Banking Reserves

Bank reserves are money set aside by banks to pay demand depositors. These reserves are put in place to protect the depositor and cannot be lent. Reserve limits are set by either the Federal Reserve Bank or the state depending upon whether the bank is a Federal Reserve member bank or a state bank.

This collection includes documents, bibliographies, and statistical releases related to banking reserves.

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H.4.1 Factors Affecting Bank Reserves and Condition Statement of F.R. Banks

H.4.1 Factors Affecting Bank Reserves and Condition Statement of F.R. Banks


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Publication History:
1997 - present: Factors Affecting Reserve Balances of Depository Institutions and Condition Statement of Federal Reserve Banks (H.4.1, Weekly)
1984-1997 Factors Affecting Reserve Balances of Depository Institutions and Condition Statement of F.R. Banks (H.4.1)
1981-1984 Factors Affecting Reserves of Depository Institutions and Condition Statement of F.R. Banks (H.4.1)
1961-1980 Factors Affecting Bank Reserves and Condition Statement of F.R. Banks (H.4.1)
1956-1961 Weekly Averages of Member Bank Reserves, Reserve Bank Credit, and Related Items and Statement of Condition of the Federal Reserve Banks (H.4.1)
1946-1955 Condition of Federal Reserve Banks (H.4.1)
1928-1946 Condition of Federal Reserve Banks (FR 283)
1914-1927 Resources and Liabilities of the Federal Reserve Banks (B 801)

Note:
Title varies slightly from 1914 to 1927. Reserve bank credit outstanding was included beginning May 29, 1930.

Releases are available on the website of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for 1996 - present.

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FR 1.15:

OCLC:
1523946

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), H.4.1 Factors Affecting Bank Reserves and Condition Statement of F.R. Banks, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=83

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Availability: 1916 to 1996
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Statements and Speeches of Paul M. Warburg: September 29, 1916 - The reserve problem and the future of the Federal Reserve System

Statements and Speeches of Paul M. Warburg: September 29, 1916 - The reserve problem and the future of the Federal Reserve System


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Statements and Speeches of Paul M. Warburg

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Address of Hon. Paul M. Warburg before the Convention of the American Bankers Association, Kansas City, Mo.

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Warburg, Paul M., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Paul M. Warburg: September 29, 1916, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/federal reserve history/bog_members_statements/Warburg_19160929.pdf

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Date: 1916
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Warburg, Paul M.

Excess Reserves and Federal Reserve Policy

Excess Reserves and Federal Reserve Policy


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Date:
1935/05/21,

Collection:
The Marriner S. Eccles Document Collection

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)?, 1935, Excess Reserves and Federal Reserve Policy, from The Marriner S. Eccles Document Collection, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/eccles/014_04_0015.pdf

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Date: 1935
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)?

Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles: November 22, 1935 - Press statement by Chairman Eccles on Inflation and Reserves

Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles: November 22, 1935 - Press statement by Chairman Eccles on Inflation and Reserves


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Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles: November 22, 1935, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/eccles/eccles_19351122.pdf

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Date: 1935
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977

H.8 Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States

H.8 Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States


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Publication History:
1994-present: Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States (H.8, Weekly)
1985-1994 Assets and Liabilities of Insured Domestically Chartered and Foreign-related Banking Institutions (H.8 Weekly)
1982-1984 Assets and Liabilities of Domestically Chartered and Foreign-related Banking Institutions (H.8)
1979-1981 Assets and Liabilities of Domestically Chartered Commercial Banks (H.8)
1969-1979 Assets and Liabilities of All Commercial Banks in the United States (H.8)
1963-1969 Assets and Liabilities of All Banks in the United States (J.4, Semimonthly)
1947-1963 Assets and Liabilities of All Banks in the United States (G.7, Monthly)
1947 All Member Banks: Assets and Liabilities (L.4.7, Monthly)

Note:
In 1994, this release merged with Loans and Securities at All Commercial Banks (G.7), and Major Nondeposit Funds of Commercial Banks (G.10) to form Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States (H. 8).

Releases are available on the website of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for 1996 - present.

OCLC:
30088330

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), H.8 Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=71

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Availability: 1947 to 1996
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Letter to Marriner Eccles regarding excess reserves in the 1940s

Letter to Marriner Eccles regarding excess reserves in the 1940s


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Description:
Includes a reply from Marriner Eccles. Excess reserves.

