State bank files, 1896-1996

Wisconsin. Banks Division
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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 52.6 cubic feet
  • Arrangement Alphabetical, chronological, and by subject
  • OCLC ocn145779944
  • Finding Aids
    • Register


  • RESTRICTED: Bank examination reports are confidential per section 220.06, Wis. Stats.
  • RESTRICTED: Accession 2015/010, Box 1 Folders 11-12 contains records restricted per. Wis. Stats. 220.06.


  • Records for state banks: Certificates of Authority to Commence Business, Bank Charters, Charter Certificates, Cancellations of Charter, Articles of Incorporation, By-laws and amendments to by-laws, and applications with supporting documents for new state banks, new state bank branches, state bank mergers, and trust powers. Also includes the initial application, resolution, merger agreements, shareholder notices, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or Federal Reserve approval, Bank Review Board approval, and investigation.


  • Records date from 1896 to 1994; these include the earliest files for merged or closed banks for which the records were collected by the state at the time of the merger or closure. See descriptions of each accession for more specific information on dates of records.
  • These records have been assigned Series 2388.
  • In records WIHV86-A578 and WIHV86-A605 may be found histories of the agencies which created these records.
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