Guide to the Mary Jermanok Pitman Shorthand Collection

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Guide to the Mary Jermanok Pitman Shorthand Collection 1904/1970

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Mary Jermanok Pitman Shorthand Collection
Dates: 1904-1970
Identification: MS-0189
Creator: Jermanok, Mary
Physical Description: 0.42 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Mary Jermanok began learning Pitman Shorthand when a teenager in New York City. She used shorthand in her work career of approximately 70 years. She also taught Pitman Shorthand.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Personal Name:

Mary Jermonok -- Archives

Topical Term:

Shorthand -- Gregg
Shorthand -- Pitman

Administrative Information

Separated Materials:

Some print materials have been separated from the collection and can be found by searching "Gift of Mary Jermanok" in the library's catalog.

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Mary Jermanok Pitman Shorthand Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of course material and personal notes of Mary Jermanok as she learned shorthand.
Pitman instructional books, novels in shorthand, shorthand periodicals, and various manuals have been separated and cataloged.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Shortcuts and legal phrases

Box 1, Folder 2

Shorthand Typewriting

Box 1, Folder 3

Shorthand Rules/Techniques

Box 1, Folder 4

Shorthand Course Lesson/Homework Plans

Box 1, Folder 5

The Transcript October 1961

Box 1, Folder 6

"Words, Words, Words"- article from Today's Secretary for National Shorhand Reporter's Association 1961

Box 1, Folder 7

George Bernard Shaw - newspaper article(s)

Box 1, Folder 8

John Robert Gregg. Gregg Shorthand Dictionary; The Gregg Publishing Company 1930

Box 1, Folder 9

John Robert Gregg. Gregg Shorthand: Phonography for the Million, The Gregg Publishing Company 1929

Box 1, Folder 10

John Robert Gregg. Gregg Speed Studies, The Gregg Publishing Company 1929

Box 1, Folder 11

P.B.S. Peters. Business Speller (revised edition), South-Western Publishing Company 1925