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National Archives and Law Library of Congress to Host Proposed Amendments Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

The following post is cross posted on NARAtions: The blog of the U.S. National Archives.

The National Archives and the Law Library of Congress are hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon for the proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution at the National Archives Innovation Hub on Friday, July 29 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The edit-a-thon is part of the “Amending America” initiative at the National Archives, which celebrates the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights with an exhibit and a series of National Conversations on Rights and Justice.

Proposed Amendments Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Proposed Amendments Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

There are a variety of great resources that people can draw from for the event.  The National Archives published the dataset of more than 11,000 proposed constitutional amendments to data.gov.

A Century of Lawmaking For a New Nation contains U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates from 1774-1873.  There are also many items that you can search and find in Congress.gov.

Dina Herbert, from The Innovation Hub at the National Archives, set up a page with more details about the event.  Feel free to add your name as a remote or on-site attendee.

This is the first in what we hope is a series of collaborative edit-a-thons between our two institutions.

Update: This post was updated to reflect that it was also posted on NARAtions and to adjust the date for A Century of Lawmaking.

The Law Library’s Commemoration of the Venice Ghetto

On Tuesday, May 24, the Law Library of Congress commemorated the 500th anniversary since the establishment of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice. The commemorative program, “La Città degli Ebrei/The City of the Jews: Segregated Space and the Admission of Strangers in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice,” featured many distinguished guest speakers. His Excellency Armando Varricchio, […]

On the Shelf: LGBT Pride Month

The following post is a joint effort by Liah Caravalho (keynote event text) and Jennifer Davis (collections text). In commemoration of the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month in the United States. In 2000 President Clinton issued the first proclamation recognizing […]

The Consilia of Alessandro Nievo: On Jews and Usury in 15th Century Italy

In anticipation of the Library’s upcoming program, “La Città degli Ebrei/The City of the Jews: Segregated Space and the Admission of Strangers in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice,” – a conference held in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland to […]

James Madison’s 265th Commemorative Birthday

On Wednesday, March 16, the Law Library and the Library’s Manuscript Division commemorated James Madison’s 265th birthday with a panel discussion by distinguished attorneys and Madison biographers Mary Sarah Bilder and David O. Stewart, and a birthday cake celebration that featured musical performances by Stephen Winick and Jennifer Cutting of the American Folklife Center. The events were […]

Library to Commemorate James Madison’s 265th Birthday

On Wednesday, March 16, the Law Library of Congress and the Library’s Manuscript Division will host a panel discussion on the fourth president’s early life, political and personal partnerships and his pre-eminent role at the 1787 Constitutional Convention. The program will feature three distinguished attorneys and historians whose biographies of Madison were published in 2015: […]