Collection of Material about the History of Shorthand, 1883-1923

Finding aid prepared by Manuscripts Division staff; updated in 2015 by Lindsay Chaney; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Title: Collection of Material about the History of Shorthand
Collection number: 145
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.0 linear ft. (6 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1883-1923
Abstract: A collection serving to document the history of the teaching of shorthand. Collection consists of printed pamphlets, textbooks, notebooks, manuscripts, letters, clippings, documents, notes, and other materials relating to shorthand written by Pitman, Munson, Gregg, Baker, Murray, Beale, and others from the B.O. Baker Shorthand Collection.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Material about the History of Shorthand (Collection 145). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232789 

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Tuttle on January 5, 1943.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Lindsay Chaney in 2015 in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT) , with assistance from Jillian Cuellar.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of printed pamphlets, textbooks, notebooks, manuscripts, letters, clippings, documents, notes, and other materials relating to shorthand written by Pitman, Munson, Gregg, Baker, Murray, Beale, and others from the B.O. Baker Shorthand Collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Shorthand--History--Archives.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Shorthand notes by William Wesley Osgoodby. 1885.

Box 1, Folder 2

Monographs. 1871-1906.

Box 1, Folder 3

Monographs. 1824-1907.

Box 2, Folder 1

"The Robert F. Rose Expert Shorthand Course". 1916.

Box 2, Folder 2

Shorthand notes by James Keith Edwards. 1902.

Box 2, Folder 3

"First Reader Written in Accordance with Manual of Munson Shorthand". 1907.

Box 2, Folder 4

Monographs. 1870s.

Box 2, Folder 5

Monographs. circa 1900.

Box 2, Folder 6

Reports. circa 1910s.

Box 2, Folder 7

Monographs and pamphlets. 1847-1903.

Box 2, Folder 8

"The Book of the Silver Jubilee of Gregg Shorthand." 1888-1913.

Box 2, Folder 9

Shorthand instructors. circa 1824.

Box 2, Folder 10

Monographs. 1847-1907.

Box 2, Folder 11

Books of shorthand. 1790-1829.

Box 3, Folder 1

Monographs. 1793-1903.

Box 3, Folder 2

Monographs. 1840-1930.

Box 3, Folder 3

Monographs. 1840-1900.

Box 3, Folder 4

Shorthand instructional books. 1889-1906.

Box 3, Folder 5

Monographs. 1894-1906.

Box 4, Folder 1

Shorthand notes by William Wesley Osgoodby. circa 1885.

Box 4, Folder 2

Notebooks. 1911.

Box 4

Rolled shorthand notes. circa 1900.

Box 4

Photograph of William Wesley Osgoodby in a paperweight. undated.

Box 4

Stenographer's pen from The Moore Pen Co.. circa 1930.

Box 4, Folder 3

Notes. undated.

Box 5, Folders 1-2

Correspondence. 1904-1930.

Box 5, Folder 3

Postcards and photographs. circa 1900.

Box 5, Folder 4

Monographs. 1868-1930.

Box 5, Folder 5

Notes. circa 1900.

Box 5, Folder 6

Correspondence. circa 1900-1910.

Box 6, Folder 1

Beers Shorthand. 1908.

Box 6, Folder 2

Correspondence. 1902-1929.

Box 6, Folder 3

Monographs. 1865-1921.

Box 6, Folder 4

Writings. circa 1910s.

Box 6, Folders 5-6

Correspondence, notes, pamphlets. circa 1900.

Box 6, Folder 7

Notes, writings. 1877-1919.