The Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD)

The Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD)

 
The Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD) is an online repository of datasets compiled by historians of early North America. MEAD preserves and makes available these datasets in their original format and as comma-separated-value files (.csv). Each body of data is also accompanied by a codebook.  MEAD provides sweet, intoxicating data for your investigations of early North America and the Atlantic World.

MEAD is sponsored by the McNeil Center of Early American Studies and the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

Please click on the titles of the datasets below for full bibliographic information, files in original and .csv format, codebook, and more.

If you would like to submit data, please click the "Submit Research" button to the left for specific instructions related to MEAD.

Please submit your data! Although clean data is nice, better to submit messy data than no data at all. Messy files can be replaced with cleaner ones in the future. Messy data mounted on MEAD is preserved; messy data waiting forever to be cleaned will be lost. OpenRefine is a free, easy tool to use to clean data (tutorial here).

For further info, please contact Billy G. Smith (bgs at montana dot edu) or Andrew M. Schocket (aschock at bgsu dot edu).

The MEAD-iators who brought you this resource:
Mitch Fraas, Digital Research Services, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Nicholas Okrent, Research and Instructional Services, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Andrew M. Schocket, Department of History and American Culture Studies Program, Bowling Green State University
Billy W. Smith, Department of History, Philosophy, and Literary Studies, Montana State University
Sarah Wipperman, Repository Services, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

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Submissions from 2016

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Freight income on the Atlanta and West Point Railroad, July 1857-June 1858, Aaron Marrs

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Freight income on the Central Railroad of Georgia, 1845-1860, Aaron Marrs

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Freight income on the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad, 1851-1858, Aaron Marrs

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Freight income on the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, November 1858-October 1859, Aaron Marrs

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Freight income on the Greenville and Columbia Railroad, June 1854-May 1855, Aaron Marrs

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Freight income on the South Carolina Railroad, 1834-1857, Aaron Marrs

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Freight income on the Southwestern Railroad (Georgia), 1851-1860, Aaron Marrs

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Freight income on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, 1852-1854, 1858-1859, Aaron Marrs

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Passengers on the Greenville and Columbia Railroad, June 1854-May 1855, Aaron Marrs

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Passengers on the South Carolina Railroad, 1834-1857, Aaron Marrs

Submissions from 2015

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Pikeland, Pa., Tax List 1783, Thomas J. Humphrey

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West and East Caln, Pennsylvania 1798 Direct Tax, Thomas J. Humphrey

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Philadelphia Tax List 1756, Gary B. Nash and Billy G. Smith

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INDENTURES & Apprentices MADE BY Philadelphia OVERSEERS OF THE POOR, 1751-1799, Billy G. Smith

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US Corporate Development 1790-1860, Robert E. Wright

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Slaves in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Robert E. Wright

Submissions from 2014

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Officers of Early Republic Philadelphia Corporations, Andrew M. Schocket

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Stockholders in the Bank of Pennsylvania, 1790, Andrew M. Schocket

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Philadelphia Census of Almshouse 1807-1810, Billy G. Smith

Submissions from 2012

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Philadelphia Black People 1790 Census, Billy G. Smith