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To join the American Printing History Association, complete the online application or download, fill out, and return the APHA Membership Application with your dues payment. Membership is on a calendar year basis (January 1–December 31).

If you are interested in joining or starting a local chapter, please check the appropriate area on the application form.

Membership Levels

APHA offers several levels of membership participation:

Individual members

Individual members receive the semi-annual Printing History, discounts on conference registration and special publications, the opportunity to participate in organizational activities, as well as the option to join local chapters.

Contributing members

Contributing members receive all the benefits of Individual membership plus a special enamel APHA pin designed by Amelia Hugill-Fontanel and a copy of Thinking in Script: A Letter of Thanks from Edward Johnston to Paul Standard courtesy of the Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection.

Sustaining members

Sustaining members demonstrate the highest level of ongoing support to APHA’s mission and programs, and receive all of the above, plus a selection of books and publications made available specifically for Sustaining members. The current book selection includes these publications donated from the archives of Jethro Lieberman (while supplies last):

Benefactor members

Benefactor members contribute to the long-term financial health of APHA through support of the endowment and receive special recognition from the organization in addition to all the benefits of Sustaining membership. 

Institutional members

Institutional members receive Printing History and discounts on APHA special publications.

Student members

Student members enjoy discounted annual Individual membership dues with proof of student status.