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North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Letters Received, Unregistered Letters, A-W, 1865, 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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Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting held on September 20, 1982

By the spring of 1980, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum had been open to the public for six years. However, other strategic building projects were already in the planning stages or beyond. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Museum Support Center was scheduled for later that year. These new projects and other matters were the focus of the Board of Regents at their meeting on May 5th. Join us in transcribing these minutes of the Regents’ meeting to learn more and make detailed searching possible for researchers and the public alike.

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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General Correspondence: Baderou, Henri, 1955-1957

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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North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Registers of Letters Received, Vol. 2 (3)

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 3: Registers of 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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North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Registers of Letters Received, Vol. 3 (5)

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 3: Registers of 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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Abrege des Descriptions des Artes

Likely copied from the publication Descriptions des Arts et Metiers (1761-1788), this clearly written manuscript contains abridged descriptions of various 18th century crafts.

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Alexander Wetmore - Western United States, 1918: Breeding waterfowl, field diaries

Following his time in southern Texas and Arkansas, ornithologist Alexander Wetmore moves on to spend four months, from late spring to the very end of summer, observing waterfowl breeding in the southwestern United States. Nonetheless, the contentious relationship between migrating birds and farmers through out the Southwest continues to crop up in his notes. This field diary includes wonderfully detailed descriptions and sketches of birds' mating rituals that Wetmore observed interspersed with terse notes about the farmers. One "wants government to send in soldiers to kill off ducks." Another farmer wants the privilege of doing it himself. This field diary proves to be a real transcription challenge because Wetmore's penciled notes are in some places both faint and smudged. Are you up to it? Join other stalwart #volunpeers in this effort.

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Delle virtu delle herbe delli animali

Albertus Magnus was a 13th century Dominican friar and bishop known also as Saint Albert the Great. Admired for his encyclopedic knowledge, he wrote and philosophized on a range of topics—from logic and theology to zoology, physiology, alchemy, and love.

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Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting held on January 28, 1980

In 1980, as Smithsonian senior leadership undertakes the planning stage for an Asian center, consultation with and support from organizations in Asian countries was a clearly understood need. On another front, there was an opportunity to acquire Gilbert Stuart portraits of George and Martha Washington. Also, with growing collections came the responsibility to expand the collection support, functions, equipment and facilities. Please help us transcribe the proceedings from the January 1980 meeting of the Board of Regents and learn more about these efforts while helping to make detailed searching of these minutes possible.

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Paul Studenski Collection - Newspaper Clippings, 1912-1961

This collection contains two scrapbooks and the personal papers of Dr. Paul Studenski, an early aviator who flew from 1910-1913. Born in St. Petersburg, Studenski studied law and medicine before earning the 292nd license from L'Aero Club de France. He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and exercised his prodigious flying skills as instructor, test pilot and exhibition pilot before retiring from flying to distinguish himself in the fields of economics and government service.

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