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Matanuska Valley Bank records

Guide to the Matanuska Valley Bank records

Collection number: HMC-0480.
Creator: Matanuska Valley Bank.
Title: Matanuska Valley Bank records.
Dates: 1947-1965.
Volume of collection: 1.5 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of an Alaskan bank.

Organizational history:
The Matanuska Valley Bank was first opened in Palmer in 1947. In 1952 the bank was purchased by Robert Baker and Associates. As of 1960, the directors included Robert A. Baker, Harry J. Hill, Keith M. Lesh, Ken C. Britt, Asa L. Martin, William D. Renfro, and Albert C. Swalling of Anchorage, and Richard M. Jones of Palmer. Bank officers in 1960 were Robert Baker, president and chairman of the board of directors; Harry J. Hill, board vice-chairman; Richard Jones, vice president and cashier; William Renfro, vice-president; Frank M. Reed, vice-president; Keith Lesh, secretary; and Kyle I. Turner, assistant cashier. The bank opened a branch office in Anchorage in 1960.

Collection description:
The collection consists of an accounts ledger, daily statements of condition, and a report of a board of directors’ examination of the Matanuska Valley Bank. The collection is not a complete set of records for the bank and gaps in chronological records occur.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by document type.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to collection materials.

Preferred citation: Matanuska Valley Bank records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials:

HMC-0206: Frank Reed papers. Frank Reed served as a vice-president for the bank.
HMC-0473: First Interstate Corporation of Alaska records. First Interstate was a holding corporation for the bank.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Frank Reed in 1997.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 1999. The guide to the collection was reformatted to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2018.

Container list:

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1 Account ledger. Sections include: First National Bank of Anchorage, Seattle First National Bank, Bank of California (Seattle), Manufacturers Trust Co. (New York), Chase Manhattan Bank of New York, cash on hand, commercial loans, real estate loans, real estate contracts owned, overdrafts, United States bonds, real estate owned, Union Bank (Anchorage), claims and judgments, interest paid, expenses, commercial deposits, savings deposits, territory time deposit, cashier’s checks, certified checks, reserve, interest received on loans, United States bond interest, exchange, services charges, safe deposit box rent, miscellaneous income, cash over and short, profit and loss, service fees on loans, suspense liability, cash letters, and miscellaneous 1952-1958
1/2-2/2 Daily statements 1947-1965
2/3 Auditors report on director’s examination 1965


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