Ready. Set. Transcribe!

Images across erasOur goal is to transcribe 2,000 pages next week! We invite teachers, students, and all “citizen archivists” to help us make the primary source documents in our holdings more accessible by transcribing them.

Not only will these new transcriptions enhance searches in our catalog, but they will be included on DocsTeach — our online tool for teaching with documents!

Are you ready to accept the challenge? Go to our transcription missions page and find the mission of the day. Then Ready. Set. Transcribe!

Sunday, March 13: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s) and Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Monday March 14: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Tuesday, March 15: The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900 )
Wednesday, March 16: The Emergence of Modern American (1890-1930)
Thursday, March 17: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Friday, March 18: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)
Saturday, March 19: Contemporary United States (1968-Present)

If you’re new to transcription, learn how it works on our getting started page.

All of these primary sources are available on DocsTeach. And we’ll incorporate all transcriptions into the new and improved version of DocsTeach that launches in a few months, complete with a new transcription feature!

This transcription challenge is part of Sunshine Week — promoting public access to government information.

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