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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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500 Total Pages 14 Contributing Members

STRI Pollen Cards (Set 17)

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute - Center for Tropical Paleoecology and Archaeology invites you to help transcribe specimen cards for the pollen collection. Each of these cards corresponds to a pollen grain on a microscope slide; the data on the cards are invaluable to researchers. Learn how to transcribe these cards with these instructions. Thank you for your help in transcribing them.


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USNM CURATORS ANNUAL REPORTS -- Department of Prehistoric Anthropology: Annual Report, 1890-91

In the 1890-91 Annual Report of the Smithsonian’s Department of Prehistoric Anthropology, the division’s curator wrote: “But the amount of loss to science and to our possible knowledge of prehistoric people is irreparable. This loss is not to be calculated by any monetary standard.” What was the worldwide conservation issue that the curatorial staff at the Smithsonian wanted to help address? Find out with this set of annual curator’s report, documenting the first 50 years of the Smithsonian and its collections!


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Where In The World Is...?? (Set 2)

Come help us improve our digital records for the United States National Herbarium (US)! Please join us in our effort to transcribe the locality information for our difficult to decipher US Specimens. The records in this project are special cases in which the locality information requires some detective work. We'd like to ask for your help in digging a little deeper to find the Country and Territory/State/Province for each of these specimens sheets labels; see special instructions and examples here. Please contact Laura Tancredi, Department of Botany, for any questions or comments about the transcriptions. Note: Do not erase notes from other volunteers or staff; rather, leave existing comments and add your own.