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Subseries 15. Union Safe Deposit Co. Administrative Material, 1897-1913

Scope and Content Notes:

The administrative records of the Union Safe Deposit Co. contain by-laws, newspaper clippings, memoranda, contracts, agreements, notices, and meeting minutes. There is also material relating to advertising, annual meetings, and applications. The meeting minutes are copies of minutes from the Board of Directors and Stockholders meetings. Advertising material include correspondence, booklets, postcards, and newspaper clippings for the company. In additional to the Union Safe Deposit Co. advertisements there is promotional material from companies like the Globe National Bank (Chicago), National Park Bank (New York), Lincoln Safe Deposit (New York City), Mercantile Safe Deposit (New York City), and the Union Trust (Pittsburgh).

The annual meeting materials contain drafts of minutes, lists of stockholders, meeting notices, ballots, and list of “boxes” rented. Information regarding the company’s name change can be found in the folder labeled as “Armor Safe Deposit Co.” Information on the company’s liquidation can be in the folder labeled “dissolution matters.” The remaining materials include inventories, business cards, calendars, renter cards, and resignation letters. The materials in this subseries date from 1897 to 1913.


Box 468
Folder 1 Mississippi Valley Trust Company, 1897
Folder 2 Calendars, 1904
Folder 3 Fifth Avenue Trust Company, November 25, 1902
Folder 4 Davis and Warde, Informational Pamphlet, January 5, 1909, January 7, 1910
Folder 5 Location of Signs, September 9, 1904
Folder 6 Sign Sketch, undated
Folder 7 Compartment Safe, undated
Folder 8 Advertising, 1900-1902
Folder 9 Advertising, 1903-1907
Folder 10 Advertising, November 24, 1902
Folder 11-15 Advertising, undated

Box 469
Folder 1 Advertising, undated
Folder 2 Advertising, Union Safe Deposit Company, 1903-1904
Folder 3 Advertising, Union Safe Deposit Company, 1905
Folder 4 Advertising, Union Safe Deposit Company, 1906, 1910
Folder 5-8 Advertising, Union Safe Deposit Company, undated
Folder 9 Advertising, Mercantile Safe Deposit Company, undated
Folder 10 Merchants’ Loan & Trust Safe Deposit Company, June 4, 1902, June 4, 1903
Folder 11 Key Matter, March 15, 1909, April 20, 1910
Folder 12 Certificate of Copyright of Booklet, May 29, 1906
Folder 13 Applications, April 9-June 11, 1903
Folder 14 List of Tools, March 22, 1909, March 7, 1910-February 9, 1911
Folder 15 Copy of Registry Certificate, November 7, 1910, December 20, 1910
Folder 16 New By-Laws, March 1905
Folder 17 Old By-Laws, February 6, 1902
Folder 18 Signature Cards, June 5, 1906, June 6, 1906, August 15, 1906
Folder 19 Signature Cards, February 5, 1909, February 6, 1909, June 13, 1910
Folder 20 Montgomery Box Incident, March 11-April 16, 1909
Folder 21 Proposition to Sell to Union Safe Deposit Company, June 5, 1903

Box 470
Folder 1-3 Clippings, 1903-1907
Folder 4 Appointment of Special Patrolman, September 6, 1907
Folder 5 Armor Safe Deposit Company, March 31-April 17, 1903
Folder 6 The Banker, July 8, 1903
Folder 7 Location and Weight of Plates, May 11, 1903
Folder 8 Business Cards, September 3, 1904
Folder 09-10 Notes, 1897-1911
Folder 11 Annual Meeting, March 25, 1909
Folder 12 Annual Meeting, March 31, 1910
Folder 13 Annual Meeting, March 23, 1911
Folder 14 Annual Meeting, March 28, 1912
Folder 15 Annual Meeting, March 27, 1913
Folder 16 Meeting, May 27, 1913
Folder 17 Stockholders Meeting, August 10, 1912
Folder 18 Board of Directors Meeting, January 31, 1911
Folder 19 Board of Directors Meeting, December 31, 1912
Folder 20 Union Safe Deposit Company, Minute Book, January 13, 1902-May 27, 1913

Box 471
Folder 1 Frick to Union Safe Deposit Lease, June 1, 1903, July 11, 1903, June 6, 1910
Folder 2 Report of the Condition, December 6, 1906
Folder 3 Dissolution Matters, January 31-September 9, 1913
Folder 4 Agreement, February 1, 1911
Folder 5 Blank Final Notices, January 23, 1911
Folder 6 Opening of Safe Deposit Boxes, January 23-31, 1911
Folder 7 Opening of Safe Deposit Boxes, February 1-14, 1911
Folder 8 A Bit of History of the Holmes Electric Protection System, May 24, 1905
Folder 9 Coupon Envelopes, undated
Folder 10 Hollar Lock Inspection & Guaranty Company, July 16, 1903-February 1, 1911
Folder 11 Inventory of Fixtures, January 31, 1911
Folder 12 Memoranda, October 13, 1903-March 27, 1913
Folder 13 Contracts, March 1, 1913
Folder 14 Resignation Letter, August 2, 1912
Folder 15 Copy of Agreement, undated
Folder 16 Tags, undated
Folder 17 Blank Renter Cards, undated
Folder 18 Leases, 1910
Folder 19 Blank Record of Boxes Visited Cards, undated
Folder 20 Convent Steam Laundry, June 30-July 28, 1903
Folder 21 Incoming Paid Invoices, July 7, 1903-September 7, 1904, January 5, 1910
Folder 22 Photograph of Safe, undated