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Signet Banking Corporation

A Guide to the Signet Banking Corporation Records, 1795-1996
Call Number Mss3 Si264 a FA2

  • Abstract
  • Collection Description
    Introduction
    Chronology
    Series Descriptions
    Series 1
    Series 2
    Series 3
    Series 4
  • Guide
    Index to Series Descriptions
    Container List
    Addition to Collection

Abstract

Main Entry: Signet Banking Corporation.
Title: Records, 1795-1996.
Size: 8,000 (ca.) items.
Historical Note: When Bank of Virginia and Union Trust Corporation of Maryland merged in late 1985, they formed Signet Banking Corporation. In 1987, they acquired Security National Bank (formerly Security Savings and Commercial Bank) of Washington, D.C. Thus Signet established itself as a regional banking corporation with offices throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The Bank of Virginia was founded in 1922 as a Morris Plan Bank. These banks specialized in making small consumer loans. The Bank remained a pioneer in consumer banking, including introducing the first credit card in 1953. In addition, its first president, Thomas C. Boushall, was very active in the community, and wrote on a wide-range of topics, including banking, health care, health insurance, and the New Deal. Boushall’s influence is apparent throughout the records of the Bank of Virginia and Signet. One of the predecessor banks of Union Trust Corporation was the Bank of Baltimore, which the Maryland Legislature originally chartered in 1795. Union Trust was one of the oldest banks in the nation. This collection contains a signature book from the Bank of Baltimore, which was used from the Bank’s founding to the late 19th century. Robert E. Lee is among the signers of note.
Summary: Scrapbooks, advertisements, speeches, news releases, employee publications, brochures, and some correspondence of the Bank of Virginia, its holding companies (Virginia Commonwealth Corporation, Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares, and Bank of Virginia Company), Union Trust Corporation, Security Savings and Commercial Bank, and Signet Banking Corporation constitute this collection. Most materials are from the public relations departments. In addition, there are materials relating to national, state and local politics, state and national banking laws and regulations, and the history of Richmond.
Provenance: Gift of Signet Banking Corporation, Richmond, Va in 1998. Accessioned July, 1999.
Restrictions: None.

Collection Description

INTRODUCTION

Signet Banking Corporation was created from the merger of Bank of Virginia and Union Trust Bancorp on December 31, 1985. When these banks bought Security Savings and Commercial Bank of Washington, D.C., in 1987, they named the new company Signet Banking Corporation.

The largest of the three banks was the Bank of Virginia, which was headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Thomas C. Boushall founded The Bank of Virginia as The Morris Plan Bank of Richmond in 1922. In 1928, he changed the name to The Morris Plan Bank of Virginia to reflect the existence of branches in Petersburg, Roanoke, Newport News, Portsmouth, and Norfolk. The Norfolk bank --Fidelity Savings and Trust Company--was the original Morris Plan Bank founded by Arthur J. Morris in 1910. The Bank took on a new name again in 1946 to reflect the expansion of bank services beyond those traditionally offered by Morris Plan Banks. It remained the Bank of Virginia until the company became Signet in 1986.

Morris Plan banks specialized in short-term uncollateralized consumer loans at a time when few banks were making such loans. Their motto, “banking for the individual,” appeared in various incarnations. In addition to traditional banking services, Morris Plan banks offered others, such as insurance, to which their customers may not have otherwise had access. All Morris Plan banks had some connection to the Morris Plan Corporation and the Morris Plan Bankers Association, which were both headquartered in New York. Arthur J. Morris himself served on the board of several banks, including The Morris Plan Bank of Virginia. Boushall and the Virginia bank had an often contentious relationship with the Corporation and the Association. Boushall’s battles with Morris were legendary. The Bank of Virginia severed all its ties with Morris Plan organizations in 1946, when it began to offer services beyond the usual purview of the Morris Plan.

Boushall’s strong personality and beliefs greatly influenced the Bank of Virginia and Signet. He wanted his bank to serve the community by lending money to people who otherwise would not have had access to credit, or access only to credit on the harshest terms. As a banker, he advocated innovations in banking practices including marketing, products, and research. As a civic leader, he devoted his time to several organizations and causes -- especially health care and education. He served as chairman of the education committee of the National Chamber of Commerce and on the Virginia Board of Education. He played an instrumental role in the Virginia Hospital Association. Boushall was a vocal opponent of the New Deal and helped found Virginians for Eisenhower in 1952. Researchers who are interested in these topics will find his articles, and text and notes for speeches in his scrapbooks (series 1.1).

Boushall originally envisioned a 5th Federal Reserve District-wide bank, but he had to settle for a statewide bank. Even that goal proved difficult to achieve given Virginia’s restrictions on branch banking. Part of the history of the Bank of Virginia is its struggles against established banking interests and the General Assembly. In fact, the Bank of Virginia created the holding company, Virginia Commonwealth Corporation, in 1962 in order to circumvent the restrictive branching laws. Once Virginia law allowed the word “bank” in holding company names, Bank of Virginia changed the name to Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares. Bank of Virginia again adopted a new name for the holding company in 1972 when the holding company became Bank of Virginia Company.

The Bank of Virginia remained true to its history as a pioneer in consumer credit, and in 1953 became the first bank to offer a credit card. It also continued to be an innovator in developing consumer credit businesses, especially with regards to car loans, and to relationships with retail businesses. In the 1990s, Signet spun off its credit card business as Capital One.

Maryland’s Union Trust has deeper historical roots than the Bank of Virginia. The Bank of Baltimore was originally chartered by the state of Maryland in 1795. The signature book (subseries 2.6) is the only item in this collection from that period. Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was among the original stockholders. On March 1, 1930, the National Bank of Baltimore, formerly Bank of Baltimore, merged with Union Trust Company of Maryland.

In 1898, the Maryland Legislature granted a charter to the Realty Trust Company, which became Union Trust Company of Maryland in 1900. Like the Bank of Virginia, Union Trust strove to be a statewide bank, and regularly acquired banks around the state.

Although it received a West Virginia charter on February 22, 1913, Security Savings and Commercial Bank never opened an office there. It remained a Washington, D.C., bank with branches throughout the city. The bank changed its name several times finally becoming Security National Bank in 1971. After their own merger, Bank of Virginia and Union Trust sought to link their regions by purchasing Security National.

Of the three banks, Bank of Virginia had the greatest influence upon the new Signet Banking Corporation. Corporate headquarters remained in Richmond, and Bank of Virginia’s top officers headed the new corporation. In addition, Bank of Virginia greatly influenced the corporate culture as reflected in both the continuation of certain publications and the methods used to organize and arrange the materials.

Much of the Bank of Virginia and Signet materials arrived in binders, or scrapbooks. Although the items have been removed from the binders, every effort has been made to preserve the order and divisions originally maintained by bank personnel. Researchers should be aware that the Bank of Virginia and Signet arranged many of their files in reverse chronological order. These cases are noted in the folder list.

For further information on the history of Signet and its predecessor banks, researchers may want to consult: John H. Wessells, Jr., The Bank of Virginia, A History (Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1973); Paul L. Foster, Bank Expansion in Virginia, 1962-1966: The Holding Company and the Direct Merger (Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1971); Elliott T. Cooper, A Documentary History of the Union Trust Company of Maryland and its Predecessor Institutions . . . 1795-1969 (Baltimore: The Union Trust Company of Maryland, 1970).

