Citizen Archivist Missions
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We've curated these missions to help you jump in and contribute! Click on a topic that interests you, and it will bring you right to those records in our Catalog where you can begin transcribing or tagging. New missions are added and updated regularly, so check back often to see what’s new.
Transcribe these case files of application from former Confederates for pardon and amnesty in response to President Andrew Johnson's proclamation of May 29, 1865. The individual files often contain considerable information on a pardon applicant's background, his activities during the war years, and his attitude in defeat.
World War I Missions
As we commemorate the U.S. entry into the Great War, we ask for your help tagging and transcribing a rotating offering of records. All of these contributions help make the records of the National Archives more discoverable. Visit the National Archives' World War I Centennial page to learn more about the war.
Jump in and help us transcribe these individual records. Documenting events throughout United States history, you are sure to find something new and interesting in these featured records!
- One, Incorporated v. Otto K. Olesen, et al. [Civil Case 18764] Transcribe this record.
- Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense - Subject: Berlin Contingency Planning (U), 8/12/1960 Transcribe this record.
- Albert Maltz, et al v. Loew's Incorporated, et al [Civil Case 9717] Transcribe this record.
- Printed Copy of Documents Entered into Evidence in the Case of People of the State of Illinois v. Illinois Central Railroad Company and City of Chicago, 6/2/1887 Transcribe this record.
- United States Department of Agriculture Bureau of Chemistry Inspection of Food and Drug Factories General Field Report Form in Written Shorthand, 5/28/1914 Transcribe this record.
- Head Office California Department of Motor Vehicles Correspondence Transcribe this record.
- Statement of United States Citizen of Japanese Ancestry for Kazuo Kochi, 7/11/1945 Transcribe this record.
- China Trip - Hong Kong Speech 7/3/98 Transcribe this record.
- Pardon Correspondence May 2000 Transcribe this record.
- Student President Arrest Stirs Protest on PUC Campus, 3/21/1973 Transcribe this record.
- International Student Service Transcribe this record.
- Chapter I Origins in War Transcribe this record.
- Incoming Message No. 46 from Cairo to War and Military Intelligence Division (MILID) Concerning the Announcement in the German Radio about Polish Officers Found in Mass Graves Near Smolensk, 4/19/1943 Transcribe this record.
- President Gerald R. Ford's Paperwork Log, 1/17/1975 Transcribe this record.
- Students' Letter given to Mrs. Carter; Secretary's visit to Brazil; U.S.-Brazilian memorandum of understanding; Cuba; Treaty on illicit payments; Law of the Sea; Human rights; "Ambiguity" in U.S. Politics, 6/15/1977 Transcribe this record.
- Arrest of Brazilian Students, 8/28/1978 Transcribe this record.
- DA PAM 360-521, Handbook for U.S. Forces in Vietnam, 1966 Transcribe this record.
- [Garland, Merrick B.] Olympics Transcribe this record.
- Bosnia - Paris Signing - Schedule 12/14/95 Transcribe this record.
- Letter from Congressman Robert L Leggett, member of the Committee on Armed Service, to President Gerald R. Ford concerning the use of private American ships and aircraft to transport Republic of Vietnam troops., 4/1/1975 Transcribe this record.
- Pinkerton's National Detective Agency Wanted Poster, 8/5/1901 Transcribe this record.
- Charles Chard Provisions, 4/30/1898 Transcribe this record.
- Letter from George Katsumi Kodama to Seattle Draft Board, 6/12/1944 Transcribe this record.
- Henderson Petrified Forest Brochure, ca. 1/1953 Transcribe this record.
- Gunn Quealy Coal Mine Production Statistics, 9/28/1943 Transcribe this record.
- Correspondence with US Senate & House Transcribe this record.