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Mississippi Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Brookhaven, Letters Sent, Vol. 1 (97), Mar. 1866–Mar. 1868

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, 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 Field Offices for the State of Mississippi, Series 3.2: Subordinate Field Offices: Brookhaven (Subassistant Commissioner). Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in Mississippi during the Reconstruction Era.

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Mississippi Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Brookhaven, Registered Letters Received, Nov. 1867–Aug. 1868

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, 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 Field Offices for the State of Mississippi, Series 3.2: Subordinate Field Offices: Brookhaven (Subassistant Commissioner). Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in Mississippi during the Reconstruction Era.

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Face-to-Face: Elvis Presley portrait

As part of the National Portrait Gallery's education program "Face-to-Face," NPG researcher Warren Perry discusses a portrait of Elvis Presley by Ralph Wolfe Cowan. On this day in 1935, Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Many stories about the King of Rock and Roll have taken on monumental and mythical status. Most everyone who has heard of Elvis has also heard the story about the King shooting the television set, the late-night exploits of the Memphis Mafia at Graceland, or Elvis flying from Memphis to Denver to pick up a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. Recorded at NPG, January 8, 2009. Image info: Elvis Aron Presley / Ralph Wolfe Cowan,1976-1988 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of R.W. Cowan. Face-to-Face talk currently located on the National Portrait Gallery's iTunesU page. ["Elvis Presley" by Ralph Wolfe Cowan. NPG.90.114]

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288 Total Pages 163 Contributing Members

Georgia Assistant Commissioner, Registers of Reports Received From Subordinate Officers, Volume 2 (9), Sept. 1867–May 1868

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, 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 Georgia, Series 7: Registers of Reports Received From Subordinate Officers. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Georgia during the Reconstruction Era.

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188 Total Pages 164 Contributing Members

Georgia Assistant Commissioner, Orders and Circulars, General Orders, Special Orders, and Circulars Issued (26), Sept. 1865–May

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, 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 Georgia, Series 8: Orders and Circulars. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Georgia during the Reconstruction Era.

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258 Total Pages 117 Contributing Members

Georgia Assistant Commissioner, Registers of Reports Received From Subordinate Officers, Volume 1 (8), Mar.–Sept. 1867

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, 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 Georgia, Series 7: Registers of Reports Received From Subordinate Officers. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Georgia during the Reconstruction Era.

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Project PHaEDRA - Evelyn F. Leland - Measures of Variables in M15 #53

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian), women computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they catalogued stars, identifying variables, interpreting stellar spectra, counting galaxies, and measuring the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. Interested in historical women? Love astronomy? Help us transcribe the work of the Harvard Observatory's women computers and see which stars shine the brightest. You can sign up for our Project PHaEDRA newsletter here. Have questions? Want to start a discussion? Head over to our blog posts to make comments about notebooks and ask questions. NOTE: Please follow these special instructions when transcribing these notebooks.

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178 Total Pages 113 Contributing Members

Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner, Indexes and Registers, Register 15, Aug.–Dec. 1869

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, 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 Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, Series 1: Indexes and Registers of Letters Received. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women during the Reconstruction Era.

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252 Total Pages 71 Contributing Members

Georgia Assistant Commissioner, Letters Sent, Volume 6 (16), Feb. 4–May 17, 1867, Part 1

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, 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 Georgia, Series 1: Letters Sent. PLEASE NOTE: Press copies were made by moistening a piece of thin paper and pressing it on the original letter through the use of a press copying machine, which transferred some of the ink to the moistened paper. Because of the relative crudeness of this method, many of the press copies are difficult to read and some are virtually illegible. Please mark any illegible text as [[illegible]]. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Georgia during the Reconstruction Era.

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229 Total Pages 125 Contributing Members

Project PHaEDRA - Evelyn F. Leland - Miscellaneous Observations - Variables M5 #5

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian), women computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they catalogued stars, identifying variables, interpreting stellar spectra, counting galaxies, and measuring the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. Interested in historical women? Love astronomy? Help us transcribe the work of the Harvard Observatory's women computers and see which stars shine the brightest. You can sign up for our Project PHaEDRA newsletter here. Have questions? Want to start a discussion? Head over to our blog posts to make comments about notebooks and ask questions. NOTE: Please follow these special instructions when transcribing these notebooks.

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