CHRONOLOGY

1795 Bank of Baltimore founded.
1808 Farmers and Merchants National Bank founded, Baltimore, Md.
1865 Bank of Baltimore changed its name to National Bank of Baltimore.
1898 Realty Trust Company of Maryland incorporated by act of Maryland Legislature.
1900 Realty Trust Company of Maryland changed name to Union Trust Company of Maryland.
1910 Fidelity Savings & Trust Co., Norfolk, Va. founded by Arthur J. Morris.
1911 National Bank of Baltimore acquired Third National Bank of Baltimore, and Commercial and Farmers National Bank.
1913 Security Savings & Commercial Bank, Washington, D.C., founded.
1922 The Morris Plan Bank of Richmond founded, Thomas C. Boushall president.
1928 Name changed to the Morris Plan Bank of Virginia.
1930 Union Trust merged with National Bank of Baltimore and other banks.
1946 The Morris Plan Bank of Virginia changed name to Bank of Virginia.
1953 Bank of Virginia initiated Merchants Banks Credit Service (1st credit card).
1954 Bank of Virginia achieved complete independence from Morris Plan Corporation; 83% of stock owned by people residing in Virginia.
1958 Bank of Virginia launched Master Charge with other banks. It was the only southern bank to do so.
1959 Boushall retired from presidency of Bank of Virginia. Board elected him chairman. Herbert C. Moseley elevated to CEO.
1962 Virginia Commonwealth Corporation (holding company for Bank of Virginia, Bank of Salem, Bank of Henrico, Bank of Occoquan, & Bank of Warwick) established.
1966 Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares replaced Virginia Commonwealth Corporation (VA law allowing “bank” in holding company names enacted).
1967 Boushall became honorary chairman of the board. Moseley promoted to chairman and CEO. Frederick Deane, Jr., elected president and chief administrative officer.
1972 Bank of Virginia Company succeeded Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares.
1985 (December 31) Signet/Virginia and Signet/Maryland formed from merger of Bank of Virginia Company with Union Trust Bancorp of Maryland.
1987 Merged with Security Savings & Commercial Bank. Name changed to Signet Banking Corporation.
1990 Robert Freeman promoted to CEO of Signet Banking Corporation.
1997 First Union bought Signet Banking Corporation.

SECTION DESCRIPTIONS

Series 1. Bank of Virginia (Richmond, Va.), 1922-1986.

Series 1 constitutes the records of The Morris Plan Bank of Richmond, The Morris Plan Bank of Virginia, and its holding companies --Virginia Commonwealth Corporation, Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares, and the Bank of Virginia Company. Series 1.1 consists of Thomas C. Boushall’s papers, chiefly scrapbooks of his speeches, and articles written by and about him. Researchers who are interested in education, health care, health insurance, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and Richmond history will find Boushall’s writings of particular interest. Series 1.2 (annual reports) and 1.3 (statements of condition) are official bank documents. Series 1.4 and 1.5 consist of scrapbooks of advertisements, and newspaper clippings about the Bank and its holding companies. Articles written by bank officials occasionally appear in Series 1.5. Series 1.6 contains speeches. Series 1.7 consists of News Releases and FYIs for employees. These FYIs are chiefly concerned with benefits and other human resource issues. The Bank’s internal publications and employee newsletters are housed in Series 1.8. Series 1.9 consists of Bank publications distributed to both customers and employees. The two scrapbooks at the beginning of this subseries contain other materials, including advertisements and statements of condition. Finally, Series 1.10 contains miscellaneous materials. Most significant are the records from the Fidelity Savings and Trust Company of Norfolk, Virginia, where Arthur J. Morris first implemented his plan of “banking for the individual.”

Series 1.1. Thomas C. Boushall (1894-1992) Papers.
  Folder 1 Scrapbook, September 1927-June 1942: Cover                                                                                                                                     
  2 September 1927-February 1935
  3 April 1935-August 1936
  4 February-July 1937
  5 September 1937-July 1938
  6 June-November 1938
  7 November 1938-February 1939
  8 March/April-June 1939
  9 May-November 1939
  10 November 1939-May 1940
  11 May-July 1940
  12 July 1940-May 1941
  13 February-April 1941
  14 June-September 1941
  15 October 1941-February 1942
  16 February-April 1942
  17 Scrapbbook, May 1942-April 1945
  18 Scrapbook, May 1942-April 1945, loose materials
  19 Scrapbook, May 1942-April 1945, loose materials
  20 Scrapbook, May 1942-April 1945, loose materials
  21 Scrapbook, May 1942-April 1945, loose materials
  22 Scrapbook, May 1942-April 1945, loose materials
  23 Scrapbook, April 1945-October 1947
  24 Scrapbook, April 1945-October 1947, loose materials
  25 Scrapbook, April 1945-October 1947, loose materials
  26 Scrapbook, April 1945-October 1947, loose materials
  27 Scrapbook, 1948-1950
  28 Scrapbook, June 1929-April 1938
  29 Scrapbook, June 1929-April 1938, loose materials
  30 Scrapbook, 1937-1959
  31 Scrapbook, 1937-1959, loose materials
  32 Scrapbook, 1959-May 1980
  33 Scrapbook, 1959-May 1980, loose materials
  34 Scrapbook, Virginians for Eisenhower, 1952
  35 Scrapbook, Virginians for Eisenhower, 1952, loose materials
  36 Scrapbook, Richmond Christmas Pageant, 1970
  37 Scrapbook, Richmond Christmas Pageant, 1970, loose materials
  38 Honorary Degree, Consumer Bankers Association, UVA, August 1966
  39 Tribute to Thomas C. Boushall for Service to Virginia Hospital Association, 1963 (book)
  40 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall,” Draft, May 1962, vol. 1, p. 1-26
  41 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall", Draft, May 1962, vol. 1, p. 27-60
  42 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall,” Draft, May 1962, vol. 1, p. 61-90
  43 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall,” Draft, May 1962, vol. 1, p. 91-133
  44 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall,” Draft, May 1962, vol. 2, p. 134-170
  45 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall,” Draft, May 1962, vol. 2, p. 171-220
  46 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall,” Draft, May 1962, vol. 2, p. 221-282
  47 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall,” Draft, May 1962, vol. 3, p. 283-322
  48 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall,” Draft, May 1962, vol. 3, p. 323-368
  49 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall,” Draft, May 1962, vol. 3, p. 369-420
  50 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall,” Draft, May 1962, vol. 4, p. 421-474
  51 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall,” Draft, May 1962, vol. 4, p. 475-522
  52 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall,” Draft, May 1962, vol. 4, p. 523-563
  53 “The Story of the Bank of Virginia, 1922-1959 from the point of view of Thomas C. Boushall,” April 1963
 
