What was Muir thinking?
Holt-Atherton Special Collections is the home to the largest collection of John Muir material in the world and includes 78 of Muir's personal journals. Though the journals have been digitized, only a few have been transcribed - they can be viewed online, but are not keyword searchable.
Word-for-word transcriptions open up many more possibilities for researchers and the general public to find, read, and understand Muir's thoughts as he experienced them. It also facilitates online searching to locate information by specific topics. Volunteers can transcribe an entire journal or even just a single page. Even transcribing one or two pages increases the discoverability for historians, Muir enthusiasts, students, or anyone searching the internet.
We thank the following for transcribing Muir's words: John Dalbey, Julie Dunlap, Robin Imhof, Cathy Ivers, Laurel Klafehn, Heather Olson, Stephanie LeMenager, Dan Styer, Bill Wadsworth, Sheryl Wurtz, Raj Hajela, John Ame, Sally Lochowski Tanaka, Cassandra Birch, Alex Rooney, David Mees, Christopher Walker, Lydia Schramm, Vy Pham, Elana Duenas, Sarah Kuo, Cabral Chhuop, Emilia Perez, Cameron Crocker, Rebecca Su, Adam Zittel, Kimi Acoba-Samfong, Michele Gonzalez, Sarah Yung, Simon Choi, Kacy Herald, Charles Watkins, Bianca Ellis, Tiffanie Tran, Josh Emmons, Sukhman Sandhi, Emily Olson, Christine Amistad, Neil Reiher, Hannan Hawari, Edna Rush, Andrew Choi, Katz Ortega, Soda-Soth, Emma Fonseca, Salina, Julia Quesada, Michael Fisher, Gracie Smith, Cory Gilpin, Janet Crum, and maybe you...