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SAA Women Archivists Roundtable (WAR) Edit-A-Thon
Margaret Cross Norton advertises the WAR Wikipedia edit-a-thon.jpg
DateWednesday, August 3, 2016
Time4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Women Archivists Roundtable (WAR) Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place at the SAA Annual Meeting on August 3, 2016. The event is open to SAA members and the public--anyone who wants to help create or enhance information in Wikipedia about women archivists. As this event page is a work in progress, please check back for more information. Feel free to contribute more resources and ideas for new articles or articles to be improved!


Please join WAR at the SAA Annual Meeting to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women archivists, in order to highlight the past and present accomplishments of women archivists, recognizing the importance of the history of the women who have shaped and were shaped by the archival profession. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary! We will provide resources and reference materials on this page and at the event for Wikipedia newcomers. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. Also, please create your account ahead of time! You don't need to be at the annual meeting to participate--remote participation is welcome too! We hope you'll join us, WARriors!!!

Our keynote speaker for the event will be Michele Pacifico who will reflect on her article, "Founding Mothers: Women in the Society of American Archivists, 1936-1972," The American Archivist (1987).

Event Information[edit]

Editing Resources[edit]

Citation and Style Guidelines[edit]

Resources for Images and Photos[edit]

Activities for Edit-a-thon[edit]

After you create an editor account, you can work on variety of tasks during the edit-a-thon:

  • Article Creation: Please pick from the list of articles to create below or an article of your own choosing (but please check first to see if it is on the list and isn't already in Wikipedia)
  • Article Improvement: Work on any of the articles already in Wikipedia to improve information about a woman archivist (see the list below of articles already in Wikipedia)
  • Add to the list of articles to create: Please continue to add to the list - we hope to continue creating and improving articles about women archivists in the long term!
  • Add more sources to the list: Please continue to help add links to sources about women archivists in the lists of articles to create and improve
  • Add images to Wikimedia:Commons, for use in Wikipedia articles. Please note that images must comply with Commons:Licensing

Remote Participants[edit]

If you will be participating remotely, we have created some basic guidelines for remote participants in addition to the information provided on this meet-up page.

Articles to Create[edit]

Under construction - please add suggestions and links to sources! Sign up for articles in the Editor(s) column. You must be logged in to add your name - put four tildes (~) in a row to add your name. Remove your name after you are finished and move the entry to the Results section. As you create new articles, please refer to Wikipedia:Notability and adhere to Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons guidelines.

Name for Article Creation Sources/Notes Editor(s)
Brenda Banks SGA Fellow SAA obituary Cara MooreCaramoore68 (talk) 21:02, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Menzi Behrnd-Klodt SAA Bio The American Archivist Thnidu (talk) 23:04, 8 November 2016 (UTC)
Danna Bell WAR Blog SAA Bio Teaching with the Library of Congress Rgroverohrbaugh (talk) 20:33, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Ruth Blair Provenance Information & Culture Your name
Eileen Bowser The Moving Image Your name
Nina Browne Nina Elizabeth Browne Papers, Smith College Archives Mhpmiller (talk) 19:44, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
Ann Morgan Campbell Your name
Michelle Caswell Waldo Gifford Leland Award Your name
Amy Cooper Cary Your name
Arline Custer Arline Custer Memorial Award Arline Custer Oral History Interview Eva Garrison Letters to Arline Custer Your name
Susan Dalton UCLA Film & Television Archive Blog Your name
Mabel Deutrich NARA blog NARA blog post 2015 NARA Tumblr The American Archivist Hayseed2016 (talk) 20:51, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Elizabeth B. Drewry NARA blog SAA History of Leadership Washington Post obituary Mhpmiller (talk) 14:06, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
Maxine Fleckner Ducey The Moving Image Your name
Wendy Duff University of Toronto Faculty of Information SAA Ernst Posner Award Google Scholar Your name
Linda Edgerly Your name
Meredith Evans (archivist) Dorevabelfiore (talk) 04:45, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Elsie Freeman Finch Society of American Archivists Oral History Project, Oral History Interview with Elsie Freeman Finch, April 23, 2011 jmcarleton (talk)
Shonnie Finnegan University at Buffalo Libraries SAA History of Leadership Your name
Patricia Galloway WAR blog UT iSchool homepage UT iSchool bio Your name
Jessie P. Guzman Notable Black American Women History of the Tuskegee University Archives Jkelly88 (talk) 20:32, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Elizabeth Hamer Kegan NARA blog Washington Post obituary American Archivist obituary Ctanguay (talk) 20:48, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Carroll Hart Your name
Linda J. Henry The American Archivist SAA Linda J. Henry Fund The American Archivist Author Bios Archival Issues Your name
Andrea Hinding Your name
Sue E. Holbert SAA Vice Presidents HathiTrust Minnesota Historical Society DPLA Your name
Sara Dunlap Jackson NARA blog Prologue obituary BlackPast Jennifereltringham (talk) 19:59, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Andrea Jackson Your name
Karen Jefferson Your name
Lucille Kane Your name
Anne R. Kenney Cornell bio The Signal Mhpmiller (talk) 19:54, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Joan Echtenkamp Klein Your name
Diana Lachatanere Your name
Karen M. Mäson Karen M. Mason bio Your name
Nancy McGovern SAA Bio SAA Vice President/President-elect Statement MIT Libraries Library of Congress IASSIST Preservation and Conservation News Gaylelschechter (talk) 20:46, 3 August 2016 (UTC)Gaylelschechter
Eva Steiner Moseley SAA History of Leadership Massachusetts Peace Action American Thinker The American Archivist Harvard University Gazette WorldCat Identities Your name
Geraldine Phillips Prologue ACA Your name
Virginia C. Purdy SAA History of Leadership Washington Post obituaries NARA blog Kschlot1 (talk) 20:08, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Dolores Renze Delores C. Renze Papers, University of Denver Your name
Kathleen D. Roe WAR Blog SAA Bio SAA VP/President Candidate Statement SNAP Interview SAA Bookstore Your name
Carol Rudisell Your name
Mattie Underwood Russell Mattie Russell Papers, Duke University Your name
Karan Sheldon Northeast Historic Film Your name
Ann Allen Shockley Ann Allen Shockley Biographical Note Oxford Reference Elliotdwilliams (talk) 20:40, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Anne Van Camp The Signal Smithsonian Institution Archives Library of Congress podcast SAA History of Leadership Your name
Joan Warnow-Blewett American Scientist SAA history of leadership Obituary WorldCat Asp34 (talk) 20:36, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Claudine Weiher NARA blog The Washington Post Prabook Dignity Memorial obituaryLittle Known Black Librarian Facts EDinschel (talk) 20:14, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Paula Williams (archivist) Your name
Pam Wintle YouTube Your name
Elizabeth Yakel ICA-SUV University of Michigan SI Google Scholar SAA Bookstore Kmthomas06 (talk) 20:35, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Nancy Zimmelman Lenoil California Museum SAA Vice President/President-elect Statement California Historical Records Advisory Board The Sacramento Bee Mhpmiller (talk) 14:00, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
Women Archivists a history of women archivists, e.g., an article like Women in architecture or Women in science; WAR bibliography has some links to relevant articles Your name
Add female archivists category to existing articles about women archivists this is not an article, but something that can be done to enhance information about women archivists in Wikipedia CurtisEmma (talk) 03:57, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Articles already in Wikipedia[edit]

