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The Warm Memories of a Life Member

Carl Degler

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199790562
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199896820 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0038
The Warm Memories of a Life Member

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In this chapter, Carl Degler, former president of the Organization of American Historians (OAH), recalls the differences between the Mississippi Valley Historical Association and the OAH, including the great difference in the size of the annual meetings, and plots some of the organizational and intellectual changes, such as the establishment of the program of Distinguished Lecturers.

Keywords: Carl Degler; Organization of American Historians; historical associations; presidents; Mississippi Valley Historical Association; annual meetings

Chapter.  1625 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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