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Transcription Conventions for Newspaper Clippings
- Multiple articles: If there is a legible clipping beneath the primary clipping, ignore it. Each transcript will be for the top-most clipping on the page.
- Diary entries: Do not include any of the underlying diary text, unless it specifically adds information to or about the article, such as the newspaper or date, or a name. Include any additional information in square bracket.
- General formatting and justification: Do not use
returnwithin a paragraph in a newspaper clipping. Use a running style for lines. Align all text to the left side of the page, even if a line is centered or indented in the original clipping. Do not attempt to replicate formatting such as underlining, small caps, or italics. Use one space between sentences.
- Paragraphs: Add an extra line between paragraphs; hit
returntwice before the beginning of the paragraph. Do not indent new paragraphs.
- Lists and charts: Do not attempt to replicate spacing, just put each list element on a different line and use one space between words.
- Headers: Use the line breaks in the original clipping (one hard return between lines and two returns between the header and the text of the article), and include all information that is present: Newspaper title, date, headline, subhead. Replicate the upper and lower case letters in the original clipping.
- Subheadings within the article: Leave a blank line above and below the subheading (two hard returns before and after). Align it the left. If the heading is all caps in the original, use all caps, but no other formatting.
- Typos: If there is an obvious typographical error (such as "hte" instead of "the", please correct it. Never correct the rendition of a personal or business name unless it is very obvious, like “Linocln.”
- Missing information: If a clipping lacks the name of the newspaper or the date, check to see if Doten made a note of it nearby. If he did, write the information at the top of the transcript, in square brackets.