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Frederick Beygrau scrapbook, 1908-1948 [Bulk Dates: 1908-1913]

Summary Information

At a Glance

Title:Frederick Beygrau scrapbook, 1908-1948 [Bulk Dates: 1908-1913]
Physical description:.5 linear ft. (1 document box)
Language(s): Material is in English


Material is organized into 1 series


Scope and Content

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.

Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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.

Preferred Citation

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; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 03/21/2012 Carrie Hintz

Finding aid written 03/21/2012 Carrie Hintz

Finding aid update 11/20/2015 by Adrien Hilton

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion March 22, 2012

Finding aid written in English.

    2012-03-22 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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.