Walt Whitman at 200
2019 marks the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth. Transcribe and review his poetry, letters, and other writings. Discover how he wrote and lived for yourself.View Projects
Check out this blog to learn more about the Whitman review challenge that helped us complete this Campaign in May 2020, and our ongoing work with the National Council of Teachers of English. Learn more here.
Civil War Soldiers: "Disabled but not disheartened"
William Oland Bourne (1819-1901) was a reformer, poet, editor, and clergyman who organized left-hand penmanship competitions for Union soldiers who had lost their right arms during the Civil War.View Projects
This campaign launched October 24, 2018 and completed April 14, 2020.
Carrie Chapman Catt Papers
The papers of suffragist, political strategist, and pacifist Carrie Lane Chapman Catt (1859-1947) reflect her steadfast dedication to two major ideals--the rights of women, particularly the right to vote, and world peace. Catt served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) from 1900 to 1904, during which time she helped found the International Woman Suffrage Association, and for a second term beginning in 1915. Her papers are part of the “Suffrage: Women Fight for the Vote” topical campaign, which brings together stories from women on the front lines of the largest reform movement in American history. Transcribing these pages will allow you to explore the long struggle for equality through the diaries, letters, and speeches of the women who fought for the right to vote and changed political history 100 years ago.View Projects
This campaign launched June 3, 2019 and completed April 25, 2020.
Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words
Rosa Parks is best known for one courageous act on one extraordinary day: she refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama. This decision launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott and a new phase of the civil rights movement. But it wasn’t the first time she stood up for herself and others, and it wasn’t the last. Hers was a life of activism and service. Help make her words and life accessible to future generations by transcribing letters, writings, and event programs and flyers from the Rosa Parks Papers.View Projects
This campaign launched February 4, 2020 and completed March 21, 2020.
"This Hell-upon-earth of a Prison": Samuel J. Gibson's Andersonville Diary
Union soldier Samuel J. Gibson (1833-1878) was a prisoner of war at the notorious Andersonville Prison following his capture by Confederate soldiers in 1864. He survived his eight-month ordeal in the prison camp he described as “this Hell-upon-Earth” and documented his experience in a diary and a letter to his wife.View Projects
This campaign launched November 6, 2019 and completed November 14, 2019.
Branch Rickey: Changing the Game
Branch Rickey (1881-1965) helped break the color line in Major League Baseball by recruiting Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Explore his scouting reports, which document Rickey's skill in analyzing a player's game.View Projects
This campaign launched October 24, 2018 and completed February 22, 2019.