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George F. Rand scrapbooks

 Collection — Box: +1-+2
Identifier: MS-0235

Scope and Contents

The George F. Rand scrapbooks, 1925-1981 consists of two scrapbooks.

The "George F. Rand, 1891-1942" scrapbook is a scrapbook of clippings and other ephemera documenting Rand's death in 1942. This series also includes photographs and a small amount of correspondence. Of note is a letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The second scrapbook contains clippings, correspondence, publications and ephemera that reflect Rand's career in banking and his philanthropic contributions to the Western New York area. Rand's professional leadership with the Marine Trust Corporation, the Marine Midland Corporation and the Buffalo Trust Company are highlighted throughout the scrapbook.


  • 1925-1981
  • Majority of material found within 1927-1942


Terms of Access

The George F. Rand scrapbooks, 1925-1981 is open to researchers.


Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and University Archives before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Biographical Note

George Franklin Rand, Jr. was born in North Tonawanda, New York, on December 9, 1891. His father, George F. Rand, Sr., was president of Columbia National Bank and Marine National Bank. George F. Rand, Jr. attended Lafayette High School in Buffalo and earned his B.S. from the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania. Rand was known as one of the foremost bankers and businessmen of the state of New York and the country at the time. Shortly after his father died, Rand was named vice president of the Marine Trust Company. Within ten years Rand had become president of Marine Midland Corporation. During his banking career he was instrumental in building a state-wide banking organization that served numerous communities. Rand was very involved in the Buffalo community. He served on the Board of Directors of Kleinhans Music Hall and the Albright Art Gallery, he was a member of the UB Council, and was a trustee of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo General Hospital and the Nichols School. George F. Rand, Jr. married Isabel Hadley Williams in 1922 and had three children. He died on November 19, 1942 following a brief illness.


2.17 Linear Feet (2 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials



Two scrapbooks documenting the life and career of George F. Rand, Jr. One scrapbook was assembled after Rand's death and contains clippings regarding Rand's passing. The other scrapbook was assembled in the mid-1930s and highlights Rand's career in Buffalo, N.Y.


This collection is arranged in two series. Series I. "George F. Rand, 1891-1942" scrapbook, and Series II. Scrapbook, 1927-1933.

Custodial History

Prior to coming to the University Archives this collection was located in the University Libraries' Poetry Collection. The collection was transferred to University Archives on September 29, 2014.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to the University Archives on September 29, 2014.


No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Gabrielle Carlo and Sarah Pinard, December 2014.

Finding aid encoded by Sarah Pinard, December 2014.

Finding Aid for the George F. Rand scrapbooks
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Pinard.
09 December 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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