World Archives Project: U.S., Women of the West, 1928

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About this project This collection contains short biographical sketches on women from western states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wahsington, and Wyoming) who have rendered special services or contributed to public welfare.

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Biographies

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Biographies

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Use this form type for images that contain short biographical sketches. The sketches are arranged alphabetically by state and then alphabetically by surname. The primary person's surname is always written in all caps and marks the beginning of a new sketch.

Page Number

Key the page number printed at the bottom center of the page. If no page number is given, leave this field blank.
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State

Key the state printed in the top right corner of the header area. If no state is given, leave this field blank. Key the name of the state in full.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in the dictionary then key the prefix as seen.

The prefix of the primary person often appears after the given name and in parentheses. If an entry says "ABBOTT, Cora L. (Mrs. O. J.)," only key "Mrs" into the prefix field. The husband's name (O.J.) will be keyed as a separate record.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of each person mentioned in the sketch, using the provided dictionary for assistance. Each person should be keyed as a unique record. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.
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Surname

Key the surname of each person mentioned in the sketch, using the provided dictionary for assistance. Each person should be keyed as a unique record. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.

For a parent, spouse, or child, if no surname is specifically listed, key the surname of the primary person. The primary person's surname is printed in all caps at the beginning of the sketch. Children's surnames are often not listed unless the child is a married woman.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", that follow the name, using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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Birth Day

Key the birth date of the primary person. Key the birth day as seen. The birth date may appear after words such as "born" or "born on", or after the birthplace.
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Birth Month

Key the birth date of the primary person. Key the name of the birth month in full, even if abbreviated or written numerically on the image. The birth date may appear after words such as "born" or "born on", or after the birthplace.
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Birth Year

Key the birth date of the primary person. Key the birth year as seen, whether two or four digits. The birth date may appear after words such as "born" or "born on", or after the birthplace.
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Birthplace

Key the birthplace of the primary person. Key the birthplace as seen, separating jurisdictions such as city, county, and state with a comma. The birthplace may appear after words such as "born," "born in," or "native of."

Use the provided dictionary for assistance. If a location is not found in the dictionary then key the location as seen.
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Relationship

Key the person's relationship to the primary person. For the primary person enter "Self." For other individuals enter one of the following:

  • Father
  • Mother
  • Spouse
  • Child

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