The Federal Reserve System was created over 100 years ago with the signing of the Federal Reserve Act on December 23, 1913. FRASER’s curated collection of documents relates to the Federal Reserve Act as passed in 1913. This collection, or “theme,” features hearings, draft legislation, and congressional reports. The highlight of this collection is the original text of the Federal Reserve Act, complete with the signature of President Woodrow Wilson.
See the following resources for additional background on the passage of the Federal Reserve Act:
- A Christmas Present for the President, by Gerald T. Dunne
- Federal Reserve Act Signed by President Wilson, by Staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
- The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 – A Legislative History, by Rick McKinney