Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Capital Issues Committee


(Record Group 158)
1917-19
124 cu. ft.

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Table of Contents

  • 158.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 158.2 RECORDS OF THE WASHINGTON OFFICE 1917-19 132 lin. ft.
  • 158.3 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES 1918-19 17 lin. ft.

158.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: By Presidential appointment, May 17, 1918, under the War Finance Corporation Act, April 5, 1918 (40 Stat. 506), replacing a voluntary committee of the same name.

Predecessor Agencies:

  • Capital Issues Committee, Federal Reserve Board (Jan.-May 1918)
Functions: Determined whether proposed security issues were compatible with the wartime national interest. Much of the work of the committee was decentralized and assigned to subcommittees in each Federal Reserve district.

Abolished: Activities suspended, December 31, 1918; terminated by Presidential proclamation, August 30, 1919.

Successor Agencies: Federal Trade Commission, as custodian of records.

Finding Aids: Norwood N. Biggs and William F. Sherman, comps., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Capital Issues Committee," NC 85 (Dec. 1964).

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Capital Issues Committee in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

Subject Access Terms: World War I agency.

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158.2 RECORDS OF THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
1917-19
132 lin. ft.

Textual Records: Minutes, 1918. General correspondence, 1918-19, with index. Office files of Charles S. Hamlin, chairman and fiscal agent, 1917-19. Applications for security issue permits, 1918-19. Decisions on applications, 1918. Bulletins and other issuances, 1918-19.

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158.3 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES
1918-19
17 lin. ft.

Textual Records: Minutes, correspondence, and other records, 1918-19, of the field offices at Chicago (in Chicago) and San Francisco (in San Francisco). Minutes only, 1918, of the field offices at Atlanta (in Atlanta), Kansas City and St. Louis (in Kansas City), New York (in New York), Philadelphia (in Philadelphia), and Richmond.

Related Records: Additional records of the San Francisco field office in the University of Washington Library, Seattle, WA.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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