Federal Reserve Act of 1913

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Painting by Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr. depicting President Woodrow Wilson signing the Federal Reserve Act. Credit: Image courtesy of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton, Virginia.

The Federal Reserve Act, signed by President Woodrow Wilson on December 23, 1913, created the Federal Reserve System in the United States. This collection highlights FRASER's holdings of documents relating to the Act as originally passed and the discussions leading to its enactment. Laws amending the Federal Reserve Act can be found along with other legislation about the banking and financial industries in the Banking Legislation theme.