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Librarian Life: Archival Materials on FRASER

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Archival collections are unique resources that can be difficult to use effectively for historical research. The FRASER librarians try their best to make them as useful as possible to their users. Read more

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Staff Picks: The Commercial and Financial Chronicle: 1865-1928

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A brief look at the early years of the Commercial and Financial Chronicle and its creator, William Buck Dana. Read more

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Librarian Life: Offsite Scanning

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Many FRASER materials are scanned at repositories. How do we go about ensuring that everything is scanned and processed properly, when we can’t bring them here? Read more

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Librarian Life: Converting TXT files to PDF

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Providing high quality content on FRASER sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Read more

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Librarian Life: Conference Recap

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A summary of our May 11-12, 2017, conference co-hosted with the European Association for Banking and Financial History (eabh): Innovative Solutions for Archives and Financial Crises: Bringing Archivists and Financial Historians Together. Read more

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Librarian Life: Records of the Federal Reserve System

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Learn about the work done by FRASER staff in creating a finding aid for the Records of the Federal Reserve System held at the National Archives. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: Federal Reserve Act

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The Federal Reserve Act was passed on December 23, 1913. This post describes the resources available on the evolution and passage of the act. Read more

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Librarian Life: Meltzer’s History of the Federal Reserve

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This post describes the work done by FRASER librarians to gather and make the source documents used by Allan Meltzer in his A History of the Federal Reserve available to researchers. Read more

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History Rhymes: Business Cycles

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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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History Rhymes: Cash for Clunkers

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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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