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Jul 29, 2014 Public Statements of Presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The speeches of Cleveland Fed Presidents Elvadore R. Fancher, Ray M. Gidney, Wilbur D. Fulton, W. Braddock Hickman, Willis J. Winn, Karen N. Horn, and W. Lee Hoskins are now available. Their tenures cover the period November 2, 1914, through November 15, 1991.

Jul 23, 2014 Economic Review of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Issues of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's Economic Review are now available for 1919-2001.

Jul 14, 2014 Mid-Session Review of the Budget of the United States Government

The fiscal year 2015 Mid-Session Review is now available.

Jul 10, 2014 June Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available on FRASER.

Jul 09, 2014 Federal Reserve Bank of New York Circulars

FRASER has added circulars from 1967 to 1971.

Jul 02, 2014 May CPI Detailed Report

The latest issue of the CPI Detailed Report is now available on FRASER.

Jun 18, 2014 FOMC Meeting Documents

Documents from the June 17-18, 2014, FOMC meeting are now available.

Jun 10, 2014 May Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available on FRASER.

Jun 02, 2014 June Treasury Bulletin

The latest issue of the Treasury Bulletin is now available on FRASER.

Jun 02, 2014 April CPI Detailed Report

The latest issue of the CPI Detailed Report is now available on FRASER.

May 21, 2014 FOMC Meeting Documents

Minutes and supplemental documents of the Federal Open Market Committee and its predecessors, the Open Market Investment Committee and Open Market Policy Conference, are now available for 1923-present.

May 09, 2014 Brookings Institution: Papers from the Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System

A collection of documents gathered or created by the Committee during 1954-1958, in the course of its efforts to assemble "a comprehensive history of the Federal Reserve System." Recent additions to this collection include administrative correspondence, memorandums, and reports of the Committee, as well as various records and research materials compiled by the Committee. Highlights include the Profile of Federal Reserve Top Command charts and correspondence between Fred I. Kent and Benjamin Strong on the purchase of German gold by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

May 07, 2014 April Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available on FRASER.

May 06, 2014 March CPI Detailed Report

The latest issue of CPI Detailed Report is now available on FRASER.

Apr 29, 2014 CPI Detailed Report

FRASER now has issues of the CPI Detailed Report, 1974-2014, along with its predecessor, the Consumer Price Index, 1953-1974. New issues of the CPI Detailed Report will be added to FRASER each month as they are produced.

Apr 28, 2014 Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy

This hearing before the House on July 17, 2013, is now available.

Apr 28, 2014 Federal Reserve Bank of New York Circulars

These circulars were issued to member banks to address key topics in the Bank’s mission, procedures, and processes. FRASER now has added circulars from 1962 to 1966.

Apr 18, 2014 Citations and References for Allan Meltzer’s History of the Federal Reserve

A collection of source materials cited by Allan Meltzer in his two-volume history of the Federal Reserve System.

Apr 10, 2014 March Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available on FRASER.

Apr 04, 2014 The Fed Turns 100: Lessons Learned Over a Century of Central Banking

This hearing before the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade of the House Committee on Financial Services is now available.

Mar 27, 2014 Economic Review of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

This monthly review of economic conditions has been published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York under various titles since 1919. Issues are now available on FRASER for 1919-1994.

Mar 24, 2014 Treasury Bulletin

Issues of the Treasury Bulletin are now available on FRASER, 1939-present.

Mar 20, 2014 FOMC Economic Projections

Economic Projections from the March 18-19, 2014, FOMC meeting are now available.

Mar 18, 2014 Call Reports

Over 350,000 reports of the conditions of national and state member banks, dating 1916-1959.

Mar 14, 2014 February Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available on FRASER.

Mar 12, 2014 2014 Economic Report of the President

The 2014 Economic Report of the President is now available, along with reports back to the first Economic Report of the President, issued in 1947.

Mar 11, 2014 FOMC Meeting Documents

The minutes and supplemental documents from Federal Open Market Committee meetings are now available on FRASER through 2008.

Mar 04, 2014 Fiscal Year 2015 Budget of the United States Government

Fiscal year 2015 budget documents are now available.

Mar 03, 2014 Statements and Speeches of the Presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

We’ve added speeches from the following FRB San Francisco presidents: Eliot J. Swan, John J. Balles, and Robert T. Parry.

Feb 18, 2014 Nomination of Janet Yellen

The nomination hearing of the Fed’s first female chair is now available.

Feb 14, 2014 January Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available on FRASER.

Jan 22, 2014 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Centennial

This collection includes a timeline, publications, images, and other media that document the history of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis throughout the last century.

Jan 21, 2014 Records of the Federal Reserve System: A Finding Aid

This finding aid has been created as a supplement to FRASER’s collection of digitized selections from the Records of the Federal Reserve System and details the contents of the entire collection of Records of the Federal Reserve System held by the National Archives.

Jan 16, 2014 Producer Prices and Price Indexes

Issues of the PPI are now available for 1978-2005.

Jan 16, 2014 December Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available on FRASER.

Jan 08, 2014 Papers of Benjamin Strong, 1911-1928

Benjamin Strong, Jr., was elected first governor (president) of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 1914, a position he held until his death in 1928. This collection of documents is held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Dec 10, 2013 Minutes and Recommendations of the Federal Advisory Council

Minutes of Federal Advisory Council’s meetings are now available from 1914-1968.

Dec 06, 2013 Statements and Speeches of the Presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

We’ve added speeches from the following FRB Minneapolis presidents: John H. Rich, Oliver S. Powell, John N. Peyton, Frederick L. Deming, Hugh D. Galusha, Bruce K. MacLaury, and Mark H. Willes.

Nov 19, 2013 Minutes of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Minutes of Board of Governors’ meetings are now available from 1914-1951.

Nov 14, 2013 Annual Reports of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Annual reports of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland are now available for the years 1916-1979.

Oct 22, 2013 Annual Reports of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Annual reports of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are now available for the years 1915-1994.

Sep 25, 2013 Statements and Speeches of Karl R. Bopp

Speeches from 1931 to 1970 by Karl R. Bopp, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (1958-1970), are now available. Bopp served the Philadelphia Fed as Director of Personnel and Director of Research prior to his appointment as bank president.

Aug 16, 2013 Annual Reports of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Annual reports of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta are now available for the years 1915-2000.

Aug 01, 2013 Employment and Payrolls

Issues of Employment and Payrolls, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1935 through 1954, have now been posted.

Aug 01, 2013 Five New Archival Collections

We have posted documents from five newly digitized archival collections from the National Archives at College Park, MD, and the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, MO.

Jun 26, 2013 Annual Reports of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Annual reports of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond are now available for the years 1915-1994.

Jun 06, 2013 FRASER is now on Twitter!

Follow @FedFRASER for historical highlights from our digital archive.

Jun 03, 2013 2012 Annual Report of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The latest annual report of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has been added.

Jun 03, 2013 Statements and Speeches of William McChesney Martin, Sr.

We've posted additional speeches by William McChesney Martin, Sr., first Chairman of the Board of Directors and Federal Reserve Agent for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1914-1929, Governor of the Bank, 1929-1935, and first President of the Bank, 1935-1941.

May 16, 2013 1953 Nomination of Arthur F. Burns to the Council of Economic Advisers

Congressional Hearing before the Committee on Banking and Currency, United States Senate.

Apr 19, 2013 Economic Review (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)

Issues of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's monthly review of economic conditions have been posted for the years 1920-1974.

Apr 10, 2013 Fiscal Year 2014 Budget of the United States Government

Fiscal year 2014 budget documents are now available on FRASER.

Mar 28, 2013 A Foregone Conclusion

This book discusses people and events that led to the creation of the Federal Reserve System, mainly the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.

Mar 21, 2013 Annual Reports of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Annual reports of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York are now available for the years 1915-1994.

Mar 15, 2013 2013 Economic Report of the President

The 2013 Economic Report of the President is now available, along with reports back to the first Economic Report of the President, issued in 1947.

Mar 15, 2013 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Circulars

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.

Mar 08, 2013 Economic Review (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)

Issues of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's monthly review of economic conditions have been posted for the years 1920-1976.

Feb 13, 2013 Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. Transactions.

Issues for 1977-1995 are now available, containing listings of foreign direct investment transactions arranged by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) of the U.S. companies, by the source country of the investment, and by the U.S. state location of the foreign investment.

Feb 08, 2013 January Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available on FRASER.

Feb 05, 2013 National Economic Trends

This monthly publication was issued by the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Issues are available on FRASER for the years 1966-1998. Issues for 1999 to current are available on the St. Louis Fed's Research website.

Jan 22, 2013 Producer Prices and Price Indexes

Issues of the PPI have been posted for January 1995 - May 2005. Issues for October 1989 - December 1994 are forthcoming.

Jan 16, 2013 December Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available on FRASER.

Jan 16, 2013 Enhancements to FRASER’s Search Results Page

FRASER has had an overhaul of its search results page. Search results now feature:
1. Sorting results by date or by relevance
2. Related search terms
3. Filters for date, topic, publication, special collection, and author
4. Additional link options in PDF results, including links to the file’s parent publication, special collection, topic, and author, in addition to the usual link to the file itself
5. Preview images
Try this search for the term “government debt” refined to documents from 1955-1959.

Dec 13, 2012 November Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available on FRASER.

Nov 28, 2012 Economic Review (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

Issues of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's monthly review of economic conditions have been posted for the years 1920-1956.

Nov 27, 2012 Reminiscenses of Chester Charles Davis

Chester Davis was the 4th president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis from 1941-1951. Prior to his service in St. Louis, he served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1936 to 1941. During the years of World War II, he also served on the Agricultural Adjustment Administration. This biographical interview is a transcription from a 1953 interview conducted by Dean Albertson. The original is at the Columbia Center for Oral History. It is posted here with their permission. For additional information please see: http://oralhistoryportal.cul.columbia.edu/document.php?id=ldpd_4074582

Nov 23, 2012 Social Security Reports by the Congressional Budget Office

Five reports prepared by the CBO on Social Security, its funding options, outlook, etc.

