Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1857-1938 (2)--Original Data, 1934-1939 (3)--Original Data, 1939-1965. This Series Represents A More Complete Coverage Of Voluntary Discontinuaunces With Losses To Creditors And Of Small Failures, Not Previously Covered (See Source, March 1940). Source: Dun'S Review And Dun'S Statistical Review; Also Survey Of Current Business, 1942 Supplement And Following Monthly Issues.
This NBER data series m09029c appears on the NBER website in Chapter 9 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter09.html.
NBER Indicator: m09029c
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Number of Business Failures, All Commercial for United States [M0929CUSM474NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0929CUSM474NNBR/, September 5, 2015.