History Rhymes: Business Cycles

What goes up must come down. View selected resources, including a chart depicting over 150 years of business cycles with related data and events. Read more

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Staff Picks: Wonderland Revisited

Learn more about economic and trade policy during World War II in this parody of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party found in the archival papers of economist Winfield Riefler. Read more

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History Rhymes: Cash for Clunkers

Cash for Clunkers, the government’s 2009 effort to boost the economy, was not an entirely new concept. A similar plan was proposed in 1938. Read more

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Staff Picks: Commercial and Financial Chronicle

The Commercial and Financial Chronicle, now available in FRASER, is an excellent source of contemporaneous economic and business information for the years 1870 to 1935. Read more

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Staff Picks: The New York Fed Circulars

The New York circulars show more than 80 years of the day-to-day business of the Fed. Read more

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FRASER Features: Primary Sources Primer: Letters

Examine FRASER’s letter collections and see what information you can glean from letters as primary source documents. Read more

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History Rhymes: BLS Unemployment Statistics

A quick review of how the BLS defines and tracks unemployment and how it has changed over time. Read more

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FRASER Features: Library Glossary

Find out what FRASER librarians mean when the terms “metadata”, “series,” and “theme” are used. Read more

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Staff Picks: 1979 BLS “Exploring Careers” Workbooks

Learn more about the evolution of the working world in the 1979 Bureau of Labor Statistics workbook series “Exploring Careers.” Read more

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