Nov 08, 2012 October Issue of Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available on FRASER.

Oct 11, 2012 September Issue of Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Oct 09, 2012 High Interest Rate Protest

This post contains images of the front and back of a 10" piece of pine 2x4 that was mailed to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Chairman Paul Volcker on March 28, 1980 by the Jackson Mississippi Home Builders. Around that date in 1980, inflation was at 14.6 %, unemployment was at 6.9%, Bank Prime Loan Rate was 19.50%, and the 30-year mortgage rate was 16.33%

Oct 01, 2012 New Search Results Page

We’ve overhauled our search results page. Search results now feature filters for date, topic, publication, special collection, and author. Related search terms are also suggested. And PDF results now have more linking options, including links to the file’s parent publication, special collection, topic and author, in addition to the usual link to the file itself.

Sep 28, 2012 New Agriculture Topic

A new topic on economic aspects of agriculture has been created. The topic contains several documents already on FRASER, as well as five "new to FRASER" documents.

Sep 12, 2012 Latest Economic Indicators

The August 2012 issue of Economic Indicators is now available on FRASER.

Sep 04, 2012 Treasury Bulletin

The Treasury Bulletin posting has been completed, with the years 1939-1995 now available on FRASER. Issues for 1996-present are available at http://www.fms.treas.gov/bulletin/backissues.html

Aug 24, 2012 Wholesale Prices

Issues of Wholesale Prices, published as bulletins by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, have been added for the years 1942-1965

Aug 22, 2012 1928 Hearings on Brokers' Loans

These hearings regarding a resolution favoring a restrictions of loans by Federal Reserve Banks for speculative purposes are now available.

Aug 08, 2012 Latest Economic Indicators

The July 2012 issue of Economic Indicators is now available on FRASER.

Aug 03, 2012 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review

The back issues of the Bank's Review from 1917 to 1966 are now available. Together with issues for 1967-present on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis webpage access is provided to the complete run of the publication.

Aug 03, 2012 Treasury Bulletin, 1939-1979

This bulletin, produced monthly from 1939-1982, quarterly from 1983-present, contains a mix of narrative, tables, and charts related to Treasury issues and various financial data of the U.S. government. Issues for the years 1939-1979 have now been posted to FRASER.

Jul 31, 2012 Documents on past droughts

A handful of documents on the droughts of the 1930s and 1980s have been digitized: Drought of 1934: The Federal Government's Assistance to Agriculture, Crop Production: Outlook for Post-Drought Recovery During 1989, Impact of the Drought on Prices and Production, and Works Progress Administration Research Bulletin Series 5, Numbers 1, 2, and 3.

Jul 31, 2012 Liberty Loan Documents

New liberty loan documents are now available in our War Finance topic.

Jul 23, 2012 Deposit Insurance in Eight States During the Period 1908-1930

This study looks at the history of deposit insurance in states that had used it in the quarter century preceding the establishment of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Jul 20, 2012 Pushing on a String, Banking Act of 1935

Hearings before the House Committee on Banking and Currency on the Banking Act of 1935, which reorganized the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and enlarged the supervisory powers of the FDIC. These hearings are credited with the first use of the phrase "pushing on a string" in reference to the limitations of monetary policy. See page 377 (381).

Jul 17, 2012 Insurance of Bank Obligations in Six States during the Period 1829-1866

A study of the first attempts in the United States to protect bank creditors through the use of the insurance principle.

Jul 12, 2012 June Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Jun 26, 2012 Budget of the United States Government

Issues of the Budget of the United States Government are now available, starting with fiscal year 1923 (the first Budget produced by the Bureau of the Budget) through fiscal year 2013. Various supplements are also available, such as War Supplements for 1944-1947, Historical Tables, Appendix, and Budget in Brief.

Jun 15, 2012 A Series on the Structure of the Federal Reserve System

Six short pamphlets on the structure of the Federal Reserve System, produced in 1981.

Jun 15, 2012 Comparative Prints of Federal Reserve Act

Two comparative prints of the 1913 Banking and Currency Bill (the Federal Reserve Act): The bill as passed by the House, as passed by the Senate, and as agreed to in conference displayed side-by-side in three columns, and the House bill, the Owen Amendment, and the Hitchcock amendment displayed side-by-side in three columns.

Jun 08, 2012 May Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Jun 05, 2012 Board of Governors Historical Indexes

When the minutes of the Board of Governors were bound, the volumes were numbered, divided in parts as needed, and detailed indexes were prepared. The current collection of indexes includes the years 1914-1939, volumes 1-26. For most years, the indexes were in two parts, January-June and July-December. For 1914, 1915, and 1934-39 the indexes cover an entire year. The 1915 index contains separate member and subject indexes and 1933 contains 5 independent indexes.

In addition, the Board of Governors minutes that were cited by Allan Meltzer in A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 1 were pulled together as a companion collection. These were digitized based on his references and do not constitute a complete collection.

May 18, 2012 Changes on FRASER

A new All Titles page is available, on our top navigation bar, where users can browse all 600+ publications on FRASER by title, date, and publication type (monograph vs. periodical). Additionally, we are starting a monthly email to be sent to interested FRASER users. These email messages will cover the latest additions and other interesting FRASER information. Subscribe here, and avoid missing out on our first issue!

May 14, 2012 Survey of Foreclosure Operations

A 1937 report regarding a survey of foreclosure operations and costs, prepared by the Home Owners' Loan Corporation.

May 09, 2012 April Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Apr 23, 2012 Diaries of Charles S. Hamlin

Handwritten diaries by Charles S. Hamlin, written during his tenure as the first Governor of the Federal Reserve Board. Index-digests that can be used to find diary entries on particular topics are also available.

Apr 12, 2012 March Economic Indicators

The latest issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Apr 12, 2012 Home Owners' Loan Corporation Blue Book

A 1936 reference book for those engaged in examining titles and in closing loans in the field on behalf of the HOLC and under the supervision of its Legal Department.

Apr 03, 2012 Proceedings and Documents of the Bretton Woods Conference

Two volumes of Proceedings and Documents of the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference held at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, July 1-22, 1944.

Mar 29, 2012 Banking and Currency: Hearings on the Federal Reserve Act

These 1913 hearings were held to discuss passage of the H.R. 7837 and S. 2639, the Federal Reserve Act.

Mar 20, 2012 Report and Comparative Print on H.R. 7837 (Federal Reserve Act)

This 1913 report and comparative print show revisions to the bill by the House and Senate.

Mar 19, 2012 C.5 Bank Debits and Demand Deposits

This annual statistical release by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System covers data on bank debits or charges to demand deposit accounts for 1919-1976.

Mar 19, 2012 Latest Economic Indicators

The February 2012 issue of Economic Indicators has been added to FRASER.

Mar 12, 2012 U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Balance of Payments and Direct Investment Position Estimates

The 1977-1981 and 1982-1988 editions of this title are now available on FRASER.

Mar 06, 2012 Congressional Testimony of Board Members and Staff of the Federal Reserve System, 1913-1964

This publication indexes the appearances of Board members and staff before the various committees of Congress for the first 50 years of the Federal Reserve System.

Mar 02, 2012 Hours and Earnings in the United States, 1932-40, with Supplement for 1941

A compilation of hours and earnings data that was originally published in the Monthly Labor Review and Employment and Pay Rolls, with corrections to the previously published data.

Feb 21, 2012 2012 Economic Report of the President

The 2012 Economic Report of the President including the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers is now available. Reports are available back to the first Economic Report of the President, issued in 1947.

Feb 13, 2012 Budget of the United States Government

The President's Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2013, was released today. FRASER provides access to the Budget and many of its supplements for fiscal years 1941-1995 (1996-2013 are available at FDsys). Additional issues and supplementary titles will be added soon.

Feb 08, 2012 New Economic Indicators

The January 2012 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Feb 02, 2012 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

This 1941 dissertation takes a look at the establishment, operation, and administration of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Jan 23, 2012 Monetary, Credit, and Fiscal Policies

Collected statements, hearings, and a report on the 1949/1950 study by the Subcommittee on Monetary, Credit, and Fiscal Policies of the Joint Committee on the Economic Report.

Jan 23, 2012 Long term economic growth, 1860-1965

This report brings together data from various statistical publications to provide a comprehensive, long range view of U.S. economic growth, from 1860-1965. It was designed a basic research document for economists, historians, investors, teachers, and students.

Jan 20, 2012 1931-1932 Hearings on Sale of Foreign Bonds or Securities in the United States

Also known as the Johnson Committee Hearings, these hearings present testimony and data on the sale, flotation, and allocation of foreign bonds and securities by banks, banking institutions, corporations, and individuals.

Jan 12, 2012 New Economic Indicators

The December 2011 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Jan 05, 2012 Speeches of Andrew F. Brimmer: 1966-1974

Andrew Brimmer worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as an economist, then became assistant secretary of economic affairs in the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 1966, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Brimmer to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve; the first African American in that position.

Dec 28, 2011 Role of Gold in Monetary Systems

This 1982 report to the Congress was completed by the Commission on the Role of Gold. It was in response to Public Law 96-389 which amended the Bretton Woods Agreements Act to authorize an increase in the U.S. quota in the International Monetary Fund. It includes a gold market statistical compendium and summaries of dissenting views and statements presented to the commission.

Dec 21, 2011 FRASER's New Look

FRASER has received a facelift. The redesigned website includes new and enhanced site navigation, such as chronological browsing and a more advanced search feature. We welcome your feedback on the site. Feel free to contact us with questions or comments.

Dec 09, 2011 November Economic Indicators

The November 2011 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Dec 02, 2011 E.16 Country Exposure Lending Survey

This statistical release presents data on lending by U.S. banks to foreign sources.

