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William L. Barton papers, 1931-1992

Summary Information

Abstract

The office files of William L. Barton, a banking executive and WWII Navy veteran.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1699
Bib ID 10565014 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Barton, William L
Title William L. Barton papers, 1931-1992
Physical Description 6.5 linear feet (5 record cartons and 1 tube box)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in eight series.

Description

Summary

Office files and materials that he took with him after he retired (in the 1970s). Most of these are business-related documents, including some correspondence, memoranda, business reports (many ditto or the like and not published formally, but some published) with some drafts/printed copies of speeches or articles he delivered/wrote (about business, banking, and personnel topics), some clippings and news articles, and some related background material. His research material connected with a thesis he wrote for Rutgers' Stonier School of Banking on benefit and pension programs at NYS thrift institutions in 1954 is inclused The thesis was subsequently published as a book by a small business press. Included in the files are some photos, including some of the WTC site and area, and some of other East River Savings Bank offices throughout NYC (dating the late 60s and early 70s); surveys for new branches, related negotiations, and construction oversight of them was the work he did at the end of his banking career, and then as a consultant for a while after that. There two versions of the same formal photo of the Rockefeller Committee group, before and after the photo was retouched to remove drinking glasses and smoking materials, at Rockefeller's request.

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You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.This collection has no restrictions.

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William L. Barton Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Jeff barton. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2013. Accession number--2013-2014-M107.

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Revision Description

2014-01-23 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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Bank management Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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East River Savings Bank (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y. : 1970-2001) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

William L. Barton (1909-1999) was a graduate of Columba's School of General Studies (B.S., 1934), a NYC bank executive of a NYC thrift institution (East River Savings Bank, now Century 21), and an officer of some state and national banking associations (AIB of ABA and NAMSB). Prior to becoming a banker, Barton worked in government administration and served as a ieutenant commander in the Navy during World War II. Barton was active in some NYC and NYS civic associations. He also served a couple of terms on Governor Nelson Rockefeller's NY State Management Advisory Committee.

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Series I: Correspondence



Box 1 Folder 5 Levien & Barton, Inc. correspondence, 1975


Box 1 Folder 13 Letter from Mrs. James Parker Bazzle, 1971



Box 3 Folder 2 Correspondence, 1958


Box 3 Folder 4 Correspondence, 1958-59



Box 4 Folder 33 Correspondence, 1959-75



Box 5 Folder 23 Correspondence, 1972



Box 4 Folder 4 Nelson Rockefeller letters, 1966-69


Box 4 Folder 9 Letter, 1958 and photocopy of photograph, undated, 1958, undated

Series II: Navy



Box 2 Folder 25 Navy. Organization manuals, 1943



Box 1 Folder 26 Navy. Operation manual, 1944


Box 1 Folder 27 Navy. Organization Shipbuilding Division, 1944


Box 1 Folder 28 Army. Control Manual, 1943


Box 1 Folder 30 Navy. Payroll, Leave, and Retirement, 1943


Box 1 Folder 31 Henry E. Niles. "Approaching and Organizational Problem", 1942


Box 1 Folder 32 Lt. Colonel Ewing W. Reilley. "Organization and Operation of Management Analysis od a Depot Control Office"


Box 1 Folder 34 Navy. OP&C Division. "Staff Manual Better Utilization of Personnel Survey"


Box 1 Folder 35 Navy. Process Chart by WLB



Box 2 Folder 10 Navy. Appropriations and Structure, 1945-46



Box 3 Folder 8 Army. Orientation Handbook for Executive Consultants, 1942



Box 4 Folder 2 Navy: Harbor Defense School, 1945. Samuel H. Shapiro (Governor of Illinois) letter and photographs, 1968


Box 4 Folder 3 Navy: WLB Separation from Service, 1946 (with letters), 1946


Box 4 Folder 14 Navy: Citations; Separation; Promotion, etc., 1943-46


Box 4 Folder 26 Navy: Citaions; Correspondence; Documents, 1943-46


Box 4 Folder 31 Navy: WLB transcript



Box 5 Folder 7 Navy: Training School Directory


Box 5 Folder 18 Navy: manuals on work simplification and duplicating methods


Box 5 Folder 19 Navy: memoranda; principles of organization (publication); Naval correspondence courses (publication)


Box 5 Folder 20 Navy: WLB Report: "Central Administrative Operations"


Box 5 Folder 21 Navy Year Book, 1945


Box 5 Folder 25 Navy: Copy of WLB certificate of satisfactory service, 1946

Series III: Rutgers University



Box 1 Folder 3 Instructor's Handbook. Graduate School of Savings Banking


Box 1 Folder 38 "Progress and Significant Trends in New York State Savings Banks Personnel Administration 1941-1955" by WLB. Thesis. Rutgers University, 1956



Box 2 Folder 5 "Progress and Significant Trends in New York State Savings Banks Personnel Administration 1941-1955" by WLB. Thesis. Rutgers University, 1956



