Conceptual Changes Adopted In The 1953 Revision Were Not Made For 1929-1939 Data, But The Major Components Of The Old Series Were Linked To The Revised Series On The Basis Of The Relationship Between The Old And New Estimates At The End Of 1939. The Amounts Involved In These Adjustments Were Relatively Small. Data For 1956-May 1960 Have Been Slightly Revised. Major Revisions Begin In June 1960. Data For Alaska Included From January 1959; Data For Hawaii From August 1959. Source: Federal Reserve Board, Data For 1929-1939: Bulletin, April 1953, P. 354; Data For 1940-1947: Same Issue, Pp. 346-347; Data For 1948-1954: Bulletin Of October 1956; Data For 1955: Supplement To Banking And Money Statistics, Section 16 (New), 1965 Edition; For 1956-October 1968 Data: Bulletin Of December 1968; Data For November 1968: Statistical Release, G-19, "Consumer Credit"
This NBER data series m10044 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 10 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter10.html.
NBER Indicator: m10044
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Consumer Installment Credit Outstanding, Total for United States [M10044USM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M10044USM144NNBR/, November 26, 2015.