4,000+ Pages of Walt Whitman’s Papers

This week the Library of Congress introduced the addition of greater than 4,000 new main supply paperwork to the By the Individuals web site. These main sources are all letters, notes, and manuscripts written by Walt Whitman. 

The aim of the By the Individuals venture is to enlist the assistance of the general public to transcribe hundreds of main supply paperwork which are housed by and have been scanned by the Library of Congress. Through the years there have been collections of paperwork from the American Civil Conflict, papers from the American Revolution, presidential papers, paperwork about suffrage, and paperwork concerning the integration of Main League Baseball. 

Anybody can take part within the LOC’s By the Individuals venture to transcribe paperwork within the Walt Whitman assortment of notes and diaries. To get began merely go to the gathering and select a doc. Your chosen doc will seem on the left facet of the display screen and a subject for writing your transcription seems on the proper facet of the display screen. After you’ve gotten accomplished your transcription it’s submitted for peer assessment. An illustration of the method is included in the video under.

Functions for Training
The LOC’s By the Individuals venture is an efficient alternative for highschool college students and a few center faculty college students to find out about Walt Whitman whereas contributing to a nationwide venture. The entire collections in Crowd do have timelines and another assets that assist to offer context for the paperwork which are in want of transcription.

The Smithsonian has the same crowdsourcing venture referred to as Smithsonian Digital Volunteers.

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles