“Bubbles, Panics & Crashes: A Century of Financial Crises, 1830s-1930s”

24 11 2009

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School is
pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition- “Bubbles, Panics
& Crashes: A Century of Financial Crises, 1830s-1930s”.  The
exhibition will run through May 3, 2010 in the North Lobby, Baker
Library | Bloomberg Center.

This exhibition takes the first anniversary of the subprime mortgage
crisis as an occasion to revisit four financial crises that occurred
in an earlier, particularly volatile century of economic history. In
1837, 1873, 1907, and 1929, asset price bubbles burst, shattering
public confidence and devastating financial securities, and credit
markets in the United States and around the world. In most cases, full
recovery took years. These four crises were so far-reaching that they
affected virtually everyone involved in the U. S. market economy. Yet
each was so complex that their causes and consequences remain subjects
of debate generations later.

Visit the accompanying website,
http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/crises/index.html, to learn more about
the history of financial crises, to find materials in Baker Library
Historical Collections that could support further research, and to
view some of the items featured in this exhibition.

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