Wikipedia:Meetup/Princeton University Edit-a-thon Three

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Princeton University's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is hosting its third edit-a-thon on Friday, 19 October with the theme of Princeton Athletics! The campus will be in full swing for the weekend's Princeton vs. Harvard football game so what a perfect time to focus on editing and creating pages for PU Tigers Athletics! Wikipedians of all experience levels are encouraged to participate.

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A minor scuffle with the library staff.
More pix at Commons:Category:Editathon, Princeton University.

WHO: Alumni, students, staff and anyone else!

WHAT: Focusing our efforts this time around on expanding the current pages related to Princeton Athletics.

WHEN: Friday, 19 October 2012, 12:15 P.M.-4:15 P.M. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

WHERE: Wiess Lounge, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library (next to Sherrerd Hall and across from the Friend Center on the Princeton University campus).

Seeley Mudd Library

WHY: To continue our efforts to add valuable Princeton related information to Wikipedia.

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) Public transportation may be best because parking may be difficult due to the big game. NJ Transit has a connection train, (dinky), with a drop off point within walking distance.

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP by adding your name to the list below

Start of the editathon
Get the food first!

Possible Article Topics[edit]


Online Resources[edit]

Princetoniana Resources Available to Use in Mudd Manuscript Library Reference Room[edit]

  • 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.
  • Published books related to Princeton football and other athletics.

Resources Available in the Archives (Must be Paged from the Stacks)[edit]

Event Schedule[edit]

Mudd Manuscript Library Editathon on October 19, 2012:

Time Activity Location
12:15-1:15 Welcome from University Archivist and Curator of Public Policy Papers Dan Linke followed by lunch Weiss Lounge
1:15-1:30 How to use Mudd Manuscript Library collections Reference Room
1:30-2:00 Introduction to Wikipedia/The Five Pillars Harlan Room
2:00-2:15 View how-to slideshows and videos for editing Wikipedia articles; or begin editing! Harlan Room/Reference Room
2:15-4:15 Research and editing Reference Room/Reading Room

Who's Coming?[edit]

Likely attendees[edit]

  1. Undead q (talk) 17:05, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
  2. ccleeton
  3. User:shockofsputnik
  4. BCTomlinson
  5. Pharos (talk) 13:48, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
  6. User:Frank.manus
  7. DGG ( talk ) 04:07, 15 October 2012 (UTC) My apologies, but this time I probably cannot come.
  8. jcchamp
  9. Georgette Chalker
  10. User:lmd08
  11. Ocaasi t | c 15:43, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
  12. Jeremyb (talk) 20:12, 19 October 2012 (UTC)
  13. your name here!



  1. Unfortunately, I can't make it this time due to a work conflict. Please let me know of the next one! Newyorkbrad (talk) 03:07, 18 October 2012 (UTC)



  • deliverables

By the Numbers[edit]

  • Total attendees: 11
  • Princeton undergraduates: 0
  • Usernames created: 3
Using archive collections to edit

Article Creations[edit]

  • articles
  1. Princeton Cannon Song
  2. Class of 1952 Stadium
  3. User:Undead q/Karl Langlotz
  4. List of Princeton University Olympians
  5. Hollie Donan
  6. User:Lmd08/sandbox
Learning to use Wikipedia

Article Expansions[edit]

  1. Women's Golf
  2. Golf
  3. First football game"

Media Uploaded[edit]

  • media

3 photos to Wikimedia Commons

Social Media[edit]

To Do[edit]

  • follow-up
  • GLAM Wikipedia project: let's create an archival materials citation template (for both the materials and the finding aids)