Just 9 days until the release of the 1940 Census!
This Sunday at 2 pm, Ken Burns gives us a sneak peek of his upcoming PBS film, “The Dust Bowl,” about one of the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. Writer and senior producer Dayton Duncan and senior producer Julie Dunfey will join Burns for a post-screening discussion. (Details here) 
Many people who were counted in the 1940 Census were affected by the disaster of the Dust Bowl. This photograph is from the Farm Security Administration and the original caption reads: “Farmers whose topsoil blew away joined the sod caravans of “Okies” on Route 66 to California, ca. 1935.”

Just 9 days until the release of the 1940 Census!

This Sunday at 2 pm, Ken Burns gives us a sneak peek of his upcoming PBS film, “The Dust Bowl,” about one of the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. Writer and senior producer Dayton Duncan and senior producer Julie Dunfey will join Burns for a post-screening discussion. (Details here)

Many people who were counted in the 1940 Census were affected by the disaster of the Dust Bowl. This photograph is from the Farm Security Administration and the original caption reads: “Farmers whose topsoil blew away joined the sod caravans of “Okies” on Route 66 to California, ca. 1935.”

Just 20 days until the release of the 1940 Census!
Farmers had to answer 232 questions as part of the Farm Schedule in the 1940 Census. The census taker is holding the large, portfolio-sized book that all 120,000 enumerations carried.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 1940 there were 5.1 million farmers (owners and tenants) and farm managers. In the 2010 census, there were only 613,000.

Just 20 days until the release of the 1940 Census!

Farmers had to answer 232 questions as part of the Farm Schedule in the 1940 Census. The census taker is holding the large, portfolio-sized book that all 120,000 enumerations carried.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 1940 there were 5.1 million
farmers (owners and tenants) and farm managers. In the 2010 census, there were only 613,000.

Get it while it’s hot! You only have until January 3, 2012, to see "What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam" before it closes. This photograph of a be-napkined pig comes from the USDA’s attempts to interest farmers in hog nutrition. Stop by the National Archives in Washington, DC, and check out this fascinating exhibit for free!

Get it while it’s hot! You only have until January 3, 2012, to see "What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam" before it closes. This photograph of a be-napkined pig comes from the USDA’s attempts to interest farmers in hog nutrition. Stop by the National Archives in Washington, DC, and check out this fascinating exhibit for free!