Diversity is critical to the Federal Reserve, and we are firmly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture throughout the Federal Reserve System. Collections within FRASER contain historical language, content, and descriptions that reflect the time period within which they were created and the views of their creators. Certain collections contain objectionable content—for example, discriminatory or biased language used to refer to racial, ethnic, and cultural groups. These viewpoints and attitudes are inconsistent with our values, but the original descriptions are retained to ensure that they are not erased from the historical record.
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- "History of the National-Bank Currency," a short report from 1910 produced as part of the National Monetary Commission's investigation of central banking.
- "Insurance of Bank Obligation in Six States During the Period 1829-1866," an in-depth research report on deposit insurance and bank failures in the state and national bank eras.
- Archival records of the FDIC include copies of primary source documents on banking practices and bank failures in the 19th century. This collection may be appropriate for project-based learning.
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