A Guide to the Dornfest Collection on Staten Island Banking, 1980's, 2005


Archives & Special Collections
College of Staten Island Library, CUNY
2800 Victory Blvd., 1L-216
Staten Island, NY 10314

© 2005 The College of Staten Island, CUNY

Finding Aid by Catherine N. Carson


Overview of the Collection

Collection No. : SIM-9
Title: The Dornfest Collection on Staten Island Banking
Creator: Walter T. Dornfest
Dates: 1980's, 2005
Extent: Linear Foot
Abstract: Walter T. Dornfest is a historian and librarian, and was a faculty member of the College of Staten Island. He has a strong research interest in the banking history of Staten Island.

Dornfest was particularly interested in the period when national banks were authorized to issue US currency (1863-1935). Dornfest researched all six national banks that operated during this period and wrote articles on three of the banks - First National Bank of Staten Island at New Brighton 1886-1905, Port Richmond National Bank 1902-1926, and Staten Island National Bank and Trust Company 1926-1957. The research files and articles date from the early 1980's. The collection includes Dornfest's articles, notes and research materials, including photocopies of bank records. Dornfest also collected original bank notes from Staten Island national banks, which he auctioned off in 1990. The collection includes photocopies of all of Dornfest's bank notes and a copy of the auction catalog.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Dornfest Collection on Staten Island Banking, Archives and Special Collections, Department of the Library, College of Staten Island, CUNY, Staten Island, New York

Acquisition

This collection was donated to Archives & Special Collections by Walter Dornfest c2002.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Copyright Notice

The researcher assumes full responsibility for compliance with laws of copyright. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections.

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Arrangement

The Dornfest Collection on Staten Island Banking is divided into two series:

GENERAL FILES
RESEARCH FILES

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms. Manuscipt collections are not included in the College of Staten Island's library catalog at this time.

Banks and Banking -- Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)

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Container Listing

Series 1: General Files, 1981-1991, 2005. 3 Folders.
This series is arranged alphabetically.
This series consists of correspondence and a newspaper clipping on Dornfest's work. Dornfest's 2005 correspondence discusses his research and the contents of this collection.
Box# Folder# Title
1 1 Clipping, 1991
1 2 Correspondence, 1981-1987
1 3 Correspondence, 2005
Series 2: Research Files, 1980's. Approximately Linear Foot.
This series is arranged alphabetically.
This series contains Dornfest's articles and research files. Published copies of the three banking articles are filed under "Articles;" additional manuscripts and typescripts are available in the subject files on particular banks.
Box# Folder# Title
1 4 Articles, 1984, 1986
1 5 Bank Notes - Auction Catalog, 1990
1 6 Bank Notes - Photocopies
1 7 First National Bank
1 8 First National Bank - Article, 1983-1984
1 9 First National Bank - Article (Manuscript), 1980's
1 10 First National Bank - Illustrations
1 11 Illustrations (Notes)
1 12 Mariner Harbor National Bank
1 13 Mariner Harbor National Bank - Illustrations
1 14 National Bank Notes (Research Materials)
1 15 Port Richmond / Staten Island National Bank & Trust Company
1 16 Port Richmond / Staten Island National Bank & Trust Company - Article
1 17 Port Richmond / Staten Island National Bank & Trust Company - Illustrations
1 18 Richmond Borough National Bank - Records
1 19 Richmond Borough National Bank - Illustrations
2 1 Sources
2 2 Stapleton National Bank - Article
2 3 Stapleton National Bank - Illustrations
2 4 Stapleton National Bank - Records
2 5 Staten Island Bank (State Bank)
2 6 Tottenville National Bank
2 7 Tottenville National Bank - Illustrations
2 8 Tottenville National Bank - Organization Certificate & Examiner's Report

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