Under construction! Some of these articles may be candidates for enhancement. Sign up for articles in the Editor(s) column. You must be logged in to add your name - put four tildes (~) in a row to add your name. Remove your name after you are finished and move the entry to the Results section.

Articles in Wikipedia Sources/Notes Editor(s)
Mary Ritter Beard ICA-SUV Your name
Camille Billops Kaitlinthearchivist (talk) 20:56, 3 August 2016 (UTC)K
Phyllis Blakeley Tsivihcra (talk) 20:59, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Mary G. Bryan Your name
Julie Buck Your name
Marie-Anne Chabin Your name
Margaret Cruwys Your name
Elaine Didier Your name
Edith Ditmas Your name
Luciana Duranti WAR Blog Your name
Isabella Henriette van Eeghen Your name
Gabrielle Enthoven Your name
Lucie Favier Your name
Adelaide Fries Your name
Lilli Gjerløw Your name
Marthe Gosteli Your name
Margaret Gowing Your name
Margaret Storrs Grierson Your name
Nora Guthrie Your name
Elizabeth Heaps Your name
Margaret Hedstrom Calumnies (talk) 20:39, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Jean Blackwell Hutson Your name
Margaret Ilnicka Your name
Rita Keegan Your name
Gerdina Hendrika Kurtz Your name
Christina Kenworthy-Browne Your name
Martha Levisman Your name
Ida Lewis (lighthouse keeper) NARA blog post Life Saving Benevolent Association of New York Records finding aid AwakesUndo (talk) 20:33, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Dianne Macaskill Your name
Sue McKemmish Your name
Jessica Mink Your name
Rosamond Joscelyne Mitchell Your name
Eleanor Mlotek Your name
Margaret Cross Norton ICA-SUV Your name
Beryl Oliver Your name
Dorothy Owen Your name
Trudy Huskamp Peterson NARA blog post WAR Blog Your name
Megan Prelinger Your name
Alice Prochaska Your name
Stella Rimington Your name
Helen Willa Samuels Your name
Celia Sanchez Your name
Joan Sinar Your name
Elizabeth W. Stone Your name
Norah Story Your name
Margaret Suckley Your name
Shelley Sweeney (archivist) Your name
Adrienne Thomas NARA blog post Your name
Édith Thomas Your name
Gladys Esther Tormes Gonzalez Your name
Sarah Tyacke Your name
Jehanne Wake Your name


Articles Created[edit]

Articles Improved[edit]

I went through a bunch of the new ones to add incoming links, extra categories, links on alumni and faculty pages, etc. Mhpmiller (talk) 16:33, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Other resources added[edit]

Participant list[edit]

Please add your Wikipedia username below (signatures are created by saving four tildes [~] in a row) or edit and add your name.


Gkuriger (talk) 14:30, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Ctanguay (talk) 13:03, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Michael Barera (talk) 03:01, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

AwakesUndo (talk) 17:36, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Dorevabelfiore (talk) 19:54, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Hayseed2016 (talk) 19:56, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

EDinschel (talk) 20:10, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Elliotdwilliams (talk) 20:24, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

jmcarleton (talk) 20:24, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

caramoore68 (talk) 20:45, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Kschlot1 (talk) 21:55, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 00:23, 9 November 2016 (UTC)


extabulis (talk) 16:53, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Remote Participant[edit]

K.Grey (talk) 15:14, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Airedecluny (talk) 19:38, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

CurtisEmma (talk) 03:55, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Jennifereltringham (talk) 14:49, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Mhpmiller (talk) 18:28, 3 August 2016 (UTC)