Saturday, May 27, 2017

Eliza Boardman Burnz: The Mother of Women Stenographers

Because she opened the profession of court reporting to women in the United States in the late nineteenth century, Eliza Boardman Burnz became known as the “Mother of Women Stenographers.” Throughout her life, she battled against poverty, against sex discrimination, and against fierce business rivals for the right to do all the things men were doing in the world of shorthand.

Additional information about Burnz and the origins of official court reporting in the U.S. can be found in Guardians of the Record, which can be purchased by clicking on its cover in the right hand column.

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