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US Census Bureau Punch Cards for 1934 Census of Prisoners

US Census Bureau Punch Cards for 1934 Census of Prisoners

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Description
These tan 24-column punch cards have fields for Inst., State, Sheet no., Line no., Ad., Offense, Def. or Min., Maximum, Prev. Com., Sex, Mar. cond., Age, and Race and C of B. These fields are quite possibly institution, state, sheet number, line number, offense, minimum sentence, maximum sentence, previous commitments, sex, marital condition, age, and race and country of birth. Each card is marked: PA. Each card also is marked on the right edge: PRISONERS: 1934 (/) CENSUS BUREAU.
Between 1926 and 1946, the United States Bureau of the Census collected and compiled yearly statistics on prisoners at state and federal prisons in the United States. This data analysis would be continued by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. These cards were part of that effort.
Reference:
Margaret Cahalan and Lee Parsons, Historical Corrections Statistice in the U.S. 1850-1984, Rockville, Md.: Westat, Inc., 1986, pp. 4-6.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
punch cards, group of
date made
1934
maker
U. S. Census Bureau
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.5 cm x 17 cm x 8.4 cm; 3/16 in x 6 11/16 in x 3 5/16 in
ID Number
1995.3080.02
nonaccession number
1995.3080
catalog number
1995.3080.02
Credit Line
Gift of Milton Schwartzbart
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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