Professor Jocoy’s Work Mapping Historical Census Records for Long Beach Neighborhood Featured in InsideCSULB

Geography professor Dr. Christine Jocoy’s work on a project to map historical US Census records for the East 7th Street neighborhood in Long Beach, which has received grant funding from the Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association, was recently featured in InsideCSULB. The goal of the project is to use recently released individual level US Census data from 1920 and 1930 to develop a social atlas of Long Beach’s East 7th Street neighborhood in the early part of the twentieth century to shed new light on the history of the neighborhood’s economic and demographic development and make historical data and records more accessible to the public. Dr. Jocoy is currently working with a Geography undergraduate student and several graduate students in the CSULB Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci) program on this project who are assisting with some of the data analysis, cartographic design, and GIS work so that they can gain applied research experience.

If you are interested in learning more about the project following the link below to see the full InsideCSULB article.