The online journal and database, WOMEN AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, is engaged in crowdsourcing to create a new Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the U.S. As part of this broad project, we will be gathering biographical sketches of 2500 suffrage supporters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) between 1900 and 1920. Our goal is to prepare this Online Biographical Dictionary in time for the 100th anniversary in 2020 of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment that gave women in the U.S. the vote.
We need volunteers for two distinct kinds of participation in the NAWSA project. First, we would hope to attract individuals interested in researching and writing one or two biographical sketches of activists from our mammoth list of NAWSA grassroots leaders. We are looking for sketches of roughly 500 words in length. Second we are interested in college and university faculty who would be interested in having their students prepare biographical sketches as part of their formal class work. Our faculty members would, in turn, review and copyedit the biographical sketches and share them with Tom Dublin, co-editor of the Women and Social Movements website and director of the Online Biographical Dictionary project. He will arrange for the publication of the sketches on the website and all sketch writers will receive author credit for their contributions
If you would be interested in volunteering in either of these capacities and contributing to the creation of this valuable historical resource, please send an email describing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of History
State University of New York at Binghamton