RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?

Subject: RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?
From: <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com>
To: "'Michael Wyland'" <michael -at- sumptionandwyland -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2016 19:16:02 -0500

That's the sort of question it is very hard to Google for. Google is much
better at finding information than documents.

The first thing I would try is to ask on the English Language and Usage
Stack Exchange: http://english.stackexchange.com/

ark

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Subject: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?

To all:

I'm looking to document trivia I know to be true because I lived through it.

In the mid-1970s, the Washington Post revised its style manual to mandate
the dropping of the second "e" in words like "employee" and "trustee."   For
a time, "employe" and "truste" were used in all Washington Post news
articles and features.  The Post's ombudsman wrote a column decrying the
silliness of the change.  After a time (months?  a couple of years?) the
style manual was revised again to once again allow words ending in "ee" to
be so spelled in the newspaper.

Question: how best to find the documents?  I've done Google searches and, as
yet, have been unable to find archived copies of the style guide.  I'll go
looking for the ombudsman's column, but I can't remember his name.  Ideas?

Thanks!


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