The work was begun in 1925 by William A. Craigie. The first volume appeared in 1936 under the editorship of Craigie and James R. Hulbert, a professor of English at the University of Chicago. The four volume edition was completed with the help of George Watson and Allen Walker Read.
^John Davidson (Oct–Dec, 1940). "A Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles". The Sewanee Review (The Johns Hopkins University Press) 48 (4): 544–546. JSTOR27535715.Check date values in: |date= (help)