Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The SEC, 1973-1981

The Virtual Museum of the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society announces the opening of its latest gallery, In the Midst of Revolution: The SEC, 1973-1981. According to the announcement,
this newest and largest permanent gallery in the museum brings together more than 840 materials from the museum collection on the post-Watergate SEC; the ending of fixed commission rates; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; SEC efforts in corporate governance and accountability, and accounting self-regulation; the appointment of Roberta Karmel as the first woman SEC Commissioner [right]; the Federal Securities Code Project; and the impact of the election of Ronald Reagan.
The gallery is curated by Kurt Hohenstein, Assistant Professor of History and Co-Director of the Law and Society Program at Winona State University.