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Founded in 1867, the Abington Building Association joined the Federal Home Loan Bank system in 1933 and met the requirements of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation in 1941. It became the Jenkintown-Abington Federal Savings and Loan Association when it was granted a federal charter in 1956, then the Abington Federal Savings & Loan in 1975, and the Abington Savings Bank in 1991 when the charter was changed to a state savings bank. This material relates to the Building Association only, primarily during the presidency of Jacob L. Tyson.
The Abington Building Association records, 1883-1940, consist primarily of meeting minutes, with a cashbook and stockholder ledger and roll book.
The minutes, 1916-1940, include minutes of director’s meetings, stockholders annual meetings, and other special meetings to elect directors to unexpired terms and other emergency business. Directors’ meeting minutes record applications to the Property Committee for mortgages and other loans, the name of the applicant, the amount requested, the property address, and whether or not the transaction is approved. The minutes also report on shares matured, orders drawn, dues and interest collected, and consideration of Pennsylvania Department of Banking reports on delinquencies, irregularities, and criticisms. In the early 1930’s more of the Association’s business was concerned with stock loans, delinquent loans, foreclosures, sales, tenancy, and repairs to properties. Beginning in 1939 much of the business of the directors was taken up with the application to the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC). The stockholders annual meetings minutes include the Auditing Committee reports, election of officers, and By-Law changes.
There is a cashbook, 1883-1894, and stockholder ledger and roll book, 1905-1920 (2 volumes).
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), using data provided by the Old York Road Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was done in the HCI-PSAR project.
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- Finding aid prepared by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Old York Road Historical Society.
- This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the Old York Road Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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