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The Location and Impact of the Work of the Wisconsin Humanities Council

September 12, 2013 | By Dena Wortzel, Executive Director, Wisconsin Humanities Council

The Wisconsin Humanities Council devoted considerable staff time to in-depth analysis of where its service has been located. We took a year to collate a decade of data from multiple sources about every WHC funded-program down to the event level, and to work with the University of Wisconsin Applied Population Lab to produce maps and tables that represent every WHC-funded event for the years 2000-2009. We were able to append data from the US Census, so we can examine such things as the sizes of communities served and income data.