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Transcription Project

Join the Gilb Museum in transcribing letters from home!

Current Collection:

The Anthony W. Wilkinson Letter Collection is composed of approximately 700 letters and postcards which were written to and by Edith Hartzell Grandy, a former army medic, between the 1860s and 1960s. These letters have been assessed by Gilb Museum staff as invaluable for their inclusion of the perspective of a woman living in California as an Army Medic. Thus, the Gilb Museum intends to digitize these letters to make the information more available for a wider audience. Through the digitization and transcription of Hartzell-Grandy’s 700 letters and postcards, the Gilb Museum intends to make these letters available for researchers and reach a state-wide, national, and international audience.

To help transcribe these letters, please sign up on FromThePage.com and follow the steps on the presentation available below:  

transcribe-a-thon instructions

Check out the Museum’s first Transcribe-a-thon event on March 13, 2021.

Join us for our next Transcribe-a-thon event on September 18, 2021.


Click Here to register. 

This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and
Library Services. California’s LSTA program is administered by the California State Library.

This project is also funded by the Friends of the Arcadia Museum. 


Published: August 21, 2021