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.
Harriett Engelhardt correspondence, 1944, October to December
Harriet Engelhardt was born in 1919 to a prominent family in Montgomery, Alabama. During World War II, she operated a Red Cross Clubmobile, serving U.S. troops across France, Germany, and Austria. In October 1945, the day before her scheduled return to the United States, she was killed in a jeep...
Harriett Engelhardt correspondence, 1945, June, to 1946
Harriet Engelhardt was born in 1919 to a prominent family in Montgomery, Alabama. During World War II, she operated a Red Cross Clubmobile, serving U.S. troops across France, Germany, and Austria. In October 1945, the day before her scheduled return to the United States, she was killed in a jeep...
Lavinia Bright Walker diary
Lavinia Bright Walker diary
Lavinia Bright was born in 1916 in Alabama, and her family moved to Detroit, Michigan, in 1920. There she attended Northwestern High School and Wayne State University, after which she taught elementary school for over forty years. She married William Walker in 1946, and the couple had one son....

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.
Central Pacific Railroad Company Lawsuits
Central Pacific Railroad Company Lawsuits
Legal documents relating to lawsuits resulting from Central Pacific Railroad stock manipulation. Attorney Alfred A. Cohen represented the plaintiffs, and likely owned these documents. Individual stockholders in these cases received reduced or no dividends from their holdings, or were persuaded to...
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...

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.
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...
Test collection 2
After OCR text extraction function is added
Test collection
Just for testing
UDHR
PDF files on UDHR in multiple languages
Historical DCLEP Council Minutes
Historical DCLEP Council Minutes
This is a joint project between the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula and the Cummins School Community Library, focused on preserving historical Council Minutes in a digital format, allowing accessibility for all.

Doten Diaries

A collaboration between Donnelyn Curtis of the University Libraries and Dr. Christopher Church of the Department of History at the University of Nevada, Reno to provide online access to the Complete Diaries of Alfred Doten.
Alfred Doten Diaries, 1849-1903
Alfred Doten Diaries, 1849-1903
Alfred Doten began his daily diary at the age of 19 on the day he left his home in Plymouth Massachusetts for the gold fields of California aboard the ship Yeoman. His last entry was written 53 years later on the day before he died, cold, penniless and alone, in Carson City, Nevada. During 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...

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.
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...
Indianapolis Postcards
Indianapolis Postcards
The Indianapolis Public Library is fortunate to have a collection of over 500 postcards depicting scenes from the city and elsewhere. Without these cards, landmarks such as Wonderland on the eastside, the downtown Traction Terminal, or the Emrichsville Bridge over White River, all now lost, might...
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...
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.
Mary Ruth Slaton diaries
Mary Ruth Slaton diaries
The diaries of Mary Ruth Slaton, a housewife and mother from in Hopkins County, Kentucky, dated 1931-1973. Slaton begins writing her diary during the Great Depression in the early 1930s. She describes going to school, spending time with friends and doing chores. By the late 1930s she has finished...
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...
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...
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
Florentine Gabelle 1411
Temple University https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p15037coll19/id/3328/rec/1
Maryland State Archives: 1988 Marriage Certificates
Maryland State Archives: 1988 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,...

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:...
NEWSM Steam Library
NEWSM Steam Library
We are creating a shelf list for our Mechanical Engineering Library, a collection of books about the history of steam power from the New England Wireless & Steam Museum in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
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...
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....

Sandy Spring Museum Archives

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.
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...
Home Interest Society Minutes
Home Interest Society Minutes
Home Interest, which refers to itself as a “Society,” was founded in Sandy Spring, Maryland, on August 27th, 1870 and has met monthly (more or less) to the present day. Early in its existence, meetings were not held in June and July to free up members to attend to agricultural and horticultural...
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...

