Date Formatting in Business Correspondence, 1980

While processing 2 boxes of biographical files created by the Public Relations Department and the Executive Office, I came across a file with a very unusual format for the date.

Unusual date format
Unusual date format

Unusual also is the way the secretary formatted the initials at the bottom left, indicating the person who worded the correspondence and the person who typed it. In the words of our colleague Tanya Elder, “It looks like a secretary gone off the deep end.”


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