Date:
1949/06/29,

Collection:
The Marriner S. Eccles Document Collection

Citation:
Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977 and Wilbur, Brayton, 1949, Letter to Marriner Eccles regarding excess reserves in the 1940s, from The Marriner S. Eccles Document Collection, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/eccles/047_05_0010.pdf

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Date: 1949
Authors: Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977, Wilbur, Brayton

Reserves and Reserve Requirements

Reserves and Reserve Requirements


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Bibliography

Date:
1956,

Collection:
Brookings Institution: Papers from the Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve

Citation:
Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System, 1956, Reserves and Reserve Requirements, from Brookings Institution: Papers from the Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/brookings/17617_01_0005.pdf

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Date: 1956
Authors: Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System

Reserves and Reserve Requirements

Reserves and Reserve Requirements


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Bibliography

Date:
1956,

Collection:
Brookings Institution: Papers from the Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve

Citation:
Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System, 1956, Reserves and Reserve Requirements, from Brookings Institution: Papers from the Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/brookings/17617_01_0004.pdf

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Date: 1956
Authors: Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System

Problem of Excess Reserves in the 1930s

Problem of Excess Reserves in the 1930s


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Bibliography

Date:
1956,

Collection:
Brookings Institution: Papers from the Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve

Citation:
Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System, 1956, Problem of Excess Reserves in the 1930s, from Brookings Institution: Papers from the Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/brookings/17617_01_0006.pdf

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Date: 1956
Authors: Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System

Copy of Treasury Paper, "Bills Only Policy"

Copy of Treasury Paper, "Bills Only Policy"


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Date:
02/1960,

Collection:
William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection

Citation:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury, 1960, Copy of Treasury Paper, "Bills Only Policy", from William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/martin/21_03_196002xx.pdf

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Date: 1960
Authors: United States. Dept. of the Treasury

Some General Features of the Federal Reserve's Approach to Policy: A Staff Analysis

Some General Features of the Federal Reserve's Approach to Policy: A Staff Analysis


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First part (chapters I and II) of a three part staff analysis of the Federal Reserve System's policy action pertaining to the System's determination of the volume of money and credit, "An Analysis of Federal Reserve Monetary Policy Making."
This first part describes the Federal Reserve's conception of monetary processes as being not fully developed. Prepared by Karl Brunner and Allan H. Meltzer.

OCLC:
8233713

Citation:
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency. Subcommittee on Domestic Finance, Brunner, Karl and Meltzer, Allan H., ([year]), Some General Features of the Federal Reserve's Approach to Policy: A Staff Analysis, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=395

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Date: 1964
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency. Subcommittee on Domestic Finance, Brunner, Karl, Meltzer, Allan H.

Federal Reserve's Attachment to the Free Reserve Concept: A Staff Analysis

Federal Reserve's Attachment to the Free Reserve Concept: A Staff Analysis


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Second part of a three part staff analysis of the Federal Reserve System's policy action pertaining to the System's determination of the volume of money and credit, "An Analysis of Federal Reserve Monetary Policy Making."
This analysis deals with the role of the "free reserves" concept in Federal Reserve policy making, and raises questions about the validity of assigning such an important role to this concept, as the Federal Reserve has done. Prepared by Karl Brunner and Allan H. Meltzer.

SUDOC:
Y 4.B 22/1:F 31/35

OCLC:
21726091, 8229956

Citation:
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency. Subcommittee on Domestic Finance, Meltzer, Allan H. and Brunner, Karl, ([year]), Federal Reserve's Attachment to the Free Reserve Concept: A Staff Analysis, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=396

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Date: 1964
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency. Subcommittee on Domestic Finance, Meltzer, Allan H., Brunner, Karl

Alternative Approach to the Monetary Mechanism

Alternative Approach to the Monetary Mechanism


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Description:
Third part (chapters VI, VII and VIII) of a three part staff analysis of the Federal Reserve System's policy action pertaining to the System's determination of the volume of money and credit, "An Analysis of Federal Reserve Monetary Policy Making."
This part contains discussion of an alternative conception, the "modified base doctrine," as well as general recommendations and specific proposals for policy making. Additionally, an appendix appears at the end , relating to all three parts. Prepared by Karl Brunner and Allan H. Meltzer.

SUDOC:
Y 4.B 22/1:M 74/17

OCLC:
21641890, 2995983

Citation:
Brunner, Karl, Meltzer, Allan H. and United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency. Subcommittee on Domestic Finance, ([year]), Alternative Approach to the Monetary Mechanism, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=397

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Date: 1964
Authors: Brunner, Karl, Meltzer, Allan H., United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency. Subcommittee on Domestic Finance

Fundamental Reappraisal of the Discount Mechanism: August 1967 - Reserve Adjustments of the Eight Major New York City Banks During 1966

Fundamental Reappraisal of the Discount Mechanism: August 1967 - Reserve Adjustments of the Eight Major New York City Banks During 1966


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Publication:
Fundamental Reappraisal of the Discount Mechanism

Description:
Written by Dolores P. Lynn, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.). Steering Committee for the Fundamental Reappraisal of the Discount Mechanism, ([year]), Fundamental Reappraisal of the Discount Mechanism: August 1967, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/federal reserve history/discountmech/resadjny_lynn.pdf

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Date: 1967
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.). Steering Committee for the Fundamental Reappraisal of the Discount Mechanism

H.3 Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base

H.3 Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base


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1981-present Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base (H.3, Weekly)
1970-1981 Aggregate Reserves and Member Bank Deposits (H.3, Weekly)
1967-1970 Aggregate Reserves and Member Bank Deposits (G.10, Monthly)

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OCLC:
51004568

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), H.3 Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=88

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Availability: 1967 to 1997
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)