Series 1.2. Annual Reports of The Morris Plan Bank of Virginia (1922-1945), Bank of Virginia (1945-1986), Virginia Commonwealth Corporation (1962-1965), Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares (1966-1971), and Bank of Virginia Company (1972-1986).
  Folder 54 1925-1937, bound volume
  55 1938-1947, bound volume
  56 1948-1957, bound volume
  57 1958-1967, bound volume
  58 1962-1972, bound volume
  59 1972-1982, bound volume
  60 1940,1942, 1945-1949, unbound
  61 1950-1953, unbound
  62 1954-1956, unbound
  63 1957-1959, unbound
  64 1960-1961, unbound
  65 1962-1964, unbound
  66 1965-1968, unbound
  67 1969-1971, unbound
  68 Virginia Commonwealth Corporation, 1962, 1965
  69 Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares, 1966-1968
  70 Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares, 1969-1971
  71 Bank of Virginia Company, 1972-1974
  72 Bank of Virginia Company, 1975-1977
  73 Bank of Virginia Company, 1978-1980
  74 Bank of Virginia Company, 1983-1984
 
Series 1.3. Statements of Condition (2 copies unless otherwise noted)
  Folder 75 1936-June (1); 1940- December, June; 1941- December, June; 1942- December, June; 1943- December, June; 1944- December, October, June, April 13; 1945-December, September 29, June (1), March 20
  76 1946-December, September, June; 1947-December, October 6; 1948-December, June, March; 1949-December, June
  77 1950-December, June; 1951- December, June, April 9; 1952-December, September, June, March
  78 1953-December, September, June, March; 1954-December, June; 1955-December, June
  79 1956-December, June; 1957- December, September, June, March; 1958-December, September, June, March
  80 1959-December, September, June, March; 1960-December, September, June, March; 1961-September, June, March
  81 1962-December, September, March; 1963-December, June, March; 1964-December, June; 1965-December, June
  82 1966-June, December; 1973 (Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares)
  83 1973-December (all), June (all); 1974-June (all)
  84 1975-December (all); 1976- June (all)
  85 1976-December (all); 1977- June (some)
  86 1977-December (all); 1978- December (some); 1979-December (some);1980-December (some); 1981-December (some); 1982-December (some)
 
Series 1.4. Advertisements.
  Folder 87 Petersburg, 1927-1933
  88 Petersburg, 1934-1936
  89 Roanoke, 1928-1935
  90 Norfolk, 1928-1932
  91 Norfolk, 1932-1936
  92 Richmond, 1924-1928
  93 Richmond, 1928-1942
  94 December 1928-July 1937
  95 July 1937-August 1946
  96 January 1947-December 1950
  97 January 1951-December 1954
  98 January 1955-December 1957
  99 January 1958-December 1959
  100 January 1960-December 1961
  101 January 1962-December 1963
  102 c. 1960s-1970s (bound volume)
  103 December 1965-1974, and undated.
 
Series 1.5. Scrapbooks, Publicity.
  Folder 104 1924-1929 The Morris Plan Bank of Virginia
  105 March 1929-August 1934 The Morris Plan Bank of Virginia
  106 August 1934-April 1937 The Morris Plan Bank of Virginia
  107 May 1939-September 1941 The Morris Plan Bank of Virginia
  107a September 1941-December 1943 The Morris Plan Bank of Virginia
  108 January 1944-December 1945 The Morris Plan Bank of Virginia
  109 November 1945-December 1948 Bank of Virginia
  110 January 1949-December 1950 Bank of Virginia
  111 1951 Bank of Virginia
  112 1952 Bank of Virginia
  113 1953-1954 Bank of Virginia
  114 1955 Bank of Virginia
  115 1956 Bank of Virginia
  116 1957 Bank of Virginia
  117 1958 Bank of Virginia
  118 1959 Bank of Virginia
  119 1960 Bank of Virginia
  120 1961 Bank of Virginia
  121 1962 Bank of Virginia
  122 1962-1966 Virginia Commonwealth Corporation
  123 1963 Bank of Virginia
  124 1964 Bank of Virginia
  125 1965 Bank of Virginia
  126 1966 Bank of Virginia
  127 1967 Bank of Virginia
  128 1967 Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares
  129 1968 Bank of Virginia
  130 1968 Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares
  131 1969 Bank of Virginia
  132 1969 Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares
  133 1970 Bank of Virginia
  134 1970 Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares
  135 1971 Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares
  136 1972 Bank of Virginia
  137 1972 Virginia Commonwealth Bankshares
  138 1973 Bank of Virginia
  139 1973 Bank of Virginia Company
  140 1974 Bank of Virginia
  141 1974 Bank of Virginia Company
  142 1975 Bank of Virginia
  143 1975 Bank of Virginia Company
  144 1976 Bank of Virginia
  145 1976 Bank of Virginia Company
  146 1977 Bank of Virginia
  147 1977 Bank of Virginia Company
  148 1978 Bank of Virginia
  149 1978 Bank of Virginia Company
  150 1981 Bank of Virginia
  151 1982 Bank of Virginia
  152 1983 Bank of Virginia
  153 1984 Bank of Virginia
  154 1984 Bank of Virginia
  155 1984 Bank of Virginia
 
Series 1.6. Speeches (reverse chronological order).
  Folder 156 Binder 1985-1983: 1985 December-June
  157 1985 March-February
  158 1984 November-October
  159 1984 September-May
  160 1984 April-January
  161 1983 October-April
  162 1983 April-January
  163 Binder 1982-1980: 1982 October-September
  164 1982 September-April
  165 1982 May-March
  166 1982 March-January
  167 1981 December-April
  168 1981 April-January
  169 1980 October-June
  170 1980 May-April
  171 1980 April-January
  172 Binder 1979-1978: 1979 October-May
  173 1979 April-March
  174 1979 January
  175 1978 December-September
  176 1978 September-May
  177 1978 April-January
  178 Binder 1977-1796: 1977
  179 1976 n.d.
  180 1976 December-October
  181 1976 September-May
  182 1976 April
  183 1976 April
  184 1976 March-January
  185 Binder 1975-1974: 1975 November-July
  186 1975 June-May
  187 1975 May
  188 1975 April
  189 1975 March-January
  190 1974 November
  191 1974 October-September
  192 1974 September
  193 1974 June-May
  194 1974 March-February
  195 1974 January
  196 Binder 1973-1972: 1973 November-September
  197 1973 August
  198 1973 April
  199 1973 April-February
  200 1973 February-January
  201 1972 n.d., December-November
  202 1972 October
  203 Binder 1972-1967: 1972 September-August
  204 1972 July-January
  205 1971 November-April
  206 1971 February-January
  207 1970
  208 1969
  209 1968
  210 1967
  211 1972 Presentation Posters. OVERSIZED
 
Series 1.7. News Releases and FYIs (Reverse chronological order).
  Folder 212 Binder 1986: December-17 November
  213 16 November-October
  214 September-August
  215 July-15 June
  216 13 June-May
  217 April-15 March
  218 14 March-January
  219 Binder 1985: December-November
  220 October-September
  221 August-July
  222 June-May
  223 April-March
  224 February-January
  225 Binder 1984: December-November
  226 October-September
  227 August
  228 July-June
  229 May-April
  230 March-7 February
  231 6 February-January
  232 Binder 1983-1982: 1983 December-November
  233 1983 October-August
  234 1983 July-May
  235 1983 April-March
  236 1983 February-January
  237 1982 December-November
  238 1982 October-25 August
  239 1982 24 August-July
  240 1982 June-April
  241 1982 March-January
  242 Binder 1981: December-October
  243 September-August
  244 July-June
  245 May-April
  246 March-13 February
  247 12 February-January
  248 Binder 1980: December
  249 November-October
  250 September
  251 August-July
  252 June-May
  253 April-15 March
  254 14 March-January
  255 Binder Bankcard Bulletin: July 1991- September 1986
  256 March 1986-January 1985
  257 December-July 1984
  258 June 1984-May 1983
 
