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Union National Bank records

Union National Bank records

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Finding aid for the Union National Bank records

BC.MSS.02.07

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700

June 14, 2003



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Union National Bank. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Title: Union National Bank records
Dates: 1915-1992
Quantity: 26.0 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains the financial records and publicity scrapbooks of the Little Rock, Arkansas-based Union National Bank.
Identification: BC.MSS.02.07
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-0207

Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


Historical Information

Union National was one of the city's largest locally-owned banks throughout most of the twentieth century. In 1885, William J. Turner, a former chief clerk and deputy in the Arkansas State Treasurer's office, established his own private banking business, W. J. Turner and Company. The company's first location was 223 West Markham Street in Little Rock.

After Turner's death in 1893, two brothers, Sydney J. Johnson and Allen M. Johnson, bought the business and changed the company name to S. J. Johnson Company. S. J. Johnson purchased Guaranty Trust Company in 1899. In 1902, the two merged companies were incorporated as Union Trust Company. In 1919, another Little Rock bank, Mercantile Trust Company, was merged into Union Trust Company, forming Union Mercantile Trust.

In 1924, the word "Mercantile" was dropped from the company's name. In 1933, the name of the company was changed to Union Bank. The following year, the company received a national bank charter and became Union National Bank. Union National Bank was merged into the Worthen Banking Corporation in 1993, which eventually was absorbed by Boatman's Bank.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Banks and banking -- Arkansas.
Union National Bank. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Union Trust Company. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Worthen Bank and Trust Company. (Little Rock, Ark.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Union National Bank records, MSS.02.07, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Shelia McAdams, 2002


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