Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AD-001-001-1-1-United States-Colorado-1943

Subject Area: Legislative District

Bibliographic Citation: Congressional district dataset, 1943-1998 [United States].  [machine-readable data file] / Scott Adler  [principal investigator(s)] / University of Colorado at Boulder  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 11/17/2004

Number of Files Received: 32

Comments: Data files are organized by Congresses. There are 28 comma delimited data files for this study. These files are downloaded from Dr. Scott Adler's website. Users of this study are advised to cite the data source as followed,

Adler, E. Scott. "Congressional District Data File, [congressional term]. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

For DPLS staff: Dr. Adler requests that users of this dataset register with him so he can inform them about changes and corrections made to this dataset.

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 11/17/2004

Documentation: Codebook file and a variable list are in PDF format. Study summary and an errata sheet are in HTML format.

Abstract: The dataset includes a wide range of economic, social and geographic information for every U.S. congressional district, from 1943-1998. The variables range from such basic information as size of each district (in square miles), the population, and the number unemployed (at the time of each census) to much more specialized information like the number of beds in Veterans' Administration/Dept. of Veterans' Affairs hospitals in the district or whether the district is coastal (see codebook for variable descriptions). Most of the data are specific to each congressional district, but occasionally state-wide data are used when the district-level information was unavailable.

Media/File Reports:

7115 (CD-ROM)
7271 (CD-ROM)
7398 (CD-Rom)
7399 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)