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Program for a boxing match between Ron Stander and Joe Frazier

Hockey and basketball championships have just ended, baseball season is in full swing, and football season is right around the corner. But let’s not forget about the sport of boxing! Boxing came to the United States from England in the late 1700s and took root in many large cities such as Boston and New York. By the 20th century America was the center of professional boxing, which reached its golden era in the 1960s and 1970s. This period of time featured talented boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman. It’s time to toss your hat into the ring and take on the challenge of transcribing four boxing programs from some of Joe Frazier’s matches!

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Program for a Marian Anderson Concert at the War Memorial Opera House

On March 10, 1958, mezzo-soprano Marian Anderson performed at the War Memorial Opera House. Help us transcribe this concert program to find out what she sang!

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Program for boxing match between Tony Doyle and Joe Frazier

Hockey and basketball championships have just ended, baseball season is in full swing, and football season is right around the corner. But let’s not forget about the sport of boxing! Boxing came to the United States from England in the late 1700s and took root in many large cities such as Boston and New York. By the 20th century America was the center of professional boxing, which reached its golden era in the 1960s and 1970s. This period of time featured talented boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman. It’s time to toss your hat into the ring and take on the challenge of transcribing four boxing programs from some of Joe Frazier’s matches!

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Program from the first Los Angeles Rams home game

This souvenir program for a 1946 Los Angeles Rams preseason charity game against the Washington Redskins marks the first appearance of the Rams in the Los Angeles Coliseum. The program contains a message from the Los Angeles Times publisher and charity president, a message from the team publicist, a roster with player descriptions and two-tone portraits, and numerous advertisements for companies both extant and defunct. On Sunday, September 10, 2017, seventy-one years later, the Los Angeles Rams return to the Coliseum. Help transcribe this program to get in the spirit of the game.

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Program from the NOMA Second Annual Conference

The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) is professional organization for architects. NOMA is dedicated to promoting diversity and community in the architectural field. This program is from the early days of the association in 1973. The conference focused on how minorities could identify problems and provide solutions to create a better environment. Transcribe this conference program to learn about the efforts of minority architects.

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Promotional and Souvenir Program autographed by Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson was not only a world famous mezzo-soprano and symbol of justice. Learn more about Anderson's family life and philanthropy by transcribing a program for one of her performances that includes an article about Anderson's relationship with her mother and information about her career and scholarship awards.

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Receipt of pay for Pvt. Edward Carter

A receipt of pay for Revolutionary War soldier Edward Carter. This document certifies Carter’s receipt of payment for military services rendered and based out of Colchester, Connecticut. Edward Carter (1741–1818) fought in both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. Carter, his four sons, and several other freemen, enlisted to serve in the War in the Connecticut Army. Carter fought in the battle of Germantown in Philadelphia, participated in the failed defense of Ft. Mifflin on the Delaware, and wintered at Valley Forge with Gen. George Washington. The following year, he participated in the Battle of Monmouth when Washington overtook the British there, and wintered again with Washington at White Plains, where he was reunited with his sons. In 1779, he participated with all four of his sons in the successful overthrow of the British works at Stoney Point near the Hudson River. After this, Carter worked fortifying West Point and was present for the hanging of Major John Andre. He served in New England until the end of the War. Help us transcribe this rare example of an African American soldier fighting in the American Revolutionary War.

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Rouzee Family Papers

This collection of financial papers relate to the plantation operations of several generations of the Rouzee Family in Essex County, Virginia. The papers date from the 1790s through 1860.

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Scrapbook about Mary S. Williams and the Tulsa Youth Council of the N.A.A.C.P., 1939–42

William Danforth “W.D.” Williams was a high school student in Tulsa during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. His parents, Loula and John Williams, owned the Dreamland Theater and several other Greenwood businesses that were destroyed in the massacre. These objects chronicle W.D.’s life as a college student and football player at the Hampton Institute, the continued pain and grief his family endured as victims and survivors, and his long career as a teacher at Booker T. Washington High School. Help us transcribe this scrapbook about Mary S. Williams and the Tulsa Youth Council of the N.A.A.C.P. to learn more about W.D. Williams and his family.

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Scrapbook compiled by W.D. Williams about Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, 1954–64

William Danforth “W.D.” Williams was a high school student in Tulsa during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. His parents, Loula and John Williams, owned the Dreamland Theater and several other Greenwood businesses that were destroyed in the massacre. These objects chronicle W.D.’s life as a college student and football player at the Hampton Institute, the continued pain and grief his family endured as victims and survivors, and his long career as a teacher at Booker T. Washington High School. Help us transcribe this scrapbook compiled by W.D. Williams about Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity to learn more about W.D. Williams and his family.

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