Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1857-1938 (2)--Original Data, 1934-1939 (3)--Original Data, 1939-1965. Certain Cases Of Corporate Reorganization As Provided In Section 77-B Of The National Bankruptcy Act Are Accounted For (See Dun'S, February 1939 And Survey Of Current Business, 1942 Supplement). Source: Dun'S Review And Dun'S Statistical Review; Also Survey Of Current Business, December 1938, Supplement Of 1940, Pp. 1, 11, 15.
This NBER data series m09029b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 9 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter09.html.
NBER Indicator: m09029b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Number of Business Failures, All Commercial for United States [M0929BUSM155NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0929BUSM155NNBR, May 23, 2016.