Series 1.8. Internal Publications.
  Credits and Debits, 1933-1980 (24 bound volumes)
  Folder 259 Volume 1: September 1933- October 1935
  260 Volume 2: 1936
  261 Volume 3 1937
  262 Volume 4: 1938
  263 Volume 5: 1939
  264 Volume 6: 1940
  264a Volume 7: 1941-1942
  265 Volume 8: 1943-1944
  266 Volume 9: 1945-1946
  267 Volume 10: 1947-1948
  268 Volume 11: 1949
  269 Volume 12: 1950
  270 Volume 13-15: 1951-1953
  271 Volume 15-16: 1954-1955
  272 Volume 17-19: 1956-1958
  273 Volume 20-22: 1959-1961
  274 Volume 23-24: 1962-1963
  275 Volume 25-27: 1964-1966
  276 Volume 28-30: 1967-1969
  277 Volume 31-33: 1970-1972
  278 1972-1977
  279 1981-1983 (See folder 281 for Credits and Debits, 1979-1980)
  280 1984-1988
  The Performer
  Folder 281 The Performer, 1972-1979
  Credits and Debits, 1979-1980
  Birdfeeder
  Folder 282 Binder December 1972-December 1976: December 1972-December 1973
  283 January 1974-September 1974
  284 October 1974-May 1975
  285 June 1975-March 1976
  286 April-December 1976
  287 Binder January 1977-September 1979: January 1979-October 1977
  288 November 1977-July 1978
  289 August 1978-February 1979
  290 March-September 1979
  291 Binder October 1979-September 1983: October 1979-March 1980
  292 April-December 1980
  293 January-October 1981
  294 November 1981-May 1982
  295 June/July -December 1982
  296 January-September 1983
  297 October 1983-December 1986: October 1983-April 1984
  298 May-December 1984
  299 February-August/September 1985
  300 October 1985-April 1986
  301 May/June-December 1986
  302 Regional Newsletters: Capital Assets, Western Round-Up, Northern Network, Eastern Connection, 1977-1980 (1 bound volume)
  FOCUS (NOTE: Reverse chronological order)
  Folder 303 October 1985
  304 August 1985
  305 June 1985
  306 April 1985
  307 December-October 1984
  308 August-June 1984
  309 April-February 1984
  310 December-August 1983
  311 June-February 1983
  312 October-April 1982
  313 February-August 1981
  Operations Observer
  Folder 314 September-July 1985
 
Series 1.9. Publications.
  Folder 315 Scrapbook, 1923-1936
  316 Scrapbook, 1923-1936
  317 Scrapbook, 1923-1936
  318 Scrapbook, 1923-1936
  319 Scrapbook, 1923-1936
  320 Scrapbook, June 1932-November 1942
  321 Twenty-Five Years of Banking, 1947
  322 Bank of Virginia, 1922-1952, 1952
  323 Competitive Banking for the People, 1948
  324 “Building Business for Individual Firms and Corporations Through the Morris Plan,” “101 Things the Bank of Virginia Can and Will Do for Your Bank,” “20 Examples of the Use of Bank Credit...”
  325 Credit Inquiry, Self-Quiz
  326 1937 Catalogue of Services (2 copies), Challenge to Banking, c. 1937-1938; Frank Facts 1930
  327 “She Holds the Key to Progress,”, c. 1938 (2 copies), 1944 Brochures (2 copies)
  328 $20 million Bank for Individuals, $4 million(loans), Welcome to the Bank of Virginia, “12 Foot Wall”
  329 Budget books
  330 “Take an Hour to Say ‘No’,” 1944, First Eclectic Primer for Public Relations, 6th printing 1945 (1st printing 1942)
  331 Facts about the Morris Plan Bank of Virginia, Confidential for Employees Only, 1931 (2 copies)
  332 We Asked for It, Employee Survey, 1946, You and the Bank of Virginia, n.d., “The American Triangle of Plenty” by F.C. Crawford, President, National Association of Manufacturers, 1943
  333 A Practical Program for Liquidating Surgical, Medical, Hospital and Dentist Bills, c. 1930
  334 The Story of a Bank Serving the People, 1929 (for stockholders)
 
Series 1.10. Miscellaneous.
  Folder 335 Fidelity Savings & Trust Co., Inc., Minute Book, July 1911-January 1917
  336 Fidelity Savings & Trust, Trust Certificate book
  337 Fidelity Savings & Trust, Trust Certificate book
  338 Fidelity Savings & Trust, Trust Certificate book
  339 Bank of Virginia Forms, Consumer and Commercial loans, c. 1978
  340 Bank of Virginia Forms, Consumer and Commercial loans, c. 1978
  341 Bank of Virginia Forms, Real Estate, c. 1978
  342 Bank of Virginia Forms, Real Estate, c. 1978
  343 Bank of Virginia Forms, MasterCard, c. 1978
  344 Bank of Virginia sponsored conference programs
Current Banking Problems, 1945
Conference on Rising Tendency in Consumer Credit Delinquency, 1948
National Conference of Christian and Jews Annual Dinner, 1971
  345 Pocket Directories, 1970, 1972
  346 Pocket Directories, 1973-1974
  347 Pocket Directories, 1975
  348 Pocket Directories, March 1976-July 1978
  349 Pocket Directories, April 1979-January 1983
  350 Pocket Directories, July 1983-April 1986
  351 Bank of Virginia 25 Year Club, annual meeting minutes & dinner, 1952-1953
  352 Bank of Virginia 25 Year Club, annual meeting minutes & dinner, 1954-1958
  353 Bank of Virginia 25 Year Club, annual meeting minutes & dinner, 1960-1963
  354 Dinner program honoring Herbert Moseley, 1973
  355 Fifty Years of Financial Friendship, History of the People’s Bank of Reedville, 1910-1960
  356 “Game of Bank” promotion used by Omaha bank, 1964
  357 “Advantages and Disadvantages of Bank,” from student notebook of Richard Eppes, Notes from lecture by Thomas R. Dew, c. 1840 (photocopy from VHS) and other photocopies from VHS collections, re. Bank of Virginia from the 19th century (1 folder)

Series 2. Union Trust Corporation (Baltimore, Md.), 1795-1985.

The Union Trust Bancorp and some of its predecessor banks are represented in this part of the collection. The bulk of series 2 is composed of Union Trust scrapbooks (Series 2.1) and advertisements (Series 2.2). Series 2.5 consists of correspondence mostly dating from the early 20th century regarding relationships with other banks, especially the First National Bank of Hampstead and the Cuban National Bank. In addition, there is significant correspondence related to the property owned by Commercial and Farmers National Bank in Newport News, Virginia. Of interest is a signature book from the National Bank of Baltimore which contains depositors’ signatures from 1795 to the 1890s. Notably, Robert E. Lee, James McHenry, members of the Carroll family, William Marbury, and Benjamin H. Latrobe had accounts with the Bank. The Bank also did business with some Virginia firms.

Series 2.1. Advertisements.
  Folder 358 Equitable Trust: August- September 1973
  359 Union Trust: January 1960- December 1964 (+ 1 folder inserted)
  360 Union Trust: January 1962- December 1963 (+1 folder inserted)
  361 Union Trust: January 1965- December 1968 (+ 1 folder inserted)
  362 Union Trust: January 1969- December 1971 (+ 1 folder inserted)
  363 Union Trust: 1972-1974 (+1 folder inserted)
 
Series 2.2. Scrapbooks.
  Folder 364 Union Trust: 1966
  365 Union Trust: 1969-1971
  366 Union Trust: 1969-1971
  367 Union Trust: 1969-1971
  368 Union Trust: July 1974- January 1980 (includes ads, “Valued Customer” letter, pamphlets describing services)
  369 Union Trust: December 1981-August 1982
  370 Union Trust: August-December 1982
  371 Union Trust: 1983
  372 Union Trust: January 1984 - May 1985 (folder)
 
Series 2.3. Annual Reports.
  Folder 373 Farmers National Bank of Baltimore, 1908
  374 Commercial and Farmers National Bank, list of shareholders, March 1914
  375 Equitable Trust, Annual Report, 1957
 
Series 2.4. Statement of Condition.
  Folder 376 Equitable Trust Company, June 30, 1956, June 30, 1957, December 31, 1957 (newspaper clipping), December 31, 1957 (reprint of ad), December 31, 1957 (2 copies), June 30, 1958 (2 copies), June 23, 1958 (newspaper clipping)
 
Series 2.5. Correspondence.
  Folder 377 Commercial & Farmers National Bank, Receipt for bonds, correspondence with U.S. Treasury, 1907-1911
  378 Commercial & Farmers National Bank, Receipt for bonds, correspondence with U.S. Treasury, 1907-1911
  379 Commercial & Farmers National Bank (Baltimore), receipts and correspondence relating to bank-owned property in Newport News, 1910-1913
  380 Commercial & Farmers National Bank (Baltimore), receipts and correspondence relating to bank-owned property in Newport News, 1910-1913
  381 Commercial & Farmers National Bank (Baltimore), receipts and correspondence relating to bank-owned property in Newport News, 1910-1913
  382 National Bank of Baltimore, correspondence with Cuban National Bank, 1909-1921
  383 National Bank of Baltimore, correspondence with Cuban National Bank, 1909-1921
  384 National Bank of Baltimore, correspondence with Cuban National Bank, 1909-1921
  385 National Bank of Baltimore, correspondence with and concerning First National Bank of Hampstead, Md., 1912-1922 (including deposit slips)
  386 National Bank of Baltimore, correspondence with and concerning First National Bank of Hampstead, Md., 1912-1922 (including deposit slips)
  387 National Bank of Baltimore, correspondence with and concerning First National Bank of Hampstead, Md., 1912-1922 (including deposit slips)
  388 National Bank of Baltimore, miscellaneous correspondence, 1915-1916
  389 National Bank of Baltimore, correspondence relating to Baltimore & Eastern Shore Ferry, Inc., insurance, 1922-1926
 
Series 2.6. Miscellaneous.
  Folder 390 National Bank of Baltimore, Liquidation Committee, Book, 1911
Third National Bank, Baltimore, Commercial & Farmers National Bank in Liquidation Collateral Account, book, 1911
Union Trust Company, Test Word Ciphers for authenticating telegraphic messages with the First National Bank of Boston, n.d.
Voting Trust Certificates, Baltimore Refrigeration and Heating Company. See Oversized.
  391 Equitable Echoes, November-December 1957
V.T. Pittinger to D.L. Staley, February 10, 1958
Business cards of Robert G. Merrick, President and Jacob France, Chairman of the Board
Newspaper article, n.d.
  392 National Association of Bank Auditors and Comptrollers, Alert, 1950
  393 Index of Practicing Attorneys, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, 1972
  394 National Bank of Baltimore, Signature Book, 1795-c. 1890

Series 3. Security Savings and Commercial Bank (Washington, D.C.), 1913-1978.

This series consists of two scrapbooks from this Washington, D.C. bank. The Bank was founded in 1913 and became a part of Signet in 1987 after Bank of Virginia and Union Trust merged.

  Folder 395 1913-1952                                                                                                                                                        
  396 1913-1952
  397 1913-1952
  398 1952-1978

Series 4. Signet Banking Corporation, 1985-1996

This series comprises the records of the Signet Banking Corporation. There is a strong continuity in types of records between Signet and Bank of Virginia. Series 4.1 consists of two bound volumes of legal documents related to the merger of Bank of Virginia and Union Trust. Series 4.2 includes both annual reports and some quarterly statistical reports. Scrapbooks of newspapers clippings are in Series 4.3. For the first two years of Signet’s existence, the Maryland group kept its own scrapbooks. Thereafter, clippings from Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland newspapers, as well as national publications, were filed together. Speeches (Series 4.4), and News Releases and FYIs (Series 4.5) are organized and composed of the same materials as they are in the Bank of Virginia series. The same is true of Series 4.6, where most of the employee publications are continued from the Bank of Virginia. Series 4.7 contains publications distributed outside of the Corporation. Series 4.8 consists of submissions by the Public Relations department for various awards. Slides and videos are housed in Series 4.9 and 4.10 respectively. Some of the slides complement speeches in Series 4.4. Finally, Series 4.11 is comprised of miscellaneous materials.

Series 4.1. Merger of Bank of Virginia and Union Trust Bancorp, December 31, 1985.
  Folder 399 Volume I
  400 Volume II
 
Series 4.2. Annual Reports.
  Folder 401 1985-1986
  402 1987
  403 1988
  404 1989
  405 1990
  406 1991
  407 1994, 1996
  408 Quarterly Reports, 1991 June and September
  409 Quarterly Reports, 1991 December
 
Series 4.3. Scrapbooks.
  Folder 410 Signet/Maryland, January 1986-August 1987
  411 Signet/Maryland, March 1986-June 1988
  412 Signet/Maryland, June-August 1988
  413 1987
  414 1988 January-June
  415 1988 July-December
  416 1989 January-June
  417 1990 January-June
  418 1990 July-December Part I, August-October
  419 1990 July-December Part II, October 1990-January 1991
  420 1991 January-June Part I, January- April 17
  421 1991 January-June Part II, April-July 1991
  422 1991 July-December, Part I
  423 1991 July-December, Part II, October 1991 -January 1992
  424 1992 Part I
  425 1992 Part II, January-June (March-June)
  426 Signet Makes News, 1992 October
  427 Signet Makes News, 1992 September
  428 Signet Makes News, 1992 August
 
