As part of its mission to document the history and practice of American finance, the Museum actively collects documents and artifacts related to capital markets, money and banking. The collection includes stocks, bonds, currency, checks, prints, engravings, photographs, objects and books. The Museum has an extensive collection of stock and bond certificates from the Gilded Age, from companies that include US Steel, Standard Oil and the New York Central Railroad.
Items from the Museum's collection have been featured in books, newspapers and television documentaries. Researchers may access the archives by appointment. Please contact Becky Laughner at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding the Museum's collection.
Images of select items from this collection can be viewed below. For additional images, please visit our Flickr page.