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Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting held on January 27, 1986

It’s 1:30 p.m. and you’ve already spent three hours at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. You want to keep exploring, but that pesky human condition called hunger is sending you for a snack. Unfortunately, the restaurant facilities at the museum are overcrowded and out-of-date, a problem Smithsonian’s Board of Regents discussed at their meeting in January 1986. Join a crowd of #volunpeers in transcribing their recommendations for food services and other issues facing the Smithsonian, including loaning “national treasures,” preparing for VIP guests, and helping rescue Mexico’s cultural artifacts after a devastating earthquake.


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USNM Curators Annual Reports - Department of Fishes: Annual Report, 1882

Every year, Valentine’s Day gives us an excuse to evaluate characteristics we really value in people. If you like someone who has neat handwriting, takes meticulous, detail-orientated notes, and likes long walks to the Department of Fishes, Smithsonian curator Tarleton H. Bean would have been your match in 1882. Assist us in transcribing the curators' reports, which will give researchers a thorough glimpse into the goings on in the ichthyology department in 1882.