Original Data Can Be Obtained From Mimeographed Monthly Release"Business Indexes", Or By Computation Using Weights In"Federal Reserve Bulletin". Source: Annual Report Of The Board Of Governors Of The Federal Reserve System, 1937, Table 81, And Federal Reserve Bulletin, Jan. 1940 Ff.
This NBER data series m02154 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: m02154
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Index of Value of Residential Construction Contracts for United States [M02154USM331NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M02154USM331NNBR, February 13, 2016.