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First City Bank Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-207

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of administrative records, correspondence, photographs, film, and scrapbooks related to the corporate history of First City Bank, whose origins can be traced through First National Bank of Beaumont, Gulf National Bank, Texas National Bank, Security State Bank, and First Security National Bank. A large portion of the materials are dedicated to the company's staff and the consolidation of First Security National Bank in the 1950s and 1960s.

Dates

  • 1889 - 1990

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Some restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Use

The Tyrrell Historical Library holds copyright. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.

Biographical / Historical

The precursor to the First Security National Bank was the First National Bank of Beaumont that was established in 1889. This bank later acquired through mergers the Gulf National Bank in 1919 and the Texas National Bank in 1932. Then in 1961, the bank consolidated with Security State Bank to become the First Security National Bank. Later in 1973, the bank merged with First City Corp of Houston and changed its name to First City Bank. Following financial difficulties caused by a long-term recession in the international petroleum industry, the bank formally ceased operations in 1992.

Extent

9 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of administrative records, correspondence, photographs, film, and scrapbooks related to the corporate history of First City Bank, whose origins can be traced through First National Bank of Beaumont, Gulf National Bank, Texas National Bank, Security State Bank, and First Security National Bank.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into 11 series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1889-1989

Series 2: Correspondence, 1935-1937

Series 3: Texas National Bank, 1929-1957

Series 4: Employees and Events, 1950-1989

Series 5: Construction and Groundbreaking, 1961-1963

Series 6: Parties and Events, 1963

Series 7: Personnel, 1890-1988

Series 8: Security State Bank Records, 1889-1989

Series 9: Duplicate Photos, 1889-1990

Series 10: Audiovisual Materials, 1960-1986

Series 11: Assorted Scrapbooks, 1937-1981

Title
Finding Aid for the First City Bank Records, 1889-1990
Author
Jennifer Perritt
Date
July 9, 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository

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