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History: History Opportunities

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Ancient History Encyclopedia - Write articles or definitions for this widely used website

Journal of the American Revolution - Emerging scholars can contribute long and short articles to this web-based journal. - Join more than 700 volunteer contributors in this online encyclopedia on African American history



Web-Based Volunteer Opportunities

Freedom on the Move - Transcribe runaway slave ads. These preserved the details of individual lives--their personality, appearance, and life story. Taken collectively, these ads constitute a detailed, concise, and rare source of information about the experiences of enslaved people.

Beyond Words - A WWI newspaper project from the Library of Congress. Help make the historical newspapers more searchable by doing one of three tasks: marking, transcribing and verifying.

Citizen Archivist - Transcribe Federal documents from the National Archives and Records Administration

Smithsonian Digital Volunteer - Join 9,000+ volunteers to transcribe and make searchable the field notes, diaries, ledgers, logbooks, currency proof sheets, photo albums, manuscripts, biodiversity specimens labels from Smithsonian Collections

World Memory Project - Help make these Holocaust victims' records searchable online and restore the identities of people the Nazis tried to erase from history, one person at a time. (Download required to participate)

New York Historic Menus - Transcribe and correct the dishes found in New York City menus of the past

American Soldier Project - Uncensored, handwritten reflections of military service from WWII soldiers collected by the Army Research Branch. This is a collaboration from Virginia Tech.

Civil War Scrapbooks at William and Mary College 

Anti-Slavery Activist Manuscripts - Help transcribe the influential, anti-slavery writings of the 19th century. Hosted by the Boston Public Library

Library of Congress Transcriptions - Transcribe, review, and tag important historical documents