Great Depression Census Release Marks Important Moment in Open Government

From Newswise:

Peter Hirtle, an archivist and senior policy advisor in the Cornell University Library, highlights the exciting new business model behind the upcoming public release of the 1940 Census, which will provide one of the most intimate glimpses into American lives during the Great Depression.

He says: “The 1940 Decennial Census is an incredibly rich resource for family historians and biographers. When it is released to the public on April 2, about 72 years after it was taken, it will provide a snapshot of the lives of almost all Americans.