Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1939-1955 (2)--Original Data, 1948-1969. Source: U.S. Department Of Commerce, Office Of Business Economics And U.S. Bureau Of The Census, Data For 1948-1957: Photostats Of "Table 4A-Manufacturing And Trade Inventories, Unadjusted, " And "Table 4-Manufacturing And Trade Inventories, Seasonally Adjusted, " Unpublished At Time Of Receipt, June 1964; Data For 1958-1969: Component Series And Survey Of Current Business, Novemeber 1968
This NBER data series m05114b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 5 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter05.html.
NBER Indicator: m05114b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Change In Manufacturing and Trade Inventories, Book Value for United States [M0514BUSM406NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0514BUSM406NNBR/, November 30, 2015.