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Sun Jun 17, 2012, 01:58 PM

The University of Iowa's collection of Civil War Diaries & Letters

The University of Iowa's collection of Civil War Diaries & Letters has been opened to the public to help transcribe:

"Thanks to the development of 'crowdsourcing' or collaborative transcription of manuscript materials, libraries are now able to use the knowledge and interest of the general public to meet goals that they would never have the time, financial, and staff resources to achieve on their own."

For those who love a mystery and a story to puzzle out, this is a great past time. Doing a good deed while reading someone's long forgotten words.

http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cwd/transcripts.html

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 02:58 AM

1. i just did a page for fun

this is a productive way to use my lazy time

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 11:55 AM

2. Hey I felt the same way!

It was fun.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 09:59 AM

3. Thank you

Thanks for the help! We just added some more Civil war diaries and soon we'll be adding 200+ years of handwritten cookbooks as well. I hope you'll be able to come back and help again sometime.

Colleen Theisen
Outreach and Instruction Librarian
Special Collections & University Archives
University of Iowa

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Response to uispeccoll (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 02:06 PM

4. Welcome.

 

Please stick around.

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Response to uispeccoll (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 12:52 PM

5. Hey that is so cool

I know lots of folks who would love to help on a cookbook project!

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