Huntington National Bank will have 30 historical checks from their collection on display in the Michael Schwartz Library through the end of July. The checks were a gift from the late John Sherwin, a director of the former Union Trust Bank, which was acquired by Huntington Bank in the 1980s.
Dating back more than a century, several checks were personally written and signed by U.S. Presidents, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson to name a few. Also on display is the only check written by a female, Susan B. Anthony and checks by American literary greats such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, and Mark Twain (signed with his surname, Clemens). Lastly, in honor of Independence Day, a portion of the exhibit is dedicated to iconic figures in American History, including a few who had signed the Declaration of Independence.
The Exhibit is available during Library Summer Hours.
Huntington National Bank is now the official bank of Cleveland State University