Open Market Investment Committee and Open Market Policy Conference

The Open Market Investment Committee (1923-1930) and Open Market Policy Conference (1930-1933) were the predecessors to the Federal Open Market Committee. These groups, comprised of governors of the Reserve Banks under the general supervision of the Federal Reserve Board, were responsible for determining System open market policy.

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Box 1433, Folder 1: Open Market Operations (1914-1918)

Box 1433, Folder 1: Open Market Operations (1914-1918)


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Description:
Documents on the regulation, purchase, and sale of government bonds.

Date:
1914-1918,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), 1918, Box 1433, Folder 1: Open Market Operations (1914-1918), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1433_01.pdf

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

Box 1433, Folder 2: Open Market Operations (1919-1936)

Box 1433, Folder 2: Open Market Operations (1919-1936)


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Description:
Documents relating to performance and regulation of open market operations of Federal Reserve banks

Date:
1919-1936,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System and United States. Federal Open Market Committee, 1936, Box 1433, Folder 2: Open Market Operations (1919-1936), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1433_02.pdf

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Date: 1936
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, United States. Federal Open Market Committee

Box 1433, Folder 3: Open Market Operations (1937-1954)

Box 1433, Folder 3: Open Market Operations (1937-1954)


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Description:
A wide variety of documents relating to the interaction of FRS open market activities with federal regulation on home loans, public debt, government securities, and the role of the FRS in the 1920s through 1940s.

Date:
1937-1954,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
United States. Federal Open Market Committee, 1954, Box 1433, Folder 3: Open Market Operations (1937-1954), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1433_03.pdf

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Date: 1954
Authors: United States. Federal Open Market Committee

Box 1434, Folder 1: Committtee of Governors on Centralized Execution of Purchases and Sales of Government Securities

Box 1434, Folder 1: Committtee of Governors on Centralized Execution of Purchases and Sales of Government Securities


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Description:
Documents on the establishment of a central control for buying and selling government securities

Date:
1922-1923,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), 1923, Box 1434, Folder 1: Committtee of Governors on Centralized Execution of Purchases and Sales of Government Securities, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1434_01.pdf

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Date: 1923
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Box 1434, Folder 2: Final Minutes, Committee of Governors on Centralized Execution of Purchases and Sales of Government Securities

Box 1434, Folder 2: Final Minutes, Committee of Governors on Centralized Execution of Purchases and Sales of Government Securities


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Description:
Meeting minutes and other documents from the Committee of [Federal Reserve] Governors on Centralized Execution of Purchases and Sales of Government Securities by Federal Reserve Banks

Date:
1922-1923,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Federal Reserve Governors Conference, 1923, Box 1434, Folder 2: Final Minutes, Committee of Governors on Centralized Execution of Purchases and Sales of Government Securities, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1434_02.pdf

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Date: 1923
Authors: Federal Reserve Governors Conference

Box 1434, Folder 3: Open Market Investment Committee Organization of Open Market Operations

Box 1434, Folder 3: Open Market Investment Committee Organization of Open Market Operations


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Description:
Board of Governors minutes, resolutions, and other documents regarding open market policy and purchases by Federal Reserve Banks.

Date:
1922-1923,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), 1923, Box 1434, Folder 3: Open Market Investment Committee Organization of Open Market Operations, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1434_03.pdf

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Date: 1923
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Box 1434, Folder 4: Open Market Investment Committee (Sep 1922-1923)

Box 1434, Folder 4: Open Market Investment Committee (Sep 1922-1923)


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Description:
Minutes of the Board of Governors, the Committee on Discount and Open Market Policy, and other documents related to Federal Reserve investment in government securities. Also contains correspondence relating to a leak of information to the press.

Date:
1923,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, 1923, Box 1434, Folder 4: Open Market Investment Committee (Sep 1922-1923), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1434_04.pdf

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Date: 1923
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1434, Folder 5: Open Market Investment Committee (1924-1925)

Box 1434, Folder 5: Open Market Investment Committee (1924-1925)


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Description:
Documents relating to early OMIC policy recommendations and activities, including relationship with other central banks.

