A Call for Volunteers to Research and Write Bio Sketches of New Jersey Suffrage Activists

Deborah Mercer's picture

This is a second call for volunteers for our Crowdsourcing Project.  Thanks for considering the possibility.

For two years now, Women and Social Movements in the United States (WASM), has been soliciting volunteers to create an Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States.  In that time, our population of suffragists has grown to 3,400 activists.  We have secured sketches or lined up volunteers for more than half of these activists.  The database will include white and Black suffragists, and both mainstream and radical suffragists.  Contributors will receive author credit as the work is published online and we expect to post two versions of the resource.  The first will be freely accessible and will consist entirely of the bio sketches of suffragists.  The sketches will also be part of our ongoing online journal and database, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000.

We are particularly eager for additional volunteers to join in the project. We are looking for volunteers to write one or two bio sketches of New Jersey activists over the next six months and thus contribute to the construction of this new reference tool. If you would like to contribute to the project, please get in touch with the New Jersey state coordinator, Lisa Hendrickson, at lhinnovate3@gmail.com.