Browse Projects

next

100% Complete

30 Total Pages 12 Contributing Members

Armstrong Manual Training School Yearbook, 1902-1903

Help us make this fragile Armstrong Manual Training School yearbook more accessible and searchable! Armstrong Manual Training School was authorized by congress as a vocational high school for African American youth in Washington, DC, in 1902. The Renaissance Revival building was designed by architect Waddy B. Wood and named for Samuel C. Armstrong (1839-1893), a white commander of an African American Civil War regiment. On September 24, 1902 Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) delivered the keynote speech during the dedication ceremony. In 1996 the school was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It currently serves the local community as the Armstrong Adult Education Center.

Go

100% Complete

16 Total Pages 19 Contributing Members

Benjamin W. Austin Liberian Autograph Collection, 1862 - 1889

Glimpse into the history of Liberia through correspondence, signatures and clippings collected by Benjamin W. Austin. Discover Who’s Who of late nineteenth- century government officials of this country founded as a colony by the American Colonization Society. Controversial from the beginning, the society advocated the removal of free people of color to Africa as opposed to emancipation in the United States. Also contentious was the misleading approach Benjamin W. Austin employed to collect thousands of autographs, including those from Liberian officials. According to Professor André De Tienne of the Institute of American Thought, Austin assembled his collection by deceptive methods, for instance “making them [people] believe that they were being honored with a membership in non-existent scholarly societies, such as the Northwestern Literary and Historical Society, or the Trinity Historical Society in Texas.” Transcribe this collection to see who responded to Mr. Austin’s request.

Go

100% Complete

12 Total Pages 9 Contributing Members

Birney School Life Newsletter, May 1951

Help transcribe the Birney School Life newsletter. In the newsletter, the students, parents, teachers, and principal share their experiences, which illustrate the community atmosphere fostered at school. Birney school was the first school built with federal funding for African Americans in the Anacostia area of Washington, DC.

Go

100% Complete

19 Total Pages 11 Contributing Members

Birney School Life Newsletter, May 1952

Help transcribe the Birney School Life newsletter. In the newsletter, the students, parents, teachers, and principal share their experiences, which illustrate the community atmosphere fostered at school. Birney school was the first school built with federal funding for African Americans in the Anacostia area of Washington, DC.

Go

100% Complete

24 Total Pages 15 Contributing Members

Birney School Life Newsletter, November 1950

Help transcribe the Birney School Life newsletter. In the newsletter, the students, parents, teachers, and principal share their experiences, which illustrate the community atmosphere fostered at school. Birney school was the first school built with federal funding for African Americans in the Anacostia area of Washington, DC.

Go

100% Complete

28 Total Pages 8 Contributing Members

Birney School Life Newsletter, Undated

Help transcribe the Birney School Life newsletter. In the newsletter, the students, parents, teachers, and principal share their experiences, which illustrate the community atmosphere fostered at school. Birney school was the first school built with federal funding for African Americans in the Anacostia area of Washington, DC.

Go

100% Complete

156 Total Pages 57 Contributing Members

Bladensburg Union Burial Association Records, Members Minutes, 1923-1938

Help us transcribe a meetings minutes book from the Bladensburg Union Burial Association records to learn more about the activities of this mutual aid society. In 1870 undertaker Francis Gasch refused to conduct a burial because the family of the decease could not afford to pay the cost of the funeral. Recognizing the need for action Henry Vinton Plummer intervened on behalf of the family and assumed the financial responsibility. Thereafter, he established the Bladensburg Burying Association, the organization provided a social network for members and also provided financial and other assistance to help with family or health emergencies.

Go

100% Complete

104 Total Pages 54 Contributing Members

Bladensburg Union Burial Association Records, Members Minutes, 1938-1947

Help us transcribe a meetings minutes book from the Bladensburg Union Burial Association records to learn more about the activities of this mutual aid society. In 1870 undertaker Francis Gasch refused to conduct a burial because the family of the decease could not afford to pay the cost of the funeral. Recognizing the need for action Henry Vinton Plummer intervened on behalf of the family and assumed the financial responsibility. Thereafter, he established the Bladensburg Burying Association, the organization provided a social network for members and also provided financial and other assistance to help with family or health emergencies.

Go

100% Complete

2 Total Pages 8 Contributing Members

Frederick Douglass Patterson Papers, Robert R. Moton Memorial Institute Newsletter

In 1958 Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson founded the Robert R. Memorial Institute. This organization provided educational services to small colleges, including training of faculty and students. Learn more about the development and components of this Institute as you transcribe.

Go

100% Complete

3 Total Pages 3 Contributing Members

Frederick Douglass Patterson Papers, Robert R. Moton Memorial Institute: Come To Capahosic

In 1958 Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson founded the Robert R. Memorial Institute. This organization provided educational services to small colleges, including training of faculty and students. Learn more about the development and components of this Institute as you transcribe.

Go

Pages