Recovering Women’s Name’s Research-a-thon: March 26, 2024

My name is Israt and I am the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Member at the NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS).

I am reaching out because we are interested in sharing a volunteer opportunity for Women’s History Month with St. Johns Library Students. DORIS’s Recovering Women’s Name’s Research-a-thon is an attempt to place women back in the historical record by identifying their full names. Would it be possible to share the following with your students?

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] or Julia Kim at [email protected].


Recovering Women’s Name’s Research-a-thon

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 12PM – 2PM 

Event will be hosted via the Zoom platform.

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RFW collection- Event # 6413 – May 19, 1965 – Kennedy Airport: Arrival of President Chung Hee Park and First Lady of South Korea [Young Soo Yuk]

As part of the NYC Department of Records and Information Services’ (DORIS) larger diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) initiatives, we are embarking on a project to recover women’s names in our collections. Have you ever encountered a photograph in which a woman is only identified by her husband’s name or title, such as Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt or First Lady? This Women’s History Month, we are kicking off a series of research-a-thons in which volunteers will help us put these women back into the historical record and increase access to our digital collections. Volunteers will use a variety of genealogical and primary resources like census data, marriage announcements, and obituaries to help identify the full names of women in our digital gallery.  Interested? Sign up here: Once you sign up, you will receive a follow up email with the Zoom link and additional information.