One of the latest and greatest items to come into the Western History/Genealogy department is a rare, ephemeral pamphlet produced by the Remington Rand Corporation in 1945. The only other known copy of this work resides at the Hagley Museum & Library in Wilmington, Delaware.
Titled Memo: How To Be A Super Secretary, this booklet showcases the work of Miss Olga Elkouri, "renowned typist and secretary," who embarked on a nationwide tour to find out which qualities bosses seek in secretaries. Miss Elkouri's findings are summed up within the pamphlet, which also features a plug for the Betty Grable film, The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, on its cover.
This booklet offers advice on what to wear (no "sloppy Joe sweaters") and how to act ("If you originate a good idea, you give the credit to your boss..."), as well as tips for creating beautiful letters and caring for your typewriter ("Dust your typewriter daily...").
Reviewing this booklet reminds us of how much attitudes, workplaces, technology, and fashions have changed since Memo: How To Be A Super Secretary was published.
See some of the pamphlet's highlights below (click images to enlarge):
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