Scope and Contents
This collection includes a June 16, 1933 letter, two depositor's bank orders valued at one dollar and five dollars and marked paid on June 15, 1933, and two unused depositors bank order receipts from the Citizens State Bank of New Castle, Indiana and sent to Edna Cunduitt at the State Capitol in Indianapolis. Miss Conduitt was the secretary of the Indiana Securities and Exchange Commission and had requested samples of script that the bank used during the bank holiday of March, 1933.
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On March 6, 1933, President Roosevelt issued Proclamation 2039 which suspended all banking transactions for an entire week. To keep people from hoarding currency, banks were not allowed to let customers withdraw, transfer, or deposit money. The Citizens State Bank of New Castle, Indiana issued depositors bank orders as a medium of exchange during the bank holiday. The bank had issued about $6000.00 of the orders, all of which were paid by June, 1933.
Information within collection.
Jabaily, Robert. "Bank Holiday of 1933." Federal Reserve History. November 22, 2013. Accessed January 26, 2017. http://www.federalreservehistory.org/Events/DetailView/22
Edna F. Conduitt was born December 27, 1902 to George A. and Mary Edna Conduitt. Raised in New Castle, Indiana, she graduated from Indiana University Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1933. She served as secretary of the Indiana Securities and Exchange Commission during Governor Paul McNutt's administration. She passed away unexpectedly at the age of 56 on April 20, 1959.
Ancestry.com. "Conduett." Cook County, Illinois Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922. Accessed January 26, 2017. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/.
"Edna Conduitt, Well Known Business Woman, Dies, Here." The Courier-Times (New Castle, IN), April 21, 1959.
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