Just wanted to check whether IPUMS has digitized mortality data from the US Vital Statistics reports from the 1940s-1960s (see, for example, the PDFs hosted by the CDC or NBER.) I’m specifically interested in the county-level mortality tables and deaths from infective diseases.
IPUMS does not include digitized microdata from Vital Statistics in our collections. However, we do have summary natality & mortality data available through IPUMS NHGIS. If you filter the available tables by “Datasets” and select the “1939-1959 Vital Statistics” dataset, you can view all summary tables available from these data.