24 October 2015

Lots of Shorthand in the Secret Annex

Stumbled on another interesting bit tonight.  There was quite a lot of shorthand studying (in different languages, too) in the Secret Annex....

100-year old diary of WWI soldier -- in shorthand!

This article is from last year.  It appears to be Pitman shorthand. Museum uncovers 100-year-old diaries of WWI soldier ... but has no id...

Shorthand Laboratories

Shorthand Laboratories These are some images from the book Your First Year of Teaching Shorthand by Marion M. Lamb (1961).  The shorthand laboratories shown in th...

23 October 2015

Notehand Brief Form Flashcards on Quizlet

I created digital flashcards for Notehand's brief forms on Quizlet.  It's another portable way to review brief forms on your device ...

21 October 2015

Transcribing Class and Gender (2012)

  It's not very often you find a modern book written about the history of shorthand (this one was published in 2012).  I just starte...

random bits of Gregg history

I recently obtained the November 1958 edition of The National Shorthand Reporter. Most of the magazine is not very interesting but I found ...

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.  A Neglected ...

16 October 2015

Calculating Dictation Speed While Recording II

The document below from the National Court Reporters Association explains the method that I described to calculate dictation speed . Thanks...

13 October 2015

Calculating Dictation Speed While Recording

I've begun recording dictation mp3 files for Gregg Notehand (you can listen to the first two files for Unit 2 at this link ).  Notehand ...

02 October 2015

"Fables Written in Gregg Shorthand" available on Ebay

The relatively rare booklet "Fables Written in Gregg Shorthand" is available currently on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-...

01 October 2015

Readability Over Time: Pitman Vs Gregg

Hi Guys,     I have heard online many times (in the rare odd places you can actually find stuff about shorthand!) that people tend to belie...

The Young Sea Lion

A story for beginners in Anniversary that was serialized in the September and October 1936 issues of The Gregg Writer. Attachment: the-...

Business and the Sales Executive

This speech by Mr. John A. Zellers, then Vice President of Remington Rand, was written in Anniversary and appeared in the October 1936 issue...

Conference Telephone Service

Conference calling in the 30's, as described by this small article that appeared in the September 1936 issue of The Gregg Writer and wri...

Kathy's Alarm

An entertaining short story written in Simplified from the October 1955 issue of Today's Secretary. Attachment: kathys-alarm.pdf

Penmanship Practice - October 2015

Penmanship Practice - October 2015  From the October 1936 issue of The Gregg Writer. Click here for a full view.