Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1894-1938 (2)--Original Data, 1934-1939 (3)--Original Data, 1939-1958. In September, 1938 The Separate Classification Of Reorganization Cases Was Discontinued, Subsequent To Elimination Of Paragraph 77-B From The National Bankruptcy Act, And The Data Were Revised Accordingly Back To June, 1934 (See Dun'S Statistical Review, February, 1939). This Segment Ends Due To A Revision Of March, 1940, Effected By Change More Complete Coverage Of Voluntary Discontinuances With Losses To Creditors And Of Small Failures Not Previously Covered By Dun And Bradstreet (See Source, March, 1940. Source: Dun And Bradstreet, Inc., Data For 1934-January, 1937: Dun And Bradstreet Monthly Review; Data For February, 1937-1939: Dun'S Statistical Review.
This NBER data series m09068b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 9 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter09.html.
NBER Indicator: m09068b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Number of Business Failures, Manufacturing Companies With Liabilities Under One Hundred Thousand Dollars for United States [M0968BUSM474NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0968BUSM474NNBR/, November 28, 2015.