Roller Derby research

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The Roller Derby research wiki consists of all articles whose titles begin with "Roller Derby research". It is a collaborative space for invited researchers to temporarily store and organize historical information about the sport of roller derby.

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To Do

Wikipedia Roller Derby History Article

  • Finish figuring out which citations to use for initial roller derby origins, including old speed races, marathons, and 1885 six-day marathon
  • Find citation for bus accident
  • Double-check and properly format all citations
  • Determine which citations are still needed; find and format
  • Request outstanding citations
  • Figure out chronology/overlap/sections
  • Edit for tone and consistency
  • Extract relevant material from Five Strides on the Banked Track: see Five Strides TODO

Roller Derby History - Historical Sources

  • Coordinate and complete roller derby newspaper article downloads
  • Roller derby bibliography
    • Decide on citation format and coordinate efforts (online databases, microfilm searches, local libraries, ILL, etc.)
    • Track down, copy and scan known roller derby articles
    • List of celebrity involvement in roller derby
    • Eventual complete index of roller derby players and associated personalities
    • Roller derby timeline: Roller Derby research/Chronology
      • Synchronize with bibliography