Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)-- Original Data, 1913-1940 (2)--Original Data, 1947-1956. 1913-1940 Computed By NBER From Bls Group Indexes. For Weights, See Source Citation Above. New Segment Beginning In 1947 Is Considered Roughly Comparable To This Series. Source: For 1913-1925: Bls Paper And Pulp Subgroup Less Pulp Series. 1923-1925 Census Quantities In The Exchange Used As Weights. Paper And Pulp, 1.71, Less--Pulp And Mechanical, .04, Pulp Sulphite, .25. For 1926-1940: Bls Paper And Pulp Subgroup Less 4 Woodpulp Series: Weights For 1926-1940 Equal 1927-1929 Quantities In Exchange From Census Source (1931 Bulletin) For 1926-1940. Paper And Pulp, 1.74, Woodpulp Mechanical .04, Woodpulp Sulphite, .12, Woodpulp Kraft, .04, Woodpulp Soda, .02.
This NBER data series m04165a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04165a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Index of Wholesale Prices of Paper for United States [M0465AUSM336NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0465AUSM336NNBR/, August 28, 2015.