Federal Reserve Collections

A wide variety of types of documents that relate to the history and function of the Federal Reserve System. Additional items can be found within the Related Topics below, and in our Special Collections.
On December 23, 1913, the Federal Reserve System, which serves as the nation's central bank, was created by an act of Congress. The System consists of a seven member Board of Governors with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and twelve Reserve Banks located in major cities throughout the United States.

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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.

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5577076

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Kemmerer, Edwin Walter, ([year]), ABC of the Federal Reserve System, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=201

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Date: 1922
Authors: Kemmerer, Edwin Walter

Activities and Policies of District Banks and their Implications for Monetary Policy: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session, September 23, 1982.

Activities and Policies of District Banks and their Implications for Monetary Policy: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session, September 23, 1982.


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9287508

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, ([year]), Activities and Policies of District Banks and their Implications for Monetary Policy: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session, September 23, 1982., [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=203

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Date: 1982
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs

All Bank Statistics 1896 - 1955

All Bank Statistics 1896 - 1955


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The publication is a useful statistical history of banking developments in the United States and provides a reliable basis for relating banking and monetary forces to changing levels of economic activity. Included are annual balance sheet items, particularly on a standard basis (segregation of loans into real estate, collateral, and other loans), as well as data on hundreds of unincorporated (private) banks. Data is provided for both States and for major bank categories.

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FR 1.2:B 22/6

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742533

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), All Bank Statistics 1896 - 1955, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=39

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Date: 1959
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Approved Methods for the Preparation of Balance Sheet Statements

Approved Methods for the Preparation of Balance Sheet Statements


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This publication is a reprint from the Federal Reserve Bulletin, April 1917. The original article was titled "Uniform Accounting."

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), Approved Methods for the Preparation of Balance Sheet Statements, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=707

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Date: 1918
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Audit of the Federal Reserve System: Report Together with Supplemental, Additional, Minority and Dissenting Views to Accompany H.R. 7590 ... July 10, 1975

Audit of the Federal Reserve System: Report Together with Supplemental, Additional, Minority and Dissenting Views to Accompany H.R. 7590 ... July 10, 1975


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Report, together with supplemental, additional, minority, and dissenting views, to accompany H.R. 7590 (94th Congress), a bill to authorize and direct the General Accounting Office to audit the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Advisory Council, the Federal Open Market Committee, and the Federal Reserve banks and their branches.

OCLC:
10476812, 20161562

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Currency and Housing, ([year]), Audit of the Federal Reserve System: Report Together with Supplemental, Additional, Minority and Dissenting Views to Accompany H.R. 7590 ... July 10, 1975, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=717

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Date: 1975
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Currency and Housing

Banking and Currency: Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, United States Senate, Sixty-third Congress, First Session, on H.R. 7837 (S. 2639), a Bill to Provide for the Establishment of Federal Reserve Banks, for Furnishing an Elastic Currency, Affording Means of Rediscounting Commercial Paper, and to Establish a More Effective Supervision of Banking in the United States, and for Other Purposes

Banking and Currency: Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, United States Senate, Sixty-third Congress, First Session, on H.R. 7837 (S. 2639), a Bill to Provide for the Establishment of Federal Reserve Banks, for Furnishing an Elastic Currency, Affording Means of Rediscounting Commercial Paper, and to Establish a More Effective Supervision of Banking in the United States, and for Other Purposes


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These hearings, chaired by Robert Owen and held September 2 through October 27, 1913 were held to discuss passage of the Federal Reserve Act. They are published in three volumes, as Senate Document 232, 63rd Congress, 1st Session. An index is provided at the end of Volume III.

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63/1:S.Doc.232/

OCLC:
6246370

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United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency, ([year]), Banking and Currency: Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, United States Senate, Sixty-third Congress, First Session, on H.R. 7837 (S. 2639), a Bill to Provide for the Establishment of Federal Reserve Banks, for Furnishing an Elastic Currency, Affording Means of Rediscounting Commercial Paper, and to Establish a More Effective Supervision of Banking in the United States, and for Other Purposes, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=429

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Availability: 1913 to 1913
Authors: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency

Banking and Monetary Statistics 1914-1941

Banking and Monetary Statistics 1914-1941


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This publication was designed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to be a convenient reference source for banking and monetary statistics that previously appeared in the Board's annual reports and in the monthly Federal Reserve Bulletin. The statistics included relate primarily to the operations of the Federal Reserve System, but also include data on the condition and operation of all banks. There are also statistics on nonbank financial institutions, currency, money rates, securities markets, Treasury finance, consumer credit, gold, and international financial developments.

