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Mystery Letter Challenge

The cryptic handwriting in this letter has stumped our staff, so we are turning to digital volunteers for help. The letter was donated to the Archives of American Art at an unknown date by Charles Feinberg, who donated artists' letters to the Archive. The letter is dated May 13, 1846. Now, it is up to volunpeers to fill in the gaps.

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Friedrich "Fritz" Rumpf Notebooks - Set 2

Friedrich Karl Georg Rumpf (1888-1949) German illustrator and ethnographer, and son of German artist Fritz Rumpf. The younger Fritz Rumpf was living in Japan at the outbreak of war and likely composed parts of at least one of the following notebooks while living as a prisoner of war. PLEASE NOTE: The notebooks will be a special challenge as they contain multiple notes in German and Japanese, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash made during his travels and research in Japan.

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Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting – September 24, 1974

Did you know that the Smithsonian considered naming the National Air and Space Museum after aviator Charles A. Lindbergh? Two years before the museum’s opening, the Board of Regents discussed the pros, cons, and logistics of a name change. Learn more about their decision making process in this set of minutes from the Board of Regents’ September 24, 1974 meeting. Then join in on transcribing this new look at Smithsonian history!

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Friedrich "Fritz" Rumpf Notebooks - Set 1

Friedrich Karl Georg Rumpf (1888-1949) German illustrator and ethnographer, and son of German artist Fritz Rumpf. The younger Fritz Rumpf was living in Japan at the outbreak of war and likely composed parts of at least one of the following notebooks while living as a prisoner of war. PLEASE NOTE: The notebooks will be a special challenge as they contain multiple notes in German and Japanese, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash made during his travels and research in Japan.

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North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Letters Received, Entered in Register 1, A-I, Part 2

The Bureau of Refugees, Freemen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of North Carolina, Series 4: Letters Received. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in North Carolina during the Reconstruction Era. Have questions about how to transcribe tables in these documents? View special directions here.

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Other Fascinating Euphorb Genera Set 11

Join us in transcribing the Euphorbiaceae, or Spurge family, an extensive flowering family. In this group, we find plants from the genus Chamaesyce.

Please contact Laura Tancredi, Department of Botany, or tweet us at @TranscribeSI for any questions or comments about the transcriptions.

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North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Letters Received, Entered in Register 1, A-I, Part 4

The Bureau of Refugees, Freemen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of North Carolina, Series 4: Letters Received. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in North Carolina during the Reconstruction Era. Have questions about how to transcribe tables in these documents? View special directions here.

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North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Letters Received, Entered in Register 1, A-I, Part 3

The Bureau of Refugees, Freemen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of North Carolina, Series 4: Letters Received. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in North Carolina during the Reconstruction Era. Have questions about how to transcribe tables in these documents? View special directions here.

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Bohumil Shimek -- Field Notes, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Missouri, 1910, Vol. 2

Shimek State Forest is one of the largest remaining contiguous forests in Iowa—stretching across 1,000 acres. It is named after one of the state’s most notable naturalists, Dr. Bohumil Shimek. Shimek, a Czech-American naturalist and conservationist, spent decades conducting field work in his home state, as well as teaching at the University of Iowa. This set of field notes records Shimek’s work in Iowa and South Dakota in 1910. Join other digital volunteers in helping transcribe this piece of American conservation history!

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Charles Francis Hall Journal with Navigational Notes 1861

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an arctic explorer? Wonder no more and join explorer Charles Francis Hall on his 1860 journey to the north, exploring western Greenland.

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