The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation
Obra de Trevor Owens para ser traducida al español.

The Sandy Spring Museum Archives is a diverse assemblage of historic documents that illuminate the community's story as a network of rural villages and supports the institution's mission of creating a sense of place and belonging.
Dr. Caleb Edward Iddings Diaries
Dr. Caleb Edward Iddings Diaries
Caleb Edward Iddings, (1829-1904) was a physician in Sandy Spring, Maryland. In 1849, prior to medical school, he joined the wave of young hopefuls traveling to California, seeking fortune during in the Gold Rush. Upon his return from the West, he obtained his medical training at Maryland...
Mutual Improvement Association Minutes
Mutual Improvement Association Minutes
The Mutual Improvement Association is a women's organization founded in Sandy Spring, Maryland in 1857 and is among the oldest, continually meeting groups of its kind in the United States. The original group was comprised of Quakers and thus meetings are modeled, in part, on a Quaker Meeting...
The Neighbors Minutes
The Neighbors Minutes
The Neighbors is a social club in Sandy Spring, Maryland that was established on May 20, 1897, and has met continuously since then. The Neighbors was organized as a protest against the extravagance seen in some of the other community social clubs. Initially, sandwiches and coffee were the...

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Founded in 1901, the Alabama Department of Archives and History was the first independently administered state archival and historical agency in the U.S.
Sarah Rousseau Espy diary
Sarah Rousseau Espy diary
Sarah Rodgers Rousseau was born in 1815 in Morgan County, Georgia. She married Thomas Espy in 1836, and the couple had seven children. In 1849, the family moved to Dublin in Cherokee County, Alabama. In this diary (1859 to 1868), Espy discusses topics such as family life, church activities,...
Laura Beecher Comer diary
Laura Beecher Comer diary
Laura Beecher (niece of abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher and cousin of Harriet Beecher Stowe) moved from New Haven, Connecticut, to Alabama in 1848. Later that year, she married James Comer, a planter in Russell County. Despite her family's strong ties to the abolitionist movement, Laura Beecher...
Lila Bess Olin Morgan family correspondence, 1938 to 1944
This collection consists of correspondence (1938 to 1944) from the papers of Lila Bess Olin Morgan of Montgomery, Alabama. Most notable are the letters written among the three women of the family: Lila Bess; her mother, Juliet Cook Olin; and her daughter, Juliette Hampton Morgan. Juliette Morgan,...

Ben Brumfield

Researching people and events in the Renan area around 1920. Please contact me at benwbrum@gmail.com
Thornton Manuscripts
Middle English texts from Robert Thornton's Lincoln and London manuscripts.

BL Digital

The Digital Scholarship Department (BL Digital) works to enable innovative research based on the British Library's digital collections.
Arabic Scientific Manuscripts of the British Library
Arabic Scientific Manuscripts of the British Library
This project is now finished! A huge thanks to everyone who contributed! For the latest news on the British Library Digital Scholarship department's Arabic Handwritten Text Recognition projects visit bl/digital. **************************************** Help advance research into automatic...

Book Traces

We are collecting transcriptions of HANDWRITTEN ANNOTATIONS found in college and university libraries all around the state of Virginia. Book Traces, based at the University of Virginia, is led by Andrew Stauffer and Kristin Jensen.
Book Traces: Civil War Readers and Their Books in Virginia Libraries
The page images in this collection are from pre-1871 books owned by college and university libraries all around Virginia. Please help us by transcribing any handwritten annotations you find on the pages! We are interested in the "traces" that past readers of these books have left behind in the...

California State Library

The California State Library: A leader, innovator, champion, and important source of trusted information to Californians and their libraries.
World War I Collection
World War I Collection
Collection of World War I documents, letters, and photos.
The Papers of Julian Bond
The Papers of Julian Bond
About the Project: Following the death of civil rights leader Julian H. Bond on August 15, 2015, the University of Virginia acquired the entirety of his papers and moved them to the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library for preservation. In an effort to make the papers accessible...

Chicago Botanic Garden Library

The rare book collection at the Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden offers a comprehensive perspective on five centuries of research in botany, botanical art, horticulture, agriculture, gardening and landscape design.
The Scientific Notebooks of French Lily Specialist Pierre Étienne Simon Duchartre
The Scientific Notebooks of French Lily Specialist Pierre Étienne Simon Duchartre
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Lenhardt Library has received a grant award from the Illinois State Library for digitization. This grant, for uniquely held items in Illinois, allows us to digitize one-of-a-kind handwritten, nineteenth-century manuscripts for which no other copy exists. The...
The Scientific Notebooks of German Orchidologist Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Kränzlin
The Scientific Notebooks of German Orchidologist Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Kränzlin
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Lenhardt Library has received a grant award from the Illinois State Library for digitization. This grant, for uniquely held items in Illinois, allows us to digitize one-of-a-kind handwritten, nineteenth-century manuscripts for which no other copy exists. The...

Colorado State University Libraries

Colorado State University Libraries participates in the University community’s discovery, communication, and use of knowledge by providing materials, information, and other services to support instruction, research and scholarship.
Charles A. Lory Diaries
Charles A. Lory Diaries
Charles A. Lory (1872-1969) was the fifth president of Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University). From 1909 to 1940, Lory oversaw significant expansion of the college. He was involved with many local and national organizations, most of which focused on water use, agriculture,...
Delph Carpenter Diaries
Delph Carpenter Diaries
The "Father of Interstate River Compacts," Delph E. Carpenter (1877-1951) served the state of Colorado as a lawyer, state senator, and river commissioner. He wrote, negotiated, and promoted the Colorado River Compact, among others, following his service as lead counsel in the Wyoming vs. Colorado...
Stephen Elliott (1771-1830) Papers
The Stephen Elliott papers consist of manuscripts and research notes, some in Elliott's hand and some in other hands; subscription forms for his A sketch of the botany of South-Carolina and Georgia; and correspondence, mostly to Elliott from fellow botanists, dated from 1791 to 1829. Also...
Manasseh Cutler Papers
The Manasseh Cutler papers consist of notebooks of observations of plants, notebooks of extracts from books and letters, dated from 1782 to 1808, and a small group of loose materials, which includes material created in 1856 after Cutler's death. The notebooks are part of a numbered series, and...
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Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses

The Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses is a Cooperative Association partner with the Bureau of Land Management. Friends support parks by raising funds for education, historical renovations and building new park facilities.
 1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books
1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books
The Yaquina Head Lighthouse was established in 1873 and is located on the Central Oregon Coast. The stories and history of this site are kept alive by trained interpreters who provide guided historic tours in period clothing. As you help us transcribe these documents we will be able to...
Colonial North America: Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Colonial North America: Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Colonial North America at Harvard Library provides access to remarkable and wide-ranging materials digitized as part of an ongoing, multi-year project. When complete, the project will make available to the world approximately 650,000 digitized pages of all known archival and manuscript materials...
Colonial North America: Harvard Law School Library
Colonial North America: Harvard Law School Library
Colonial North America at Harvard Library provides access to remarkable and wide-ranging materials digitized as part of an ongoing, multi-year project. When complete, the project will make available to the world approximately 650,000 digitized pages of all known archival and manuscript materials...
Schlesinger Library
Schlesinger Library
Items from the collection of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

High Point Museum

The High Point Museum cares for and exhibits objects, photographs, and archival material that reflect the history of the greater High Point area.
Welch & Harriss Family Papers (1982.031.006)
Deeds, legal papers, and receipts related to the Welch and Harriss families.
High Point Archives Project
High Point Archives Project
Letters, deeds, meeting minutes, and other materials from the collection of the High Point Museum.
May Wright Sewall Papers
May Wright Sewall Papers
The May Wright Sewall Papers are a collection of documents comprised of approximately 500 letters written to May Wright Sewall dated between 1879 and 1919, and three guest books with remarks and signatures from 197 guests of the Sewall house. The correspondents represented in this collection...
Howitt and Fison Papers
Howitt and Fison Papers
At the end of the 19th Century A.W. Howitt and Lorimer Fison collaborated on pioneering anthropological research in Australia and the Pacific. Their book Kamilaroi and Kurnai (1880) revealed the complexity and diversity of Aboriginal society and pioneered important advancements in anthropological...
William Joseph Despain Missionary Journal
William Joseph Despain Missionary Journal
The missionary journal of William Joseph Despain 1900-1902.
C. S. Peirce Manuscripts
C. S. Peirce Manuscripts
The goal of the Scalable Peirce Interpretation Network (SPIN) is to develop a model environment for distributed collaboration that can support an international network of researchers, students, and citizen scholars in cooperative efforts to encode and interpret handwritten manuscripts, including...

