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Series Accession 2009-A-124: "Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the OED," 2008 October 1

Call Number: RU 368, Series Accession 2009-A-124

Scope and Contents

The Yale University Library and Oxford University Press sponsored a panel lecture on October 1, 2008 to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the comprehensive dictionary of the English language. The speakers were Fred Shapiro, Simon Winchester, Jesse Sheidlower, and Ammon Shea. Each brought unique and engaging insights to this discussion of the history, function and future of the dictionary. The OED was formally launched June 6, 1928, and it took 70 years to compile the initial 10 volumes, which contained almost 415,000 words.


  • 2008 October 1

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

As a preservation measure, original materials may not be used. Digital access copies must be provided for use. Contact Manuscripts and Archives at to request access.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


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