Transferring data from the 1940 census questionnaire to punch cards for tabulation. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/
The Census Bureau’s cartographers compared aerial photographs to 1950 Census maps to improve accuracy. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/
Ivan Petroff single-handedly conducted the 1880 census in Alaska over a 2-year period counting 33,426. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/
U.S. Census Bureau director Kenneth Prewitt participated in the enumeration of residents in remote areas of Alaska beginning January 20, 2000. Enumerators collect data in Alaska before snow and ice melts making many remote villages difficult to reach. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/
Census Bureau geographers check the accuracy of census maps using aerial photos & magnifying glasses in the 1960s.Learn more: http://www.census.gov/history/www/programs/geography/
Testing electrical components in the 1950s as the Census Bureau was transitioning from mechanical tabulation using punch cards to computers using magnetic computer tapes. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/
U.S. Census Bureau director George Hay Brown (right) and Secretary of Commerce Maurice H. Stans (left) present the 1970 Census population count of 204,765,777 to President Richard Nixon Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/
A Census Bureau employee operates one the agency’s #UNIVAC 1100 series computers. We purchased five 1105s between 1958 and 1962 to process data from the economic censuses and 1960 Census of Population and Housing. We replaced the1105s with #UNIVAC 1107, 1108, 1106, and IBM 1401 computers for the 1970 Census.