Date:
1924-1925,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, 1925, Box 1434, Folder 5: Open Market Investment Committee (1924-1925), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1434_05.pdf

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Date: 1925
Authors: Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1434, Folder 6: Open Market Investment Committee (1926-1927)

Box 1434, Folder 6: Open Market Investment Committee (1926-1927)


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Description:
Documents relating to FRS policy on gold imports, exports, and exchange rates.

Date:
1926-1927,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, 1927, Box 1434, Folder 6: Open Market Investment Committee (1926-1927), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1434_06.pdf

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Date: 1927
Authors: Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1435, Folder 1: Open Market Investment Committee (1928)

Box 1435, Folder 1: Open Market Investment Committee (1928)


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Description:
Documents on OMIC activity, investment policy, and FRS funds.

Date:
1928,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, 1928, Box 1435, Folder 1: Open Market Investment Committee (1928), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1435_01.pdf

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Date: 1928
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1435, Folder 2: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (1924)

Box 1435, Folder 2: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (1924)


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Description:
Documents related to open market operations and meetings of the OMIC and the joint conference of the OMIC and the Board of Governors.

Date:
1924,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, 1924, Box 1435, Folder 2: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (1924), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1435_02.pdf

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Date: 1924
Authors: Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1435, Folder 3: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (1923)1

Box 1435, Folder 3: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (1923)1


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Description:
Operations of the Open Market Investment Committee in its first year, including minutes of the OMIC and of other committees.

Date:
1923,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, 1923, Box 1435, Folder 3: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (1923)1, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1435_03.pdf

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Date: 1923
Authors: Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1435, Folder 4: Open Market Investment Committee

Box 1435, Folder 4: Open Market Investment Committee


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Documents concerning the transformation of the OMIC into the OMPC.

Date:
1929-1930,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System and Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System, 1930, Box 1435, Folder 4: Open Market Investment Committee, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1435_04.pdf

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Date: 1930
Authors: Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1436, Folder 1: Final Minutes, Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (April 1923-Mar 1930)

Box 1436, Folder 1: Final Minutes, Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (April 1923-Mar 1930)


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Description:
Minutes and supporting documents of meetings of the OMIC 1923-1930, joint meetings of the OMIC and the Board of Governors, and the Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank Governors.

Date:
1923-1930,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, 1930, Box 1436, Folder 1: Final Minutes, Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (April 1923-Mar 1930), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1436_01.pdf

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Date: 1930
Authors: Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1436, Folder 2: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (Jul 1928-1929)

Box 1436, Folder 2: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (Jul 1928-1929)


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Description:
Supporting documents, reports, and preliminary memoranda related to OMIC meetings.

Date:
1928-1929,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, 1929, Box 1436, Folder 2: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (Jul 1928-1929), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1436_02.pdf

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Date: 1929
Authors: Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1436, Folder 3: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (1925-1926)

Box 1436, Folder 3: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (1925-1926)


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Description:
Reports and other supporting documents for meetings of the OMIC. Includes minutes of a joint meeting of the OMIC with the Board of Governors, 1926.

Date:
1925-1926,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, 1926, Box 1436, Folder 3: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (1925-1926), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1436_03.pdf

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Date: 1926
Authors: Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1436, Folder 4: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (1927-Jun 1928)

Box 1436, Folder 4: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (1927-Jun 1928)


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Description:
Reports and other supporting documents for meetings of the OMIC. Includes a Board of Governors resolution on open market policy from March, 1928.

Date:
1927-1928,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, 1928, Box 1436, Folder 4: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (1927-Jun 1928), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1436_04.pdf

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Date: 1928
Authors: Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1436, Folder 5: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (Jan-Mar 1930)

Box 1436, Folder 5: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (Jan-Mar 1930)


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Description:
Reports and supporting documents for OMIC meetings.

