Uncurrent Events: Choosing the Federal Reserve Cities

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Learn more about the history of the Reserve Bank Organization Committee, which chose the locations of the twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks Read more

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Uncurrent Events: The Women of the FOMC

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Fourteen women have served on the FOMC since its inception. Learn about them and their roles in the Federal Reserve in this Inside FRASER post. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: March 4, 1951, Treasury-Federal Reserve Accord

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Before the Treasury and the Federal Reserve reached their 1951 accord over monetary policy, tensions were high as the Fed struggled for independence to combat inflation. Read more

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Staff Picks: The Statements and Speeches of Andrew F. Brimmer

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Andrew F. Brimmer became the first African-American to sit on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 1966. He not only contributed to monetary policy but also used his status to bring attention to economic issues facing African Americans. 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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Staff Picks: The New York Fed Circulars

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

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History Rhymes: Martin’s Punch Bowl Metaphor

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The economic punch bowl: Fed Chair William McChesney Martin was the first Fed official to offer the concept of the Federal Reserve taking away the punch bowl just as the party gets going, which is shorthand for recognizing what a tough job it is to help guide the economy. Read more

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