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German-American Bank. Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, MO, 1986

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German-American Bank. Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, MO, 1986.
Forms part of: Historic American Buildings Survey
Library of Congress
Prints and Photographs Division
Reproduction Number: HABS MO,11-SAJOE,8--7 (CT)

Following each title, there is a brief description of the content, as well as the call number, all title changes and their LC catalog record numbers, and a summary of the holdings located in the general collections at the time of this review in 2013. Note that these holdings may differ somewhat from the holdings reported on the Library of Congress catalog records..


American Banker
LC Call Number: HG1501.A5
LC Catalog Record: ca08002179

American Banker, which continues Thompson's Bank Note and Commercial Reporter, is a weekly financial journal focused upon the interests of banks, bankers, and investors. It reports regularly on banks, the conditions of banks, bank stocks, bank consolidations and other changes, bank failures, general bank news, and municipal bonds and corporate securities. It reports extensively on banking law, especially judicial opinions, as well as on bank burglaries, counterfeits, and forgeries.
The Library has online access to recent full text articles in several commercial databases, including Academic OneFile (since 1983), Business Source Complete (from 1997), Factiva (since 1985), and ProQuest Accounting and Tax Database.

All bound volumes published since 1927 are stored off site, and should be requested at least one day in advance.

Holdings with Title Changes

Thompson's Bank Note and Commercial Reporter
LC Catalog Record: 89656103
1854:Aug.24, 1857, 1859

American Banker
LC Catalog Record: ca08002179

v.59-v.69 (1894:Jan.7-1904:June 28)
v.70-v.92 (1905:Jan.7-1927:May 21)
v.92-v.119 (1927:May-1954:Oct.)
v.120--v.130 (1955:Jan-1965:Sept.)
v.131-v.145 (1966:Jan.-1980:Dec.)
v.146-v.155 (1981:Mar.-1990:June)
v.156 (1991), v.157 (1992:July-Dec.)
v.159 (1994:Jan.-1994:June)
v.162-v.172 (1997:Jan.-2007:Dec.)
v.173:no.1-v.174:no.119 (2008:Jan./Feb.-2009:June 23)

Serial & Government Publications: unbound issues

Bulletin. American Institute of Banking, formerly
American Institute of Bank Clerks
LC Call Number: HG1501.A7
LC Catalog Record: 24030742

The purpose of the Bulletin was to educate its readers on all topics related to banking and money, including the practical aspects of banking and bank management, commercial law, and the economy. It published substantive articles about currency, financial instruments, savings and deposits, commerce and commercial loans, business education, and innovations in the banking industry. Later issues report extensively on Association and Chapter news.

Bound volumes before 1922 are in fragile condition. A few early issues are available online from the Hathi Trust Digital Library.

Bulletin. American Institute of Bank Clerks
LC Catalog record: 24030742
v.1-v.8 (1901-1907)

Bulletin. American Institute of Banking
LC Catalog record: 24030742
v.9-v.13 (1907:July-1910:June) v.4:no.1-v.50:no.2 (1922:Jan.-1968:Spring)

Note: Issues for July 1910-June 1918 were published within the Journal of the American Bankers Association (Library of Congress Call number: HG1501.B6), which is available on microfilm (o) 83/325, in the Library's Microform and Electronic Resource Center.

Bank Notes
LC Call number: HG1501.B16
LC Catalog Record: unk81008153

The U.S. Bank Note Company published Bank Notes to provide "inspiration, enlightenment and entertainment" for everyone in the bank and to promote a closer relationship with the Indianapolis company. It provides information about banking supplies and equipment and many articles and news notes about banks, banking, and industries important to bankers at the time.

v.1:no.1-v.16:no.6 (1904:Jan./Feb.-1915:Nov./Dec.)

Image of Powow River Bank (Salisbury, MA)
500 dollar note, 1862
Powow River Bank (Salisbury, MA)<br>500 dollar note, 1862

Bank Strategies (Title changes noted under Holdings)
LC Call Number: HG1501.A87
LC Catalog Record: 97643222

This publication is dedicated to bank accounting and auditing and the underlying operations and financial instruments. Articles cover the role and duties of the comptroller, selection and training of personnel, control and auditing of various financial instruments and departments, improving efficiency, taxation and regulatory changes, and innovations in bank equipment. It also reports extensively on professional association conferences and other activities.

