The Museum maintains a diverse collection of books and periodicals that chronicle finance in America. Periodicals include Puck, Judge, Harper’s, American Heritage and industry insider journals and periodicals such as the Bond Club of New York’s Bawl Street Journal.
The book collection includes reference volumes for published data from institutions such as the New York Stock Exchange, Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, as well as a wide-ranging collection of corporate, bank and exchange histories.
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The Balance and Columbian Repository dated August 14, 1804, featuring an obituary for the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, who was killed in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr.
The headline from the October 25, 1929 edition of New York Daily Investment News declared that the stock market crisis was over. However, the day that is now known as “Black Tuesday,” when the market bottomed out, occurred four days later.