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About the 1933 Relief Census


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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 OHS Research Division's manuscript archives include 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.

  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 Count
  15. Okfuskee County
  16. Oklahoma County
  17. Okmulgee County
  18. Ottawa County
  19. Pawnee County
  20. Payne County
  21. Pottawatomie County
  22. Sequoyah County
  23. Texas County
  24. Tillman Count
  25. Tulsa County
  26. Wagoner County
  27. Woodward County

Information Included in the Census

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.

OHS staff and volunteers have transcribed each page to be best of our abilities. As with any historical record, inconsistencies, misspellings, and discrepancies may exist.