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Charles Francis Hall Journal August 1861 to October 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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Charles Francis Hall's Expedition Diary Volume IV, First Expedition November 1860 - April 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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North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Endorsements Sent, Vol. 1 (15), July 11, 1865-Sept. 20, 1866

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 2: Endorsements Sent. 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, Endorsements Sent, Vol. 2 (18), Sept.27, 1866-July 24, 1868

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 2: Endorsements Sent. 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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Oneida: MS 377: Oneida vocabulary, verb conjugations, and the Lord's Prayer in Oneida 1881

Created by Erminnie A. Smith and collected by John Napoleon Brinton Hewitt, this manuscript was recorded in the schedule of John Wesley Powell's "Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, 1880." It is in Hewitt's handwriting, except for the title page. Rev. Cornelius, "a half breed Oneida," provided translation for this manuscript.

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Playbill for Ira Aldridge in Othello and The Slave at the Theatre Royal, 1857

Ira Aldridge, a legend of the stage, was one of the most celebrated thespians of the nineteenth century. This theater poster advertises an engagement by Aldridge at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, England, in which he performed three roles from his extensive repertoire, Othello, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, and Gambia in The Slave. Transcribe the playbill to learn more about Aldridge’s performances.

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Post Mortem 1929

In 1929, students in the “professional groups” (medical, dental, law, and pharmaceutical) at Howard University decided to publish a separate yearbook “not to disrupt University Spirit, but…to enhance, concentrate, and help propagate University Spirit.” Post Mortem, as the inaugural publication was titled, features a history of the College of Medicine, a listing of professors and students, and a detailed look into the class of 1929.

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Program of An Evening of Comedy with Jackie Moms Mabley and Her Ladies, 2003

In 2003, well known actress Clarice Taylor wrote and starred in Her: An Evening of Comedy with Jackie “Moms” Mabley and her Ladies presented by the National Black Theater, Inc. Help us transcribe this program to learn more about the cast and “Moms” Mabley.

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Scurlock Studio Session Register 1922-1927

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. Learn how to transcribe these ledgers and how you'll pinpoint the latitude and longitude of the addresses in the process. Help the Archives Center at the National Museum of American 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 Guardian

This final volume of the Homer G. Phillips Hospital School of Nursing’s yearbook, The Guardian, takes a look at the forty-nine year existence of the nursing school and honors the more than one thousand women who trained as nurses there from 1919 to 1968. This yearbook, which belonged to 1947 graduate Pauline Brown Payne, includes photographs of each of the school’s graduating classes as well as autographs and personal notes from many of the school’s graduates.

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