Documents relating specifically to the Federal Reserve System. Examples of the types of documents you will find here are legislation relating specifically to the System,
the semi-annual monetary policy hearings before Congress, speeches, and annual reports.
Date: 1911-2008 These collections reflect the print holdings of the Federal Reserve System. They may not include all statements and speeches delivered by the Presidents, although effort has been made to provide a complete record.
Date: 1914 Exhibits presented by E.C. Simmons of Simmons Hardware Company at the Reserve Bank Organization Committee hearing to support the designation of St. Louis as a regional Reserve Bank. This is an example of the materials that were produced by the businesses and citizens of St. Louis to attest to the importance of the city and its area of influence.
Date: 1914 Map titled "Trade Territory Tributary to St. Louis, Mo Compared With Other Cities." This map was presented by E.C. Simmons, owner of Simmons Hardware Company, at the Reserve Bank Organization Committee hearing in St. Louis.
Date: 1914 Maps of the St. Louis region and of national sales of St. Louis manufacturing output presented to the Reserve Bank Organization Committee. This exhibit was prepared by Shapleigh Hardware Company, which was headquartered in St. Louis.
Date: December 21, 1916 Transcript from a hearing at the Board of Governors in Washington, DC, attended by Louisville bankers and business leaders who supported the establishment of a Branch in their city.
Date: 1920-1960 These circulars were issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to member banks. They address topics key to the Bank's mission and describe the Bank's procedures, processes, and corporate culture.
Date: June 1941 Dissertation by Wilber Clarence Bothwell that explores the establishment, operation, and administration of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and discusses various economic aspects of the Eighth Federal Reserve District.
Date: August 1976 This plan, also known as the "Roos Report," was designed to increase public understanding of the functions, responsibilities, and policies of the Federal Reserve System and to enhance public confidence in the System.
Date: 1989 Book by historian James Neal Primm that documents the establishment of the Federal Reserve System, the reasons St. Louis was selected as a Reserve Bank city, and the Bank's early operations.