The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) project is comprised of the early twentieth-century Sanborn fire insurance maps, Sholes' Directory of the Bethlehems, 1900-1901, 1900-1902 Bethlehem Steel employee lists, a contemporary database of streets, and selected information from the 1900 Census report. The result is a geospatial presentation of turn of the century Bethlehem population and a context for more specialized visualization of workers in the steel industry.
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Read Documentation on database creation and quality control.
Partially funded by a federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, this project is made possible by the efforts of the following individuals and institutions:
|Library and Technology Services||Advisors||Partner Institutions|
|Lauren Coats||Anne K. Knowles||Bethlehem Area Public Library|
|Steve Firtko||Roger Simon||Hagley Museum and Archives|
|Julia Maserjian||John K. Smith||Historic Bethlehem Partnership|
|Tim McGeary||National Canal Museum|