The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER)

This month we are showcasing the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER). The partnership, signed in 2005, provides permanent public access to the FRASER content that is within scope of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). When FRASER resources are also available on FDsys, a link is provided from FDsys to FRASER. For example, the FDsys collection page for Economic Indicators provides a link to the Economic Indicators page on FRASER.

  • The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research logo.
  • Many of the documents on FRASER were originally distributed through the FDLP and include Government documents focused on national banking and economic data. Publications on FRASER range from 1896-1955 Banking Statistics to the Government Debt collection, a historical collection of speeches and hearings on or referring to the Federal Government debt and the debt ceiling. The aim of FRASER is to make statistical data sets easily available, including all revisions or updates. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will continue to update the FRASER service and incorporate missing documents as they become available. A complete list of publications accessible on FRASER is available for you to consult.

    FRASER is a unique project of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Center for Economic Documents Digitization (CEDD), which seeks to preserve the nation's economic history through digitization. Many of the historical economic data publications in FRASER were collected and donated or loaned by libraries in a nationwide collaboration. Please contact FRASER if you have documents you would like to contribute.

    Partnership Showcase

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    FDLP Connection Archive

    We have sunsetted the FDLP Connection with the July / August 2018 issue and will not be publishing the Connection anymore. We’ve enjoyed bringing the FDLP Connection to the community over the years! You can still view past issues. View full archive (2011-2018).