KHSDigitalCollections

The Kentucky Historical Society Digital Collections are selected materials from the Kentucky Historical Society's archival and library collections.
Prall family bible records
Prall family bible records
Records from the Prall family Bible, Kentucky Historical Society collection SC 1980. Included are birth and marriage dates related to Benjamin Prall's family and other manuscript material included with the Bible. The Bible was passed from Benjamin Prall to the enslaved Mary Ann Rowe (nee Prall)...
Malinda K Miller diary
Malinda K Miller diary
A diary written by Malinda K. Miller in 1922 while she was in in Rangoon, Burma as a missionary.
Captain James Sympson diary
Captain James Sympson diary
A journal by Captain James Sympson concerning his company of the Kentucky Volunteer Militia, dated August 31-October 20, 1813. The entries are about the activities surrounding the Battle of the Thames campaign and an account of the battle proper. Includes diagrams, descriptions of the marches, a...
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency
The first 30 years of California's statehood were a time of upheaval for American Indians throughout California. New state officials worked to assume control of California's affairs and boundaries, U.S. government officials unfamiliar with California and its Indians arrived to document tribal...
LAGANZ Finding Aids
LAGANZ Finding Aids
Index cards and finding aids for the collections of the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ) | Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa: manuscript papers, posters, books, serials, audio and video. LAGANZ has an important collection of New Zealand and international posters from the lesbian...
Festival Book for Charles VI
First edition of a sumptuous festival book commemorating the inauguration of HRE Charles VI in 1717 as Count of Flanders, featuring an allegorical frontispiece and 6 large folding plates, including four engravings of the extravagant fireworks displays that followed the ceremony.
Florentine Gabelle 1411
Temple University https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p15037coll19/id/3328/rec/1
Lapo di Castiglionchio
Letter to his son; Beinecke MS 815
Maryland State Archives: 1985 Marriage Certificates
PLEASE NOTE THAT CERTIFICATE NUMBERS ARE OFTEN VERY FAINT, BUT THEY ARE THERE. Marriage certificates are among the most requested records here at the Maryland State Archives. These records are needed to apply for a driver’s license, passport, Social Security and health benefits, a mortgage,...

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Help transcribe 19th-century papers that tell the story of America's first rural cemetery and the first designed landscape open to the public in North America. Visit our Online Database at MountAuburn.PastPerfectOnline.com
Mount Auburn Cemetery Trustee Minutes
Mount Auburn Cemetery Trustee Minutes
Proprietors and Trustees Meeting Minutes (1835-1930) provide the permanent record of business of the Corporation, including committee reports and decisions made. Signed and dated by the Cemetery Secretary, and retained by the Corporation.
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Records of commissions for sculptor Martin Milmore's monumental Sphinx, the statues of Joseph Story by William Wetmore Story, James Otis by Thomas Crawford, John Winthrop by Richard S. Greenough, and John Adams by Randolph Rogers; Jacob Bigelow's commission for Ballantine & Allan's Scottish...
Mount Auburn Cemetery Letterpress Copying Books
Mount Auburn Cemetery Letterpress Copying Books
Letters (1860-1924) between Mount Auburn Cemetery's Superintendents, Secretaries, Treasurers, and Lot Proprietors. This collection of 65 letterpress copying books provides a first hand account of a time period that included the creation of a greenhouse and nursery, appointment of a permanent...

