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Digital Volunteering

Transcribing the Collection

Join our digital volunteer network on Zooniverse and help us transcribe documents. As a way to make our collection more accessible, this work will create additional resources and knowledge about Colorado history and will have significant impact for researchers throughout the world. 

 

Out of the Archives

This project includes 10 sets of record-keeping ledgers for the archive collection. History Colorado has collected for over 140 years and holds millions of archive items including approximately 30,000 books, 3,000 maps including the one featured in this video, and other unique items and each has a corresponding entry in one of these ledgers. These ledgers date back to the early 1900s and are History Colorado's first records for the archive collections and contain information about when they came in, from whom, and other pertinent data. Help us transcribe each one of these ledgers so we can better preserve these ledgers and match the provenance to each item.

Medicine and Advertising in Colorado

This project includes medical and advertising artifacts from the History Colorado Art & Design collection. These artifacts are missing vital information that tells us: what the item is; - what it does; what it is used for; and what it is advertising. 

Transcribing Women's Suffrage in Colorado

This digital collection includes documents and handwritten letters from the late 1800s to early 1900s; originally coming from Colorado suffrage leader Ellis Meredith. The items document the work of the 1893 Colorado campaign, showing the personal and professional relationships that national leaders such as Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and Carrie Chapman Catt built in Colorado to help Colorado suffragists campaign for the vote. Colorado led the way to women's suffrage, becoming the first state to give women the vote by popular referendum in 1893.

Be a Digital Volunteer!

Volunteer your skills virtually to make Colorado history available for all.  Anyone can contribute to this project from their home computers by transcribing and adding keywords for History Colorado collections.  We invite you to be our partner in making our collections more visible and more accessible.

  • Register
    • Click on the “Register” tab to create an account using the format "Firstname-Lastname" (if you’d prefer to volunteer anonymously you can skip this step). *Signing in allows you to participate in discussions and allows us to give you credit for your work.
    • To track your volunteer hours please fill out this form for access to our volunteer portal.
  • Sign-In
    • If you already have an account, sign in with the username and password you created.
  • Get Started! 
    • Click on the “Get Started” button to start volunteering!
  • Be sure to read the Tutorial and the Field Guide first because it will help you get started.  

 

It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!  Thank you for helping make our collections available to the public!