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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Data on Banks in the United States, 1920-1936 (ICPSR 7)

Principal Investigator(s): Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


This data collection contains information on banks in the United States in the period 1920-1936. Information is provided by county and in thousands of United States dollars on the total annual deposits in all banks, deposits in national and state banks, number of banks suspended, and number of national and state banks active in the period.

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Study Description


Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION DATA ON BANKS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1920-1936. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2001. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00007.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00007.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (GS-1435A1, GS-1231, and GS-2473)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    bank deposits, banks, counties, economic history, Great Depression (1929)

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1920--1936

Universe:    Banks in the United States in the period 1920-1936.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

The data map is provided as an ASCII text file, and the codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

University of Wisconsin, Department of Economic History

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-11

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