Portrait of Joseph P. Kennedy sitting in his study
(Photo by Margaret Bourke-White/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

SEC Chairman Ganson Purcell talking to secretary
(Photo by Myron Davis//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

President Bush Makes Statement On The Economy
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

All other black & white photos courtesy of Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society Virtual Museum and Archive of the History of Securities Regulation at


Pictured from left to right:
Luis A. Aguilar, Commissioner, Kathleen L. Casey, Commissioner, Christopher Cox, Chairman, Elisse B. Walter, Commissioner, Troy A. Paredes, Commissioner

The Office of Investor Education and Advocacy has three separate electronic mailboxes:

This link may be used to file an investor complaint
with the SEC.

This link may be used to submit general questions and inquiries about the federal securities laws or investments.

This mailbox may be used to obtain copies of SEC records and documents, historic Commission filings, special reports and studies, speeches, and testimony. Many of these documents can be obtained online by using the SEC search feature found in the upper right-hand corner of our home page. To learn more, access “How to Request Public Documents.”

Note: None of these three mailboxes should be used to submit filings under any circumstances. Such submissions will not be considered filed with the Commission. Submissions should be sent via EDGAR (if the company is mandated to file electronically); otherwise, filings should be addressed in writing and sent via postal mail or courier to the Branch of Document Control at 100 F Street, NE, Stop 1-4, Washington, D.C. 20549.