Components Of This Index And Their Respective Weights Are: Industrial Prices, Non-Agricultural, Wholesale (10); Farm Prices At The Farm (10); Retail Food Prices In 51 Cities (10); Rents, In 32 Cities (5); Clothing, Fuel, Furnishings, Etc., Retail (10); Freight And Transportation Costs (5); Realty Value, Urban And Farm (10); Securities, Bonds, And Stocks (10); Equipment And Machinery (10); Hardware Prices (3); Automobile Prices (2); Wages, Federal Reserve Board, New York Composite (15). "Data For 1934-November, 1939, Are Correct As Given In The"Monthly Review"; They Are Discontinued After November, 1939." Telephone Conversation Of 5/24/41 With Reports Division Of The Federal Reserve Board Of New York. Source: Federal Reserve Bank Of New York City, Letter From Reports Department For 1860-1933. For 1934-1939, Data Are From "Monthly Review Of Credit And Business Conditions."
This NBER data series m04051 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04051
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Index of The General Price Level for United States [M04051USM324NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M04051USM324NNBR/, September 4, 2015.