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

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


Version V1

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.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Data on Banks in the United States, 1920-1936. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00007.v1

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

1920 -- 1936

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

University of Wisconsin, Department of Economic History

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