U.S. Federal Reserve System Inventory of Historical Materials

The U.S. Federal Reserve (“Fed”) recently posted a press release: on a new inventory of Fed historical materials:

Collections Inventory Project

Here is the brief Introduction and Background:

Introduction and Background
This initial version of the inventory is part of a Systemwide effort to create a single point of access to historical records, documents, and other materials such as photographs and audio and video recordings related to the Federal Reserve System and its leaders. The purpose of developing this inventory is to create a database of historical materials for current and future research. Such an inventory does not currently exist and is being developed in conjunction with the centennial of the Federal Reserve System in 2013-14.
This inventory identifies materials that are currently available from a variety of sources, including the Board of Governors and Reserve Bank websites, the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research
(http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/about), university websites and collections, and other private collections. It also includes information about material that is not yet available online that will be considered for digitization and posting. The inventory will serve as a resource for researchers, academics, and others interested in studying the history of the nation’s central bank.
The primary historical records of the Federal Reserve System are held by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the Federal Reserve Banks. Other public and private institutions, such as the Library of Congress, academic institutions, and regional and local historical societies, also hold a variety of historical materials related to the Federal Reserve System and to its leaders.
The Federal Reserve System is asking historians, scholars, and other members of the public to identify and submit additional sources of Federal Reserve history. This version of the inventory is not complete at this time, but will be regularly updated and republished on Federal Reserve websites. Inclusion of new contributions in the inventory is dependent upon volume, prioritization, and the digitization process.
To submit additional historical records, visit here.

Cross-posted at Law Library Blog.

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