A0018 – Boynton Beach State Bank Collection

A0018 – Boynton Beach State Bank Collection 


Title:  Boynton Beach State Bank Records
 Date span: 1947-1987            
 Physical description: 11 linear ft. (12 boxes)
 Creator(s): First Bank of Boynton Beach, First Bank and Trust Boynton Beach
 Language note: English


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Acquisition information: In part, gift of Bertha Welch (2013.008)

Preferred Citation: Collection title including series, box, and folder numbers, Boynton Beach City Library



Historical Note: The Bank of Boynton opened in 1915 on Ocean Avenue in the Harrell Block and in 1924 relocated to the SE corner of Ocean Avenue and U.S. 1; the bank failed in 1928. In 1947, the bank was reorganized as Boynton Beach State Bank in the same location, then moved in 1953 to 115 N. Federal. In about 1961, the bank is renamed First Bank of Boynton Beach and in 1969 the First Bank and Trust. In 1974, they moved to a new building. In 1981, the bank was purchased by Florida Coast Bank, then by Barnett Bank in 1984, then NationsBank in 1997. and in 1998 a merger results in Bank of America. Bank of America moved to Woolbright Road in 2011.

Scope and Content Note: Chiefly related to advertising and publicity for the First Bank of Boynton Beach and later the First Bank and Trust Boynton Beach, including clippings, mock-ups of ads, photographs of events and staff. Also includes the 1947 charter and amendments through 1973, and certificate of authority for renaming of bank in 1977.

Banks and banking
Commercial art
Press releases

Processing Information: Collection processed in 2017 /sms
Date of finding aid:  May 2019 / gc



Box 1 Series 1-Advertising
Subseries 1-Awards, 1970
Subseries 2-Newspaper clippings, 1953, 1957-1958

Box 2:  Subseries 2-Newspaper clippings, 1959-1963, 1971-1972

Box 3:  Subseries 2-Newspaper clippings, 1975-1977

Box 4
Series 1-Advertising. Subseries 3-Other: handbills, posters & Series 4-Ephemera

Box 5
Series 1-Advertising. Subseries 4-Original Art, Mock-ups, Negatives, Proofs 

Box 6
Series 2-Public relations correspondence, including advertising, donations, and sponsorships

Box 7
Series 3-Documents of Incorporation, 1947-1987, including the charter of Boynton Beach State Bank (1947), Amendments (1952-1973), Certificate of Authority for First Bank and Trust (1977), Financial report (1978), Certificates (1983, 1987)

Box 8
Series 5-Newsclippings: 1925, 1958-1979

Box 9 and Box 10
Series 6-Photographs 

Box 11
Series 6-Negatives

Box 12
Series 7-Press Releases
Series 8-Publications
Series 9-Recording/Budgets