Series 4.4. Speeches (reverse chronological order).
  Folder 429 Annual Virginia Board Day Meeting, May 7, 1992
  430 Shareholders Meeting, April 21, 1992
  431 Shareholders Meeting, April 21, 1992, supporting materials
  432 Binder 1990-1992 includes sample speeches from ABA, January 1992-January 1991
  433 Binder 1990-1992: Speeches (written by Signet officers and personnel)
  434 Sample speeches from ABA, c. 1990
  435 Sample speeches from ABA, c. 1990
  436 Sample speeches from ABA, c. 1990
  437 Binder 1989: December-May
  438 May-April
  439 Bank and Financial Analyst Association Meeting, January 31, 1989
  440 Bank and Financial Analyst Association Meeting, January 31, 1989
  441 Binder 1988-1986: 1988
  442 1987 October-September
  443 1987 August-January
  444 1986 October
  445 1986 May-February, n.d.
  446 1986 February-December
 
Series 4.5. News Releases/FYIs (reverse chronological order).
  Folder 447 1991 December-November
  448 1991 October
  449 1991 September
  450 1991 August-15 July
  451 1991 July 14-1
  452 December-July; 1 1992 item
  453 1991 June
  454 1991 May
  455 1991 April
  456 1991 March
  457 1991 February
  458 1991 January
  459 1990 December
  460 1990 November
  461 1990 October
  462 1990 September
  463 1990 August
  464 1990 July
  465 1990 June
  466 1990 May
  467 1990 April
  468 1990 March
  469 1990 February
  470 1990 January
  471 1989 December
  472 1989 November
  473 1989 October
  474 1989 September
  475 1989 August
  476 1989 July
  477 1989 June
  478 1989 May
  479 1989 April
  480 1989 March
  481 1989 February
  482 1989 January
  483 1988 December-November
  484 1988 October-September
  485 1988 August-July
  486 1988 June
  487 1988 May
  488 1988 April
  489 1988 March-12 February
  490 1988 February 11-January
  491 1987 December, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  492 1987 December
  493 1987 November
  494 1987 October-September
  495 1987 August-July
  496 1987 June-May
  497 1987 April-24 March
  498 1987 March 23- February
  499 1987 January
  500 Product News: October 1989- June 1988
  501 Product News: May 1988- December 1987
  502 Marketing Design: June- January 1988
 
Series 4.6. Internal Publications.
  Folder 503 Workshop on creating employee publications, 1991 (1 of 2)
  504 Workshop on creating employee publications, 1991 (2 of 2)
  Birdfeeder (reverse chronological order)
  Folder 505 December-June 1991
  506 May-February 1991
  507 December-August 1990
  508 June/July-April 1990
  509 March-February 1990
  510 December-October 1989
  511 September-June/July 1989
  512 May-February 1989
  513 December-October 1988
  514 September-June 1988
  515 May-March 1988
  516 February 1988-November 1987
  517 October-July/August 1987
  518 June/July-February 1987
  FOCUS (reverse chronological order)
  Folder 519 Focus on Metro Washington: June 1993, February 1992
  520 1991 November
  521 1991 September
  522 1991 July
  523 1991 May
  524 1991 March
  525 1991 January
  526 1990 November
  527 1990 September
  528 1990 July
  529 1990 May
  530 1990 March
  531 1990 January
  532 1989 November
  533 1989 September
  534 1989 July-May
  535 1989 March-January
  536 1988 December-September
  537 1988 July-January
  538 1987 December-November
  539 1987 September-July
  Signetwork (Metro Washington Region)
  Folder 540 1987-1988 (Bound volume)
  541 1992 Summer1991 October 1991 (4 issues)
  The Signal
  Folder 542 March-June 1993, July 1995 (5 issues)
 
Series 4.7. Other Publications.
  Folder 543 Carefree Times, 1991-1990
  544 Carefree Times, 1989-1988
  545 Carefree Times, 1987-1986
  546 Signet Community Update, August 1997
  547 “A Unique Heritage for the Future,” c.1990
 
Series 4.8. Public Relations Awards Submissions and Winners.
  Folder 548 1985 Golden Coin Award Competition
  549 1990 Entries for Virginia PR awards: Annual Report
  550 1990 Entries for Virginia PR awards: Signetwork
  551 1991 American Society on Aging, Business of the Year Award
  552 1991 VA PR Award, Multi-faceted campaign, Community Reinvestment Act
  553 1991 VA PR Award, Multi-faceted campaign, Community Reinvestment Act
  554 1991 Medallion Winner, VA PR Award, Signetwork & FOCUS
  555 1991 Medallion Winner, VA PR Award, Signetwork & FOCUS
 
Series 4.9. Slides.
  Folder 556 Maryland Group, n.d.
  557 Maryland Group, n.d.
  558 Maryland Group, n.d.
  559 “Golden Crescent” Presentation, September 1987
  560 Shareholders’ Meeting, April 19, 1990
  561 Shareholders’ Meeting, April 21, 1992
  562 Extra Slides, Group “A”, n.d.
  563 Extra Slides, c. 1970s
 
Series 4.10 Videos
  Folder 564 Virginia: A Journey Home, English and Japanese versions, 1990
  565 Intro to CRA, June 1990
  566 CRA Questions and Answers, November 1990
  567 Signet: Investing in Our Community, June 1991
  568 Christmas in April/The Spirit of Giving: Christmas in April, Baltimore, April 25, 1992
  569 Signet: Investing in Our Community, January 1994
  570 Signet: Orientation/Benefits, January 31, 1996
 
Series 4.11. Miscellaneous.
  Folder 571 United Way Communications Kit, 1989
  572 Pocket Directories, July 1987-November 1988
  573 Pocket Directories, January 1990-August 1991
  574 Invitations, Samples, Creative
  575 Invitations, Samples, Signet
  576 Invitations, Samples, Card Type
  577 Invitations, Samples, Reply Cards
  578 Invitations, Samples, Miscellaneous
  579 Invitations, Samples, Pull-out
  580 Artwork/PR binder. Samples. c. 1986-1990
  581 Artwork/PR binder. Samples. c. 1986-1990
  582 Artwork/PR binder. Samples. c. 1986-1990
  583 Artwork/PR binder. Samples. c. 1986-1990, includes retiree directories, 1990, 1988, 1986
  584 200th Anniversary Historical Display (Maryland), 1995: Brochure, memo
  585 Photographs
  586 Negatives
  587 Captions
  588 Exhibit pieces, 2-6, 8
  589 Exhibit pieces, 10-16
  590 Exhibit pieces, 1, 7, 9

Guide

   

INDEX TO SECTIONS

American Bankers Association Series 1.7; Series 4.4 (folders 434-436)
Baltimore and Eastern Shore Ferry Series 2.5
Bank of Baltimore Series 2.6
Bank of Virginia, Norfolk (advertisements) Series 1.4
Bank of Virginia, Petersburg (advertisements) Series 1.4
Bank of Virginia, Richmond (advertisements) Series 1.4
Bank of Virginia, Roanoke (advertisements) Series 1.4
Boushall, Thomas C. Series 1; Series 1.1
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Series 4.5 (folder 491)
Deane, Frederick, Jr. Series 1; Series 4
Education-policy Series 1; Series 4
Equitable Trust Company Series 2
Fair Housing Act Series 1.1
Fidelity Savings and Trust (Norfolk) Series 1.10
First National Bank of Hempstead, Md. Series 2.5
Freeman, Robert Series 1; Series 4
Great Depression Series 1
Morris, Arthur Series 1
Morris Plan Corporation of America Series 1
Morris Plan Bankers’ Association Series 1
Moseley, Herbert C. Series 1
New Deal Series 1
Newcomen Society Series 1.1
People’s Bank of Reedville Series 1.10
Richmond Christmas Pageant Series 1.1
Social Security Act Series 1.1
Tocqueville Society Series 4
United States Chamber of Commerce Series 1; Series 4
United Way Series 1; Series 4
Virginia Bankers Association Series 1, Series 4
Virginians for Eisenhower Series 1.1
World War II Series 1; Series 3.1

CONTAINER LIST

Series 1. Bank of Virginia.

