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Typewriting Class - 1937 One of the departments created by the federal government during the Great Depression was the National Youth Administration (NYA). The NYA provided helpful courses to young people. Here is a photograph taken during a 1937 NYA typewriting class.
Tags: typewriting  NYA 
Added: 31st May 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2011-05-31 
I took two years of typewriting courses in high school. The first year we learned on manual typewriters. The next year we moved onward and upward to electric typewriters.

I exasperated my typing teacher because I could type faster than most of the other students in the class--but I did not follow the textbook technique of 'touch typing.' I had taught myself to type two years before I went to high school. Because I was a good speller and had a good memory, I simply looked at whatever I was supposed to be typing, I memorized the text, and typed it using my own system where I watched my hands.

By the second year of high school, students were expected to submit only typewritten assignments, so learning how to type was a must for anyone enrolled in academic programs. It's a skill I still use every day.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2011-06-01 
I still have a manual typewriter.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2011-06-02 
I have an electric Smith-Corona typewriter that I probably haven't used in more than five years. It has ribbon cartridges. I have four unused cartridges in a dust-covered box. Once they're used up, the typewriter will be useless because Smith-Corona went out of business about a decade ago.
Posted by: Carouselle on 2011-06-03 
Typing hadn't changed all that much by the early 60s when I took typing in high school.
Posted by: Steve on 2011-06-03 
In 1975 I took typing because I knew computers were the future and I'd need to know it. Little did I know I would use it every single day!
Posted by: Cathy on 2011-06-06 
Glad I took it too!
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