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The City: New York
Census topic guide
Overview of what information is available at Amherst and how to use it
From the New York Department of City Planning
New York wards, 1800-1910 (rough sketch)
David Rumsey Collection historical maps of Manhattan
Obtaining Enumeration Districts (and wards) for 1880-1940 Census
Use the dropdown to choose your year, the enter street name and cross-street; click on EDs to see specifics and ward info, if necessary, in box
Free version of tool that incorporates historical census data in map interface
Decennial Census Questions and Instructions, 1790-2000
Historical Census Browser
State and county topics in map or table form, 1790-1960
Census of the United States (print), AC Frost Stacks HA201 [year]
Decennial Census Reports, digitized from print
Encyclopedia of New York City (print), AC Frost Reference / F128.3 .E75 1995
Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books
Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.
America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.
America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980)
Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980).
American Periodicals Series (1740-1940)
Digitized reproductions of more than 1,100 18th and 19th century newspapers and periodicals.
Ethnic NewsWatch (1959 to present)
News and analysis from ethnic popular and scholarly publications.
New Yorker archive, 1925-
Old Maps Online
Search or browse for New York across multiple historical collections by date