Scope and arrangement
The Dement Papers, 1888-1917, contains letters, legal documents, shorthand notes, printed matter and, a scrapbook relating to Pitman shorthand.
The letters, 1893, are letters of introduction for Dement. The documents are affidavits attesting to Dements' shorthand speed of 402 w. p. m.; Library of Congress copyrights for Dements' publications, 1888-1906 and, bills of sale, 1897.
The shorthand notes are Dements' monographs Speed book No. 2 and No. 3 and miscellaneous notes for court cases. The printed matter is assorted clippings from shorthand periodicals and also a pamphlet Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard (1917). The scrapbook contains an assortment of newspaper clippings regarding Dements' career.