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MoAF Newsletter

November 21, 2019

Latest Magazine

Financial History, Issue 131

Check out the latest issue of Financial History, now available for FREE as a full-color digital edition! Highlights include:

US Presidents and the Federal Reserve

From Crash to Scrip: The Stock Market Collapse of 1929 and the Rise of Fake Money

An Entrepreneur's Beginning

Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company: How Oversight and Fraud Contributed to the Panic of 1857

Revisiting Keynes' Economic Consequences

Where Are They Now?: The First Boston Corporation

Frank Norris' The Pit (Part 2): A Career Cut Short

Book Review: From Tulips to Bitcoins

MoAF 2020 Gala

Museum of American Finance 2020 Gala Honoring Dan Schulman, James P. Gorman and Peter A. Cohen
Monday, February 24, 2020 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

The Museum will honor the achievements of financial leaders in both the public and private sectors with three important awards at its 2020 Gala.

The Schwab Award for Financial Innovation, which recognizes individuals who have introduced new markets or new financial instruments to our financial system, will be presented to Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal. The Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership will recognize the significant contributions of James P. Gorman, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley. A third award, the Museum of American Finance Lifetime Achievement Award, will be introduced at the 2020 Gala and will honor the achievements of Peter A. Cohen, Chairman and CEO of Andover National Corporation.

Download 2020 Gala Materials: 
Table Reservation and Sponsor Information Form 
Advertising Specifications

For additional information, please contact Mindy Ross, Director of External Relations, at or 646-833-2755.

Book of Interest

Paperback Edition of Sylla and Cowen's "Alexander Hamilton on Finance, Credit, and Debt" Now AvailableTuesday, November 19, 2019

The paperback edition of Alexander Hamilton on Finance, Credit, and Debt, co-authored by MoAF Chairman Richard Sylla and MoAF President/CEO David Cowen, is now available as a paperback edition.

Members, supporters and friends of the Museum will receive a 30% discount off the purchase price with promo code "CUP30" on the Columbia University Press website.

New Video Available

Ralph Blumenthal on "Crash! The Stock Market Collapse of 1929 and the Rise of Fake Money (Scrip)"
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Ninety years to the day after Black Tuesday ushered in the Great Depression, former New York Times reporter Ralph Blumenthal, a Distinguished Lecturer at Baruch College, talks about how cash-starved municipalities issued their own bills and coins, with examples from the Baruch Archives historic collections. 

Watch video.

Holiday Walking Tour

Walking Tour: Holidays on Wall Street
Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join us for a 90-minute holiday-themed walking tour of the Financial District. Tour meets outside 48 Wall Street (at Bank of New York sign). Tickets must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.

$15 per person. MoAF members admitted to one FREE walking tour per year. Register today.

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