In our second post featuring the Iowa Township Project, we focus on how our data were collected and managed. For context about Grinnell and the project in general, check out our first post, “Land, Census, and the Digital Humanities: The Iowa Township Project.” If you are wondering what historical claims we can support with this wealth of data, stay tuned for our third and final post featuring Katie Orsund’s research on women’s work in rural Iowa.
Iowa Township Project
After almost a decade of transcribing and analyzing censuses, we are excited to publicly reveal the Iowa Township Project. Applying powerful software to overlooked local history, we explore the facets of census data before arriving at a conclusion about the lives of women in Grinnell from 1870-1930.