The Frederick Douglass Diary - A Written Rummage Project

Researchers: Andrew S.I.D. Lang and Joshua Rio-Ross
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This wiki contains the transcribed handwritten documents from The Frederick Douglass Diary, a 72 page diary kept by Frederick Douglass during his 1886-87 tour of Europe and Africa, with additional notes added in later years. The diary is part of the Frederick Douglass Papers available from the library of congress as scanned images. We present here the results of our use of Amazon's Mechanical Turk (AMT) to transcribed the diary. Details of the transcription process can be found in the senior paper report, Foundations of the Written Rummage: Crowdsourcing, Transcription and Prospects for the Information Age, prepared by Joshua Rio-Ross, Oral Roberts University, April 26, 2011 and our article Using Amazon Mechanical Turk to Transcribe Historical Handwritten Documents.

As described in the report above, we also used AMT to proofread the transcriptions. However, it is possible that a few errors in transcription may remain. If you find any errors, we'd love for you to contribute the corrections back to the project. Just email us at alang<at>oru.edu with the page number, the error, and the correction.

Diary Pages

page1
page10
page19
page28
page37
page46
page55
page64
page2
page11
page20
page29
page38
page47
page56
page65
page3
page12
page21
page30
page39
page48
page57
page66
page4
page13
page22
page31
page40
page49
page58
page67
page5
page14
page23
page32
page41
page50
page59
page68
page6
page15
page24
page33
page42
page51
page60
page69
page7
page16
page25
page34
page43
page52
page61
page70
page8
page17
page26
page35
page44
page53
page62
page71
page9
page18
page27
page36
page45
page54
page63
page72