Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1894-1938 (2)--Original Data, 1934-1939 (3)--Original Data, 1939-1961. In September, 1938, The Separate Classifications Of Reorganization Cases Was Discontinued Subsequent To Elimination Of Paragraph 77-B From The National Bankruptcy Act. These Data Were Revised Accordingly, Beginning In June, 1934. The Coverage Ends In 1939 Due To A Revision Which Occurred In March, 1940. Source: Dun And Bradstreet, Inc., Data For 1934-August, 1937: Unpublished Data Obtained Directly From Dun And Bradstreet; Data For September, 1937-1939: Dun'S Statistical Review.
This NBER data series m09070b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 9 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter09.html.
NBER Indicator: m09070b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Liabilities of Business Failures, Manufacturing Companies With Liabilities Under One Hundred Thousand Dollars for United States [M0970BUSM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0970BUSM144NNBR/, November 28, 2015.