20 October 2015

More books for teaching shorthand

Here's a collection of books about teaching shorthand.  I thought it might be nice to put these together in one place. 




12 comments:

  1. This is a nice list! Thanks for putting it together. As far as I know, there is no on-line or PDF copy of the Gregg Junior manual.

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  2. Thank you so much for putting this together. I opened the first book on the list and was really intrigued by the idea of teaching children shorthand while learning longhand. I want to attempt it with my granddaughter who's fascinated with my shorthand "scribbles."

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    1. I was excited by that particular book, too. I would love to find out more, like was it successful? I hope you'll chime in with your own experiments with it!

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  3. Teri Washbear, you are a force of nature! I really appreciate the outstanding contributions you've made here, and in so short a time. :-)

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  4. Several more texts have been added to the above list. It is astonishing how many books were published for and about shorthand, and shorthand teaching in particular!

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  5. Thanks for the list, Teri. I corrected some of the links and added a menu item above under "Learning Aids" about "Teaching Shorthand" that points to this post.

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for the link to that course of study for high school... I swear, I couldn't find that one anywhere when I tried to go back to find it!

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  6. Fascinating list. Thank you for posting it Tei.

    The one that intrigues me is.....

    Teaching Gregg Shorthand by the Analytical Method by Minne Frick (1931)

    Carlos..... are you familiar with ? have you read? this book. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts .....

    Or from anyone else who has read it....

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    1. Hi Susan,

      This was a follow-up to Analytical Lessons in Gregg Shorthand from 1924, which was of course the Pre-Anni period. Both books are very unique in their approach—I want to say "eccentric"—and yes very analytical.

      Both are well worth acquiring, though they can be hard to find.

      Mrs. Frick wrote another self-published text entitled Talk and Take Gregg Shorthand which I posted here: greggshorthand.blogspot.com/2011/08/talk-and-take-gregg-shorthand.html

      The glossary included in her 1924 text is here: greggshorthand.blogspot.com/2011/06/shorthand-terms-glossary-by-md-frick.html

      (This was in follow-up to Prof. Cury's excellent "Shorthand Terminology" – greggshorthand.blogspot.com/2011/06/shorthand-terminology.html

      As a side note, Mrs. Frick also wrote a "Talk and Take" for Thomas Natural Shorthand.

      She was born Minnie DeMotte Holt in Iowa on November 3, 1874 and taught secretarial sciences for a number of years at Oregon State College. She died in California on April 12, 1954 at age 79.

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  7. Two other books by the great Louis Leslie:

    Methods of Teaching Transcription 1949
    Methods of Teaching Gregg Shorthand 1953

    Neither is online, but they're fairly easy to come by used.

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  8. I updated this list with a couple of more books that may be of interest.

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