Box 1
    Series 1.1. Thomas C. Boushall Papers (Folders 1-16; 39-53)
 
Box 2
    Series 1.1. Thomas C. Boushall Papers (cont.) (Folders 17-22)
 
Box 3
    Series 1.1. Thomas C. Boushall Papers (cont.) (Folders 23-26)
 
Box 4
    Series 1.1. Thomas C. Boushall Papers (cont.) (Folders 27-29)
 
Box 5
    Series 1.1. Thomas C. Boushall Papers (cont.) (Folders 30-33)
 
Box 6
    Series 1.1. Thomas C. Boushall Papers (cont.) (Folders 34-38)
 
Box 7
    Series 1.2. Annual Reports (Folders 54-68)
 
Box 8
    Series 1.2. Annual Reports (cont.) (Folders 69-74)
    Series 1.3. Statements of Condition (Folders 75-86)
 
Open shelves Following Box 8
    Series 1.4. Advertisements (Folders 87-103)
    Series 1.5. Scrapbooks (Folders 104-149)
 
Box 9
    Series 1.5 Scrapbooks (cont.) (Folders 150-151)
 
Box 10
    Series 1.5 Scrapbook (cont.) (Folders 152)
 
Box 11
    Series 1.5. Scrapbooks (cont.) (Folders 153-155)
 
Box 12
    Series 1.6. Speeches (Folders 156-184)
 
Box 13
    Series 1.6. Speeches (cont.) (Folders 185-211)
 
Box 14
    Series 1.7. News Releases and FYIs (Folders 212-258)
 
Box 15
    Series 1.8. Internal Publications, Credits and Debits (Folders 259-271)
 
Box 16
    Series 1.8. Internal Publications, Credits and Debits (cont.) (Folders 272-275)
 
Box 17
    Series 1.8. Internal Publications, Credits and Debits (cont.) (Folders 276-279)
 
Box 18
    Series 1.8. Internal Publications, The Performer and Credits and Debits (Folders 280-281)
 
Box 19
    Series 1.8, Internal Publications (cont.) (Folders 282-314)
 
Box 20
    Series 1.9. Publications (Folders 315-320)
 
Box 21
    Series 1.9. Publications (cont.) (Folders 321-334)
    Series 1.10. Miscellaneous (Folders 335-357)

Series 2. Union Trust Corporation.

Open Shelves following Box 21
    Series 2.1. Advertisements (Folders 358-363)
 
Box 22
    Series 2.2. Scrapbooks (Folders 364-367)
    Series 2.3. Annual Reports (Folders 373-375)
    Series 2.4. Statements of Condition (Folder 376)
    Series 2.5. Correspondence (Folders 377-389)
    Series 2.6. Miscellaneous (Folders 290-293)
 
Open Shelves following Box 22
    Series 2.2. Scrapbook (July 1974-January 1980) (Folder 368)
 
Box 23
    Series 2.2. Scrapbooks (cont.) (Folders 369-370)
 
Box 24
    Series 2.2. Scrapbooks (cont.) (Folders 371-372)
 
Open Shelves following Box 24
    Series 2.6. Miscellaneous, Signature book (Folder 394)

Series 3. Security Savings and Commercial Bank

Box 25
    Series 3.1. Scrapbooks (Folders 395-398)

Series 4. Signet Banking Corporation.

Box 26
    Series 4.1. Merger Documents (Folders 399-400)
 
Box 27
    Series 4.2. Annual Reports (Folders 401-409)
    Series 4.3. Scrapbooks, Signet Makes News (Folders 426-428)
    Series 4.4. Speeches (Folders 429-446)
 
Box 28
    Series 4.3. Scrapbooks (Folders 410)
 
Box 29
    Series 4.3. Scrapbooks (cont.) (Folders 411-412)
 
Open shelves following Box 29
    Series 4.3. Scrapbooks (cont.) (Folders 413-425)
 
Box 30
    Series 4.5. News Releases and FYIs (Folders 447-490)
 
Box 31
    Series 4.5. News Releases and FYIs (Folders 491-502)
    Series 4.6. Internal Publications, Workshop and Birdfeeder (Folders 503-518)
 
Box 32
    Series 4.6. Internal Publications, Focus On... (Folders 519-539)
    Series 4.7. Other Publications (Folders 543-547)
    Series 4.8. Public Relations Awards Submissions and Winners (Folders 548-555)
    Series 4.9. Slides (Folder 556-563)
 
Box 33
    Series 4.6. Internal Publications, Signetwork and The Signal (Folder 540-542)
 
Box 34
    Series 4.10. Videos (Folders 564-570)
    Series 4.11. Miscellaneous (Folders 571-583)
 
Box 35
    Series 4.11. Miscellaneous, 200th Anniversary Historical Display, 1995 (Folders 584-590)

ADDITION TO THE COLLECTION

The following additions to the collection are organized in the same order as the original catalog record, however the Folders representing additional materials are numbered separately.

Addition Box 1

Series 1. Bank of Virginia (Richmond, Va.), 1922-1986
    No additions.
 
Series 2. Union Trust Corporation ( Baltimore, Md. ), 1795-1985
    Additional materials include Newspaper clippings and Annual Reports of the Union Trust Company of Maryland. The majority of materials represent the predecessor banks of the Union Trust Company of Maryland, namely the Commercial and Farmers Bank of Baltimore, The National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Company, and The National Bank of Baltimore.
 
Series 2.1. Advertisements
    No additions.
 
