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1Title:  Ameritrust Corporation Photographs     
 Creator:  Ameritrust Corporation 
 Dates:  1890-1990 
 Abstract:  Ameritrust Corporation began in 1894 when The Cleveland Trust Company was founded in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland Trust then assumed the contracts of the Security Safe Deposit and Trust Company, also located in Cleveland, Ohio. Beginning in 1903, Cleveland Trust acquired or merged with several other savings banks, including The Windemere Savings and Trust Company and The Western Reserve Trust Company. Cleveland Trust promoted innovative operating policies and procedures, including the establishment of an advertising department in 1913. It increased its number of branch offices through additional mergers, including Lake Shore Banking and Trust Company and The Garfield Savings Bank. Growth continued during the 1920s with the acquisition of the Pearl Street Savings and Trust Company. Two more banks were acquired in the 1930s; Midland Bank and South Euclid Bank. A new six story office building at East 9th Street and Huron Road was constructed in 1962. An adjacent office tower was completed in 1971. In 1974, CleveTrust Corporation, a bank holding company, was formed, with Cleveland Trust as the lead bank. Cleveland Trust was one of six local banks holding short-term notes of the City of Cleveland when financial difficulties in 1978 lead to the city's default on these loans. In 1979, The Cleveland Trust Company's name was changed to AmeriTrust Corporation. In 1986, the name was changed to Ameritrust Corporation. In 1991, Ameritrust merged with Society Corporation, and in 1992, went out of existence as a corporate entity. The collection consists of individual portraits of bank officials, directors, and corporate employees and their organizations, and views of banking facilities and marketing campaigns. A large portion of the collection consists of views of bank branches and views of the 1906-1908 construction and later renovation of the Cleveland Trust main office. Photographs of architectural detail images of the rotunda of the main branch by Margaret Bourke-White are included. The 1969-1971 construction of the tower office building addition to the main office located at Euclid Ave. and East 9th St. is also well depicted. Advertising and marketing activities are represented by both images used in and depictions of campaigns, particularly the E. 9th and Euclid outdoor displays. The collection also illustrates changes in banking equipment and facilities during the twentieth century. Also included are portraits of officers and employees of banks acquired by the Cleveland Trust Company. Other photographs of officers, directors, and corporate employees were integral to and retained with biographical materials in MS 4750 Ameritrust Corporation Records. 
 Call #:  PG 482 
 Extent:  5.80 linear feet (11 containers) 
 Subjects:  Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971 -- Photograph collections. | Ameritrust Corporation -- Photograph collections. | Cleveland Trust Company -- Photograph collections. | Banks and banking -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Bank holding companies -- Ohio -- Photographs. | Bank mergers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Savings banks -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Bank buildings -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Bank marketing -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Advertising -- Banks and banking -- Photographs. | Banks and banking -- Public relations -- Photographs. | Branch banks -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Bank employees -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs.
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2Title:  Society Corporation Photographs     
 Creator:  Society Corporation 
 Dates:  1849-1985 
 Abstract:  Society Corporation was Ohio's first registered bank holding company, formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1958 when the Society for Savings (founded in 1849 as a mutual savings bank) was merged into Society National Bank (a stock bank organized in 1956 to provide commercial banking services as a subsidiary of Society for Savings). Myron T. Herrick was president of Society for Savings from 1894-1905 and 1908-1921. A pioneer in issuing term and capital loans during the Depression, Society was also a leader in marketing and promotional methods for attracting new depositors. The unprecedented unification of Society for Savings and Society National Bank in 1958 was orchestrated by president Mervin B. France. Litigation regarding the merger was not settled until 1962. By 1989, Society Corporation had affiliates in four regions of Ohio and controlled assets of over $9 billion. Its most formidable acquisition was that of Centran Corporation in 1985, itself a regional multi-bank holding company. The collection consists of individual and group portraits of members of the board of directors, trustees, officers, and employees. The majority of photographs consist of exterior and interior views of Society Corporation's affiliate bank acquisitions and numerous branch offices, in particular those of Central National Bank of Cleveland, Ohio. Views also depict outdoor signs, open houses, events, presentations, displays, and programs. Photographic views of the city of Cleveland, including Public Square, the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland State University, aerial views, demolition of the Cuyahoga and Williamson buildings and construction of the BP building, and miscellaneous Cleveland landmarks are also included. 
 Call #:  PG 419 
 Extent:  5.80 linear feet (8 containers and 6 oversize folders) 
 Subjects:  Society Corporation -- Photograph collections. | Society National Bank -- Photograph collections. | Society for Savings -- Photograph collections. | Central National Bank (Cleveland, Ohio) -- Photograph collections. | Centran Corporation -- Photograph collections. | Financial services industry -- Ohio -- Photographs. | Banks and banking -- Ohio -- Photographs. | Banks and banking -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Bank holding companies -- Ohio -- Photographs. | Savings banks -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | School savings banks -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Bank buildings -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Bank marketing -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Public relations -- Banks and banking -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | Bankers -- Ohio -- Photographs. | Bankers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs.
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