NC Tomato Club History and Transcribathon

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Below is information about an upcoming virtual event, free and open to the public, hosted by the North Carolina State University Libraries Special Collections. Join us to learn about the history of Jane McKimmon’s Tomato Clubs, Cooperative Extension, and 4-H programs in North Carolina during our lunch panel discussion, and stick around to help transcribe the Tomato Club girls’ historic materials.
NC Tomato Club History and Transcribathon
Monday, March 22, 2021, noon–3 p.m.
feel free to drop in for just part of the event, or stay for as long as you wish)
Noon–1 p.m.: History panel discussion featuring:
1–3 p.m.: Help us transcribe the digitized tomato club booklets with support from Special Collections librarians and Maggie Simon, Associate Professor of English, NC State. In this portion of the program, we’ll give you a firsthand look at these materials and invite you to help us make these materials more accessible to researchers by transcribing the handwritten booklets into searchable text. No previous experience necessary; drop-ins and all ages welcome. Participants will receive virtual transcription setup instructions prior to the event.