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George Leslie Harrison papers on the Federal Reserve System, 1920-1940

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Call No.: MS#0561
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Creator(s) Harrison, George Leslie, 1887-1958
Title George Leslie Harrison papers on the Federal Reserve System, 1920-1940
Physical Description 31 linear feet (74 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Papers on banking and finance, especially relating to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Source of acquisition--Harrison, George Leslie. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--07/18/57. Accession number--M-57-07-18.

Gift - George Leslie Harrison - 18 July 1957. Gift of Mrs. George Leslie Harrison, 1959

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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89. Processed by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library staff, 1957; Revised by BRC and PMW.

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Lawyer, financial expers. Harrison was legal secretary to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1913-1914; Assistant General Counsel, and the Counsel, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C., 1914-1920; Counsel and Deputy Governor, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1920-1928; Governor and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1928-1941; President, New York Life Insurance Company, 1941-1948; and Chairman of the Board, New York Life Insurance Company, 1948-1953. His career also included activities for the American Red Cross and trusteeship of Columbia University.

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Series I: Binders

Note: With notes by Jane Bogardus


Subseries I.1: S.P. Gilbert



Box 1 Binder 1 Between Gilbert ((Agent Gen., Reparations Payment) and various FRBNY officers, including Jay, Burgess, McGarrah, and Harrison. Many are marked "Strictly Confidential". Subjects: Reparations, B.I.S., Bank of England; dealings with J.P. Morgan and Gov. Norman, March1926-May 1930


Subseries I.2: Bank for International Settlements


Cables:


Box 1 Binder 2 B.I.S. (mostly signed Fraser) to FRBNY; FRBNY to B.I.S.. Very few marked confidential. Subjects: B.I.S. organization and transactions; Many cables from FRBNY to B.I.S. are regular review of money market, 2, April 1930-December 1931



Box 2 Binder 3 B.I.S. (mostly signed Fraser) to FRBNY; FRBNY to B.I.S.. Very few marked confidential. Subjects: B.I.S. organization and transactions; Many cables from FRBNY to B.I.S. are regular review of money market, 1932/1933


Box 2 Binder 4 B.I.S. (mostly signed Fraser) to FRBNY; FRBNY to B.I.S.. Very few marked confidential. Subjects: B.I.S. organization and transactions; Many cables from FRBNY to B.I.S. are regular review of money market, 1934/1935


Box 2 Binder 5 B.I.S. (mostly signed Fraser) to FRBNY; FRBNY to B.I.S.. Very few marked confidential. Subjects: B.I.S. organization and transactions; Many cables from FRBNY to B.I.S. are regular review of money market, 1936-1938


Subseries I.3: Reichsbank (Germany)


Cables:



Box 3 Binder 6 Reichsbank to FRBNY. Marked "Confidential to Governor". Many signed by Schacht. Subjects: Transactions for accounts of Reichsbank; FRBNY series of cables on money market, 6, September 1925-December 1930


Box 3 Binder 7 Reichsbank to FRBNY. Marked "Confidential to Governor". Many signed by Schacht. Subjects: Transactions for accounts of Reichsbank; FRBNY series of cables on money market, 7, January -December 1931



Box 4 Binder 8 Reichsbank to FRBNY. Marked "Confidential to Governor". Many signed by Schacht. Subjects: Transactions for accounts of Reichsbank; FRBNY series of cables on money market, 1932-1933


Box 4 Binder 9 Reichsbank to FRBNY. Marked "Confidential to Governor". Many signed by Schacht. Subjects: Transactions for accounts of Reichsbank; FRBNY series of cables on money market, 1931-1935


Box 4 Binder 10 Reichsbank to FRBNY. Marked "Confidential to Governor". Many signed by Schacht. Subjects: Transactions for accounts of Reichsbank; FRBNY series of cables on money market, 1936-1938


Subseries I.4: Bank of England


Cables:



Box 5 Binder 11 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, 1922-1924


Box 5 Binder 12 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, January -August 1925



Box 6 Binder 13 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, September 1925-March1926


Box 6 Binder 14 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, April 1926-March1927



Box 7 Binder 15 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, April -August ., 1927


Box 7 Binder 16 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, September 1927-June 1928



