“Beyond Numbers” — Features & Highlights
The following are extended versions of interviews included in the BackStory episode “Beyond Numbers: A History of the U.S. Census,” broadcast in December of 2010. You can listen to the entire episode here.
Vincent Barabba: The 1980 Census — Brian Balogh interviews former Census Bureau director Vincent Barabba about the Bureau’s attempts to address the problem of the minority undercount.
Al Marquart: The 1940 Census — Brian Balogh interviews Al Marquart, who worked for two weeks as an enumerator in Kingston, NY for the 1940 Census.
Peter Norton: The 1990 Census — Brian Balogh interviews UVa professor Peter Norton about his days as a field operations supervisor for the 1990 Census.