Special Collections holds several handwritten documents created between 1880 and 1939 that need transcribing. Among them are the Francis G. Swedenburg papers, the Walter Phillips papers, and the Anderson - Phillips family papers. Materials document the experiences of Dr. Swedenburg and the Anderson - Phillips family. How their lives were affected by WWI's bitter conflict and the Spanish Flu may be of particular interest.
Hannon Library seeks to make these materials keyword-searchable and more comfortable to read for student researchers and local historians. In transcribing these documents, Hannon Library hopes volunteers will help make the materials more accessible, engage with our collections, and feel a connection with Special Collections.
Anyone can participate in the transcription effort. Special Collections' staff will review the completed transcriptions. The approved transcription will be available alongside the original document.
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