Alabama Department of Archives and History

Founded in 1901, the Alabama Department of Archives and History was the first independently administered state archival and historical agency in the U.S.
Dr. Halle T. Dillon medical licensure exam
Dr. Halle T. Dillon medical licensure exam
Halle T. Dillon, an African American and a graduate of the Woman's Medical College in Philadelphia, was the first woman licensed to practice medicine in the state of Alabama. At the time of the exam, she lived in Tuskegee and planned to work in Macon County. This medical examination, which...
Lavinia Bright Walker diary
Lavinia Bright Walker diary
Lavinia Bright was born in 1916 in Alabama, and her family moved to Detroit, Michigan, in 1920. There she attended Northwestern High School and Wayne State University, after which she taught elementary school for over forty years. She married William Walker in 1946, and the couple had one son....
Lila Bess Olin Morgan family correspondence, 1956
This collection consists of correspondence (1956) from the papers of Lila Bess Olin Morgan of Montgomery, Alabama. Most notable are the letters written between Lila Bess and her daughter, Juliette Hampton Morgan. Juliette Morgan, a supporter of civil rights, was involved in local organizations...

Ben Brumfield

Researching people and events in the Renan area around 1920. Please contact me at benwbrum@gmail.com
Thornton Manuscripts
Middle English texts from Robert Thornton's Lincoln and London manuscripts.

BL Digital

The Digital Scholarship Department (BL Digital) works to enable innovative research based on the British Library's digital collections.
Arabic Scientific Manuscripts of the British Library
Arabic Scientific Manuscripts of the British Library
This project is now finished! A huge thanks to everyone who contributed! For the latest news on the British Library Digital Scholarship department's Arabic Handwritten Text Recognition projects visit bl/digital. **************************************** Help advance research into automatic...

Book Traces

We are collecting transcriptions of HANDWRITTEN ANNOTATIONS found in college and university libraries all around the state of Virginia. Book Traces, based at the University of Virginia, is led by Andrew Stauffer and Kristin Jensen.
Book Traces: Civil War Readers and Their Books in Virginia Libraries
The page images in this collection are from pre-1871 books owned by college and university libraries all around Virginia. Please help us by transcribing any handwritten annotations you find on the pages! We are interested in the "traces" that past readers of these books have left behind in the...

California State Library

The California State Library: A leader, innovator, champion, and important source of trusted information to Californians and their libraries.
Central Pacific Railroad Company Lawsuits
Central Pacific Railroad Company Lawsuits
Legal documents relating to lawsuits resulting from Central Pacific Railroad stock manipulation. Attorney Alfred A. Cohen represented the plaintiffs, and likely owned these documents. Individual stockholders in these cases received reduced or no dividends from their holdings, or were persuaded to...
The Papers of Julian Bond
The Papers of Julian Bond
About the Project: Following the death of civil rights leader Julian H. Bond on August 15, 2015, the University of Virginia acquired the entirety of his papers and moved them to the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library for preservation. In an effort to make the papers accessible...

Chicago Botanic Garden Library

The rare book collection at the Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden offers a comprehensive perspective on five centuries of research in botany, botanical art, horticulture, agriculture, gardening and landscape design.
The Scientific Notebooks of German Orchidologist Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Kränzlin
The Scientific Notebooks of German Orchidologist Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Kränzlin
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Lenhardt Library has received a grant award from the Illinois State Library for digitization. This grant, for uniquely held items in Illinois, allows us to digitize one-of-a-kind handwritten, nineteenth-century manuscripts for which no other copy exists. The...
The Scientific Notebooks of French Lily Specialist Pierre Étienne Simon Duchartre
The Scientific Notebooks of French Lily Specialist Pierre Étienne Simon Duchartre
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Lenhardt Library has received a grant award from the Illinois State Library for digitization. This grant, for uniquely held items in Illinois, allows us to digitize one-of-a-kind handwritten, nineteenth-century manuscripts for which no other copy exists. The...

