Mostly interested in the history of Boston, women's history, and science fiction.
Conflict of interest statement
In full disclosure, I work at a library with archives and special collections in Greater Boston history, so I'm often editing articles related to the people and organizations whose papers are in those archives and special collections. I always strive to do this within Wikipedia guidelines on conflict of interest, but if you ever have questions about my editing pages related to collections in my library, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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Wikipedia advice for students
Do the research first!
Gather and read your reliable sources, note important facts, then write the article. Remember, start with reliable secondary sources. A press release generally should not be the major source for your article.
- Google Books, Google Scholar, Google News
- Library home page with Scholar OneSearch and the book catalog
- Lexis-Nexis (recent, post-1980 news; subscription-only)
- Historical Boston Globe (1872-present) (excellent for local history, subscription-only)
- Historical New York Times (1851-2010 (subscription-only)
- JSTOR (academic articles, subscription-only)
I'm honestly one of those editors that does most of my work when involved with a class or in a social editing situation, and I think those are modes of editing via which we can work to expand the contributor base. I've helped organize or have otherwise contributed to several Wikipedia-related events and presentations:
- Open Access to Mass History (Fall 2013)
- Social Justice History in Boston (Fall 2013)
- Create the Wikipedia You Want to See (New England Archivists, Spring 2014)
- Writing for Wadewitz: an Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial Edit-a-thon (Summer 2014)
- Boston City Archives Edit-a-thon: Urban renewal (Fall 2014)
- Underrepresented Groups in Massachusetts and U.S. History (Fall 2014)
- Art + Feminism at MassArt (Spring 2015)
- Underrepresented Groups in Massachusetts and U.S. History (Fall 2015)
- Underrepresented Groups in Massachusetts and U.S. History (Fall 2016)
Primary and archival sources
I'm also interested in how Wikipedia and archival/primary sources are used in the high school and college classroom, particularly primary sources related to groups that are less represented in the larger historical record. I'm working on an edit-a-thon intro specific to special collections projects, with a focus on underrepresented groups, here.
Wikipedia, archives, and Open Access
- OA is on the home page and in the mission
- Amplifying the Impact of Open Access: Wikipedia and the Diffusion of Science
- OA can mean exposing archival documents and underrepresented histories
Reminders to self
- WikiWomen's Women's History Month To-do
- WikiProject Boston
- WikiProject Massachusetts esp. article alerts.
- Missing encyclopedic articles
- Early African-American women in science
- Ethel Byrne
- Hidden human computers
- Mary Moon Wilson
- Real-time US politics
- Good example of tone change
- Elizabeth A. Drew
- Indian Imprisonment Act (1675)
- Mashpee Nine / Mashpee
- Massachusetts Indian Enfranchisement Act (1869) & Earle Report
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