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FR 1.2:B 22/5

OCLC:
2823516

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), Banking and Monetary Statistics 1914-1941, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=38

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Date: 1943
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Banking and Monetary Statistics 1941-1970

Banking and Monetary Statistics 1941-1970


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This publication was designed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to be a convenient reference source for banking and monetary statistics that previously appeared in the Board's annual reports and in the monthly Federal Reserve Bulletin. The statistics included relate primarily to the operations of the Federal Reserve System, but also include data on the condition and operation of all banks. There are also statistics on nonbank financial institutions, currency, money rates, securities markets, Treasury finance, consumer credit, gold, and international financial developments.

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FR 1.3/a:B225/14/941-70

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2675891

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), Banking and Monetary Statistics 1941-1970, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=41

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Date: 1976
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Description of Federal Reserve Districts

Description of Federal Reserve Districts


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This series of documents traces changes to the land area and population of the 12 districts of the Federal Reserve System from 1922-1998.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), Description of Federal Reserve Districts, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=678

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Availability: 1923 to 1998
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

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

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


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This study presents 1) a general history of Federal Reserve Bank branches, 2) a review of the principal considerations involved in the selection of the various Federal Reserve branch, agency, and currency fund cities, 3) the results of previous branch surveys made by the Board, and 4) statistical data and comments in connection with the operation of each such units.

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21220487

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.). Examinations Division, ([year]), Establishment and Operation of Branches, Agencies and Currency Funds of Federal Reserve Banks, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=239

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Date: 1938
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.). Examinations Division

Expenses of Federal Reserve Banks

Expenses of Federal Reserve Banks


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Letter from the Governor of the Federal Reserve Board transmitting in response to a Senate resolution of October 14, 1921, certain information relative to 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.

OCLC:
6209914

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), Expenses of Federal Reserve Banks, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=202

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Date: 1921
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Fed Turns 100: Lessons Learned Over a Century of Central Banking : Hearing before the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, September 11, 2013

Fed Turns 100: Lessons Learned Over a Century of Central Banking : Hearing before the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, September 11, 2013


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Serial No. 113-42

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Y 4.F 49/20:113-42

OCLC:
876039447

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services. Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, ([year]), Fed Turns 100: Lessons Learned Over a Century of Central Banking : Hearing before the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, September 11, 2013, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1309

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Date: 2013
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services. Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade

Fed at 100 : Can Monetary Policy Close the Growth Gap and Promote a Sound Dollar? : Hearing before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, April 18, 2013

Fed at 100 : Can Monetary Policy Close the Growth Gap and Promote a Sound Dollar? : Hearing before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, April 18, 2013


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851385049

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United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee, ([year]), Fed at 100 : Can Monetary Policy Close the Growth Gap and Promote a Sound Dollar? : Hearing before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, April 18, 2013, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=972

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Date: 2013
Authors: United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee

Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Minutes, Transcripts, and Other Documents

Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Minutes, Transcripts, and Other Documents


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Prior to 1993, the type of material now included in the FOMC Minutes was divided between two separate documents: The Record of Policy Actions and the Minutes of Actions. In the context of the Freedom of Information Act, the FOMC began releasing more information about its proceedings. While Records of Policy Actions gave background for monetary policy decisions, they did not provide information on such things as who attended FOMC meetings, and what topics, besides monetary policy, were discussed. The Minutes of Actions, first released in 1967, were designed to provide this information. They were made available to the public on the same schedule as the Record of Policy Actions. A summary of the various reports from the Federal Open Market Committee since is was established in 1935 is available at the FOMC website.

Since October 2007, economic projections have been made available in January, March, June, and October, appended to end of the FOMC minutes. Prior to October 2007, the data on the forecasts of FOMC participants were published twice a year as part of the Monetary Policy Reports to Congress (Humphrey-Hawkins Hearings).

