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...
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 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...
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...

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...
Indianapolis Public Library
Indianapolis Public Library
Since 1873, The Indianapolis Public Library has served the people of the city, both growing and changing to fit their needs, serving the vision of librarian Eliza Browning's vision to make it "a live thing in the whole town." Available for transcription are letters from librarians and other...
Indianapolis Public Schools
Indianapolis Public Schools
Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) has been an vital public institution throughout the history of Indianapolis and central Indiana. Since its incorporation in 1853, IPS has shaped – and been shaped by – the residents and communities that turned Indianapolis from a small settlement at the mouth of...
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.
Jesse Townsend Sermons 1807-1819
Eight sermons written by Townsend, who served as pastor of the Western Presbyterian Church in Palmyra, New York, between 1817-1820. Many of the sermons were first given by Townsend in Durham and Madison, New York before being given in Palmyra. Sermons were used through 1830. Sermon of 20 November...
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...

Jennifer Hecker

I’m an archivist and founding director of Town Talk Library and the Austin Fanzine Project.
Austin Fanzine Project
Austin Fanzine Project
The Austin Fanzine Project started as a relatively straightforward digitization and transcription project intended to improve access to the documents of a recently-historical subculture – the Austin, Texas underground music scene of the 1990s. The project has blossomed into a sandbox for...
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...
DALME Italian Sources
A collection of transcribed inventories from Italian Archives
Lapo di Castiglionchio
Letter to his son; Beinecke MS 815
The Case of Magdalena, the Former Slave
Archives Départementales des Bouches-du-Rhône 3B 858, and the opening folio is 178r. Marseille, 1407.
Maryland State Archives: Marriage Certificates
Maryland State Archives: Marriage Certificates
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, and for other important life events. Women especially need these documents to...

Mulaika

Saya seorang pensyarah dalam kajian Asia Tenggara di SOAS University of London.
Jawi Transcription Project
Jawi Transcription Project
This is a pilot project to experiment with crowd-sourced transcription of Malay manuscripts written in Jawi. Ini adalah projek perintis untuk transkripsi manuskrip Melayu dalam huruf Jawi secara gotong-royong.

Nineteenth Century Digital Cooperative

The Nineteenth Century Digital Cooperative (NCDC) is a Digital Edition Publishing Cooperative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The NCDC is hosted by the Kentucky Historical Society.
Ellen Wallace Diaries
Ellen Wallace Diaries
Ellen Wallace's diaries are part of the Kentucky Historical Society's archival collection MSS 52 Ellen Wallace and Annie Starling diaries. Ellen Kenton McGaughey Wallace was a member of a landowning and slaveholding family in southern Christian County, Kentucky. At the beginning of the Civil...
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)...
Early American Shorthand
Examples of early American shorthand
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,...
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...

Stanford University Archives

The Stanford University Archives is the official repository for records of Stanford University, including its founders, administration, faculty, students, and alumni.
Anne Battle Letters
1975 AB Psychology, 1976 AM Education
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...
Fu Chun Yu Lab Notebooks
Fu Chun Yu Lab Notebooks
Collection consists of three notebooks (in facsimile) kept by Fu Chun Yu while he was a post-doc in Prof. Felix Bloch's NMR laboratory at Stanford; they cover Yu's work with Warren Proctor that lead to a realization of the chemical shift in molecules.

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.
WWI Diaries
WWI Diaries
About the TranscribeNC Project This collection includes World War I diaries 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 bottom of every page...
 Local Draft Board Records
Local Draft Board Records
About the TranscribeNC Project Lists compiled by the local county draft boards in North Carolina of men who enlisted or were drafted during WWI. How to Help Transcribe Documents The transcription conventions, or “rules,” are located at the bottom of every page in the transcription view. For...
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.
World War I Questionnaires
World War I Questionnaires
These questionnaires give us a glimpse into the lives of WWI veterans. Help us transcribe them! 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...
Stonewall Camp Confederate Veterans Membership Applications
Stonewall Camp Confederate Veterans Membership Applications
Records of the Stonewall Camp Confederate Veterans of Portsmouth Va., April 9, 1884 - April 7, 1886 Full title of this volume is Ex Confederates first Meeting April 9th 1884. And named "Portsmouth & Norfolk Co Association of Confederate Veterans." July 16th 1884. The Association Selected...
Richmond (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...
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...
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...
Loreto 1916
Loreto 1916
The Institute of the Blessed Virgin was founded by Mary Ward in 1609. It is a religious institute of pontifical right dedicated to apostolic works’, living according to the Ignatian tradition [IBVM Constitutions 2009, Volume II: Chapter I; 1.1]. Mary Ward’s idea of religious life was based on the...
Papers of James Meenan – Move of UCD to Belfield
Two pamphlets relating to the proposed move of UCD to Belfield: the first document describes the official UCD position on the plans to move to Belfield; and the second one, published by the organization Tuairim, argues that the proposal is undesirable and unnecessary.
Oram Diaries Test Collection (form-based)
Oram Diaries Test Collection (form-based)
Sample of several pages from the Oram Diaries to evaluate transcription tools

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.
Practicing Law in the Early American Republic
Practicing Law in the Early American Republic
The papers offered here feature documents written by major figures from the American Revolutionary era. These include Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and future Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court; President James Monroe and future president John Quincy...
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...
Letter book for the Receiver of Wrecks at Kingston upon Hull, England, 1855-1861
This handwritten letter book was kept for James Sparrow, who worked for the British Board of Trade as the Receiver of Wrecks at Kingston upon Hull, 1855-1861. The volume begins with an index of correspondents and subjects. While the book primarily records copies of all outgoing mail, there are...