Notes from Cornell Typewriters

Notes from Cornell Typewriters

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From May to September 2018, Library users were invited to record their thoughts on vintage typewriters set up in Olin and Uris libraries.

Inspired by Notes from a Public Typewriter, the typewriters allowed Cornellians to connect with each other and the past. If someone had already typed on a page, users were invited to leave some space and continue with their own narratives, adding pages as needed. The Library has archived these sheets of paper.

The 1973 Smith-Corona Portable Typewriter, on loan from librarian Fred Muratori, was stationed outside of Libe Cafe in Olin.

The LC-Smith Typewriter 1915-25 L.C. Smith & Bros., owned by Mann Library, was in the Uris Library lobby.