May 21, 2022

Stanford University Archives Launches Transcription Crowdsourcing Project

From Stanford Libraries

The University Archives is pleased to announce the launch of a crowdsourcing project to transcribe handwritten letters and documents within its holdings. Accessible at, the project currently features 8 unique collections for users to transcribe:


The goal of the project is to provide enhanced access, including full-text search, for these unique, deeply personal Stanford stories. The project utilizes From the Page technology, which incorporates IIIF interoperability with the Stanford Digital Repository and Spotlight for full-text indexing and searching.

The project is generously funded by the Stanford Libraries’ Treat Grant.

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