History of the Fed

Federal Reserve System

Documents about the history of the Federal Reserve System, which was created by Congress in 1913 to foster a sound banking system and a healthy economy.

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

A brief history of the Minneapolis Fed, including how Minneapolis was chosen as a Federal Reserve Bank city.

Helena Branch

A Federal Reserve Branch Bank was established in Helena, Montana, in 1921 to regulate and provide services to the state's banks. A history of the Helena Branch was prepared in 1996 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Helena Branch and updated in 2006 to mark the 85th anniversary.

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