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Lineage Corrections NeededEdit

The 100 Days men of the 132nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment from 1864 is not related to the 132nd Illinois Infantry Regiment from WWI and WWII. The 132nd Illinois Infantry Regiment from WWI and WWII are related to the 19th IL Volunteer Infantry that served during the Civil War. Can someone help me migrate the content that was added to this page to the right pages? Thanks in advance! TeriEmbrey (talk) 15:13, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Promotional language in PML related articlesEdit

I will be very frank. The promotional language I saw in one article related to PML is completely unacceptable. Just now I did some revisions on James Dietz. Why? Adding nonsense about Dietz's dog, etc. simply does not comply with the expectations of the Wikipedia community. With this in mind, I ask PML associated editors to do the right thing and compose WP:BETTER articles. Please review and comply with WP:ISNOT. Don't expect other editors to come in and clean up unacceptable material. Thank you. – S. Rich (talk) 04:26, 14 October 2013 (UTC)04:57, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Watch the bite, Rich. The editors at the PML are still learning about conventions related to article content. While I agree that your revisions are certainly helpful, please try to be a bit more forgiving. I, JethroBT drop me a line 04:53, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

(edit conflict) Quite true. I'm sorry. I was in the process of modifing my tirade when you added your comments. – S. Rich (talk) 04:57, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

That's alright, and I appreciate the afterthought. That said, we'll be mindful of the promotional tone and superfluous content. (And don't worry, I'm no stranger to being short with new editors from time to time...) I, JethroBT drop me a line 05:09, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Let me add to the promotionalism concern. I just now "demoted" the importance rating on Talk:Kay Smith (artist) to low. She was rated "top" in the various project ratings. Perhaps she is important in the Pritzer-GLAM project, but the article certainly does not "merit" such a rating in the other projects. Indeed, there is a tendency to add city and state WikiProjects to articles simply because someone was born in the city or state. As a result, WikiProjects become bloated and the listings of importance & quality suffer from a lack of critical editorial evaluation. In the world of Wikipedia this is simply a fact of life that Project members recognize (or at least that is my impression). At the same time, she is not listed in Arts or Military history Projects. She should be, but not with "top" importance ratings. – S. Rich (talk) 14:35, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Additions for Main Article on the Pritzker Military Museum & LibraryEdit

Would someone be willing to add the various languages that we have represented in the collections to the Wikipedia article on the Library?

The Library has holdings in English, Spanish, German, French, Polish, Russian, Czech, Japanese, and Arabic. Other languages like Tagalog and Korean are represented as well.

PMML is a research library. We are not currently a member of ARL. However, we are members of CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois), RAILS (regional multi-type library system), and LVIS (Libraries Very Interested in Sharing).

Also, there have been past news articles/press releases on some of the named collections. If that could get fleshed out a bit, it would be appreciated. A press release on the Dr.Charles E. Metz Collection on World War II aviation is currently scheduled for Jan. 2014. TeriEmbrey (talk) 17:01, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

One suggestion: a citeable link would help with this sort of request. For simple information where sourcing to the liberary is uncontroversial, simply giving a webv page link to the library would be enough. This vastly simplifies the job of adding it in, and,, as it would be cited, limits the chance of it being removed again. A little caution is helpful - "Can you add [simple fact], here's a source!" is uncontroversial, but "cCan you add [glowing praise], here's the source?" might raise the spectre of conflict of interest. Cheers! Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:06, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Mercedes Graf articleEdit

The Mercedes Graf article about this living historian has been marked for speedy deletion & discussion is ensuing.

One of the big complaints is that it reads like an academic vitae, since the historian herself added her paper presentations, etc. to it.

