A new challenge has arrived, volunteers! From August 12-19, help By the People complete 1,000 pages of "Suffrage: Women Fight for the Vote".
This new topic highlights the 70 year battle for women's right to vote, marking its’ 100th anniversary in 2019. Meet suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Mary Church Terrell, Carrie Chapman Catt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Anna Dickinson! Engage with their personal letters, travel diaries, and organization ledgers to watch history unfold before your eyes. You'll see Susan B. Anthony affectionately give her friends nicknames and Elizabeth Cady Stanton write the book that almost rips the movement in half. Transcribe your way from the White House lawn to the beaches of South Africa.
Volunteer review is the crucial final step required to mark pages complete so they can return to loc.gov for research use. Honor the work of these tireless suffrage advocates by helping meet the 1,000 page goal! Anyone can take part, you just need to register for an account to jump into review. We also hope you'll spread the news of this challenge and invite others to join us as we engage intimately with suffrage history.
If you’re new to review, read through our How-To Review guide before getting started.
We’ll log daily numbers here, so check in to see progress toward our goal!
Progress so far:
By 6pm EST on Wednesday, you'd already completed over 1,000 pages! Amazing!!! Clearly we underestimated your suffrage zeal, so we're setting a stretch goal. Can we complete a total of 2,000 by Monday?? Are you up for it?!
Monday, 8/19, 9am EST --
2,258 pages completed!
|Date||Not started||In progress||In review||Completed|
|Monday 8/12, 9am EST||19,966||1,742||15,652||6,257|
Monday 8/12, 5:30pm EST
|Tuesday 8/13, 9am EST||23,805||1,797||16,143||6,635|
|Tuesday 8/13, 5:30pm EST||23,735||1,821||16,578||6,836|
|Wednesday 8/14, 9am EST||23,059||1,852||16,978||7,081|
|Wednesday 8/14, 6pm EST||22,481||1,923||17,187||7,379|
|Thursday 8/15, 9am EST||22,159||1,951||17,363||7,497|
|Thursday 8/15, 5pm EST||21,630||1,963||17,693||7,684|
|Friday 8/16, 9:30am EST||21,287||1,989||17,822||7,872|
|Friday 8/16, 5pm EST||20,998||2,024||17,886||8,062|
|Monday 8/19 9am EST||19,771||2,071||18,613||8515|
("Not started" numbers may went up on 8/14 due to publication of new Suffrage pages!)