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Bladensburg Union Burial Association Records, Membership dues record book, 1876-1898

The Bladensburg Union Burial Association Records document the activities of a mutual aid society in Bladensburg, Maryland from 1874-1978. There are membership applications, sick certificates, wills, minutes, and membership dues record books. Chaplain Capt. Henry Vinton Plummer (1844-1906) established the burial society in 1870 at St. Paul Baptist Church in Bladensburg, Maryland, a church founded by his sister Sarah Miranda Plummer on October 19, 1866. Help us transcribe this collection to learn more about the financial and other assistance it provided to members in the community.

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Souvenir Centennial Celebration: Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Golden Jubilee

The Bethel Baptist Institutional Church is one of the oldest Baptist congregations in Florida. Earliest services were held on a plantation 1838. The congregation included many slaves from surrounding plantations who would require a special day pass that allowed them to travel safely to services. During the Civil War, the church building was used as a hospital for the Union Army. After the war, white members of the church attempted to take over the congregation and remove the African American congregants. These African Americans took their case to court where a judge ruled in their favor. Today, the congregation boasts well over fourteen thousand members. This document is a souvenir program from Bethel Baptist Institutional Church's Golden Jubilee. The souvenir shows the lasting legacy of such an important church in the community and African American life. Learn more by transcribing the celebration marking the history of one hundred years of service.

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The Teacher Vol. 52 No. 3

The Teacher was a quarterly publication issued by the National Baptist Publishing Board that contained weekly Bible lessons for teachers. These lessons included a main scripture passage, daily scripture readings, a set of discussion questions, and an editorial by a prominent Baptist minister. Help us transcribe this publication to learn more about what students were learning in July-September 1948.

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Friedrich "Fritz" Rumpf Notebooks - Set 2

Friedrich Karl Georg Rumpf (1888-1949) German illustrator and ethnographer, and son of German artist Fritz Rumpf. The younger Fritz Rumpf was living in Japan at the outbreak of war and likely composed parts of at least one of the following notebooks while living as a prisoner of war. PLEASE NOTE: The notebooks will be a special challenge as they contain multiple notes in German and Japanese, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash made during his travels and research in Japan.

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Project PHaEDRA - Henrietta Swan Leavitt #10

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), 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. In these books, follow the work of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who connected the luminosity and periodicity of certain variable stars such that we were able to understand just how big our universe is. 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.

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Bladensburg Union Burial Association Records, Membership dues Record Book, 1885-1912

The Bladensburg Union Burial Association Records document the activities of a mutual aid society in Bladensburg, Maryland from 1874-1978. There are membership applications, sick certificates, wills, minutes, and membership dues record books. Chaplain Capt. Henry Vinton Plummer (1844-1906) established the burial society in 1870 at St. Paul Baptist Church in Bladensburg, Maryland, a church founded by his sister Sarah Miranda Plummer on October 19, 1866. Help us transcribe this collection to learn more about the financial and other assistance it provided to members in the community.

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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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A. Stelfox - Field Notes, Volume 7, 1935-1936

Is there something special about bees in the British Isles? Irish naturalist Arthur W. Stelfox was fascinated by them. In this seventh volume of his field notes, he travels to both east and west coasts of southern Ireland. Together with his daily record, he notes specimen names, date collected, sex, quantity, sometimes remarks on the weather, location and sometimes specific type of environment. It's worth noting that someone was checking his work. When "R.C.L.P" follows a specimen name, it signifies that D. R. C. L. Perkins, F.R.S. also saw and verified the entry. Please join us in transcribing this project. Your contributions make it more accessible to researchers.

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Mariotte Edme Manuscript: A Treatise of the motion of water and other fluid bodyes

Likely an independent translation of Mariotte’s Traité du mouvement des eaux et des autres corps fluids, whose wording consistently differs from the known and published English translation. According to the secondary literature on this work, its first English translation was published in 1718. When the Dibner Library acquired this work from Bern Dibner, the annotated catalog described a box spine label with the date 1690 affixed. If the dating of this manuscript is correct, it predates the known 1718 translation but never appeared in print. This is the only known copy. Judging by the watermarks, this book may have been written in France in the 17th century. Written in a tiny hand, this manuscript faithfully translates not only Mariotte’s text but also copies the accompanying illustrations.

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North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Letters Received, Entered in Register 2, W-Y, 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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