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Material is organized into one series.
Scrapbook that documents the teaching of stenography and typewriting at Teachers College. The scrapbook includes photographs, clippings, and course announcements related to the teaching of stenography, Isaac Pitman shorthand, and typing at Columbia.
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This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frederick Beygrau Papers; Box and Folder (if known); University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed 03/21/2012 Carrie Hintz
Finding aid written 03/21/2012 Carrie Hintz
Finding aid update 11/20/2015 by Adrien Hilton
2012-03-22 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Frederick Beygrau was born in London in 1873. Beygrau received his early education in London, and then attended the Commercial High School in Chemnitz, Germany. In 1909 Beygrau was installed as a professor of stenography at Teachers College, the first professor of stenography in any American University. He left his position at Columbia in 1913, but continued to teach stenography at high scools in NYC and Westchester. Throughout his career he also taught stenography courses at both the west and east side branches of the Young Man's Christian Association.