Box 3 Folder 19 "Progress and Significant Trends in New York State Savings Banks Personnel Administration 1941-1955" by WLB. Thesis. Rutgers University, 1956


Box 3 Folder 9-14 Rutgers University. Graduate School of Banking. William L. Barton workbook, 1954



Box 4 Folder 21 WLB's Rutgers University. Graduate School of Banking. (Binder), 1954-56



Box 5 Folder 27 Rutgers University Commencement, 1956



Tube Box 6 Banking thesis research graphs. Rutgers Graduate School of Banking

Series IV: East River Savings Bank



Box 1 Folder 1 East River Savings Bank. Artwork, clipping, postcard, news flyer


Box 1 Folder 4 East River Savings Bank. Report 1971 medical Plan, 1971


Box 1 Folder 6 East River Savings BankConvention, 1971


Box 1 Folder 7 East River Savings BankNews, 1966 with photographs, 1966


Box 1 Folder 8 East River Savings BankManagement, 1957


Box 1 Folder 14 East River Savings Bank. Logo Design and Correspondence, 1971-74


Box 1 Folder 15 East River Savings Bank. Retirement Income Plan, 1959


Box 1 Folder 15 East River Savings Bank. "125 Years of Service" by Austin S. Murphy, 1973


Box 1 Folder 16 East River Savings Bank. Pamphlets and Brochures, 1950s


Box 1 Folder 17 East River Savings Bank. Information File, 1950s


Box 1 Folder 18 East River Savings Bank. Newsletters, 1955 and brochures, 1955


Box 1 Folder 19 East River Savings Bank. Statements and reports1961-84


Box 1 Folder 20 East River Savings Bank. Retirement Plan, 1955


Box 1 Folder 23 East River Savings Bank. Branch Plans and Design


Box 1 Folder 24 East River Savings Bank. Branch Plans and Design



Box 2 Folder 1 East River Savings Bank. Outline of Symposium; Pamphlets; Brochures; Reports, 1948-74


Box 2 Folder 3 East River Savings Bank. Benefits; Pension; Personnel; Newsletter, 1967


Box 2 Folder 4 East River Savings Bank. Our Supervisor's Guide, 1954


Box 2 Folder 6 East River Savings Bank. Newsletters, 1973-1974 Staff Performance, 1967 125 Years of Service; Names in the News, 1972, 1973-1974, 1967, 1972


Box 2 Folder 8 East River Savings Bank. Blueprints, 1969


Box 2 Folder 9 East River Savings Bank. Designs and Plans, 1969


Box 2 Folder 11 East River Savings Bank. Pension Plan, 1947 NYC Office Salaries, 1955, 1947, 1955


Box 2 Folder 12 East River Savings Bank. Pension Plan, 1950 Proposed SBNY Central Supply System, 1949, 1950, 1949


Box 2 Folder 13 East River Savings Bank. Pension Plan, 1947


Box 2 Folder 14 East River Savings Bank. Retirement Plan; Insurance Plan; Brochures, etc., 1960


Box 2 Folder 15 East River Savings Bank. Flushing Branch filing and photographs, 1974



Box 3 Folder 3 East River Savings Bank. Health Care Coverage, 1957


Box 3 Folder 5 East River Savings Bank. Management, 1957



Box 4 Folder 25 World Trade Center & East River Savings Bank(brochures)



Box 5 Folder 4 East River Savings Bankbrochures, etc. 1959-81


Box 5 Folder 8 East River Savings Bank. Report, 1977



Tube Box 6 East River Savings Bank. 100th Anniversary Dinner, 1948. Large photograph

Series V: William L. Barton Biographical, Speeches, Publications



Box 1 Folder 9 William L. Barton Address, Statler Hotel, Buffalo, 1957


Box 1 Folder 10 William L. Barton Address, Statler Hotel, Buffalo, 1957


Box 1 Folder 11 William L. Barton Address, Statler Hotel, Buffalo, 1957


Box 1 Folder 12 William L. Barton Speeches


Box 1 Folder 37 Manual: How They Handle Their Personnel by WLB, 1957



Box 2 Folder 16 WLB while employed by City of NY, 1940-43: budget, management, etc.



Box 3 Folder 1 WLB clippings, etc.


Box 3 Folder 6 WLB Address: "Personnel Problems and Practices -- 1957"


Box 3 Folder 7 WLB: "Personnel Records for Banking Staffs, 1949


Box 3 Folder 15-18 WLB Banking Management Scrapbook, 1956-57



Box 4 Folder 1 WLB: Columbia University


Box 4 Folder 13 Levien & Barton ad


Box 4 Folder 11 Consultants & Consulting Organizations Directory, 1992 (photocopy of select pages), 1992


Box 4 Folder 10 WLB biographical


Box 4 Folder 12 WLB Scrapbook., 1940


Box 4 Folder 17 Business Advisory Committee--Reports, 1967 & 1969, 1967, 1969


Box 4 Folder 20 National Institute of Prominent Americans--Citation


Box 4 Folder 24 NYS Business Advisory Committee on Management


Box 4 Folder 27-28 Clippings re. WLB's banking career


Box 4 Folder 32 Dartmouth College


Box 4 Folder 34 WLB biographical clippings


Box 4 Folder 35 Ad for book How They Handle Their Personnel


Box 4 Folder 36 WLB opening remarks for conference, 1956


Box 4 Folder 44 WLB Article: "Personnel -- Problems and Practices, 1957"


Box 4 Folder 45-46 WLB Speeches, 1958-1965


Box 4 Folder 47 WLB Clippings

Series VI: Banking Organizations and Management



Box 1 Folder 12 Robert Abelow. "The Challenge to Management's Rights", 1961


Box 1 Folder 21 How Not to Write an Employee Handbook


Box 1 Folder 22 "What It Takes to Motivate People" and "The Function of and Executive"


Box 1 Folder 29 Savings Bank Association of NY. Committee on Employee Relations, 1955


Box 1 Folder 33 AIB. "Instructions to Debate Judges"


Box 1 Folder 36 FRB. Performance Review Plan, 1954



Box 2 Folder 2 AIB. Lists; Brochures; Banquets; Remarks by WLB to National Association of Mutual Savings Banks, 1959


Box 2 Folder 3 AIB. Banquet, 1978 Reception and Dinner, 1981, 1978, 1981


Box 2 Folder 3 Banking Conference and Cruise material, 1964


Box 2 Folder 6 AIB, 1901-1976; Brochures and Pamphlet



Box 5 Folder 29 AIB Banquet and clipping re. banquet, 1962


Box 5 Folder 26 Charter NY Chapter of AIB, 1960


Box 5 Folder 22 Banking Post Cards


Box 5 Folder 24 Banking management information, 1856-67


Box 5 Folder 17 Personnel Management: notes, essays, etc


Box 5 Folder 15 AIB brochures


Box 5 Folder 13 National Association of Mutual Savings Banks. Special Bulletin, 1958


Box 5 Folder 12 Burroughs Clearing House , 1949


Box 5 Folder 11 National Office Management Association Conference Proceedings, 1954


Box 5 Folder 10 National Office Management Association Proceedings, 1948


Box 5 Folder 9 AIB. Annual Review, 1960


Box 5 Folder 6 NYC Budget, 1938 & 1940, 1938, 1940


Box 5 Folder 5 Management personnel, 1970s


Box 5 Folder 3 Banking Management brochure and directory, 1956-90


Box 5 Folder 2 Management: Leader Made Not Born



Box 4 Folder 19 AIB, 1961


Box 4 Folder 8 AIB Banquet; Rutgers Twentieth Annual Commencement, 1956

Series VII: Photographs


Box 4 Folder 5 Banking photographs of WLB, etc.


Box 4 Folder 16 Governor Rockefeller's Business Advisory Committee-Photographs, 1966


Box 4 Folder 18 World Trade Center Construction (from WLB's office at East River Savings Bank) -- Photographs


Box 4 Folder 18 East River Savings Bank branch opening in NYC-Photographs


Box 4 Folder 22-23 Photographs (Navy, Banking)


Box 4 Folder 29 Photograph: Mrs. WLB in group


Box 4 Folder 30 WLB photograph in uniform (multiple copies)


Box 4 Folder 37 Navy: Photographs


Box 4 Folder 38 WLB banking photographs


Box 4 Folder 39 WLB portrait photographs (Navy and banking)


Box 4 Folder 40 Photographs (various)


Box 4 Folder 41 WLB portrait photographs


Box 4 Folder 42 WLB photographs (Navy: Harbor Defense School), etc.


Box 4 Folder 43 Photographs: Word Trade Center


Box 4 Folder 48 AIB photographs


Box 4 Folder 49 East River Savings Bank photograph


Box 4 Folder 50 Photographs: National Association of Mutual Savings Banks. Dartmouth, 1965


Box 4 Folder 15 AIB Photographs


Box 4 Folder 51 Photographs: East River Savings Bank


Box 4 Folder 52-53 Photographs (various)



Tube Box 6 East River Savings Bank. 100th Anniversary Dinner, 1948. Large photograph

Series VIII: Miscellaneous/Clippings



Box 1 Folder 2 Carnegie Mellon. Alumni Association list, 1971


Box 1 Folder 13 Boy Scouts Certificate, 1972



Box 2 Folder 7 Jeffrey Burton. Fourth Grade Composition Book



Box 4 Folder 6 School clippings


Box 4 Folder 7 Thistle 1931



Box 5 Folder 1 Clippings


Box 5 Folder 14 Life Insurance brochures


Box 5 Folder 16 Jimmy Kelly's. Brochure, 1944


Box 5 Folder 28 Clippings