In recognition of 2020 and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Women’s Rights National Historical Park has invited the public to participate in a virtual transcribe-a-thon through the Library of Congress to help build their available sources of research.
From the safety of their own homes, volunteers can lend their hands to transcribing historical documents belonging to leaders of the women’s suffrage movement.
The suffrage papers are a part of “By the People,” the Library of Congress’ crowd-sourcing program begun in 2018. The program relies on the public to help make the Library of Congress accessible to everyone.
The Library has launched their “Suffrage: Women Fight for the Vote” campaign, including collections of documents from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Lucy Stone and others.
Transcription can be done any time, but Women’s Rights National Historical Park’s Community Volunteer Ambassador Audrey DeAngelis will host a “Transcription Chat” each Tuesday from 1 to 4 pm through the end of May.
For more information or to sign up for this event, contact Audrey DeAngelis at Audrey_DeAngelis@partner.nps.gov.
Photo of Womens Rights NHP.