Preparation for America's Decennial Census. Training of census takers and conduct of the census.
United States USA Date:1970 Duration:2 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
Opening scene shows supplementary census workers (enumerators) in a training class. They ask questions that are answered by the instructor. Cartographers preparing detailed standard accurate maps of urbanized areas. Mapmakers at work,kneeling over huge sheets of paper. Postal worker assisting by providing address information to the Census Bureau. Mailmen delivering mail. A woman census enumerator carrying a briefcase, with "census" written on it, visits homes. Enumerators visiting remote homes, by car, donkey,and dogsled. A late 1960's or 1970 ambulance approaching the camera position at high speed. A prison compound are shown as narrator discusses census including hospitalized and imprisoned persons. Views of a young child walking on a Native American Indian Reservation; migrant labor camp; a U.S. Air Force Base, and a merchant ship, whom the census must reach. Views of hotel and motel neon signs indicating where census enumerators must also visit. Temporary housing places, such as mobile home parks and shelters for homeless are shown.
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