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Women Of Jazz
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
American women's jazz band
"The Ingenues" and the "Trackless Train"
Sydney, late 1920s
State Library of New South Wales
Sam Hood, photographer
When and Where
DateSaturday, May 30, 2015
Time12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AddressNew York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Third Floor Screening Room
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
City, StateNew York City, New York

Do you love jazz, blues, funk and anything in between? Are you frustrated by the gender bias on Wikipedia? Or maybe you love Linked Data? Join us for the Women of Jazz Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon!

Event information[edit]

NYPL Library for the Performing Arts

Join us for this edit-a-thon centered on musicians who are women and play jazz or any related style. Hosted by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, members of Linked Jazz (a research team from the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science will give you a crash course in Wikipedia and help you fill in the gaps of Wikipedia's coverage of musicians who are women. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary. Just bring your passion and we'll help you do the rest!

Women Of Jazz Editathon flyer

40 Lincoln Center Plaza (Broadway and 66th Street), New York, NY
See the NYPL page for further details

Please bring[edit]

Please bring with you:

  • A laptop or other similar device
  • Your NYPL library card. If you do not already have one, you can sign up here: Apply for a Library Card (choose the option "I Want to Pick Up My Card in Person"). This will allow you to request materials from the stacks during the event.
  • A digital camera. This will allow you to capture archival materials in the third floor reading room during the event.

Informal gathering to follow in Damrosch Park, just outside the library.


Please add your Wikipedia username to the appropriate section below.
Meetup page link

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Participating online[edit]


New page creations[edit]


alphabetical by last name of article's subject

  1. Pauline Braddy -- Hkallenberg (talk)
  2. Carol Chaikin -- Anarchyshake (talk)
  3. Zena Latto -- Rolery02 (talk)
  4. Carline Ray -- Lange.lea (talk)
  5. Tomeka Reid -- Thisismattmiller (talk)
  6. Erica von Kleist -- Lange.lea (talk)
  7. Deborah Weisz -- Duckduckstop (talk)


  1. The Darlinettes -- Pharos (talk)


  1. Rigler-Deutsch Index -- BrillLyle (talk)


alphabetical by last name of article's subject

  1. Jamie Baum -- PatienceFortitude (talk)
  2. Jane Ira Bloom -- Ginamshelton (talk) -- added citations and info box plus removed tag
  3. Jane Ira Bloom -- Acevedo.e.carlos (talk)
  4. Pauline Braddy -- Acevedo.e.carlos (talk)
  5. Ruth Brown -- Silloge (talk)
  6. Clora Bryant -- Ojamna (talk) -- added two references to Further Reading section
  7. Clora Bryant -- Acevedo.e.carlos (talk)‎
  8. Anat Cohen -- Acevedo.e.carlos (talk)
  9. Tia Fuller -- Acevedo.e.carlos (talk)
  10. Alberta Hunter -- BrillLyle (talk)
  11. Helen Jones Woods -- Ginamshelton (talk) -- added info box and additional cited text
  12. Ada Leonard -- PatienceFortitude (talk)
  13. Abbey Lincoln -- BrillLyle (talk)
  14. Erica Lindsay -- Acevedo.e.carlos (talk)
  15. Melba Liston -- Ojamna (talk) -- added reference to Further Reading section
  16. Melba Liston -- Drhandel (talk)
  17. Mabel Mercer -- BrillLyle (talk)
  18. Allison Miller (drummer) -- PatienceFortitude (talk)
  19. Vi Redd -- Ojamna (talk) -- added reference to Further Reading section
  20. Lloyd Rigler -- BrillLyle (talk)
  21. Patrice Rushen -- PatienceFortitude (talk)
  22. Patrice Rushen -- Acevedo.e.carlos (talk)
  23. Daniela Schaechter -- Acevedo.e.carlos (talk)
  24. Trudy Silver -- Acevedo.e.carlos (talk)
  25. Sue Terry -- Acevedo.e.carlos (talk)
  26. Kimberly Thompson -- Acevedo.e.carlos (talk)

Template creation[edit]

  1. NYPL Archives & Manuscripts -- BrillLyle (talk) & jeremyb (talk)

    Mabel Mercer papers at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the New York Public Library

    Mabel Mercer papers at the New York Public Library

  2. NYPL Digital Collections -- BrillLyle (talk)

    Ella Fitzgerald No. 26 at the New York Public Library

  3. Center for Jewish History - Resource -- BrillLyle (talk)
  4. Center for Jewish History - Finding Aid -- BrillLyle (talk)
  5. Leo Baeck Institute - DigiBaeck -- BrillLyle (talk)
  6. LBI Collection Links -- BrillLyle (talk) - minor cleanup to existing template
  7. UNCG Digital Collections -- BrillLyle (talk)

Possible articles to edit[edit]

Below is a list of articles that would benefit from edits and expansion during the edit-a-thon.

Valaida Snow ur Jazz (1940)
Julia Hülsmann
Ruby Bishop
Carla Bley KK
Nina Simone
Adele Girard
Diana Miller ur Jazz (1940)


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Possible articles to be created[edit]



For further inspiration[edit]

Check out these WikiProjects for further inspiration and lists of articles to improve:

German Wikipedia list (many missing in English, can be translated):

Here are a couple of featured articles to inspire you as well:

Here's some categories to examine and with which to tag new articles:

The above are sub-categories of:

Tools and templates[edit]


  • ACLS Humanities E-Book (available only within NYPL buildings) - scholarly books selected by the American Council of Learned Societies
  • Chronicling America - national newspapers up through 1922 - AVAILABLE ANYWHERE
  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (available within NYPL buildings or at home with a valid NYPL library card) - contains full text of magazines covering film, music, broadcasting, and theater; includes full text of 38 magazine including Billboard, Broadcasting, Melody Maker and Variety (1905-2000).
  • Jazz Discography - AVAILABLE ANYWHERE.
  • Fulton History - numerous lesser-known digitized newspapers from New York State - AVAILABLE ANYWHERE
  • JSTOR (full text available only within NYPL buildings) - digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.
  • MusicSack - very useful tool indicating in which reference books can one locate biographic entries - AVAILABLE ANYWHERE.
  • New York Times backfile (available within NYPL buildings or at home with a valid NYPL library card) - ProQuest's interface for searching the New York Times.
  • Oxford Music Online (Available within NYPL buildings or at home with valid NYPL library card) - includes New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, and Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
  • ProQuest Historical African American Newspapers - newspapers from the African American community
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers - numerous major newspapers from around the U.S.
  • University Press Scholarship Online (Available only within any NYPL building) - full text of over 7,000 academic monographs from six leading university presses.
  • Don't forget to check out the Music Division's extensive clipping file -- approximately 90,000 file folders on various people (most of which is not listed in the online catalog). (The Dance and Theatre Divisions also have very extensive clipping files.) Some cross-over figures may be found in the clipping files of the Theatre and Dance Divisions. Altogether, the research library has about half-a-million clipping folders on individuals, organizations, venues, and sundry topics.


  1. ^ Ford, David (30 May 2015). "A Band Of Their Own". Weekend Edition Saturday. NPR. Retrieved 30 May 2015.

External links[edit]

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