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North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Letters Sent, Vol. 2 (10), July 15, 1867-July31, 1868

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 1: Letters Sent. Have questions about how to transcribe tables in these documents? View special directions here.

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Martin H. Moynihan - Field Notes, Andean Birds, Colombia, 1962-65, Vol. 4

Have you ever seen a mountaintop sunrise? Then you probably know what it's like to pick your way up a trail in the pre-dawn darkness. Animal behaviorist Martin Moynihan starts his fourth volume of Andean field notes in June of 1966 on Machu Picchu, heading out before dawn. Not to catch a gorgeous sunrise. He went to observe the birds on the mountain as dawn approached. Please help us and other digital volunteers complete the transcription of the final volume of Moynihan's Andean Flock field notes. Your contributions make it easier for researcher and scholars to carefully sift through hundreds of detailed observations.

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Playbill for Fences

One of the time-honored traditions of the theater is the playbill. From local community theaters to Broadway, playbills provide the audience with information about the story being told on stage and the artists who bring it to life. After the show, playbills often become cherished souvenirs. "Playbill," a monthly magazine distributed at major theaters in New York and nationwide, presents details about particular productions along with articles about current happenings in the theater world. The museum's collection of playbills, which spans from the 19th century to the present, offers insight into the roles African Americans have played in the development of American theater as actors, playwrights, directors, producers, costume designers, choreographers, and more. Help us transcribe this document to discover and share the history of African Americans taking the stage.

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Charles Francis Hall's Expedition Diary Volume IV, First Expedition November 1860 - April 1861

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an arctic explorer? Wonder no more and join explorer Charles Francis Hall on his 1860 journey to the north, exploring western Greenland.

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Charles Lang Freer's letters to Frank Hecker during foreign travels, 1899-1903

Mystic visions on a storm tossed ship; luxurious respite on a Mediterranean island, and James McNeill Whistler's final days. Between 1899 and 1903, Charles Lang Freer took numerous trips to Europe, to develop his art collection, to spend time at his villa on Capri, and to meet with his most admired artist, J. M. Whistler. This is the second installment of Freer's overseas travels, as related through the numerous letters to his friend and business partner Frank Hecker.

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Charles Francis Hall's Expedition Diary Volume III, First Expedition August 1860 - November 1860

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an arctic explorer? Wonder no more and join explorer Charles Francis Hall on his 1860 journey to the north, exploring western Greenland.

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Cleofe Calderon - Brazil, 1976, Vol. 3

While Argentina-born botanist Cleofe Calderon conducted field work across Central and South America, Brazil was at the heart and soul of her research. Why? Brazil was where, in 1976, she re-discovered a species of bamboo called Anomochloa that hadn't been seen in over 90 years. In her lifetime, Calderon also named 18 new species of grasses, and her work is still being used to help researchers understand grass evolution. Help us continue to make her work accessible to present-day scientists by transcribing her field notebook from Brazil in 1976--the same year she made her bamboo discovery!

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Arthur Stelfox - Diary of insects, chiefly hymenoptera, 1931-32, Vol. 4

Did you know two out of every five worldwide species of invertebrate pollinators, such as bees, are now facing extinction? Part of helping solve the complex pollinator crisis is understanding the history of those insect species. Get a crucial look at the pollinator populations of Ireland's past thanks field notes that Arthur Stelfox, a naturalist with the National Museum of Ireland specializing in Hymenoptera, took while collecting insects throughout Ireland. Join other digital volunteers in transcribing his 1931-32 field notes for the next generation of scientists!

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Ernst Mach Papers

Ernst Mach was an Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher (born 1838 died 1916) who made contributions to physics and the philosophy of science. Mach was the first to study super-sonic motion. Einstein credited him as the philosophical forerunner to the theory of relativity with his critique of Newtonian physics.

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Playbill for A Raisin in the Sun

One of the time-honored traditions of the theater is the playbill. From local community theaters to Broadway, playbills provide the audience with information about the story being told on stage and the artists who bring it to life. After the show, playbills often become cherished souvenirs. "Playbill," a monthly magazine distributed at major theaters in New York and nationwide, presents details about particular productions along with articles about current happenings in the theater world. The museum's collection of playbills, which spans from the 19th century to the present, offers insight into the roles African Americans have played in the development of American theater as actors, playwrights, directors, producers, costume designers, choreographers, and more. Help us transcribe this document to discover and share the history of African Americans taking the stage.

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