If you can make improvements to the article to bring it in line with Wikipedia's style guide, please do so. TeriEmbrey (talk) 15:07, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Museum & Library's SEAL exhibitEdit

SEAL: The Unspoken Sacrifice opens mid-May 2014. It will feature 80 photographic images by Stephanie Freid-Perenchio and dozens of artifacts on loan from the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida. The Chicago Tribune ran the first news article about the exhibit this past week. TeriEmbrey (talk) 16:50, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military WritingEdit

...was announced today. Antony Beevor is the recipient. AP syndicated articles. Please edit relevant articles on Wikipedia as appropriate. TeriEmbrey (talk) 22:08, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Image scansEdit

The scans so far have been very, very small. Now, that's still often very useful to articles, but if we do better than the minimum for article use, we can use the material to promote our goals far more effectively. Featured pictures are images considered amongst the best on Wikipedia, and get a space on Wikipedia's main page, alongside the articles they represent. So if we can get scans right, instead of just being on the article pages, they'll be on the main page. And that can, for a day or so, attract a lot of attention to a page. For example, on August 11, a featured picture of a Turbojet appeared on the main page. Look what happened to the page views of Turbojet on that day:

Given that some of them may end up cropped a bit, in order to make sure they're acceptable for featured picture, the minimum to go for should be 2000px on the shortest side. Bigger is better; don't downscale.

This means to scan at at least 300dpi for large images (posters, etc) and 600dpi for smaller images (anything smaller than the size of a standard piece of paper).[1] The scans will likely need a bit of cleanup to remove dust, but I'd be happy to help with that.

One thing to note: If the scan is very large (100 megabytes filesize or larger), you may need to use chunked uploads; the easy way to do that is to use commons:Special:UploadWizard. It sometimes has a few issues with checking whether information is "correctly filled in" to a somewhat over-limited definition of "correctly filled in", but poke me if that gives you problems and I'll help.

Anyway, to give some idea of what is needed to pass featured picture, a selection of recent featured pictures I restored follows. It'll give you some idea, I think. I've selected ones of similar formats to what you've uploaded. Obviously, the subjects are more varied. Also, note that these are after restoration to remove dust and scratches. Note especially the first two, as they're examples of imperfect photographs that were still perfectly featureable - I don't want you to feel that any flaw in the photo will block it. Everything but the posters is from 2014; the two posters at the end of the list are from 2013. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:10, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Samples of things that have been featuredEdit

This is the kind of quality historical media getting featured nowadays has. As you can see, the resolution is way above the scans being produced by this project at the moment.


  1. ^ dpi = dots per inch. So a 5" wide image scanned at 600dpi will be 3000 pixels wide


Reflinks is a tool that can fill in bare URLs for online sources, and is especially useful for automagically pulling title, work, and author information from news articles. To add it in, go to Special:MyPage/common.js and add in the following text:

{{subst:iusc|User:Zhaofeng Li/Reflinks.js}}

The tool appears on the left side on the screen under the list of tools and reads, Reflinksoptions. To use it, navigate to an article that has bare URLs and click on the Reflinks tools to fill them in. I, JethroBT drop me a line 23:32, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Spring UpdateEdit

Hi all, especially @I JethroBT and @Keilana. New Wikipedian in Residence starts next week. Also March is Women's History Month. Do you think we can push one or more of the articles on women to GA status? The Mary Ann Bickerdyke article is a good candidate.

@TeriEmbrey and Keilana: Sorry about the very delayed response here, but neither of us were pinged on this one; notifications (unfortunately) don't go through unless you sign your name at the end of a comment. Bickerdyke has potential for a GA, I think, but it needs some work in its legacy section. I'm about to start the pilot for The Co-op; I'll be able to devote some time to article work, but not a great deal. Does the Pritzker have any sources locally on Bickerdyke that I can pick up? I, JethroBT drop me a line 02:15, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
@I JethroBT and Keilana: Yes, Pritzker has sources. TeriEmbrey (talk) 14:49, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Hi all, I don't really have time to work on this right now due to studying for my MCAT. Good luck, though! Keilana|Parlez ici 19:56, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

David L. Robbins (Virginia writer)Edit

Is there any way to add better references to this article? Bearian (talk) 21:23, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@Bearian: I've added some. The Wikipedians in Residence for Spring will be in later this week. I'll have them check too. TeriEmbrey (talk) 21:51, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Great job! Bearian (talk) 01:01, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Matt GallagherEdit

I saw that Matthew Scott Gallagher is under articles to start. Is this him? I wasn't sure because there wasn't an identifier written next to his name on the WIKI project page. I didn't want to start research or a new article on him if he already had a page.Mchuedem (talk) 17:46, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes, that's him. He gave a presentation at PMML several years ago. TeriEmbrey (talk) 17:59, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Disagreement over how to present different reliable sources regarding the number of Medal of Honors awardedEdit

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Medal of Honor#Number of Medal of Honor awards. Thanks. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 00:17, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Subsections of articles not yet createdEdit

I created these subsections in order for future redlinks to be better placed and sorted according to topic. The names of some subsections may require some work, but the current ones should help in categorising links. -Mardus (talk) 19:52, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

(As I was editing this in gVIM, I hope I didn't lose any names or other items by accident.) -Mardus (talk) 20:17, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Possible name to be addedEdit

But where to? —

-Mardus (talk) 20:10, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

I added it to articles to improve. I also found the unit history for his unit & added that reference to the article. Since PMML doesn't have a copy, I couldn't add the page numbers for the roster, etc. TeriEmbrey (talk) 17:59, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

DASPO ExhibitEdit

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library opens a new exhibit on the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office soon. Here's some of the first news about the exhibit: TeriEmbrey (talk) 19:05, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

The Girl Behind the Gun (song)Edit

I tried to see if I could at least find the lyrics for this song. I didn't have much luck though. There was a song called, The Girl Behind the Man Behind the Gun. This song was apparently written by a Canadian and very popular there. I also found there was a play titled, The Girl Behind the Gun. It was very popular in the United States and abroad.
Does anyone know some information on this song request, so I might have better luck researching? Thank you, KMJKWhite (talk) 07:05, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

PMML has the sheet music, but it has not been catalogued yet. I'll check later (might eb a while with the holiday though) to see if the song is from the play as follies and plays often released there sheet music as separate publications. TeriEmbrey (talk) 14:54, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
It is actually the sheet music for Some Day Waiting Will End from "the new musical play" entitled The Girl Behind the Gun with book and lyrics by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. Currently, The Girl Behind the Gun redirects to Kissing Time, which is the name of the expanded British production. One of the other songs in the play is The Girl Behind the Man Behind the Gun. TeriEmbrey (talk) 21:44, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Crimea annexation RfCEdit

I've opened an RfC on Talk: Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation on the question

"Should the information about opinion polls, currently in the subsection Crimean public opinion be moved into the subsection Crimean status referendum?"

As this page is of interest to Pritzker Military Museum & Library WikiProject, I thought I'd put a notice here. Kalidasa 777 (talk) 05:35, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Harris MayerEdit

This article is tagged as being part of this project, and I AfDed it because there were no sourcees to meet GNG. Since that time, we have found sources, but they;re not independent sources, and thus still don't meet GNG. Is anyone aware of materials we could use from this collection that might help solve the impasse? MSJapan (talk) 19:55, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

@MSJapan: Here are some potential sources:
  • Brower, Kenneth. The Starship and the Canoe. London: Whizzard Press, 1980.
  • Freeman, J. F. 1966. "Project Orion". Science. 151, no. 3717: 1482-1482.
  • Kantrowitz, Arthur. 2002. "Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship". Physics Today. 55, no. 11: 69-70.

I don't have access to them so I can't verify that they will definitely help. TeriEmbrey (talk) 20:00, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Neologism in Moro Rebellion article?Edit

 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Moro Rebellion#Neologism. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 23:36, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

PMML announces new President & CEOEdit

Dr. Rob Havers joins PMML as President & CE0 and starts in Feb. 2019. [Full press release: ]

TeriEmbrey (talk) 17:26, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Update on new President & CEOEdit

Dr. Rob Havers has joined the Pritzker Military Museum & Library as President & CEO. [Here’s the link to the Crain's article on Dr. Havers: ] TeriEmbrey (talk) 14:53, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Richard Haine nominated for deletionEdit

Elizabeth L. Gardner up for deletionEdit

Women Airforce Service Pilots. WW II pilot. 7&6=thirteen () 11:47, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

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