The U.S. Bureau of the Census processing data for the 1970 decennial census.
United States USA Date:1970 Duration:3 min 42 sec Sound:Yes
Posters in Japanese and Spanish, illustrating efforts by U.S. Bureau of the Census, to reach all Americans. Such a non-English sign in a barbershop window. Census enumerators conversing in a District Field Office. A woman checking responses against a master list of residents. Staff members discuss individual cases. Newspaper headlines reporting preliminary census results for their respective localities. Census staff making corrections after preliminary results are disclosed. A forklift moving a stack of census documents at the central processing office in Jeffersonville, Indiana. View inside warehouse at Jeffersonville, containing 75 carloads of census questionnaires stacked in bins. Staff in the Central Processing office using special machinery to microfilm the paper forms. View of census workers microfilming in near darkness. Woman at Census Headquarters, with machine called "Fosdic" standing for Film Optical Sensing Device for Imput to Computer. The microfilm is seen being fed into a reader that converts citizens marks on questionnaires into computer-storable (digital) form. View of microfiche census record containing citizens marks. Mailman delivering letters of inquiry to the Census Bureau. census worker looking up information in response to inquiry.
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