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Uncurrent Events

History doesn’t repeat, but it sometimes rhymes. These articles explore and explain historical topics through primary and secondary source documents in FRASER.

Uncurrent Events: More Women of the FOMC

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Learn more about the women who have served as Reserve Bank presidents and members of the Board of Governors. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: Women and American Currency

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From Martha Washington to Maya Angelou, explore the past, present, and future of the representation of women on American currency. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: Women of the Treasury, Past and Present

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The Department of the Treasury was the first federal agency to implement a hiring initiative for women. Find out more about the roles of women in the history of the Treasury in this guest post by Treasury librarians. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: The Reconstruction Finance Corporation

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During 1932-1933, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation served as the discount lending arm of the Federal Reserve Board. Learn more about the history and functions of the RFC. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: Coin Availability Disruptions, Past and Present

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Explore the history of the 1951 coin shortage with this analysis of the causes and effects of the disruption, and the response of the Federal Reserve. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: The Bank Holiday of 1933

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Henry Ford, a run on gold, and a fireside chat: The chain of events during the Great Depression that sparked the Bank Holiday of 1933. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: Women’s Firsts in FRASER

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FRASER recognizes five women who were first in their leadership roles: Nellie Tayloe Ross, Elizabeth Duncan Koontz, Carmen Rosa Maymi, Juanita M. Kreps, and Nancy Teeters. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: Researching Racial Tensions and Labor Unrest in 1919 Chicago

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What impact does racial tension have on the economy? Learn more about the economic response to the 1919 race riots in Chicago. Read more

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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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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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