1978 Census of Agriculture


The 1978 Census of Agriculture was issued in five volumes. The U.S. Government Documents collection in Lehman Library has an incomplete set. Detailed holdings are described below.

Volumes which contain tables specifically about New York are highlighted.

  • Volume 1
    State and County Data. 56 pt.
    C 3.31/4: 978/v.1/pt.1-56 - U.S. Government Documents
    Consists of one part for each state, the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Contains state and county data. Includes a map of each state, showing counties. Includes pattern maps of each state, showing various categories by county.
    • Pt. 32: New York
  • Volume 2
    Statistics by Subject.
    9 pts.
    No holdings
    Individual chapters contain total data for the U.S., geographic regions and divisions, and states.
    • Pt. 1: General Information: Procedures for Collection, Processing, and Classification
    • Pt. 2: Farms: Number, Acreage, Value of Land and Buildings, Land Use, Size of Farm
    • Pt. 3: Tenure, Type of Organization, Operator Characteristics, Principal Occupation
    • Pt. 4: Farm Expenditures, Labor, Equipment and Facilities, Chemicals
    • Pt. 5: Livestock, Poultry, Livestock and Poultry Products, Fish, Animal Specialities
    • Pt. 6: Crops, Nursery and Greenhouse Products
    • Pt. 7: Value of Products, Value of Sales Group, Other Income
    • Pt. 8: Standard Industrial Classification of Farms
    • Pt. 9: Irrigation on Farms
  • Volume 3
    Agricultural Services.

    C 3.31/12: 978/v.3 - U.S. Government Documents
    Data by county for each state covering establishments whose primary activities are providing agricultural services.
  • Volume 4
    Irrigation of Agricultural Lands

    C 3.31/12: 978/v.4 - U.S. Government Documents
    Includes maps of precipitation and irrigation, and a large color map, Water Resources and Subregions, in pocket in back cover.
  • Volume 5
    Special Reports.
    9 pts.
    C 3.31/5: 978/v.5/pt.1,3-9 - U.S. Government Documents
    • Pt. 1: Graphic Summary
      Almost entirely maps, many in color.
    • Pt. 2: Ranking Counties and States (missing)
    • Pt. 3: Coverage Evaluation
    • Pt. 4: Procedural History
    • Pt. 5: Drainage of Agricultural Lands
    • Pt. 6: Farm Finance Survey
    • Pt. 7: Census of Horticultural Specialties
    • Pt. 8: Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey
    • Pt. 9: Farm Energy Survey