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ISO: The Dunlap Broadside

Via the Contact form:

I am writing a Grade 5 book on John Dunlap’s broadside and I wanted to follow up on some questions I put to your members some time ago. Is Rich Hopkins is still available to answer a few questions by email? Is there anyone else who can tell me about the effects of the revolution on types those days, and on the process that night? I am particularly interested in how and why printers really felt their calling was an artform, not just everyday labor. Thanks, Jenny Green


Call for Papers: “APHA @ 50: Printing History Past, Present and Future”

American Printing History Association Annual Conference

New York City & Berkeley, October 17–19, 2024

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APHA Founders Series

Elizabeth and J. Ben Lieberman in their home at the famed The Kelmscott/Goudy Press, which they acquired in 1961. Now at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection.

For APHA’s celebration of its 50th year, we will post stories and reminiscences from and about early members and founding board members.  

To participate, please contact the website editor.

APHA Seeks Editor for Printing History

The American Printing History Association is currently accepting applications for the position of editor of its flagship publication, Printing History. The journal is published in print twice a year. This is a part-time position which pays the editor a stipend of $5,000 per year and has a term limit of five years. [Read more]

The Making of Making Printers’ Type

Richard L. Hopkins

Sometimes, what the sideline reporter cooks up is more interesting than the football game being broadcast. Hopefully, that’s not the case here. Instead, consider this “the rest of the story,”—behind-the-scenes information on the book Making Printers’ Type: Man’s 500 Year Quest to Develop Better Methods, which I published in 2020. [Read more]

Johanna Drucker Joins Printing History Editorial Committee 

APHA welcomes UCLA Distinguished Professor of Bibliographic Studies, critical author on art and design, and dynamic exponent of the 20th and 21st century artists’ book movement to the editorial committee of Printing History.  [Read more]

Printing History 34 in the Mail

APHA members will soon receive Printing History 34. Managing Editor editor, and APHA’s Vice President for Publications, Josef Beery shepherded this 76-page issue and was ably advised by the Editorial Committee: Johanna Drucker, Sam Lemley, Paul Shaw, and Irene Tichenor. [Read more]

Archive of APHA’s Printed Newsletter Available

The scanning of  APHA’s Newsletter Archive is complete, and all issues are available to the public. The newsletter was published for members from 1974 to 2013. It featured accounts of APHA activities, announcements of upcoming events, reports from regional chapters, and miscellaneous news items of interest to members.

Bookseller Paul Elder and his Grandma Nellie: the Adventures of a regional Publisher and Bookseller in Earthquake Country

Meredith Eliassen

San Francisco had long been an entryway for those seeking opportunities in the West. By the turn of the twentieth century, San Francisco was a center for “bohemian” creativity. Metaphorically, local bookman Paul Elder was an avid gardener when the California Arts and Crafts Movement emerged celebrating the state’s distinctive biome. [Read more]

2024 Annual Meeting

Harold Kyle

You are cordially invited to our annual meeting on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 2 p.m. (EST) to conduct APHA’s business and celebrate excellence in printing history. [Read more]