SESSION 701 - New Perspectives for the 1940 Census

Aug 27, 2011
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Event Location: Grand E/F


Rita Cacas (Chair)
Archives Specialist
National Archives at College Park

Constance Potter
National Archives in Washington DC

Vernon Burton
Clemson University
Why Counting Counts in the 1940 Census and our History

Kenton McHenry
Research Scientist
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


The 1940 Census will be released by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) on April 2, 2012. The panelists provide unique perspectives on the Census, including conducting the census after the Great Depression, uses of Census data by researchers/genealogists, and an introduction to advanced technologies that add value to the usefulness of the scanned images for historical, social, scientific and other research relating to socio-economic data sets.


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