St. Louis Federal Reserve Releases Archived Materials

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 12:00 am  

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has released more archived material, making the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research the largest digital collection of Federal Reserve historical materials.

According to a news release, the additions to FRASER include documents, maps, charts and illustrations culled from the National Archives at College Park, Md., and the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum in Independence, Mo.

The additions relate specifically to the history of the Fed system.

Topics include:

  • Documents related to the Reserve Bank Organization Committee, which drew the boundaries of the 12 Fed districts;
  • President Franklin Roosevelt’s Banking Holiday of 1933;
  • Background on the Treasury-Federal Reserve Accord, which increased the Fed’s independence; and
  • The Open Market Investment Committee and the Open Market Policy Conference, both precursors to today’s Federal Open Market Committee.

These and other materials can be found at



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