Nov 29, 2011 Additional documents on the Federal Reserve Discount Mechanism

The 1968 hearing before the Joint Economic Committee and the subsequent 1969 report submitted by Senator William Proxmire have been added to the Discount Window collections. The hearing and report were in response to the Board of Governors system committee proposals contained in Reappraisal of the Federal Reserve Discount Mechanism

Nov 10, 2011 October Economic Indicators

The October 2011 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Oct 26, 2011 New Collection on the Government Securities Market

A new collection has been put together with speeches, studies, data, and other documents relating to the U. S. government securities market. Featured in this collection are 3 studies also newly added to FRASER: a Treasury-Federal Reserve Study of the Government Securities Market, conducted in the late 1950s; a Joint Treasury-Federal Reserve Study of the U.S. Government Securities Market, conducted in the late 1960s; and a Joint Treasury - SEC - Federal Reserve Board Study of the Government-Related Securities Markets, conducted in 1980.

Oct 24, 2011 Monetary Question of the 52nd and 53rd Congress

These speeches were presented before Congress in 1891-1894 regarding "free silver" and the desire to return to a bimetallic monetary standard. They have been added to a new topic collection as well: Alternative Monetary Standards.

Oct 17, 2011 Latest Economic Indicators

The September 2011 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Oct 04, 2011 Central Banking Under the Federal Reserve System

This book describes the development of the Federal Reserve System during it first 20 years.

Sep 27, 2011 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970

This supplement to the Statistical Abstract contains annual, time-series data with national coverage on almost any aspect of United States economics, population or infrastructure since the government began recording statistics. Like the Statistical Abstract, references are made to the original source of the data, and additional descriptions of the data are given.

Sep 27, 2011 Profit Rates of Manufacturing Corporations: 1947-62

Profit rates of the 63 industry and size groups of manufacturing corporations are tabulated in this reference manual, compiled by the Federal Trade Commission from past issues of the Quarterly Financial Report for Manufacturing Corporations.

Sep 23, 2011 Operation Twist - Some History

An FOMC action, known as "Operation Twist," was first used between 1961 and 1963 to replace short term debt with longer term government debt. FRASER contains a number of documents both from that era and later commentaries on and analyses of the plan's outcomes. The title link above will take you to a few suggested resources. These documents are from various collections on FRASER, such as Addresses and Speeches of the Chairmen of the Board of Governors, Federal Open Market Committee Reports, and the William McChesney Martin Jr. Papers.

To replicate this search, choose the Advanced Search. Enter the term "operation twist" in the box for "with the exact phrase" and click on the Search button. You may also use this search to limit the your hit list to the decade of the 1960s for the historical documents, or to filter the results by collection(s) to see only the hits for the Federal Open Market Committee Reports, for example, by selecting one or more collections and adding them to the box on the right.

Sep 19, 2011 National Monetary and Banking Policy : Questionnaire

This questionnaire, relative to S. Res. 125 (approved August 4, 1939), was sent to the Treasury Department, Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve Banks, Department of Commerce, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, State Bank Supervisors, and American Bankers Association and Association of Reserve City Bankers. Printed for the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency, 76th Congress, 3rd session, as part of a study on possible national monetary and banking policy by which the monetary and banking authorities of the Federal Government shall be guided and governed, and recommendations on the character of governmental machinery best calculated to carry out such policy.

Sep 19, 2011 Monetary Use of Silver in 1933

This bulletin, prepared by Herbert M. Bratter U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Finance and Investment Division, studies the position of silver in the world's monetary systems. Legal provisions relating to silver, the position of silver in the reserves of banks of issue, the circulation of silver coin, the attitude of foreign countries toward silver, and the possibility of increased use thereof without new legislation are discussed. The survey covers foreign countries, as well as the position of silver in the United States currency system.

Sep 19, 2011 Annual Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the Finances

Reports are available for the years 1789-1980. These annual reports also contain the reports of the many departments of the Treasury, including the Bureau of the Mint, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bureau of Customs, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Secret Service, and the Internal Revenue Service.

Sep 19, 2011 Loans to Industry: Report

Report No. 1719, to accompany S. 3487, 73rd Congress, 2nd session. This report, prepared in May 1934, recommends that the bill, relating to direct loans for industrial purposes by Federal Reserve banks, should pass, with amendments. The amendments include several amendments to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act.

Sep 19, 2011 For the Establishment of the National Monetary Commission: Report

This report, prepared June 1949 to accompany S. 1559, 81st Congress, 1st session, favorably recommends that the bill to establish a National Monetary Commission should pass. The National Monetary Commission would be directed to investigate current requirements and methods covering the matters of legal reserves of banks, eligible deposits against such reserves, open market operations of the Federal Reserve banks, adequacy of eligible paper other than Government obligations, specie reserves, foreign-exchange fluctuations, and other factors.

Sep 15, 2011 Repealing Certain Legislation Relating to Reserves against Deposits in Federal Reserve Banks

A 1965 House hearing on H.R. 3818, a bill to eliminate the requirement that Federal Reserve Banks maintain certain reserves in gold certificates against deposit liabilities.

Sep 15, 2011 Reduction in Reserve Ratio for Federal Reserve Notes and Deposits

These 1945 hearings before the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency discussed S. 510, a bill to amend sections 11 (c) and 16 of the Federal Reserve Act.

Sep 14, 2011 Federal Reserve System in Operation, by Emanuel Goldenweiser

This book was written with the intention to serve as "an introduction to the study of the Federal reserve system by college classes in banking and by business and professional men who wish to have a general idea of the purposes, structure, and functions of the system." The study primarily covers the years 1922-1925, and includes various appendices.

Sep 14, 2011 Special Report on Unemployment Statistics: Meaning and Measurement

This October 1961 report distributed by the Office of Statistical Standards attempts to discuss, in non-technical language, the meaning, purposes and problems of measuring unemployment.

Sep 14, 2011 Retirement of $30 Billion of Government Bonds Held by the Federal Reserve Banks

These 1965 hearings, conducted under Wright Patman on H.R. 7601, a bill to provide for the retirement of $30 billion of interest-bearing obligations of the United States held by the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, discussed the possible effects of the proposal to transfer obligations from the balance sheets of the Federal Reserve Banks to the Secretary of the Treasury for subsequent cancellation and retirement.

Sep 13, 2011 Nominations of Federal Reserve Board Chairmen

Nomination hearings, conducted in the Senate, for Chairmen of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Hearings available include those for Eugene Meyer, Marriner Eccles, Thomas McCabe, William McChesney Martin Jr., Arthur Burns, G. William Miller, Paul Volcker, Alan Greenspan, and Ben Bernanke.

Sep 13, 2011 Latest Economic Indicators

The August 2011 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Sep 02, 2011 Impact of the Payment of Interest on Demand Deposits

This paper, prepared in 1977 by Stephen H. Axilrod, Staff Director for Monetary Policy, in collaboration with members of the Board's Division of Research and Statistics, evaluates the probably effects of lifting the prohibition on payment of interest on demand deposits, which had been in effect since 1933. The effects on banks, other depository institutions, and the public, as well as on monetary policy and credit markets as a whole, are discussed.

Aug 31, 2011 How the Government Measures Unemployment

This 1962 pamphlet by the BLS was designed to provide answers to frequent questions raised regarding who is counted as unemployed and how unemployment is measured. A bibliography is included for additional sources of information.

Aug 25, 2011 Consumer Price Index, 1953-1974

Issues of the Consumer Price Index have been added back to its first issue, January 1953.

Aug 25, 2011 Two books by the National City Bank of New York on the Federal Reserve Act

Federal Reserve Act, the National Banking Act and All Other Federal Laws Relating to Banking, with Complete Indexes and References: 1812-1914was published circa 1914 by the National City Bank of New York (now known as Citibank), in an attempt to provide "a complete and convenient exposition of the Federal Statutes on banking and currency."
National Banking under the Federal Reserve System was published in 1921, with the purpose of giving a picture and an interpretation of the national banking in the United States under the Federal Reserve System.

Aug 22, 2011 1938 Hearings on Unemployment and Relief

These hearings were conducted by the Senate Special Committee to Investigate Unemployment and Relief. The hearings intended to ascertain the number of unemployed person in the nation; the extent to which the government provides insurance benefits, relief, or work relief for the unemployed; and whether and how work relief should be continued.

Aug 22, 2011 Wealth, Public Debt, and Taxation: 1922

Four reports from the Department of the Census are included under this title published in 1924. They are: Estimated National Wealth, Public Debt, Taxes Collected, and Assessed Valuation and Tax Levies. The data is based on the decennial censuses, and provides some comparative data for 1850-1922. The title appears in the Government Debt collection, and can also be accessed in the Title Browse.

Aug 19, 2011 Treasury Department Annual Reports

The annual reports of the Secretary of the Treasury are now available for 1887-1940. Additional years will be posted soon. Eventually, the collection will include 1790-1980. We will advise our users as additions are made to the collection. It can be found in the Annual Reports topic, or in the Title search or browse under Annual Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the Finances.

Aug 18, 2011 Annual Reports to Congress on the Equal Credit Opportunity Act

These annual reports by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System discuss actions taken in response to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, included enactment of Regulation B and establishment of the Consumer Advisory Council as well as summaries of actions taken by other agencies.

Aug 18, 2011 Economic Problems of Women: 1973-1974 Hearings

These hearings, held before the Joint Economic Committee, focused on economic discrimination in employment, earnings, credit, insurance, taxes, social security, and transfer programs.

Aug 17, 2011 Monetary Policy and the Management of the Public Debt

Documents prepared in the proceedings of the Subcommittee on General Credit Control and Debt Management of the Joint Committee on the Economic Report, created in the spring of 1951 for the purpose of conducting a general inquiry into monetary policy and debt management.

Aug 12, 2011 FHA Homes in Metropolitan Districts

This 1942 report from the Federal Housing Administration summarizes insuring activities for the years 1934 through 1940 for 140 metropolitan districts identified by the 1940 census of population.

