Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society


Opened September 30, 2020

The Enforcement Division: A History

Opened March 1, 2019

Transformation & Regulation: Equities Market Structure, 1934 to 2018

Opened December 1, 2017

Investment Company Regulation: The Intricacies of an "Enlightened Partnership"

Opened December 1, 2015

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Gallery on Municipal Securities Regulation

Opened May 1, 2015

The Open Door: Roles of Women in Securities Regulation

Opened December 1, 2014

The Center for Audit Quality Gallery on Corporate Governance

Opened December 1, 2013

The Mechanics of Legislation: Congress, the SEC and Financial Regulation

Opened May 1, 2013

Wrestling with Reform: Financial Scandals and the Legislation They Inspired

Opened December 1, 2011

Chasing the Devil Around the Stump: Securities Regulation, the SEC and the Courts

Opened December 1, 2010

The Institution of Experience: Self-Regulatory Organizations in the Securities Industry, 1792-2010

Opened December 1, 2009

In the Midst of Revolution: The SEC, 1973-1981

Opened December 1, 2007

The Bright Image: The SEC, 1961-1973

Opened November 1, 2006

Fair To All People: The SEC and the Regulation of Insider Trading

Opened December 1, 2005

431 Days: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Creation of the SEC

Opened December 1, 2005

William O. Douglas and the Growing Power of the SEC

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