Wikipedia:WikiProject Smithsonian AWHI/Meetup/EditingForEffie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Join us for ...

Editing For Effie

Effie Kapsalis at Smithsonian Open Access launch, February 2020
Effie Kapsalis at Smithsonian Open Access launch, with Andrew Lih and Kelly Doyle

It is with great sadness to report that Effie Kapsalis passed away on December 11, 2022. Please help us honor Effie's memory by editing about Smithsonian women on Wikipedia and Wikidata on January 8th and 9th. This topic was near and dear to Effie as she was a fierce advocate for open access, Wikipedia, and women's history.

If you'd like to share your memories of Effie, please do so here or here.

In addition to joining the editing in January, please contribute to this effort by adding below any articles to create or to edit on Wikipedia, or properties to create or edit on Wikidata.


January 8 and January 9, 2023


Virtual / Global / Local in-person meetups


Get started[edit]

Smithsonian AWHI edit-a-thon, 2019, one of Effie's favorite photos from our Smithsonian Wiki events

In person meetups[edit]

  • Washington, DC: January 9th @ Smithsonian American Art Museum. Register here to attend in-person or for Zoom link

Sign up[edit]

Articles to edit[edit]

Articles to create[edit]

Draft articles to edit / move[edit]

Wikidata items to edit[edit]

Wikidata Properties to create[edit]


Dashboard Metrics



  1. Sara Gwendolen Foulke
  2. Elisavet Contaxaki - if the SI could make an image available of her book that would be fab!
  3. Noris Salazar Allen - would be amazing if SI could make an image available
  4. Mary Eliza Knapp
  5. Frances Eliza Babbitt
  6. Evelyn Walton Ordway
  7. Thomas H. Kapsalis
  8. Constance Philpitt Warner
  9. Eunice Makepeace Towle
  10. Catherine Scott (librarian), chief librarian for the National Air and Space Museum
  11. Olive A. Greeley
  12. Kapsalis - surname page
  13. Josephine W. Cooper, geologist married to Smithsonian paleobiologist - used one of Effie's Wonderful Women Wednesday blog posts as a reference
  14. Sophy Parfin
  15. Dawn Nichols Walden, artist
  16. Vivian Wang, artist
  17. Draft:Maude C. Rhoderick Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory computer and Fisheries Bureau clerk; submitted draft for review because I was working from a draft template, so any help with converting to article welcome!
  18. Aime M. Awl - scientific illustrator who worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. National Museum
  19. May Belle Hutson Chitwood - author, nematologist, helminthologist, and zoologist


  1. Erminnie A. Smith
  2. Draft:Tillie Berger
  3. Draft:Alice Withrow
  4. Draft:Maude C. Rhoderick