Browse Projects

next

65% Complete

143 Total Pages 41 Contributing Members

Arthur W. Stelfox - Diary 1: Hymenoptera

Take a trip through Ireland at the end of the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921) with naturalist and architect Arthur Wilson Stelfox. Stelfox, Assistant Naturalist at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, began this set of field notes in May 1921, and documents his specimen collection work through May 1926. In addition to his observations on the weather ("a wettish, dull day!"), Stelfox's field book includes data about specimens including insects to bats. Help us transcribe these specimen notes! Want to dive even deeper into an entomology project? We also encourage you to check out a Bumblebee Project!

8% Complete

195 Total Pages 28 Contributing Members

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!

36% Complete

160 Total Pages 61 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.

18% Complete

103 Total Pages 39 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.

22% Complete

67 Total Pages 24 Contributing Members

Britton Diary, 1918 Sept-Dec

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.

4% Complete

61 Total Pages 25 Contributing Members

Britton Diary, 1919 Jan-Mar

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.

17% Complete

191 Total Pages 6 Contributing Members

Certified Proofs of Ohio (Box 3)

In St. Clairsville, Ohio, national banks issued currency to patrons, once that currency was 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. Together, we'll create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.

20% Complete

169 Total Pages 6 Contributing Members

Certified Proofs of Ohio (Box 4)

In Tiffin, Ohio, national banks issued currency to patrons, once that currency was 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. Together, we'll create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.

26% Complete

69 Total Pages 19 Contributing Members

Cleofe Calderon - Brazil, 1976

Did you know that there is a genus of grasses called Calderonella--and it was named for National Museum of Natural History botanist Cloefe Calderon? In her lifetime, Calderon named 18 new species of grasses, as well as re-discovered a species of bamboo called Anomochloa that hadn't been seen in over 90 years. The core of her bamboo research took place in Brazil, as documented in her field notebook from 1976. Help us continue to make Calderon's work accessible to present-day scientists by transcribing her notebook and see the research leading up to her bamboo discovery!

29% Complete

732 Total Pages 19 Contributing Members

Ernst Mach Papers

Ernst Mach was an Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher (born 1838 died 1916) who made contributions to physics and the philosophy of science. Mach was the first to study super-sonic motion. Einstein credited him as the philosophical forerunner to the theory of relativity with his critique of Newtonian physics.

Pages