Box 8 Binder 17 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, July 1928-February1929


Box 8 Binder 18 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, March-December 1929



Box 9 Binder 19 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, January -December 1930


Box 9 Binder 20 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, January -December 1931



Box 10 Binder 21 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, January -December 1932


Box 10 Binder 22 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, January -December 1933



Box 11 Binder 23 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, 1934-1935


Box 11 Binder 24 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, 1936-1937



Box 12 Binder 25 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, 1938/1939


Box 12 Binder 26 Between Bank of England and FRBNY; many marked "Strictly Confidential for Governor"; many Bank of England signed Norman and FRBNY signed Strong. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly transactions of Bank of England with FRBNY, U .S. commercial banks, or other foreign central banks, January -December 1940


Subseries I.5: Bank of France


Cables:



Box 13 Binder 27 Between Banque de France and FRBNY; some Banque de France are marked "Confidential for Governor" and signed Moreau, Quesnay, or Rist; FRBNY signed Strong or Harrison. Subjects: Mostly Banque de France account transactions with FRBNY, U.S. commercial banks and other foreign central banks, October 1926-March1929


Box 13 Binder 28 Between Banque de France and FRBNY; some Banque de France are marked "Confidential for Governor" and signed Moreau, Quesnay, or Rist; FRBNY signed Strong or Harrison. Subjects: Mostly Banque de France account transactions with FRBNY, U.S. commercial banks and other foreign central banks, April 1929-December 1930



Box 14 Binder 29 Between Banque de France and FRBNY; some Banque de France are marked "Confidential for Governor" and signed Moreau, Quesnay, or Rist; FRBNY signed Strong or Harrison. Subjects: Mostly Banque de France account transactions with FRBNY, U.S. commercial banks and other foreign central banks, 1931


Box 14 Binder 30 Between Banque de France and FRBNY; some Banque de France are marked "Confidential for Governor" and signed Moreau, Quesnay, or Rist; FRBNY signed Strong or Harrison. Subjects: Mostly Banque de France account transactions with FRBNY, U.S. commercial banks and other foreign central banks, 1932-1933


Box 14 Binder 31 Between Banque de France and FRBNY; some Banque de France are marked "Confidential for Governor" and signed Moreau, Quesnay, or Rist; FRBNY signed Strong or Harrison. Subjects: Mostly Banque de France account transactions with FRBNY, U.S. commercial banks and other foreign central banks, 1934/1935


Box 14 Binder 32 Between Banque de France and FRBNY; some Banque de France are marked "Confidential for Governor" and signed Moreau, Quesnay, or Rist; FRBNY signed Strong or Harrison. Subjects: Mostly Banque de France account transactions with FRBNY, U.S. commercial banks and other foreign central banks, 1936-1938


Subseries I.6: European Trips



Box 15 Binder 33 B. Strong; P. Jay; J. E. Crane; G. L. Harrison:--Incoming and outgoing cables; many marked "Confidential for Governor". Subjects: Business in connection with visits to foreign central banks; many cables between Governor Norman and Governor Strong concerning the condition of various European central banks, particularly the Netherlands Bank, 1926



Box 16 Binder 34 W. R. Burgess; J. E. Crane; Norman H. Davis; Chas. S. Dewey.; F. Abbot Goodhue; G. L. Harrison; L. W. Knoke; G. McGarrah; Jacques A. Mitchell; Chas. Rist; Sheehan, Lamb & Penn; O. M. W. Sprague; W. W. Stewart; John H. Williams; O. D. Young; A. Sproul; A. H. Wiggins; B. Strong:--Incoming and outgoing cables; many marked "Confidential for Governor". Subjects: Business in connection with visits to foreign central banks; many cables between Governor Norman and Governor Strong concerning the condition of various European central banks, particularly the Netherlands Bank, 1927-1932


Subseries I.7: Officers & Others


Box 16 Binder 35 Federal Reserve Bank officers while abroad. [See list of names for Binder 34], 1933-1935


Subseries I.8: Personal Cables


Box 16 Binder 36 Incoming and outgoing between McGarrah and Fraser at B. I. S. and Harrison; marked "Personal Harrison". Subjects: European financial and monetary situation, B.I .S., reparations, Young Plan, 1930 .-1935, 1930


