The Kress Collection of Business and Economics is recognized as one of the premier rare book collections in the world.
About This Collection
The South Sea Bubble Collection is a group of specialized research resources that focus on the South Sea Bubble stock market crisis and the speculative mania that swept England and the Continent in the early part of the 18th century. One part history and one part cautionary tale, the South Sea Bubble financial crisis continues to intrigue scholars and warn investors nearly 300 years after it occurred. The Bancroft Collection includes books, broadsides, pamphlets, Parliamentary documents, manuscripts, and ephemera for scholars from a wide range of disciplines who are investigating the financial, political, and cultural legacy of the South Sea Bubble. The collection was created as a result of Hugh Bancroft’s great interest in this topic; Bancroft was the former president of Dow, Jones & Co., in the early part of the 20th century.