Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1890-1951 (2)--Original Data, 1947-1962. These Data From 01/1947-12/1951 Represent The Revised Sample And The 1947-49 Weighting Pattern. The Table Also Shows Figures For The Period Beginning 1926,"Based On The Month-To-Month Movement Of The Former Index." This Series Is One Of A Group Of"Special" Indexes. Beginning With 1958, The Series Is Called"Index Of Construction Materials" (See Bls Bulletin No. 1257, P.18). Source: Bls "Revised Wholesale Price Index, Building Materials" (1947-49=100), Mimeographed Table Of May 7, 1952, For 1947-1951; Monthly Wholesale Price Index Thereafter. See Also Bls Bulletin Nos. 1214, 1235, 1257, And 1295 For Summary Tables 1954-6, 1957, 1958, And 1959.
This NBER data series m04068b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04068b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Index of Wholesale Prices of Building Materials for United States [M0468BUSM349NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0468BUSM349NNBR/, September 4, 2015.