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Chicago Fire of 1874 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Tips and resources for the Chicago Fire of 1874 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at Roosevelt University and Northeastern Illinois University on Oct. 23, 2014


 1874 Fire Map
Rand, McNally, & Co. map showing the burned area from 1874 fire (n.d.)

Thursday, October 23
1:00pm - 5:00pm (drop-in event)
Congress Lounge

Welcome to the Roosevelt University Library 2nd Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!


The goals of the this event are:

  • Create a thorough, authoritative, and high quality Wikipedia page for the Chicago Fire of 1874
  • Learn about the history of Chicago, and specifically the South Loop area
  • Learn about Wikipedia: how to edit it, how articles are created, what makes a good article
Planning Resources Writing and Citing About Wikipedia

2nd Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

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