Celebrate the Census!!!

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GovInfo is holding a new exhibit for Spring quarter in the reading room now on Census.

Established within the Department of the Interior on July 1, 1902 and later transferred to the Department of Commerce in July of 1903 the United States Bureau of the Census' mission has been to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Census Bureau collects information from a multiple of surveys and publishes the Decennial Census, the Census of Governments, the annual American Community Survey (which replaces the Census long form questionnaire from the Census of Population and Housing); the Economic Census and many other social, demographic, and economic indicators.

Information collected by the Census Bureau is used to make community planning decisions, to distribute federal funds to local, state and tribal governments, to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and define legislature districts, school district assignment areas and other important functional areas of government. So, on the eve of the 2010 Decennial Census please stop by the Government and Geographic Information and Data Services Department to view a variety of publications from the Census Bureau and Celebrate the Census!!!

Resources used for the exhibit

  • 200 Million Americans.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1967. (C 3.2:AM3/3)
  • 1990 Census of Population. Education in the United States.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1994.   (C 3. 223/10: 1990 CP-3-4)
  • The American Community Survey, 1998.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1999.  (C 3.297:998)
  • Census and You: Monthly News from the U.S. Bureau of the Census.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1988.  (C 3.238:)
  • Census Survey; Measuring America.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1974.  (C 56.202:M 46)
  • Coming United States Census 1940.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1938.  (C 3.940-2:C 33)
  • Congressional District Atlas, 109th Congress of the United States, 2000.  United States Bureau of the Census, 2005.  (C 3.282/5:109)
  • County Data Book.  United States Bureau of Census, 1947.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1947.  (C 3.134/2:C 83/2/947)
  • Disability Status: 2000.  United States Bureau of Census, 2003.  (C 3.205/8-2:01-17)
  • Earning of Factory Workers 1899 to 1927.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1929.  (C 3.30:10)
  • Fact Finder for the Nation.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1970.  (C 3.2:C 33/13/970)
  • Historical Statistics of the United States, 1789-1945: a Supplement to the Statistical Abstract of the United States.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1949.  (C3. 134/2: H62/ 789-945)
  • HIV/AIDS in the Developing World.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1999.  (C 3.205/3:WP/98-2)
  • Housing Characteristics of Selected Races and Hispanic-Origin Households in the United States: 1987 a Chart Book.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1990.  (C 3.215:H-121/87/1)
  • Current Housing Report. H121/92-2, Housing Characteristics of One-Parent Households, 1989.  United States Bureau of Census, 1992.  (C 3.215:H 121/92-2)
  • Housing in America: 1989/90.   United States Bureau of the Census, 1992.  (C 3.215:H 123/91-1)
  • Income, Earnings, and Poverty Data from the 2007 American Community Survey.  United States Bureau of the Census, 2008.  (C 3.2:P 86)
  • Manual of the International List of Causes of Death and Joint Causes of Death.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1939.  (C 3.6:D 34)
  • Marital Status and Living Arrangements: March 1989.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1990.  (C 3. 186/6:989)
  • National Census and Vital Statistics in Europe 1918-1939.  United States Bureau of the Census (C 3.2:C 33/12/918-39)
  • Prisoners, 1923. Crime Conditions in the United States as Reflected in Census Statistics of Imprisoned Offenders.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1926.  (C 3.2:P 93/3)
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1982-83.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1982.  (C 3.134:)
  • Voting and Registration in the Election of November 1996.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1998.  (C 3.186/3-2:996)
  • World Population Profile.  United States Bureau of the Census, 1991.  (C 3. 205/3: WP-91)

Curators: Charmaine Henriques and Voula P. Pantelias Spring 2010 Posted by Sui Zhang