1896 Memorandum Book
September 29, 2020 8:28 PM   Subscribe

Collectors Weekly introduces us to a collection of unpublished childrens' notebooks from all over the world.

Hosted in Milan, the Exercise Book Archive is a great way to while away the hours. You can also donate your old exercise books, volunteer to translate, or donate money. Happy Reading!
posted by frumiousb (5 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
This is super neat and highly relevant to my interests. Thank you for sharing.
posted by Kitchen Witch at 10:06 PM on September 29, 2020

Yeah this is super cool. But I tapped somewhere on the site and it sent me down one of those multi-redirect holes that ended with that site that says I am a huge winner or that my phone has 90 viruses or something like that.
posted by Literaryhero at 4:41 AM on September 30, 2020

The Japanese notebook cover from the 60s is beautiful.
posted by of strange foe at 7:26 AM on September 30, 2020 [1 favorite]

I'm struck by just how boring the school jotters I used in Scotland in the 1970s are compared to the worldwide examples. Mine were uniformly plain flat colour pulp covers. If you were lucky they had a list of "Safety Do's" on the back, at least 20 years out of date as it said not to run out in front of a tram.

I posted some of my 5-7 year old self's new jotter entries as blog posts. They were ... enthusiastic, if somewhat lacking in direction or talent. I still have the jotters, if very tattered.
posted by scruss at 7:45 AM on September 30, 2020

Literaryhero, really? I’m sorry about that! I was on the site for quite a long time and did not have anything similar happen or I would not have posted it.
posted by frumiousb at 4:16 PM on September 30, 2020

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