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Good question. I think the way you have it is fine as the capitalization in the letterhead does not inform the tone or meaning of the authors words. Although this isn't addressed specifically in the Help section, community manager Lauren Algee wrote the following to a similar question:
"...we want you to type what you see and keep search in mind. The Library's search capability is capitalization-agnostic, so it doesn't hurt (or help) for something to be uppercase vs. lowercase.
When transcribing, I generally stick with original capitalization. Sometimes "translating" capitalization from one to the other requires a volunteer to make assumptions about capitalization of names or acronyms that might unintentionally insert errors. Something to look out for as a reviewer. But I do understand that as a transcriber or reader it can be almost painful to have to read all caps, so it isn't something I worry about changing as a reviewer."
See the following for the discussion:
Library of Congress
Thanks! I came across it when I was reviewing and the transcriber didn't do it in caps, so I wasn't sure if I should fix it or leave it alone.
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Fellow transcriber here. If I were doing a new transcription, I would do it in all caps. However, coming across that. I would not necessarily change it if it formatted well. If there were other errors I would fix the letterhead but if all else looks good, I would accept it. Just my opinion.
Thanks so much! That was my thoughts too, I was reviewing and it wasn't so I wasn't sure if I should leave it or fix it.