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 Mimeograph Letters and Statements of the Board

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Learn about the earliest days of the Federal Reserve system in these primary source documents from the Board’s archives. Read more

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Dismal Facts: Measuring the Economy Before GDP

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How did we measure the economy before the invention of GDP? Learn more about GNP, national income, and their predecessors. 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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FRASER Features: Primary Source Primer: Interviews

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Examines how to use an interview as a primary source. Read more

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Staff Picks: Decoding the Fed’s Telegrams

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Learn more about the message codes used by the Federal Reserve System and the banking industry in the age of the telegraph. 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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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: Wonderland Revisited

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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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Staff Picks: Commercial and Financial Chronicle

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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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