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What does the Census Bureau's History Staff do?

The Census Bureau's History Staff is responsible for the agency's institutional memory. To preserve this "memory," staff publish histories of the censuses and surveys and archive important documents about the agency's operations and administration. The staff also is responsible for conducting oral histories of notable Census Bureau alumni, the History Website you are currently viewing, and responding to inquiries about genealogy, legislation.

If you have a question about the Census Bureau or its programs, telephone the History Staff at 301-763-1167 or send us an e-mail.

NPC blood drive
You may feel faint after learning how much the Census Bureau's History Staff can help you!
Luckily, the National Processing Center employee donating blood in this 1950's photo recovered
after learning the agency's History Staff could answer her history-related questions.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: May 02, 2013