Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The Eighth Federal Reserve District is headquartered in St. Louis and has branches in Little Rock, Ark., Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn. The District includes all of Arkansas and portions of six other states: Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

For an overview of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' history, see the centennial collection featuring a timeline, publications, images, and other media that document the history of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis throughout the last century.

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Advantages of Membership in the Federal Reserve System

Advantages of Membership in the Federal Reserve System


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A promotional brochure developed to recruit member banks in the early days of the Federal Reserve System.

OCLC:
21192527

Citation:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Martin, William McChesney, Sr., 1874-1955, ([year]), Advantages of Membership in the Federal Reserve System, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1144

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Date: 1922
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Martin, William McChesney, Sr., 1874-1955

Annual Report of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Annual Report of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


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These annual reports have been issued to the public to provide current information about the structure and functions of the 8th District by means of statements of condition, informative articles, summaries of business conditions and leadership, and documentary evidence of mission and goals. Annual reports for the years 1953 through 1978 were not published, but reports of operations were included for these years in the Bank's monthly Review publication. These reports have been extracted and posted here. Annual reports for the years 1995-current are available at http://stlouisfed.org/publications/ar/pastissues.cfm.

OCLC:
9059000

Citation:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, ([year]), Annual Report of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=149

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Availability: 1915 to 2012
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Bank Supervision

Bank Supervision


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A compilation of papers delivered at a staff conference on March 15, 1963.

OCLC:
2144016

Citation:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, ([year]), Bank Supervision, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=979

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Date: 1963
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Banking Holiday of 1933

Banking Holiday of 1933


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These documents were sent by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to 8th District banks. Additional national documents on the Bank Holiday of 1933 are available. Search Banking Emergency of 1933.

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, ([year]), Banking Holiday of 1933, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=486

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Availability: 1933 to 1933
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Box 0660: Organization Certificates, 8th District (1914)

Box 0660: Organization Certificates, 8th District (1914)


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This organization certificate includes a list of member banks and shares of stock of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and was executed by representative banks in the district.

Date:
May 18, 1914,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Ayres National Bank (Jacksonville, Ill.), First National Bank (Memphis, Tenn.), German National Bank (Little Rock, Ark.), National Bank of Kentucky (Louisville, Ky.) and Second National Bank (New Albany, Ind.), 1914, Box 0660: Organization Certificates, 8th District (1914), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b0660_district08.pdf

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Date: 1914
Authors: Ayres National Bank (Jacksonville, Ill.), First National Bank (Memphis, Tenn.), German National Bank (Little Rock, Ark.), National Bank of Kentucky (Louisville, Ky.), Second National Bank (New Albany, Ind.)

Box 2160, Folder 2: Circulars FRBanks, Banking Holiday

Box 2160, Folder 2: Circulars FRBanks, Banking Holiday


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Circulars from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis regarding the banking holiday.

Date:
1933,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1933, Box 2160, Folder 2: Circulars FRBanks, Banking Holiday, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2160_02.pdf

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Date: 1933
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Box 2652, Folder 8: #37 Illinois - St. Louis

Box 2652, Folder 8: #37 Illinois - St. Louis


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Form letters provided by the St. Louis Clearing House Association and sent from Illinois banks in support of a proposed reserve bank located in St. Louis

Date:
1914,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee, 1914, Box 2652, Folder 8: #37 Illinois - St. Louis, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2652_08.pdf

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Date: 1914
Authors: United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Box 2653, Folder 1: #33 Missouri cities Al to W

Box 2653, Folder 1: #33 Missouri cities Al to W


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Correspondence and documents from Missouri in support of a proposed reserve bank located in St. Louis

Date:
1912-1914,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee, 1914, Box 2653, Folder 1: #33 Missouri cities Al to W, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2653_01.pdf

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Date: 1914
Authors: United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Box 2653, Folder 2: #34 Miscellaneous states

Box 2653, Folder 2: #34 Miscellaneous states


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Correspondence and documents in support of a proposed reserve bank located in St. Louis

Date:
1914,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee, 1914, Box 2653, Folder 2: #34 Miscellaneous states, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2653_02.pdf

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Date: 1914
Authors: United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Box 2653, Folder 3: #35 Arkansas cities A to Y

Box 2653, Folder 3: #35 Arkansas cities A to Y


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Correspondence and documents from Arkansas in support of a proposed reserve bank located in St. Louis

Date:
1914,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee, 1914, Box 2653, Folder 3: #35 Arkansas cities A to Y, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2653_03.pdf

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Date: 1914
Authors: United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Box 2653, Folder 4: #36 Illinois

Box 2653, Folder 4: #36 Illinois


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Correspondence, predominantly form letters, from Illinois in support of a proposed reserve bank located in St. Louis.

Date:
1914,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee, 1914, Box 2653, Folder 4: #36 Illinois, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2653_04.pdf

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Date: 1914
Authors: United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Box 2653, Folder 5: #92 St. Louis

Box 2653, Folder 5: #92 St. Louis


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Maps of the St. Louis region and of national sales of St. Louis manufacturing output.

Date:
[1914],

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee, 1914, Box 2653, Folder 5: #92 St. Louis, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2653_05.pdf

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Date: 1914
Authors: United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Box 2661, Folder 17: #93: Seattle, Washington

Box 2661, Folder 17: #93: Seattle, Washington


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Large color map of a proposed eight-district Federal Reserve system.

Date:
1914,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee, 1914, Box 2661, Folder 17: #93: Seattle, Washington, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2661_17.pdf

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Date: 1914
Authors: United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Box 2661, Folder 18: #97: Clarksville, TN

Box 2661, Folder 18: #97: Clarksville, TN


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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta response to the petition to have the geographical boundaries of the 6th and 8th Federal Reserve districts be changed to include Clarksville, Tennessee in the St. Louis district.

Date:
[1914],

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee, 1914, Box 2661, Folder 18: #97: Clarksville, TN, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2661_18.pdf

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Date: 1914
Authors: United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Box 2661, Folder 2: #96: Clarksville, TN

Box 2661, Folder 2: #96: Clarksville, TN


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Petition to have the geographical boundaries of the 6th and 8th Federal Reserve districts be changed to include Clarksville, Tennessee in the St. Louis district.

Date:
[1914],

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee, 1914, Box 2661, Folder 2: #96: Clarksville, TN, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2661_02.pdf

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Date: 1914
Authors: United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Box 2665, Folder 5

Box 2665, Folder 5


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Map of the United States showing sales reach of the Butler Brothers company of St. Louis.

Date:
1913,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee, 1913, Box 2665, Folder 5, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2665_05.pdf

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Date: 1913
Authors: United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Box 2665, Folder 6

Box 2665, Folder 6


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Map of banks in southern Illinois preferring to be assigned to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Date:
[1914],

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee, 1914, Box 2665, Folder 6, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2665_06.pdf

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Date: 1914
Authors: United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Box 2665, Folder 7

Box 2665, Folder 7


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Map of roads and railroad lines in Southern Illinois.

Date:
1911,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee, 1911, Box 2665, Folder 7, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2665_07.pdf

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Date: 1911
Authors: United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee

Box 2665, Folder 8

Box 2665, Folder 8


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Map titled "Trade Territory Tributary to St. Louis, Mo Compared With Other Cities."

Date:
[1914],

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee, 1914, Box 2665, Folder 8, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e02_b2665_08.pdf

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Date: 1914
Authors: United States. Reserve Bank Organization Committee

By-Laws of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Mo.

By-Laws of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Mo.


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A published set of the Bank's initial by-laws, with handwritten amendments recorded by employee C.M. Stewart.

Citation:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, ([year]), By-Laws of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Mo., [issue title/date], accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1149

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Date: 1914
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Charter authorizing commencement of business by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Charter authorizing commencement of business by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


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This charter issued by the Comptroller of the Currency authorized the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to commence operations under the provisions outlined in the Federal Reserve Act.

Citation:
Williams, John Skelton, ([year]), Charter authorizing commencement of business by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1150

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Date: 1914
Authors: Williams, John Skelton

Chester Charles Davis

Chester Charles Davis


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Date:
10/25/1955,

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

Citation:
Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System, 1955, Chester Charles Davis, from Brookings Institution: Papers from the Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve, accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/brookings/16807_01_0019.pdf

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Date: 1955
Authors: Committee on the History of the Federal Reserve System

Documents pertaining to the opening of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Documents pertaining to the opening of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


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A letter, dated November 14, 1914, from Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo to William McC. Martin, Federal Reserve Agent and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, enclosing letters dated November 16, 1914, from Secretary McAdoo to member banks in the district, announcing that the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is open for business, and the pen with which the announcements were signed.

Citation:
McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941, ([year]), Documents pertaining to the opening of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=487

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Date: 1914
Authors: McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941

Episodes of My Life

Episodes of My Life


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An autobiography by World's Fair era St. Louis mayor and first President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Rolla Wells.

OCLC:
3221303

Citation:
Wells, Rolla, ([year]), Episodes of My Life, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1090

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Date: 1933
Authors: Wells, Rolla

Erection of an Office Building by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Erection of an Office Building by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


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These reports were submitted to accompany S. J. Res. 208, giving favorable recommendation for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to enter into contracts for the erection of buildings for its head office and Little Rock branch.

OCLC:
741309880

Citation:
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency and United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency, ([year]), Erection of an Office Building by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=209

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Date: 1922
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency



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