Transcription Projects

The Davidson College Archives Transcription Project utilizes “crowdsourcing” to transcribe manuscript (hand-written) materials, such as diaries, into typed text. That means we rely on interested members from the Davidson community and the general public to transcribe interesting manuscript materials online, which we do not have the time, money, and staff to transcribe on our own.

If you would like to help us improve access to these materials by transcribing these hand-written pages, select a collection below. If this is your first experience with transcribing manuscript materials, please review the Transcription Tips page.

Our acknowledgement page offers public thanks to contributors. We are grateful for your help!

Transcription Collections


Albert A. James Diary, 1847-1852