Course of Study – Anniversary

A Course of Study for Teaching Gregg Shorthand by the Anniversary Manual Method

I learned of this pamphlet from Mr. Blanchard’s book 20 Shortcuts to Shorthand Speed (available at Andrew’s site here) on p. 46. Mr. Blanchard referred to an article he had written in 1933 on “A New and Easy Method for Teaching the Prefixes and Suffixes of Chapters X and XI of the Gregg Shorthand Manual.” In a footnote he mentioned that this plan had been reprinted in this Course of Study pamphlet, which was offered free of charge (as one could probably gather from the extra advertisements.) 😉

Page 13 makes reference to yet another free pamphlet entitled “Vocabulary Previews and Drills for Use in Teaching Chapters X-XI of the Gregg Shorthand Manual,” which includes all the joined/disjoined words in the 1929 Speed Studies book along with 60 drills that “contain approximately 2,000 words and comprise the most complete list of its kind in print.” What I wouldn’t give for that one. There’s not a single reference to it on google; not even WorldCat has it listed. Has anybody seen it? Otherwise, unless it blows out of a tornado somewhere, we can probably count that one lost.

But this one is posted! 🙂

Attachment: A Course of Study for Teaching Gregg Shorthand by the Anniversary Manual Method

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  1. Nice! It answers the very common question of how much time to invest in each chapter, and what speed to aim for. Now to convert 13 units of new material in Anni to 54 units of new material in Simplified. Easy enough.

  2. Thanks for posting this! Very handy reference for ebay and google book shopping/searching, etc. Helps to see where these publications fit into 1930s and 40s shorthand study scheme. Quite a few tidbits of useful information. And who knew that Gregg brand steno notebooks had patented rubber along the bottom edges so they could stand "a-frame" style without sliding? I'm thinking that smearing some florists putty along the bottom would provide the same result for those of us who are not so fortunate as to have access to this innovation. 🙂

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