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Unemployment Relief Census of 1933


About the 1933 Relief Census

The OHS Research Center staff and volunteers have transcribed Oklahoma records for unemployment relief. These records offer insight into the economic status of Oklahomans during the 1930s. There are more than 100,000 names included in this database. The manuscript archive includes information for several counties. These records are located in the William H. Murray Collection [1982.294]. The records are fairly uniform and consist of typed pages.

Information is available for the following counties:

  1. Beaver County
  2. Blaine County
  3. Bryan County
  4. Caddo County
  5. Canadian County
  6. Cotton County
  7. Craig County
  8. Creek County
  9. Logan County
  10. McCurtain County
  11. McIntosh County
  12. Muskogee County
  13. Noble County
  14. Nowata County
  1. Okfuskee County
  2. Oklahoma County
  3. Okmulgee County
  4. Ottawa County
  5. Pawnee County
  6. Payne County
  7. Pottawatomie County
  8. Sequoyah County
  9. Texas County
  10. Tillman County
  11. Tulsa County
  12. Wagoner County
  13. Woodward County

Information Included in the Census

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The records typically include the following information:

  • Name
  • Race
  • Age
  • Address/nearest post office
  • Marital status
  • Number of dependents
  • Occupation
  • Whether or not they needed relief

Records for Logan County may also include the person's physical condition, property owned, income, and their spouse's health status.