WPCF Oral History Project

"Women In Journalism"


The "Women in Journalism" project has received the 1998 Forrest C. Pogue Award
from Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR).

On November 7, 1998, OHMAR awarded its annual Pogue award to the Washington Press Club Foundation for its multi-year oral history project, "Women in Journalism." Ms. Abigail Trafford of the Washington Post, and former WPCF president and oral history committee member, traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to accept the award on behalf of the Foundation during OHMAR's fall conference.

In its continuing efforts to recognize and promote high standards in the field of oral history, OHMAR created an annual award for outstanding and continuing contributions to oral history. The award honors Forrest C. Pogue, who pioneered oral history in combat during World War II and who served as an early president of the Oral History Association.

Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and improvement of oral history. It responds to the needs of those practicing or merely interested in oral history in the Mid-Atlantic region. OHMAR provides a forum for sharing information about the techniques and application of oral history, promoting standards of quality among practitioners, and assisting those interested in the subject. Members include public and academic historians, librarians, archivists, teachers, folklorists, independent researchers, and others sharing a mutual interest in oral history.

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