The Marriner S. Eccles Document Collection

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About the Project
About Marriner S. Eccles.

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A digital collection of the papers of Marriner S. Eccles, chairman (1934-1948) and member (1948-1951) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Marriner S. Eccles was the architect of the Banking Act of 1935, which restructured the Federal Reserve System into its current form. He was heavily involved in the Bretton Woods negotiations that created the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, and he served as a key economic policy advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This collection provides research material about the Federal Reserve System, particularly during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as Marriner Eccles's role in monetary and fiscal systems of the United States during those years.

Materials are held by the University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Special Collections Department; the University loaned the materials to the St. Louis Fed for digitization, and we extend our gratitude for their generosity.


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Apr 18 This document, "Immediate Measures to Stimulate Housing Construction," was composed in November 10, 1937. It describes proposals to help the construction industry recover from the Great Depression. http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/eccles/record.php?id=8438