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River Oaks Bank collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 761
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

The River Oaks Bank collection consists of 4 boxes which contain certificates, correspondence, event documents, financial records, marketing/public relations materials, newsletters, news clips, and photographs, that document the history of the River Oaks Bank from 1955-1988.

Dates

  • 1955 - 1988

Conditions Governing Access

The material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the River Oaks Bank collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.

Biographical / Historical

River Oaks Bank & Trust - originally chartered as Hampton Oaks State Bank - opened on February 14, 1947 at 2119 Westheimer Road in Houston, Texas. The name was changed to River Oaks State Bank in 1950, and the organization was changed to the River Oaks Bank & Trust Company in 1972. The bank moved to the River Oaks Bank & Trust Tower on June 8, 1970, located at the intersection of Kirby Drive and San Felipe Road. The organization occupied the basement, first and second floors of the tower with the main banking lobby located on the first floor. The bank offered five "cornerstones" (services): financial counseling, investments, banking, estates, and trusts. The River Oaks Bank & Trust Company was renamed the River Oaks Bank in 1984 and was acquired by Compass Bank-Houston in 1992. It was renamed River Oaks BR that same year and relocated to 2001 Kirby Drive.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Certificates, correspondence, event documents, financial records, marketing/public relations materials, newsletters, news clips, and photographs document the history of the River Oaks Bank from 1955-1988.

Arrangement

The materials in this collection have been arranged in eight series as follows: Series I: Certificates, 1976 Series II: Correspondence, 1969-1988 Series III: Event Documents, 1970-1987 Series IV: Financial Records, 1969-1987 Series V: Marketing/Public Relations Materials, 1967-1987 Series VI: Newsletters, 1970-1987 Series VII: News Clips, 1955-1987 Series VIII: Photographs, 1970-1987

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The material was donated to the Woodson Research Center by Robert Hewell, 2018.
Title
Guide to the River Oaks Bank collection,1955-1988
Status
Completed
Author
Traci Patterson
Date
2018 July 11
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA