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American Bankers Convention Year Book, Containing the Banking Systems of the World

American Bankers Convention Year Book, Containing the Banking Systems of the World


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"A review of the banking systems, their methods of issuing notes, and safeguards provided therefor; including an account of the former central banking system in the United States. Published on the Occasion of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Convention of the American Bankers Association at Denver, Colorado, September 28 to October 2, 1908."

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609907492

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Muhleman, Maurice L., ([year]), American Bankers Convention Year Book, Containing the Banking Systems of the World, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 25, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1056

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Date: 1908
Authors: Muhleman, Maurice L.

World's Principal Monetary Systems: American Bankers' Association Year-Book 1912

World's Principal Monetary Systems: American Bankers' Association Year-Book 1912


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"A concise review of the monetary systems of the leading nations of the world, illustrating the fundamental differences between the various systems. With a copy of the charter of the Second Bank of the United States, and a discussion of the Monetary Commission bill now before Congress."

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12948208

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Muhleman, Maurice L., ([year]), World's Principal Monetary Systems: American Bankers' Association Year-Book 1912, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 25, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1057

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Date: 1912
Authors: Muhleman, Maurice L.

Changes in the Banking and Currency System of the United States. Report, together with views of the minority and minority views [to accompany H.R. 7837]

Changes in the Banking and Currency System of the United States. Report, together with views of the minority and minority views [to accompany H.R. 7837]


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Report No. 69 of the House of Representatives, Committee on Banking and Currency, 63d Congress, 1st Session. Submitted by Mr. Glass. Committed to the Committee of the whole House on the state of the Union and order printed September 9, 1913. "Views of the minority" signed by E.A. Hayes, Frank E. Guernsey, James F. Burke, Frank P. Woods, and Edmund Platt. "Minority views" submitted by Mr. Lindbergh.
The bill (H. R. 7837) was to provide for the establishment of Federal reserve banks, to furnish an elastic currency, to afford means of rediscounting commercial paper, to establish a more effective supervision of banking in the United States, and for other purposes. This report recommended that the bill pass as amended.

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7926422

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency, ([year]), Changes in the Banking and Currency System of the United States. Report, together with views of the minority and minority views [to accompany H.R. 7837], [issue title/date], accessed Jul 25, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=394

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Date: 1913
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency

Federal Reserve Act, the National Banking Act and All Other Federal Laws Relating to Banking, with Complete Indexes and References: 1812-1914

Federal Reserve Act, the National Banking Act and All Other Federal Laws Relating to Banking, with Complete Indexes and References: 1812-1914


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This book was published by the National City Bank of New York (eventually renamed Citibank), in an attempt to provide "a complete and convenient exposition of the Federal Statutes on banking and currency." It contains subject and alphabetical indices to the Federal Reserve Act, the full text of the Federal Reserve Act, duties and powers of the Reserve Bank Organization Committee, and regulations of the Reserve Bank Organization Committee. The book also contains an index to the National Bank Act and other banking laws, along with text of the National Bank Act and other supplementary acts and amendments.

OCLC:
8699450

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National City Bank of New York, ([year]), Federal Reserve Act, the National Banking Act and All Other Federal Laws Relating to Banking, with Complete Indexes and References: 1812-1914, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 25, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=262

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Date: 1915
Authors: National City Bank of New York

Federal Reserve Act: Its Origin and Principles

Federal Reserve Act: Its Origin and Principles


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The Federal Reserve Act: Its Origin and Principles was written as a reminiscence by Senator Robert L. Owen, Oklahoma, who drafted the Act with Representative Carter Glass, Virginia. Owen served in the US Senate from 1907 to 1925 and was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency from 1913-1919. This small volume provides a contemporaneous view of the early days of the Federal Reserve System.

His papers are housed at The Carl Albert Center, University of Oklahoma and Library of Congress.

OCLC:
9976844

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Owen, Robert L., ([year]), Federal Reserve Act: Its Origin and Principles, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 25, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=212

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Date: 1918
Authors: Owen, Robert L.

