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Unemployed Relief Census of 1933

About the Unemployed Relief Census of 1933

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

  • Beaver County
  • Blaine County
  • Bryan County
  • Caddo County
  • Canadian County
  • Cotton County
  • Craig County
  • Creek County
  • Logan County
  • McCurtain County
  • McIntosh County
  • Muskogee County
  • Noble County
  • Nowata County
  • Okfuskee County
  • Oklahoma County
  • Okmulgee County
  • Ottawa County
  • Pawnee County
  • Payne County
  • Pottawatomie County
  • Sequoyah County
  • Texas County
  • Tillman County
  • Tulsa County
  • Wagoner County
  • 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.