Murray's filing system (OUP Museum)
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Examining the OED was inspired by Jürgen Schäfer's Documentation in the 'OED' (Oxford, 1980). Our main analyses are carried out using the search facilities of the OED Online (published by Oxford University Press) where more information about the OED may be found.

Over 2009 the project was supported by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for Charlotte Brewer, specifically to investigate the OED’s treatment of 18th-century quotation sources. In the past, grants from the Research Development Fund of Oxford University, the Oxford News International Fund, and the Dictionary Society of North America (a Laurence Urdang-DSNA award) have funded our research, while the AHRC enabled completion of Brewer's related book on the history of the OED, Treasure-house of the Language: the Living OED (Yale University Press, 2007). We gratefully acknowledge all these funding sources.

We would like to thank the Secretary to the Delegates of Oxford University Press for permission to consult and quote from the OED archives and also to reproduce various documents and photos. We also thank the Chief Editor of OED3, John Simpson, for suggestions and advice most generously given, together with Edmund Weiner (Deputy Chief Editor), Penny Silva (Director), Peter Gilliver (Associate Editor), for their aid and encouragement at the various stages of conception and investigation of the project.

We are grateful to the following for supplying help and information on a range of matters, both large and small: Michael Adams, Tony Augarde, Tony Bennell, John Considine, Rowena Fowler, Jonathon Green, Roland Hall, Alan Hughes, Beverley Hunt, Elizabeth Knowles, Sandy Malcolm, Oswyn Murray, Robert C. Ross, Luanne von Schneidemesser, R. Stewart, Henry Woudhuysen, and David Ford of the Oxford University Computing Service. In particular, we warmly thank Greg Jennings of Hertford College for his unstinting provision of technical expertise and support.

Images of James Murray's filing system are reproduced by permission of the Delegates of Oxford University Press and the OUP Museum, with thanks to Richard Rowley and to the Archivist of the Press, Martin Maw. Other images and/or references on the site are reproduced with the permission of Cambridge University Library, Girton College Cambridge, Peter Glare, Roland Hall, King's College London, Oswyn Murray, and Celia Sisam, to all of whom we are most grateful.

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