2023 Back to School Transcribe-A-Thon

2023 Back to School Transcribe-A-Thon

To celebrate the start of a new school year, this Transcribe-A-Thon covers materials related to student life. Spanning as far back as 1844, this collection contains hand written and typed letters, essays, notebooks, and advertisements from various schools and students around Sandy Spring.

2023 Baseball Transcribe-A-Thon

2023 Baseball Transcribe-A-Thon

The theme of this Transcribe-A-Thon is Baseball! Did you know that Sandy Spring was home to a professional baseball player? Sandy Spring native Jack Bentley was a left-handed pitcher over parts of nine seasons (1913–1916, 1923–1927) with the Washington Senators, New York Giants and Philadelphia...

2023 Veterans Day Transcribe-a-thon

2023 Veterans Day Transcribe-a-thon

The theme of this Transcribe-A-Thon is Veterans Day! Participants will get to engage with letters and personal materials from known veterans in Sandy Spring history, as well as some military materials. Materials date from 1862 to 1947 and cover the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

2024 Valentine's Day Transcribe-A-Thon

2024 Valentine's Day Transcribe-A-Thon

For February’s Transcribe-a-Thon, love is in the air. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we will be transcribing letters sent between various couples from the Sandy Spring community throughout the 19th and early 20th century. The letters include members of the Bancroft, Bentley, Hallowell, Iddings,...

Dr. Caleb Edward Iddings Diaries

Dr. Caleb Edward Iddings Diaries

Caleb Edward Iddings, (1829-1904) was a physician in Sandy Spring, Maryland. In 1849, prior to medical school, he joined the wave of young hopefuls traveling to California, seeking fortune during in the Gold Rush. Upon his return from the West, he obtained his medical training at Maryland...

Ellen Stabler Diaries

Ellen Stabler Diaries

Born in 1834, Ellen wrote her first diary in 1852 and continued for a majority of her life until 1922. While Ellen never married or had any children, her diaries reveal that she was an active member of the Sandy Spring community, volunteering for several local organizations throughout her life....

Enterprise Farmers' Club Minutes

Enterprise Farmers' Club Minutes

The Enterprise Farmers’ Club is an agricultural association in Sandy Spring, Maryland that has met continuously since its formation in 1865. The group meets to discuss and exchange thoughts and information related to agricultural practices and the business of farming. The meeting agendas have...

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 Society

Horticultural Society

The Horticultural Society is an organization in Sandy Spring, Maryland that has met continuously since February 28, 1863! Read about the decisions, members, and happenings of the Society. This collection includes both typewritten and handwritten documents. When formed, the society was seen as...

Ledgers

Ledgers

A collection of ledgers and account books of all type, with a table-based format for transcription.

Mutual Improvement Association Minutes

Mutual Improvement Association Minutes

The Mutual Improvement Association is a women's organization founded in Sandy Spring, Maryland in 1857 and is among the oldest, continually meeting groups of its kind in the United States. The original group was comprised of Quakers and thus meetings are modeled, in part, on a Quaker Meeting...

Reminiscences

Reminiscences

A collection of diaries and reminiscences from Sandy Spring community members. As you explore you'll find travel logs and ledgers, childhood memories and daily activities, some dating as early as 1823.

The Stabler Family

The Stabler Family

Letters, diaries, scrapbooks and more associated with the Stabler family of Sandy Spring.