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Program for boxing match between Tony Doyle and Joe Frazier

Hockey and basketball championships have just ended, baseball season is in full swing, and football season is right around the corner. But let’s not forget about the sport of boxing! Boxing came to the United States from England in the late 1700s and took root in many large cities such as Boston and New York. By the 20th century America was the center of professional boxing, which reached its golden era in the 1960s and 1970s. This period of time featured talented boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman. It’s time to toss your hat into the ring and take on the challenge of transcribing four boxing programs from some of Joe Frazier’s matches!

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Program for a boxing match between Jimmy Ellis and Joe Frazier

Hockey and basketball championships have just ended, baseball season is in full swing, and football season is right around the corner. But let’s not forget about the sport of boxing! Boxing came to the United States from England in the late 1700s and took root in many large cities such as Boston and New York. By the 20th century America was the center of professional boxing, which reached its golden era in the 1960s and 1970s. This period of time featured talented boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman. It’s time to toss your hat into the ring and take on the challenge of transcribing four boxing programs from some of Joe Frazier’s matches!

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Project PHaEDRA - Henrietta Swan Leavitt #12

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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226 Total Pages 87 Contributing Members

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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43 Total Pages 15 Contributing Members

Wright Brothers Collection - The Wright Flyer and Aviation Flight Log, circa 1911 and undated, Box 1

This collection from the Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, consists mainly of correspondence between the brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract. Help us transcribe these materials to learn more about these famous brothers and their role in the development of flight and history of aeronautics.

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Program for a boxing match between Joe Frazier and George Foreman

Hockey and basketball championships have just ended, baseball season is in full swing, and football season is right around the corner. But let’s not forget about the sport of boxing! Boxing came to the United States from England in the late 1700s and took root in many large cities such as Boston and New York. By the 20th century America was the center of professional boxing, which reached its golden era in the 1960s and 1970s. This period of time featured talented boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman. It’s time to toss your hat into the ring and take on the challenge of transcribing four boxing programs from some of Joe Frazier’s matches!

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Alice Cunningham Fletcher Papers- Correspondence Box: 1, 1891

Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), was an ethnologist and collaborator with the Peabody Museum of Harvard, the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A pioneer in a field dominated by men, she was one of the first female ethnologists to conduct fieldwork among the Omaha, Nez Perce, Winnebago and Sioux Indian tribes. Fletcher worked closely with Francis La Flesche, an Omaha Indian and fellow ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Because of their close personal and professional relationship, much of their research materials and correspondence are housed together in the National Anthropological Archives.

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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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USNM Curators Annual Reports - Department of Birds: Annual and Monthly Reports 1891 - 1892

"In addition to the regular routine work of the Department, which of itself is too complicated to admit ..., the following special work was accomplished during the year." With these words, curator Robert Ridgway (1850-1929) began his annual report to G. Brown Goode, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum. Thankfully, Ridgway's monthly reports cover the work that is "too complicated." Help us transcribe Ridgway's reports to shed some more light on the activities of the Department of Birds in 1891-1892.

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83 Total Pages 16 Contributing Members

Alice Cunningham Fletcher Papers- Correspondence Box: 1, 1888-90

Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), was an ethnologist and collaborator with the Peabody Museum of Harvard, the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A pioneer in a field dominated by men, she was one of the first female ethnologists to conduct fieldwork among the Omaha, Nez Perce, Winnebago and Sioux Indian tribes. Fletcher worked closely with Francis La Flesche, an Omaha Indian and fellow ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Because of their close personal and professional relationship, much of their research materials and correspondence are housed together in the National Anthropological Archives.

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