Typewriters: Letters to Loved Ones

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Typewriters: Letters to Loved Ones (2018)

A place, time, tools, materials and guidance provided to encourage inter-generational conversation and positive interaction, and the sharing of wisdom to reveal new perspectives, rediscover old skills, and consider the idea that one-to-one communication without a glowing screen is not only possible, it is valuable and essential.

Approximately 250 participants. Duration 6 hours.


L.C. Smith & Corona, No. 4 Green Manual Portable Typewriter, 1924, with case

Underwood, S, 1943

Underwood, Touchmaster Five, Manual Standard, 1962

Adler, J5 Portable, 1972, with case

Eaton's Corrasable 25% Rag Content Typewriter Paper

The Typewriter: An Innovation in Writing, SFO Museum exhibition catalog, 2017-2018


Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California


June 10, 2018

Thank You

California Typewriter, Conrad Praetzel, Alyson Kuhn, San Francisco Airport Museum

Ten Year Anniversary Community Free Day at the Contemporary Jewish Museum is made possible with Grand Sponsor support from the Koret Foundation. Lead Corporate Sponsor support is provided by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Presenting Sponsor support is provided by 706 Mission Co. Premier Sponsor Support is provided by Bank of America, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, and the Yerba Buena Community Community Benefit District.