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Twelve presidential libraries spanning the Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton administrations have teamed up to create the Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century, a multimedia online archive.

The project currently contains 940 primary and secondary documents, some of which were previously available only to scholars. Contributing archivists estimate that continual updates will eventually bring the website’s total number of records into the millions.

What you will find: documents, diaries, maps, photo galleries, audio recordings, video clips, and classroom projects for teachers. You can search each administration individually, and the site provides a separate section for educators to download material (including audio and video files) for use in educational activities.

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One frequent question we get is “Where can I find statistics on crime, employment, education…?”  One common resource for statistics on almost any subject is the  United States Census.

April 1st (no foolin’) 2010 is Census Day, and forms will be mailed out beginning March 15. The U.S. Constitution requires that a census be taken every 10 years. It’s important for everyone to complete the forms so that accurate information can be gathered: the data collected will affect everything from Congressional representation, to federal aid to transportation and schools. The government has designed a special website to answer all your questions about this year’s census at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/ .

Need statistics? Try our Subject Guides on either Statistics or Government where you can find federal, state and international statistics of all kinds, as well as statistics in many specialized fields such as criminal justice, education, health and medicine.

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All Things Census

All Things Census: 2010 U.S. Census methods, findings and research is a gathering place for postings about census methodology, findings and resources. It is part of the Pew Social & Demograhpic Trends project.

After the actual count gets underway (beginning this March with Census forms being delivered), All Things Census will explore how things are going. When the data come out later this year the site will post reports on what the numbers say and mean.

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