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A Call for Volunteers to Research and Write Biographical Sketches of Woman Suffrage Activists

By August 4, 2019 No Comments

This is a call for volunteers to research and write 500-word biographical sketches of grassroots woman suffrage activists.  Thanks for considering the possibility.

Since March 2015 the online journal and database, Women and Social Movements in the United States (WASM), has been working on an Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States. We have identified more than 3,300 grassroots suffrage activists and have secured sketches for about 2,000 so far.  Would you volunteer to help us complete this project in time for the centennial of the adoption of the 19th Amendment in August 2020? You can view published sketches posted to date at https://documents.alexanderstreet.com/VOTESforWOMEN.

Contributors will receive author credit as the work is published online. We need new volunteers to join the project.  We hope that you would like to write 1-2 bio sketches in the next four-six months and thus contribute to this new reference tool.  We are also looking for volunteers to copyedit and fact check completed sketches.  We can also use genealogists who’d be interested in finding vital information about suffragists for whom we already have sketches. If you would like to contribute to the project, please email Tom Dublin at tdublin@binghamton.edu. Thanks in advance.