This is a good source for news articles. Search on the exchanges, people, brokers, companies, etc. One good example from 1908 the presents a good laypersons look at the lives of brokers and those that work on the exchange. While one from 1909 looks at the large movement of real estate and the movement of tenants near the New York Stock Exchange and provides a good snapshot (with photo) of what was going on at a a particular time.
This is what is covered. These are files that can be downloaded into Excel.
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FINRA is not part of the government. They’re a not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors and is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of broker-dealers. There are studies, news release, and statistics & data, etc.
This is a project from the Economic History Association (EH.net) and includes three related items.
Stock Growth Rates (DJIA, SP500 & NASDAQ): The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was first published on October 7, 1896. The series presented here has been extended back to May 2, 1885 using the Dow Jones Average.
Daily Closing Values of the Dow Jones Average: Presented here are the daily closing values of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) from October 7, 1896 to the present with an extension of the data back to May 2, 1885 using the Dow Jones Average.
Annual S&P Index: the Yield, and the Accumulated Index of "Portfolio" with Dividends Reinvested -- 1871 to Present
Founding members of MEMX are Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab, Citadel Securities, E*TRADE, Fidelity Investments, Morgan Stanley, TD Ameritrade, UBS, and Virtu Financial. More content will be added as the organization develops, but in the short term it is a good source for updates.
Hosts various online and in-person exhibits from including: America In Circulation: A History of US Currency Featuring the Collection of Mark R. Shenkman; "Legal Tender," Featuring the Art of Emily Erb; Making Money Bank Note Engraving and the Fight Against Counterfeiting; High Notes.
Many items related to the Exchange published by the Exchange, are in the collection of the State Museum as part of the Historical Document Inventory. Archive Grid and the library's catalog are the best way to find them.
Includes a variety of digitized documents and other information related to Wall Street generally, but of note they have a digitized version of the the original Buttonwood Agreement, pieces about various NYSE rule changes, and published reports like Institutional Investor Holdings of NYSE-Listed Stocks from 1975 and Notes from SEC Meeting on Broker-Dealer Segregation from 1936. Also included are the National Association of securities Dealers (NASD) Annual Report, NASD Notice to Members, and NASD News.