Subseries I.9: Miscellaneous Cables



Box 17 Binder 37 Between 31 separate central banks (arranged alphabetically by name of bank) and FRBNY; some marked "Confidential". Subject: Account transactions with FRBNY, 1925 -- 1932, 1925, 1932


Box 17 Binder 38 Between 31 separate central banks (arranged alphabetically by name of bank) and FRBNY; some marked "Confidential". Subject: Account transactions with FRBNY, 1933 -- 1935, 1933, 1935



Box 18 Binder 39 Between 31 separate central banks (arranged alphabetically by name of bank) and FRBNY; some marked "Confidential". Subject: Account transactions with FRBNY, 1936 -- 1939, 1936, 1939


Box 18 Binder 40 Between 31 separate central banks (arranged alphabetically by name of bank) and FRBNY; some marked "Confidential". Subject: Account transactions with FRBNY, 1940


Subseries I.10: Banca D'Italia



Box 19 Binder 41 Between this bank and FRBNY; some marked "Confidential". Subject: Account transactions with FRBNY, 1925-1932


Subseries I.11: DE Nederlandsche Bank


Box 19 Binder 41 Between this bank and FRBNY; some marked "Confidential". Subject: Account transactions with FRBNY, 1925-1932


Subseries I.12: Swiss National Bank


Box 19 Binder 41 Between this bank and FRBNY; some marked "Confidential". Subject: Account transactions with FRBNY, 1927-1932


Subseries I.13: Banca D'italia


Box 19 Binder 42 Between this bank and FRBNY; some marked "Confidential". Subject: Account transactions with FRBNY, 1933-1938


Subseries I.14: De Nederlandsche Bank



Box 20 Binder 43 Between this bank and FRBNY; some marked "Confidential". Subject: Account transactions with FRBNY De Nederlandsche Bank, 1933-1938


Subseries I.15: Swiss National Bank


Box 20 Binder 44 Between this bank and FRBNY; some marked "Confidential". Subject: Account transactions with FRBNY Swiss National Bank, 1933-1938


Subseries I.16: Conversations


Volume I:



Box 21 Binder 45 Memos from Gov. Harrison to Confidential Files, recording telephone conversations with foreign central bankers, particularly Gov. Norman and Sir Ernest Harvey. Also Treasury officials in Washington, and others. Records of conversations with foreign central bankers while Harrison was overseas. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly concerning FRBMY bank business, including open market operations, and foreign central bank business, including Bank of England credit, 1926-1931


Volume II


Box 21 Binder 46 Memos from Gov. Harrison to Confidential Files, recording telephone conversations with foreign central bankers, particularly Gov. Norman and Sir Ernest Harvey. Also Treasury officials in Washington, and others. Records of conversations with foreign central bankers while Harrison was overseas. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly concerning FRBMY bank business, including open market operations, and foreign central bank business, including Bank of England credit, 1932-1935


Volume III:



Box 22 Binder 47 Memos from Gov. Harrison to Confidential Files, recording telephone conversations with foreign central bankers, particularly Gov. Norman and Sir Ernest Harvey. Also Treasury officials in Washington, and others. Records of conversations with foreign central bankers while Harrison was overseas. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly concerning FRBMY bank business, including open market operations, and foreign central bank business, including Bank of England credit, 1936-June 1939


Volume IV:


Box 22 Binder 48 Memos from Gov. Harrison to Confidential Files, recording telephone conversations with foreign central bankers, particularly Gov. Norman and Sir Ernest Harvey. Also Treasury officials in Washington, and others. Records of conversations with foreign central bankers while Harrison was overseas. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly concerning FRBMY bank business, including open market operations, and foreign central bank business, including Bank of England credit, July -December 1939


Volume V:



Box 23 Binder 49 Memos from Gov. Harrison to Confidential Files, recording telephone conversations with foreign central bankers, particularly Gov. Norman and Sir Ernest Harvey. Also Treasury officials in Washington, and others. Records of conversations with foreign central bankers while Harrison was overseas. Subjects: Wide range, but mostly concerning FRBMY bank business, including open market operations, and foreign central bank business, including Bank of England credit, 1940


