I see various terms referring to different scripts or styles of penmanship get thrown around with little understanding about what those terms mean or where they came from.
In 1895, Zaner published the first issue of The Zanerian Exponent, the journal that later became known as the Business Educator. Recently, I read through the first 4 volumes of Zaner’s journal. Here is what I found.
On October 21st, 2019 I visited the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA. I heard this library has an amazing collection of penmanship specimens and I was not disappointed with my visit.
On April 20th, 2019 I visited the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois. This independent library is open to the public and contains one of the best collections of American penmanship from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.