We hope you’ll be able to swing by the Athenaeum, anytime 9am-5pm today (Tuesday, May 8) to join us for our Transcribe-a-Thon focused on Ed Gitre’s “The American Soldier in World War II” project.

A couple of final notes about todays’s events.

Account and Site: you may activate a Zooniverse account in advance and contribute at any time!

Program schedule (we will go live online 5 mins. before each. Please do mute your audio [so we are not inundated with sound] and disable video if you prefer not to be seen):
•    11:30am EDT: Project Introduction, Prof. Ed Gitre
•    12:15pm EDT: Selected Survey Readings, Jennifer Nardine & Christopher Miller
•    1:00pm EDT: WWII-era music, Ted Alt, saxophone

    ◦    setlist: Summertime, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Over the Rainbow, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

Link for online connection

Onsite participation:
If you are coming to Athenaeum in-person, we can’t wait to welcome you! We will have laptops available for your use (or bring your own, if you prefer). We find that transcription tends to be a very social activity, so bring a friend (or several) and a picnic lunch!

Finally, stickers! Transcription tallies on May 8th and reported to us by 11:59pm (screen grab of contributions made) garner ranking stickers (final designs attached):

  • 3rd class: 10
  • 2nd class: 20
  • 1st class: 30
  • General: 50