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Forty Million Words, program 117


Forty Million Words, program 117


Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions


Warren E. Preece, editor of Encyclopaedia Britannica, discusses some of the problems involved in editing a book that no one can ever hope to read in full, in this interview with the Center's Frank K. Kelly. Mr. Preece observes that the function of an encyclopedia is to order knowledge, and to do so with accuracy, intelligence, and readability. Sept. 20, 1964.


Kelly, Frank K., 1914-
Preece, Warren E.
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions


Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Collection, 1950-1991 (Mss 18), Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library




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Bulk of the collection donated by the Center after it ceased operations at UCSB in 1987. Subsequent donations by Harry S. Ashmore and Otis L. Graham, Jr. , which are found in their respective sections of the Administrators' Files, 1995.

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Kelly, Frank K., 1914-, "Forty Million Words, program 117," in Digital Collections, Item #5322, (accessed February 26, 2020).