Editorial Process

Below are the methodologies and protocols the Last Seen Project has implemented to guide the acquisition and publication of Last Seen advertisements.

Protocols for identifying, transcribing, and tagging newspaper ads

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Lending libraries

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Tagging protocol and glossary

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Protocol for uploading a new ad

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In-scope Newspapers

The Last Seen Project continues to search African-American newspapers (1865-1920) for Information Wanted ads. The newspapers that have been searched and the in-scope newspapers are available below.

  1. Newspapers with ads in the Last Seen Project
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  2. Newspapers searched by Last Seen staff
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  3. African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography