Staff Picks: Frances Perkins and the New Deal

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Minimum wage, work hour limitations, and social security: Find out more about Frances Perkins’s bright ideas that brought the United States out of its darkest times. 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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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: The Mimeograph Letters and Statements of the Board

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Learn about the earliest days of the Federal Reserve system in these primary source documents from the Board’s archives. Read more

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Staff Picks: Charles Hamlin Papers

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Explore the papers of Charles S. Hamlin, first chairman of the Fed, dating from the late 19th century through his 20+ years with the Board. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: Cash for Clunkers

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Cash for Clunkers, the government’s 2009 effort to boost the economy, was not an entirely new concept. A similar plan was proposed in 1938. Read more

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