Subseries I.17: Discussion Notes


Volumes I, II, & III:


Box 23 Binder 50 Memoranda recording oral discussions concerning meeting of the FRBNY Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Subjects: Credit policy, discount rates, purchase of Government securities, April 17, 1930-September 21, 1933


Volumes IV, V, & VI:


Box 23 Binder 51 Memoranda recording oral discussions concerning meeting of the FRBNY Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Subjects: Credit policy, discount rates, purchase of Government securities, September 25, 1933-February14, 1937


Volume VII:



Box 24 Binder 52 Memoranda recording oral discussions concerning meeting of the FRBNY Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Subjects: Credit policy, discount rates, purchase of Government securities, February11, 1937-November 28, 1940


Subseries I.18: Miscellaneous Letters & Reports


Volume I:


Box 24 Binder 53 Governor Harrison's copies of his bank correspondence, letters to Federal Reserve Board of Governors • Subjects: Mostly credit policy, discount rate, business conditions, 1920 -- 1931, 1920, 1931


Volume II:


Box 24 Binder 54 Governor Harrison's copies of his bank correspondence, letters to Federal Reserve Board of Governors • Subjects: Mostly credit policy, discount rate, business conditions, 1932-1933


Volume III:



Box 25 Binder 55 Governor Harrison's copies of his bank correspondence, letters to Federal Reserve Board of Governors • Subjects: Mostly credit policy, discount rate, business conditions, 1934-1936


Volume IV:


Box 25 Binder 56 Governor Harrison's copies of his bank correspondence, letters to Federal Reserve Board of Governors • Subjects: Mostly credit policy, discount rate, business conditions, 1937-1939


Volume V:



Box 26 Binder 57 Governor Harrison's copies of his bank correspondence, letters to Federal Reserve Board of Governors • Subjects: Mostly credit policy, discount rate, business conditions, 1940


Subseries I.19: Office Memoranda


Volume I:


Box 26 Binder 58 Inter office memoranda between Harrison and Strong, Sproul, Burgess, etc. Also contains more memos to Confidential Files, recording telephone and verbal conversations, 1921-1927


Volume II:



Box 27 Binder 59 Inter office memoranda between Harrison and Strong, Sproul, Burgess, etc. Also contains more memos to Confidential Files, recording telephone and verbal conversations, 1928-1931


Volume III:


Box 27 Binder 60 Inter office memoranda between Harrison and Strong, Sproul, Burgess, etc. Also contains more memos to Confidential Files, recording telephone and verbal conversations, 1932-1933


Volume IV:



Box 28 Binder 61 Inter office memoranda between Harrison and Strong, Sproul, Burgess, etc. Also contains more memos to Confidential Files, recording telephone and verbal conversations, 1934-1936


Volume V:


Box 28 Binder 62 Inter office memoranda between Harrison and Strong, Sproul, Burgess, etc. Also contains more memos to Confidential Files, recording telephone and verbal conversations, 1937-1938


Volume VI:



Box 29 Binder 63 Inter office memoranda between Harrison and Strong, Sproul, Burgess, etc. Also contains more memos to Confidential Files, recording telephone and verbal conversations, January -September 1939


Volume VII:


Box 29 Binder 64 Inter office memoranda between Harrison and Strong, Sproul, Burgess, etc. Also contains more memos to Confidential Files, recording telephone and verbal conversations, October 1939-1940


Subseries I.20: Special Memorandum


Volume I:



Box 30 Binder 65 Forty-two studies that seem to be multilithed copies of special memoranda written by FRBNY officers. Most are unsigned, but some are by Burgess, Roelse, Williams. Examples: "Notes on mechanism of market for treasury bills" by Burgess (1937); "Public spending as means to recovery" by Williams (1936), 1933-1938


Volume I:


Box 30 Binder 66 Forty-two studies that seem to be multilithed copies of special memoranda written by FRBNY officers. Most are unsigned, but some are by Burgess, Roelse, Williams. Examples: "Gold Problems" by Roelse (1939), 1939-1940


Subseries I.21: Supplements to the Special Memoranda



Box 31 Binder 67 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Section I: "Organization of the Federal Reserve System"


