May 22, 2022

U.S. History: FRASER Digital Library Releases Digitized Archival Docs From Early Days of Federal Reserve

From the Federal Reserve of St. Louis:

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has released newly digitized archival material, making FRASER (Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research) the largest digital collection of Federal Reserve historical materials.  These documents offer a glimpse into the founding of the Fed and its policy making activities.

In light of the Fed’s centennial, librarians and archivists have supplemented FRASER with hundreds of documents, maps, charts and illustrations culled from two renowned sources—the National Archives at College Park, Md. (NARA), and the Harry  S. Truman Library & Museum in Independence, Mo.

These documents highlight specific themes related to the history of the Federal Reserve System. The topics include:

In addition to the archival materials just made available, FRASER also contain selected papers from Marriner Eccles and William McChesney Martin Jr.—two important chairmen from the Fed’s history—as well as speeches from the Chairmen and Governors, and policy documents.

Direct to Records of the Federal Reserve System (via FRASER)

See Also: All Special Collections Available  (via FRASER)

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