Colorado State University Libraries

Colorado State University Libraries participates in the University community’s discovery, communication, and use of knowledge by providing materials, information, and other services to support instruction, research and scholarship.
Delph Carpenter Diaries
Delph Carpenter Diaries
The "Father of Interstate River Compacts," Delph E. Carpenter (1877-1951) served the state of Colorado as a lawyer, state senator, and river commissioner. He wrote, negotiated, and promoted the Colorado River Compact, among others, following his service as lead counsel in the Wyoming vs. Colorado...
UDHR
PDF files on UDHR in multiple languages
Test collection 2
After OCR text extraction function is added
Test collection
Just for testing
Historical DCLEP Council Minutes
Historical DCLEP Council Minutes
This is a joint project between the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula and the Cummins School Community Library, focused on preserving historical Council Minutes in a digital format, allowing accessibility for all.

Doten Diaries

A collaboration between Donnelyn Curtis of the University Libraries and Dr. Christopher Church of the Department of History at the University of Nevada, Reno to provide online access to the Complete Diaries of Alfred Doten.
Alfred Doten Diaries, 1849-1903
Alfred Doten Diaries, 1849-1903
Alfred Doten began his daily diary at the age of 19 on the day he left his home in Plymouth Massachusetts for the gold fields of California aboard the ship Yeoman. His last entry was written 53 years later on the day before he died, cold, penniless and alone, in Carson City, Nevada. During the...

Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses

The Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses is a Cooperative Association partner with the Bureau of Land Management. Friends support parks by raising funds for education, historical renovations and building new park facilities.
 1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books
1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books
The Yaquina Head Lighthouse was established in 1873 and is located on the Central Oregon Coast. The stories and history of this site are kept alive by trained interpreters who provide guided historic tours in period clothing. As you help us transcribe these documents we will be able to...

High Point Museum

The High Point Museum cares for and exhibits objects, photographs, and archival material that reflect the history of the greater High Point area.
High Point Archives Project
Letters, deeds, meeting minutes, and other materials from the collection of the High Point Museum.
May Wright Sewall Papers
May Wright Sewall Papers
The May Wright Sewall Papers are a collection of documents comprised of approximately 500 letters written to May Wright Sewall dated between 1879 and 1919, and three guest books with remarks and signatures from 197 guests of the Sewall house. The correspondents represented in this collection...
Indianapolis Public Schools
Indianapolis Public Schools
Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) has been an vital public institution throughout the history of Indianapolis and central Indiana. Since its incorporation in 1853, IPS has shaped – and been shaped by – the residents and communities that turned Indianapolis from a small settlement at the mouth of...
Indianapolis Postcards
Indianapolis Postcards
The Indianapolis Public Library is fortunate to have a collection of over 500 postcards depicting scenes from the city and elsewhere. Without these cards, landmarks such as Wonderland on the eastside, the downtown Traction Terminal, or the Emrichsville Bridge over White River, all now lost, might...
Howitt and Fison Papers
Howitt and Fison Papers
At the end of the 19th Century A.W. Howitt and Lorimer Fison collaborated on pioneering anthropological research in Australia and the Pacific. Their book Kamilaroi and Kurnai (1880) revealed the complexity and diversity of Aboriginal society and pioneered important advancements in anthropological...
William Joseph Despain Missionary Journal
William Joseph Despain Missionary Journal
The missionary journal of William Joseph Despain 1900-1902.
C. S. Peirce Manuscripts
C. S. Peirce Manuscripts
The goal of the Scalable Peirce Interpretation Network (SPIN) is to develop a model environment for distributed collaboration that can support an international network of researchers, students, and citizen scholars in cooperative efforts to encode and interpret handwritten manuscripts, including...

