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A Guide to the People's Bank Ledger, 1910-1915

Collection Number SC 0151

 

Compiled by: Chris Bolgiano, May 2001

Updated July 2012, Kayla Payne; Tiffany Cole, March 2018

 

Descriptive Summary

 

 Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: People's Bank Ledger, 1910-1915

Collection No.: SC 0151
Creator:  People's Bank, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Extent: 1 box, .73 cubic feet

Language:  English

Abstract: One oversize ledger documenting the business transactions of Harrisonburg, Virginia's People's Bank, spanning August 31, 1910 to June 12, 1915.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation:  [identification of item], [box #, folder #], People's Bank Ledger, 1910-1915, SC 0151, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information: Donated by Dr. Clarence R. Geier, JMU faculty member, in February 2001.

Processing Information: In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 3096. At this time the collection was renamed People's Bank Ledger, a change from Clarence R. Geier Bank Ledger, to more accurately describe the contents.

Administrative History: This bank ledger shows the daily transactions of the People’s Bank in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Within five years, the bank’s daily balance grew from a little over $4,000 to just over $91,000.

Scope and Content:  One oversize ledger documenting the business transactions of Harrisonburg, Virginia's People's Bank, spanning August 31, 1910 to June 12, 1915. The ledger's spine cover is stamped: "T.C. Fullers Daily Balance General Ledger & Blotter No. 1" which likely refers to the company that produced this particular ledger type. Additionally, the spine cover is stamped: "Mt. Solon Bank, Inc., Mt. Solon, VA." Despite this identifying mark, it is assumed, based on internal evidence, that the ledger documents the business transactions of the People's Bank in Harrisonburg. The first note in the book, on page 2, states: "Peoples Bank, Harrisonburg, VA."  The ledger begins on August 31, 1910, with a balance of $4,075.00. Amounts are recorded for entries such as real estate, furniture and fixtures, subscriptions paid, certificates, certificates of deposit, checks, etc. The last entry on the last page of the book is dated June 12, 1915, with a bank balance of $91,763.95.  

Arrangement: The ledger is housed in an oversize box.

Contents:

  Box

People's Bank Ledger, 1910-1915

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