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Finding Aid for the United States Building and Loan League records, 1931-1937
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: United States Building and Loan League records
    Date (inclusive): 1931-1937
    Collection number: 158
    Creator: R. Holtby Myers, United States Building and Loan League
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: The United States Building and Loan League was formed to serve as an advocate for the building and loan industry. The collection includes materials produced during the 1930s, a period of change to the existing legal code concerning thrift associations, like building and loan associations.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Heather Lowe in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, September 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], United States Building and Loan League records (Collection 158). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    History

    The United States Building and Loan League was an association formed in 1893 to promote and advocate for state building and loan associations. The Building and Loan League saw the mission of the industry as promoting home ownership through saving and mutual cooperation. Though during financial crises thrift associations were more resilient than banks due to their emphasis on long-term deposits and penalties for withdrawal, the industry still suffered from the Great Depression. In the 1930, the league reorganized with a greater focus on advocacy, particularly in garnering governmental assistance in the form of a federal home loan bank and a federal deposit insurance program. During the same period, regulations were placed on the industry to standardize reporting and regulators who determined interest rates.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of reports to the executive committee during the period of 1931-1937.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    United States Building and Loan League--Archives.
    Savings and loan associations --United States --Archival resources.