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Index to Census Digitized Special Collections

This page may be used as a finding guide to documents available on the Census Bureau's Special Collections web page, which includes non-Decennial Census reports, bulletins, special reports, and congressional and administrative documents published from the late 1800s through the mid 1980s, although the majority are from the early to mid 1900s.


Documents are available in PDF format. They can also be downloaded as ZIP files from the Census Bureau .


The collection is not a complete one. Please look at the Decennial Census of Population and Housing collection as well as the Bureau of the Census Catalog of Publications: 1790-1972, the Census Catalog and Guide, and the Catalog of Government Publications to locate other published materials.



Activities of the Census Forests Military
Agriculture Geography Population
Blind and Deaf Housing Prisons and Prisoners
Churches Imports/Exports Puerto Rico
Cities Industry Race/Ethnicity
Construction Insane Railways
Cotton Institutions Religious Bodies
Cuba International/Foreign Telegraphs
Defective, Dependent, Delinquent Juvenile Delinquents Telephones
Divorce Legislation Tobacco
Economy Manufactures Trade
Electrical Marriage Transportation
Employment Metals Vital Statistics
Finance Mining/Mineral Industries Water Transportation



Activities of the Census (See also Legislation)

Agriculture (See also Cotton)

  • A general view of the United States; Comprising, also, a description of each individual state and territory in the Union; to which are added various tabular statements, comprehending aggregates of the population of the United States, at different periods, as well as in the year 1840.
  • Plantation farming in the United States. 1916.
  • Stocks of leaf tobacco and the American production, import, export, and consumption of tobacco and tobacco products.

Blind and Deaf

Census Tracts

Churches (See Religious Bodies)



Construction (See Housing)



Cuba (See International/Foreign)


Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes

Divorce (See Vital Statistics)


Economy (See also Agriculture; Employment; Finance; Industry; Manufactures; Trade)


Employment (See also Population; Manufactures)

Finance (See also Economy)

  • Bulletin 118: Financial statistics of cities having a population of over 30,000: 1912.
  • Bulletin 126: Financial statistics of cities having a population of over 30,000: 1913. Text / Tables
  • Bulletin 132: Abstract of financial statistics of cities having a population of over 30,000. 1915. Text / General Tables


Geography (See also Census Tracts)


Imports/Exports (See Trade)


Industry (See also Manufactures)

Insane (See Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes)


Institutions (See also Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes)

International/Foreign (See also Trade)

Juvenile delinquents (See Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes)



  • Census Act of March 3, 1899 providing for the Twelfth and subsequent Censuses with amendatory acts and legislative provisions of other bills.
  • Estimate of appropriations required by the Census Office for the year beginning June 30, 1900 and ending June 30, 1901.
  • Act of March 6, 1902 providing for the establishment of a permanent Census Office, with amendatory acts and provisions of other acts relating to the Census Office. (Not online)
  • The Census Office and coordination of statistics. Reply of the Director of the Census to the inquiries of the Interdepartmental Statistical Committee. January 8, 1909.
  • Legislation relating to the Bureau of the Census. July 1, 1917.


Marriage (See Vital Statistics)



  • 1947 Census of Manufacturing; Special Reports.
    • MC100-13. Consumption of steel mill shapes and forms by metal fabricating establishments by state, standard metropolitan area, and selected counties: 1947.
    • MC100-14. Consumption of steel mill shapes and forms by metal fabricating establishments by industry within state: 1947.
  • 1954 Census of Manufactures; Special Reports.
    • MC-303. Consumption of copper and copper-base alloy mill shapes and forms.
    • MC-304. Consumption of steel mill shapes and forms.
  • 1958 Census of Manufactures; Supplementary Reports.
    • MC-58(s)-5. Consumption of steel mill shapes and forms: steel copper (brass), aluminum, insulated wire and cable.

Mining / Mineral Industries


  • Estimates of population for the several states and the District of Columbia, for counties, and for cities of over 30,000, made by the Bureau of the Census...in pursuance of and for the purpose mentioned in Section 2 of an act of Congress "to authorize the President to increase temporarily the military establishment of the United States." Approved May 18, 1917.
  • U.S. War production indexes. United States production of selected combat items. U.S. War production. Series 51.1, 51.2, 51.3. 1940-1945.
  • United States exports of domestic and foreign merchandise shipped on vessels reported as outbound war and marine losses (including exports under the lend-lease program). Calendar year 1943. Commodity by country of destination.


Prisons and Prisoners (See Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes)


Puerto Rico

Race/Ethnicity (See also Population)


Religious Bodies



Tobacco (See Agriculture)



Transportation (See also Railways)

Vital Statistics

Water Transportation (See Transportation)

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