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Celebrating 175: John Henry Twachtman in Letters, Twachtman, J. Alden and Martha S. Twachtman (Mrs. John Henry), 1903, 1916-1920

Join the Archives of American Art and the Smithsonian Transcription Center throughout the next year as we celebrate the Smithsonian's 175th birthday! Explore the lives and worlds of 175 different US art world figures on their birthdays, one for each year since the Smithsonian's founding in 1846. Who was born on this day? In 1853, John Henry Twachtman.

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Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner, Indexes and Registers, Register 12 (46), Jan.–June 1868

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, 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 Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, Series 1: Indexes and Registers of Letters Received. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women during the Reconstruction Era.

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Georgia Assistant Commissioner, Registers of Letters Received, Volume 2 (2), Nov. 1866–June 1867

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, 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 Georgia, Series 3: Registers of Letters Received. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Georgia during the Reconstruction Era.

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Project PHaEDRA - Evelyn F. Leland - Long Exposure H.S. Regions and Series #58

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian), women computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they catalogued stars, identifying variables, interpreting stellar spectra, counting galaxies, and measuring the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. Interested in historical women? Love astronomy? Help us transcribe the work of the Harvard Observatory's women computers and see which stars shine the brightest. You can sign up for our Project PHaEDRA newsletter here. Have questions? Want to start a discussion? Head over to our blog posts to make comments about notebooks and ask questions. NOTE: Please follow these special instructions when transcribing these notebooks.

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Georgia Assistant Commissioner, Endorsements Sent, Volume 4 (23), Oct. 2, 1867–Mar. 19, 1868

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, 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 Georgia, Series 2: Endorsements Sent. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Georgia during the Reconstruction Era.

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Celebrating 175: News Clippings about Cornelia Chapin, 1931-1965

Join the Archives of American Art and the Smithsonian Transcription Center as we conclude our celebration of the Smithsonian's 175th birthday! Over the past year, we've explored the lives and worlds of 174 different US art world figures on their birthdays, one for each year since the Smithsonian's founding in 1846. But now, with your help, we've finally reached the end: person number 175. So who was born on this day? In 1893, Cornelia Chapin.

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Celebrating 175: Hiram Powers, "Studio Memorandum, Etc.,", 1841-1845

Join the Archives of American Art and the Smithsonian Transcription Center throughout the next year as we celebrate the Smithsonian's 175th birthday! Explore the lives and worlds of 175 different US art world figures on their birthdays, one for each year since the Smithsonian's founding in 1846. Who was born on this day? In 1805, Hiram Powers.

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Celebrating 175: Scrapbook about Cornelia Chapin, 1932-1939

Join the Archives of American Art and the Smithsonian Transcription Center as we conclude our celebration of the Smithsonian's 175th birthday! Over the past year, we've explored the lives and worlds of 174 different US art world figures on their birthdays, one for each year since the Smithsonian's founding in 1846. But now, with your help, we've finally reached the end: person number 175. So who was born on this day? In 1893, Cornelia Chapin. Note: this project contains text in French. Please keep the transcription in the original language and include diacritics when present. Please do not offer translation of the document.

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Georgia Assistant Commissioner, Letters Received, Entered in Register 3, A–F, May–Dec. 1867, Part 1

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, 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 Georgia, Series 4: Letters Received. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Georgia during the Reconstruction Era.

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Lee Ya-Ching Papers - Correspondence [1]

Lee Ya-Ching was a flying Good Will Ambassador for United China Relief during World War II. The daughter of a Hong Kong industrialist, Lee Ya-Ching attended school in England in 1933 and she began her flight training at Switzerland's Cointrin-Ecole d'Aviation, obtaining the first pilot's license ever granted by the school to a woman. She later continued her training at the Boeing School of Aviation, in Oakland, California. In 1936, Lee Ya-Ching returned to China where she made an air survey of 30,000 miles for the Chinese Army and was appointed instructor of the Shanghai Municipal Air School until the outbreak of war caused the school to close. From 1938 until 1943, Lee Ya-Ching flew across the United States and then Latin America soliciting funds for the benefit of Chinese war victims. Note: Please do not describe the images, photographs, or maps that appear in this project. We are only seeking transcriptions.

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