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This page will be updated periodically with the latest news on the Bank Note History Project. News topics will include new features, major data imports into the Banks & Bankers Database, Data Review updates, and other relevant news.

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2019 Project News

August 18, 2019: Banks & Bankers Database

  • 1921 Bank Officer Data Imported from July 1921 Bankers Directory
For the years 1863-1935, the annual OCC Reports included the names of the current President and Cashier for all years except 1863-1866 and 1921. We had previously imported the missing bank officer info for 1863-1866 from contemporary Bankers Magazine entries. We have now imported the President and Cashier names from the July 1921 Rand-McNally Bankers Directory for all 8,141 National Banks that were in business in 1921.


July 29, 2019: Bank Note History Project Overview Video

  • A link to a video of the Bank Note History Project Overview presented at the 2019 IPMS show in Kansas City is now available on the

Project home page, and also on the Help page for this wiki.


June 30, 2019: Banks & Bankers Database

  • Full Data Review finished for Colorado


June 17, 2019: Bank Note History Wiki

  • Added State Home page for Ohio


June 5, 2019: Bank Note History Wiki

  • Added the Project News wiki page and sidebar link


May 2, 2019: Banks & Bankers Database

  • Full Data Review finished for Rhode Island, Vermont


April 18, 2019: Bank Note History Wiki

  • Added State Home page for South Dakota


April 3, 2019: Banks & Bankers Database

  • Full Data Review finished for Delaware, New Hampshire


March 15, 2019: SPMC/Bank Note History Project Home page brought online (spmc.org).


March 10, 2019: Bank Note History Wiki

  • Added State Home page for Minnesota


Feb 24, 2019: Banks & Bankers Database

  • Full Data Review finished for Missouri, Montana
  • Added Bank Balance Summaries section to the Bank Info page


Feb 10, 2019: Banks & Bankers Database

  • Added Bank History Timeline section to the Bank Info page


Feb 1, 2019: Banks & Bankers Database

  • Alabama: Updated Basic Banker Info (including Full Name and Birth/Death dates) for 700+ bankers (from David Hollander spreadsheet)


Jan 15, 2019: Banks & Bankers Database

  • Full Data Review finished for Alabama, Iowa, North Dakota


2018 Project News

Dec 6, 2018: Bank Note History Wiki brought online (banknotehistory.com)


Nov 20, 2018: Banks & Bankers Database

  • Boston, MA: Imported Bank Officers (President & Cashier) 1790-1870 for all Boston Obsolete & National Banks


Nov 15, 2018: Banks & Bankers Database

  • Full Data Review finished for the following States:
Alaska, Arizona, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Nevada, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming


Oct 15, 2018: Banks & Bankers Database brought online (bbdata.banknotehistory.com)