MoAF Newsletter - April 24, 2014

 

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Financial History, Issue 109
Financial History, Issue 109

The latest edition of our membership magazine features the following articles:

Heard on the Street, and Around the World: The Wall Street Journal Turns 125

The Bewitching Brokers: Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Claflin

Frank Vanderlip and the Founding of the Fed

Keynes's Way to Wealth

The Indispensable Benjamin Strong

America's Early Venture Capitalists

Success Story: Businessman and Author Orison Swett Marden

A Crisis of Interpretation: Rumors, News and Miscalculations Set the Stage for the Panic of 1837

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Lunch and Learn Series


Vicki Mack on
Vicki Mack on "Frank Vanderlip and the Founding of the Fed"
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Author Vicki A. Mack's new book, Frank A. Vanderlip: The Banker Who Changed America, is the first biography written about this prominent banker who played an important role in the founding of the Federal Reserve System. In her talk, Mack will give a brief outline of Vanderlip's life, and then closely examine his thought process as the creation of the Fed evolved. Mack's work is based on Vanderlip's own books and writings, contemporary newspaper accounts and information supplied by one of his closest associates.

Talk will be followed by Q&A and book signing. $5 tickets include Museum admission; Museum members and students free. Register online today.

Lunch and Learn Series


John Herzog on
John Herzog on "The Penn Central Bankruptcy and Certificate Horde"
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Join us for a lunchtime event with Museum founder John Herzog on the trading of securities, liquidation of paper assets and notable certificates of the historic Penn Central bankruptcy.

(Please note: This event has been rescheduled from February 5)

Talk will be followed by Q&A. $5 tickets include Museum admission; Museum members and students free. Register online today.

Walking Tour


Walking Tour: Women of Wall Street
Walking Tour: Women of Wall Street
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Discover the female power brokers who have shaped the history of Wall Street on this 90-minute tour of FiDi (the Financial District). Your guide, a veteran of Wall Street herself, will expose the women who dared to infiltrate this male-dominated industry. This tour highlights women such as Victoria Woodhull, Muriel Siebert and many of the women who are moving and shaking the financial world today. $15 includes Museum admission.

Register online, or contact Tempris Small at tsmall@moaf.org for more information.

Lunch and Learn Series


Jim Newman on
Jim Newman on "The History of Securities Class Action Lawsuits and Their Impact on Investors and Markets"
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Join us for a discussion about the history of securities class action lawsuits and the future for such lawsuits in the US and abroad. Class actions have been around for over 50 years and have been restricted in recent years to limit abuses by lawyers, while at the same time enhancing the recovery of losses for investors. This type of litigation has been evolving and will continue to do so, but there is no end in sight for this important legal remedy for investors.

Talk will be followed by Q&A. $5 tickets include Museum admission; Museum members and students free. Register online today.

Lecture/Symposia Series


Capital of Capital: A Book Launch and Panel
Capital of Capital: A Book Launch and Panel
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Join the Museum of the City of New York and the Museum of American Finance for a panel discussion to celebrate the release of MCNY's publication, Capital of Capital: Money, Banking, and Power in New York City, 1784-2012 (Columbia University Press, May 2014), the first book to encompass the over 200 years of history surrounding Gotham’s banking sector.

Please note that this event will take place at the Columbia Club, 15 West 43rd Street, NYC. General admission $16; MoAF members and friends $10 with discount code COC21. Purchase your tickets online or by calling 917-492-3395.

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