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Anna Jacobson Schwartz collection of banking statistics for Pennsylvania and New York (microfilm)

1829-1963, undated
 Collection
Accession: 0917

Abstract

Anna J. Schwartz (1915-2012) was an American economist who worked at the National Bureau of Economic Research in New York City. The collection consists of a microfilm copy of an unpublished paper by Schwartz collecting banking statistics for the states of Pennsylvania (1829-1863) and New York (1831-1863), along with an extended essay describing their derivation.

Dates

  • 1829-1963, undated

Creator

Extent

2 item(s)

Biographical Note

Anna J. Schwartz (1915-2012) was an American economist who worked at the National Bureau of Economic Research in New York City.

Anna Jacobson was born in New York City on November 11, 1915. She studied at Barnard and Columbia, receiving her master's degree in 1935 and her Ph.D. in 1964. She married Isaac Schwartz (-1999) in 1936, the year she began work as a research associate at the Social Sciences Research Council at Columbia.

In 1941 she became a member of the senior research staff of the National Bureau of Economic Research in New York City, where she spent the balance of her professional career. However, in later years, Schwartz also taught economics at several schools in New York City. She was co-author with Milton Friedman of A Monetary History of the United States and with A.G. Gayer and W.W. Rostow of The Growth and Fluctuation of the British Economy, 1790-1850.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of an unpublished paper by Dr. Anna J. Schwartz (1915-2012) collecting banking statistics for the states of Pennsylvania (1829-1863) and New York (1831-1863), along with an extended essay describing their derivation.

The banking statistics are tabulated quarterly and presented in tabular form. The Pennsyvlania statistics include: number, capital stock, total assets and real estate holdings; individual deposits; circulation; short-term loans and discounts and real estate loans; investments in government and corporate stocks and bonds and long-term loans; available reserves; and notes due from banks.

New York statistics include: capital, profits and total assets, total deposits, circulation, loans and investments, and reserves of Safety Fund Banks (1831-1841); monthly banking statistics during the suspension of specie payments (1837-1838); New York chartered banks, number and capital, estimates of condition, profits and total assets, total deposits, circulation, loans and investments, reserves (1831-1841); all banks in operation in New York, estimates of condition, capital, profits and total assets, total deposits, circulation, loans and investments, available reserves (1840-1863).

Location of Originals

Originals at National Bureau of Economic Research Inc., 261 Madison Avenue, New York, New York.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission for publication or quotation must be secured from copyright holder.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Anna Jacobson Schwartz collection of banking statistics for Pennsylvania and New York (microfilm)
Status:
Author:
John Beverley Riggs
Date:
1978
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Ashley Williams

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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