Marshall in 30 Objects Staff Pick: Object #24 Pogue’s Typewriter

Pogue at the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Marshall Plan, 1988.

I chose object #24, the Remington Deluxe Noiseless typewriter used by noted author and historian Forrest C. Pogue to compose the 4-volume biography of George C. Marshall.  When I first saw this item, it brought back memories of my first experience typing on a manual.  Does anyone else remember typing the basic key strokes that formed the phrase “A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” over and over again?

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Pogue on his many visits to the Marshall Foundation in the 1980s and see first-hand his written (his handwriting was most challenging to decipher) as well as his typed works in the Foundation’s archives.  The knowledge he had that he could recall with such ease. Fascinating!

 

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