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Press Release
November 21, 2011

National Archives Trust Fund to Sell Copies of 1940 Census

Electronic and microfilm copies available for order and preorder

Washington, DC…On Monday, April 2, 2012, at 9 a.m. EDT, the National Archives and Records Administration will place the entire 1940 Census – more than 18 terabytes of data – online, free of charge, for viewing and download by page or enumeration district. Researchers will be able to search the 1940 Census using the public computers at National Archives facilities nationwide, or personal computers with Internet access. In addition, for customers with large data requirements, the National Archives Trust Fund is selling the 1940 Census data on hard-drives and hard-drive arrays. Microfilm copies of the 1940 Census data will be available for purchase from the Trust Fund, as well.

To order and pre-order copies of the 1940 Census

The National Archives Trust Fund will accept pre-orders for the 1940 Census data on hard-drives and hard-drive arrays. Digital copies will be available for purchase as a whole or by individual state.

Pre-orders for the entire 1940 Census and/or for individual states will be sent via overnight mail on April 2, 2012.

If you would prefer the data on microfilm, orders for 1940 Census microfilm can be placed on April 2, 2012.

To place an order or for more information, see the Trust Fund product page [http://www.myarchivesstore.org/].

For researchers interested in the learning more about the 1940 Census see [www.archives.gov/research/census/1940] or e-mail questions to 1940Census@nara.gov.

About the National Archives Trust Fund

In addition to the 1940 Census, the National Archive Trust Fund eStore offers an abundant and unique inventory of products inspired by archival and historical holdings at the National Archives. More than 500 archival, genealogical, and history related products are available for purchase, including professionally framed parchments, gifts made from actual Government “red tape”, multimedia products based on popular National Archives holdings and exhibitions, and more.

The National Archives Trust Fund supports the programs of the National Archives through a variety of activities. See more information about the Trust Fund [www.archives.gov/publications/general-info-leaflets/29-trust-fund.pdf].

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For press information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at (202) 357-5300.

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