1963 Census of Business


The 1963 Census of Business was issued in seven volumes. The U.S. Government Documents collection in Lehman Library has a complete set. There is another set in off-site storage, which is comprised of a mix of final volumes and preprints. Detailed holdings are described below.

Volumes which contain tables specifically about New York are highlighted.

Retail Trade

  • Volume 1
    Retail Trade. Summary Statistics. 5 pts.
    C 3.202/2:963 - U.S. Government Documents
    HF 3007 .Un31 - Offsite (pt. 1 final volume and preprints for pts. 2-5)
    • Pt. 1: U.S. Summary, Sales Size, Employment Size, Single Units and Multiunits, Legal Form of Organization, Miscellaneous, Alaska and Hawaii.
    • Pt. 2: Merchandise Line Sales:
      New England States & Middle Atlantic States
    • Pt. 3: Merchandise Line Sales:
      East North Central and West North Central States
    • Pt. 4: Merchandise Line Sales:
      South Atlantic and East South Central States
    • Pt. 5: Merchandise Line Sales:
      West South Central, Mountain, and Pacific States
  • Volume 2
    Retail Trade. Area Statistics. 3 pts.
    C 3.202/2:963 - U.S. Government Documents
    HF 3007 .Un31 - Offsite (preprints)
    • Pt. 1: U.S. Summary & Alabama - Illinois
    • Pt. 2: Indiana - New York
    • Pt. 3: North Carolina - Wyoming, Guam, the Virgin Islands
  • Volume 3
    Major Retail Centers Statistics. 2 pts.
    C 3.202/2:963 - U.S. Government Documents
    HF 3007 .Un31 - Offsite (preprints)
    A summary chapter and chapters for each of 116 standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA's).
    • Pt. 1: U.S. Summary, Akron - Lubbock
    • Pt. 2: Macon - Youngstown-Warren

Wholesale Trade

  • Volume 4
    Wholesale Trade. Summary Statistics. 2 pts.
    C 3.202/2:963 - U.S. Government Documents
    HF 3007 .Un31 - Offsite (final volumes)
    • Pt. 1: : U.S. Summary; Sales Size, Employment Size, Single Units & Multiunits; Receivables & Bad-Debt Losses; Sales by Class of Customer; Warehouse and Storage Space; Petroleum Bulk Stations & Terminals; Legal Form of Organization
    • Pt. 2: Commodity Line Sales; Miscellaneous; Public Warehousing
  • Volume 5
    Wholesale Trade. Area Statistics.
    C 3.202/2:963 - U.S. Government Documents
    HF 3007 .Un31 - Offsite (preprints)

Selected Services

  • Volume 6
    Selected Services. Summary Statistics.
    C 3.202/2:963 - U.S. Government Documents
    HF 3007 .Un31 - Offsite (preprints)
    Contains nine chapters: U.S. Summary; Receipts Size; Employment Size; Single Units & Multiunits; Legal Form of Organization; Hotels, Motels & Tourist Courts; Laundries, Cleaning Plants, Related Services; Motion Pictures; Miscellaneous.
  • Volume 7
    Selected Services. Area Statistics. 3 pts.
    C 3.202/2:963 - U.S. Government Documents
    HF 3007 .Un31 - Offsite (preprints)
    • Pt. 1: U.S. Summary & Alabama - Illinois
    • Pt. 2: Indiana - New York
    • Pt. 3: North Carolina - Wyoming, Guam, the Virgin Islands

Related Publications

The Bureau of the Census also issued:

  • 1963 Censuses of Business, Manufactures and Mineral Industries: Manual of Industry and Product Classification.
    HC 106.5 .Un38 - Offsite