Populating a Building in 1920s Harlem: 116 West 144th Street

Aggregated census data have been important in establishing the character of Harlem as a black neighbourhood.  Census schedules individualize that data, and perhaps more importantly for Digital Harlem, locate individuals at an address, in a specific place. So while I use census schedules to identify and trace individuals, I just as often use them to… Continue reading Populating a Building in 1920s Harlem: 116 West 144th Street

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The 1940 Census as Digital Data

On April 10, 2012, I will be a participant in a roundtable discussion on the 1940 Census at the Digital Innovation Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  The other panelists are Constance Potter from the National Archives and Records Administration and Kenton McHenry, a Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing… Continue reading The 1940 Census as Digital Data