Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Bank of America Records

Dates: 1883-1900.

This collection consists of copies of pages from two bank ledgers documenting financial transactions by members of the Wallace and Gates families, and of other residents of Independence, Missouri and the surrounding area.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 2.5 linear inches.
Access: Open.
Copyright: No donation of copyright was received with this information.
Processed by:
Updated by: Kirk Schlueter (2013) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE

The Bank of America was created in California in 1930 when Amadeo Giannini renamed the Bank of Italy, the bank he owned, after a merger with the Bank of America, Los Angeles.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection consists of copies of pages from two bank ledgers. The first ledger contains entries dating from 1883 to 1885. The name of the bank was not included in this ledger. The second ledger, with entries dating from 1900 to 1902, was labeled "First National Bank of Independence, Missouri." At some point, the two ledgers came into the possession of an Independence, Missouri branch of the Bank of America. The bank gave the ledgers to the Truman Library in December 2012. The Library's staff copied pages from the ledgers that included financial transactions involving the Wallace family, the Gates family, and other families that were related by marriage to the family of Harry S. Truman. (No entries involving the Truman family were found in the ledgers.) The original ledgers were then given to the Jackson County Historical Society in Independence, Missouri. The pages in this collection date from 1883-1885 and 1900.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1LEDGER FILE, 1883-1900
Copies of pages from two bank ledgers. Arranged chronologically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • November 19, 1883-August 26, 1885
  • January 22, 1900-October 13, 1900

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