marine Midland Bank-Southern, ca. 1970. Employee handbook.BookletA2006
Booklet - Consumer's Companion: A Comprehensive Guide for the Homeowners of Elmira. Marine Midland Bank, 1978.BookletA2007
Marine Midland Banks employee benefits packet, 1970-75. BookletA2008
Marine Midland Bank Employee Handbook, 1981. BookletA2009
Marine Midland Bank inter-office envelope, ca. 1980s. EnvelopeA2010
Elmira Savings Bank, financial statement, December 31, 1974.DocumentA2101
Elmira Savings Bank Building : The Sun Triangle. BookletA2102
Elmira Savings Bank, depositors envelope.EnvelopeA2103
Map of Elmira and Chemung County, N.Y., compliments of the Elmira Savings Bank.MapA2104
Drawings of historic Elmira by Harwood S. Taylor, compliments of Elmira Savings Bank, 1975: Elmira College; intersection of Lake & Water Streets; Chemung County Courthouse; central fire station; Women's Federation Building; Chemung Canal; Sullivan Campaign; Civil War Prison Camp; Harris Hill; Mark Twain study; Eldridge Park.DrawingsA2106
Elmira Savings Bank savings withdraw receipt, ca. 1980s.ReceiptA2106
Booklet - Elmira Savings Bank Monthly Mortgage Payment Tables, 1984. BookletA2107
The Eleventh annual report of the Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Association, dated March 4, 1886. (2 copies)DocumentA2201
Golden Anniversary Announcement, 1875-1925, Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Association. PamphletA2202
Bills from the Chemung Valley Mutal Loan Association to Edward C. Van Duzer for services rendered: June 28, 1882; March 26, 1884.BillsA2203
Discharge of Mortage between the Chemung Valley Mutal Loan Association and Mary Ann Dobell, September 25, 1902.DocumentA2204
Chemung Valley Savings and Loan Association sixty-fifth annual report, for the year of 1939.DocumentA2301
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