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Arthur W. Stelfox - Vol. 2, daily lists

Looking to learn more about insects after working on transcriptions for the Bumblebee Project? Get a new perspective on biology research from this fascinating Arthur Wilson Stelfox field book documenting his work collecting insects (primarily hymenoptera, which include species like wasps, bees, and ants.) This work took the Irish-native and Assistant Naturalist at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, across his home country. His notes, from March 1929 through April 1931, includes specimen data and environmental observations, as well as Stelfox's own thoughts about future collecting. Help us make this fascinating field book accessible to the public!

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58 Total Pages 29 Contributing Members

Bailey - Field notes, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, 1907

In the 400 miles between Santa Rosa, Arizona and Escondido, California, you would expect to find a variety of plant and animal life--but how would you even begin to keep track of it all? Take a cue from naturalist Vernon Bailey's field book, where he kept track of specimen lists on this same journey in 1907. Bailey was chief naturalist with the Bureau of Biological Survey, and collected specimens and recorded observations from locations across the country. Join other digital volunteers in transcribing Bailey's field work to make it accessible for present-day researchers.

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160 Total Pages 69 Contributing Members

Boethius' De institutione arithmetica

Smithsonian Libraries' 15th century edition of Boethius' De institutione arithmetica is a beautiful copy in Latin complete with diagrams, tables, illustrated lettering, and rubrication. Boethius was a 6th century Roman philosopher who wrote one of the most important texts of the time Consolation of Philosophy. Check this list of resources for help with transcribing the abbreviations and punctuation - and e-mail us to update the list of frequently used abbreviations.

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103 Total Pages 66 Contributing Members

Book no. 2, H.A. Allard, field collection specimen no. 1711-3420

This second volume of H. A. Allard's field book list of collected specimens includes numbers 1711-3420 collected in the course of his work in Virginia, and West Virginia from 1936-1937. His dated specimen entries include locality, scientific name, and notes regarding growing conditions. Many of the specimens were collected in the Bull Run Mountains, an area in Virginia's northern piedmont which is home to several forest and woodland community types, some of them rare botanical communities. Help us to transcribe Allard's specimen collecting notes and make them more accessible to researchers and scholars.

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27 Total Pages 14 Contributing Members

Britton Diary, 1920 Jan-March

Help us make James Britton's handwritten diaries more accessible to readers and researchers. James Britton (1878-1936) was a portrait painter, art critic, and editor. His papers include 49 diaries dating from 1918-1935, plus notebooks of diary excerpts, that chronicle Britton's daily activities and include lists, illustrations, and drafts of correspondence.

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16 Total Pages 7 Contributing Members

Britton Diary, 1920 XXXII B

Help us make James Britton's handwritten diaries more accessible to readers and researchers. James Britton (1878-1936) was a portrait painter, art critic, and editor. His papers include 49 diaries dating from 1918-1935, plus notebooks of diary excerpts, that chronicle Britton's daily activities and include lists, illustrations, and drafts of correspondence.

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159 Total Pages 14 Contributing Members

Certified Proofs of Pennsylvania (Box 24)

In Athens and other boroughs in Pennsylvania, a proofing process allowed national banks to issue currency certified by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing through proofs. The practice continued from the 19th and into the 20th centuries, allowing the BEP to ensure accuracy in intaglio printing plates before they were printed. Learn how to transcribe this project here. Have questions? Use the Feedback button or e-mail transcribe@si.edu. Together, we'll create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.

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115 Total Pages 7 Contributing Members

Certified Proofs of Pennsylvania (Box 25)

In Meshoppen and other boroughs in Pennsylvania, a proofing process allowed national banks to issue currency certified by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing through proofs. The practice continued from the 19th and into the 20th centuries, allowing the BEP to ensure accuracy in intaglio printing plates before they were printed. Learn how to transcribe this project here. Have questions? Use the Feedback button or e-mail transcribe@si.edu. Together, we'll create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.

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135 Total Pages 12 Contributing Members

Certified Proofs of Pennsylvania (Box 26)

In Glassport and other boroughs in Pennsylvania, a proofing process allowed national banks to issue currency certified by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing through proofs. The practice continued from the 19th and into the 20th centuries, allowing the BEP to ensure accuracy in intaglio printing plates before they were printed. Learn how to transcribe this project here. Have questions? Use the Feedback button or e-mail transcribe@si.edu. Together, we'll create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.

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54 Total Pages 28 Contributing Members

Cleofe Calderon- Brazil, 1976, Vol. 2

Argentina-born botanist Cleofe Calderon conducted field work across Central and South America, but Brazil became the real heart and soul of her research. Why? Brazil was where, in 1976, she re-discovered a species of bamboo called Anomochloa that hadn't been seen in over 90 years. In her lifetime, Calderon would name 18 new species of grasses (and a genus would be named after her!), and her work is still being used to help researchers understand grass evolution. Help us continue to make Calderon's work accessible to present-day scientists by transcribing her field notebook from Brazil in 1976--the very year she made her bamboo discovery!

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