Together We Can Do It!

Today we launch the Citizen Archivist Dashboard ( and encourage you to get involved in elevating the visibility of the records of the United States.

Citizen Archivist Dashboard Screen Shot

Did you know that many grade school children aren’t taught cursive handwriting anymore and can’t read cursive?  Help us transcribe records and guarantee that school children can make use of our documents.  I have transcribed one myself!

Recognize someone or someplace in one of our photographs?  Add a tag!

Have a photograph in your personal collection you want to contribute?  Upload it!

Have you been researching in the records?  Share what you’ve discovered!  Write an article and post it to the Dashboard so others can learn from your work.

This is very much a work in progress and we are interested in your ideas for improving the Dashboard.  Other activities we might include?  Send us your suggestions or comments:

I am HUGE fan of the wisdom of the crowd.  Don’t disappoint me!

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2 Responses to Together We Can Do It!

  1. Jay Haque says:

    Crowd sourcing is vital as much of America’s, and the world’s, history is in written form not easily transcribable by computer. The Menu’s project was a big hit at the New York Public Library. Looking forward to see this project succeed in 2012!


  2. Susannah Tamarkin says:

    I love this!!! Great work. I am continually amazed and astounded over the wonderful, transformative work being done at the National Archives. Participatory democracy in action; projects like these make me feel very patriotic. Best wishes for the New Year!


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