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Other Fascinating Euphorb Genera Set 11

Join us in transcribing the Euphorbiaceae, or Spurge family, an extensive flowering family. In this group, we find plants from the genus Chamaesyce.

Please contact Laura Tancredi, Department of Botany, or tweet us at @TranscribeSI for any questions or comments about the transcriptions.

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Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting – September 24, 1974

Did you know that the Smithsonian considered naming the National Air and Space Museum after aviator Charles A. Lindbergh? Two years before the museum’s opening, the Board of Regents discussed the pros, cons, and logistics of a name change. Learn more about their decision making process in this set of minutes from the Board of Regents’ September 24, 1974 meeting. Then join in on transcribing this new look at Smithsonian history!

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North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Letters Received, Entered in Register 1, A-I, Part 1

The Bureau of Refugees, Freemen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of North Carolina, Series 4: Letters Received. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in North Carolina during the Reconstruction Era. Have questions about how to transcribe tables in these documents? View special directions here.

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Bohumil Shimek -- Field Notes, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Missouri, 1910, Vol. 2

Shimek State Forest is one of the largest remaining contiguous forests in Iowa—stretching across 1,000 acres. It is named after one of the state’s most notable naturalists, Dr. Bohumil Shimek. Shimek, a Czech-American naturalist and conservationist, spent decades conducting field work in his home state, as well as teaching at the University of Iowa. This set of field notes records Shimek’s work in Iowa and South Dakota in 1910. Join other digital volunteers in helping transcribe this piece of American conservation history!

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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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Arthur Stelfox--Diary of insects, chiefly hymenoptera, 1932-33, Vol. 5

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 1932-33 field notes for the next generation of entomologists!

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North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Letters Received, Entered in Register 1, A-I, Part 4

The Bureau of Refugees, Freemen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of North Carolina, Series 4: Letters Received. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in North Carolina during the Reconstruction Era. Have questions about how to transcribe tables in these documents? View special directions here.

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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General Correspondence: Seligmann, Paris Building 1935-1936

Letters from the General Correspondence subseries of the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records. The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world’s foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of works of art which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings.

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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General Correspondence: Seligmann, Paris Building 1935

Letters from the General Correspondence subseries of the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records. The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world’s foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of works of art which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings.

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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General Correspondence: François-Gerard Seligmann,1963-1967

Letters from the General Correspondence subseries of the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records. The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world’s foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of works of art which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings.

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