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Writing Women's History into Wikipedia

This guide provides an introduction to the Schlesinger Library's participation in Wikipedia.

Images from Schlesinger Library

Group portrait of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective founders


Amelia Earhart seated, next to a model airplane.


June Jordan, on far right, with Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Nana Maynard, Ntzoke Shange, Vertamae Grosvenor and others

Betty Friedan with unidentified woman at United Nations International Women's Year conference

Get Started

Join the Schlesinger Library's Wikipedia Project: Writing Women's History into Wikipedia

Our goals

1. Create or enhance the following:

  • Biographies of women and organizations whose papers and records are held by the Schlesinger Library

  • Biographies of Radcliffe College alumnae

  • Entries about or related to Radcliffe College history

2. Collaborate with the GLAM Open Heritage Project by adding links to finding aids and digitized primary source material where possible throughout Wikipedia

3. Help rectify the gender imbalance among Wikipedia's editors and content