I’ve shared a lot about how various institutions crowdsource transcribing historical handwritten text, and how that kind of project can make history come alive for students (see The Best Sites Where Students Can Transcribe Historical Texts).

The Smithsonian now has a project that lets people listen to historical audio recordings and asks them to transcribe what they hear.  It seems pretty cool – interviews with Ansel Adams, recordings related to the Apollo 11 moon landing, and a whole lot more.

You can read about the program here; see examples here; and go to the project’s home page here.