The Data

This database contains records for early race films (produced from 1909 to 1930), along with associated people and production companies. We encourage you to work with and reuse this data. For instructions on how to work with this database, see our collection of tutorials. To read more about how we constructed this database, and how we decided which data to include and how, please see our Definition page.

This relational database (hosted by Airtable) contains a “snapshot” of the data as it appeared at the completion of our project in June 2016. Here’s how to download, modify, and cite this data. Here’s how to use this data to build your own graphs, maps, and other visualizations.



Below is a data dictionary in order to help navigate through any controlled vocabulary used in our data, organized by each respective tab in our database.