Aug 11, 2011 Employment and Earnings Benchmark Revisions

This supplement to the Employment and Earnings provides periodic revisions to correct for sampling variability and changes in industrial activity of establishments. It is a valuable resource for employment and wages over time. The earliest version posted covers 1909-1972. Subsequent editions provide updates through 1996.

Aug 10, 2011 Latest Economic Indicators

The July 2011 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Jul 28, 2011 Supplements to the Annual Report of the Board of Governors

The Annual Report: Budget Review has been posted for the years 1985/86-2011, and the Prelude to the Annual Report has been posted for the years 1970-1974.

Jul 28, 2011 Annual Report to the President by the Council of Economic Advisers

These reports were submitted to the President annually in December of 1946-1950.

Jul 28, 2011 Establishment and Operation of Branches, Agencies and Currency Funds of Federal Reserve Banks

This 1938 report by the Division of Examinations of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System discusses the history and current (1938) operations of Federal Reserve Bank branches.

Jul 26, 2011 Some history on Government Debt

The Government Debt collection is new on FRASER. It contains Congressional hearings dating back to 1958 on the public debt and debt ceiling, as well as, speeches and testimony by Chairmen of the Board of Governors and St. Louis president, Darryl Francis, on the subject.

Jul 21, 2011 The Inter-Ally Debts

Written in 1924 by Harvey E. Fisk, this book was "prepared in response to many requests for information regarding the cost of the World War [World War I], how this cost was met, and more particularly for information about the debts between allies..." It is part of the War Finance collection.

Jul 20, 2011 Bank Suspension Study

These internal memoranda were produced as a result of a committee, started in 1936 by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, organized to prepare studies on possible means of improving the existing banking structure.

Jul 19, 2011 Latest Economic Indicators

The June 2011 issue of Economic Indicators is available.

Jun 29, 2011 Pre-Bernanke Press Conferences: From the speeches of the Chairmen of the Federal Reserve System

Although Chairman Bernanke is the first chairman of the Board of Governors to regularly hold press conferences, these aren’t the first press conferences ever held by a chairman. The following were found in the FRASER collection Public Statements of the Chairmen of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

In 1964, Chairman Martin held a press conference on November 23, 1964 to explain actions of the Board of Governors raising the discount rate for several banks and for increasing the regulation Q ceiling rates.

And in November of 1973, Chairman Burns met with the press to discuss the decision to let gold float freely.

In October 1979, Chairman Volcker held two press conferences following a change in monetary policy operating procedures. The change came following a special Saturday meeting of the FOMC, and the first Volcker press conference was held that day. Another conference was held three days later, after a speech at the American Bankers Association. Finally, in October 1982, he held a third press conference to explain a de-emphasis on using M1 (money supply) as an operating target.

Jun 16, 2011 The Economy at Mid-1972

A testimony of the Council of Economic Advisers before the Joint Economic Committee on economic developments since President Nixon's New Economic Policy was adopted on August 15, 1971.

Jun 10, 2011 Banking Reform

This 1912 book was published by the National Citizens' League for the Promotion of Sound Banking. It describes conditions in the national banking system just prior to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System. Edited by J. Laurence Laughlin, he acknowledges contributions by H. Parker Willis, James P. Hall, F.R. Mechem, W.A. Scott, A.D. Welton, Frank H. Fayant, and M.S. Wildman.

Jun 10, 2011 Federal Reserve Branch Banks

These outlines of Federal Reserve branch banks cover their powers, functions, and character and volume of business handled, from 1919-1925.

Jun 09, 2011 Latest Economic Indicators

The May 2011 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Jun 04, 2011 2010 Annual Report of the Board of Governors

The latest annual report of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has been added.

Jun 02, 2011 Annual Reports of the Comptroller of the Currency

Annual reports of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have been added dating back to its establishment in 1863.

May 20, 2011 Hearings on the Banking Reform Act of 1971

These hearings took place in the House of Representatives from April 20 - May 4, 1971. The Banking Reform Act of 1971 had two basic goals: (1) the enhancement of competition among financial institutions and the reduction of concentrations of economic power within the financial community; and (2) the elimination of certain serious conflict-of interest situations occurring as a result of existing practices carried on by financial institutions.

May 18, 2011 Latest Economic Indicators

The April 2011 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

May 16, 2011 Summary of the Report on Conditions of Woman and Child Wage Earners in the United States

This summary report was published in 1915. It is the 5th report in the Bureau of Labor Statistics series entitled Women in Industry.

May 05, 2011 1970s Energy Crisis Hearings

12 Congressional hearings have been added to a new collection. These hearings cover the energy crises of the 1970s, particularly the 1973 oil crisis caused by the Arab Oil Embargo, and the 1979 energy crisis caused by the Iranian Revolution.

May 03, 2011 List of Member Banks, by Groups, in Federal Reserve Districts, as of May 27, 1914

This document lists member banks for each Federal Reserve District, classified into three groups for each district, with groups each containing approximately one-third of the member banks for that district, organized by capitalization. This list was compiled by the Reserve Bank Organization Committee prior to the opening of the Federal Reserve Banks in 1914.

Apr 26, 2011 Federal Reserve Act by Robert L. Owens

Written in 1919 by one of the drafters of the Federal Reserve Act, this small book provides his account of the origin and guiding principles for the Federal Reserve System.

Apr 20, 2011 Erection of an Office Building by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

These reports were submitted by the Committees on Banking and Currency of the Senate and House of Representatives in 1922, giving favorable recommendation for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to enter into contracts for the erection of buildings for its head office and Little Rock branch.

Apr 20, 2011 PPI Detailed Report Annual Supplement

The annual supplement for the PPI Detailed Report has been added for 1997-2004. This title continues the annual supplement for the Producer Price Indexes which will be posted soon.

Apr 20, 2011 The Formative Period of the Federal Reserve System

This 1925 volume is a narrative by W.P.G. Harding. He served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1916-1922, and as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston from 1923 until his death in 1930.

Apr 08, 2011 Latest Economic Indicators

Issues through March 2011 are now available.

Apr 07, 2011 Development of Federal Reserve Policy

The author, Harold L. Reed, was a Professor of Banking and Finance at Washington University, St. Louis, at the time he wrote this book in 1922.

Apr 04, 2011 Gold Reserve Act of 1934

This hearing took place before the House Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures in January 1934 on H.R. 6976. It is a companion to the Gold Reserve Act hearings before the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency on S. 2366, which can also be found at this website link. This publication includes the text of H.R. 6976, and reports from both the House and Senate committees.

Apr 04, 2011 Expenses of Federal Reserve Banks

Letter from Federal Reserve Governor W. P. G. Harding in response to a Senate resolution of October 14, 1921 (S. Res. 153), transmitting information regarding the number and salaries of employees of the Federal Reserve Banks; expenditures in the erection of buildings; expenses of general administration; and the amount of net earnings paid to the government as franchise tax.

Apr 04, 2011 Activities and Policies of District Banks and their Implications for Monetary Policy

This hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs in the House of Representatives, which took place on September 23, 1982, attempted to explore how well the Federal Reserve banks carried out their two functions: performing their day-to-day bank operations, which involve interacting with business and financial communities in their respective districts, and helping to determine monetary policy by participating in the Federal Open Market Committee.

Apr 01, 2011 The ABC of the Federal Reserve System

First published in 1918, this book provides a contemporary description of the establishment of the Federal Reserve System and its role in the American economy at that time. A measure of its popularity through time is that it has been printed in 12 editions, with a number of revisions along the way.

Mar 30, 2011 Amendments of the Bretton Woods Agreements Act

A hearing before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, considering H.R. 13955, a bill to authorize the U.S. acceptance of certain amendments to the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund, and an increase of the U.S. quota, with an intent of moving toward a stable noninflationary international monetary order.

Mar 30, 2011 Employment and Pay Rolls in State Unemployment Compensation Systems

Published in 1940, this document provides employment and payroll data at the State-level by industry, as of 1938. The data was derived from the unemployment operations mandated by the Social Security Act of 1935.

Mar 30, 2011 Stemming Inflation: the Office of Emergency Preparedness and the 90-day freeze

A comprehensive history of the management of the 90-day wage-price freeze, undertaken by the Office of Emergency Preparedness and the newly established Cost of Living Council, as a first step to curbing inflation, and buying time for a longer-term and more flexible policy for wage and price behavior to be planned .

Mar 30, 2011 To Extend the Authority of the Federal Reserve Banks to Purchase U.S. Obligations Directly from the Treasury

A hearing before the House Committee on Banking and Currency, considering H.R. 7632 and S. 1700, regarding a two year extension of the authority of the Federal Reserve banks to purchase U.S. obligations directly from the Treasury. This direct purchase authority was initially enacted during World War II, and continued on a temporary basis since that time, allowing the Treasury to borrow directly from the Federal Reserve banks on a short-term basis as needed.

Mar 30, 2011 National Bank Real Estate Loans

A hearing before the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency, considering S. 2576 (included), a bill to increase the percentage that national banks can lend on real estate.

Mar 18, 2011 Approved Methods for the Preparation of Balance Sheet Statements

This brief document was published by the GPO in 1918. It is a reprint of an article that appeared in the Federal Reserve Bulletin in April 1917 titled "Uniform Accounting." The subtitle describes it as "A tentative proposal submitted by the Federal Reserve Board for the consideration of banks, bankers, and banking associations; merchants, manufacturers, and associations of manufacturers; auditors, accountants, and associations of accountants."

Mar 17, 2011 Federal Reserve System: Its Origin and Growth

This two-volume work was written by Paul M. Warburg in 1930. It records his recollections and reflections on the founding of the Federal Reserve System.

Mar 08, 2011 National Income and Product Accounts Benchmark Revisions

The series of National Income and Product Accounts containing benchmark revisions have been consolidated into a single title and the more recent issues for 1929-1958, 1929-1976, 1929-1958, 1959-1988, and 1929-1994 have been added to FRASER.