National Banking under the Federal Reserve System

National Banking under the Federal Reserve System


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This book was published in 1921 by the National City Bank of New York, the largest national bank in the country at the time (eventually renamed Citibank), with the purpose of giving a picture and an interpretation of the national banking in the United States under the Federal Reserve System. The text begins with description of the National City Bank of New York, followed by a brief history of national banking since the passage of the National Bank Act in 1863. The technical details of organizing a national bank are set forth, along with an analysis of both the Federal Reserve Act and the National Bank Act as they affect the management, supervision and general business practices of national banks. The Reserve Act itself is reprinted and indexed, with amendments up to January 1, 1921.

OCLC:
6728976

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National City Bank of New York, ([year]), National Banking under the Federal Reserve System, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 25, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=261

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Date: 1921
Authors: National City Bank of New York

ABC of the Federal Reserve System

ABC of the Federal Reserve System


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Subtitle: Why the Federal Reserve System was called into being, the main features of its organization, and how it works.

The author was a professor of economics at Princeton, and a firm advocate of the gold standard. Between 1922 and 1933, he served as an adviser to foreign governments, helping them establish and maintain strong currencies. His papers are available if you would like to know more about him and his career.

OCLC:
5577076

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Kemmerer, Edwin Walter, ([year]), ABC of the Federal Reserve System, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 25, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=201

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Date: 1922
Authors: Kemmerer, Edwin Walter

Federal Reserve System in Operation

Federal Reserve System in Operation


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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.
Written by Emanuel A. Goldenweiser, who at the time of publishing was Assistant Director of the Division of Research and Statistics, Federal Reserve Board.

OCLC:
7048011

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Goldenweiser, Emanuel A., ([year]), Federal Reserve System in Operation, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 25, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=282

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Date: 1925
Authors: Goldenweiser, Emanuel A.

Formative Period of the Federal Reserve System (During the World Crisis)

Formative Period of the Federal Reserve System (During the World Crisis)


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A personal narrative by W. P. G. Harding, former Governor of the Federal Reserve Board, and a key figure in the early years of the Federal Reserve System. He outlines the functions of the Federal Reserve Banks and the laws and principles under which they have been conducted.

OCLC:
1515883

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Harding, W. P. G., ([year]), Formative Period of the Federal Reserve System (During the World Crisis), [issue title/date], accessed Jul 25, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=208

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Date: 1925
Authors: Harding, W. P. G.

Federal Reserve System: Its Origin and Growth

Federal Reserve System: Its Origin and Growth


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These volumes contain recollections and reflections of Paul M. Warburg, an advocate for central banking and an appointee to the first Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He served as a governor until 1918, and later as a member of the Federal Advisory Council from 1921-1926.

OCLC:
829888

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Warburg, Paul M., ([year]), Federal Reserve System: Its Origin and Growth, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 25, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=192

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Date: 1930
Authors: Warburg, Paul M.

List of finance ministers and central bank officials

List of finance ministers and central bank officials


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United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Egypt

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06/13/1949,

Collection:
William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection

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Willis, George H., 1949, List of finance ministers and central bank officials, from William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection, accessed Jul 25, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/martin/16_05_19490613.pdf

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Date: 1949
Authors: Willis, George H.

Registers of Private Papers which bear on the History of the Federal Reserve System

Registers of Private Papers which bear on the History of the Federal Reserve System


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1956,

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

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Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System, 1956, Registers of Private Papers which bear on the History of the Federal Reserve System, from Brookings Institution: Papers from the Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve, accessed Jul 25, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/brookings/16807_01_0001.pdf

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

Lending Functions of the Federal Reserve Banks: A History

Lending Functions of the Federal Reserve Banks: A History


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This publication is a history of the lending activities of the Federal Reserve System. It covers all enactments of Congress between 1913 and 1973 and all regulations and public rulings issued by the Board of Governors for that period, including those that were later repealed, revoked or superseded.

OCLC:
867761

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Hackley, Howard H., ([year]), Lending Functions of the Federal Reserve Banks: A History, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 25, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=128

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Date: 1973
Authors: Hackley, Howard H.