Software, E-Resource Transcription dataset from the George Washington Papers, Manuscript Division By the People transcription campaign title : Ordinary Lives in George Washington's Papers
About this Item
- Transcription dataset from the George Washington Papers, Manuscript Division
- By the People transcription campaign title : Ordinary Lives in George Washington's Papers
- This dataset is an export of transcriptions for 593 images from the George Washington Papers digital collection created by volunteers participating in the Library of Congress crowdsourcing program, By the People (https://crowd.loc.gov) campaign, Ordinary Lives in George Washington's Papers. It contains text created by volunteers through a transcription and review process, volunteer-created tags, digital collections metadata, and metadata representing the arrangement of the items in the By the People platform, Concordia.
- The dataset includes transcriptions and data generated from the pages in the By the People campaign, Ordinary Lives in George Washington's Papers (https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/ordinary-lives-in-george-washingtons-papers-the-revolutionary-war/). The campaign consisted of a selection of online images of digitized content from the George Washington Papers (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/collmss.ms000010). The papers of George Washington (1732-1799), commander of the Continental Army, first U.S. president, farmer, and owner of enslaved persons, held in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress constitute the largest collection of original Washington papers in the world. The transcription campaign included farm reports, 1789-1798, from the General Correspondence series, two volumes of notes from interrogations of British deserters, 1782-1783, from the Military Papers series, and a volume of receipts, 1776-1780, from the Financial Papers series of the collection. The farm reports include information about Mount Vernon's farm operations as well as important documentation of the labor and lives of Mount Vernon's enslaved people. The Revolutionary War receipts offer vital proof about the movements of Washington's family, troops, and insights into what they wore, ate, and drank, and the people who supplied them. The interrogation notes offer brief insight into a diverse group of deserters, including their names and histories, conditions at British encampments around New York, and where, how, and why they left.
- This dataset includes: 2020446971.zip - a zip file containing a CSV file and a README file -- ordinary-lives-in-george-washingtons-papers-the-revolutionary-war_2023-07-18.csv - a .CSV containing campaign, project, item, itemID, asset, and asset status metadata, as well as an image URL, the volunteer-created transcriptions, and volunteer-created tags. This .CSV is the direct export of the Ordinary Lives in George Washington's Papers campaign.
- Washington, George, 1732-1799
- By the People (Program), compiler
Created / Published
- Washington, D.C. : By the People, Library of Congress, 2023
- - Washington, George,--1732-1799
- - United States.--Continental Army
- - United States.--Continental Congress
- - United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
- - United States--Politics and government--1789-1797
- Data sets
- - "Dataset created 2023-07-18."--README file.
- - "Launched June 30, 2020 and completed March 16, 2022."--By the People campaign website, viewed July 31, 2023.
- - Title from README file.
- 1 online resource (dataset)
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- s-Online Electronic Resource
Library of Congress Control Number
- compressed data
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Chicago citation style:
Washington, George. Transcription dataset from the George Washington Papers, Manuscript Division. composeds by By The People Iler Washington, D.C.: By the People, Library of Congress, 2023. Software, E-Resource. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020446971/.
APA citation style:
Washington, G. (2023) Transcription dataset from the George Washington Papers, Manuscript Division. By The People Iler, comp Washington, D.C.: By the People, Library of Congress. [Software, E-Resource] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020446971/.
MLA citation style:
Washington, George. Transcription dataset from the George Washington Papers, Manuscript Division. comp by By The People Iler Washington, D.C.: By the People, Library of Congress, 2023. Software, E-Resource. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020446971/>.