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2022 Annual Meeting

Harold Kyle

The American Printing History Association Board of Trustees invites you to join the 2022 Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 29 at 2pm Eastern. As last year, the meeting will be conducted via Zoom and registration (below) is required beforehand. The Annual Meeting will have guest talks by the recipients of our 2022 APHA Awards: [Read more]

Selections from the Stephen O. Saxe Collection

Harold Kyle

“Selections from the Stephen O. Saxe Collection”
A Zoom visit with Amelia Fontanel, Associate Curator, Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Friday, March 19, 2021
6:00pm EDT

Free and open to the public.

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at the Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the world’s premier libraries on graphic communication history and practices. Their growing library holds over 45,000 volumes and over hundreds of archival collections. In 2020, the Cary Collection received a collection of rare books, metal printers’ type, presses and other printing equipment, and printed ephemera such as catalogs, unbound printed leaves, and business correspondence relating to printing history, from the estate of Stephen O. Saxe. Steve was an expert on American type foundries from the 19th century and a founding member of the American Printing History Association. Read more about Steve in this tribute by Amelia Fontanel on APHA’s website.

For this event, Amelia will provide an overview of the Cary Collection, and share a selection of typographic treasures from the Saxe collection. Organized by the New York chapters of the American Printing History Association for APHA members, and open to everyone interested in printing, typography, and special collections.” 

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2021 Annual Meeting

Harold Kyle

The American Printing History Association Board of Trustees invites you to join the 2021 Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 30 at 2pm Eastern. Because of Covid-19, the meeting will be conducted via Zoom this year. The Annual Meeting will have guest talks by the recipients of our APHA Awards:

Registration is now closed. Check back for videos of the talks.

MIT Students Build a Common Press

Harold Kyle

Printing on the MIT Common Press

An MIT student prints on a press she helped construct at the MIT Open House, April 23, 2016.

A school better known for its high-tech achievements has recently focused its students on building a low-tech wooden common press. Ten Massachusetts Institute of Technology students had the chance in Fall 2016 to participate in 21H.343 “Making Books: The Renaissance and Today,” an interdisciplinary class that integrated studies of history, rare books, and printing press construction.  [Read more]