Frederick Greenwood papers, 1907-1925

Greenwood, Frederick, 1889-1962


.4 linear ft.
School papers, speeches and writings on finance, banking and the Federal Reserve System, in eight folders -- The first folder contains notes from an economics and an ethics class that Greenwood took as an undergraduate and an economics seminar paper entitled "Some Banking Problems". The second folder contains his Master's thesis. The third folder contains a paper on the Second Bank of The United States that Greenwood presented to the A.I.B. Forum in Spokane, Wash., in 1914. Also included are two papers with no date, one on the reclamation of arid lands, the other on U.S. trade relations with South America. The fourth folder contains speeches and writings by Greenwood from 1920 to 1922. These are mostly on the Federal Banking System, and Greenwood presented them to several different civic clubs in the Northwest. The fifth folder contains newspaper clippings. Some of these articles are on speeches he gave, others focus on financial matters. The sixth folder contains papers by various banking officials on the changing nature of the Federal Reserve Banking system from 1921 to 1922. The seventh folder contains speeches and writings Greenwood from 1923 to 1925. These papers are mostly on the Federal Reserve Banking system and Greenwood presented them to civic groups. The eight and last folder in this collection contains Federal Reserve Bank checks from Portland branch and warehouse receipts (1924).
Banker. Frederick Greenwood attended the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont., from 1905 to 1909, graduating with his B.A. in 1909. His senior year he was the editor of the school newspaper, the Kaimin, the editor of the 1909 Sentinel, the manager of the football team, and the president of A.S.U.M. He went on to the Amos Tuck School of Administration and Finance for his Master's degree which he completed in 1910 with his thesis entitled "Underwriting and Underwriting Syndicates." In 1911 he moved to Oregon to search for a job and in 1917 he became the manager of the newly opened Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Portland Branch. In that position he gave several speeches to Rotary and Kiwanis clubs on global markets, finance, whether to stay on the gold standard or not, and how the Federal Reserve Bank system works. He also wrote several articles on these subjects.
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