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National Numismatic Collection - German Notgeld Notes, Set 6

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROJECT INCLUDES MATERIALS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND REQUIRES SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS. Please review these guidelines before getting started. Help us transcribe German Notgeld Notes from the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection (NNC). German Notgeld is a form of emergency currency that was created by cities and towns under German control following World War I. In a time of uncertainty that impacted the nation’s financial system causing currency shortages, these locally issued notes supplemented what the government was able to provide. Often the notes are highly illustrated and colorful. Notgeld notes provided an opportunity for townspeople to demonstrate cultural identities and pride through detailed images of cityscapes, landscapes, historic events, landmarks, important people, and legends / folklore. The NNC recently digitized over 6,500 of these notes and we need your help in transcribing and translating them. As it is the centenary for these notes there has been an increase in research interest and we need your help to better understand these notes and increase their access.

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National Numismatic Collection - German Notgeld Notes, Set 7

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROJECT INCLUDES MATERIALS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND REQUIRES SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS. Please review these guidelines before getting started. Help us transcribe German Notgeld Notes from the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection (NNC). German Notgeld is a form of emergency currency that was created by cities and towns under German control following World War I. In a time of uncertainty that impacted the nation’s financial system causing currency shortages, these locally issued notes supplemented what the government was able to provide. Often the notes are highly illustrated and colorful. Notgeld notes provided an opportunity for townspeople to demonstrate cultural identities and pride through detailed images of cityscapes, landscapes, historic events, landmarks, important people, and legends / folklore. The NNC recently digitized over 6,500 of these notes and we need your help in transcribing and translating them. As it is the centenary for these notes there has been an increase in research interest and we need your help to better understand these notes and increase their access.

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Phyllis Diller Gag File - Drawer No. 7, Part 1

*Please see our updated instructions!* Phyllis Diller's groundbreaking career as a stand-up comic spanned almost 50 years. Throughout her career she used a gag file to organize her material. Diller's gag file consists of a steel cabinet with 48 drawers (along with a 3 drawer expansion) containing over 52,000 3-by-5 inch index cards, each holding a typewritten joke or gag. These index cards are organized alphabetically by subject, ranging from accessories to world affairs and covering almost everything in between. In this set, you will find cards from the following categories: Beautiful Sister, Beauty Shop, Bionic, Birth Control, Birthday, Bob Hope. Learn how to transcribe these cards and more about Phyllis Diller's gags.

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The Mint Accounts Book

Did you know that the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection has the most comprehensive collection of historic American coins in the world? This world-class collection originates in part from the U.S. Mint’s Philadelphia coin cabinet, which was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1923. The Mint’s collection contained both U.S. coins and many coins and medals from other countries, which the Mint actively collected. This handwritten booklet known as the “Mint Accounts Book” records the Mint’s budgets and expenditures on coins and other numismatic specimens between 1856 and 1903. It is an unparalleled resource for historians and numismatists interested in tracing the Mint’s collecting activities in the nineteenth century. Please click "Read More" for more details; you can use this page as a guide for transcribing tables and columns in the book.

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Phyllis Diller Gag File

Phyllis Diller's groundbreaking career as a stand-up comic spanned almost 50 years. Throughout her career she used a gag file to organize her material. Diller's gag file consists of a steel cabinet with 48 drawers (along with a 3 drawer expansion) containing over 52,000 3-by-5 inch index cards, each holding a typewritten joke or gag. These index cards are organized alphabetically by subject, ranging from accessories to world affairs and covering almost everything in between. Together we will be able to better document Phyllis Diller's gags and gather important data to learn more about her trailblazing career. Learn more about this collection from the National Museum of American History.

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