Urquijo Bank Collection

Col·leccions Especials
Social Sciences Library

Description of the collection:
Urquijo Bank was born in Madrid in 1870 as a collective company with the name of Banco de Urquijo, Ortueta and Arenzana (owned by Juan Manuel Urquijo Urrutia), becoming one of the most emblematic institutions of Spain in only a few years.
Urquijo Bank expanded throughout Spain and arrived in Barcelona in 1965, creating a Study Service led by Ramon Trias and Fargas, and becoming the first industrial bank in Spain.
With an eagerness for investing, sustained in the banking industry, Urquijo Bank participated in leading industries such as the Compañía Hispanoamericana de Electricidad, la Maquinista Terrestre y Marítima de Barcelona, ​​Catalana de Gas y Electricidad, Hidroeléctrica de Cataluña, SEAT, Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval, Unión Eléctrica Madrileña, etc.
In 1982, Urquijo Bank became part of Banco Hispano Americano, which merged with Bankunión and created the Banco Urquijo-Unión. Later it became under the control of Banca March.
Finally, in 2006, it was acquired by Banco Sabadell and became a specialized entity in private banking.

Type of document and number of documents:
The collection of the Social Sciences Library is made up of more than 7,000 documents that were donated to the UAB by the Banco Hispano Americano Group, from the Economics Library Trias Fargas, the old Library of the Studies Department Banco Urquijo, specialized in economics, regional and financial science and national and foreign statistics.
The donation ceremony was held at the Palau de la Generalitat on February 27, 1987 and presided over by the then President of the Generalitat, Jordi Pujol.

Deadlines for the collection: [178?] - 1994

Date of incorporation of the collection: 1997

Depositary Library: Social Sciences Library

Where to check the documentation:
Depending on the year of publication, there are documents in the Carandell Room, in the Investigative Staff Room and the Library Repository.

The user undertakes to use this documentation only for research purposes, to cite the origin, if it does disclosure, and to deliver to the Library any work that results from your inquiry. The consultation or reproduction of the documents does not presuppose the obtaining of any right referring to the intellectual property of the content of the documents. Any use contrary to the legislation that regulates it and to the rights that it generates will be the responsibility of the user.

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