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NMAAHC-Freedmens-Bureau-Digital-Collection-Feb2022.json (1.03 GB)

NMAAHC Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection transcribed data

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posted on 2023-09-18, 19:14 authored by Rebecca DikowRebecca Dikow

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865 and was active until 1872. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. The Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 1918 rolls of microfilm held by the National Archives and Records Administration. This dataset includes images and transcriptions for everything transcribed as of February, 2022, which includes 346,632 records. Dataset Card with more information available here:


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