Tag Archives: Typewriters

Typewriter Tuesday: Mae West

For today’s Typewriter Tuesday we’re taking a closer look at Mae West’s 1959 Olympia SF, on loan from the collection of Steve Soboroff. You can see this machine and more on display in our special exhibit Tools of the Trade, open now. “I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.” Mae West, a […]

Close-up of typewriter keys

Typewriter Tuesday: Orson Welles

For today’s Typewriter Tuesday we’re taking a look at the 1926 Underwood 4-Bank and its creative dynamo of an owner, Orson Welles. This typewriter is one of many on loan from the collection of Steve Soboroff. You can see this machine and more on display in our special exhibit Tools of the Trade, open now. “Ask […]

Gore Vidal's typewriter now on display at the American Writers Museum in Chicago

Typewriter Tuesday: Gore Vidal

For today’s Typewriter Tuesday we’re taking a look at Gore Vidal’s 1978 Smith-Corona Classic 12, on loan from the collection of Steve Soboroff. You can see this typewriter on display in our special exhibit Tools of the Trade, open now. “How marvelous books are, crossing worlds and centuries, defeating ignorance and, finally, cruel time itself.” […]

A visitor story from the Story of the Day exhibit at the American Writers Museum in Chicago, Illinois. The exhibit features typewriters, but this story declares "I prefer a pencil and paper!"

AWM Story of the Week

“If you use a typewriter you better have strong fingers and little perfectionism. And a waste paper basket.” See more from visitors on Hemingway, typewriters, and writing with pencil instead!

Close-up of Hemingway's Underwood typewriter platen

Typewriter Tuesday: Ernest Hemingway

Welcome to Typewriter Tuesday, a series from the American Writers Museum that aims to shed light on the typewriters and other tools behind some of your favorite works of literature. Check back every Tuesday to learn more about these trusty machines and the writers who used them. Our newest special exhibit Tools of the Trade opened June […]

Mildred Benson, the author of Nancy Drew, has her typewriter on display at the American Writers Museum in Chicago

Typewriter Tuesday: Mildred Benson

Welcome to Typewriter Tuesday, a series from the American Writers Museum that aims to shed light on the typewriters and other tools behind some of your favorite works of literature. Check back every Tuesday to learn more about these trusty machines and the writers who used them. Our newest special exhibit Tools of the Trade opened June […]

Jack London's typewriter on display at the American Writers Museum

Typewriter Tuesday: Jack London

Welcome to Typewriter Tuesday, a series from the American Writers Museum that aims to shed light on the typewriters and other tools behind some of your favorite works of literature. Check back every Tuesday to learn more about these trusty machines and the writers who used them. Our newest special exhibit Tools of the Trade opened June […]

Panorama of the Tools of the Trade exhibit now on display at the American Writers in Chicago this summer

Typewriter Tuesday: Tools of the Trade

Welcome to Typewriter Tuesday, a series from the American Writers Museum that aims to shed light on the typewriters and other tools behind some of your favorite works of literature. Check back every Tuesday to learn more about these trusty machines and the writers who used them. Our newest special exhibit Tools of the Trade opened […]