Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Department of Banking:

An Inventory of Financial Condition Statements at the Texas State Archives, 1909-1946



Overview

Creator: Texas. Dept. of Banking.
Title: Financial condition statements
Dates: 1909-1946
Abstract: The records are financial condition statements, 1909-1946, used by the Texas Department of Banking to monitor and record the financial conditions of three types of financial institutions: banks and bank and trust companies, savings banks, and loan and brokerage companies. The records detail the resources and liabilities of each institution.
Quantity: 8.3 cubic ft. in 24 volumes
Language English.

Agency History

The passage of the Texas State Bank Law in 1905 allowed the issuance of state charters for banks. To regulate these new state banks, the 30th Legislature created the Texas Department of Insurance and Banking in 1907. The 31st Legislature, 2nd Called Session, added the State Banking Board for additional supervision in 1909. In 1923, the 38th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, created a separate Department of Banking, headed by a Commissioner of Banking. The Department inspected each bank on a regular basis, usually through on-site examinations. The purpose of these inspections was to instill public confidence in the banking system and provide stability and soundness to the industry.


Scope and Contents of the Records

The records are financial condition statements, 1909-1946, used by the Texas Department of Banking to monitor and record the financial conditions of three types of financial institutions: banks and bank and trust companies, savings banks, and loan and brokerage companies. The records detail the resources and liabilities of each institution. There are four groups of volumes. First, there are nine volumes monitoring the financial condition of banks and bank and trust companies from 1909-1925. Second, are two volumes for statements of condition of savings banks, 1911-1928. Third, are published statements for loan and brokerage companies, 1928-1937. Last, are three miscellaneous volumes: a list of officers and directors of state banks, dates of bank examinations by the Department of Banking from 1914-1946, and claims against the Depositors' Guaranty Fund in liquidation actions from 1931.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged in four groups: banks and bank and trust companies; saving banks; loan and brokerage companies; and miscellaneous.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Banks and banking--Texas--State supervision.
Savings banks--Texas--State supervision.
Document Types:
Financial records--Texas--Banking--1909-1946.
Functions:
Regulating banks.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas State Department of Banking, Quarterly statements, 1925-1980, 1982.
Texas State Banking Board, Minutes, November 1941-August 1977, 1 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. The call number is 1983/207.]
Publications
Condensed Statements of Financial Condition of Banks are printed in the annual/biennial reports of the Superintendent of Banking and the Commissioner of Insurance and Banking, of which the Archives and Information Services Division has a continuous run between 1906 and 1922.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Financial condition statements, Texas Department of Banking. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1993/226

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Department of Banking on August 30, 1993.

Processing Information

Paul Beck, September 1993


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Financial condition statements, 1909-1946,
8.3 cubic ft. in 24 volumes

Official Statement of the Financial Condition of Banks and Bank and Trust Companies
volume
1993/226-1 #2
February 5, 1909 - September 1, 1910
volume
1993/226-2 #3
November 10, 1910 - April 18, 1912
volume
1993/226-3 #4
June 14, 1912 - January 13, 1914
volume
1993/226-4 #5
March 4, 1914 - June 23, 1915
volume
1993/226-5 #6
September 2, 1915 - May 1, 1917
volume
1993/226-6 #7
December 31, 1915 - June 29, 1918
volume
1993/226-7 #8
November 20, 1917 - December 31, 1919
volume
1993/226-8 #11
February 28, 1920 - May 5, 1922
volume
1993/226-9 #13
June 30, 1922 - April 6, 1925
Statement of Condition of Savings Banks
volume
1993/226-10
February 29, 1911 - December 31, 1921
volume
1993/226-11
January 31, 1922 - July 31, 1928
Published Statements, Loan and Brokerage Companies
volume
1993/226-12 1928
volume
1993/226-13 1929
volume
1993/226-14 1930
volume
1993/226-15 1931
volume
1993/226-16 1932
volume
1993/226-17 A - L, 1935
volume
1993/226-18 M - Z, 1935
volume
1993/226-19 A - L, 1936
volume
1993/226-20 M - Z, 1936
volume
1993/226-21 G - Y, 1937
Miscellaneous Volumes
volume
1993/226-22 "Bank Examination Record, Form B 58, No. 2, Insurance and Banking Department," 1914 - 1946
[includes name of bank, location, and dates of examination]
volume
1993/226-23 "State Bank Officer & Directors, Form B 57, No. 4, Insurance and Banking Department," [undated]
[names and locations of banks, names of officers and directors]
volume
1993/226-24 Volume 2 of the Depositor's Guaranty Fund, compiled under judgment in Cause #48965 and as ordered by the State Banking Board resolution, April 17, 1931, enacted in House Bill 835, 1931.