The following information is to be used as a technical guide for the transcription of handwritten archival material, particularly correspondence. It is not intended for the transcription of audio files.
The finished format, no matter how much of the letter was completed should be the following:
- PDF OR Google Doc
- 12 pt font in Times New Roman
- all typeset must be left-justified
- titled the same as the letter scan
Please refer to the following chart for more specific notations.
Things to Remember
Every little bit counts - we will accept any and all partial transcriptions.
CCHA would like this project to be fun and interesting for all volunteers. The project we are undertaking together requires a massive time dedication, and we are cognizant that old letters maybe aren't top priority for everyone. There is absolutely no obligation on the side of the volunteer to fully complete a letter OR to be continuously interested in the project - only do what interests you.