This message was sent to Students, Faculty, and Staff on April 02, 2012 by Rebecca Ohm, Williams College Libraries.
1940 Census records released online
Confidentiality laws require that individual decennial Census
records be kept sealed for 72 years. Today, instead of issuing
this historic treasure trove of data on microfilm, the Bureau of
the Census is releasing the complete digital records of the 1940
Census on its website. http://www.census.gov/1940census/
from Rebecca Ohm, Williams College Libraries