Series 2.2. Scrapbooks
    Folder 1 Commercial and Farmers National Bank***** ( In a large phase box)
    2 Union Trust Corporation: Building Excellence, Union Trust Tower Clippings, 1983-1984
 
Series 2.3. Annual Reports
    Folder 3 Union Trust Company of Maryland: 1951/1952
    4 Union Trust Company of Maryland: 1959/1961
    5 Union Trust Company of Maryland: 1962/1963
    6 Union Trust Company of Maryland: 1964
    7 Union Trust Company of Maryland: 1966
    8 Union Trust Company of Maryland: 1967
    9 Union Trust Company of Maryland: 1968/1969
    10 Union Trust Company of Maryland: 1970/1971
 
Series 2.4. Statement of Condition
    Folder 11 Maryland Trust Company:1950, 1952, 1954
    12 Union Trust Company of Maryland:1938, 1944, 1953, 1955
    13 Union Trust Company of Maryland:1956, 1958, 1959
 
Series 2.5. Correspondence
    Folder 14 Treasury Department, Washington D.C. Letter 1904
    15 The Century Trust Company: 1924
    16 Union Trust Company of Maryland, Letter to Directors and Stockholders of The National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Co. discussing dissolution and financial statements: 1930
    17 Key Cipher between The National Bank of Baltimore and Ladenburg, Thalmann & Co. Commercial and Farmers National Bank of Baltimore
 
Series 2.6. Miscellaneous
Account Books
    Folder 18 The National Bank of Baltimore: Authorities and Guarantees: 1914-1917
The National Bank of Baltimore: Guarantees: 1915
    19 The National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Co.:1924 The National Bank of Baltimore Guarantees: 1922-1929
    20 The National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Co. Savings Book: 1930
 
Account Ledgers
    Folder 21 1924-1930
    22 1924-1930
    23 1952-1958
 
Brochures
    Folder 24 West Baltimore Bank, 1921 and 1922
    25 The National Bank of Baltimore - Progress versus Promises
    26 The Union Trust Company of Maryland - Payroll Deduction Loan Plan
 
Checks
    Folder 27 Canceled checks, The National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Company
    28 Check Book, The National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Company: 1924
 
Cipher Code Books
    Folder 29 Commercial and Farmers National Bank of New York: 1902
    30 The American National Bank of San Francisco, 1906
    31 The National Bank of St. Louis: 1908 and 1909
    32 The Southern National Bank of Wilmington, N.C.: 1908
    33 Telegraphic Cipher Code Key Book “ No. 28"
 
Financial Papers
    Folder 34 Commercial and Farmers National Bank of Baltimore, Original Charter 1865
    35 Commercial and Farmers National Bank of Baltimore, Extension of Charter 1885
    36 Commercial and Farmers National Bank of Baltimore, Amendment to Charter 1902
    37 Commercial and Farmers National Bank of Baltimore, Extension of Charter: 1905
    38 Commercial and Farmers National Bank of Baltimore Document of indebtedness to The National Bank of Baltimore: 1916
    39 Commercial and Farmers National Bank of Baltimore, Comptrollers Certificates Reducing of Capital Stock:1904-1908
    40 Commercial and Farmers National Bank of Baltimore, Articles of Association: 1904
    41 The National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Company, Assets & Liabilities: 1924-1929
    42 The National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Company, Petition for Dissolution: 1924-1929
    43 The National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Company Surrender Document: 1924-1928
    44 The National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Company Stock Certificate Book: 1923-1930
    45 State Tax Return, The National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Company, 1923-1930
    46 Appeal in Tax Court for Commercial and Farmers National Bank, 1905
    47 Income Tax Returns, The National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Company, 1924-1930
 
Leases
    Folder 48 Leases for the building owned by The National Bank of Baltimore, leased by the National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Company, 1926-1928
 
Minute Book
    Folder 49 The National Bank of Baltimore Safe Deposit Co. 1923-1930
 
News clippings
    Folder 50 Miscellaneous: 1906
 
Newsletters
    Folder 51 The Union Trust Company of Maryland, The Management Newsletter, 1974

Addition Box 2

Negatives
    Folder 52 Buildings: The National Bank of Baltimore
    53 Employees Christmas Party
    54 The Union Trust Company
 
Press Releases
    Folder 55 The Union Trust Bank
 
Photos
    Folder 56 Advertising- Billboards, The National Bank of Baltimore
    57 Advertising- Union Trust Company of Maryland
    58 Advertising Miscellaneous
    59 Bank Buildings The National Bank of Baltimore
    60 Bank Buildings The Union Trust Company of Maryland
    61 Bank Buildings Miscellaneous
    62 Banking Machines
    63 Bank Safe Vault - Union Trust Company of Maryland
    64 Employees- Union Trust Company of Maryland Christmas Party
    65 Employees- Union Trust Company of Maryland
    66 Employee Sports - Union Trust Company of Maryland
    67 Miscellaneous
    68 Photos
    69 Promotions
    70 Promotions
    71 Promotions-Employee
 
Series 3. Security Savings and Commercial Bank (Washington, D.C.), 1913-1978.
    No additions.
 
Series 4. Signet Banking Corporation, 1985-1996
 
Series 4.1. Merger of Bank of Virginia and Union Trust Bancorp, December 31,1985
    No additions.

Addition Box 3

Series 4.2. Annual Reports
    Folder 72 Signet Banking Corporation: 1986
    73 Union Trust Bancorp: 1972 - 1973
    74 Union Trust Bancorp: 1974 - 1975
    75 Union Trust Bancorp: 1976 - 1977
    76 Union Trust Bancorp: 1978 - 1979
    77 Union Trust Bancorp: 1980
    78 Union Trust Bancorp: 1981 ( 2 copies)
    79 Union Trust Bancorp: 1982 ( 2 copies)
    80 Union Trust Bancorp: 1983 ( 2 copies)
    81 Union Trust Bancorp: 1984, and Fourth Quarter Report
    82 Union Trust Bancorp: 1985, and First Quarter Report
 
Series 4.3. Scrapbooks
    No additions.
 
Series 4.4. Speeches
    No additions.
 
Series 4.5. News Releases/FYI
    Folder 83 Signet Banking Corporation: Jan - April, 1994
    84 May - June, 1994
    85 July - Aug, 1994
    86 Sept - Dec, 1994
    87 Jan - Mar, 1995
    88 April - June, 1995
    89 July - Sept, 1995
    90 Nov - Dec, 1995
 
Series 4.6. Internal Publications
    Folder 91 Signetwork, August, December 1989
    92 Signetwork, February, April, August, Dec. 1990
    93 Signetwork, Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct. 1991
    94 Signetwork, April, Summer, Winter 1992
    95 Focus on Maryland, 1989-1993
    96 Focus on Maryland, Mar, May, July 1989
    97 Focus on Maryland, August, Sept, Nov, 1989
    98 Focus on Maryland, Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, 1990
    99 Focus on Maryland, Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, 1991
    100 Focus on Maryland, Feb, May, Fall, Winter 1992 and Jan, Feb, 1993
    101 On Location in Maryland, Aug, Oct, Dec,1993 and June 1994
    102 The Signal, Jan, Feb, Mar, April, 1993
    103 The Signal, May, June, July, August 1993
    104 The Signal, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, 1993
    105 The Signal, Jan, Feb, May, Nov, Dec, 1994
    106 The Signal, Jan/Feb, Mar, April, 1995
    107 The Signal, July, August 1995
 
Series 4.7. Other Publications
    Folder 108 The Union Trust Bankcorp, Union Trust Today, 1985
    109 Signet Bank, Community Reinvestment Statement, 1994
 
Series 4.8. Public Relations
    No additions.
 
Series 4.9. Slides
    No additions.
 
Series 4.10. Videos
    Folder 110 Signet Bank, Intro to Corporate Re-Development Association, 1988
    111 Signet Bank, Investing in Our Community, 1991
    112 Signet Bank, Brainstorm at the Ace Café, Employee Incentive Program
 
Series 4.11. Miscellaneous
    No additions.

Last updated: April 30, 2003