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Reminiscences of Beth Campbell Short : oral history, 1987

Creator: Short, Beth Campbell, 1908-1988
Project: Washington Press Club women in journalism oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 81 pages Sound recording: 5 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Childhood in Oklahoma: influence of mother on career; B.A., Christian College, Columbia, Missouri; graduate studies in journalism m, University of Oklahoma, 1929; general assignment reporter, religion editor, Springfield (Missouri) Leader; feature reporter, Daily Oklahoman: reputation as "stunt girl" reporter and columnist, fiction writing for the feature page, reflections on exploits of women journalists in the 1930s; Associated Press [AP], Washington, D.C., 1936-: coverage of Eleanor Roosevelt. Marriage to AP reporter Joseph Short, rivalries within Washington, D.C. Press Corps; Gridiron Club, Women's National Press Club; restrictions on women journalists; recollections of friends and colleagues.


Access Conditions

Copyright by the Washington Press Club Foundation, 1988.

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