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OCC Calls for Papers Commemorating 150 Years of the National Banking System

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced a call for proposals for papers on the history of the OCC, the national banking system, bank and thrift regulation and supervision, and related topics.  The OCC and the national banking system were created by the National Currency Act of 1863.

An interdisciplinary panel of OCC experts will evaluate proposals for originality and relevance to the history of the OCC, the national banking system, bank and thrift regulation and supervision, and related topics. At the end of the anniversary year, papers will be compiled and published as a book.   Authors may also be invited to deliver oral presentations of their papers to local OCC audiences at events during the anniversary year.  

Authors should hold an advanced degree in one or more of the following fields:  history, economics, political science, public policy, or law.  Proposals must be accompanied by a curriculum vita as well as a detailed summary of the topic, stating a thesis and examples of the sources to be used.

The deadline for proposals is May 11, 2012.  The OCC will notify authors of its decision by June 30, 2012.  Completed papers will be due by May 30, 2013.   

For more information, contact OCC Historian Jesse Stiller at historian@occ.treas.gov.

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