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Wednesday, 29th January 2014

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Launches Centennial Website

By Africa S. Hands

From the press release:

The St. Louis Fed is launching a new website (http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/centennial) enabling users to explore 100 years of historical materials from the Eighth District, including an interactive timeline, historic photos, maps, and archived audio clips and interviews.

A few highlights include:

  • A 1914 telegram from William McChesney Martin Sr., the first Federal Reserve Agent and Chairman of the board of the St. Louis Fed.
  • An original boundary map of the 12 districts proposed by the RBOC in 1914.
  • A 1914 front page headline from the St. Louis Republic newspaper
  • Posters from the first of five Liberty Loan campaigns conducted by the Federal Reserve Banks to fund the U.S. effort during World War I.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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