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United States Building and Loan League records
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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: United States Building and Loan League records
    Creator: Myers, R. Holtby
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0158
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1931-1937
    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.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9942339053606533 

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], United States Building and Loan League Records (Collection Number 158). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Heather Lowe with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), September 2011.
    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
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    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States Building and Loan League -- Archives
    United States Building and Loan League