The Data Were Computed By Adding Dividends And Balance Of International Payments Of Dividends And Interest. The Totals Are Given In Table 70, Pp.348-9 Of The Source (They Present Small Discrepancies). 1939 Figures Were Estimated On The Basis Of Department Of Commerce Data. Source: Simon Kuznets, National Income And Its Composition, 1919-1938, (NBER No. 40) 1941, Volume I, Table 57, Pp. 322-323.
This NBER data series a08185 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: a08185
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Dividends Received By Individuals for United States [A08185USA144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A08185USA144NNBR/, November 28, 2015.