Date:
1930,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System, 1930, Box 1436, Folder 5: Open Market Investment Committee Meetings (Jan-Mar 1930), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1436_05.pdf

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Date: 1930
Authors: Open Market Investment Committee for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1437, Folder 1: Open Market Policy Conference, Organization of

Box 1437, Folder 1: Open Market Policy Conference, Organization of


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Description:
Correspondence and other documents on the formation, function, policies, name, and makeup of the Open Market Policy Conference.

Date:
1928-1930,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System, 1930, Box 1437, Folder 1: Open Market Policy Conference, Organization of, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1437_01.pdf

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Date: 1930
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1437, Folder 2: Open Market Policy Conference (1931-Jun 1933)

Box 1437, Folder 2: Open Market Policy Conference (1931-Jun 1933)


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Description:
Documents covering administration and actions of the OMPC during the Great Depression.

Date:
1931-1933,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System and Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System. Executive Committee, 1933, Box 1437, Folder 2: Open Market Policy Conference (1931-Jun 1933), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1437_02.pdf

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Date: 1933
Authors: Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System, Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System. Executive Committee

Box 1437, Folder 3: Open Market Policy Conference (Apr-Dec 1930)1

Box 1437, Folder 3: Open Market Policy Conference (Apr-Dec 1930)1


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Description:
Documents related to OMPC operations and the national credit situation.

Date:
1930,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System, 1930, Box 1437, Folder 3: Open Market Policy Conference (Apr-Dec 1930)1, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1437_03.pdf

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Date: 1930
Authors: Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1437, Folder 4: Open Market Policy Conference Meetings (May-Dec 1930)1

Box 1437, Folder 4: Open Market Policy Conference Meetings (May-Dec 1930)1


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Description:
OMPC operations, including minutes of the first meeting under that name.

Date:
May-December 1930,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System, 1930, Box 1437, Folder 4: Open Market Policy Conference Meetings (May-Dec 1930)1, from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1437_04.pdf

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Date: 1930
Authors: Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1437, Folder 5: Open Market Policy Conference Meetings (1931)

Box 1437, Folder 5: Open Market Policy Conference Meetings (1931)


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Description:
Documents regarding the economic situation in 1931, FRS holdings of government securities, and other open market activities. Includes reports of bank suspensions and failures.

Date:
1931,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System, 1931, Box 1437, Folder 5: Open Market Policy Conference Meetings (1931), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1437_05.pdf

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Date: 1931
Authors: Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1438, Folder 1: Final Minutes, Open Market Policy Conference Meetings (May 1930-Jul 1933)

Box 1438, Folder 1: Final Minutes, Open Market Policy Conference Meetings (May 1930-Jul 1933)


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Description:
Minutes of meetings of the OMPC, the OMPC Executive Committee, the Governors Conference, and joint meetings of the Board of Governors and the Governors Conference and the Board and the OMPC.

Date:
1930-1933,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System, 1933, Box 1438, Folder 1: Final Minutes, Open Market Policy Conference Meetings (May 1930-Jul 1933), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1438_01.pdf

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Date: 1933
Authors: Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System

Box 1438, Folder 2: Open Market Policy Conference Meetings (Jan-Jun 1933)

Box 1438, Folder 2: Open Market Policy Conference Meetings (Jan-Jun 1933)


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Description:
Documents related to open market activity and banking and economic recovery. Includes analysis of FRS responses to earlier depressions.

Date:
January-July 1933,

Source:
National Archives at College Park, MD

Collection:
Records of the Federal Reserve System

Citation:
Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System, 1933, Box 1438, Folder 2: Open Market Policy Conference Meetings (Jan-Jun 1933), from Records of the Federal Reserve System, accessed Sep 15, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nara/nara_rg082_e01_b1438_02.pdf

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Date: 1933
Authors: Open Market Policy Conference for the Federal Reserve System



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