Origin of the U.S. Census and its development and refinement over time.
United States USA Date:1970 Duration:3 min 27 sec Sound:Yes
Cartoons accompanying narration about the origins of the United States census and establishment of the permanent Census office in 1902. The cartoons also illustrate the manner in which the census was taken over its history. A cartoon illustration of census worker, Henry Hollerith, developer of the punch card method of data recording and manipulation. (The 88 column punch cards shown in use in 1950, bear his name.) Equipment illustrated include: punch card sorting machinery; and early digital computer. Images of 1970 era computer tape machines and related electronic computer keyboards. A worker mounting a tape on a machine.
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