Box 31 Binder 68 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Section II: "Monetary Powers and Policies"


Box 31 Binder 69 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Section III: "Gold and Foreign Exchange"


Box 31 Binder 70 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Section IV; VI: "Supervision" and " Relations Among Supervisory Agencies"


Box 31 Binder 71 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Section V: "Legal Status of Banks"


Box 31 Binder 72 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Section VII: "Bank Earnings"


Box 31 Binder 73 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Section VIII: "Bank Organization and Structure"


Box 31 Binder 74 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Section IX: "Direct Loans of Reserve Banks to Industry (Philadelphia)"


Box 31 Binder 75 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Section X: "Miscellaneous (Questions # 1, 2, & 5)"


Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):



Box 32 Binder 76 Part A): "Replies to certain questions in Part I of Questionnaire (Treasury Dept.)"


Box 32 Binder 76 Part B) "Ownership of the Federal Reserve Banks"


Box 32 Binder 76 Part C) "Taxation of Reserve Deficiencies"


Box 32 Binder 76 Part D) "The Gold Standard"


Box 32 Binder 76 Part E) "Causes of the Low Rate of 'Turnover of Bank Deposits"


Box 32 Binder 77 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Number 16: "International Monetary Organization and Policy"


Box 32 Binder 78 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Number 26: "Fiscal Policies" (2 copies)



Box 33 Binder 79 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Section 35: "List of Memoranda sent to Messr. Young, Sinclair, Parker, and Hamilton by Dr. Williams on Jan 14, 1940"


Box 33 Binder 80 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Number 36: "Committee of the President's Conference on Legislative Proposals"


Box 33 Binder 81 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Number 37: "Committee of the President's Conference on Legislative Proposals. Appendices"


Box 33 Binder 82 Supplements to the Special Memoranda (Indexed in Binders: 65 & 66):--Number 39: "Wagner Committee Questionnaire. Miscellaneous"


Subseries I.22: Governor's Conference


Volume I:



Box 34 Binder 83 Includes Index to Minutes, mimeographed record of meetings and decisions; from 19314 to 19140 includes the Secretary's minutes, marked "Confidential"; Volume IV includes the President's Conference, 1921-1926


Volume II:


Box 34 Binder 84 Includes Index to Minutes, mimeographed record of meetings and decisions; from 19314 to 19140 includes the Secretary's minutes, marked "Confidential"; Volume IV includes the President's Conference, 1927-1933


Volumes III & IV:



Box 35 Binder 85 Includes Index to Minutes, mimeographed record of meetings and decisions; from 19314 to 19140 includes the Secretary's minutes, marked "Confidential"; Volume IV includes the President's Conference, 1934-1940


Subseries I.23: Federal Open Market Committee

Note: Minutes (multilithed) of the Executive Committee of FOMC. Some marked "Preliminary draft", some "Revised draft."


Box 35 Binder 86 Volume I: Open Market Investment Committee, 1926-1930



Box 36 Binder 87 Volume II: Open Market Policy Conference, 1931-1933


Box 36 Binder 88 Volume III: Federal Open Market Committee, 1934-1936



Box 37 Binder 89 Volume IV: Federal Open Market Committee, March1936-December 1937


Box 37 Binder 90 Volume V: Federal Open Market Committee, February1938-December 1940


Subseries I.24: Banking Studies

Note: This multilithed set of spiral note books might be a preliminary draft of the Board Banking Studies (published in 1914)



Box 38 Binder 91 Vo1ume I


Box 38 Binder 92 Volume II


Box 38 Binder 93 Volume III


Box 38 Binder 94 Volume IV

Series II: Files



Box 39 Answers to Questionnaire: No 7. Eligibility and Acceptability of Papers, 25, February1931


Box 39 Answers to Questionnaire: No 8: Discount Rate Policy, 25, February1931


Box 39 Answers to Questionnaire: No 9: Open Market Operations, 25, February1931


Box 39 Answers to Questionnaire: No 10: Bankers' Acceptance, 25, February1931


Box 39 Bank for International Settlements-American directorship, May 1929-October 1935


