Wikipedia:GLAM/Washington State Historical Society/Events and Workshops/Women's Suffrage Centennial Program

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Posting signs to promote woman suffrage, Washington Equal Suffrage Association, Seattle, 1910 (CURTIS 1185)


Everyone is welcome!

Scholars and interested citizens are invited to come together for an afternoon of collaboration to create or improve Wikipedia pages related to Washington State’s suffrage history. Learn from seasoned “Wikipedians” how to edit wiki pages, and work in small groups with women’s history experts.

Honor Women’s History Month by updating our reference materials to reflect the dedicated work of Washington’s women suffragists. Bring a brown bag lunch, we’ll provide snacks.

Hosted by Washington State Historical Society.


  1. Please create an account on Wikipedia if you have not done so as yet.
  2. Have a look at the Histropedia timeline of Women's suffrage in the United States that is in development.
  3. Would you like to do more editing after today? There is a WikiProject Women in Red you can join to take part in their monthly themed editing events.

How do I prepare?[edit]

  • Sign up for the event
  • Create a Wikipedia account
  • Bring a laptop (wi-fi will be provided)
  • Learn about editing if you like: Tutorial, or Getting started on Wikipedia for more information
  • Think about what you would like to edit - you are welcome to bring your own ideas for women's history articles to edit today, but we will also provide a list of Washington suffragists and suffrage history related pages that could use some editing (see below)

Learning basics about editing[edit]

  • Help:Cheatsheet
  • "Wikipedia Training Modules". Programs & Events Dashboard->Training Library.

The Manual of Style[edit]

Wikipedia has help pages which set out style guidelines for pages being created on certain subject areas. Please have a look at the following pages:

Citation tools[edit]

Sample reference / citation for a booki:
<ref name="Stevenson 2009 p. ">{{cite book |last=Stevenson |first=Shanna |title=Women's votes, women's voices : the campaign for equal rights in Washington |publisher=Washington State Historical Society |publication-place=Tacoma, Wash |year=2009 |isbn=9780917048746 |oclc=316512873 |page=}}</ref>
What it looks like as a citation:
  • Stevenson, Shanna (2009). Women's votes, women's voices : the campaign for equal rights in Washington. Tacoma, Wash: Washington State Historical Society. ISBN 978-0-917048-74-6. OCLC 316512873.

Template for the editathon[edit]

Add to article talk pages...
  • {{WikiProject Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women's History}}

Upon publishing the article on Wikipedia's livespace, please add the following templates to the Talk page:

Also, add this template to the top of the article when saving it
{{Wikipedia:GLAM/WSHS/Do not delete, improve}}

This will produce:

We Can Edit
Interview Emily Temple-Wood discussing gender diversity on Wikipedia

Log onto the Dashboard before editing[edit]

  • Passcode: qdbjvhsw

Hit list of articles to be improved[edit]

Helpful updates could be as simple as: Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc.

Hit list of articles to be created[edit]

Hit list of articles on suffrage-related legal cases to edit[edit]

What can I do after the event?[edit]

You may find these useful if you want to learn further about editing:


  1. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > May Arkwright Hutton and the Battle for Women's Suffrage".
  2. ^ "Hutton, May Arkwright (1860-1915)".
  3. ^ "Emma Smith DeVoe | KSPS Documentaries" – via
  4. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > Emma Smith Devoe".
  5. ^ "DeVoe, Emma Smith". National Women’s Hall of Fame.
  6. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "DeVoe, Emma Smith (1848-1927)".
  8. ^ a b Taylor, Quintard; Moore, Shirley Ann Wilson (August 1, 2008). African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 9780806139791 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ Office, Secretary of State's (November 8, 2010). "Countdown to the November 8th Day of Jubilation – The Final Chapter".
  10. ^ Office, Secretary of State's (August 31, 2012). "Library jewel #3: Women's suffrage documents".
  11. ^ a b c (PDF) Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ a b (PDF) Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ Times, Sherry Stripling, The Seattle. "Genealogist tracks the Mercer Girls".
  14. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > Susan B. Anthony's Visit to Washington".
  15. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > African American Women".
  16. ^ "Nettie Asberry: Baha'is of Tacoma, Washington".
  17. ^ "Asberry, Nettie Craig (1865-1968)".
  18. ^ "Women's Legacy Project of Snohomish County, WA".
  19. ^ "Votes for Women: A 1910 article by Missouri Hanna, called Mother of Journalism in Washington State".
  20. ^ "CONTENTdm".
  21. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > Catharine Paine Blaine".
  22. ^ (PDF) Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > National Council of Women Voters".
  24. ^ "Tacoma suffragist Virginia Mason honored with tombstone". thenewstribune.
  25. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  26. ^ Warren, James R.; Post-Intelligencer, Special to the (October 16, 2001). "Seattle at 150: Ordway, the unwed 'Mercer Girl,' was still well-loved".
  27. ^ "About Ordway / Elizabeth Ordway".
  28. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > Collections > [Mary Olney Brown]".
  29. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  30. ^ "Ella M. Russell, president of the Everett Suffrage Club, defends woman suffrage at a Billy Sunday crusade on July 5, 1910".
  31. ^ "Women's Stories, Women's Lives" ~ The Snohomish County Washington Women's Legacy Project".
  32. ^ Olympia, Contact Us Washington Secretary of StateLegacy WashingtonPO Box 40222; Policy, WA 98504-0222360-902-4171 Privacy. "Legacy Washington - WA Secretary of State".
  33. ^ "Living | Sarah Yesler Proved A Challenge For Henry | Seattle Times Newspaper".
  34. ^ Commons:Category:Sarah Yesler, images of Sarah Yesler and other related images
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