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District of Columbia Field Offices, Asst. Quartermaster, Letters Received, Entered in Vols. 1 & 2, Nov. 1866–Dec. 1867, 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 Field Offices for the District of Columbia, Series 2.1: Offices of Staff Officers: Assistant Quartermaster and Disbursing Officer. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in the Washington, D.C. area during the Reconstruction Era.

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North Carolina Field Offices, Office of the Assistant Commissioner, Other Records, Register of Destitute Freedmen, Apr–Sept 1868

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 Field Offices for the State of North Carolina, Series 2.2: Office of the Assistant Commissioner: Other Records. 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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Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting held on May 6, 1991

As the Smithsonian entered the last decade of the twentieth century, the spring meeting of the Smithsonian Board of Regents covered a wide variety of topics. A new type of telescope developed by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory needed a permanent location, the environmental impact of the Smithsonian's annual Festival of American Folklife to the National Mall was under review, and a proposal had been made to adjust the status of a group called Friends of Music at the Smithsonian. Just a few of the topics brought to the Board of Regents by Secretary Adams on May 6, 1991. Please join other volunteers and help us transcribe these meeting minutes. Together we can make the full text of this document more accessible to researchers and the public.

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