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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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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Uncurrent Events: The Woman-Power Behind the “Woman in Industry Service”

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Before there was a Women’s Bureau, there was the WWI-era Woman in Industry Service. Read about the accomplishments of this Department of Labor division and its director, Mary Van Kleeck. Read more

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Staff Picks: The Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company

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Learn about the short-lived first major bank for African Americans and its records that provide a unique record of their lives just after the Civil War. Read more

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Librarian Life: Preserving the Financial Crisis Timeline

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During the financial crisis, the St. Louis Fed created a timeline to capture the events and the policy responses. FRASER staff preserved that timeline and those documents. Read more

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Staff Picks: The Merchants’ Magazine and Commercial Review

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A brief look at The Merchants’ Magazine and Commercial Review and its creator, Freeman Hunt. Read more

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Staff Picks: Darryl R. Francis

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Learn more about the St. Louis Fed’s 7th president Darryl R. Francis and his role during the Great Inflation of the second half of the 20th Century. Read more

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Staff Picks: Federal Reserve Research Publications

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A short history of the Federal Reserve Banks’ Reviews, from their introduction in the Federal Reserve Bulletin to standalone magazine-style publications to more academic content. Read more

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Staff Picks: The “Division of Negro Economics,” 1918-1921

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Learn about the history of a trailblazing WWI-era office of the department of labor and its researchers of African American economics. Read more

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Librarian Life: Archival Materials on FRASER

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Archival collections are unique resources that can be difficult to use effectively for historical research. The FRASER librarians try their best to make them as useful as possible to their users. Read more

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