a repository of articles about shorthand teaching in the US

At tandfonline.com there is a searchable archive of specialized magazine articles including many 20th century articles about shorthand from The Journal of Business Education. You can view the first page of each article for free and for a rather high price you can obtain complete articles. Search terms such as shorthand, notehand, diamond jubilee and so forth will turn up many relevant articles. You can also use more precise search terms like shorthand homework, shorthand penmanship etc.

If anyone were researching a history of the rise and fall of shorthand education in American schools, this would be a great source of data. Articles like “Shorthand for Whom?” (1949) and “Shorthand: Two Years is Too Long” (1959) show some of the issues which educators were contemplating.

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  1. Thanks for posting this, Rich! I was able to get quite a few of these articles for free thanks to inter-library loan. So if you really want to read the whole article(s), try your own library and see if they can get it for you for free.

    There's some really interesting stuff here. I'm particularly interested in the articles about notehand used in schools and the studies they have regarding student success with it. It's nice to be able to read actual studies about shorthand.

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