Is there any website for a detail chronological description of U.S. index futures market development? I have searched online for some time but unable to locate particular focus on index futures market development... A lot of them regard the general futures market as a whole... Thank you in advance.
You could probably figure some things out by getting historical trade price and volume data for the most important contracts. I suspect that much of it would be available from the exchange websites.
Also, you could try the exchanges themselves. They are large organisations, and they might have in-house archival teams.