Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society

Give Today to Build the Museum

Louis Brandeis - November 9, 1913
November 9, 1913 Louis Brandeis

"Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman." Louis Brandeis' words from his December 20, 1913 "What Publicity Can Do" article in Harper's Weekly are the definitive statement of the virtual museum and archive's mission of transparency and disclosure within financial regulation. Your gift today will help to preserve the museum's integrity and independence for all, and ensure its lasting growth and outreach

Give Today


  • Donor: $50 - $99
  • Contributor: $100 - $249
  • Sustainer: $250 - $499
  • Directors Circle: $500 - $999
  • Commissioners Circle: $1,000 - $2,499
  • June 6th Circle: $2,500 - $4,999
  • Chairmen Circle: $5,000 - $9,999
  • FDR Circle: $10,000 - $24,999
  • 1934 Circle: $25,000 and more

Thanks to Donors

We thank institutions and individuals who have joined in support at the Directors Circle and above. Donors with § have designated their gifts for the virtual museum and archive.

Make a Lasting Gift to the Museum

Remember the virtual museum and archive in your will or estate plan, using the following language: "To the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society for the virtual museum and archive of the history of financial regulation."

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, independent of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and receiving no public funding. Contributions to the Society are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Society’s Federal tax identification number is 52-2213646.

Permission for Use

The virtual museum and archive is copyrighted by the SEC Historical Society. The Society reserves the right to restrict access to or use of the museum by any user at any time.

Users are prohibited from sharing or downloading any material for publication or commercial purposes without written permission from the Executive Director. Requests for permission must be submitted by email and specify the material requested and for what purpose.

Material used with the Society's permission should be credited to: