Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Data Exclude Machinery And Equipment, Defense Products, Construction Materials, Supplies And Intermediate Products. Source: U.S. Bureau Of The Census, Data For 1953-1960: "Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories And Orders 1947-1963", Series M3-1, Supplement 2, November 1964; For 1961-June 1968 Data: "Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, And Order", Series M3-1.1; Thereafter, Data Furnished By Monthly Releases.
This NBER data series m06065 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 6 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter06.html.
NBER Indicator: m06065
National Bureau of Economic Research, Manufacturer's Unfilled Orders, Total, Narrow Version II for United States [M06065USM144SNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M06065USM144SNBR, September 25, 2016.