Wikipedia:Meetup/Princeton University Edit-a-thon
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The Princeton University Archives is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!
WHO: Interested University community members (undergraduates, graduate students, professors, staff, community). Limited to 15 participants; please RSVP before Wednesday, 15 February 2012.
WHAT: Creating and expanding existing Wikipedia pages about Princeton’s presidents, notable campus architecture, and other Princetoniana, including a focus on women at Princeton as part of WikiWomen's History Month. Participants will set up individual Wikipedia accounts, learn about the Wikipedian principles of neutrality and the structure of online encyclopedia articles, and then apply this knowledge to create Wikipedia articles.
WHEN: Saturday, 18 February 2012, 12:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
WHY: To show how much you want the world to know about Princeton and to learn about Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia you consult for work and read for fun.
OTHER: Please bring your laptop since you will be asked to create a Wikipedia account if you do not already have an account (you are not required to have an account before participating).
- 1 Possible Article Topics
- 2 How-To's
- 3 Online Princetoniana Resources
- 4 Online Princetoniana Oral Histories
- 5 Princetoniana Resources Available to Use in Mudd Manuscript Library Reference Room
- 6 List of attendees
- 7 Outcomes
Possible Article Topics
- Alexander Hall, Blair Arch, other buildings
- Presidents: Category:Presidents by university or college in the United States
- Any of the presidents who do not have biographies on this page: President of Princeton University
- Jacob Green
- John Blair
- Phlip Lindsly
- Edward Dickinson Duffield
- Putnam Sculpture Collection
- Residential Colleges
- Andrew Fleming West
- Eating Clubs
- List of Princeton University people
- A Cappella Groups
- Athletics including swimming, water polo, crew
- Prospect House and other historical landmarks on campus or in Princeton. See National Register of Historic Places listings in Mercer County, New Jersey
- Women at Princeton: under "Princetoniana" section, list of Princeton University Women
- Departments (check for reliability of sources, accuracy, proper citation)
- Lists of funded chairs
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
- Category:Princeton University
Online Princetoniana Resources
- Women at Princeton, from Mudd Manuscript Library
- FAQ's on popular topics in Princeton history
- Searchable version of A Princeton Companion by Alexander Leitch (1978)
- Searchable archive of the Daily Prince from 1876-2002
- Historical information about many buildings on the Princeton campus
- Database index of Princeton University undergraduate alumni through 1920, plus non-graduate alumni through approximately WWII
- Database index of Princeton University undergraduate alumni Class of 1921 and later
- Database index of Princeton University graduate school alumni
- Database index (incomplete, but thorough) of Princeton University faculty and staff
- Additional databases of historical Princeton-related information
- Finding Aids on Mudd Library website
Online Princetoniana Oral Histories
- Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project
- Princeton University Presidents Oral History Collection
- The Princeton Mathematics Community in the 1930s
Princetoniana Resources Available to Use in Mudd Manuscript Library Reference Room
- Card catalog index to Princeton Alumni Weekly through 1990, and issues of PAW.
- Full runs of Nassau Herald, Freshman Herald and Bric-a-Brac.
- Class reunion books (often contain biographical information).
- Biographies of 18th century Princetonians.
- Printed histories of Princeton in general, as well as specific topics such as women in engineering, sports, etc.
List of attendees
- Undead q (talk) contributions
- Pharos (talk) 19:17, 11 February 2012 (UTC) contributions
- DGG ( talk ) 17:14, 14 February 2012 (UTC) contributions
- shockofsputnik (talk) contributions
- Noroi (talk) 22:06, 14 February 2012 (UTC) contributions
- Blurpeace 02:16, 15 February 2012 (UTC) contributions
- Jeremyb (talk) 03:19, 15 February 2012 (UTC) contributions
- Smallbones (talk) 19:38, 17 February 2012 (UTC) contributions
- Ccleeton (talk) 18:35, 18 February 2012 (UTC) contributions
- Rmweylandt (talk) 18:35, 18 February 2012 (UTC) contributions
- Happymhl (talk) 18:36, 18 February 2012 (UTC) contributions
- PrincetonWannabe (talk) 18:37, 18 February 2012 (UTC) contributions
- Jonghlee (talk) 18:38, 18 February 2012 (UTC) contributions
Unable to attend but keenly interested and active (Princetoniana Committee) ... keep me posted of any future work!
By the Numbers
- Total attendees: 16
- Princeton undergraduates: 3
- Usernames created: 6
- Princeton University East Asian Studies Department
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
- Alexander Hall (Princeton University)
- Putnam Collection of Sculpture, Princeton University (submitted for review by Undead q 02:53, 19 February 2012 (UTC))
- Joseph Henry House
- Two Dickinson Street Co-op
- Hugh Stubbins
- Princeton University
- Log College
- Samuel Blair (chaplain)
- Robert Venturi
- Vanna Venturi House
- Princeton University Library
- Pictures of event Category:Editathon,_Princeton_University
- muddwiki hashtag
- Princeton Tour Company Blog
- Consider future edit-a-thons on other topics reflecting Mudd Library's holdings