#GAReads | The Library of Congress Needs Help Transcribing 16,000 Pages of Suffragist Diaries, Letters, and Documents

Mrs. Norman Whitehouse making a speech for suffrage in December 1913.

Mrs. Norman Whitehouse making a speech for suffrage in December 1913.

The Library of Congress Needs Help Transcribing 16,000 Pages of Suffragist Diaries, Letters, and Documents”:

Before the days when you could digitally preserve all musings and messages by uploading them automatically to the cloud, people just wrote everything by hand and hoped they didn’t drop their papers in a puddle. Luckily, plenty of important historical documents survived long enough for historians to archive them. Now, the Library of Congress has some 16,000 historic papers related to the women’s rights movement alone—and they’re asking volunteers to help transcribe them, Smithsonian.com reports.

Read Ellen Gutoskey’s full article at Mental Floss here…