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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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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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E-mail from HSBC to staff congratulating Achievement Award Winners, 2005. Letter015210
Program - March of Dimes 2005 Elmira Walk America, March 9, 2005. Program015211
Booklet - Elmira Babe Ruth Baseball 1979 Yearbook. Booklet015301
Newsletter - Elmira Heights High School Alumni News, 2000. Newsletter015302
Program - March of Dimes 2004 Elmira Walk America, March 9, 2004.Program015303
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs from the opening of the new Marine Midland branch at 150 Lake Street, Elmira, May 1972. Scrapbook020001
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding Marine Midland Bank's Elmira branch and its board members and employees, 1963-1969. Scrapbook020002
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