Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society launched a virtual exhibit, The Institution of Experience: Self-Regulatory Organization in the Securities Industry, 1792-2010, available at their website. Professor Lyman P. Q. Johnson, in addition to serving on the Society’s Museum Committee, served as an advisor for the exhibit.
The exhibit shines a light on more than 200 years of self-regulation in the securities industry. It offers an exploration of the role self-regulation has played in America’s financial history so that current debates regarding financial reform may be better understood. The exhibit also provides an avenue to access over 4,300 documents, photographs and papers relating to the history of financial regulation.
Access to the SEC Historical Society’s virtual museum and the self-regulation exhibit is free to the Internet public.
Congratulations to Professor Johnson for working hard to help get this valuable tool and resource online.