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North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Registers of Letters Received, Vol. 3 (5)

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 3: Registers of 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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Scurlock Studio Session Register 1928-1935

Addison Scurlock and his sons spent much of the twentieth century photographing leaders, luminaries, and local Washingtonians. From the original Scurlock Studio on U Street to the Custom Craft Studio and the Capitol School of Photography, the Scurlocks' imagery was viewed and shared by thousands of people. Help the Archives Center at the National Museum of Natural History create more understanding of their practice by transcribing these ledgers which include client numbers and names arranged in broadly alphabetic order.


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The Teacher Vol. 52 No. 4

The Teacher was a quarterly publication issued by the National Baptist Publishing Board that contained weekly Bible lessons for teachers. These lessons included a main scripture passage, daily scripture readings, a set of discussion questions, and an editorial by a prominent Baptist minister. Help us transcribe this publication to learn more about what students were learning in October-December 1948.


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US Navy Galapagos Expedition 1941: Miscellaneous notes (1 of 3)

A 1937 "Notice for American Yacht Clubs" is one of the items found in the miscellaneous notes of Dr. Waldo Schmitt from this expedition. After years of explorers and other visitors to the Archipelago, the dangers to the flora and fauna of the Galapagos and the surrounding islands was clear. Among Schmitt's notes are plans and specifications for a proposed field laboratory in the Galapagos Islands to study the wildlife and environment. Such an arrangement would require a partnership with the Ecuadorean government. Join us in transcribing the draft plans, proposals, and related details in this first part of Dr. Schmitt's notes. This project is a part of our “Travel to the Tropics” campaign. As you’re transcribing Schmitt’s work, if you come across names of people with whom Waldo had professional or personal relationships (e.g. fellow scientist, staff on an expedition, friend), it would help us to make better authority records for him if you could kindly add those names to this spreadsheet. If you like, share what you find on Twitter tagging #WhosWithWaldo.