Selected full-text articles from Bank Strategies and Bank Management are available in the database Factiva (1991-1996). Bank Strategies is also available as a freely accessible journal from 1996 to the present at the Bank Administration Institute web site,
Holdings with Title Changes
National Auditgram
LC Catalog Record: 2013210671
v.1:no.1-v.24:no.12 (1927:Sept.-1948:Dec.)
LC Catalog Record: sn88015900
v. 25:no.1-v.43:no.12 (1949:Jan.-1967:Dec.)
The Magazine of Bank Administration
LC Catalog Record: 49051720
v.44:no.1-v.65:no.13 (1968:Jan.-1989:Dec.)
Bank Administration
LC Catalog Record: 86655821
v.62:no.3-v.65:no.12 (1986:Mar.-1989:Dec.)
Bank Management
LC Catalog Record: 90649391
v.66:no.1-v.68:no.2 (1990:Jan-1992:Feb.) (Incomplete)
Bank Strategies
LC Catalog Record: 97643222
[v.72] (1996:Sept.-1996:Oct)

The Banker
LC Call number: HG1501.B187
LC Catalog Record: 28016597

Published in London since 1926, The Banker provides detailed data and in-depth analysis of finance and banking on a global level as well as at country and regional levels. The Banker is widely distributed throughout the world: OCLC reports it is held by more than 500 libraries worldwide. It publishes a "Top 1000 World Banks" list in July as well as other lists related to finance and banking. Other British banking serials are classed at HG1503. Several commercial databases provide full text access to The Banker, including ABI/INFORM, Academic OneFile, and Factiva that generally begins with the early 1990s. The title is also included in Lexis/Nexis.


v.1:no.1-v.123:no.569 (1926:Jan.-1973:July)
v.123:no.571-v.138:no.748 (1973:Sept.-1988:June)
v.138:no.749-v.138:no.766 (1988:July-1989:Dec.) (INC)
v.140:no.767-v.140:no.774 (1990:Jan-1990:Aug.)
v.141:no.782-v.142:no.802 (1991:Apr.-1992:Dec.)
v.143:no.809-v.149:no.884 (1993:July-1999:Oct.)
v.149:no.886-v.150:no.892 (1999:Dec.-2000:June) (INC)
v.150:no.893-v.154:no.940 (2000:July-2004:June)
v.154:no.941-v.155:no.958 (2004:July-2005:Dec.) (INC)
v.156:no.959-v.158:no.994 (2006:Jan.-2008:Dec.)

Weekly service. Bankers Economic Service New York
LC Call number: HG1501.B23
LC Catalog Record: unk83027225

Weekly Service features special articles about individual commodities, wholesale and retail prices, public utilities, foreign country finance, foreign trade, employment, public utilities, and regular reports on individual commodities. Issues include data reports on money, foreign exchange markets, commodity prices, the stock exchange, and federal reserves as well as detailed charts and graphs.


v.1:no.4-v.18:no.26 (1921:Jan.4-1926:Dec.28)

Bankers Magazine (N.Y.)
LC Call Number: LC Call number: HG1501.B3
LC Catalog Record: 08017461

This journal was published from July 1846-June 1943. The subtitle of volume 1 indicates the publication would be "devoted to the dissemination of bank statistics, state statistics, sound principles of banking and currency, English and American Law Decisions in reference to the business of banks and bankers, principles and policy of life insurance, savings banks, etc. " It also included biographies of prominent bankers, and information on major exports and industries.

Full text of Bankers Magazine (1846-1943) is available online to on site researchers in American Periodicals Serials Online, and selected issues can be found in the HathiTrust Digital Library.

In 1943 the publication was absorbed by Banking Law Journal and was re-classed to K2.A573 (LC Catalog Record 19013430.
Holdings with Title Changes

The Bankers Magazine and State Financial Register
LC Catalog Record: 89657296
The Banker's Magazine and Statistical Register
LC Catalog Record: 89657296
Rhode's Journal of Banking and The Bankers Magazine Consolidated
(July 1895-December 1895)
LC Catalog Record: 89657448
Bankers Magazine (N.Y.)
(Jan 1896-June 1943)
LC Catalog Record: 08017461

No print copies of this publication are available in the Library's general or Law Library collections; however, it is included in the American Periodicals Series (microfilm 01104) available in the Library's Microform and Electronic Resource Center. Full text of the periodical (1846-1943) is also available online in ProQuest American Periodicals.

