Law and Finance in Illinois, 1868-1874 (ICPSR 9680)

Published: Feb 24, 2010

Principal Investigator(s):
Eric Monkkonen

Version V2

The first file in this data collection provides information on the delegates to the Illinois Constitutional Convention of 1870. Data include delegate's name, age, party affiliation, county and legislative district, and voting decision on several issues. The second file pertains to the local context of the vote for the Illinois Constitution of 1870, which involved a separate vote on the article forbidding lending by local government to railroads. Variables in the second data file include county, town, city, and total debts, town, city, and total population, assessed value on improvement of city and town lots, land, and railroads, number of towns and cities in each county, and number of corporations in each county.

Monkkonen, Eric. Law and Finance in Illinois, 1868-1874. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-02-24.

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1868 -- 1874

1988 -- 1990

(1) The Illinois Handbook of Information for the Year 1870 (Springfield, IL, 1870), and (2) Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Illinois (Springfield, IL, 1870).

administrative records data



2010-02-24 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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

1992-05-12 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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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