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Science fiction fanzines planned for DIY History

The University of Iowa Libraries has announced a major digitization initiative, in partnership with the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. 10,000 science fiction fanzines will be digitized from the James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Collection, representing the entire history of science fiction as a popular genre and providing the contentContinue reading “Science fiction fanzines planned for DIY History”

Crowdsourcing soldiers on

While our long-delayed launch of World War I & II documents at DIY History continues to be long delayed, there are still plenty of items currently available for transcription, including several new additions to our original crowdsourcing collection: Civil War Diaries and Letters. Among these are four diaries written by Muscatine, Iowa, native George C. Burmeister, a schoolteacherContinue reading “Crowdsourcing soldiers on”

35,000 transcriptions

The diligent and talented contributors to DIY History have now transcribed more than 35,000 pages of manuscript diaries, letters, recipes and telegrams! And this number does not reflect the thousands of pages of proofreading our crowdsourcers have also accomplished, bringing these documents to life and to the eyes of researchers. The transcribed pages tell theContinue reading “35,000 transcriptions”