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Project PHaEDRA - Henrietta Swan Leavitt #40

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 discovered the relation between luminosity and the period of the Cepheid variables and led to the first “standard candle” with which to measure the distance to other galaxies. 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. Have questions? Want to start a discussion? Head over to our blog posts to make comments about notebooks and ask questions about transcribing. PLEASE NOTE: Please follow these special instructions when transcribing these notebooks.

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Project PHaEDRA - Williamina P. Fleming - Variable Stars #11

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. In these books, follow the work of Williamina Fleming who discovered over 310 variable stars as well as discovering the first white dwarf. 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. Have questions? Want to start a discussion? Head over to our blog posts to make comments about notebooks and ask questions about transcribing. NOTE: Please follow these special instructions when transcribing these notebooks.

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S. Ann Dunham Papers, FN 6

Help transcribe S. Ann Dunham's field notebook. Stanley Ann Dunham (1942-1995), mother of President Barack Obama, was an anthropologist who focused on traditional craft processes in Indonesia. In her notebooks, she made observations from her time with small-scale weavers, brickmakers, metalworkers and other artisans, and documented work-related travel, experiences as a consultant, and notes on coursework and readings.

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S. Ann Dunham Papers, FN 7

Help transcribe S. Ann Dunham's field notebook. Stanley Ann Dunham (1942-1995), mother of President Barack Obama, was an anthropologist who focused on traditional craft processes in Indonesia. In her notebooks, she made observations from her time with small-scale weavers, brickmakers, metalworkers and other artisans, and documented work-related travel, experiences as a consultant, and notes on coursework and readings.

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S. Ann Dunham Papers, FN 5

Help transcribe S. Ann Dunham's field notebook. Stanley Ann Dunham (1942-1995), mother of President Barack Obama, was an anthropologist who focused on traditional craft processes in Indonesia. In her notebooks, she made observations from her time with small-scale weavers, brickmakers, metalworkers and other artisans, and documented work-related travel, experiences as a consultant, and notes on coursework and readings.

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Howard Franklin Wehrle Scrapbook

Howard Franklin Wehrle was born in Charleston, West Virginia on January 20, 1890. In April 1916, Wehrle entered the Curtiss Aviation School. He made his first solo flight on June 16, 1916. Wehrle served overseas as a pilot in World War I, and returned to the United States in December 1918 as a major. He was secretary of the National Aeronautic Association in 1924, and general manager of the Cessna Aircraft Company in 1929. Wehrle also wrote a newspaper column, "Flying – America's Path to Greatness." Howard Franklin Wehrle died on December 14, 1964, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. PLEASE NOTE: for the images in this collection, please simply transcribe words, captions, and annotations. Descriptions of the images are not required. If you choose to add descriptions, please place them in the notes field with brackets [[image description]] man in hat smiling [[/image description]] etc.

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North Carolina Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Graham, Letters Sent, Vol. 99, Mar.–Dec. 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 Field Offices for the State of North Carolina, Series 4.15: Subordinate Field Offices: Graham (Assistant Subassistant Commissioner). Additional resources including a list of Freedmen's Bureau staff in North Carolina are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. 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.

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Mississippi Assistant Commissioner, Orders and Circulars, Special Orders and Property Orders Issued, 1865–1868

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 Mississippi, Series 5: Orders and Circulars. Additional resources including a list of Freedmen's Bureau staff in Mississippi and a style sheet for help when transcribing Mississippi records are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in Mississippi during the Reconstruction Era.

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Project PHaEDRA - Henrietta Swan Leavitt #39

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 discovered the relation between luminosity and the period of the Cepheid variables and led to the first “standard candle” with which to measure the distance to other galaxies. 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. Have questions? Want to start a discussion? Head over to our blog posts to make comments about notebooks and ask questions about transcribing. PLEASE NOTE: Please follow these special instructions when transcribing these notebooks.

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North Carolina Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Graham, Letters Sent and a Register of Letters Received, Vol. 97

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 Field Offices for the State of North Carolina, Series 4.15: Subordinate Field Offices: Graham (Assistant Subassistant Commissioner). Additional resources including a list of Freedmen's Bureau staff in North Carolina are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. 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.

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