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 adsDownload (PDF)
Lending librariesRead Online Download (XLSX)
Tagging protocol and glossaryRead Online Download (PDF)
Protocol for uploading a new adDownload (PDF)
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.
- Newspapers with ads in the Last Seen Project
Browse onlineDownload (XLSX)
- Newspapers searched by Last Seen staff
- African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography