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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General Correspondence: Sandoz, Marc, 1963

Letters with art historians and art critics 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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ANNAMAE BARLUP MYERS 1940

The Annamae Myers diaries record the activities of a farm family in Ohio, 1931-1967. There are daily entries about the weather and frequent mention of trips to the hairdresser and trips to the children's music and dancing lessons and to town for shopping, movies, or to pay bills. The diaries include frequent entries of amounts received for the sale of farm produce, and some financial data are entered at the end of each volume, but such entries are neither regular nor complete. They do however provide information on prices for agricultural products in a rural community. Major political and historic events are noted. There is infrequent reference to the emotions generated by family living and by the historic and political events of the twentieth century. Also includes a few diaries kept by Stephen Harriman, Mrs. Myers' maternal grandfather, with very brief daily entries of the weather, trips to town, visits made and visitors to the farm, and the start of farm operations, i.e., plowing, sowing.

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USNM Curators Annual Reports - Department of Birds, January - June 1886

Almost a century before the United States passed the Endangered Species Act in 1973, Robert Ridgway was concerned about one of a kind species. Beyond the captivating coral reefs and rainforests, there are endangered species of birds found only on Madagascar. In 1886, Ridgway noted that the Madagascar bird collection at the United States National Museum was one of its Department of Birds' most important collections. Please join us in transcribing Ridgway’s report and explore how a collection comes together with contributions from various people, organizations, and locations.

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Joseph D. Mountain - Diaries, 1942-1944, 1945

This collection follows Joseph Mountain's aviation career as a U.S. Air Service pilot, aerial surveyor, photographer, and writer. It includes photographic negatives and prints, diaries and flight log books, reports, and maps. Mountain's photographs from his service in Saudi Arabia, taken not long before the great oil discoveries at Dammam in 1938, capture the desert kingdom at the very edge of the tremendous changes that the oil economy brought to the Gulf. Mountain also extensively photographed members of the California-Arabian Standard Oil Company (CASOC) team at work and interacting with their Saudi workers and acquaintances. Help us transcribe his documents and images which are a fascinating record of traditional Saudi Arabian life, crafts, and architecture. Highlights include portraits of dancers at Eid al-Fitr celebrations, market scenes in Hufuf and the Old Town of Al Jubail, camel caravans, Saudi hunters with their hawks, and pearl fishermen and their dhows.

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USNM Curators Annual Reports - Department of Birds, 1886 - 1887

Would you be able to recognize a Kakapo, or owl parrot, in New Zealand or a Blakiston’s fish owl in Japan? Curator Robert Ridgway recorded the findings of new species of birds that were added to the Department of Birds collections at the United States Natural Museum as part of his report for 1886-1887. Please join us in transcribing Ridgway’s report and learn more about the new species that were added to an impressive collection of birds from around the world.

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Frank Kameny Note 4, Ohio to Tennessee

In the 1950s Franklin Kameny, early gay civil rights activist and the co-founder of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Mattachine Society, began keeping a series of notebooks detailing gay-friendly establishments throughout the United States.

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United States Centennial Exhibition of 1876: Correspondence, 1875 - 1877

In 1871, Congress approved the Centennial Exhibition of 1876, an "international exhibition of arts, manufactures, and products of the soil and mine" to celebrate 100 years of American independence. Spencer F. Baird, then Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian, was appointed as the Smithsonian's representative on a Board of Executive Departments to prepare a collective exhibition for the event that would demonstrate the nature, breadth and ability of the government's institutions to adapt the wants of its citizens. Baird was directly in charge of the Smithsonian and the U.S. Fish Commission exhibits. Please join us in transcribing Baird's correspondence relating to the Centennial Exhibition to facilitate greater online access to this collection.

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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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ANNAMAE BARLUP MYERS 1942

The Annamae Myers diaries record the activities of a farm family in Ohio, 1931-1967. There are daily entries about the weather and frequent mention of trips to the hairdresser and trips to the children's music and dancing lessons and to town for shopping, movies, or to pay bills. The diaries include frequent entries of amounts received for the sale of farm produce, and some financial data are entered at the end of each volume, but such entries are neither regular nor complete. They do however provide information on prices for agricultural products in a rural community. Major political and historic events are noted. There is infrequent reference to the emotions generated by family living and by the historic and political events of the twentieth century. Also includes a few diaries kept by Stephen Harriman, Mrs. Myers' maternal grandfather, with very brief daily entries of the weather, trips to town, visits made and visitors to the farm, and the start of farm operations, i.e., plowing, sowing.

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ANNAMAE BARLUP MYERS 1946

The Annamae Myers diaries record the activities of a farm family in Ohio, 1931-1967. There are daily entries about the weather and frequent mention of trips to the hairdresser and trips to the children's music and dancing lessons and to town for shopping, movies, or to pay bills. The diaries include frequent entries of amounts received for the sale of farm produce, and some financial data are entered at the end of each volume, but such entries are neither regular nor complete. They do however provide information on prices for agricultural products in a rural community. Major political and historic events are noted. There is infrequent reference to the emotions generated by family living and by the historic and political events of the twentieth century. Also includes a few diaries kept by Stephen Harriman, Mrs. Myers' maternal grandfather, with very brief daily entries of the weather, trips to town, visits made and visitors to the farm, and the start of farm operations, i.e., plowing, sowing.

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