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    Ben F. Stroder Collection

     

    Summary: Donor was a vice-president of First National Bank of Fort Worth. He and his wife, Nelda Stroder, donated the following items relating to the bank.

    Advertisements

    • Television schedule showing times of First of Fort Worth commercials, July 4-July 31, 1973
    • Screencaps with script of First of Fort Worth commercials, circa 1973
    • "You're one of a kind," brochure advertising for First National Bank of Fort Worth, undated
    Artifacts
    • Attache bag with First of Fort Worth logo, undated
    • Money pouches from the Burnett Plaza Building, undated
    • Porcelain plate with image of 1910 First National Bank of Fort Worth Building at W. 7th and Houston, circa 1911
    • Porcelain plate with image of First National Bank of Fort Worth Building at W. 7th and Houston, circa 1910-1920
    • Safe deposit box key containers with First of Fort Worth logo
    • Tie pins with First of Fort Worth logos, undated
    • Set of ten and twelve highball glasses, First National Bank of Fort Worth, undated
    • Perpetual wall calendar with logo of First National Bank of Fort Worth, undated
    • Grape jelly jar with Merry Christmas label, compliments of First National Bank of Fort Worth, undated
    • Cubic desk calendar with First of Fort Worth logo, undated
    • Money pouch containing First National Bank of Fort Worth office supplies, undated

    First National Bank of Fort Worth, ca. 1960s 

    Pictured: First National Bank of Fort Worth, ca. 1960s

    Newspaper Clippings

    • "FW's reputed first black millionaire," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, February 12, 1984
    • "Remembering 'Gooseneck Bill,'" Fort Worth Star-Telegram, February 12, 1984
    • "Legacy of early black banker recalled," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 11, 1999
    • "Early Days in Texas," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, undated
    Photographs
    • Bank officers and employees in lobby of First National Bank of Fort Worth, November 3, 1920
    • First National Bank of Fort Worth bowling team, American Bowling Congress, Fort Worth, 1957
    • Christmas tree in lobby of First National Bank of Fort Worth, December 20, 1957
    • Vice-presidents at First National Bank of Fort Worth, February 5, 1963
    • Walter Wallerick, Kenneth O'Dowd, and Paul Hamilton, February 5, 1963
    • Presentation of a watch, by J. Lee Johnson, Jr., to Champ Clark, with Kenneth O'Dowd, undated

    Postcards

    • First National Bank Building at Burnett Plaza, circa 1961
    • First National Bank from Burnett Park, circa 1961
    • Noguchi sculpture titled the "Energy Symbol," circa 1961
    • "The Arid Garden," with three granite pieces by Noguchi sculpture, circa 1961
    • "The Arid Garden," with red yucca in bloom, circa 1961
    Programs and Invitations
    • Funeral program for William Madison McDonald, July 9, 1950
    • Invitation to the restoration of the Bob R. Simpson Building, November 5, 2005

    Publications

    • First Edition, First National Bank of Fort Worth, 1976-1983
    • First Edition, InterFirst Bank, 1983-1987
    • First Edition, First Republic Bank, 1987
    • First United News, 1974-1975
    • FUBI Forum, First United Bancorporation, Inc., 1976-1983
    • The Landmark, First National Bank of Fort Worth, 1965-1974
    • A Bank and a Shoul of Time, First National Bank of Fort Worth, 1961
    • Banking Briefs You Should Read, First National Bank of Fort Worth, 1961
    • First Impressions, First National Bank of Fort Worth employee handbook, February 13, 1962
    • Business Builders Club, First National Bank of Fort Worth, circa 1970
    • The First: The Story of Fort Worth's Oldest National Bank, by Paul Mason, April 20, 1977
    • Briefing, Volume 3, Number 3, Third Quarter, 1983
    • First National Bank of Fort Worth Retirees Association Directory, February 1999
    Reports
    • First of Fort Worth, Annual Reports, 1979, 1981, 1982
    • First of Fort Worth, Report to Employees, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983
    Scrapbook
    • First National Bank of Fort Worth binder containing postcards, photographs, Christmas cards, and newspaper clippings related to the bank, circa 1950-1970

     

     

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