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Farmers & Merchants Bank Correspondence: Finding Aid
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This collection consists entirely of the incoming correspondence to Farmers & Merchants Bank of Sheyenne, North Dakota, between 1907 and 1942. The correspondence reveals the thoughts and feelings of the Swedish immigrant farmers the bank served throughout the northern Plains Subjects in the collection include: Agriculture of the Great Plains; Indians in North Dakota; 20th century agricultural history; divorce; real property; rental housing management; Swedish-Americans; World War I; and World War II.
The Farmers & Merchants Bank of Sheyenne, North Dakota. was established on January 1, 1906. Although the bank worked primarily to secure loans, mortgages, seed purchases, and land for their largely agrarian, Swedish American clientele - many of whom had long since moved on from North Dakota - they also helped manage their customers' rental properties and other investments in Sheyenne. The bank received Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance during the Great Depression, on January 1, 1934. After nearly a century in business, the bank closed its doors permanently on October 26, 1990.
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