Help Transcribe Suffragist Papers #KeeperoftheDay
“The Library of Congress Needs Your Help Transcribing Suffragist Papers”
“Over the past year, By the People has introduced a number of “campaigns” calling on volunteers to transcribe the digitized papers of Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Walt Whitman and others. The suffrage campaign coincides with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which was passed by Congress in June 1919 and ratified the following year. Library experts hope that by transcribing these documents, volunteers will not only help make suffrage materials more accessible, but also ‘engage with our collections and feel a connection with the suffragists,’ as Elizabeth Novara, an American women’s history specialist and curator of a new suffragist exhibition at the library, puts it.”
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