This week, while looking for the major rulings of the SEC, I ran across the SEC Historical Society Timeline. The timeline is a treasure trove of information laid out in an easy to navigate format. "The Timeline highlights significant developments in the history of financial regulation against U.S. and world events. Choose a decade to start, click the arrow button to move through the years, and click on any development to read more". The timeline starts with the depression in the 1930s and go through the Occupy Wall Street marches of 2011. On the timeline you see the SEC regulations juxtaposed with the world events.
In addition to the amazing timeline, The Virtual Museum & Archive of Financial Regulation also includes:
- Galleries: Materials from the permanent exhibits on a particular topics
- Programs: Broadcast live online
- Oral Histories: Available in video, audio/MP3 and edited transcript formats
- Film, Radio and Television
Currently there are only 32 files in the Film, Radio and TV section, but they go back to 1921 and they are definitely worth a look. You can hear Ralph Saul from the American Stock Exchange speaking at the Women's National Democratic Club in 1970 or see 1950s films from the New York Stock Exchange.
Who knew SEC history would be this exciting?