Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society

This is the 15th Anniversary of the Virtual Museum and Archive of the History of Financial Regulation

"Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman."

- December 20, 1913 "What Publicity Can Do" - Louis D. Brandeis, Harper's Weekly

As Carla Rosati, founding Executive Director, says farewell to the SEC Historical Society, she welcomes you to the virtual museum and archive of the history of financial regulation she created beginning in March 2002 and has built over the last fifteen years. The virtual museum and archive today is the preeminent source for trusted and verified information and material on the regulation of the capital markets from the 20th century to the present. All visitors have unprecedented access to primary and original material and knowledge from across the spectrum of financial regulation. Harnessing the power of the Internet, the museum remains free and accessible worldwide at all times.

November 9, 1913 Louis D. Brandeis

Permission for Use

The virtual museum and archive is copyrighted by the SEC Historical Society. The Society reserves the right to restrict access to or use of the museum by any user at any time.

Users are prohibited from sharing or downloading any material for publication or commercial purposes without written permission from the Executive Director. Requests for permission must be submitted by email and specify the material requested and for what purpose.

Material used with the Society's permission should be credited to: