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Currency Club of Chester County

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Annual Report of the Comptroller of the Currency

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has reported annually to Congress on the status of the national banks chartered, regulated, and supervised since 1863.  Depending on the year in question, the Annual Report may be comprised of multiple volumes or include supplements.

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the Finances

The Secretary of the Treasury has reported annually to Congress on the status of the nation’s financial health since 1789.  These Annual Reports also contain many of the departmental reports, including the Bureau of the Mint, Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  Depending on the year in question, the Annual Report may be comprised of multiple volumes or include statistical appendices.

The Bankers’ Magazine

The Bankers’ Magazine was a trade publication for the banking industry in the United States.  Within its’ pages are routine reports on bank organizations, failures, consolidations and title changes as well as changes in bank officers.  The Bankers’ Magazine was published from October 1845 to June 1943 under the following titles:

The Bankers' Weekly Circular and Statistical Record (October 1845 to May 1846)

The Bankers' Magazine and State Financial Register (July 1846 to June 1849)

The Bankers' Magazine and Statistical Register (July 1849 to June 1872)

The Banker’s Magazine and Statistical Register (July 1872 to November 1894)

The Banker’s Magazine (December 1894 to June 1895)

Rhodes' Journal of Banking and The Bankers' Magazine Consolidated (July 1895 to December 1895)

The Bankers' Magazine (January 1896 to June 1943)

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Federal Reserve Bulletin

The monthly Federal Reserve Bulletin was introduced in May 1915 to provide a record of the activities of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.  The Bulletin includes articles on banking supervision and regulation, as well as reports on the condition of the United States banking industry.  In 2006, the publication of paper issues was discontinued and replaced with an annual compilation available online.  Between 2004 and 2008, the financial and business statistics section of the Bulletin was published as the Statistical Supplement to the Federal Reserve Bulletin.

The Merchants’ Magazine and Commercial Review

The Merchants’ Magazine and Commercial Review was a general commerce publication that included regular features on currency and the banking industry in the United States.  The Merchants’ Magazine and Commercial Review was published from 1839 to 1871 under the following titles:

The Merchants’ Magazine, and Commercial Review. (1839 to June 1846)

The Merchants’ Magazine and Commercial Review (July 1846 to June 1850)

Hunt’s Merchants’ Magazine and Commercial Review (July 1850 to December 1860)

The Merchants’ Magazine and Commercial Review (January 1861 to December 1870)

Hunt’s Merchants’ Magazine Year Book (1871)

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The Rand-McNally Bankers’ Directory

The Rand-McNally Bankers' Directory contains information on banks in the towns and counties of the United States at the time of publication.  The names of bank directors and officers are included, as well as a list of then current banking laws.

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