Mulaika

Saya seorang pensyarah dalam kajian Asia Tenggara di SOAS University of London.
Syair Mesa Gumitar
Syair Mesa Gumitar
British Library Mss Add 12380 With thanks to the British Library for digitising this manuscript and making it available for reuse. The manuscript can also be viewed fully digitised on the BL's site here:http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_12380&index=0

Nantucket Historical Association Research Library

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.
Ladies' Logs
Of the over 400 logbooks in the NHA’s ships’ logs collection, only 11 have been attributed to women. It was not unheard of for wives of whaling masters to accompany their husbands on voyages. Nantucket women were well educated and, whether at sea or home, often wrote letters and kept journals....
Ecclesiastical Census Returns
Ecclesiastical Census Returns
Ecclesiastical census returns of churches and chapels, endowments, sittings, estimated attendances on 30 March 1851 and average numbers during the preceding twelve months in the UK. For any enquiries regarding the project or transcription help please contact us at:...
Returns of British Army Officers covering 1790s-1830s
Returns of British Army Officers covering 1790s-1830s
Collection of Returns of British Army Officers covering 1790s-1830s. These returns cover the Officer's service between the late 1780s to 1830s. They give various information, we are not capturing all the information. The information includes date and place of birth, dates of promotion...

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and in
Scouting Reports
Scouting Reports
Scouting reports on prospects who would become Hall of Famers, play in the Majors and Minors, or never make it past scouting.

Ohio University Libraries

Ohio University Libraries actively invests in digitizing our unique collections in order to broaden access to these rich materials. Our digital offerings regularly expand in support of the research and educational activities of university campus.
Board of Trustees minutes, Ohio University
Board of Trustees minutes, Ohio University
Meeting minutes document the activities of Ohio University's Board of Trustees since its 1804 founding. Transcription enables full text searching of the volumes for endeavors such as tracing the history of the institution and the region. See volumes covering 1804-1954 in our Ohio University...
Eugene Houghton Civil War letters
Eugene Coolidge Houghton was born March 11, 1844, the son of Robert Coolidge Houghton and Lucy Taylor Forbush Houghton. His hometown was Stow, Massachusetts. During the Civil War, he left Phillips Academy to serve in the 2nd Heavy Artillery Battery C Massachusetts and was promoted to Colonel....
Phillips Family Papers
Phillips Family Papers
This collection compiles the legal documents, letters, books, and original works of several members of the Phillips family including Samuel Phillips (founder of Phillips Academy Andover) and his uncle John Phillips (founder of Phillips Exeter Academy). Items in the collections date 1647-1876...
SC62, Samuel Wilmot Fonds: Letterbook, 1886-1889
Help the ROM Library and Archives transcribe the 900+ pages of this letter book of Samuel Wilmot (1822-1899), a pioneering pisciculturist who initiated and led Canada's fish-culture program between 1868 and 1895. Wilmot established a hatchery in Newcastle, ON, intending to save the Lake Ontario...

South Australian Maritime Museum

Located in the historic Port Adelaide precinct, the South Australian Maritime Museum preserves, explores and celebrates the human history of our oceans and rivers. Our collections include ships logs, passenger and crew diaries.
William Strapps Diaries
William Strapps Diaries
William Strapps’ 1879 diary contains almost daily entries detailing his voyage to Australia from Camberwell England. Sailing on the ship GARONNE, Strapps writes of his time on board living with different people and different nationalities. He also talks of his experiences on the ship from the...
JH Gill
JH Gill
These papers contain the memoirs of J.H Gill, a Lieutenant-Commander of the Royal Australian Navy. He writes of his time in the Navy, from when he joined the South Australian Naval Reserve in July 1898 until 1943 when he finally retired and became a ferry-boat master, still enjoying life on the...
Chief Gunner Logbook
Chief Gunner Logbook
The Chief Gunner’s journal provides, on one side of the diary, a rough journal by Edward Argent detailing the voyage to China of the PROTECTOR to serve with the Admiralty during the Boxer Rebellion. He writes of the events that occur during the voyage which involve travelling from Adelaide...
The International La Sfera Challenge
The International La Sfera Challenge
Welcome to La Sfera Challenge, a two-week competition pitting international teams of scholars against each other in a race to transcribe three different copies of one text, Goro Dati’s fifteenth-century geographic treatise, La Sfera. Team USA will work with the version housed at the Yale...
Monterey Bay Historical Zooplankton Project
Monterey Bay Historical Zooplankton Project
Climate change is driving rapid changes in our biosphere on local and global scales. Our capacity to understand these shifts relies entirely upon two critical things: long-term biological and environmental observations, and an ability to discover and access them. Zooplankton (small animals that...
Life and Death in Florence
Life and Death in Florence
Biographical details, including date of birth and of entry to the convent, names of parents, and date of death. The second of two volumes, the first probably lost or stolen as a result of political turmoil.

