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Primary Sources - Workshop in American History Workshop 6 - The Census: Who We Think We Arehomesitemap
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Workshop 6
Before You Watch


Before viewing "The Census," read and view the following materials. They represent a selection made by the professor based on the readings available to the onscreen teachers. For additional primary source readings, go to Resources.
Documents | A Biography of America Videos

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image of a generic historical documentOffice of Management and Budget Directive No. 15

This OMB document standardizes the collection of racial and ethnic information among federal agencies as required by Congress.


image of a generic historical documentAmerican Anthropological Association Response to Office of Management and Budget Directive 15

The professional organization of anthropologists responds to OMB Directive 15 and makes recommendations for changes to the 2010 Census.


image of a generic historical documentAmerican Anthropological Association Statement on "Race"

The AAA Executive Board gives an official statement of its position on "race."


image of a generic historical documentCensus Form from 1830


image of a generic historical documentCensus Form from 1890: Original Document | Printer-Friendly Version


image of a generic historical documentCensus Form from 1970: Original Document | Printer-Friendly Version


image of a generic historical documentCensus Form from 1990: Original Document | Printer-Friendly Version


image of a generic historical documentOffice of Management and Budget Bulletin 00-02

This bulletin establishes guidance for agencies that collect or use aggregate data on race.


image of a generic historical documentCensus 2000: "Race, Hispanic Origin, and Ancestry"

This document is an explanatory piece that accompanied the 2000 Census form.


image of a generic historical documentGeneral Population and Housing Characteristics: 1990 -- Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, OH

This report provides statistical data gathered by the census about the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, Ohio, communities.



  A Biography of America: Video Series (optional)

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image of starProgram 19: A Vital Progressivism (26:46)

The spirit of Progressivism is seen in the daily struggle of ordinary people. The struggles of Native Americans, Asian Americans, and African Americans are placed in the context of the traditional white Progressive movement.
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