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Hello, Crowd! I've been working my way through the Mary Church Terrell papers (a mix of my own transcriptions from handwriting, and following behind others, including the prolific Henry Rosenberg   I just stumbled across a German language letter in very neat, modern handwriting. Someone had taken a stab at it, but was unfamiliar with German and… (Show more)
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OK, so I did it again....I'm too tired! Please someone go accept this sucker! https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-lincoln/1862-civil-war-death-of-willie-lincoln-drafts-of-emancipation-proclam…   Thanks! Sharon McKinley
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I see that brackets are used for illegible or unclear text, for deleted text, and for marginalia.   What do you do (if anything) when the text itself has brackets in it? (Okay to type them as is?)   Ah, I just saw double brackets in another transcription -- is that the way to handle it when the brackets are in the text itself?   Thanks!
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Aack, I hit Edit instead of Accept. (it would be nice if one could undo such a mistake if no changes were made). There were a few tiny things that weren't worth changing. Could someone please go and accept this lonely entry? It's the last one in its section. Sharon… (Show more)
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During my transcribing I've come across some writing that just seems too faint for me (and perhaps others) to make out.  Is there a way to label these? I'm thinking in some cases re-scanning might help, or maybe someone with more experience could transcribe them, but in either case a label would make them easier to find.
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I noticed that there are over 2000 documents to be reviewed for Mary Church Terrell. I try to do some reviews but many times they are documents I transcribed or reviewed and edited. I find it tedious to try to find documents I did not work on. If someone could tell me what they have worked on, I would be glad to review those documents. I worked in… (Show more)
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I'm currently transcribing in Susan B. Anthony's 1899 diary. At the top of every page is a pre-printed header that says "Wea.   [date]   Ther."  I've been including the Wea and Ther bits as part of the page, but am now wondering if I should just leave them out? (This must have been originally a journal book for recording weather observations and… (Show more)
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Hello! Thank you for taking the time to explore History Hub, the discussion space for the Library of Congress' latest crowdsourcing initiative.   We'd love to hear from you about what brings you to the project, how you're using crowd.loc.gov in the classroom or for your research, and the interesting things you've discovered while transcribing.… (Show more)
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I'm reviewing some beautifully-transcribed Clara Barton pages, in and around April 5,  1864 https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/clara-barton-angel-of-the-battlefield/diaries-and-journals-1862-1869/mss119730009/mss119…   I'm trying to accept as many as possible, but sometimes I just see that word they bracketed, so I figure...fix the sucker. But of… (Show more)
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OK, so I don't always know the right place to look for an answer.   Perhaps I shouldn't always wanna try out the next new campaign....here I am reviewing in Eliz. Cady Stanton's speeches, and there's this speech about co-ed education, written by Stanton and given by Susan B. Anthony.… (Show more)
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