KHSDigitalCollections

The Kentucky Historical Society Digital Collections are selected materials from the Kentucky Historical Society's archival and library collections.
William Henry Harrison letters, 1811-1824.
William Henry Harrison letters, 1811-1824.
This collection consists of letters written to Colonel James Taylor and Major (later General) Thomas Bodley by General William Henry Harrison. The first letter, written to Taylor on Dec. 28, 1811, discusses the arrival of hospital stores at a military post. The other letters, written between 1814...
Early American Shorthand
Early American Shorthand
Examples of early American shorthand
Claude Likens diary and notebook
Claude Likens diary and notebook
Journal kept by Claude Likens of the 192nd Tank Battalion while a prisoner in Japan during World War II. Likens used the journal as both diary and notebook. The journal includes copies of letters sent to Likens from his family, Likens' poetry, notes from his efforts to learn Japanese, names and...
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency
The first 30 years of California's statehood were a time of upheaval for American Indians throughout California. New state officials worked to assume control of California's affairs and boundaries, U.S. government officials unfamiliar with California and its Indians arrived to document tribal...
The Case of Magdalena, the Former Slave
Archives Départementales des Bouches-du-Rhône 3B 858, and the opening folio is 178r. Marseille, 1407.
Lapo di Castiglionchio
Letter to his son; Beinecke MS 815
Goro Dati La Sfera
From LOC Incunable connection
Maryland State Archives: 1988 Marriage Certificates
Maryland State Archives: 1988 Marriage Certificates
PLEASE NOTE THAT CERTIFICATE NUMBERS ARE OFTEN VERY FAINT, BUT THEY ARE THERE. Marriage certificates are among the most requested records here at the Maryland State Archives. These records are needed to apply for a driver’s license, passport, Social Security and health benefits, a mortgage,...

Mulaika

Saya seorang pensyarah dalam kajian Asia Tenggara di SOAS University of London.
Syair Mesa Gumitar
Syair Mesa Gumitar
British Library Mss Add 12380 With thanks to the British Library for digitising this manuscript and making it available for reuse. The manuscript can also be viewed fully digitised on the BL's site here:http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_12380&index=0

Nantucket Historical Association Research Library

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.
Ladies' Logs
Of the over 400 logbooks in the NHA’s ships’ logs collection, only 11 have been attributed to women. It was not unheard of for wives of whaling masters to accompany their husbands on voyages. Nantucket women were well educated and, whether at sea or home, often wrote letters and kept journals....
Ecclesiastical Census Returns
Ecclesiastical Census Returns
Ecclesiastical census returns of churches and chapels, endowments, sittings, estimated attendances on 30 March 1851 and average numbers during the preceding twelve months in the UK. For any enquiries regarding the project or transcription help please contact us at:...
NEWSM Steam Library
NEWSM Steam Library
We are creating a shelf list for our Mechanical Engineering Library, a collection of books about the history of steam power from the New England Wireless & Steam Museum in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
Eugene Houghton Civil War letters
Eugene Coolidge Houghton was born March 11, 1844, the son of Robert Coolidge Houghton and Lucy Taylor Forbush Houghton. His hometown was Stow, Massachusetts. During the Civil War, he left Phillips Academy to serve in the 2nd Heavy Artillery Battery C Massachusetts and was promoted to Colonel....
Phillips Family Papers
Phillips Family Papers
This collection compiles the legal documents, letters, books, and original works of several members of the Phillips family including Samuel Phillips (founder of Phillips Academy Andover) and his uncle John Phillips (founder of Phillips Exeter Academy). Items in the collections date 1647-1876...

