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Indiana Voter: Nineteenth Century Rural Bases of Partisanship, 1870 (ICPSR 30)

Principal Investigator(s): Hammarberg, Melvyn A.


This data collection contains information on adult males living in nine counties of Indiana in 1870. The variables provide individual-level demographic information, such as county and township of residence, age, race, place of birth, parents' place of birth, status within the family, occupation, religious affiliation, and literacy level. Other variables provide information on the individual's and the family's real and total wealth, respectively, political party affiliation of the individual, disability condition, number of years the individual lived in Indiana, and percentage of life spent in Indiana.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  1870 Census of Population Data - Download All Files (1.479 MB)
ASCII + SAS Setup    SPSS Setup   
DS2:  People's Guide Data - Download All Files (1.364 MB)
ASCII + SAS Setup    SPSS Setup   

Study Description


Hammarberg, Melvyn A. INDIANA VOTER: NINETEENTH CENTURY RURAL BASES OF PARTISANSHIP, 1870. ICPSR00030-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00030.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00030.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, counties, demographic characteristics, foreign born, males, nineteenth century, occupations, personal wealth, place of birth, place of residence, political affiliation, political parties, political partisanship, religious affiliation, rural areas, voters

Geographic Coverage:    Indiana, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1870

Universe:    Adult males living in nine central counties in Indiana in 1870.

Data Type(s):    census data, and administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

The data maps are provided as ASCII text files, and the codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

(1) United States Census of 1870, and (2) 1874 PEOPLE'S GUIDE

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-20

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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