The Oral History Association marks the death of pioneering oral historian Martha Ross on April 5th. Martha was a long-time leader in the OHA, serving as president in 1985. In 1976 she was a founder of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR). Martha set a high standard for excellence in oral history practice and served as a model for generations of oral historians. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Martha Ross Center for Oral History is fittingly named for her, as is the OHA’s Martha Ross Teaching Award.
Her obituary is available through the Washington Post.