Richmond Fed History

1914 Richmond Fed Building

Learn more about the Bank, its founding and how it's changed since 1914. You'll find historical documents, scholarly research and interviews with current and former employees, including past presidents.


The Richmond Fed was organized in May 1914, following the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act in December 1913 and after a campaign to bring the Bank to Richmond

Presidents: 1914 to Present

Learn about the lives and opinions of the Richmond Fed's past presidents.


Read articles and interviews about the Richmond Fed's history and evolution.

Oral Histories

Former employees and leaders share their stories about working at the Richmond Fed.


From the archives of Richmond Fed, original documents, photos, and other memorabilia that have helped shaped the people and culture of the Fifth District's central bank.


View photos from throughout the Bank’s history.


Watch videos about the Bank's first 100 years, including a panel discussion among the Bank's three living presidents.

Federal Reserve System

Learn more about the Federal Reserve System's origins and history, as well as the Centennial commemoration.

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First 100 Years

Watch a video about the Bank's first 100 years.


From the early days of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, this week's spotlight is on: