We would like to thank the volunteers that took part in the #ManyHatsofHolmes campaign from 28 November through 09 December. During the campaign, volunteers transcribed 2,286 pages of Random Records of a Lifetime, Vols 1-3, 5 & 8 - and 77 volunteers tried Smithsonian Libraries projects for the first time. In addition they also completed 133 pages of his field notes.
Smithsonian staff shared some wonderful resources and history about Holmes' life and career. To find out more about his work and the Transcription Center Campaign, we courage you to check out some of the links below.
There's more to discover about William Henry Holmes:
- A Storify summary of the entire transcription event
- An overview of his life and careers here
- William Henry Holmes, weaving his path as artist and prolific staff member, by Smithsonian Institution Historian Pam Henson
- A discussion of his field notes with the Field Book Project
- How art and science intersected for Holmes
- The ways Holmes was involved with the first "National Gallery of Art"
- Sketching William Henry Holmes: Coloring Book pages!