By The People! Digitizing Women’s History

Nearly 16,000 pages of letters, speeches, newspaper articles and other suffragist documents are now available on By the People. (Graphic by Library of Congress)

By the People! Digitizing Women’s History
March 21, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
DeBartolo 561

Join us in a groundbreaking digital history project! “By the People” is a crowdsourcing initiative organized by the Library of Congress to help transcribe, review, and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library’s collections. These transcriptions improve the searchability, readability, and accessibility of those collections.

In commemoration of the centennial of woman’s suffrage, the YSU Department of History and the History Club is hosting a “By the People” transcribathon focusing on the personal papers of leading women’s rights activists. No experience is necessary! All are welcome to watch, learn, research, or participate. Learn about the lives of these determined women and contribute to the preservation of their legacies.