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What does music mean to you?

Smithsonian Music
Museum Specialist and music enthusiast Timothy Anne Burnside tells us what music means to her and a bit about her work at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Making a 3D Printed Object Mount

Smithsonian Exhibits
The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum needed to display an object that was very fragile. To make a mount while ensuring minimal handling of the object, Smithsonian Exhibits used 3D scanning, CAD software, and 3D printing. Learn more about the process shown in this video here: http://exhibits.si.edu/?p=872

Exploring Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson's papers with Anacostia Community Museum

Smithsonian Institution
On 16 February 2017, we joined Anacostia Community Museum and Ms. Dianne Dale to learn more about Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson in a Facebook Live event. Ms. Dale connected the establishment of the Anacostia Community with support of the Freedmen's Bureau to the establishment of black education, business, and social structures. She also reinforced the significance of archival documentation to preserving the stories and history of communities that have dissipated following changing economic and social circumstances. During the talk, we saw events, correspondence, innovations, determination, and care emerge from the papers of Dr. Patterson. Note: thank you for your patience with some of the sound and image quality, as this was recorded by Facebook Live livestreaming. A community historian, writer, and stained glass artist, Ms. Dianne Dale provides illustrated lectures on the Freedmen's Bureau and HBCUs; DC and Anacostia history including the Barry Farm Freedmen's Village in SE DC. She also presents views into black education after the Civil War - including the work of her "Uncle Fred," Dr. Patterson. During #BlackHistoryMonth, the Smithsonian Transcription Center is collaborating with Anacostia Community Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to transcribe projects relating to education and theater. You can contribute to our #TCBlackHistoryMonth projects, including Dr. Patterson's papers, here: https://transcription.si.edu/black-history-month-2017

James Baldwin: HangTime with Tulani Salahu-Din & NMAAHC

Smithsonian Institution
Join us as we host Tulani Salahu-Din and discuss James Baldwin's collection in the Transcription Center and in exhibition at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). You'll learn more about Baldwin's work and life, how the collection was acquired, how exhibit decisions are made, and more. View or download the collection from the completed Transcription Center project here: https://transcription.si.edu/project/7660 Did you transcribe Baldwin's papers? Tweet your questions to @TranscribeSI and @NMAAHC or send your questions via e-mail to transcribe@si.edu

HangTime with Curator Nick Pyenson: #FWTrueLove

Smithsonian Institution
In February 2015, we are partnering with the Field Book Project, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Smithsonian Libraries, and NMNH staff to transcribe the field notes and correspondence of Frederick William True. Join us on February 18 for the exclusive chance to talk with Dr. Nick Pyenson, Curator of Fossil Marine Mammals at the National Museum of Natural History. We'll have the chance to learn about True's long and varied career with the Smithsonian, from 1881 until his death in 1914. True’s life and contributions to the scientific profession are fascinating and we are lucky indeed to have Dr. Pyenson share the whale of a tale. Look for True's field books beginning on Valentine’s Day in the Smithsonian Transcription Center - the more you transcribe, the more we can discover alongside Smithsonian staff! Get ready to fall in #FWTrueLove

Facebook Live: Smithsonian Institution Archives: "From Our Collection to the Transcription Center"

Smithsonian Institution
How does a field book make its way from Smithsonian Institution Archives' collections, to the Smithsonian Transcription Center, and onto your screen? We went behind-the-scenes into the amazing work of SIA's preservation team to show you the #MaterialMatters and stories behind a select few items from their collection. This video was recorded on April 27, 2018. Feel free to comment with any questions, or reach out to us directly at transcribe@si.edu or to the Smithsonian Institution Archives staff at osiaref@si.edu.

Princeton Posters Collection & Catalog Sheets - A Conversation w NMAH Archivist Craig Orr

Smithsonian Institution
TC staff visited the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History to learn more about the Princeton University Wartime Posters Collection and their corresponding catalog sheets. Archivist Craig Orr explained the background of the collection, why and when the sheets were created, and how their transcription (as the first step in this collaborative project with Transcription Center, NMAH, and the Digitization Program Office!) will help to make these materials more accessible. Want to join in and learn more? Check out the transcription projects here: https://s.si.edu/2G6XrdQ.

Princeton Posters Catalog Sheet Survey Form 1300 Transcription Demonstration

Smithsonian Institution
This video demonstrates how to transcribe the different pages and fields in the Survey Form Version 1300 of catalog sheets from the National Museum of American History's Princeton University Poster Collection of World War I and World War II posters. You can learn more about the project, and read further instructions here: https://transcription.si.edu/node/40/.

Behind the Scenes with Project PHaEDRA: How the Notebooks Were Used in Research

Smithsonian Institution
Want to learn more about how the information analyzed and recorded by Harvard's Women Computers was and is used for astronomy and astrophysics research? Check out another edition in our behind-the-scenes videos from the staff at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics' Project PHaEDRA to find out!

Princeton Posters Catalog Sheet Survey Form 689 Transcription Demonstration

Smithsonian Institution
This video demonstrates how to transcribe the different pages and fields in the Survey Form Version 689 of catalog sheets from the National Museum of American History's Princeton University Poster Collection of World War I and World War II posters. You can learn more about the project, and read further instructions here: https://transcription.si.edu/node/40/.

Behind the Scenes With Project PHaEDRA Step 1

Smithsonian Institution
Want to learn more about how the Project Phaedra collections--including all the notebooks from the Women Glass Computers--from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics get processed, cataloged, digitized, and ultimately imported into the Transcription Center for volunpeers to work on? Check out this video--the first in a new behind-the-scenes series- from Project Phaedra Staff. Want to learn more? email us anytime at transcribe@si.edu.
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