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Project PHaEDRA - Annie Jump Cannon 17

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 Annie Jump Cannon, who in 1901 devised a robust and elegant stellar classification scheme that astronomers still use today. 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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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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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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North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Letters Received, Entered in Register 2, F-M, 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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Scurlock Studio Session Register 1928-1935

Addison Scurlock and his sons spent much of the twentieth century photographing leaders, luminaries, and local Washingtonians. From the original Scurlock Studio on U Street to the Custom Craft Studio and the Capitol School of Photography, the Scurlocks' imagery was viewed and shared by thousands of people. Help the Archives Center at the National Museum of Natural History create more understanding of their practice by transcribing these ledgers which include client numbers and names arranged in broadly alphabetic order.

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Forman H. Craton - 1939 - Diary

This memoir is the autobiography of a man whose entire career from college graduation to retirement was spent working in one of the giants of American industry, the General Electric Company. His life spanned more than three quarters of the twentieth century and the detail in which it has been recorded provides much scattered historical, cultural, social and economic information about the period.

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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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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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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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Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meetings, 1920-1931

How does the Smithsonian navigate the 1920's? In the United States, that time brings up images from the Roaring 20's when economic prosperity grew year after year with an ensuing frenzy of cultural and artistic activity. All punctuated with the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Please help us transcribe the minutes from the Board of Regents for this decade and make it easier for researchers to access this detailed information.

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