Monthly Archives: December 2011

Welcome 2012!

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Just In!

On an almost daily basis, the Corporate Archives receives new material from around the Company. Our archival collection documents the origins, development, operations and impact of Wells Fargo and all its subsidiaries, affiliates and merger partners. Here are some items… Continue reading

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May your every wish come true!

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On the passing of Warren Hellman

Warren Hellman passed away last weekend. He was a notable financier, and was known also for his philanthropy. Mr. Hellman was one of those people whose distinct individuality has made San Francisco history so interesting, compelling and fun. His venture… Continue reading

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We still read, pt. 2

You recall we started a reading list a couple weeks ago. Well, here’s the "Cont’d" part. Hope this makes your Solstice more cozy! Sue It’s very interesting to see what interests people in reading material! I read every night at… Continue reading

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Well, if you’re ACSI’n…

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) provides customer evaluations of products and services for US consumers. ACSI releases results for various sectors of the economy on a monthly basis. Wells Fargo is at the top of the 2011 American Customer… Continue reading

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75th anniversary of the Bay Bridge

Last month, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge celebrated its 75th anniversary. In November 1936, the span opened to near universal wonder: It was an engineering feat, a symbol of local and regional spirit, and a step out of the Great… Continue reading

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A marathon bank, pt. 2

In the first installment of this history of the Philadelphia National Bank (PNB), I discussed its origins, survival through the Civil War, and emergence as a National Bank. But history is “a marathon, not a sprint”—PNB was poised to enter… Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor and the Pacific War

Seventy years ago on December 7, the Japanese launched a devastating air raid on United States military installations on the island of Oahu. The attack on Hawaii was the beginning of a coordinated Japanese offensive throughout Asia and the Pacific…. Continue reading

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We still read

It seems like only two years ago I shared our reading lists. Jeepers, where does the time go? Well, it’s time again to give you the golden nugget-tude of truth and learnedness that is us. We Historians, Archivists and Curators… Continue reading

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