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HOT TOPICS BY DECADE 1990s Electronic Trading , IPOs
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The ABCs of IPOs The development of the new Euro Wall Street profile : America ’ s first great speculator
Issue 64 ~ 1998 ~ $ 4.00
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Lessons Learned from the Panic of 1907 The Great Bull Markets of the 1920s and 1990s The Financial Legacy of Aaron Burr
Issue 89 ~ Fall 2007 ~ $ 4.00
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An Early History of High-Speed Trading When Competition Was a Dirty Word Capitalism and the Common Good
Issue 111 | Fall 2014 | $ 4.00
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Populist Prophets , Public Profits : From Thomas Lawson to Roaring Kitty The Feminization of Capital : Origins of the Board Diversity Debate US Monetary History and the Future Cryptocurrency System
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Financial History Celebrates 25th Anniversary

This summer , the Museum of American Finance is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Financial History magazine . To mark the occasion , we have been posting some of our most popular articles from the archives each week across our social media channels (@ FinanceMuseum ). While the magazine traces its roots back much further than 25 years , the summer of 1997 represented a shift of editorial focus , as well as a name change , for Financial History .
A Brief History of Financial History
Originally founded in 1978 as Friends of Financial History , the first issue of the magazine was an eight-page black and white pamphlet published by R . M . Smythe , an auction firm specializing in the then-new hobby of scripophily ( collecting stock and bond certificates ). In 1982 , FFH underwent the first of several major redesigns , as it expanded to 82 pages and featured a dealer directory and certificate price guide . It was also reduced to a smaller trim size and featured a two-color cover , while the interior was still printed in black and white .
The Museum , founded in 1988 , acquired the publication in 1990 and again implemented a new design . The Museum ’ s premier issue appropriately featured the institution ’ s patron saint , Alexander Hamilton , on its first full-color cover . At that time , the magazine was reformatted to its current size , and the certificate price lists and dealer information were removed .
The following year , the Museum appointed an editorial advisory board comprised of journalists , historians and academics to oversee the magazine ’ s content . Over the coming years the editorial
ISSUE 59 • SUMMER 1997
Wild Pitch How American Investors Financed the Early Growth of Baseball The disastrous history of common fans owning stakes in the local team
The Panic of 1907 and the Wall Street Rag Art Imitates Life Scott Joplin s hit depicts one of the worst panics of the century , from the initiation through the recovery
The National Leg & Arm Company A Business For Its Time A prosthesis company springs from America s wartime needs
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The Summer 1997 cover of the magazine , which for the first time displayed the publication name as Financial History instead of Friends of Financial History .
board shifted the magazine ’ s content focus to appeal to a broader audience of people interested in business , economic and financial history . Auction news became a much smaller department , and news about the Museum ’ s exhibits and programs became more prominently featured .
In 1997 , the editorial board voted to shorten the magazine ’ s title to Financial History . The editorial focus was honed to conform to the Museum ’ s primary mission areas , namely to provide informative articles about the history of the financial markets , money , banking and entrepreneurship to an audience that ranged from students and professors , to finance professionals and investors .
In 2015 , Financial History became a full-color digital magazine . It can now be accessed and shared for free online at www . fhmagazine . org , reaching a much broader audience than was possible in its early days .

HOT TOPICS BY DECADE 1990s Electronic Trading , IPOs

2000s

Responding to Disaster , Crashes and Depressions , Women on Wall Street
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Wall Street Reacts to Catastrophe , Moves Toward Recovery The Inventor and the Investor The IMF : Rules Made to be Broken
Issue 74 ~ Winter 2001 ~ $ 4.00

2010s

Alexander Hamilton , Financial Scandals , Democratizing Finance
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Museum Opens “ Scandal !” Exhibit Robbing Peter to Pay Paul : A History of Ponzi Schemes William Duer and America ’ s First Financial Scandal
Issue 97 ~ Spring 2010 ~ $ 4.00

2020s

Pandemics & Epidemics , Digital Currencies ,
Infrastructure
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Women Investors and Speculators in the Roaring Twenties Enron 101 : What Business Students Saw that Everyone Else Missed Investing in Hard Times
Issue 94 ~ Spring / Summer 2009 ~ $ 4.00
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Financial Discrimination and Innovation Deflation , Up Close and Personal City of Debtors
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The Financial and Economic Effects of Pandemics Coronavirus and Economic Nationalism Dirty Water : Aaron Burr and The Manhattan Company
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Infrastructure Series : Bridging the San Francisco Bay Markets of the Roaring ’ 20s : Are We Headed for Another Crash ? Creators of Character : Entrepreneurs of the Theater-Costume Business
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