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Come help us create digital records for the United States National Herbarium (US)! Please join us in our effort to transcribe the US Specimens of the Gonolobus genus. This is Gonolobus Set 1 for the SI Transcription Center. Gonolobus is native to South and Central America, the West Indies, Mexico and southern United States. Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, for any questions or comments about the transcriptions.
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Created by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and probably published in his major six-volume study of American Indians in the 1850s, this manuscript was utilized during the 2013 Breath of Life Archival Institute held at the NAA, by linguists and researchers of Eastern Algonquian (including Mahican/Munsee, Powhatan, Nipmuck) languages
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Did you know that seventy-five percent of plants need pollinators to reproduce--and those pollinators are in global decline? Part of helping solve the pollinator crisis is understanding the history of those insect species. Get a crucial look at the pollinator populations of Ireland's past thanks to Arthur Stelfox's field notes. Stelfox, a naturalist with the National Museum of Ireland specializing in Hymenoptera, took this set of field notes while collecting insects throughout Ireland. Join other digital volunteers in transcribing Stelfox's 1929-31 field notes for the next generation of scientists!
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Before iPhones, laptops, and even punch-card computers there were human computers, some of whom worked at the Harvard College Observatory. Most recently seen on the TV series COSMOS with Neil Tyson, these women made some of the most important discoveries in astronomy in the early 20th century. Please come help us transcribe the logbooks so we can preserve and digitize this very valuable resource. Learn how to transcribe the logbooks here.
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Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1924, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me? Note: Please transcribe stamped or circled dates at the top of the page.
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Created by Erminnie A. Smith and collected by John Napoleon Brinton Hewitt, this manuscript was recorded in the schedule of John Wesley Powell's "Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, 1880." It is in Hewitt's handwriting, except for the title page. Rev. Cornelius, "a half breed Oneida," provided translation for this manuscript.
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In Wytheville and other places in Virginia, a proofing process allowed national banks to issue currency certified by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing through proofs. The practice continued from the 19th and into the 20th centuries, allowing the BEP to ensure accuracy in intaglio printing plates before they were printed. Learn how to transcribe this project here. Together, we'll create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.
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Have you ever wondered what it was like to run at a coal mine? This 1897 journal will give you a firsthand view of what coal mining was like at the end of the nineteenth century. Kept by an unnamed clerk or manager, the journal's entries provide a daily record of the events in and around two Pennsylvania anthracite collieries, the Buck Mountain Colliery (operational from about 1884 to 1930) and the Vulcan Colliery (operational from about 1883 to 1913). (A "colliery" refers to a coal mine and all of the equipment and facilities that surround it).
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In Tazewell and other places in Virginia, a proofing process allowed national banks to issue currency certified by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing through proofs. The practice continued from the 19th and into the 20th centuries, allowing the BEP to ensure accuracy in intaglio printing plates before they were printed. Learn how to transcribe this project here. Together, we'll create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.
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Did you know that Machu Picchu--a mountain known for an Incan city built in the 1400s--experiences both wet and dry seasons? This made it an attractive location for the Incas to live and grow food, but what wildlife might that weather sustain, too? Climb up Machu Picchu and other Andean mountains with Martin H. Moynihan's field book. Moynihan, an animal behaviorist and later Director and Senior Scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Institute, took these notes in Ecuador and Peru during 1964-66. His observations include elevations recorded as he traveled through the mountains, alongside descriptions of the birds he found. Join other volunteers in transcribing Moynihan's field notes and experience a first-hand account of a trek up Machu Picchu!