Sandy Spring Museum Archives

The Sandy Spring Museum Archives is a diverse assemblage of historic documents that illuminate the community's story as a network of rural villages and supports the institution's mission of creating a sense of place and belonging.
Home Interest Society Minutes
Home Interest Society Minutes
Home Interest, which refers to itself as a “Society,” was founded in Sandy Spring, Maryland, on August 27th, 1870 and has met monthly (more or less) to the present day. Early in its existence, meetings were not held in June and July to free up members to attend to agricultural and horticultural...
Pigeon Club Minutes
Pigeon Club Minutes
The Pigeon Club was a boys' organization in Sandy Spring, Maryland formed in 1910 in order for young pigeon fanciers to share their enthusiasm and knowledge in raising these birds. The club later evolved into more of an outdoor adventurers' organization. It's is unknown when the club ceased...
Horticultural Society Minutes
Horticultural Society Minutes
The Horticultural Society is an organization in Sandy Spring, Maryland founded in 1863 that continues to meet to present-day. When formed, the society was seen as an adjunct to two established farmers clubs whereby the Horticultural Society distinguished itself by allowing membership for women....

South Australian Maritime Museum

Located in the historic Port Adelaide precinct, the South Australian Maritime Museum preserves, explores and celebrates the human history of our oceans and rivers. Our collections include ships logs, passenger and crew diaries.
JH Gill
JH Gill
These papers contain the memoirs of J.H Gill, a Lieutenant-Commander of the Royal Australian Navy. He writes of his time in the Navy, from when he joined the South Australian Naval Reserve in July 1898 until 1943 when he finally retired and became a ferry-boat master, still enjoying life on the...
Postboy Logbook
Postboy Logbook
This diary logs the many travels that the schooner ‘Postboy’ completed during the late 19th century. It contains travels mostly from Port Adelaide to other gulf ports in South Australia such as Port McDonnell and Port Pirie. Mostly used as a trading ship, this diary also contains a travel log of...
William Strapps Diaries
William Strapps Diaries
William Strapps’ 1879 diary contains almost daily entries detailing his voyage to Australia from Camberwell England. Sailing on the ship GARONNE, Strapps writes of his time on board living with different people and different nationalities. He also talks of his experiences on the ship from the...
Dorothea Rousby Cookery Book
Dorothea Rousby Cookery Book
A 17th-century cookery book with index, containing recipes for preserves, cakes, wines, and household remedies
Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum
(to be added by the Walters Team?)
Latin Paleography Workshop
Latin Paleography Workshop
Medieval and Early Modern Paleography Workshop

Stanford University Archives

The Stanford University Archives is the official repository for records of Stanford University, including its founders, administration, faculty, students, and alumni.
Leland Stanford Papers
Leland Stanford Papers
Correspondence, telegrams; business, legal, financial, and official papers; speeches, journals, and newsclippings; and other materials relating to the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, Stanford's political career, business and financial interests, and the founding and construction of...
Stanford Faculty Papers
Stanford Faculty Papers
Materials created by Stanford faculty.
Stanford Student Letters and Memoirs
Stanford Student Letters and Memoirs
The first series of this collection contains letters, reminiscences, diaries and account books, autobiographies, and other items from a number of Stanford University students. Most of the letters are written home to family members; typical subjects include academic affairs, social life on campus...

State Archives of North Carolina

The State Archives provides guidance on preservation and management of government records, and collects, preserves, and provides public access to historically significant archival materials relating to North Carolina.
WWI Letters
WWI Letters
About the TranscribeNC Project This collection includes World War I letters (correspondence) from the consistently expanding collections of the State Library and State Archives of North Carolina. How to Help Transcribe Documents The transcription conventions, or “rules,” are located at the...
WWII Letters
WWII Letters
About the TranscribeNC Project This digital collection includes a sample of World War II letters from the Military Collection of the State Archives of North Carolina. How to Help Transcribe Documents The transcription conventions, or “rules,” are located at the bottom of every page in the...
Travel Perspectives
Travel Perspectives
About the TranscribeNC Project The Travel Perspectives collection features narratives and images of tourism as experienced by North Carolinians, found within the holdings of the State Archives of North Carolina. These documents consist of letters, scrapbooks, journals, photographs, postcards,...
Margaret Bayard Smith Transcription Project
Margaret Bayard Smith Transcription Project
The Margaret Bayard Smith Digital Edition is a project to transcribe and annotate the more than 3,000 letters, diaries, and commonplace books, written by Smith during her lifetime (1778-1844). The manuscripts are owned by the Library of Congress and a handful of letters are held by other...

The Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia inspires learning, ignites imagination, creates possibilities, encourages understanding, and engages Virginia's past to empower its future.
Mathews County (Va.)
Mathews County (Va.)
On 7 January 1919, Governor Davis created the Virginia War History Commission whose goal was “to complete an accurate and complete history of Virginia’s military, economic and political participation in the World War.” The Commission conducted a survey of World War I veterans in Virginia through...
Richmond (Va.)
On 7 January 1919, Governor Davis created the Virginia War History Commission whose goal was “to complete an accurate and complete history of Virginia’s military, economic and political participation in the World War.” The Commission conducted a survey of World War I veterans in Virginia through...
Northampton County (Va.)
Northampton County (Va.)
On 7 January 1919, Governor Davis created the Virginia War History Commission whose goal was “to complete an accurate and complete history of Virginia’s military, economic and political participation in the World War.” The Commission conducted a survey of World War I veterans in Virginia through...
CCCC MS 488: John Joscelyn's Historiola Collegii Corporis Christi.
CCCC MS 488: John Joscelyn's Historiola Collegii Corporis Christi.
CCCC MS 488 contains a copy of John Joscelyn's Historiola Collegii Corporis Christi dated 1569. John Joscelyn (1529 - 1603) was Matthew Parker's Latin secretary. He proved very adept at finding Old English manuscripts and at preparing them for publication. In addition to his work on Old English...
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 20
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 20
Welcome to the 2nd annual Parker Transcribathon! If you're working with us beyond the boundaries of the Reading Room here at the Parker, join the conversation at https://stanford.zoom.us/j/793068504! Getting Started Register for a free account at From the Page here: ...
Transcription Examples
Transcription Examples
The exemplar pages in this collection have been transcribed according to the conventions established for the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms Project run by the Parker Library. Should you have any questions, or encounter any difficulties, please email us directly at Parker Library Feedback or contact the...
George R. Fairbanks Collection
George R. Fairbanks Collection
George Rainsford Fairbanks (1820-1906) connected the first founding of the University of the South in 1858 with its refounding ten years later. Fairbanks served as a trustee from Florida and built a home on campus called Rebel's Rest. This portion of his collection deals with the fundraising work...
Leonidas Polk Family Papers
Leonidas Polk Family Papers
Leonidas Polk, first Bishop of Louisiana, founded the University of the South. Born to a wealthy planter family in North Carolina, Polk first attended West Point, but turned his attention toward the episcopacy. In the immediate antebellum period the Episcopal church spread south and west,...

Transcribimus

Transcribimus community volunteers have already transcribed more than 3,500 pages of Vancouver history. Join us! Whether you complete a little or a lot, you make a valuable contribution to our shared history.
Vancouver City Council Minutes
Vancouver City Council Minutes
Currently working on minutes from 1894. Minutes from May 1886 - 1893 are already transcribed and posted on transcribimus.ca
Oram Diaries Test Collection (unstructured)
Test collection using 'pipe' character to delimit structured text
Papers of James Meenan – Move of UCD to Belfield
Two pamphlets relating to the proposed move of UCD to Belfield: the first document describes the official UCD position on the plans to move to Belfield; and the second one, published by the organization Tuairim, argues that the proposal is undesirable and unnecessary.
Oram Diaries Test Collection (form-based)
Oram Diaries Test Collection (form-based)
Sample of several pages from the Oram Diaries to evaluate transcription tools
Nicholas Bryar Massenburg Papers
The volumes include detailed daily records of family and agricultural activities, slave lists, plantation accounts, and miscellaneous notes.
Thomas Brevard Notebook
Thomas Brevard was a teacher of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. His notebook contains a diary, 1804 and 1830, accounts, poems, and other writings of Brevard; and minutes of the Union Library Society, Lebanon, Tenn., 1817-1824, and of the Philalethian Debating Society,...
Francis Taylor Diary
Francis Taylor (1747-1799) was an officer in the American Revolution and later a planter in Orange County, Va. Taylor lived at Midland Plantation with his father, Colonel George Taylor (died 1794). The collection includes a typed transcription of a diary, 1786-1799, of the daily activities,...

