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PW-234827-16
Digitizing and Transcribing the John Torrey Papers: Natural Science and Exploration in 19th Century America
Susan Fraser, New York Botanical Garden

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PW-234827-16

Transcribing the John Torrey Papers: Transcription Guidelines (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Transcribing the John Torrey Papers: Transcription Guidelines
Author: Richard Jones
Author: Susan Lynch
Author: Susan Fraser
Author: Stephen Sinon
Author: Lenge Hong
Abstract: This product constitutes the guidelines by which volunteer transcribers for the Digitizing and Transcribing the John Torrey Papers Project will follow. The product outlines how users should transcribe the material step by step, and includes instructions on formatting, solutions for dealing with shorthand and indecipherable words, and making note of issues within the collection as they arise.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://drive.google.com/file/d/1avGjATLLXfDztKXrCPFW4w2hXJ7YibAA/view
Primary URL Description: Main URL for transcribers to access Transcription Guidelines
Secondary URL Description: N/A
Audience: General Public

John Torrey American Botanist (Exhibition)
Title: John Torrey American Botanist
Curator: Joanna Groarke
Curator: Susan Fraser
Abstract: This educational website introduces the life and work of John Torrey to young adult audiences.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://www.nybg.org/john-torrey-american-botanist/
Primary URL Description: Main URL for the public to access the exhibition website
Secondary URL Description: N/A

John Torrey Papers (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: John Torrey Papers
Writer: N/A
Director: Kaitlin Tyler
Producer: Kaitlin Tyler
Abstract: This web video hosted on YouTube details the prominent role John Torrey played in the history of American botany and plant exploration, and also highlights archival material held in the collection.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRWcx2_DqdY
Primary URL Description: Main URL for video with Archivist describing the John Torrey collection
Secondary URL Description: N/A
Access Model: YouTube
Format: Web

John Torrey Papers: Transcribing Torrey (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: John Torrey Papers: Transcribing Torrey
Writer: N/A
Director: Kaitlin Tyler
Producer: Kaitlin Tyler
Abstract: This web video hosted on YouTube details the major processes regarding the Torrey project such as digitization, setup of FromthePage, volunteer recruitment, and day-to-day transcription activities.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6-obtRhHjs
Primary URL Description: Main URL for video with Transcription coordinator describing the John Torrey transcription project
Secondary URL Description: N/A
Access Model: YouTube
Format: Web

Life of Torrey: Word Search (Game/Simulation)
Title: Life of Torrey: Word Search
Author: Richard Jones
Abstract: This product is a Word Search that depicts the life of John Torrey and major influences on his botanical career. The Word Search features a glossary defining each of the words and how they relate to Torrey's life as well as recruitment information. The Word Search is available in the Mertz Library for all visitors, and copies are also distributed at events and programs that highlight the transcription project.
Year: 2019
Primary URL Description: N/A
Secondary URL Description: N/A
Access Model: Open access, Print
Programming Language/Platform: N/A
Source Available?: No

NYBG John Torrey Collection (Internet Archive) (Web Resources)
Title: NYBG John Torrey Collection (Internet Archive)
Author: Contributed by the New York Botanical Garden
Abstract: A collection in Internet Archive containing the digitized correspondence of John Torrey.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://archive.org/details/nybgtorrey?&sort=-downloads&page=2
Primary URL Description: Primary URL to access the John Torrey Collection in the Internet Archive
Secondary URL Description: N/A

John Torrey Papers (BHL) (Web Resources)
Title: John Torrey Papers (BHL)
Author: Contributed by the New York Botanical Garden
Abstract: A collection in the Biodiversity Heritage Library containing the digitized correspondence of John Torrey along with full text transcriptions.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/browse/collection/96
Primary URL Description: Primary URL to access the John Torrey Collection in BHL
Secondary URL Description: N/A

John Torrey Papers (NYBG LibGuide) (Web Resources)
Title: John Torrey Papers (NYBG LibGuide)
Author: Susan Lynch
Author: Susan Fraser
Author: Richard Jones
Author: Stephen Sinon
Author: Lenge Hong
Abstract: A LibGuide introducing NYBG audiences to who John Torrey is and the purpose of the Digitizing and Transcribing the John Torrey Papers projects.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://libguides.nybg.org/JohnTorreyPapers
Primary URL Description: Primary URL to access the informational LibGuide on the NYBG website
Secondary URL Description: N/A


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