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Freedmen's Bureau Transcribe-a-thon

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Freedmen's Bureau Transcribe-a-thon

Art History and Archaeology | College of Arts and Humanities Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:00 am-1:00 pm

An act of Congress on March 3, 1865 created the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands (the Freedmen’s Bureau). The records produced by the bureau are the richest source of information on the African American experience post-Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Most documents have been digitized, yet few have been transcribed. From these pages many stories can emerge, but without transcription, finding these stories can be difficult. Come and help uncover new knowledge about our Nation's past, and in so doing, answer the question - “What will we discover this time?”

Familiarize yourself with the Freedmen's Bureau Papers and how to transcribe them. Sign up for an account at the Smithsonian Transcription Center at: transcription.si.edu/

Help contribute to our nation’s understanding of critical stories of its history!

Register Now

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For questions, contact Quint Gregory at quint@umd.edu or 301-405-3183.

Add to Calendar 04/14/21 10:00 AM 04/14/21 1:00 PM America/New_York Freedmen's Bureau Transcribe-a-thon

An act of Congress on March 3, 1865 created the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands (the Freedmen’s Bureau). The records produced by the bureau are the richest source of information on the African American experience post-Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Most documents have been digitized, yet few have been transcribed. From these pages many stories can emerge, but without transcription, finding these stories can be difficult. Come and help uncover new knowledge about our Nation's past, and in so doing, answer the question - “What will we discover this time?”

Familiarize yourself with the Freedmen's Bureau Papers and how to transcribe them. Sign up for an account at the Smithsonian Transcription Center at: transcription.si.edu/

Help contribute to our nation’s understanding of critical stories of its history!

Register Now

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For questions, contact Quint Gregory at quint@umd.edu or 301-405-3183.

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