U.S. Government Information Resources
The U.S. Government is the world's largest publisher producing information on every subject including financial crises in U.S. History. Purdue Libraries are a depository for U.S. Government documents and have extensive collections of economic history materials. The online research guides Government Documents on Banking & Financial Services and Government Documents on Economics contain access to relevant source materials. U.S. Government documents are classified using the Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification system where documents are arranged alphabetically by the agency producing them. An explanation of this system can be found here.
Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications HSSE Periodicals 016.353 Un36 (Index of U.S. Government publications distributed to federal depository libraries like Purdue University. Online July 1976-present with more recent resources full text.)
Statistical Abstract of the United States (Annual Census Bureau publication produced since 1878.)
Economic Report of the President HSSE Periodicals 330.973 Un365 (Annual report presenting the views of presidential administrations on current economic conditions.)
Economic Indicators (Monthly statistical publication prepared by the President's Council of Economic Advisors for Congress' Joint Economic Committee.
Federal Reserve Bulletin HIKS Repository 332.16 Un2b (Federal Reserve Board journal of economic trends and developments.)
Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (Established in 2009 to report on 2008/2009 financial crisis. Report released Jan. 2011).
Monthly Labor Review (Bureau of Labor Statistics journal documenting and analyzing labor market trends and developments.)
Survey of Current Business HIKS Repository & MEL Repository 658.05 Un3 (Commerce Department journal documenting economic statistics and activity.) Connect HERE for 2003-present.
Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER)-This St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank resource is an excellent source for 20th century economic history information.)
Prices & Wages by Decade: Courtesy-University of Missouri Library