Can you help transcribe 16,000 pages of Suffragist documents?

By August 7, 2019 Libraries, News

Can you help The Library of Congress transcribe aprox. 16,000 historic papers related to the women’s rights movement?

The original documents have already been scanned and turned into a digital library, however to ease online searching through documents each letter or document need transcribing throughly. In 2018 the Library of Congress launched the crowdsourcing platform By the People, asking the public to help type up written documents word for word, making it easier to search for and read original sources.

Previous transcribing campaigns have focused on papers related to Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Walt Whitman, among others. The current women’s rights transcribing campaign coincides with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment passed by US Congress in June 1919.

The collection the Library of Congress is asking help with includes letters, speeches, newspaper articles, personal diaries and other materials from Susan B. Anthony, and some lesser-known activists. Among the diaries entries are accounts from Carrie Chapman Catt, Anthony’s successor as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, letters from actor and mountain-climber Anna E. Dickinson, and diaries of Mary Church Terrell, a founder of the National Association of Colored Women.

If you would like to help trascribe these important documents then visit The Library Of Congress: By The People.

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