Western Montana National Bank (Missoula, Mont.) Records, 1889-1969  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Western Montana National Bank (Missoula, Mont.)
Title
Western Montana National Bank (Missoula, Mont.) Records
Dates
1889-1969 (inclusive)
Quantity
17 linear feet, (4 folders, 54 bound oversize volumes, and 3 rolls of microfilm.)
Collection Number
Mss 111 (collection)
Summary
The Western Montana National Bank was an early Missoula, Montana, bank. This collection primarily consists of large bound bank ledgers with a small set of loose bank documents.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and the University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for creating this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Following a bitter and prolonged fight among the officers and directors of the First National Bank of Missoula, Ferdinand Kennett, Gustavus A. Wolf, James H.T. Ryman, Charles Otto, Lucretia Worden, Levi J. Fisk, and August Wierich established the Western Montana National Bank on March 21, 1889. The bank charter designated Kennett, Wolf, Ryman, Otto, and Fisk as the board of directors; with Kennett as president, Ryman as vice-president, and Wolf as cashier. The enterprise began with a capital of $75,000. The bank was first located at the corner of Main and Higgins in Missoula, Montana, but moved to the corner of Broadway and Higgins in 1910.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection primarily consists of large bound bank ledgers with a small set of loose bank documents. Bound volumes range from daily transaction ledgers to individual account activity balance sheets. Included is one daily cashbook from the earliest years of the bank and several separated indices for locating client entries in the individual account volumes. Loose bank documents include promotional brochures, news articles, one undated photograph from a bank open house, and a 1929 Western Montana National Bank note.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Document name, volume number, or photograph number], Western Montana National Bank (Missoula, Mont.) Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Administrative Materials , 1893-1969Return to Top

0.1 linear feet

This series consists of three folders of printed materials reflecting the Western Montana National Bank's activities and history. Contents include several bank brochures and promotional materials, newspaper clippings regarding bank activities, one undated photograph (likely associated with the 1951 open house brochure), and a 1929 bank note.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Promotional Materials
1951-1964
1/2
Clippings
1911-1969
1/3
111(I):1: Photograph of bank officials greeting customers
undated
1/4
Bank Note
1929
OS2
111(I):2: Promotional Calendar
1893

Series II:  Financial Records , 1889-1929Return to Top

17 linear feet

This series consists of 54 bound volumes and three rolls of microfilm. None of the volumes employ shorthand descriptions or key guides. All volumes are in fair, but delicate, condition. In 1983 four bound individual account ledgers were loaned to the archives for microfilming. Microfilmed volumes 1, 2, and 4 are copies of original bound volumes now in the collection. Duplicate microfilm volumes (mv) correspond to the following bound volumes (bv): mv 1 = bv 42; mv 2 = bv 46; mv 4 = bv 53.

The series includes several client indices, each associated with a particular ledger volume. For volumes 34 through 54, bank personnel incorporated client indices into the bound volumes.

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
1
Cash Book
1889-l892
2
General Balance
1909-1913
3
General Balance
1913-1917
4
General Balance
1917-1920
5
General Balance
1921-1924
6
General Balance
1924-1928
7
General Ledger
l889-1894
8
Index to volume 10
9
General Ledger
1894-1899
10
General Ledger
1902-1905
11
General Ledger
1905-1907
12
General Ledger
1908-1909
13
General Ledger
1911-1912
14
General Ledger
1913-19l4
15
General Ledger
1914-1917
16
General Ledger
1917-1919
17
General Ledger
1919-1921
18
General Ledger
1921-1929
19
Individual Balances
1889-1891
20
Individual Balances
1891-1892
21
Individual Account Ledger
1889-1892
22
Index to volume 21
23
Individual Account Ledger
1892-1894
24
Index to volume 23
25
Individual Account Ledger
1894-1896
26
Individual Account Ledger
1896-1897
27
Index to volume 26
28
Individual Account Ledger
1897-1899
29
Index to volume 28
30
Individual Account Ledger
1899-1901
31
Index to volume 30
32
Individual Account Ledger
1901-1902
33
Index to volume 32
34
Individual Account Ledger, A-L (includes index)
1902-1903
35
Individual Account Ledger, M-Z (includes index)
1902-1903
36
Individual Account Ledger, A-K (includes index)
1904-1905
37
Individual Account Ledger, L-Z (includes index)
1904-1905
38
Individual Account Ledger, A-L (includes index)
1906-1907
39
Individual Account Ledger, M-Z (includes index)
1906-1907
40
Individual Account Ledger, A-L (includes index)
1909-1910
41
Individual Account Ledger, M-Z (includes index)
1909-1910
42
Individual Account Ledger, A-L (includes index)
1910-1912
43
Individual Account Ledger, M-Z (includes index)
1910-1912
44
Individual Account Ledger, A-L (includes index)
1912-1913
45
Individual Account Ledger, M-Z (includes index)
1912-1913
46
Individual Account Ledger, A-L (includes index)
1913-1915
47
Individual Account Ledger, M-Z (includes index)
1913-1915
48
Individual Account Ledger, A-L (includes index)
1915-1916
49
Individual Account Ledger, M-Z (includes index)
1915-1916
50
Individual Account Ledger, A-L (includes index)
1916-1917
51
Individual Account Ledger, M-Z (includes index)
1916-1917
52
Individual Account Ledger, M-Z (includes index)
1917-1919
53
Individual Account Ledger, A-L (includes index)
1919
54
Individual Account Ledger, M-Z (includes index)
1919
Microfilm: Four volumes of individual account ledgers on three rolls of microfilm.
Reel
1
Volume 1, 1910-1912, A-L; Volume 2, 1913-1915, A-Foster
2
Volume 2, 1913-1915, Fowler-L; Volume 3, 1917-1919, A-Knights
3
Volume 3, 1917-1919, Knowles-L; Volume 4, 1919, A-L

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Banks and banking--Montana--Missoula
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records--Montana--Missoula