Today's Transcribe-a-thon celebrates Douglass

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 02/14/2018

The UGA Libraries is participating in a massive, international online transcribe-a-thon today, Feb. 14, the day African American activist Frederick Douglass chose as his birthday. There's still time to join in -- until 3 pm!transcribe-a-thon

The working celebration marks Douglass’ 200th birthday.This effort, organized by the Colored Convention Project, benefits the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), and the Smithsonian Transcription Center, toward their goal to transcribe 19th-century records from the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, known as the Freedmen's Bureau. UGA joined more than 60 host groups and 1,400 individuals helping to digitally preserve the documents from this crucial humanitarian program.

Transcribe-a-thon: Freedmen's Bureau Papers

Submitted by amywatts on Tue, 02/13/2018

The UGA Libraries are holding a Transcribe-a-thon in honor of Frederick Douglass's 200th birthday on Wednesday, February 14, from 12pm -3pm in the Main Library Instruction Lab.

We will be joining the Colored Conventions Project and the Smithsonian Institution and over forty other institutions to help transcribe the Freedmen's Bureau papers. No experience necessary. Stop in as long as you can, but expect to be there at least 20-30 minutes. 

Vintage Microphones now an online exhibit

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 11/20/2017

A popular exhibit of microphones has debuted online via the Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. In displays at the Russell Special Collections Libraries room allows for only a portion of the Steele Microphone Collection but the  online exhibit shows the entire collection and puts the microphones in more historical context.

In addition to a look at the advent of broadcasting history and evolution of the microphone, biographical information on the collection creator, the late James "Jim" U. Steele, is provided. 

https://digilab.libs.uga.edu/scl/exhibits/show/steel_vintage_mics

 

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