Did you know that only 18% of the 1.5 million biographies of notable people in Wikipedia are women? Washingtonians, let’s change that!
During Women’s History Month this year, we hosted Washington State Historical Society’s first ever Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. In partnership with Women in Red’s initiative to focus on creating articles on notable suffragists, Washington State Historical Society has created a platform for Washingtonians everywhere to help create and edit articles on our local suffragists.
Visit our Wikipedia GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) page for information on how you can get started editing Wikipedia and what articles need to be created or improved. We will be adding new suggestions throughout 2019 and 2020 and need all hands on deck!
Know a notable Washington women who needs a Wikipedia page?
Edits for Women Wiki-Thon Event
Help identify & preserve suffragist histories and burial sites in Washington State.
Inspired by the National Women’s History Alliance project of the same name, we are encouraging Washingtonian women to honor the women who fought for the vote by visiting historic grave sites on election day.
Add Washington suffragists to the virtual cemetery, improve biographical information & visit their grave sites now through 2020.
Get Involved Nationally
Need some more idea? Check out what Votes for Women Centennial Grantees are doing all over Washington State to celebrate!
Library of Congress Needs Your Help
Transcribing Suffragist Papers
Nearly 16,000 pages of letters, speeches, newspaper articles and other suffragist documents are now available on By the People,