Mar 02, 2011 2010 Monetary Policy Hearings

The full-text of the monetary policy hearings before the 111th Congress is now available.

Feb 24, 2011 2011 Economic Report of the President

The 2011 Economic Report of the President including the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers is now available.

Feb 18, 2011 Investigation of Economic Problems

We have posted the full hearing that took place February 13-28, 1933 before the Senate Committee on Finance. The Table of Contents contains a list of the individuals who testified in person, or presented written commentary and reports.

Feb 14, 2011 Latest Economic Indicators

The January 2011 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Feb 01, 2011 Federal Reserve Board Statistical Release Publication History

Produced by the Research Library at the Board of Governors, this document describes the changes made to the titles and release numbers of Federal Reserve statistical releases.

Jan 28, 2011 First and Second Banks of the United States

Documents from the American State Papers, the legislative and executive documents of Congress from 1789 to 1838, have been added to the First and Second Bank collection.

Jan 11, 2011 Government Securities Reform

This hearing before the House of Representatives is one of a series addressing proposed regulation of the securities market in 1993. It can also be found in the Collection by Topic: Congressional Hearings.

Jan 10, 2011 A Modern History of FOMC Communications: 1975-2002

This paper by David Lindsey was originally published in 2003. In 2009, it was authorized for public release. The papers examines the evolution of the Federal Open Market Committee policy for communicating with the public during the last quarter of the 20th century.

Jan 06, 2011 Individual Statements of Condition of National Banks

The issues for 1923-1928 for this series have been added to FRASER. You can now view files for individual states covering all of the years currently posted by opening one issue, selecting the desired state, and clicking on the link for 1923-1949. The reports for prior years are included in the Annual Report of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Jan 06, 2011 Supplements to Economic Indicators, 1953-1980

These supplements were prepared for the use of the Joint Economic Committee, and present background information on each of the series in the Economic Indicators prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers.

Jan 05, 2011 1977 and 1984 Handbooks of Cyclical Indicators

These handbooks were prepared as supplements to the Business Conditions Digest, and present information on about 300 economic time series in the Business Conditions Digest.

Dec 15, 2010 Latest Economic Indicators

The November issue is now available.

Dec 15, 2010 Business Cycles by Wesley Clair Mitchell

An examination of the course of business cycles from 1890 to the time of the book's publication (1913) in the United States, England, Germany, and France.

Dec 07, 2010 First and Second Banks of the United States

A topical collection of documents relating to the First and Second Banks of the United States has been created. This collection collection features bibliographic and secondary source materials relating to the banks, and acts as a supplement to our existing archival collection of original documents relating to the banks .

Dec 07, 2010 FOMC Historical Minutes

The remaining historical minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, 1936-1955, have been posted.

Nov 23, 2010 FOMC Economic Projections

The latest Economic Projects from the November 2-3, 2010 FOMC meeting have been extracted and posted.

Nov 22, 2010 Employment Situation

Issues for the Employment Situation news release produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics have been added for 1988-1993.

Nov 22, 2010 Latest Economic Indicators

The October issue is now available.

Oct 21, 2010 The Consumer Price Index: History and Techniques

Bulletin No. 1517, prepared by members of the staff of the Office of Prices and Living Conditions, presents an historical summary covering the scope and method of compiling the Consumer Price Index, as well as a description of the 1964 revision of the index.

Oct 01, 2010 Statistics of Cities Having a Population of over 30,000

This publication of the Bureau of the Census was initially authorized by an act of Congress in 1898 directing the Bureau of Labor to compile and publish annually the official statistics of cities. Statistics of Cities Having a Population of over 30,000 continues the Statistics of Cities Having a Population of over 25,000, published as bulletins by the Bureau of the Census and also newly posted to FRASER, and is continued by Financial Statistics of Cities Having a Population of over 30,000.

Sep 24, 2010 Federal Relief for Home Owners

This leaflet was created for the public as a guide to the Home Owners' Loan Corporation, which was established in 1933 by the Home Owners' Loan Corporation Act, for the purpose of providing mortgage assistance to home owners in danger of losing their homes.

Sep 20, 2010 Additional Retail Prices Bulletins Posted

Six additional bulletins from the Bureau of Labor Statistics have been posted. These bulletins, Nos. 156, 228, 270, 315, 445, and 464, date from March 1915 to October 1928.

Aug 23, 2010 The First and Second Banks of the United States

We have digitized a collection of original documents pertaining to the First (1791-1811) and Second (1816-1836) Banks of the United States, early attempts at a central bank in the United States.

Aug 11, 2010 Public Statements of Members of the Board of Governors, 1914-1923

Statements by members of the Board of Governors, during the years 1914-1923, have been added. These include statements by Frederic A. Delano, Charles S. Hamlin, W. P. G. Harding, Adolph C. Miller, John R. Mitchell, Edmund Platt, Paul M. Warburg and John Skelton Williams.

Jul 21, 2010 1973 Hearing Discussing an Audit of the Federal Reserve

On October 2 and 3, 1973, the House Committee on Banking and Currency, chaired by Wright Patman, Representative from Texas, held hearings on H.R. 10265. This three page bill proposed an audit of the Federal Reserve Board, banks, and branches by the General Accounting Office, the extension of section 14(b) of the Federal Reserve Act, and an additional $60,000,000 for the construction of Federal Reserve Bank branch buildings. It is located in the "Congressional" Collection by Topic.

Jul 07, 2010 Hearings for the Banking Act of 1935

These hearings on S. 1715 and H.R. 7617 took place between April 19 and June 3, 1935 before the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency. The committee included Senators Carter Glass and William G. McAdoo, who were involved with the creation of the Federal Reserve Act and the work of the Reserve Bank Organizing Committee in 1913. This document is in the Collection by Topic for Banking Laws and Legislation.

Jun 14, 2010 Economic Indicators

The May 2010 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

May 21, 2010 Historical Retail Prices

Retail Prices includes Bulletin 495, covering the years 1890 to 1928, issued August 1929. Bulletin 635, issued October 1937, contains statistical changes from the 1929 edition, together with average prices and indexes for the years from 1923 to 1936. They are included in the Collections by Topic for Depressions & Panics and Bureau of Labor Statistics Publications.

May 21, 2010 Amendment to Abolish the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Etc.

A hearing with the Honorable W.P.G. Harding, Governor of the Federal Reserve Board in 1921 to discuss a resolution offered by James G. Strong of Kansas before the Committee on Banking and Currency of the House of Representatives.

May 14, 2010 Economic Indicators

The April 2010 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Apr 14, 2010 Economic Indicators

The March 2010 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Apr 05, 2010 American Academy of Political and Social Science: Banking Problems

Published in 1910, Vol. 36, No. 3, of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science features essays by prominent bankers, professors of economics, and other professionals on the banking problems of the time.

Apr 05, 2010 Unemployment Relief Census, October 1933

This series of three reports from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration is the result of a nation-wide survey of all families and persons receiving relief from public funds during October 1933. The reports are a United States summary report, an analysis of data by urban and rural areas, and a report on the composition of families receiving relief by states, urban and rural areas, and principal cities. This publication is linked to the following Collections by Topic: Employment/Unemployment, Depressions and Panics.

Mar 22, 2010 Annual Reports

Annual Reports for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis are available from 1915-1950, and 1979-1994, with issues for the 1950s, 60s, and 70s being added. Issues from 1995 to the present are available on stlouisfed.org: http://stlouisfed.org/publications/ar/pastissues.cfm

Mar 18, 2010 Economic Indicators

The February 2010 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Mar 15, 2010 Additional FOMC Historical Materials

The historical minutes and Records of Policy Actions for 1956 through 1963 have been added to FRASER.

Mar 05, 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics - The Employment Situation

Historical issues of the Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release The Employment Situation, unavailable on the BLS website, are being added to FRASER.

Mar 05, 2010 Intermediate Targets and Indicators for Monetary Policy: A Critical Survey

Publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1990), reviewing a broad array of financial variables proposed for use in formulating and implementing monetary policy.

Mar 04, 2010 Business Booms and Depressions: 1775-World War II

A chart (1943) depicting trends of price inflation, federal debt, business, national income, stocks and bond yields for the United States from 1775- World War II.

Feb 24, 2010 Economic Indicators

The January 2010 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Feb 12, 2010 Documents related to the War Finance Corporation Act

Several items related to the War Finance Corporation Act of April 5, 1918 and the Capital Issues Committee of the Federal Reserve Board created by the Act are now available in the War Finance Collection.

Feb 12, 2010 Select list of references on the monetary question

A 1913 bibliography compiled by the Library of Congress on such topics as banking and currency in the United States and foreign countries, crises and panics, credit, and clearing houses and more.

Feb 04, 2010 Official opinion of Thomas W. Gregory, Attorney General, issued November 22, 1915, regarding the ability of the Federal Reserve to eliminate Bank districts

This opinion of Thomas W. Gregory, issued on November 22, 1915, regarding the ability of the Federal Reserve to eliminate Bank districts, is taken from Official opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States : advising the President and heads of departments in relation to their official duties. Vol. 30

Feb 03, 2010 Street begging in St. Louis, including a report of a fact-finding survey of street begging made during November and December, 1936

1937 publication by the St. Louis Bureau for Homeless Men. The Bureau For Men, known also as the Bureau for Homeless Men, was organized as the first agency in the United States to provide social services to transient and homeless men. The Bureau's caseload grew immensely during the Great Depression. By late 1932, it provided social services to over 8000 transients.

Jan 14, 2010 Economic Indicators

The December 2009 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Jan 08, 2010 Documents relating to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation

The 1959 final report is now available in searchable full-text. We have also added the Reconstruction Corporation Act as amended and provisions of the Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932 under United States Government Documents.

