[Ads-l] Antedating of "Oral History" (Modern Meaning)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Sep 30 01:33:03 UTC 2023

oral history (modern meaning) (OED 1950)

1949 _History_ n.s. 34:75 (JSTOR)  Members of its staff were expected not merely to produce narratives based upon written operational reports and other records but also to gather what was termed "oral history."

Fred Shapiro

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