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The sheer number of specimens agrostologist Cleofé Calderón collected for the Smithsonian, evidenced in this 1979 notebook, make it hard to believe that in just a few years, Calderón completely retired from botany. She remained in Washington after stepping away from the U.S. National Herbarium in 1985, but rarely returned to the Smithsonian, especially after her longtime professional partner Dr. Tom Soderstrom passed away in 1987. After breaking from the field, Calderón worked at a bibliographic service before retiring and returning to Argentina in 2005. Just two years later, she passed away. Your assistance in transcribing this project will ensure that Cleofé Calderón’s important work will not be forgotten. Calderón's handwriting can be a little difficult to read, so feel free to see how volunpeers have transcribed her work.
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Helen C. Rountree Lecture to Anthropological Society of Washington, 1988 October 18-19, Side 2, Helen C. Rountree Papers
This is part one of a lecture given to the Anthropological Society of Washington by Helen Rountree, who was a professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Rountree studied the history of the Virginia Tribes from the 17th century to the 21st century and is considered a leading expert on Pocahontas. Please be aware that this audio recording is a bit difficult to hear given the poor audio quality. Do the best you can, and reach out anytime for help! Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.
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This collection consists of Helen Richey's pilot log for 1944-1945, newspaper clippings covering the period from 1933 to 1944 and seven photographs of Ms. Richey. Help us share Richey's story by transcribing her pilot log. Please view the instructions for transcribing tables here.
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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. PLEASE NOTE: Please follow these special instructions when transcribing these notebooks.
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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 November 2019, we're featuring selections from the papers of sculptor and artist Lilian Swann Saarinen (1912-1995).
- "On Educating Children in the Plastic Arts," Cecilia Beaux
- Cecilia Beaux's 1905 Diary
- Cecilia Beaux's Correspondence with Dorothea Gilder, 1905
- Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's Art Journal, 1906-1907
- Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's Diary, 1894-1895
- Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's Diary, Vol. II, 1895-1896
- Lecture about being a sculptor by Anna Coleman Ladd, circa 1930
- Anna Coleman Ladd letters American Red Cross Studio for Portrait-Masks File, 1919-1925
- Anna Coleman Ladd's Notebook, 1917
- Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's Juilly Hospital Journals, 1914
- Correspondence between Grace Mott Johnson and Andrew Michael Dasburg, 1910
- Letters from Grace Mott Johnson to Alfred Dasburg, 1914-1919
- "The Johnson Monthly," 1900
- Esther Baldwin Williams's Diary, 1892-1896
- Esther Baldwin Williams's Diary, 1897-1902
- Letters from Esther Baldwin Williams to Esther Williams
- Biographical Accounts on Alma Thomas, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
- Transcript of Oral History Interview with Alma Thomas, 1986
- Autobiographical Writings by Alma Thomas, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
- Betty Parsons Pocket Diaries, 1948-1949
- Interview with Betty Parsons, WNYC Art Festival, 1951
- Artist Biography and Narratives, 1949-1982
- "Happy Birthday RMS", circa 1950
- "My Life in the Arts," circa 1963
- Esther McCoy's Diary, 1922-1924
- Lilian Swann Saarien's Diary, 1939 December-1942 January
- Lilian Swann Saarinen's Diary, 1939 August-October
- Lilian Swann Saarinen's Diary, 1935-1936 October