The Supreme Court of Finance: A History of the US Federal Reserve

Students

2019
College

Faculty

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics

Project Summary

My mentor, Peter Conti-Brown, is writing a political history of the Federal Reserve. My objective was to go through primary sources on the Federal Reserve by doing archival research and writing research memoranda on key moments in the Fed’s history. I traveled to the University of Virginia to look through the Carter Glass collection. In this collection, I looked through letters, telegrams, and other important documents exchanged by bankers and politicians. It was an amazing experience to look at these documents from the early 1900s. I am grateful to have learned a lot this summer. Specifically, I learned about the formation of the Federal Reserve and how to efficiently sort through primary sources. This project made me realize that I am very interested in both the Fed and research.