Federal Reserve Centennial
December 2013 marked the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Federal Reserve Act, which created the nation's central banking system as it is known today.
We invite you to learn more about us, our history, our people and how the Federal Reserve affects you.
Fed History Web Gateway
The Federal Reserve has publicly launched the Fed History Web Gateway, a new online resource with biographies, images and essays on key events in the Fed's 100-year history. The gateway is part of the Fed's effort during its centennial year to encourage a deeper reflection on its role in the nation's economy.
Centennial Advisory Council
Former Federal Reserve Chairmen Paul A. Volcker and Alan Greenspan are serving as honorary co-chairs of the Centennial Advisory Council along with representatives from a range of private- and public-sector organizations. View council members
- The Fed At 100
- Centennial Commemoration
- Gary Richardson: Successes, Failures in the Fed's First 100 Years
- Speech by Chairman Bernanke: A Century of U.S. Central Banking: Goals, Frameworks, Accountability
- Speech by Richard W. Fisher: Vignettes of Dallas Fed History on the Eve of Our Centennial
- Federal Reserve assembles inventory of historical materials on central banking in the United States