Jan 05, 2010 Publications of the St. Louis Bureau for Men

Three separate depression era documents are now available. Missourians on the Move documents the movement within the state of Missouri of homeless men and boys between April 1934 and August 1938. The related publications are Non-Family Boys on Relief and A Statistical Analysis of Non-Family Men on Relief.

Dec 23, 2009 The Lending Functions of the Federal Reserve System: A History

This book is a revision of an unpublished 1961 version, which was prompted by a 1955 revision of the Board's Regulation A. This version was prompted by the 1973 revision of that regulation. Regulation A covers extensions of credit by Federal Reserve banks. The text of the current Regulation A is available through the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

Dec 16, 2009 Economic Indicators

The November 2009 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Nov 30, 2009 Bank Holiday of 1933

This is a collection of circulars issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis that pertain to the declaration of the Bank Holiday and subsequent events. Related documents that were published on the national level are available in the Bank Emergency of 1933 collection under United State Government Documents.

Nov 20, 2009 Budget of the United States Government - Special Analyses

Data and analyses from the Office of Management and Budget, covering the years 1967-1978

Nov 19, 2009 The Causes of the Present Depression and Possible Remedies

Winthrop Aldrich, son of Nelson Aldrich and president of Chase National Bank from 1930-53, delivered this speech on the Depression in 1933 before the Senate Finance Committee.

Nov 16, 2009 Economic Indicators

The October 2009 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Nov 13, 2009 Brookings: Bibliographical card file

This part of the Brookings collection was digitized from 30 boxes of 3"x5" cards with bibliographic entries on a wide range of national and international topics relating to economics, banking, and monetary issues. The references range from the late 19th to mid 20th century. This Guide to Files of Bibliographic Cards is a helpful summary.

Nov 13, 2009 Brookings: Register of Papers which bear on the History of the Federal Reserve System

In the mid 1950s, the Brookings Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System compiled a list of persons influential in the establishment of the Federal Reserve and the location of their papers. Some provide biographical sketches of the individuals, and container lists or finding aids for the collections.

Nov 10, 2009 Documents of the National Monetary Commission

Created by the Aldrich Vreeland Act of 1908, the Commission issued 30 reports (1909-1912) that provided a detailed and authoritative survey of North American and European banking systems of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. All of the reports were published by the U.S. Government Printing Office between 1909 and 1911. The National Monetary Commission's reports became the basis for, and would go on to recommend, the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.

Nov 09, 2009 The United States Budget in Brief

Issues for the years 1970-1990

Nov 03, 2009 A Brief History of Panics and Their Periodical Occurrence in the United States

Translation of Des crises commerciales et de leur rétour périodique en France, en Angleterre et aux États-Unis, which covers financial panic in the United States from 1889-1916.

Nov 03, 2009 Federal Reserve District Divisions and Location of Federal Reserve Banks and Head Offices

This three day hearing, held in 1914 in New York City, documents the statements of regional business men concerning the location of Federal Reserve Banks and recommendations of the territory they should encompass. The hearings were held before Secretary of the Treasury, William McAdoo, and the Secretary of Agriculture, David Houston. Similar hearings were held in other cities across the United States.

Oct 26, 2009 Federal Reserve Monetary Policy Hearing Reports

Hearing reports for the Federal Reserve Monetary Policy Reports given in February and July of 2008, and the First Monetary Policy Report for 2009 before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs are now available. These hearings, which include testimony by the Federal Reserve Chairman, feature discussions and opinions about the current state of the economy and the actions of the Federal Reserve Board. The time period under scrutiny in these specific reports include the deepening mortgage and credit crises, that saw the Federal Reserve Board and U.S. Treasury Department deal with situations at Bear Stearns, Citigroup, and AIG, as well as other financial stimulus actions.

Oct 22, 2009 Federal Home Loan Bank Review

A monthly publication from the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, a New Deal institution formed by the Federal Home Loan Bank Act in 1932 and dissolved in 1989. This publication was provided to member institutions from 1934-1947. All issues will soon be posted to FRASER.

Oct 21, 2009 Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Several items related to the Committee established by the Federal Reserve Act of December 23, 1913. The committee designated the Federal Reserve Cities, divided the United States into Federal Reserve districts, and supervised the organization of Federal Reserve banks.

Oct 14, 2009 Postwar Economic Studies

This series of 8 titles was published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System between 1945 and 1947. Various authors contributed their analysis of the economic problems facing the country after World War II.

Oct 13, 2009 Economic Indicators

The September 2009 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Oct 06, 2009 Statistical Supplement to the Federal Reserve Bulletin

Following the last published issue (December 2003) of the Federal Reserve Bulletin, the Board of Governors continued with separate releases of the statistical tables, and the articles and reports. The Statistical Supplement to the Federal Reserve Bulletin (2004-2008) included only the data tables originally included in the Bulletin. The complete published history of this monthly report is now available. (The article compilations published during 2004-2007 can be found in the Federal Reserve Bulletin collection, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/publications/FRB/).

Sep 21, 2009 Federal Reserve System -- Its Purpose and Work

This 1922 publication by the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences includes a number of articles by various authors on the background, purposes and operation of the Federal Reserve System. It reflects the position and role of the System after the end of World War I.

Sep 21, 2009 Financial Statistics of Cities Having a Population of over 30,000

This annual publication, produced by the United States Census Bureau, is currently available for the years 1919 & 1922. Issues up through 1940 are being added daily.

Sep 14, 2009 Economic Indicators

The August 2009 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Aug 31, 2009 Operation of the National and Federal Reserve Banking Systems

A seven-part hearing, conducted over January, February, and March, 1931, before a subcommittee of the Committee on Banking and Currency, U.S. Senate, to "inquire into the banking situation of the country." Hearing is pursuant to Senate Resolution 71: to make a complete survey of the administration of National and Federal Reserve banking systems.

Aug 20, 2009 Economic Indicators

The July 2009 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Aug 18, 2009 The Penn Central Failure and the Role of Financial Institutions (1970-1971)

Five Staff Reports of the U.S. House Committee on Banking and Currency examine the collapse of the Penn Central Transportation Company, the single largest bankruptcy declaration in U.S. History at the time.

Aug 12, 2009 Risk, Uncertainty, and Profit

A classic 1921 economics text written by Frank H. Knight.

Aug 10, 2009 FOMC Historical Minutes

The full minutes from the meetings held between January 1964 and May 1967 have been added to FRASER.

Aug 05, 2009 1975 Analysis on Economic Recovery by the CBO

Economic indicators during the second half of 1975 showed that the U.S. was recovering from its largest period of recession since the 1930s. In this report, the Congressional Budget Office presented analysis and forecasts for the recovery, including potential effects due to different actions by the Federal government and the Federal Reserve.

Jul 29, 2009 1926 House Hearings on Stabilization

This hearing was held over March and April in 1927 to amend paragraph (d) of Section 14 of the Federal Reserve Act to provide for stabilization of price levels of commodities. Statements include those of Irving Fisher and Benjamin Strong.

Jul 21, 2009 The Currency Problem and the Present Financial Situation

This series of addresses, delivered at Columbia University in 1907 & 1908, aimed to contribute to the understanding of the Crisis of 1907, and hoped to lay down some principles in the reconstruction of the U.S. currency system of the time. Contributors include Frank Vanderlip and Paul M. Warburg, both of whom had a hand in the founding of the Federal Reserve System.

Jul 21, 2009 The Federal Reserve System and the Banks

A 1916 address by Paul M. Warburg, before the New York Bankers Association Convention held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Jul 17, 2009 The statements of Donald L. Kohn

The statements and speeches of Donald L. Kohn, current Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, are now available through 2008 in Federal Reserve History. Current speeches can be found on the Board's public website: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/2009speech.htm

Jul 16, 2009 Economic Indicators

The June 2009 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Jul 10, 2009 Hearings on the Federal Reserve System After Fifty Years

Under the chairmanship of Wright Patman of Texas, the Subcommittee on Domestic Finance of the House Committee on Banking and Currency, submitted this proposal following a series of hearings that took place in early 1964. The hearings collected information regarding six resolutions proposing amendments to the Federal Reserve Act: H.R.3783, H.R. 9631, H.R. 9685, H.R. 9686, H.R. 9687, and H.R. 9749. Testimony was given by 50 witnesses, including Federal Reserve officals, governors and Bank presidents, as well as, representatives of banking organizations, and experts in the fields of economics, public administration, and law. The hearings were published in three volumes which are available under Federal Reserve History > United States Congress. House of Representatives.

Jul 08, 2009 Federal Banking Laws and Reports

This is a compliation of major Federal banking documents, 1780-1912. It was prepared in connection with the observance of the 50th anniversary of the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency, which was established March 13, 1913. The selected documents were chosen for their historical importance to the development of banking in the United States, and are illustrative rather than exhaustive in coverage.

Jul 08, 2009 Booms and Depressions, by Irving Fisher

Irving Fisher (1867-1947) was an early practitioner of mathematical economics. Departing from his primary interest in theories of interest rates, capital, and investments, this work is an early foray into analysis of business cycles, and the expression of his debt-deflation theory. In it he identifies nine main factors influencing depressions, provides empirical observations of those factors, and makes suggestions for remedial actions. It is an elaboration of the author's address at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held at New Orleans, Jan. 1, 1932.

Jun 26, 2009 The Relationship of Prices to Economic Stability and Growth, 1958

This compendium of papers, submitted by the 47 panelists appearing before the Joint Economic Committee, was published to familiarize members with the issues prior to the hearings.

Jun 22, 2009 Federal Reserve Bulletin

Eighty years (1915-1995) of Federal Reserve Bulletins are now available. Included during this time period are articles and announcements on origins of the Federal Reserve System, the Board of Governors reaction to the crash of 1929, its responses to the Great Depression, and attempts to contain inflation during the 1980s. In addition to these reports and comments are statistics on the state of the U.S. economy during this time period.

