Posted on 08/05/2019 at 02:43 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Wish you could volunteer from the comfort (and quiet) of your own home?

Then the Library of Congress has a great opportunity for you!

It’s seeking volunteers to transcribe the digitized copies of nearly 16,000 pages of letters, speeches, newspaper articles and other suffragist documents, reports Smithsonian magazine.

Once a volunteer has typed up a document, available on the library's online crowdsourcing platform, another registered volunteer examines the two versions to catch any typos — so there’s even a spot for you if you’re an unenthusiastic typist.

With so many papers in the collection, it’s impossible to describe everything in there, but one staffer involved in the project shares some of her favorite tidbits in Smithsonian’s article.

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