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This collection consists of records of the Federal Reserve System that were transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration (Record Group 82). The documents available on FRASER represent only a portion of the complete collection available at the National Archives at College Park, MD, and have been selected to support topics of research for the centennial anniversary of the Federal Reserve System. These topics include the Reserve Bank Organization Committee, which selected the cities and boundaries for the twelve Federal Reserve Districts; the Banking Holiday of 1933, when President Roosevelt ordered the close of banks throughout the United States in order to rehabilitate the nation’s struggling banking system; and the Open Market Investment Committee and Open Market Policy Conference, predecessors of the Federal Open Market Committee.

Minutes of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and supplementary indexes to the minutes are available at http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=821. Minutes and Recommendations of the Federal Advisory Council are available along with indexes at http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1152.

Additional information about the complete collection is available in the collection’s finding aid and at http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/082.html.

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Jul 31 Exhibits showing approximate results of votes for cities in which to locate Federal Reserve banks. http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/rg82/record.php?id=17223

Jul 31 Discussions, ca. 1936, of who should serve on the FOMC, including a letter from Marriner Eccles (pp142-145) on why businessmen from outside the Fed should not be on the FOMC. http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/rg82/record.php?id=17531

Jul 31 Original documentation of the Banking Holiday of 1933, including the Presidential proclamation of the holiday and Treasury press releases containing holiday-related regulations. http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/rg82/record.php?id=17606


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Board of Governors: Central Subject File
The Central Subject File of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System was maintained by the Board's administrative staff prior to its transfer to the National Archives and Records Administration in 1975. It includes copies of correspondence to and from the Board, forms submitted to the Board, memos and research reports written by Board staff, and other materials, dating 1913-1954.
  • Box No. 660 - Organization Certificates (1914-1946)
  • Box No. 1433 - Open Market Operations (1914-1954)
  • Box No. 1434 - Open Market Operations: Committee of Governors on Centralized Execution of Purchases and Sales of Government Securities (1922-1923), Final Minutes (1922-1923), Open Market Investment Committee (Organization of) (1923), Open Market Investment Committee (1922-1927)
  • Box No. 1435 - Open Market Operations: Open Market Investment Committee (1928), Meetings 1923-1924
  • Box No. 1436 - Open Market Operations: Meetings 1925-1930, Meetings - Final Minutes April 1923 - March 1930
  • Box No. 1437 - Open Market Operations: Open Market Policy Conference (Organization of) (1928-1930), Open Market Policy Conference (1930-1933), Meetings (1930-1931)
  • Box No. 1438 - Open Market Operations: Meetings (1932-1933), Meetings - Final Minutes (May 1930 - July 1933), Bills Purchased (1924-1932)
  • Box No. 1449 - Open Market Operations: Municipal Obligations by Districts (1915-1934), Issue of Currency on Securities of School Bonds or Municipal Warrants (1920-1931), Federal Open Market Committee (1933-1935)
  • Box No. 1450 - Open Market Operations: Federal Open Market Committee (1935-1954), Meetings (1933-1936)
  • Box No. 1451 - Open Market Operations: Meetings (1935-1936), Meetings - Final Minutes (July 1933-February 1936)
  • Box No. 1452 - Open Market Operations: System Open Market Account (1923-1954), Allocation of Participations in System Open Market Account (1938-1942)
  • Box No. 1453 - Open Market Operations: Allocation of Participations in System Open Market Account (1943-1954)
  • Box No. 1454 - Open Market Operations: Annual Letter (1932-1936), Monthly Report on Foreign Acceptances (1920-1939), Monthly Report on Government Securities (1933-1936), Acceptances (1914-1942)
  • Box No. 1455 - Open Market Operations: Acceptances by Districts (1915-1924), Foreign Bills Bought for Account of FR Bank New York (1924-1931), Purchase and Discount of Single Name Paper (1915-1930), Proposed Regulation of Purchase and Sale of Bills of Exchange Abroad (1915-1930), Financial Statements (1915-1920)
  • Box No. 2159 - Banking Holiday: Banking Holiday (1940-1952), Circulars FR Banks (1933-1934)
  • Box No. 2160 - Banking Holiday: Circulars FR Banks (1933-1934), Gold Withdrawals (1933), Treasury Regulations Released to Press (1933), Treasury Regulations Not Released to Press (1933), Interpretations of Treasury Regulations (1933), Press Releases (1933)
  • Box No. 2161 - Banking Holiday: Miscellaneous Telegrams (1933), Licensed Member Banks 3/29/33 (1933), Licensed Banks (1933-1938)
  • Box No. 2162 - Banking Holiday: Licensed Banks by Districts (1933-1937)
  • Box No. 2163 - Banking Holiday: Licensed Banks by Districts (1933-1937)
  • Box No. 2164 - Banking Holiday: Licensed Banks by Districts (1933-1938), Reports of Changes in Status of Banks (1933-1938), Nonlicensed State Member Banks 3/15/33 (1933), Nonlicensed National Banks 3/15/33 (1933), Nonlicensed Nonmember Banks 4/12/33 (1933), Nonlicensed Banks - Liquidation or Receivership 3/16/33 (1933), Licensed and Nonlicensed State Member Banks (1933)
  • Box No. 2165 - Banking Holiday: Banking Holiday Proclamations (1933-1940), State Moratoria by Districts (1932-1936)
  • Box No. 2166 - Banking Holiday: State Moratoria by Districts (1932-1933), State Banking Holidays (1933), Special Name File - States (1933)

Reserve Bank Organization Committee: General Records
This series contains the records of the Reserve Bank Organization Committee (RBOC). For the hearings held before the RBOC to determine the locations of district banks, see the Hearings sub-topic.

Reserve Bank Organization Committee: Appeals from the Decisions of the Reserve Bank Organization Committee
This series contains the records of the Reserve Bank Organization Committee (RBOC).
  • Box No. 2661 - Appeals from the Decisions of the Reserve Bank Organization Committee
  • Box No. 2662 - Appeals from the Decisions of the Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Federal Open Market Committee: Subject File
This series contains records of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and its predecessors, the Open Market Investment Committee (OMIC) and the Open Market Policy Conference (OMPC).
  • Box No. 2760 - Open Market Investment Committee Weekly Report, May 24, 1922-Dec 27, 1922 to May-September 3, 1924
  • Box No. 2761 - Open Market Investment Committee Weekly Report, September 4-December 1924 to April 29-September 1, 1926
  • Box No. 2762 - Open Market Investment Committee Weekly Report, September 2-19, 1926 to May 3-August 29, 1928
  • Box No. 2763 - Open Market Investment Committee Weekly Report, August 30-January 1929 to January 2-April 1930
  • Box No. 2764 - Open Market Policy Conference Weekly Report, May-September 3, 1930 to September 3-December 30, 1931
  • Box No. 2765 - Open Market Policy Conference Weekly Report, December 31, 1931-April 1932 to Statistical Data, Letters to Treasury