Julian Bond Transcribe-A-Thon


Aug. 14-15 – Charlottesville

African American Heritage  •  Books & Literature

By Eduardo Montes-Bradley - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,
By Eduardo Montes-Bradley - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Various Locations - Charlottesville

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The University of Virginia is embarking on a project to make social justice and civil rights icon Julian Bond’s collection of documents accessible to the world through a crowdsourced transcription effort. #TranscribeBond is the first stage in the ultimate production of an online, digital edition.

The Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library, Center for Digital Editing, UVA Scholars Lab, and Virginia Humanities are collaborating on this transcribe-a-thon. A reception introducing the scope and goals of the digital project will be held at the Carter G. Woodson Institute on August 14 in room 110 of Minor Hall. On the following day (August 15) from 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., registered participants will head to one of five locations on Grounds and in Charlottesville to transcribe a wide and varied sample of his papers, starting with his speeches.

Those who would like to attend the reception and participate in the transcription process can RSVP here.

Virginia Humanities is hosting one transcription site at our Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School downtown.

All Locations

  • 110 Minor Hall, Carter G. Woodson Institute
  • Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library
  • Shenandoah Joe on Preston Avenue
  • Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School
  • Byrd Room of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

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