Federal Reserve Centennial





December 2013 will mark 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.



Get Involved

The Federal Reserve System is compiling an inventory of its historical documents and collections. If you have any information about a Federal Reserve collection or document, add it to our inventory.

Meet our Centennial Advisory Council Members

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul A. Volcker and Alan Greenspan are serving as honorary advisors, along with representatives from a range of private and public organizations.

Watch Us

How does the Federal Reserve affect the lives of Americans?

Through their own words, Federal Reserve employees and others examine the role and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve and how its work affects the lives of people both inside and outside the Fed.


Learn More

Visit www.federalreservehistory.org to discover interesting information on 100 years of Fed history through artifacts, biographies, videos, photos, and essays on key events.

Historic Photo Tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Drawing Board Video Overview of the Federal Reserve

History of the Federal Reserve System

View Federal Reserve Archival Inventory items from the Cleveland Fed. Contact Marlene Haupt to make an appointment via e-mail marlene.m.haupt@clev.frb.org or phone 216.579.2846.