This year the 23rd US Federal Census is being conducted. Since 1790 this enumeration of individuals has been taken every decade. What categories of peoples have been counted? What other censuses exist? What else is counted?
Stop by Special Collections each day this week for a changing display of census materials from Haverford’s Rare Book Collection.
Also, learn how to search for ancestors or famous people in past census records during on-demand mini-tutorials in Special Collections!
- Monday, May 3, 2010 – Census of Quirinus – The Holy Bible, 1611
- Tuesday, May 4, 2010 – The First US Federal Census – Return of the whole number of persons within the several districts of the United State 
- Wednesday, May 5, 2010 – Copernicus’ Census – De revolutionibus orbium caelestium
- Thursday, May 6, 2010 – The Philadelphia African-American Census, 1838 - The present state and condition of the Free People of Color of the City of Philadelphia, 1838
- Friday, May 7, 2010 – Shakespeare’s Census of Quartos – Merchant of Venice, Henry the Fifth, King Lear, Titus Andronicus, Richard II