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Remote Historical Records Transcriber - Pennsylvania

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Volunteer is responsible for remotely transcribing records contained in Steamtown’s extensive railroading archives so documents are more accessible to researchers, while enhancing historic records preservation. Documents within the archives relate to the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, other regional railroads, and railroad equipment manufacturers.

While previous transcription experience is useful, anyone who meets the qualifications can provide valuable volunteering from the comfort of one's own home or work station.

Encompassing 62 acres in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown National Historic Site has become a living manifestation of the history, technology, craft, and culture epitomizing the steam era. Visitors can immerse themselves in the historic roundhouse, switchyard, and associated buildings, track, and equipment. From locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars, to the equipment used to maintain all walks of railroad life, the park features one of the most diverse collections of historic railroad material in the United States, providing critical context for the impact this region had on society and the legacy that is built upon today.

As a representative of the National Park Service (NPS), volunteers are held to the same standards of customer service, and resource/cultural protection as NPS staff.


  • Personal enrichment and experience working with a National Park Service site.
  • Having access to one of the largest collections in the National Park Service.
  • Get a 'Behind the Scenes’ look at how a National Park operates.
  • An opportunity to meet like-minded individuals.
  • Take an active role to assist the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect cultural resources.

Start Date - 2022-11-01

End Date - 2023-10-31

Activities include: Computers;Historical Preservation

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

Hosts Housing Amenities: N/A

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