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Wikipedia Project

Did you know that as of May 2020, only 18.39% of English-language biographies on Wikipedia were about women? And that only one of New Hampshire's first 100 women lawyers has a Wikipedia article?

We've decided to work toward ameliorating this by adding and improving upon articles about historically notable New Hampshire women in New Hampshire's legal community.

If you are interesting in contributing to this project, please contact Jillian@NHWBA.org.

General Resources

Introduction to Contributing

Introduction to Editing

Introduction to Referencing: How to cite your sources and the importance of doing so.

Introduction to Images: How to add images.

Wikipedia Help Desk: A place where you can ask questions about how to use or edit Wikipedia.

Drafts: About Drafts, which are pages where new articles may be created and developed.

Resources about Women on Wikipedia

WikiProject Women in Red: This is a group of volunteer Wikipedia editors who are working to close the content gender gap on the platform.

Primer for Creating Women's Biographies: A resources from Women in Red to get you started.

Ten Simple Rules for Creating Women's Biographies

Writing Women into the Encyclopedia: Advice on how to create Wikipedia biographies of women, with an emphasis on how to get people to find them.

Writing About Women: How to write Wikipedia entries that do not use sexist language or promote sexist stereotypes.

Resources on Women in the New Hampshire Legal Community

List of first women lawyers and judges in New Hampshire: Wikipedia list

First 100 Women: NHWBA page, which includes a list with links and a link to the publication, A Celebration of New Hampshire's First 100 Women Lawyers

First 100 Years: NHWBA page. We are also working on getting access to a digital version of the booklet that was put together for this event.

Raising the Bar: America Celebrates 150 Years of Women Lawyers: A publication from the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations which has a section on New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire Library: Digital Collections and Special Collections, University Archives & Museum

Find A Grave

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New Hampshire Women's Bar Association
P.O. Box 915
Manchester, NH 03105
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