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Annotation Tips

Transcription tips, courtesy of the University of Iowa:

  • Copy the text as is, including misspellings and abbreviations.
  • Don't worry about formatting (e.g., spacing, alignment).
  • If you can't make out a word, enter [illegible] in place of that word. 
  • If you are uncertain, enter your best guess followed by a question mark, within square brackets, like [?].
  • View more transcription tips at the University of Iowa's DIY History project.

Image captioning and tagging tips:

  • Add comments, including information such as names, descriptions, locations, or general reactions.
  • Add tags, or keywords, to describe the images.

 

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