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Doris Holmes Blake - Correspondence with Doris Sidney Blake, 1928-October 1946

Entomologist Doris Holmes Blake (1892-1978) was a prolific diarist and correspondent from her childhood, later keeping up a daily correspondence with her daughter Doris Sidney Blake. She was also known for her decades of scientific work on beetles. Join other volunteers on this project focusing on this mother-daughter correspondence in the fall of 1946. Funding for the digitization of Blake's correspondence, & its inclusion into the Transcription Center, was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

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Doris Holmes Blake - Correspondence with Doris Sidney Blake, November - December 1946

By 1946, Doris Holmes Blake (1892-1978) had been studying beetles for over two decades. Her entomological journey began in 1920 at the Division of Truck Crop Insects of the United States Department of Agriculture. When the Great Depression hit, a change in government regulations forced her resignation. Nonetheless, she found a way to continue her research, arranging to do independent study at the United States National Museum. All the while, Blake corresponded daily with many individuals. Help us transcribe these letters between Blake and her daughter Doris Sidney Blake in the last two months of 1946. To see what their handwriting is like, you can look through the recently completed transcription of their October 1946 letters. Our thanks to the crowd of volunteers who have already contributed in this effort! Funding for the digitization of Blake's correspondence, & its inclusion into the Transcription Center, was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

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Project PHaEDRA - Annie Jump Cannon 32

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), 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. In these books, follow the work of Annie Jump Cannon, who in 1901 devised a robust and elegant stellar classification scheme that astronomers still use today. 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.

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Women's History at the Archives of American Art

Celebrate the history of women artists and art historians by exploring and transcribing archival collections from the Archives of American Art. Through diaries, notebooks, essays, and correspondence, learn about the life and careers of painters, sculptors, writers, critics, art historians, and other creative women who made their mark on American history.
In January 2020, we're featuring travel diaries from the papers of artist, teacher and gallery director Anna Walinska (1906-1997).

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