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The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History$
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Richard S. Kirkendall

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199790562

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.001.0001

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The Warm Memories of a Life Member

The Warm Memories of a Life Member

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

Carl Degler

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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

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