University of Virginia Library

The UVA Library is the foundation on which UVA built a transformative educational community. The Library partners in learning and collaborates in discovery by creating inclusive and sustainable collections, services, spaces and infrastructure.
Carter Family Letterbook
Robert “King” Carter (1662/3-1731) was born in Lancaster, Virginia, the son of John Carter and Sarah Ludlow Carter. One of the wealthiest colonists in eighteenth century Virginia, by the time of his death in 1732, Carter owned over 300, 000 acres of land, 48 plantations and owned over seven...
Matriculation Books (University of Virginia) V.1 (1825-1855)
Matriculation Books (University of Virginia) V.1 (1825-1855)
The Matriculation Books of the University of Virginia (RG-14/4/2.041, Small Special Collections Library), document each new and returning student to the University of Virginia officially registered: name, birth date, parent or guardian, place of residence, and courses of study. Records for...
Madison Friendship Lodge Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
Madison Friendship Lodge Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
The Madison Friendship Lodge Grand United Order of Odd Fellows collection (MSS 16411, Small Special Collections Library) contains minute books, financial records, correspondence, event programs, proceedings, a cemetary plot, a framed faternal collar, a fraternal apron, and a flag. Loose...
John D. Lee Case File
John D. Lee Case File
Case files document criminal cases as they proceed through the court system and subsequently become the official files of individual cases. This case file is for the John D. Lee trial concerning his involvement in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre. Lee was convicted and executed in 1877....

UVA School of Law Library

Special Collections preserves and provides access to a diverse archive of legal history materials and the records. Our collections include rare books, manuscripts, archival records and publications, faculty writing, and photographs.
Giusticiati: Italian Manuscript List of Persons Condemned to Death in Venice, 726-1804
This manuscript contains the names of 1068 Venetians executed between 726 to 1804. It records names, dates of execution, crimes, and method of execution. Relatively few executions are listed until the late sixteenth century, and almost half of the total listed in this document occurred in the...
Letter book for the Receiver of Wrecks at Kingston upon Hull, England, 1855-1861
This handwritten letter book was kept for James Sparrow, who worked for the British Board of Trade as the Receiver of Wrecks at Kingston upon Hull, 1855-1861. The volume begins with an index of correspondents and subjects. While the book primarily records copies of all outgoing mail, there are...
The Papers of Roger B. Taney, 1792-1820
The Papers of Roger B. Taney, 1792-1820
Roger B. Taney practiced law in his home state of Maryland long before he became an influential member of President Andrew Jackson's cabinet and later wrote the majority opinion in the infamous Dred Scott v. Sanford case (1857) as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Taney...
Ann Smith Letters
Letters written by Ann Smith during WW2.

Wisconsin Historical Society

Welcome to the Wisconsin Historical Society's online transcription projects. To begin, create a free account and select one of the collections. Read the collection description for more information and a link to the Help page.
Increase A. Lapham Papers, 1825-1930
Increase A. Lapham Papers, 1825-1930
Papers of Increase Allen Lapham, the most prominent figure in early scientific research in Wisconsin. The papers consist of personal and biographical papers, correspondence, and research and writing files. For more information about this collection, visit the Online Finding Aid Visit the Help...
Wisconsin, Dane County Naturalization Index
Wisconsin, Dane County Naturalization Index
Card index for the records of naturalization proceedings before the Municipal Court for Dane County, 1875-1906, and before the Dane County Circuit Court, 1841-1955. (Dane Series 88) There are three different cards in this index: Declaration, Petition, and Signed Petition. Check the Help Page...