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.
Passat Diary
This diary provides a detailed description of Betty Northmore’s life as a stewardess onboard the Passat. She details her duties as a stewardess as well as the weather, activities on the ship and descriptions of other crew members. Her voyage on the Passat started from Port Talbot to Port Victoria...
Jack Sheridan log books
Jack Sheridan wrote several log books during his time sailing the vessel 'Portonian' in South Australian waters. Each is recorded in a three day to a page diary with entries made in pencil at regular intervals throughout the year. The first log has a note in the back page which refers to the...
Diary of Harry Andrewartha
Diary of Harry Andrewartha
Harry Andrewartha, writes of his personal experiences as an apprentice on board the windjammer Moshulu. He talks about his voyage from Port Victoria to England via Cape Horn and presents a daily description of his time on the Moshulu performing his duties as an apprentice, the weather (an...
Dorothea Rousby Cookery Book
Dorothea Rousby Cookery Book
A 17th-century cookery book with index, containing recipes for preserves, cakes, wines, and household remedies
Latin Paleography Workshop
Latin Paleography Workshop
Medieval and Early Modern Paleography Workshop
Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum
(to be added by the Walters Team?)

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...
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.
Student Life
Student Life
Materials documenting Stanford student life.

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 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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (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...
CCCC MS 488: John Joscelyn's Historiola Collegii Corporis Christi.
CCCC MS 488: John Joscelyn's Historiola Collegii Corporis Christi.
CCCC MS 488 contains a copy of John Joscelyn's Historiola Collegii Corporis Christi dated 1569. John Joscelyn (1529 - 1603) was Matthew Parker's Latin secretary. He proved very adept at finding Old English manuscripts and at preparing them for publication. In addition to his work on Old English...
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: ...
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 minutes from 1894. Minutes from May 1886 - 1893 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
Irish Dialect Archive Manuscript Collection
Irish Dialect Archive Manuscript Collection
The Irish Dialect Archive (Cartlann na gCanúintí) was established in 1953 by Professor Tomás de Bhaldraithe, as part of the Department of Modern Irish at UCD. The Archive is a resource centre for Irish language lexical / dialect research and consists of card indices, manuscripts, computer-based...
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...
UNC Papers
UNC Papers
The University of North Carolina was chartered by the state's General Assembly in 1789. Its first student was admitted in 1795. The governing body of the University, from its founding until 1932, was a forty-member Board of Trustees elected by the General Assembly. The Board met twice a year; at...
Thomas Brevard Notebook
Thomas Brevard was a teacher of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. His notebook contains a diary, 1804 and 1830, accounts, poems, and other writings of Brevard; and minutes of the Union Library Society, Lebanon, Tenn., 1817-1824, and of the Philalethian Debating Society,...
Francis Terry Leak Papers
Francis Terry Leak was a cotton planter and businessman of Tippah (now Benton) County, Miss. The collection includes manuscript volumes containing entries of various types, most of which are presumed to have been written by Francis Terry Leak. With the exception of one volume consisting chiefly...

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.
Watson Family Papers: "Slave Notebook"
Watson Family Papers: "Slave Notebook"
The Papers of the Watson family (MSS 530, Small Special Collections Library) of Louisa County, Virginia is comprised of 10,000 items: including, business and personal correspondence, , ledger books, bank books, farm account books, and various memorandum books of this Louisa County family. Of...
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...
Madison Friendship Lodge Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
Madison Friendship Lodge Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
The Madison Friendship Lodge Grand United Order of Odd Fellows collection (MSS 16411, Small Special Collections Library) contains minute books, financial records, correspondence, event programs, proceedings, a cemetary plot, a framed faternal collar, a fraternal apron, and a flag. Loose...
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...
GDR Living Room Documents
GDR Living Room Documents
The German Democratic Republic (GDR) was a communist state established in 1949 within the boundaries of the Soviet Occupation Zone in Germany after the Second World War. Those who lived in the GDR spanned various generations from those who were born in the Weimar Republic or Nazi Germany to those...
Stile Book of James Armour, C. 1698
This manuscript style or form book was created by James Armour of Edinburgh from about 1698 to 1701. Armour, the son of James Armour, merchant in Glasgow, first registered as an apprentice in 1684 to Alexander Wright who was a merchant in Edinburgh. He later became a writer and was admitted a...
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, create a free account and select one of the collections. Read the collection description for more information and a link to the Help page.
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...
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...