Wikipedia:Meetup/New Orleans/ArtAndFeminism 2015

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Art+Feminism/Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon

In honor of Women's History Month and the ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Project, the Newcomb Archives & Vorhoff Library Special Collections of the Newcomb College Institute is organizing and hosting its first Women in the Arts edit-a-thon. The event will focus on improving Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures, with an emphasis on Gulf South women artists. Activities will include new editor orientation and training. Coffee and snacks will be provided!

Sunday, March 8th, 2015
12:00pm - 4:00pm
All are welcome! No advanced technical skills required!
While all participants of all genders are welcome to sign up, this event is focused on encouraging women-born and women-identified editors.
What to bring
A laptop computer (extension cords and power strips are also nice). We will try to provide some laptops to borrow, but please bring your own if possible.
Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Bldg.
62 Newcomb Pl., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 (View Map)
RSVP requested
Sign up directly below or email This event is free of charge, but we will need an advance count of attendees.
Vase by Mary G. Sheerer and Joseph Meyer, Newcomb Pottery, New Orleans, c. 1895-1897, glazed earthenware - De Young Museum - DSC00762


  • To encourage inexperienced editors (especially women) and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia
  • To improve a selection of Wikipedia articles related to women artists, critics, art historians, and other women in the visual arts
  • To increase awareness of the research resources freely available through libraries, archives, and museums


Meetup & Edit-a-Thon - Schedule
Time Activity Location
12:00 Meet Anna Many Lounge

(Caroline Richardson Bldg.,
Tulane University)

12:00-1:00 Welcome and editing tutorial: Art+Feminism Lesson Plan Anna Many Lounge
1:00-1:15 Break
1:15-2:00 Research time Anna Many Lounge
2:00-4:00 Edit-a-thon Anna Many Lounge


  1. Do I need to have any Wikipedia experience to participate? No experience required! However, you may wish to register a user account on Wikipedia in advance of the event.



We would like a list of attendees before the event. While you do not have to be a woman in order to attend, the event will be focused on encouraging women-born and women-identified editors and working on articles related to women in the arts.

  1. Craub (talk) 23:07, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. J.Scheuerman (talk) 17:28, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  3. Supertaxicab (talk) 17:49, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  4. Klaukait (talk) 17:48, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. Ealdridge (talk) 17:46, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  6. Rharri8 (talk) 17:52, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  7. Eap49 (talk) 17:50, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  8. JRChanceyPhD (talk) 17:47, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  9. SJSmolarski (talk) 18:07, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  10. TammyMercure (talk) 17:56, 8 March 2015 (UTC)Tammy M.
  11. Chianta D.
  12. Jacqui N. (talk) 17:47, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  13. MollyTHNOC (talk) 17:55, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  14. Nicolerin (talk) 17:46, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  15. NawlinWiki (talk) 17:52, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

List of articles to work on

Volunteers should feel free to add the names of notable women in the arts who need a better Wikipedia presence, especially ones whose articles could be improved by the inclusion of research resources from the Newcomb Archives & Vorhoff Library Special Collections. The list is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to provide a starting point for work by edit-a-thon participants. If you are not sure where to start, don't hesitate to ask for help! The external links listed below are to the finding aids of the Newcomb Archives & Vorhoff Library Special Collections; however, please feel free to consult other resources available online or from our physical collections.

Existing articles in need of improvement or expansion

See: Suggested Topics from Art+Feminism

New article requests

See: Requested articles to be created from WikiProject Women Artists

Resources for Citations and Images

Websites, library catalogs, archival collections, & databases

Newcomb Archives & Vorhoff Library Special Collections

Other institutions

Image sources

Images of works created before 1923 can be added to the appropriate Wikipedia page.

Additional resources

Choosing the best form of name

Need help choosing the best form of name for a new biographical article? Try Getty Union List of Artists Names and/or Library of Congress Name Authorities

Useful templates for artists

Adding artist infoboxes

The template for artist infoboxes is here: Template:Infobox artist

Artist stub templates

Article under construction template

  • {{under construction | placedby = | comment = Article in progress, [[Wikipedia:Meetup/New Orleans/ArtAndFeminism 2015]] }}

Help after the event


Articles created

Articles improved

Media coverage