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SLA New England Transcribe-a-thon with the Mount Auburn Cemetery

By Dana Eckstein Berkowitz posted 09-15-2020 15:15


 Interested in transcribing 19th-century papers that tell the story of America's first rural cemetery and North America's first designed landscape that was open to the public?


Then, join your colleagues from SLA New England for a Transcribe-a-thon with the Mount Auburn Cemetery

  • Session 1: Wednesday, September 16 from 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Session 2: Saturday, September 19 from 10 am – noon
Please note that you don't have to come to both sessions--come to one or both, whatever works for you!


We'll kick off with a brief meeting on Connect and an introduction by Meg Winslow, Mount Auburn Cemetery curator of Historical Collections & Archives, before logging in individually to transcribe documents from a collection chosen especially for our group.  


Learn more about Mt. Auburn Cemetery and Transcribing Mount Auburn:


Read more about the project in these two recent articles:


If you have any questions, please get in touch with Marie Nardi ( or Donna Thompson (

Donna Thompson
Technical Information Specialist
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
(617) 496-7660