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Law and Finance in Illinois, 1868-1874

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • Monkkonen, Eric
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
cities; constitutions; corporations; counties; delegates; demographic characteristics; demographic statistics; historical data; local government; nineteenth century; party membership; population; railroads; towns; voting behavior; voting districts
  • Abstract

    The first file in this data collection provides information on the delegates to the Illinois Constitutional Convention of 1870. Data include delegate's name, age, party affiliation, county and legislative district, and voting decision on several issues. The second file pertains to the local context of the vote for the Illinois Constitution of 1870, which involved a separate vote on the article forbidding lending by local government to railroads. Variables in the second data file include county, town, city, and total debts, town, city, and total population, assessed value on improvement of city and town lots, land, and railroads, number of towns and cities in each county, and number of corporations in each county.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Delegate Data
    • DS2: Contextual (County) Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1868 / 1874
    Time period: 1868--1874
  • 1988 / 1990
    Collection date: 1988--1990
Geographic Coverage
  • Illinois
2010-02-24 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SES-87-10230).
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9680 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09680.v1
  • Monkkonen, Eric. The Local State: Public Money and American Cities. Stanfor, CA: Stanford University Press. 1995.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Monkkonen, Eric (1992): Law and Finance in Illinois, 1868-1874. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.