Comparing & Contextualizing Oberlin’s 1940 Census


August 23, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm |

Short Description: A Free Zoom Presentation about OHC’s exciting progress on HistoryForge, a database that plots census information onto interactive map layers.

Extended Description: Join Ohio History Service Corps member Erin Robichaud as she shares OHC’s exciting progress on HistoryForge, a database that plots census information onto interactive map layers. Come ready to compare employment, divorce, and home ownership statistics from the 1910 & 1940 censuses. Erin will also discuss the cultural context and controversies surrounding the 1940 census – such as how the Great Depression influenced census questions and impacted Oberlin residents – and depict the enumerators who originally collected census data by hand. This 45-minute Zoom program is open and free to the public, but registration is required. To register, please visit https://bit.ly/3a3YPhc.

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Post Type: Presentation

Contact: director@oberlinheritage.org | 4407741700 | https://www.oberlinheritagecenter.org/

Sponsored by: Oberlin Heritage Center

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