Welcome to The Fletcherizer, where we chew over the history, ideas, and personalities of the Roycroft Campus. Each month our team will dive into a Roycroftie topic, with plenty of features from our historic archive throughout the month. Stay tuned for a new feature each Friday, February’s topic is: The founding and growth of the Roycroft Campus.
The Fletcherizer Volume 1 Number 2
The Hubbard philosophy about finding happiness from the back cover of a 1902 pamphlet published by the Roycroft Campus. Hubbard loved inspirational quotes (I think he would have REALLY enjoyed social media), and published some of his favorites in a variety of different formats. When you visit the Roycroft Campus, you might notice that some of these quotes have even been carved into the buildings themselves. It is evident that Hubbard had found his work, and wanted to inspire others to find theirs as well.
*Fletcherize is a term coined in the early 1900s by Dr. Horace Fletcher, meaning to chew one’s food properly for better health. Elbert Hubbard would adopt the term to represent chewing one’s thoughts before speaking.