Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society

This Week in SEC History

May 10, 1937 - the SEC released Part I of its Protective Committee Study. Author William O. Douglas hoped to stop insider control of bankruptcies but achieved only minor legislation. He built on the experience, however, to become SEC Chairman and eventually Supreme Court Justice.

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Cover of the 2020 SECHS Annual Report

Society Issues 2020 Annual Report

While 2020 was fraught with uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other significant challenges, we look back at last year through a positive lens as we share our 2020 Annual Report.

This year’s report includes the narrative of activities, list of donors, and audited financial statements of the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society from January 1 through December 31, 2020.

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This program and related gallery on the PCAOB are made possible through the generous support of the Center for Audit Quality and its member firms, including: BDO USA, Crowe LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP, EY, Grant Thornton LLP, KPMG LLP, PwC, RSM US LLP

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