Jun 18, 2009 Compilation of Basic Banking Laws Revised Through May 1, 1995

This publication provided access to the text of major statues affecting insured depository institutions and their customers for members of the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services. It was created by Office of Legislative Counsel of the House of Representatives. Citations, enclosed in brackets [], have been included to enable the reader to locate the same material in the United States Code.

Jun 15, 2009 Economic Indicators

The May 2009 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Jun 04, 2009 Unemployment in the United States

The Senate adopted a resolution May 3, 1928 to investigate the causes of unemployment and report on the collection and interpretation of statistics, Federal and State public employement agencies, the establishment of unemployment insurance, economic reconstruction, the establishment of public works, and the feasibility of cooperation between Federal, State, and private agencies. The hearings took place between December 11, 1928 and February 9, 1929. The text of the hearings and final report (Senate Report 2072) with recommentations for legislation was published February 25, 1929.

May 29, 2009 Congressional Hearings

Several historical documents relating to Bank Failure and the Treasury Federal Reserve Draw Authority can be found in the House and Senate sections of Federal Reserve History.

May 29, 2009 Commercial Banking Practice Under the Federal Reserve Act

Published in 1918, this work contains the law and regulations, the informal rulings of the Federal Reserve Board, and the opinions of counsel governing bank acceptances, rediscounts, advances, and open market transactions of Federal Reserve Banks.

May 28, 2009 Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President for 2009 is now available.

May 14, 2009 Public Statements of the Chairmen of the Board

The statements and speeches of Ben Bernanke are now available back to 2002, comprising his statements as a member, and as Chairman, of the Board of Governors. Current speeches can still be found on the Board's public website at http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/2009speech.htm

May 14, 2009 Economic Indicators

The April 2009 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

May 14, 2009 Shadow Open Market Committee Reports

The series of reports from the Shadow Open Market Committee is now complete from the initial meeting on September 14, 1973 through March 3, 1997. Subsequent years are available at the SOMC website hosted by Claremont McKenna College.

May 11, 2009 Economic Indicators

The March 2009 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

May 04, 2009 Selected Interest Rates (H.15)

The Federal Reserve Board H.15 statistical release, Selected Interest Rates, is now complete from 1979 through June 1996. Issues starting with the June 17, 1996 issue are located on the Federal Reserve Board site, http://www.federalreserve.gov/Releases/H15/default.htm .

Apr 21, 2009 Individual Statements of Condition of National Banks

This collection of documents now includes the state and territory tables for 1929 through 1941 and 1949. Published by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the documents are located under the Publications heading.

Apr 09, 2009 Failure of Penn Square Bank

Penn Square Bank, of Oklahoma City, failed in July of 1982. Several hearings took place in both the House and Senate reviewing the causes and implications of its collapse. These hearings can be found in the Federal Reserve History section of FRASER.

Mar 25, 2009 Economic Indicators

The February 2009 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Mar 12, 2009 Economic Implications of the "Too Big To Fail" Policy

This hearing, held before the Subcommittee on Economic Stabilization of the House of Representatives, reviews the economic implications of a 'too-big-to-fail policy' in light of the bank failures that took place in the 1980s. The hearing was intended to address questions about the standard of treatment of uninsured depositors in bank failures.

Mar 04, 2009 Economic Indicators

The January 2009 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Feb 25, 2009 Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy Hearings

Reports for House of Representatives hearings on monetary policy for 2007 and 2008 are now available. These hearings also are referred to as the Humphrey-Hawkins hearings. The key feature of these semi-annual hearings is testimony by the chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Feb 25, 2009 Pecora Commission Hearings, 1932-1934

Published under the title "Stock Exchange Practices," these hearings were a comprehensive inquiry into the major financial institutions and practices of the time. The subcommittee "...endeavored to expose banking operations and practices deemed detrimental to the public welfare; to reveal unsavory and unethical methods employed in the flotation and sale of securities; and to disclose devices whereby income-tax liability is avoided or evaded." Note: This collection includes some large files due to the large number of exhibits scanned in gray scale.

Feb 18, 2009 Direct Loans for Industrial Purposes by Federal Reserve Banks

This document, from 1934, provides the language for a proposed amendment to the Federal Reserve Act that would allow district Banks to lend to established industrial or commercial business located in their districts "In exceptional circumstances..." The amendment was passed as Public Law No. 417 on June 19, 1934.

Feb 17, 2009 Reappraisal of the Federal Reserve Discount Mechanism

Publications produced for a Federal Reserve System steering committee appointed to reappraise and, where necessary, recommend redesign of the Federal Reserve lending facilitites. These were produced from 1966-1969.

Feb 11, 2009 H.4.1 - Factors Affecting Bank Reserves and Condition Statement of F.R. Banks

Statistical Release H.4.1, the data comprising the Fed's balance sheet, is available for the years 1977-1980 with releases for the years 1981-1996 being added.

Feb 10, 2009 Individual Statements of Condition of National Banks

The 1930 edition, which provides data as of the close of business December 31, 1929, is currently available. Additional issues will be added as they become available.

Feb 06, 2009 Economic Indicators

The December 2008 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Feb 03, 2009 Lombard Street by Walter Bagehot, 1897 ed.

A classic book describing the economics of money, banking, and finance.

Feb 02, 2009 Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System

In the mid-1950s the Brookings Institution undertook a project to create a definitive history of the Federal Reserve System. Although an intended book was never published, the research amassed by the committee provides an interesting portrait of the first 50 years of the Federal Reserve and its people. Selections from this collection are now available.

Jan 14, 2009 Shadow Open Market Committee

Policy Statements and Position Papers for the Shadow Open Market Committee (SOMC) are available for the years 1980-1997.

Dec 31, 2008 Additions to the United States. Senate historical category

The nomination and confirmation hearings for Eugene Meyer, Marriner S. Eccles, Thomas B. McCabe, and William McChesney Martin Jr. have been posted to Federal Reserve History under the United States.Senate group. These men all served as Chairmen of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. All members of the Board of Governors are nominated by the sitting President and confirmed by the Senate.

Dec 22, 2008 Economic Indicators

The November issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Dec 05, 2008 Federal Reserve Bulletin

Issues of the Federal Reserve Bulletin for 1930-1935 are now being made available. Upon completion, issues of the Bulletin for the period covering most of the Great Depression will be posted. Issues of the Bulletin for 1936 and 1937 are already available on this site.

Dec 05, 2008 Economic Indicators

The October issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Dec 04, 2008 Money Trust Investigation. (Pujo Committee)

Under the chairmanship of Arsene Pujo, a subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency Committee was formed in 1912. Its purpose was to investigate a small group of Wall Street bankers that exerted powerful control over the nation's finances. The findings of the committee contributed to an environment of public support for reform which resulted in the passage of the Federal Reserve Act (1913) and the Clayton Antitrust Act (1914).

Dec 02, 2008 Summary of Economic Projections

Forecasts from the Federal Open Market Committee participants for consumer price inflation, real GDP, and unemployment. These projections have been made available since October 2007 at the end of the FOMC Minutes.

Nov 18, 2008 Statements of the Presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The speeches, addresses, and statements of the Presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, now archived back to 1935, can be found in the Federal Reserve History section. Latest additions include speeches by William McChesney Martin and Chester C. Davis. This collection reflects the print holdings of the Federal Reserve System & does not include all speeches delivered, although every effort has been made to provide a complete record.

Oct 29, 2008 1989-92 Credit Slowdown

Studies on Causes and Consequences of the 1989-92 Credit Slowdown, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 1994, is now available in FRASER Publications. It is a collection of 13 papers exploring issues relating to the credit market during this period.

Oct 24, 2008 Economic Indicators

The September issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Oct 23, 2008 Reports of the Federal Open Market Committee

In conjunction with the Federal Open Market Committee, the Memoranda of Discussion, Minutes of Actions, and Reports of Policy Actions for 1967-1976 are now available on FRASER. This article, "Background on FOMC Meeting Minutes," from the Federal Reserve Bulletin, Spring 2005, is an excellent history of the various types of reports issued by the Committee since 1936.

Oct 02, 2008 Economic Indicators

The August 2008 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Sep 30, 2008 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization (G.17)

Issues for the Federal Reserve Board G.17 release, Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization, for 1990 through 1997 are now available.

Sep 22, 2008 Descriptions of Federal Reserve Districts

This new posting is a series of links that provide population and land area for all 12 districts between 1922 and 1998. Originally published as tables in the annual reports of the Board of Governors, it became a separate publication in 1966.

Sep 04, 2008 Economic Indicators

The July issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Aug 06, 2008 Money Stock Measures (H.6)

With the exception of a few random issues, the H.6 statistical release on money stock is complete for the years 1976-1999. The earlier version of the H.6, the bi-monthly J.3: Demand Deposits, Currency and Related Items, is now available for 1961 through 1964, with issues for 1965 being added.

Aug 04, 2008 Statistical Atlas of the United States: 1914

This publication provides graphic interpretation of data collected for the 13th Census of the United States conducted in 1910. The original volume is located in our Library collection. It is a companion to the Statistical Atlas of 1870, which is also available in digital format under the Publications category.

Jul 25, 2008 Money Stock Measures (H.6)

Issues of the early version of the H.6 release, the semi-monthly J.3, Demand Deposits, Currency and Related Items, published between 1960 and 1965, is now available.

Jul 17, 2008 Economic Indicators

The June 2008 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Jul 15, 2008 Money Stock Measures (H.6)

Issues of the Federal Reserve Board's H.6 statistical release, Money Stock Measures, for the 1990s are now being made available.

Jul 09, 2008 Statements and Speeches of St. Louis Fed Presidents

The speeches, addresses, and statements of the Presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis are now archived back to 1963. Latest additions from Thomas C. Melzer, President of the St. Louis Fed from 6/1/1985 - 1/31/1998, as well as Theodore H. Roberts, President from 2/1/1983-12/31/1984 can be found in the Federal Reserve History category of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis section. This collection reflects the print holdings of the Federal Reserve System & does not include all speeches delivered, although every effort has been made to provide a complete record.

