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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Data on Banks in the United States, 1920-1936

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
bank deposits; banks; counties; economic history; Great Depression (1929)
  • Abstract

    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.
  • Methods

    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..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1920 / 1936
    Time period: 1920--1936
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Banks in the United States in the period 1920-1936.
Collection Mode
  • 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.

Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (GS-1435A1, GS-1231, and GS-2473).
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Paskoff, Paul F.. Measures of war: A quantitative examination of the Civil War's destructiveness in the Confederacy. Civil War History.54, (1), 35-62.2008.
    • ID: 10.1353/cwh.2008.0007 (DOI)
  • Dehejia, Rajeev, Lleras-Muney, Adriana. Financial development and pathways of growth: State branching and deposit insurance laws in the United States, 1900–1940. Journal of Law and Economics.50, (2), 239-272.2007.
    • ID: 10.1086/511322 (DOI)
  • Dehejia, Rajeev, Lleras-Muney, Adriana. Why Does Financial Development Matter? The United States from 1900 to 1940. NBER Working Paper Series.9551, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 2003.

Update Metadata: 2016-01-13 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (1984): Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Data on Banks in the United States, 1920-1936. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.