Century 21 Typewriting
Lessenberry, Crawford, Erickson, Beaumont, Robinson
2nd Ed, 1977
Holly: The best/worst thing about this book is its cover. I’ve included a picture of the back cover (below) because it, too, is spectacular.
Sure, people still need to learn to type, but this is not the book to teach them. My library even has an electric typewriter for patron use, but this book predates even that piece of equipment by about two or even three decades. As you can see in the images below, this book is quite detailed on teaching you how a carriage return works and how to set margin stops. You can learn how to type a budget into beautiful columns, too.
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. (Excel, anyone?) Weed this and buy books on keyboarding, word processing, and spreadsheets.
Enjoy a trip down memory lane with these pictures, though!
Mary: I am sure this was one I used in high school. Ouch, I am so old.