Stanford University Archives

The Stanford University Archives is the official repository for records of Stanford University, including its founders, administration, faculty, students, and alumni.
Richard William Weiland Papers
Richard William Weiland Papers
Includes personal correspondence, 1969-2002; materials pertaining to Microsoft, both his career there and the company, 1976-99; his research materials and notebooks on computers, the software industry, investments, and other interests, 1988-2006; papers, yearbooks, notebooks, and other items from...
Leland Stanford Papers
Leland Stanford Papers
Correspondence, telegrams; business, legal, financial, and official papers; speeches, journals, and newsclippings; and other materials relating to the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, Stanford's political career, business and financial interests, and the founding and construction of...
Stanford Faculty Papers
Stanford Faculty Papers
Materials created by Stanford faculty.

State Archives of North Carolina

The State Archives provides guidance on preservation and management of government records, and collects, preserves, and provides public access to historically significant archival materials relating to North Carolina.
Travel Perspectives
Travel Perspectives
About the TranscribeNC Project The Travel Perspectives collection features narratives and images of tourism as experienced by North Carolinians, found within the holdings of the State Archives of North Carolina. These documents consist of letters, scrapbooks, journals, photographs, postcards,...
WWII Letters
WWII Letters
About the TranscribeNC Project This digital collection includes a sample of World War II letters from the Military Collection of the State Archives of North Carolina. How to Help Transcribe Documents The transcription conventions, or “rules,” are located at the bottom of every page in the...
WWI Letters
WWI Letters
About the TranscribeNC Project This collection includes World War I letters (correspondence) from the consistently expanding collections of the State Library and State Archives of North Carolina. How to Help Transcribe Documents The transcription conventions, or “rules,” are located at the...
Margaret Bayard Smith Transcription Project
Margaret Bayard Smith Transcription Project
The Margaret Bayard Smith Digital Edition is a project to transcribe and annotate the more than 3,000 letters, diaries, and commonplace books, written by Smith during her lifetime (1778-1844). The manuscripts are owned by the Library of Congress and a handful of letters are held by other...

The Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia inspires learning, ignites imagination, creates possibilities, encourages understanding, and engages Virginia's past to empower its future.
Petersburg (Va.)
Petersburg (Va.)
On 7 January 1919, Governor Davis created the Virginia War History Commission whose goal was “to complete an accurate and complete history of Virginia’s military, economic and political participation in the World War.” The Commission conducted a survey of World War I veterans in Virginia through...
Orange County (Va.)
Orange County (Va.)
On 7 January 1919, Governor Davis created the Virginia War History Commission whose goal was “to complete an accurate and complete history of Virginia’s military, economic and political participation in the World War.” The Commission conducted a survey of World War I veterans in Virginia through...
Grayson County (Va.)
Grayson County (Va.)
On 7 January 1919, Governor Davis created the Virginia War History Commission whose goal was “to complete an accurate and complete history of Virginia’s military, economic and political participation in the World War.” The Commission conducted a survey of World War I veterans in Virginia through...
Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms
Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms
We're incredibly proud to have been able to loan eleven manuscripts to the British Library for their exhibition, Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War, making the Parker Library the single largest lender to the exhibition as a whole. As the holder of a quarter of all Old English Manuscripts that...
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 20
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 20
Welcome to the 2nd annual Parker Transcribathon! If you're working with us beyond the boundaries of the Reading Room here at the Parker, join the conversation at https://stanford.zoom.us/j/793068504! Getting Started Register for a free account at From the Page here: ...
Transcription Examples
Transcription Examples
The exemplar pages in this collection have been transcribed according to the conventions established for the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms Project run by the Parker Library. Should you have any questions, or encounter any difficulties, please email us directly at Parker Library Feedback or contact the...

The Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation

The Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation at the University of the South is a six-year initiative investigating the university’s historical entanglements with slavery and slavery’s legacies.
George R. Fairbanks Collection
George R. Fairbanks Collection
George Rainsford Fairbanks (1820-1906) connected the first founding of the University of the South in 1858 with its refounding ten years later. Fairbanks served as a trustee from Florida and built a home on campus called Rebel's Rest. This portion of his collection deals with the fundraising work...
Leonidas Polk Family Papers
Leonidas Polk Family Papers
Leonidas Polk, first Bishop of Louisiana, founded the University of the South. Born to a wealthy planter family in North Carolina, Polk first attended West Point, but turned his attention toward the episcopacy. In the immediate antebellum period the Episcopal church spread south and west,...

Transcribimus

Transcribimus community volunteers have already transcribed more than 3,500 pages of Vancouver history. Join us! Whether you complete a little or a lot, you make a valuable contribution to our shared history.
Vancouver City Council Minutes
Vancouver City Council Minutes
Currently working on Cancouver City Council minutes from 1893 and 1894. Minutes from May 1886 - 1892 are already transcribed and posted on transcribimus.ca
Oram Diaries Test Collection (form-based)
Oram Diaries Test Collection (form-based)
Sample of several pages from the Oram Diaries to evaluate transcription tools
Boehm/Casement Papers
Boehm/Casement Papers
The Boehm/Casement Papers consist largely of letters from Roger Casement to Captain Hans Boehm, during Casement's stay in Germany in 1915, as well as some associated material (photographs, medals) relating to his first contact with the German authorities in November and December 1914 and the...
Luke Wadding Papers
Luke Wadding Papers
This project draws from a digital facsimile of UCD-OFM, MSS. D.01 <https://digital.ucd.ie/view/ivrla:18726>. It represents selections from the first five volumes of Luke Wadding’s Papers. This amounts to 1,080 pages which have been disbound, cleaned and strengthened by professional...
J. E. Whitehorne Diary
J. E. (James Edward) Whitehorne (born 1840) of Greensville County, Va., was a Confederate officer, who served with the 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia. The collection includes a typed transcription of Whitehorne's diary, 30 March-22 April 1865, describing in detail the...
Lisetta Maria Vogler Diary
Lisetta Maria Vogler (1820-1903) married Francis F. Fries (1812-1863). The collection includes a typed transcription of the diary of Vogler as an eleven-year-old girl, describing a trip from Salem, N.C., to New York, N.Y., and back, including a stay with Moravian co-religionists in Pennsylvania.
Francis Taylor Diary
Francis Taylor (1747-1799) was an officer in the American Revolution and later a planter in Orange County, Va. Taylor lived at Midland Plantation with his father, Colonel George Taylor (died 1794). The collection includes a typed transcription of a diary, 1786-1799, of the daily activities,...
Diaries and Notebooks of Marian Anderson
Diaries and Notebooks of Marian Anderson
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries house the papers of the famed American singer Marian Anderson. As part of a CLIR hidden collections digitization grant the University of Pennsylvania Libraries digitized over 2,500 items from the Anderson collection including several of her handwritten...
Kislak Center Recipe Books
The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania houses a wide variety of recipe books among its collections. These include culinary recipes, comprising food and drink; medicinal recipes, for both humans and animals; household recipes, for...

