CENSUS RESCUE PROJECT

 

Between 1973 and 1996 Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) amassed an enormous collection (about 100 gigabytes of data) of numeric social science statistical data used for government planning purposes by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Energy and Army Corps of Engineers.  The collection includes several invaluable historical electronic files (such as 1960 Census summary information and 1970 Census tract digitized boundary files) found nowhere else in the country.  Data of this type has been widely used on the UCB campuses for research in Demography, Political Science, City and Regional Planning, Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Epidemiology.  The California Digital Library and UC DATA have been working to rescue and preserve this data and make it available to researchers at the University of California and elsewhere through the Counting California web site.

 

Data Files (under construction)

1960 Census

Population (abstract, metadata, data, CountingCalifornia)

 

1970 Census

Second Count Population (abstract, metadata, data, CountingCalifornia)

Fourth Count Population (abstract, metadata, data, CountingCalifornia)

Fifth Count Population and Housing Special Tabulation (abstract, metadata, data, CountingCalifornia)

 

1980 Census

Summary Tape File 3 (abstract, metadata, data, CountingCalifornia)

Equal Employment Opportunity File (EEO) (abstract, metadata, data, CountingCalifornia)

 

County and City Data Books

County and City Data Book Consolidated File: County Data, 1944-1977 (abstract, metadata, data, CountingCalifornia)

County and City Data Book, 1983 County Data [CCDB83a] (abstract, metadata, data, CountingCalifornia)

County and City Data Book, 1983 City Data [CCDB83b] (abstract, metadata, data, CountingCalifornia)

 

Project Status in 2004

 

Initial Project Work Plan

 

People

 

Comments/corrections to: gey at berkeley.edu

 

Last revision: 01/24/2006

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