Here is a list of additional resources you may want to explore:
The United States Census Bureau
The agency has a comprehensive guide that compiles their history and facts from each census. They provide additional information on how the census have been used in different areas of society as well.
Source: The United States Census Bureau, (n.d) History, https://www.census.gov/history/
Additionally, they have an infograph that records major events that happened during the year a census took place.
Source: The United States Census Bureau, (n.d) A Timeline of Census History, https://www.census.gov/history/img/timeline_census_history.bmp
What’s Your Story? Conducting Interviews for Genealogical Research - This guide offers tips on how to ask the appropriate questions when doing research.
Source: Margino, M. (2015) What’s Your Story? Conducting Interviews for Genealogical Research. [blog post] Retrieved from https://www.nypl.org/blog/2015/01/07/conducting-interviews-genealogical-research
Source: Nigro, C. (2011) Everyone Counts: Using the Census in Genealogy Research. Retrieved from https://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/12/08/everyone-counts-using-census-genealogy-research
Local Libraries and Archives
New York Public Library, Milstein Division of U.S., Local History and Genealogy - https://www.nypl.org/locations/divisions/milstein
Brooklyn Historical Society - https://www.brooklynhistory.org/research-collections/
Municipal Archives - https://www1.nyc.gov/site/records/about/municipal-archives.page