Stock Exchange Practices. Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency Pursuant to S.Res. 84 and S.Res. 56 and S.Res. 97 [Pecora Hearings]

Description:
This series of hearings, also known as the Pecora Commission hearings, was conducted by a subcommittee of the United States Senate Banking and Currency Committee between 1932 and 1934. The hearings investigated stock exchange practices and their effect on American commerce, the national banking system, and the government securities market. They also addressed issues of tax evasion and avoidance. The record of the hearings includes more than 12,000 printed pages with more than 1,000 exhibits received in evidence. Originally authorized by Senate Resolution 84 on March 2, 1932, the scope of the investigation was broadened with by Senate Resolution 56 on April 4, 1933 and Senate Resolution 97 on June 8, 1933. Prior to the appointment of Ferdinand Pecora on January 24, 1933, Claude Branch, William A. Gray and John Marrinan served as legal counsel for the early hearings. The transcripts were published in two series. The initial six parts covered the the work authorized by Resolution 84. The second 20 parts and final report document the expanded scope of the investigation after the passage of Resolutions 56 and 97.

The work of this committee set the stage for the Glass-Steagall legislation, the Securities Act of 1933, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Availability:
1932 to 1941

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SUDOC:
Y4.B22/3:St6/5, Y4.B2/3:ST6/2/

OCLC:
2421213, 1123946, 5620884

Citation:
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency, ([year]), Stock Exchange Practices. Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency Pursuant to S.Res. 84 and S.Res. 56 and S.Res. 97 [Pecora Hearings], [issue title/date], accessed Aug 21, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=87

1932

April 11-22, 1932

Pages 1-375

April 23-26, May 19-21, and June 3, 1932

Pages 377-790

June 4-23, 1932

Pages 791-1144

1933

January 11-12, 1933

Pages 1145-1396

February 15-17, 1933

Pages 1397-1758

February 21-March 2, 1933

Pages 1759-2345

May 23-25, 1933

Pages 1-306

May 26, 31, and June 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, 1933

Pages 307-956

June 27-30 and July 6, 1933

Pages 957-1533

October 3-13, 1933

Pages 1535-2277

October 17-25, 1933

Pages 2279-2741

October 26-November 10, 1933

Pages 2743-3216

November 14-22, 1933

Pages 3217-3645

November 23-December 7, 1933

Pages 3647-4201

December 19, 1933-January 4, 1934

Pages 4203-4586

1934

January 5-23, 1934

Pages 4587-5056

January 24-February 1, 1934

Pages 5057-5454

February 2-9, 1934

Pages 5455-5850

February 14-20, 1934

Pages 5851-6169

February 21-26, 1934

Pages 6171-6419

February 26-March 16, 1934

Pages 6421-7409

March 23-April 5, 1934

Pages 7411-7758

April 18 and May 1, 1934

Pages 7759-7971

May 3-4, 1934

Pages 7973-8267