University of Virginia Library

The UVA Library is the foundation on which UVA built a transformative educational community. The Library partners in learning and collaborates in discovery by creating inclusive and sustainable collections, services, spaces and infrastructure.
Carter Family Letterbook
Robert “King” Carter (1662/3-1731) was born in Lancaster, Virginia, the son of John Carter and Sarah Ludlow Carter. One of the wealthiest colonists in eighteenth century Virginia, by the time of his death in 1732, Carter owned over 300, 000 acres of land, 48 plantations and owned over seven...
Matriculation Books (University of Virginia) V.1 (1825-1855)
Matriculation Books (University of Virginia) V.1 (1825-1855)
The Matriculation Books of the University of Virginia (RG-14/4/2.041, Small Special Collections Library), document each new and returning student to the University of Virginia officially registered: name, birth date, parent or guardian, place of residence, and courses of study. Records for...

USDA National Agricultural Library

The USDA National Agricultural Library is one of five national libraries of the United States and houses one of the world's largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences.
Plant Exploration
Plant Exploration
Join USDA plant explorers as they journey the world for economically useful plants for the United States! Learn about their expeditions through letters, reports, and photographs.
Rare Books
Rare Books
Special Collections has a rare book collection strong in botany, natural history, zoology, and entomology.
Scientific Works
Scientific Works
This category of materials pertains primarily to the works produced by USDA scientists in their specialty areas. Format of items are notes, notebooks, and manuscripts. Other materials created by agricultural scientists are also included.
John D. Lee Case File
John D. Lee Case File
Case files document criminal cases as they proceed through the court system and subsequently become the official files of individual cases. This case file is for the John D. Lee trial concerning his involvement in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre. Lee was convicted and executed in 1877....

UVA School of Law Library

Special Collections preserves and provides access to a diverse archive of legal history materials and the records. Our collections include rare books, manuscripts, archival records and publications, faculty writing, and photographs.
The C.S.S. Alabama Claims Cases, 1870-1876
The C.S.S. Alabama Claims Cases, 1870-1876
The C.S.S. Alabama Claims Project features over 100 documents that explore the American Civil War's international legal dimensions. Boston attorney and future U.S. Congressman William W. Crapo corresponded with numerous fellow lawyers and clients between 1870 and 1876 to secure restitution from...
The Papers of Solicitors J. M. Shugar and A. W. Vaisey, 1850-1914
The Papers of Solicitors J. M. Shugar and A. W. Vaisey, 1850-1914
The documents in this collection contain the stories of nineteenth century English lives. Solicitors J. M. Shugar and A. W. Vaisey worked as probate and property lawyers in the town of Tring, Hertfordshire, in south central England. They handled wills, estates, and personal property issues for...
The Papers of John B. Minor, 1845-1893
The Papers of John B. Minor, 1845-1893
John B. Minor joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1845 at the age of thirty-two. An 1834 graduate of the university, Minor began his teaching career following a decade in private practice. Minor, along with James P. Holcombe, directed the law program at UVA amidst national debates...
Ann Smith Letters
Letters written by Ann Smith during WW2.

Wisconsin Historical Society

Welcome to the Wisconsin Historical Society's online transcription projects. To begin, Sign Up for a free account and select one of the transcription projects. Read the collection description for more information and a link to the Help page.
Wisconsin, Dane County Naturalization Index
Wisconsin, Dane County Naturalization Index
Card index for the records of naturalization proceedings before the Municipal Court for Dane County, 1875-1906, and before the Dane County Circuit Court, 1841-1955. (Dane Series 88) There are three different cards in this index: Declaration, Petition, and Signed Petition. Check the Help Page...
Wisconsin Civil War Diaries and Correspondence
Wisconsin Civil War Diaries and Correspondence
A selection of diaries written by Wisconsin soldiers and donated to the Wisconsin Historical Society. Current Diaries: Diaries of Van S. Bennett, Captain of Company I, 12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Diaries of Rufus Dawes (1838-1899), Colonel of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry and a leader of...
Increase A. Lapham Papers, 1825-1930
Increase A. Lapham Papers, 1825-1930
Papers of Increase Allen Lapham, the most prominent figure in early scientific research in Wisconsin. The papers consist of personal and biographical papers, correspondence, and research and writing files. For more information about this collection, visit the Online Finding Aid Visit the Help...