Authors Needed: Online Encyclopedia of Women's Suffrage in the U.S.

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Call for Volunteers
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American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600–2000, is compiling a state-by-state database of women involved in the National American Woman Suffrage Association for its Online Encyclopedia of Women’s Suffrage in the U.S. So far, the encyclopedia includes National Woman’s Party activists and Black women activists. WASM hopes to add NAWSA members by mid-2018.

In Pennsylvania, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is organizing this effort. We seek graduate students, independent scholars, and academics to research and write 500-word biographical sketches of seventy-five Pennsylvania activists. We are particularly interested in college and university instructors who wish to assign biographical sketches to classes of advanced undergraduate students. HSP’s collections include information on almost all of the women involved, and we are happy to direct authors to these resources. However, additional research will be required in many cases.

For questions or to volunteer, please contact Pennsylvania co-coordinators Christina Larocco, Editor and Scholarly Programs Manager (clarocco@hsp.org or 215-732-6200 x208), or Alicia Parks, Education Manager (aparks@hsp.org or 215-732-6200 x269).

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