Final 12 months the Library of Congress launched a brand new on-line mission known as Crowd. The mission invitations academics, college students, and anybody excited by historical past to contribute to the transcription of main supply paperwork. The paperwork are organized in thematic collections that the LOC calls “campaigns.”

This week the Library of Congress added a brand new marketing campaign to Crowd. The most recent marketing campaign is named Suffrage: Girls Battle for the Vote. As of this morning the marketing campaign has practically 24,000 paperwork that must be transcribed. Included amongst these 24,000 paperwork are letters, journals, and never-before-published works from Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Church Terrell, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Anna E. Dickinson.

Functions for Schooling
As I’ve written earlier than, taking part in one of many LOC’s Crowd campaigns may very well be an excellent alternative for highschool college students and a few center faculty college students to be taught via main supply paperwork whereas contributing to a nationwide mission. Getting began on a Crowd marketing campaign is pretty simple. Within the video that’s embedded beneath I display methods to take part in a Crowd marketing campaign.