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H. Laughlin document to Hon. L. Douglas, "A needed amendment to Census Bill: 1929"
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The Harry H. Laughlin Papers, Truman State University, document, C-4-6

H. Laughlin document to Hon. L. Douglas, &quote;A needed amendment to Census Bill: 1929&quote;

-2- the whole people. The census should also maintain a record of racial descent of the people in terms of fractions derived from each particular European race. A permanent census registry to which demographic data are continually added, would, if properly maintained as a card system, be always available for further analysis. These several valuable results could be readily obtained with an additional cost and labor many times within the value of the service. Proposed Amendment to the Bill Providing for the Fifteenth and Each Subsequent Census. Note: If the following amendments were added to the present otherwise excellent bill, and the amended form enacted, the census would be made to serve the highest permanent interests of the American people. Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Director of the Census, in the fifteenth and in each subsequent decennial census, to enumerate all of the people of the United States and outlying territories, both native and foreign born, and to record for each such person, as completely and as accurately as possible, the following data: 1. Place of abode. 2. Name. 3. Sex. 4. Age. 5. Relation to head of family. 6. Where born. 7. Color of race (White; Negro; Colored; i.e., any portion of Negro blood; American Indian; Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Hindu; other race).

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