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MoAF Newsletter

November 21, 2019

Latest Magazine

Financial History, Issue 131Monday, November 25, 2019

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 three financial leaders at its 2020 Gala. The Schwab Financial Innovation Award will be presented to Dan Schulman, President & CEO of PayPal. The Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership will recognize the significant contributions of James P. Gorman, Chairman & CEO of Morgan Stanley. The Lifetime Achievement Award will honor the achievements of Peter A. Cohen, Chairman & CEO of Andover National Corporation.

For additional information or to download the invitation materials, please visit

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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