Friday, 1 June 2012

Fed assembles inventory of historical materials on central banking in the United States

One could be doing a project on Federal Reserve history sitting anywhere in the world. As Fed is gearing for celebrating its 100th anniversary next year, it is looking at providing web access to records of the Federal Reserve’s past.

The Federal Reserve System is preparing an inventory of historical materials (PDF) to enhance transparency through improved web access to records of the Federal Reserve’s past. The initiative is motivated by the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Federal Reserve Act in December 2013 and the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Federal Reserve Banks in November 2014. The inventory will serve as a resource for researchers, academics, and others interested in studying the history of the nation’s central bank.

The initial inventory captures the Federal Reserve’s first efforts to create a single point of access to historical records, documents, and other materials such as photographs and audio and video recordings related to the Federal Reserve System and its leaders. This inventory identifies materials that are currently available from a variety of sources, including the websites of the Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research Leaving the Board, websites housed at universities, and other private collections. It also includes information about material that is not yet available online that will be considered for digitization and posting.

Great initiative. Hoping to learn more about Fed’s history in time…

Check this Fed timeline as well..

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