Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/All Things GW

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The edit-a-thon will concentrate on any topics relating to GW that you wish to explore. University history? Presidents and administrators? Notable alumni? Athletics? The Mount Vernon Seminary and College? All ideas are welcome! We'll also look for articles to improve relating to the Foggy Bottom neighborhood that GW calls home, and will explore uploading out of copyright material to Wikimedia Commons.

See also media contributed by the George Washington University on Wikimedia Commons.


Bergis Jules, University Archivist, and Jennifer Kinniff, Public Services and Outreach Librarian for Special Collections, will lead a behind the scenes tour and will share some of the University Archives' most beloved items.


Time Activity
12:30 - 12:45 Arrival & wireless account setup; Orientation
12:45 - 1:45 New editor instruction and tutorials; experienced editors can dive right into the collections
1:45 - 2:30 Behind the scenes tour; snack break
2:30 - 4:00 Editathon led by Librarian Jennifer Kinniff and Dominic McDevitt-Parks


Do I have to register to attend, or can I just arrive on the day?

There is space for up to 30 participants! Signing up in advance assures that we will have enough food for everyone and know how many to expect.

Do I have to be a member of Wikimedia DC?

No, this event is open to everyone.

What happens if I get hungry?

We'll have snacks and drinks!

What material will attendees be able to access?

Event attendees are library patrons and are welcome to browse the ready reference material we have relating to GW and Foggy Bottom in our Special Collections reading room or our yearbooks and issues of the student newspaper The Hatchet. You may also want to access our special collections, by searching the catalog; our staff can retrieve materials for you. If you already know of specific items you would like to see, let us know below and we can have it pulled for when you get here.

Add your own questions here

Sign Up[edit]


  1. Flappable (talk) 17:56, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
  2. Dominic·t 19:42, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
  3. Bergis Jules
  4. Katrin Bode
  5. Geraldshields11 (talk) 13:15, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
  6. friend of Smokey the Bear (from
  7. Dorothy White
  8. Dominique Pierce
  9. Atiya Dorsey
  10. Destini Smith
  11. Gyani Wright
  12. Lauren Newman
  13. Toby Makowski
  14. Greggilan
  15. Jerrel Catlett
  16. Rafael Rolon-Muniz
  17. Grisselle Rivera
  18. Evan Crocker
  19. Abbie Oshobajo
  20. Raymond Simmons
  21. Harris Boekenheide
  22. Jeff Mattox
  23. Justin Bronstein
  24. dwhitewdc
  25. Econterms (talk) 00:06, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
  26. JoVaun Holmes
  27. Randall Palmer
  28. Krista Cocozello
  29. Duckduckgo (talk) 18:48, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
  30. Djembayz


  1. –Mabeenot (talk) 20:08, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Participating Remotely[edit]

  1. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 14:10, 2 April 2013 (UTC)


  1. I'm interested, but I can't go! --TheBlueWizard (talk) 16:05, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
  2. Sounds fun--I am very sorry to miss it. You know how much I love editing & archives! --Sarasays (talk) 20:34, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
  3. Did want to go but too much personal stuff happening this weekend. CarolMooreDC🗽 18:26, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Articles to edit[edit]


Examples of GW-related Content in Wikimedia Commons (let's add more!)[edit]


Snows Court, before and after![edit]