The Bankers Magazine (Boston, MA)
ISSN: 0005-545X
LC Call number: HG1501.B32
LC Catalog Record: 89657447

The Bankers Magazine (Boston, MA) continues Banking Law Journal (LC Catalog Record 19013430) which is in the Law Library. It features articles about banking, banking law compliance, security and fraud detection, strategic portfolio management, managing credit risk, selecting lines of business, managing technology, and the role of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

v.165:no.1-v.179:no.3 (1982:Jan/Feb-1996:May/June)

Image of Waltham Bank,
500 dollar private bank note, 1862

Waltham Bank,<br>500 dollar private bank note, 1862

The Bankers Service Bulletin
LC Call Number: HG1501.B85
LC Catalog Record: 36019996

Also known as the Bankers Equipment Service Bulletin, this publication was a supplement to Bankers Monthly and the Bankers Equipment Service Guide. It contains articles about banking supplies and equipment, as well as about improving efficiency and reducing costs. Articles discuss practical aspects of bank management, including lighting and noise reduction, employee lunchrooms, record keeping and filing systems, form and letter duplication, and machines to speed processing. It includes many advertisements for bank supplies and equipment.

v.1:no.1-v.10:no.12 (1923:Jan.-1932:Dec.)

Burroughs Clearing House
LC Call number: HG1501.B9
LC Catalog Record: unk81020232

The Burroughs Adding Machine Company began publication of Burroughs Clearing House magazine in 1916 to provide for the exchange of information among banks nationally, because the financial community was the mainstay of its business. The periodical includes extensive discussions of banking operations, such as check handling and money transfer, auditing, and automation; bank equipment and buildings; various types of banks and banking activities, such as rural banking, financing foreign trade and correspondent banking, consumer and construction lending; and court cases and government actions related to banks and banking. In addition, the Burroughs Clearing House published articles about the domestic and international economy and political developments, as well as about business conditions in sectors for which bankers provided financing, such as crops and livestock, construction, or international trade.

v.12:no.4-v.13:no.3 (1928:Jan.-1928:Dec.), v.13:no.10 (1929:July), v.15:no.1-v.18:no.12 (1930:Oct.-1934:Sept.), v.21:no.1-v.60:no.12 (1936:Oct.-1976:Sept.), v.61:no.3- v.65:no.1 (1976:Dec.-1980:Oct.)

Image of Chase Bank, New York City, Trust department
Bank of four machines, 1941
Chase Bank, New York City, Trust department<br>Bank of four machines, 1941

Investment Weekly and Banking World
LC Call number: HG1501.I6
LC Catalog Record: ca09006551

The Banking and Mercantile World and The Banking World report about banks throughout the country and feature many photographs of banks and scenic locations. Both also include directory sections and special lists of banks and attorneys. They feature extensive sections about contemporary court decisions on banking. Investment Weekly and Banking World shifts focus to report extensively on financial instruments and a wide range of industries. The articles provide data and discuss methods of analyzing particular securities.
Holdings with Title Changes

The Banking and Mercantile World
LC Catalog Record: 2013210675
v.10:no.1-v.11:no.1 (1908:Jan./Feb.-1909:Jan./Feb.)
The Banking World
LC Catalog Record: 2013210676
v.11:no.2-v.15:no.6 (1909:Mar./Apr.-1913:Nov./Dec.) v.17:no.1-v.18:no.10 (1915:Jan./Feb.-1916:Oct.)
Investment Weekly and Banking World
LC Catalog Record: ca090065512
v.18:no.11-v.21:no.25 (1916:nov.25-1918:Sept.23)

National Banker
LC Call number: HG1501.N3
LC Catalog Record: ca08002187

National Banker covers banking, finance, investments, and general business news. It regularly published bank listings by state, feature articles, short business and legal news items, investment and classified advertisements. Issues include personnel news and portraits of important banking figures as well as regional banking and financial reports. Early issues report extensively on mining activities throughout the country and about various opportunities in Mexico.
    The Central Bank, political cartoon by Frank A. Nankivell, 1910

v.10:no.1-v.11:no.6 (1901:Dec.25-1902:Nov.25), v.16:no.1-v.21:no.6 (1904:Dec.25-1907:Nov.25), v.24:no.1-[v.44?] (1909:Feb.-1919:Nov.), 1920:Jan.-1925:June)

The Central Bank, political cartoon by Frank A. Nankivell, 1910

Bankers Home Magazine
LC Call number: HG1501.P6
LC Catalog Record: 08032612

Published as Bankazine through 1908 and Bankers Home Magazine until 1927, this periodical was known as Polk's Bankers Review in 1927 and 1928. Early issues published on glossy paper include a variety of feature articles about business activities. Topics range from rice growing in Arkansas, to producing lemon oil, to explaining new technologies, to the use of elephants in commerce. During the first decade it also features many photographs, including those of exotic locales and successful businessmen and their families. Although all issues include excellent business news and features, Bankers Home Magazine focused more exclusively on banking and business beginning with the approach of World War I. The quality of the paper also declined at that time.


v.1:no.1-v.3:no.2 (1906:Sept.-1908:Oct.), v.4:no.1-v.12:no.11 (1909:Sept.-1928:Feb)

Image of Bank of Pennsylvania
Drawn by Geo Strickland ; engraved by Wm. E. Tucker, 1827
Bank of Pennsylvania, drawn by Geo Strickland ; engraved by Wm. E. Tucker,  1827

Bankers Monthly
LC Call number: HG1501.R2
LC Catalog Record: sn79005138

Early issues include congressional testimony related to banking, commercial and financial outlook, state banking laws, receipts and expenditures of the federal government, and banking legislation; state banking news; directories of commercial attorneys; articles about representative banks and bankers; and announcements of new banks, bank changes, and banks discontinued. More recent issues feature articles on trends and issues of interest to the banking community as well as technological innovations.

Bankers Monthly had been Rand McNally Bankers Monthly from 1884 until 1917. In 1933 it absorbed Bankers Service Bulletin (variant title: Bankers Equipment Service Bulletin). It was absorbed by Bank Management in February 1993.

Limited online access to some editions is available from the Hathi Trust Digital Library. Full text online access to Bankers Monthly is available in ProQuest ABI/Inform Complete from 1987 until 1993 and from Academic OneFile from 1991 until 1993.

Holdings with Title Changes

Rand McNally Bankers Monthly
LC Catalog Record: sn91012051
v.1:no.1-v.5:no.12 (1884:Jan.28-1888:Dec.)
v.10:no.1-v.14:no.12 (1893:Jan.-1897:Dec.)
v.30:no.1-v.36:no.6 (1905:July-1908:June)
Bankers Monthly
LC Catalog Record: sn79005138
v.35:no.1-v.36:no.13 (1918:Jan.-1919:Dec.)
v.70:no.1-v.70:no.6 (1960:Jan.-1960:June)
v.99:no.7-v.102:no.12 (1982:July-1985:Dec.)
Bankers Service Bulletin
LC Call no. HG1501.B35
LC Catalog Record: 36019996
v.1:no.1-v.10:no.12 (1923:Jan.-1932:Dec.)
Bank Management
LC Call number: HG1501.A87
LC Catalog Record: 906493911
v.66:no.1-v.68:no.2 (1990:Jan.-1992:Feb.) (Incomplete)

In addition to the print holdings cited above the Library holds Rand McNally Bankers Monthly (LC Catalog Record: sv89089584) from 1898-1937 and Bankers Monthly (LC Catalog Record sn83002459) from 1938-1993 in microfilm. For both, the Microfilm number is (o) 83/403).

Rhodes' Journal of Banking
LC Call number: HG1501.R5
LC Catalog Record: ca08002190

Rhodes' Journal reports banking and financial news in detail: it includes reports on both national and state banks; bank failures and suspensions; new banks; bankers obituaries; stock and bond prices; and reviews of the money market and financial situation. Each issue also reports extensively on developments in banking law. The publication features articles on banking practice, reports about conventions, and extensive banking advertisements.

The Journal became Rhodes' Journal of Banking and the Bankers' Magazine Consolidated during 1895 and then Bankers Magazine (New York, (N.Y. : 1896), which continued until through v. 146, no. 6 (June 1943). When Bankers Magazine ceased in 1943, it was absorbed into Banking Law Journal (K2.A573).


v.12:no.1-v.12:no.12 (1885:Jan.-1885:Dec.), v.14:no.1-v.22:no.6 (1887:Jan.-1895:June)

Image of Bookkeeper's and teller's department
First National Bank, Somerville, NJ, 1908
 Bookkeeper's and teller's department<br>First National Bank, Somerville, NJ, 1908
Last updated: 4/14/2014
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