"The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER®) started in 2004 as a data preservation and accessibility project of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. FRASER’s mission is to safeguard and provide easy access to the nation’s economic history—particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System—through digitization of documents related to the U.S. financial system.
Furnishing economic information and data to the public has historically been an important mission for the St. Louis Fed. We continue that proud tradition, started by former St. Louis Fed Research Director Homer Jones in 1958, by offering digital access to historic policy documents and data to scholars, economists, analysts, students, and interested observers of the U.S. economy."