Box 39 Bank of England, May 1925-September 1925


Box 39 Banking and Industrial Committee of the Second Federal Reserve District, May -October 1932


Box 39 Black, Eugene Robert, October 1930-December 1935


Box 39 Branch bank -- Memorandum, March1925-January 1926


Box 39 Burgess, W. Randolph, November 1930-December 1952


Box 39 Ciechanowski, Jan M. [Minister of Poland to U.S.], August 1927-June 1939


Box 39 Citizens' Committee for Reorganization of the Executive Branch of the Government, 1945-November 1950


Box 39 Clearing house, July 1923-May 1925 etc., July 1923-May 1925


Box 39 Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government, 1945-1948 etc., 1945-1948


Box 39 Coimmission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government -- Correspondence, 27, February1948-June 1949


Box 39 Coo1idge T. J., March1934-February1941


Box 39 Competitive Bidding, 1940-1944



Box 40 Crane, Jay E., June 1925-August 1938


Box 40 Credit control and discount rate, February-November 1929


Box 40 Crowther, Samuel, June 1939-February1943


Box 40 Cuban Agency of Federal Reserve Banks, February1923-August 1927


Box 40 Currency, November 1923-October 1925


Box 40 Currency stabilization, June -October 1943


Box 40 Devison, George W., December 1920-December 1951



Box 41 Defense Bond Sales. Greater New York Committee, April 1941-January 1942


Box 41 Defense Savings Bond, November 1941-November 1942


Box 41 Defense Savings Bonds Committee: Finance group, Manhattan, etc., November 1941-January 1942 etc., November 1941-January 1942


Box 41 Defense Savings Bonds Committee: Insurance agents & brokers, Manhattan


Box 41 Defense Savings Bonds Committee: Life insurance agencies, Manhattan


Box 41 Defense Savings Bonds Committee: N.Y. Commodity Exchange


Box 41 Depression--Correspondence, propositions, memorandums, reports, etc., August -December 1933


Box 41 Depression--Greenbacks issue, 1933


Box 41 Dewey, Charles S., October 1924-October 1946



Box 42 Discount rate, October 1919-January 1928 etc., October 1919-January 1928


Box 42 Discount rate, February-June 1929 ?, February-June 1929


Box 42 Discount rate, January -September 1930


Box 42 Discount rate -- Controversy, February1915-November 1935


Box 42 Eccles, Marriner S., November 1937-June 1938


Box 42 Eccles, Marriner S., December 1934-May 1940


Box 42 Economic Cooperation Administration, September 1947-April 1950


Box 42 Economic Cooperation Administration -- Reports, February1948-April 1949



Box 43 Federal Advisory Council, 1941


Box 43 Federal Advisory Council, 1942


Box 43 Federal Advisory Council, 1943



Box 44 Federal Advisory Council: Minutes, February1935-October 1940


Box 44 Federal Advisory Council: Minutes, February1941-December 1943


Box 44 Federal Reserve Banks--2nd to 6th Conference of Transit Managers, May 1916-November 1918


Box 44 Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Organization, September 1920-April 1934


Box 44 Federal Reserve System, December 1913-November 1926


Box 44 Federal Reserve System, April 1941-August 1944



Box 45 Foreign capital issues in the United States, 1915-April 1928


Box 45 France, July 1926-June 1928


Box 45 Fraser, Leon, October 1926-April 1945


Box 45 Germany--Meeting of Long Term Creditors on Berlin, 27, April 1934


Box 45 Germany--Dawes and Young bonds, etc., July 1931-June 1934


Box 45 Gilbert, S. Parker, May 1925-March1938


Box 45 Glass, Carter, November 1929-December 1942


Box 45 Gold, December 1924-June 1927


Box 45 Gold, June -July 1933


Box 45 Gold: American Gold Problem etc., September -October 1939



Box 46 Governors' Conference, November 1925-November 1928


Box 46 Governors' Conference, 23, March1926


Box 46 Governors' Conference: Gold, 1926-May 1928


Box 46 Governors' Conference: Minutes, September 1934-May 1936


Box 46 Governors' Conference: Reports of the Committees, 1932 -- 1940, 1932, 1940, (2 folders)


Box 46 Hoover, Herbert, July 1931-March1942



Box 47 Inflation, March1943-March1914


Box 47 Inflation: Voluntary credit restraint, August 1950-January 1951


Box 47 Inflation Control & War Problems Committees, June 1950-February1951


Box 47 Investment Research Committee, September 1941-September 1948


Box 47 Johnson, Norris O. Memoranda on Reserves, etc., January 1937-December 1939


Box 47 Jay, Pierre, April 1920-January 1943


Box 47 Kimball, Herbert H., November 1937-August 1938



Box 48 Legislation, 1935


Box 48 Legislative Committee, May 1937-August 1938


Box 48 Legislative Committee, January -September 1950


Box 48 Legislative investigation: Temporary National Emergency Committee, Security & Exchange Commission, January 1941-January 1946


Box 48 Life Insurance Coordinating Committee--Letters, minutes, August 1942-August 1943


Box 48 Life Insurance Coordinating Committee: File #1, 24 July 1942-8, February1943



Box 49 Life Insurance Coordinating Committee: File #2, 8 February1943-24, August 1943


Box 49 Life Insurance Coordinating Committee: File #3, 25, August 1943


Box 49 London gold market, March-June 1925


Box 49 McFadden, Louis T., December 1920-December 1928


Box 49 McGarrah, Gates W., March1929-November 1940


Box 49 Marshall Plan, November 1947-February1950



Box 50 Mead Bill, March1938-July 1939


Box 50 Meyer, Eugene, May 1929-September 1940


Box 50 Mills, Edward K., November 1932-December 1938


Box 50 Mills, Ogden L., March1916-May 1942


Box 50 Monetary Affairs Committee, July 1945-December 1946


Box 50 Monetary Affairs Committee: Statements, reports, etc., January /February1946


Box 50 Monetary Affairs Committee, January -September 1947


Box 50 Monetary Affairs Committee [loose in file], January -October 1948


Box 50 Monetary Affairs Committee, January -December 1941


Box 50 Monnet, Jean, April 1927-January 1937


Box 50 Morgenthau, Henry, Jr., January 1934-March1943



Box 51 N.Y.(State)--Tax law, 1917-1920


Box 51 N.Y.(State) Assembly. "An Act to Amend the Banking Law, in relation to Foreign Banking Corporations"(Mo. 20214), 5, April 1920


Box 51 Norman, Montagu Collet, May 1926-December 1931 & January 1932-March1942, May 1926-December 1931, January 1932-March1942


Box 51 Norman, Montagu Collet--Paper clippings, April 1931-August 1932


Open Market:


Box 51 Open market, 1928


Box 51 Open market, 1929


Box 51 Open market, 1930


Box 51 Open market, April 1931-June 1934


Box 51 Open market, 1935-1937



Box 52 Open Market Investment Committee, December 1923-June 1934


Box 52 Open Market Investment Committee, November 1925-November 1926


Box 52 Open Market Investment Committee, May -November 1927


Box 52 Open Market Investment Committee, January -May 1928


Box 52 Post-war plans, January 1943-Februaryl948


Box 52 Savings Bond Program, January l946-January 1948


Box 52 Sprague, O. M. W., October 1929-October 1939


Box 52 Sproul, Allan, July 1929-October 1945



Box 53 Stabilization program, April 1932-May 1933


Box 53 Strong, Benjamin, November 1926-September 1928


Box 53 Strong, Benjamin--European trips, July -August 1925 April, September 1926 December 1927-August 1928, July -August 1925, September 1926, December 1927-August 1928

Note: Mostly letters and some cables from Strong to Harrison, while Governor Strong was visiting foreign central banks. Most of the letters are personally to Governor Harrison and are concerned largely with foreign central banks and monetary affairs


Box 53 Strong, Benjamin -- Personal, June 1923-July 1928 ?, June 1923-July 1928



Box 54 Teagle, Walter C., November 1932-December l940


Box 54 Thomas, Woodlief. "Memorandum on Brokers Loans by Others", 13, February1931


Box 54 Trip -- Europe, June 1933


Box 54 Trip -- Europe, July l934


Box 54 Trip--London--Diary of trip to London, June 1933


Box 54 U.S. Congress. House "A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act" [H.R. l2453], 2, March1925