Jul 01, 2008 The Rand-McNally Bankers' Directories

These publications from 1897 abd 1900, provide a picture of banking in the United States at the turn of the last century. It includes information on banks by state, including capitalization and their officers and directors. The summaries of the Federal bankruptcy, banking, and commercial laws of each state for this period are also of interest.

Jun 26, 2008 Economic Indicators

The May 2008 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Jun 26, 2008 Money Stock Measures (H.6)

Issues of the Federal Reserve Board's H.6 statistical release, Money Stock Measures, for 1986, 1987, and 1988 are now being made available.

Jun 26, 2008 Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks (H.8)

Issues from 1980 for the Federal Reserve Board's H.8 statistical release Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States are now available.

May 27, 2008 Economic Indicators

The April 2008 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

May 21, 2008 Operating Procedures and the Conduct of Monetary Policy: Conference Proceedings

Conference Proceedings for Operating Procedures and the Conduct of Monetary Policy hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis on June 18-19, 1992. This monograph is an example of historic Federal Reserve documents we will be adding on a periodic basis.

Apr 24, 2008 Economic Indicators

The March 2008 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Mar 28, 2008 Economic Indicators

The February 2008 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Mar 21, 2008 Federal Home Loan Bank and Home Owners' Loan Corporation

The annual reports and other documents relating to the Federal Home Loan Bank between 1933 and 1952 have been posted. These documents include reports on its related subsidiaries throughout that period - the Federal Home Loan Bank System and Administration, the Home Owners' Loan Corporation, the Federal Savings and Loan Association, the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, and the United States Housing Corporation.

Mar 20, 2008 Producer Price Indexes

The 1987 issues of Producer Price Indexes are now available.

Mar 11, 2008 G.3 Capacity Utilization

The Federal Reserve Board's G.3 Capacity Utilization release has been updated to include issues from December 1976 to March 1990.

Feb 28, 2008 Monetary Policy Oversight Hearing Report

The Federal Reserve's Second Monetary Policy Report for 2006 has been added. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke appeared before a hearing of the Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on July 19, 2006.

Feb 20, 2008 Economic Indicators

The January 2008 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Feb 13, 2008 Statistical Abstract of the United States

Issues of the Statistical Abstract of the United States for the early 1900s are now being added.

Jan 17, 2008 Employment and Earnings

The 1961 issues of Employment and Earnings are now available.

Jan 16, 2008 Economic Indicators

The December 2007 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Jan 09, 2008 Employment and Earnings

The 1962 issues of Employment and Earnings are now available.

Jan 04, 2008 Consumer Price Index

Issues of the monthly Consumer Price Index are now being made available. The publication went under the title Consumer Price Index until August 1974 when it was renamed CPI Detailed Report.

Jan 04, 2008 Statements and Speeches of the Presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The speeches, addresses, and statements of Darryl R. Francis, President of the St. Louis Fed from January 17, 1966 - March 1, 1976, as well as Lawrence K. Roos, President from March 22, 1976 - January 31, 1983 can be found in the Federal Reserve History category in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis section.

Dec 21, 2007 Reports from the Federal Reserve Committee on Branch, Group, and Chain Banking

The ten volumes and progress and summary reports of this committee are now available. The committee was appointed by the Federal Reserve Board on February 26, 1930 and charged with studying branch banking in the United States.

Dec 18, 2007 Economic Indicators

The November 2007 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Dec 07, 2007 Annual Report of the Comptroller of the Currency

The 1886, 1887, and 1888 issues of the Annual Report of the Comptroller of the Currency are now available.

Dec 05, 2007 Federal Reserve Bulletin

Federal Reserve Bulletin issues for 1969 are now available.

Nov 29, 2007 Historical Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee

In cooperation with staff at the Board of Governors, the FOMC Records of Policy Action and the Minutes of Actions for 1978-1992 are now available under Federal Reserve History section. The Records of Policy Actions provided a summary of each policy decision taken at a meeting or telephone conference, including a brief statement of the background and reasoning behind a decision. These documents were released after approval at the next regularly scheduled meeting. The Minutes of Actions provide information on the topics, besides monetary policy, that were discussed, and also include a list of attendees.

Nov 23, 2007 Economic Indicators

The October 2007 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Nov 08, 2007 Economic Indicators

The September 2007 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Oct 31, 2007 Money Stock Measures (H.6)

H.6 statistical releases for 1985 are now available.

Oct 18, 2007 Employment and Earnings

The collection of Employment and Earnings has been increased to include issues for 1970, 1974, and 1975.

Oct 18, 2007 Budget of the United States Government

Annual reports of the Budget of the U.S. Government for 1982, 1983, and 1984 are now available.

Sep 25, 2007 Statistical Abstract of the United States

Issues of the earliest issues (starting from 1878) of the Statistical Abstract of the United States are now being made available.

Sep 20, 2007 CPI Detailed Report

Issues of the monthly CPI Detailed Report for 1979 are being made available.

Sep 20, 2007 CPI Detailed Report

Issues for the 1978 monthly CPI Detailed Report are now available.

Sep 19, 2007 Statistics of Income

The 1926 Statistics of Income is now available.

Sep 19, 2007 Statistics of Income

The 1927 Statistics of Income is now available.

Sep 17, 2007 Economic Indicators

The August 2007 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Sep 05, 2007 William McChesney Martin Jr. Papers

In partnership with the Missouri Historical Society, we are pleased to present a selection of papers representing the career of William McChesney Martin Jr. Mr. Martin was the longest-serving chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1951-70). Martin's career also included time as the first paid President of the New York Stock Exchange, in the U.S. Army, at the Export-Import Bank of Washington, and the Department of the Treasury before joining the Board of Governors. His father, William McChesney Martin Sr., served as the first Federal Reserve agent (1914-29) and the third president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (1929-41). These papers span the years 1923-1998, and reflect an important period in American political and economic history.

Aug 28, 2007 Producer Prices and Price Indexes

Producer Price Index issues for 1983 are now available.

Aug 28, 2007 Producer Prices and Price Indexes

Producer Price Index issues for 1984 are now available.

Aug 23, 2007 Producer Prices and Price Indexes

The 1982 issues of Producer Price Indexes are now available.

Aug 15, 2007 Economic Indicators

The July 2007 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Aug 02, 2007 Federal Reserve Bulletin

1937 Federal Reserve Bulletins have now been added to FRASER. This is a continuing effort to add information related to the Depression era. Additional Federal Reserve Bulletins published during the 1920s and 1930s will be added as they become available.

Jul 19, 2007 Employment and Earnings

Issues of Employment & Earnings for 1973 are now being made available.

Jul 13, 2007 Statistical Atlas of the United States, 1870

In honor of our new data mapping site, GEOFRED (http://geofred.stlouisfed.org), we have posted a very old data mapping product. Featuring thematic maps, the Statistical Atlas was a landmark publication of the federal government. It displays census information about the United States using choropleth mapping (thematic mapping), a technique common with modern GIS systems. The maps highlight the condition of the country immediately following the Civil War. For more information about this important document, see Donald Dahmann's commentary at the Library of Congress' American Memory website. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/census2.html#frst

Jun 12, 2007 Statistics of Income

The 1918 issue of Statistics of Income is now available.

May 30, 2007 Survey of Current Business

The 1997 issues of Survey of Current Business are now available.

May 21, 2007 Monetary Policy Oversight

The July 20, 2006 Hearing on Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy held before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services is now available.

May 16, 2007 Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President as transmitted to Congress in February 2007 is now available.

May 08, 2007 Economic Indicators

The March 2007 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Apr 05, 2007 Survey of Current Business

Early issues of the Survey of Current Business, starting with 1921, are being added.

Mar 30, 2007 Federal Reserve Bulletin

Federal Reserve Bulletins for 1960s are now being made available.

Mar 28, 2007 Economic Indicators

The February 2007 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Mar 28, 2007 Capacity Utilization in Manufacturing and Materials (G.3)

The G.3 Capacity Utilization in Manufacturing and Materials releases from 1977 through 1985 are now available.

Feb 22, 2007 Economic Indicators

The January 2007 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Feb 13, 2007 Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy

First monetary policy hearing before the House Committee on Financial Services, February 15, 2006

Feb 13, 2007 Federal Reserve's First Monetary Policy Report for 2006

First monetary policy hearing held before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on February 16, 2006

Jan 09, 2007 Employment and Earnings

Issues of Employment and Earnings for 1971 are now being made available.

Jan 04, 2007 Economic Indicators

November and December 2006 issues of Economic Indicator are now available.

Jan 04, 2007 William McChesney Martin, Jr. Public Statements

The speeches, addresses and statements of William McChesney Martin, Jr. have been moved to the category of Public Statements of the Chairmen of the Board of Governors.

Jan 02, 2007 Public Statements of the Chairmen of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Statements from the Chairmen of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System are beginning to be posted. The contents begin with William McChesney Martin, Jr. and continue through Alan Greenspan.

Dec 04, 2006 Budget of the United States Government

Issue of the annual Budget of the United States Government from 1963 through 1980 are now available.

Dec 04, 2006 Annual Report of the Comptroller of the Currency

1878 of the Annual Report of the Comptroller of the Currency is now available.

Nov 27, 2006 Economic Indicators

The October 2006 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Oct 23, 2006 Economic Indicators

The September 2006 issue of Economic Indicators is now available.

Oct 12, 2006 Budget of the United States Government

Annual budget reports of the U.S. Government now being made available.

Oct 11, 2006 Industrial Production (G.12.3)

G.12.3 Industrial Production release now being added.

Sep 20, 2006 Money Stock Measures (H.6)

H.6 Money Stock Measures release now being added.

Aug 31, 2006 Survey of Current Business

National Income and Product Account Tables are now being added.