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Playbill for Ira Aldridge in Othello and The Slave at the Theatre Royal, 1857

Ira Aldridge, a legend of the stage, was one of the most celebrated thespians of the nineteenth century. This theater poster advertises an engagement by Aldridge at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, England, in which he performed three roles from his extensive repertoire, Othello, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, and Gambia in The Slave. Transcribe the playbill to learn more about Aldridge’s performances.

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Post Mortem 1929

In 1929, students in the “professional groups” (medical, dental, law, and pharmaceutical) at Howard University decided to publish a separate yearbook “not to disrupt University Spirit, but…to enhance, concentrate, and help propagate University Spirit.” Post Mortem, as the inaugural publication was titled, features a history of the College of Medicine, a listing of professors and students, and a detailed look into the class of 1929.

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Program of An Evening of Comedy with Jackie Moms Mabley and Her Ladies, 2003

In 2003, well known actress Clarice Taylor wrote and starred in Her: An Evening of Comedy with Jackie “Moms” Mabley and her Ladies presented by the National Black Theater, Inc. Help us transcribe this program to learn more about the cast and “Moms” Mabley.

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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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STRI Pollen Cards (Set 13)

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. *NOTE*: Please revisit the instructions to see updates and examples. Thank you!

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STRI Pollen Cards (Set 14)

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. *NOTE*: Please revisit the instructions to see updates and examples. Thank you!

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The Guardian

This final volume of the Homer G. Phillips Hospital School of Nursing’s yearbook, The Guardian, takes a look at the forty-nine year existence of the nursing school and honors the more than one thousand women who trained as nurses there from 1919 to 1968. This yearbook, which belonged to 1947 graduate Pauline Brown Payne, includes photographs of each of the school’s graduating classes as well as autographs and personal notes from many of the school’s graduates.

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Theater Poster for Lovers of Bourbon, 1856

Ira Aldridge, a legend of the stage, was one of the most celebrated thespians of the nineteenth century. This theater poster features Aldridge as one of the stars in the 1856 production of Lovers of Bourbon. Transcribe the advertisement for this romantic melodrama to learn more about Aldridge’s performance.

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USNM CURATORS ANNUAL REPORTS -- Department of Prehistoric Anthropology: Annual Report, 1885

The Smithsonian’s Department of Prehistoric Anthropology was collecting artifacts from across the country (and worldwide!) in 1885—what might have been added to the collection from your hometown? Find out with the department’s annual curator’s report and join other volunteers in transcribing this unique piece of Smithsonian history!

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USNM CURATORS ANNUAL REPORTS -- Department of Prehistoric Anthropology: Annual Report, 1885-86

In the 1880s, the massive US National Museum collection was housed in many cases in what’s now the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building. What is the process for cleaning and organizing such a diverse collection? Get the details of the day-to-day care of the Department of Prehistoric Anthropology’s collection in this 1885-86 annual curator’s report.

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