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Open Market Investment Committee, 1923-1930
Open Market Policy Conference, 1930-1933
Federal Open Market Committee, 1933-present

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United States. Federal Open Market Committee, Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System and Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System, ([year]), Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Minutes, Transcripts, and Other Documents, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=677

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Availability: 1923 to 2014
Authors: United States. Federal Open Market Committee, Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System

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 Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=212

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Date: 1918
Authors: Owen, Robert L.

Federal Reserve Act: Public Law 63-43, 63d Congress, H.R. 7837: An Act 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

Federal Reserve Act: Public Law 63-43, 63d Congress, H.R. 7837: An Act 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


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This act was approved by President Woodrow Wilson on December 23, 1913.

Public Law 63-43, Federal Reserve Act, December 23, 1913, digitized from the National Archives, Washington, DC, Record Group 11, General Records of the U.S. Government, A1 Entry 5B, Enrolled Acts & Resolutions of Congress, 1824-1956.

This color scan includes certifying signatures of the President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Federal Reserve Act: Public Law 63-43, 63d Congress, H.R. 7837: An Act 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, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=966

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Date: 1913
Authors: United States. Congress

Federal Reserve Bulletin

Federal Reserve Bulletin


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The monthly Federal Reserve Bulletin was introduced in 1915 by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to present policy issues and provide a journal of record of the activities of the Board. The Bulletin was also constructed to present data in the areas of business, finance, and international transactions that affect U.S. monetary policy and the goals of the Federal Reserve System. Authors from the Federal Reserve Boards' Research and Statistics, Monetary Affairs, International Finance, Banking Supervision and Regulation, Consumer and Community Affairs, Reserve Bank Operations, and Legal divisions contribute to the contents published in each issue. The Bulletin includes topical research articles, legal developments, Report on the Condition of the U.S. Banking Industry, and other general information.

In 2006, the regular publication of paper issues was discontinued and replaced with an annual compilation available online. Between 2004 and 2008, the Financial and Business Statistics section of the Bulletin was published monthly as the Statistical Supplement to the Federal Reserve Bulletin. This data is now only available as Data Sources at this website http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/supplement/statsupdata/statsupdata.htm

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FR 1.3

OCLC:
1606526

ISSN:
0014-9209

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), Federal Reserve Bulletin, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=62

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Availability: 1914 to 2009
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Federal Reserve System -- Its Purpose and Work

Federal Reserve System -- Its Purpose and Work


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Various authors contributed articles to this issue of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, edited by A.D. Welton and C. H. Crennan. Published in 1922, this work documents the early organization and function of the Federal Reserve System.

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170387

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American Academy of Political and Social Science, ([year]), Federal Reserve System -- Its Purpose and Work, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=115

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Date: 1922
Authors: American Academy of Political and Social Science

Federal Reserve System

Federal Reserve System


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Imprint: Washington, DC: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 1947.

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1947, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Collection:
Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951

OCLC:
1575131

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), 1947, Federal Reserve System, from Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951, accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/meltzer/record.php?id=4088

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Date: 1947
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Federal Reserve System After Fifty Years: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Domestic Finance

Federal Reserve System After Fifty Years: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Domestic Finance


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The subcommittee, chaired by Representative Wright Patman of Texas, considered six legislative proposals the amend the Federal Reserve Act:
H.R. 3783, a bill to provide for the retirement of Federal Reserve bank stock, and for other purposes,
H.R. 9631, a bill to increase to 12 the number of members of the Federal Reserve Board, and for other purposes,
H.R. 9685, a bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to provide that interest received by Federal Reserve Banks on obligations of the United States shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts, to authorize appropriations for the expenses of the Federal Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and for other purposes,
H.R. 9686, a bill to require the payment of interest on certain funds of the United States held on deposit in commercial banks, to provide for reimbursement of commercial banks for services performed for the United States, and for other purposes,
H.R. 9697, a bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act by eliminating the prohibition against the payment of interest on demand deposits,
and H.R. 9749, a bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to provide for Federal Reserve support of government bonds when market yields equal or exceed 4 1/4 percent.

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Y 4.B 22/1:F 31/34/

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3131347

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency, ([year]), Federal Reserve System After Fifty Years: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Domestic Finance, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=729

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Availability: 1964 to 1964
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency

Federal Reserve System After Fifty Years: Proposals for Improvement of the Federal Reserve and Staff Report on Hearings before the Subcommittee on Domestic Finance of the Committee on Banking and Currency

Federal Reserve System After Fifty Years: Proposals for Improvement of the Federal Reserve and Staff Report on Hearings before the Subcommittee on Domestic Finance of the Committee on Banking and Currency


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The Subcommittee on Domestic Finance, a subcommittee of the House Committee on Banking and Currency, submitted this proposal following a series of hearings that took place in early 1964. Testimony was given by 50 witnesses: including Federal Reserve officials, governors and Bank presidents, as well as representatives of banking organizations, and experts in the fields of economics, public administration, and law.

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Y 4.B 22/1:F 31/36

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4537670

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency, ([year]), Federal Reserve System After Fifty Years: Proposals for Improvement of the Federal Reserve and Staff Report on Hearings before the Subcommittee on Domestic Finance of the Committee on Banking and Currency, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=732

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Date: 1964
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency

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.

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7048011

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Goldenweiser, Emanuel A., ([year]), Federal Reserve System in Operation, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=282

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Date: 1925
Authors: Goldenweiser, Emanuel A.

Federal Reserve System: A Blackstone Legal Training Lecture

Federal Reserve System: A Blackstone Legal Training Lecture


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One of a series of lectures especially prepared for the Blackstone Institute. This 1920 document was digitized for Microsoft Corporation by the Internet Archive in 2007.

OCLC:
7160379

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Willis, Henry Parker, 1874-1937, ([year]), Federal Reserve System: A Blackstone Legal Training Lecture, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=118

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Date: 1920
Authors: Willis, Henry Parker, 1874-1937

Federal Reserve System: A Series on the Structure of the Federal Reserve System

Federal Reserve System: A Series on the Structure of the Federal Reserve System


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A series of six pamphlets on the structure of the Federal Reserve System, published in 1981.

OCLC:
81577261

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), Federal Reserve System: A Series on the Structure of the Federal Reserve System, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=824

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Date: 1981
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

First Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Photograph)

First Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Photograph)


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First Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Front row: Charles S. Hamlin (Chairman), W.G. McAdoo (ex-officio, Secretary of the Treasury), Frederick Delano. Back row: Paul M. Warburg, John Skelton Williams (ex-officio, Comptroller of the Currency), W.P.G. Harding, A.C. Miller

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([year]), First Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Photograph), [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=817

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Date: 1914

For the Establishment of the National Monetary Commission: Report [to Accompany S. 1559]

For the Establishment of the National Monetary Commission: Report [to Accompany S. 1559]


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Senate Report No. 431, to accompany S. 1559, 81st Congress, 1st session, favorably recommends that the bill for the establishment of 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. Statements from Thomas B. McCabe, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and John W. Snyder, Secretary of the Treasury, are included.

OCLC:
28009228

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United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency, ([year]), For the Establishment of the National Monetary Commission: Report [to Accompany S. 1559], [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=287

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Date: 1949
Authors: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency

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

Citation:
Harding, W. P. G., ([year]), Formative Period of the Federal Reserve System (During the World Crisis), [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=208

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

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)

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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

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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 Sep 22, 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.)

Half Century of Federal Reserve Policymaking, 1914-1964

Half Century of Federal Reserve Policymaking, 1914-1964


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Study based on the minutes of the meetings of the various policymaking bodies.

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Imprint: Philadelphia, PA: Federal Reserve Bank, 1965.

Date:
1965, Federal Reserve Bank

Collection:
Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951

OCLC:
249582

Citation:
Anderson, Clay, 1965, Half Century of Federal Reserve Policymaking, 1914-1964, from Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951, accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/meltzer/record.php?id=4066

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Date: 1965
Authors: Anderson, Clay

House Banking and Currency Bill: Also Comparative Print Showing the Changes Suggested by the Amendment Submitted to the Senate by Mr. Owen, Also the Changes Suggested by the Amendments Intended to be Proposed by Mr. Hitchcock to H.R. 7837, an Act 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

House Banking and Currency Bill: Also Comparative Print Showing the Changes Suggested by the Amendment Submitted to the Senate by Mr. Owen, Also the Changes Suggested by the Amendments Intended to be Proposed by Mr. Hitchcock to H.R. 7837, an Act 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


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Comparative print of bill to provide for the establishment of Federal Reserve Banks.

