Bancroft Library Roundtable: "Loans for the Little Fellow": Credit, Crisis, and Recovery in the Great Depression

Lecture | May 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Sarah Quincy, PhD candidate in Economics at UC Davis

 Bancroft Library

Both lauded as “the great bank of the West” and reviled as a “huge financial octopus,” the Bank of America introduced several modern banking practices during the Great Depression, the worst financial crisis in the history of the United States. These services played an integral role in California’s development. Sarah Quincy will discuss her research on the impacts of this unusual bank on the state’s economy during the 1920s and 1930s. Quantitative and qualitative evidence gathered from archives, including the Bancroft Library, indicates that the Bank of America’s unusual emphasis on lending to underserved populations helped the communities in which it operated thrive during the 1930s.

 All Audiences

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 The Lewis-Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.

 You may purchase lunch at the Faculty Club and eat during the presentation.

 banc-roundtable@berkeley.edu, 510-642-3781