Notes from Cornell Typewriters

Notes from Cornell Typewriters

Notes from Cornell Typewriters

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

The 1973 Smith-Corona Portable Typewriter
on loan from librarian Fred Muratori, was outside Libe Cafe in Olin. 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 LC-Smith Typewriter
1915-25 L.C. Smith & Bros., owned by Mann Library, was in the Uris lobby. 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.