Wikipedia:Meetup/Schlesinger OAMass13

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Welcome! The Schlesinger Library is hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon.

When: Wednesday Oct 23rd, from 12:00-5:00 PM

Where: Radcliffe Room, Schlesinger Library.

Focus: The Schlesinger Library documents the history of women in America, and we welcome the creation of articles related to women's rights, feminism, or any other aspect of women's history that is represented in our collections.
This edit-a-thon is part of Open Access to Massachusetts History 2013.

Event Details[edit]

About Us[edit]

The Schlesinger Library documents the history of women in America. The library's holdings are strongest in women's rights and feminism; Health and sexuality; and Culinary history. The Schlesinger Library is open to the public and welcomes all visitors.



  • 12:00-1:00 Learn how to edit and all about Wikipedia!
  • 1:00-1:30 Behind-the-scenes tour (if you are interested - if not, feel free to stay and edit).
  • 1:00-4:00 Edit-a-thon!
  • 4:00-4:30 Celebration, show-off results, take photos.


  • Locations, directions, maps: We are located in Radcliffe Yard, three blocks outside of Harvard Square at 3 James Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Directions by Public Transportation and Car
Information about Parking
  • Twitter: Hashtag #OAMass13.
  • WiFi: Harvard Guest
  • What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light refreshments will be provided.
  • Contact the organizer: Amanda Strauss ( For day-of-event questions, please call: (617) 495-8647

Sign Up and Guest List[edit]


  • Amanda Strauss, Schlesinger Library, librarian
  • Jenny Gotwals, Schlesinger Library, archivist
  • Lael Dalal, Simmons College, GSLIS student
  • Merlyn Liberty,Dyer Memorial Library, librarian
  • Ruth Hill, Schlesinger Library, oral history coordinator
  • Nicole Topich, Harvard University, project archivist
  • Maia Weinstock, Girona7 (talk) 14:52, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Stephanie Molnar, Student, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Participating Remotely[edit]

  • Amber Moulton, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, historian



Suggested Topics[edit]

Biographies Needing Improvement[edit]

Other Subjects Needing Improvement[edit]

New Entries to be Written (People)[edit]


Topical Resources[edit]

Radcliffe College[edit]

Women's History[edit]

Wikipedia Help[edit]

These are just to get you started -- feel free to add to this list.


New articles created[edit]

Articles expanded or improved[edit]

Event Photos[edit]