Planning for the Centennial
About the Centennial
The Federal Reserve System was created on December 23, 1913, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law. The system is composed of a central, independent governmental agency--the Board of Governors--in Washington, D.C., and 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks, located in major cities throughout the nation.
Today, the Federal Reserve sets the nation's monetary policy, supervises and regulates banking institutions, maintains the stability of the financial system, and provides financial services to depository institutions, the U.S. government, and foreign official institutions.
The Federal Reserve System is compiling an inventory (PDF) of historical Federal Reserve documents and items. Do you have information about collections, or do you have documents or items that should be added to the inventory?
Let us know by submitting details.