New Digital Collections in Economics and Banking History
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has released newly digitized archival material on FRASER (Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research). These new collections contain archival documents from the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, and the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. These new collections illustrate the founding of the Federal Reserve System and its important policy decisions.
The records from the National Archives include documents from the Open Market Investment Committee and Open Market Policy Conference, the predecessors of the Federal Open Market Committee; the Reserve Bank Organization Committee (RBOC), which selected the Reserve Bank cities in 1914; and the Banking Holiday of 1933, which involved closing all banks across the country for six days.
Archival documents from the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum were digitized to illustrate the Treasury-Federal Reserve Accord of 1951. The Treasury-Fed Accord was an important milestone in the history of the Federal Reserve and is seen as a step toward Federal Reserve independence.
Jane M. Davis
Digital Library Projects Coordinator
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Tel: (314) 444-8961
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