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Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

National Gallery of Art - East Building

Join us at the National Gallery of Art Library and help to improve and create Wikipedia articles about African American art and artists.

This Wikipedia Edit-a-thon accompanies the exhibition, In the Library: The Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art, which showcases the life and work of Thurlow Evans Tibbs Jr., an accomplished art appraiser, broker, collector, and dealer, as well as the founder and director of his eponymous art gallery in Washington, DC. Tibbs is best known for his donation to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now an important part of the National Gallery’s holdings by African American artists. To support his research, Tibbs amassed approximately more than a thousand reference files comprising more than seventy boxes of material documenting art of the African diaspora. Tibbs opened up his reference collection, now commonly known as the Evans-Tibbs Archive, to artists, students, and scholars. The archive includes correspondence, exhibition pamphlets, gallery records, photographs, and other ephemera that illustrate the history of the Tibbs family, The Evans-Tibbs Collection, and African American art.

No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; training will be provided. Reference materials from the library’s collection and the Evans-Tibbs Archive will be readily available.

Lunch will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions, please email

Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing

Any other questions? Email


Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:30AM-4PM


National Gallery of Art Library - East Building
4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565


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Please use the Etherpad link below to share what you are currently editing. Remember to type 'Done' or 'Finished' when you are through making changes. REMEMBER TO PUBLISH (SAVE) OFTEN.

Etherpad for this event


Time Activity
10:30AM Welcome, housekeeping – Roger Lawson, Executive Librarian : Remarks – Steven Nelson
11:00AM Training: How to Edit to Wikipedia (Wikimedia DC)
12:00PM to close Editing
Ongoing Lunch. Please request a voucher at the event.
12:30PM & 3:00PM Tour of Tibbs Exhibition
4PM Close

Please sign in[edit]

This is for use on the day of the event.
1) Select 'Sign in'
2) Scroll down on the page that follows and click 'Publish changes' or 'Save changes'.
Your username will automatically be added to the list of attendees.


File:NGA Evans-Tibbs Archive of African Art Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Slides 2019

Wikimedia Projects[edit]

Wikipedia Policies[edit]

Quick Editing Tips[edit]

Tools, Resources and WikiProjects[edit]

Suggested Article Work List[edit]

About the Article Assessment Quality Scale

For Creation





Resources/Potential Secondary Sources[edit]

Online Catalog

All NGA Library Databases

Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online (AKL) (On-site use only)

African Amer. Visual Artists Database

Oxford Art Online (on-site only)

Who’s Who in American Art (on-site only)

of American Art, Oral Histories

Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art (Project MUSE, on-site only)

International Review of African American Art (Art & Architecture Source, on-site only)

Culture Type

Tibbs Exhibition webpage (Includes link to exhibition brochure)

Credit Information: [Citation]. Evans-Tibbs Collection, Artist file: Lewis, Edmonia. National Gallery of Art Library, Washington D.C.

Lewis, Edmonia. How Edmonia Lewis Became an Artist, 1870. Evans-Tibbs Collection, Artist file: Lewis, Edmonia. National Gallery of Art Library, Washington D.C.


  • Covace 16:36, 23 February 2019 (UTC)


  • Wikis: *.wikipedia, commons.wikimedia, en.wikipedia
  • Start date: 2019-02-23 10:30 (America/New York)
  • End date: 2019-02-23 17:00
Bytes changed Edits Files in use Files uploaded New editors Pages created Views to pages created Pages improved Avg. daily views to pages improved Unique pages with uploaded files Participants 7 day retention
36,107 109 8 10 5 3 141 26 418 7 17 5