Box 54 U.S. Congress. House McFadden Bill to amend "An Act to Provide for the Consolidation of National Banking Associations" [S. 3316 H.R. 8887 H.R. 2], 1924-1925, 3316, 8887, 1924-1925


Box 54 U.S. Congress. Senate "A bill to transfer to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation all Federal Bank-examining functions, and for other purposes[S. 2145), October 1938-April 1939


Box 54 U.S. Congress. Senate Banking and Currency Bill [H.R 7837], 1913


Box 54 U.S. Secretary of Treasury Payments to Federal Reserve Banks under Federal Reserve Act(Industrial Loans), July -August 1934


Box 54 U.S. Secretary of Treasury Program for Retiring National Bank Circulation, etc., l921



Box 55 Victory Fund Committee--Second Federal Reserve District, May 1942-May 1943


Box 55 Victory Fund Committee for Second Federal Reserve District, May 1942-June l943


Box 55 Voluntary Credit Restraint Committee, October -December 1950


Box 55 Voluntary Credit Restraint Committee, January 1951


Box 55 Voluntary Credit Restraint Committee, February1951-May 1952



Box 56 Voluntary Credit Restraint Committee War debts--Memoranda, news summaries, letters, 1931-1932


Box 56 Voluntary Credit Restraint Committee War debts--Press clippings, 14 November -1, December 1932


Box 56 War emergency, August 1939


Box 56 War Finance Committee for New York State, I, June 1943-May 1944


Box 56 War Finance Committee for New York State, II, June -November 1944


Box 56 Warburg, Paul M., December 1914-February1931


Box 56 Watson, Thomas J., May 1933-May 1940


Box 56 Young, Owen D., June 1927-November 1940


Box 56 Miscellaneous, I


Box 56 Miscellaneous, II


Box 56 Miscellaneous, February-May 1933 etc., February-May 1933



Box 57 Adams, Claris "The Damned Politician"


Box 57 Commission on Organization of the Executive: Branch of the Government


Box 57 Congressional Investigations-Joint Commission


Box 57 Currency and Coins


Box 57 Emergency Banking Data, March1933


Box 57 Legislative Committee of the Conference of the President, 1932


Box 57 Legislative Committee of the Conference of the President, 1937


Box 57 Miscellaneous, 1940


Box 57 Reply to Questionnaire addressed to the Chairman of the Board of Governors


Box 57 Stock Exchange Legislation, 1934



Box 58 Federal Reserve Bank Foreign Accounts, 1940 (l volume), 1940


Box 58 Federal Reserve Bank Foreign Statistics, through 1940 (l volume), 1940


Box 58 Federal Reserve Bank Digest of Opinion, Federal Reserve Bulletin, (2 volumes)



Box 59 Federal Reserve Bank of New York Tabulations, (1 volume)



Box 60 Federal Reserve Bank Miscellaneous Volumes of internal working printed documents, (4 volumes)


Box 60 Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government, (1 volume)



Box 61 National Monetary Commission Statistics, (3 volumes)

Note: printed material



Box 62 Dewey, Charles S. Reports of the Financial Advisor to the Polish Government, No. 1 -- 12, 1928-1930, (12 volumes)

Note: Printed documents. Several inscribed and signed by Dewey.

Series III: Books



Box 63 Books from the library of George Leslie Harrison-Inscribed and others



Box 64 Books from the library of George Leslie Harrison-Inscribed and others



Box 65 Books from the library of George Leslie Harrison-Inscribed and others



Box 66 Books from the library of George Leslie Harrison-Inscribed and others



Box 67 Books from the library of George Leslie Harrison-Inscribed and others



Box 68 Books from the library of George Leslie Harrison-Inscribed and others



Box 69 Books from the library of George Leslie Harrison-Inscribed and others



Box 70 Books from the library of George Leslie Harrison-Inscribed and others



Box 71 Books from the library of George Leslie Harrison-Inscribed and others



Box 72 Books from the library of George Leslie Harrison-Inscribed and others



Box 73 Books from the library of George Leslie Harrison-Inscribed and others

Series IV: Index



Box 74 "An Index to Correspondence and Memoranda in the George L. Harrison Papers"