From the archives of the Richmond Fed, Spotlight features some of the more interesting documents, images and other artifacts from its long history.
During 2014, as the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond commemorates the Bank's first 100 years, Spotlight will feature a new item each week highlighting something different about the Bank, its people and the culture that built it a century ago.
|April 22, 2014||
Telegram from Governor George Seay to John Skelton Williams
Telegram from George Seay to Comptroller of the Currency John Skelton Williams, who named the Richmond Fed home of the Fifth District
|April 15, 2014||
Early Photos of the Site of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Three photos that show the proposed site and eventual laying of the cornerstone of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond building at 9th and Franklin Streets.
|April 8, 2014||
Document Announcing the Laying of the Cornerstone
The program from the laying of the cornerstone.
|April 1, 2014||
Biography of Hugh Leach
A picture and brief biography of Hugh Leach, the second president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
|March 25, 2014||
George Seay Retirement Invitation
The retirement invitation for George Seay, the first governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
|March 18, 2014||
Vintage Thompson Machine Gun
A photo of a vintage Thompson machine gun.
|March 11, 2014||
Letter from Governor George Seay Addressing Bank Truck Robbery
A letter written by Governor George Seay to member banks in the District outlining the Bank’s response to a truck robbery.
|March 4, 2014||
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Armored Truck
A photo of an armored truck owned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
|Feb. 25, 2014||
The Detex Newman Watchclock
The watchclock used for decades by the Richmond Fed’s Protection Department.
|Feb. 18, 2014||
Letter From George Seay on Behalf of the "Committee on Locating Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond"
A letter written by George Seay detailing the reasons Richmond should be chosen as a Federal Reserve Bank location.
|Feb. 11, 2014||
Statement Comparing Richmond With Other Prospective Reserve Bank Cities
A report comparing the population and land values of Richmond with other potential Reserve Bank locations.
|Feb. 4, 2014||
The Original Seal of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
The tool once used by the Bank to stamp its seal on stock certificates issued to member banks
|Jan. 28, 2014||
George Seay's Honorary Colonel Certificate from the Commonwealth of Virginia
The Richmond Fed's first governor was awarded the title of honorary colonel by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1910.
|Jan. 21, 2014||
Picture and Biography of George Seay, the Richmond Fed's First Governor
From the employee publication Fun and Finance, June 1922, comes a photo and one-page biography of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's first governor, George Seay.
|Jan. 14, 2014||
Telegram Announcing the Opening of the Richmond Fed's Office, November 16, 1914
Telegram about the announcement of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond opening
|Jan. 7, 2014||
The Original Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Building (1914)
Photo of the original building of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in 1914