Individual Progress Method (DJS)

I have a box set called Gregg Shorthand Individual Progress Method (Diamond Jubilee Series) which was published by McGraw Hill in 1972.  It came with two spiral-bound books (a theory presentation book and a reinforcement book for practicing what you learned in the first book), plus a Self-Check notepad and a “Gregg Official Shorthand Notebook”.  It does NOT contain any tapes although the preface to the Presentation Book clearly states that the IPM consists of 5 items — the 2 books above, the self-checks and two sets of tapes, one set for presentation and a second set for dictation.  Each set supposedly contains 20 cassettes each.
I’m just wondering if anyone has ever seen or heard of these tapes, especially the dictation ones which is what I’m most interested in.  I’ve checked occasionally on ebay and the like for anything like this but have never found it.  I have seen these “Text Kits in Continuing Education” that were published in 1965 that seem to come with floppy records, but I’m not sure if that’s the same thing.  It’s still DJS, but maybe the actual material is different from what I’m using?  I dunno.  I’m not sure if I should buy it or not.  I really like the format of the IPM and I don’t want to switch tracks.  On the other hand, I’d really like to practice with “real” dictation audio.
Do these IPM cassette tapes really exist?  Does anyone know the title or how they were packaged so that I know what I should be searching for?  I assume they were sold separately from the IPM box set since there’s no room in the box to hold that many cassettes.  If I can get the cassettes I will gladly burn some CDs or MP3 files for anyone who wants them.  Thanks a lot for any leads.
~ Kim

(by kimskim for everyone)

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  1. OK, I did post an answer, but it didn't take.

    IPM was developed before I got to McGraw-Hill, but the tapes for it were extensive boxed sets which schools purchased. There were probably 15 tapes per box and the series required several boxes of cassettes.

    Since they were not intended for individuals (like a text kit would be), you'd probably not find IPM tapes on Ebay unless someone had a school, cleared out a storage area, etc.

    Hope that helps!

    Marc

  2. Yes, that helps.  Thanks.  Regarding the Text Kits then… I saw ones published as late as 1980-something.  Would that be the Centennial version I suppose?  And is there a Text Kit from around 1972 (DJS 2nd ed.).  I want to avoid Series 90.  Thanks again.

  3. I don't recall whether Centennial did text kits since that was after my tenure with McGraw-Hill.
     
    Yes, 1972 would have been DJ.  And you're quite smart for avoiding Series 90!  BUT, you can certainly use the dictation material from an S90 text kit if you have the required tape player or phonograph.  And, really, any kind of dictation would be good, even if you have to record it yourself from your text.
     
    Marc 
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    Yes, that helps. Thanks. Regarding the Text Kits then… I saw ones published
    as late as 1980-something. Would that be the Centennial version I suppose? And
    is there a Text Kit from around 1972 (DJS 2nd ed.). I want to avoid Series 90.
    Thanks again.

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  4. I recently saw 20 of those tapes listed on ebay, but I can't remember what happened to them, if anyone bought them.   I just bought a similar kit, but the dictation sound files are on those flimsy vinyl EP's. I'm trying to find someone to turn them into digital files for me.   If I do get them done to MP3, I'd gladly share.   I'll let you know.   Billy (sidhetaba)

  5. You can make your own but you can't sell or trade or barter or etc.  
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    Even if it keep it to myself? I know we can make copies of texts for our own
    use, just can't disseminate?

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