Uncurrent Events: Check Processing and the Fed

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Depositing a check hasn’t always been as easy as taking a few snaps with your cellphone camera…explore over a century of advancement in check processing. Read more

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Staff Picks: Treasures from Treasury Press Releases

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A newly digitized collection provides a look at important moments in the history of the U.S. Treasury. Read more

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Staff Picks: Celebrating the Women’s Bureau Centennial

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Celebrate the centennial of the Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor with a look back at the history of the organization and a century of progress for working women. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: Epidemics, Pandemics, and the Economy

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As many schools and universities move to online learning in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, FRASER hopes these historical primary and secondary source resources from our collection and those of our partners and colleagues will be useful. Economic (and … Read more

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Dismal Facts: “Reading” the Economic Report of the President at a Glance Using Sentiment Analysis

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Could the text in historical documents like those in FRASER help to predict future financial trends? This is a question explored in the area of study known as sentiment analysis. The practice of assessing public opinion in text in order … Read more

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Librarian Life: FRASER Reveals the Compelling History of Prices and Wages

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How much did that cost then? Learn about how FRASER provides important context for historical prices and wage data. Read more

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Librarian Life: 2019 Year in Review

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From a comprehensive history of a regional Federal Reserve Bank to early 20th century bank directories, find out what was new and notable on FRASER in 2019. Read more

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Dismal Facts: Invisible Revisions

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Policymakers use the best data available to them, which is often revised after the fact. This Inside FRASER explores how data revisions can complicate research of historical economic policy Read more

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Librarian Life: Way, Way Back with FRASER

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Learn about one of one of the many tools in the FRASER librarian’s toolkit: Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Read more

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Librarian Life: Recurring Downloads

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Learn how FRASER strives to capture economic history in the making, with regular updates from a wide variety of economic and monetary policy websites. Read more

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