Community Transcription: August 2017

September 5th, 2017

August 2017 marked the seventy-sixth month since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription, and over five years after launch we still receive requests for transcriber accounts! Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for last month:

Seventeen new transcribers signed up last month which brings the total number of transcribers up to 2,957 as of August 31, 2017. The individuals who signed up in August mentioned an interest in Lamb’s regiment, the XYZ Affair, the Iroquois, and Wayne’s campaign.

Newly transcribed documents include: Knox informs Martin of appointment, letter to the commissioner of Army accounts, state’s charges against Becker, letter from James Seagrove to Timothy Bernard on Indian matters, delivery of marquees and tent poles, request for issue of rolled iron to Springfield Armory, request from North Carolina line, and circular instructions for naval constructors.

Our community of transcribers have added 93 transcribed pages to War Department documents, with the total number of saves being 20,956. Overall, we have had 733,762 page views.

Follow us on Twitter (@wardeptpapers) where we’ll be posting documents in need of transcription throughout the month.

Interested in contributing to the project? Individuals can register for a transcription account and become a transcription associate.