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Y 1.1/3:63-242

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22536574, 56572737

Citation:
United States. Congress. Senate, ([year]), House Banking and Currency Bill: Also Comparative Print Showing the Changes Suggested by the Amendment Submitted to the Senate by Mr. Owen, Also the Changes Suggested by the Amendments Intended to be Proposed by Mr. Hitchcock to H.R. 7837, an Act 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, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=779

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Date: 1913
Authors: United States. Congress. Senate

Inventory of the Carter Glass Papers at the University of Virginia

Inventory of the Carter Glass Papers at the University of Virginia


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An inventory of those material in the collection that relate to the Federal Reserve System, compiled in 1954 under the supervision of E. A. Kincaid; index compiled under the supervision of Francis L. Berkeley. Prepared for the Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve Sysetm and the Brookings Institution.

Date:
July 1958,

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

Citation:
Berkeley, Francis L. (Francis Lewis), Jr., Brookings Institution. Archives, Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System, Kincaid, Elbert A. (Elbert Alvis) and University of Virginia. Library, 1958, Inventory of the Carter Glass Papers at the University of Virginia, from Brookings Institution: Papers from the Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve, accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/brookings/16809_carterglass.pdf

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Date: 1958
Authors: Berkeley, Francis L. (Francis Lewis), Jr., Brookings Institution. Archives, Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System, Kincaid, Elbert A. (Elbert Alvis), University of Virginia. Library

Loans to Industry: Report [to accompany S. 3487]

Loans to Industry: Report [to accompany S. 3487]


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House Report No. 1719, to accompany S. 3487, 73rd Congress, 2nd session. This report 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.

OCLC:
28552779

Citation:
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency, ([year]), Loans to Industry: Report [to accompany S. 3487], [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=288

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Date: 1934
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency

Meeting of Officers of the Federal Reserve System - Photograph

Meeting of Officers of the Federal Reserve System - Photograph


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Meeting of officers of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. Officers are grouped by district number with members of the Board of Governors in the front row.

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([year]), Meeting of Officers of the Federal Reserve System - Photograph, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=818

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Date: 1914

Minutes and Recommendations of the Federal Advisory Council

Minutes and Recommendations of the Federal Advisory Council


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The minutes of the Federal Advisory Council’s meetings from 1914 to 1968 were collected into bound volumes and are currently housed at the National Archives and Records Administration facility in College Park, Maryland (NARA II). The minutes are a portion of the Records of the Federal Reserve System in Record Group 82 and consist of minutes (1914-1968) and separately bound indexes (1914-1940 and 1941-1945). Interspersed within these minutes are supplemental documents, which may cause the pagination to appear out of order.

Additional digitized items from the Records of the Federal Reserve System are available at http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/rg82/. For more information on the full collection, please visit http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/082.html.

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.). Federal Advisory Council, ([year]), Minutes and Recommendations of the Federal Advisory Council, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1152

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Availability: 1914 to 1968
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.). Federal Advisory Council

Minutes of Conference with the Federal Reserve Board of the Federal Advisory Council and the Class A Directors of the Federal Reserve Banks

Minutes of Conference with the Federal Reserve Board of the Federal Advisory Council and the Class A Directors of the Federal Reserve Banks


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Description:
The meeting was held at Washington, D.C. May 18, 1920. These minutes were presented to the Senate by Carter Glass and order to be printed February 24, 1923.

SUDOC:
FR 1.2:C 76/2

OCLC:
19301337

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), Minutes of Conference with the Federal Reserve Board of the Federal Advisory Council and the Class A Directors of the Federal Reserve Banks, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=421

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Date: 1920
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Official Opinion of Thomas W. Gregory, Attorney General, Issued on November 22, 1915, Regarding the Ability of the Federal Reserve to Eliminate Bank Districts

Official Opinion of Thomas W. Gregory, Attorney General, Issued on November 22, 1915, Regarding the Ability of the Federal Reserve to Eliminate Bank Districts


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This opinion of Thomas W. Gregory, issued on November 22, 1915, regarding the ability of the Federal Reserve to eliminate Bank districts,
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

OCLC:
7217494

Citation:
United States. Attorney-General, ([year]), Official Opinion of Thomas W. Gregory, Attorney General, Issued on November 22, 1915, Regarding the Ability of the Federal Reserve to Eliminate Bank Districts, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=136

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Date: 1916
Authors: United States. Attorney-General

Open Market Investment Policy: Excerpts

Open Market Investment Policy: Excerpts


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Description:
A re-examination of the record of discussions and policy decisions relating to the operations of the Open Market Investment Committee during the years 1923-1930, and of the Open Market Policy Conference during 1930 and the first half of 1931. Two reports, spanning 1923-1928 and 1929-1931, were created for the reference of Federal Open Market Committee members, describing actions taken and the reasons for those actions.

Citation:
Riefler, Winfield W. and United States. Federal Open Market Committee, ([year]), Open Market Investment Policy: Excerpts, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=156

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Availability: 1956 to 1956
Authors: Riefler, Winfield W., United States. Federal Open Market Committee

Outline of Federal Reserve Branch Banks Covering Powers, Functions, and Character and Volume of Business Handled

Outline of Federal Reserve Branch Banks Covering Powers, Functions, and Character and Volume of Business Handled


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Outline of powers and functions of Federal Reserve branch banks, prepared by the Division of Reports and Statistics, and the Division of Bank Operations, of the Federal Reserve Board.

OCLC:
22570583

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), Outline of Federal Reserve Branch Banks Covering Powers, Functions, and Character and Volume of Business Handled, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=230

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Availability: 1919 to 1925
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Proposed Plan for Improved Public Information for the Federal Reserve System

Proposed Plan for Improved Public Information for the Federal Reserve System


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This plan, also known as the "Roos Report," was designed to increase public understanding of the functions, responsibilities and policies of the Federal Reserve System and to enhance public confidence in the System.

Citation:
Roos, Lawrence K., ([year]), Proposed Plan for Improved Public Information for the Federal Reserve System, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=964

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Date: 1976
Authors: Roos, Lawrence K.

Questions and Answers on the Federal Reserve System

Questions and Answers on the Federal Reserve System


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OCLC:
9421003

Citation:
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, ([year]), Questions and Answers on the Federal Reserve System, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1319

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Date: 1920
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Reply of the Federal Reserve Board to a Letter from Senator Robert L. Owen Criticising Certain Policies of the Federal Reserve System

Reply of the Federal Reserve Board to a Letter from Senator Robert L. Owen Criticising Certain Policies of the Federal Reserve System


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OCLC:
21215041

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Harding, W. P. G., ([year]), Reply of the Federal Reserve Board to a Letter from Senator Robert L. Owen Criticising Certain Policies of the Federal Reserve System, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=418

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Date: 1920
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Harding, W. P. G.

Shadow Open Market Committee Policy Statement and Position Papers

Shadow Open Market Committee Policy Statement and Position Papers


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The Shadow Open Market Committee (SOMC), an independent organization with members from academic institutions and private organizations, was founded by Professors Karl Brunner of the University of Rochester and Allan Meltzer of Carnegie-Mellon.  Its first semi-annual meeting was held on September 14, 1973.  The original objective was to evaluate the policy choices and actions of the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee (FOMC).  Since 1973, the SOMC has met semi-annually to discuss economic policy. 

Additional reports of the committee are available on the Shadow Open Market Committee website.

OCLC:
15373119

Citation:
Shadow Open Market Committee, ([year]), Shadow Open Market Committee Policy Statement and Position Papers, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=82

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Availability: 1973 to 1997
Authors: Shadow Open Market Committee

Truth About the Federal Reserve System

Truth About the Federal Reserve System


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Speech in the Senate of the United States

OCLC:
8211956

Citation:
Glass, Carter and United States. Congress. Senate, ([year]), Truth About the Federal Reserve System, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=420

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Date: 1922
Authors: Glass, Carter, United States. Congress. Senate

Work of the Federal Reserve Board

Work of the Federal Reserve Board


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Description:
Reprint from the Journal of Political Economy, January 1921.

Citation:
Reed, Harold, ([year]), Work of the Federal Reserve Board, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 22, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=419

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Date: 1921
Authors: Reed, Harold