Other Amateur Journalism and Printing Groups
Presented by the American Amateur Press
In addition to AAPA, there are other hobby groups related to
amateur journalism and printing.
Visit ``Local Printing Groups'' for
information on local organizations.
Membership is open to anyone who, three years prior to
application, published, edited, or wrote for non-professional
publications or engaged in printing as a hobby. Know as "the
Historians of Amateur Journalism," The Fossils publish a
quarterly Official Organ, The Fossil. Dues are $15
annually ($20 for joint membership of husband and wife). Contact
information available on their Web site.
National Amateur Press Association
The National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) is a hobby group
whose purpose is amateur printing, writing, editing, and
publishing. Letterpress printing is a major interest of most
members of the association. For further information, contact
Jacob Warner <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
British Printing Society
The British Printing Society (BPS) is a society of about 700
printing `friends' of all abilities and experiences and mainly
letterpress. Membership centered in the United Kingdom is
organized into `branches' but we do have at least one `twig'
in the United States. We need to broaden our contacts and
gain more articles for our monthly magazine The Small
Printer. Contact: <email@example.com>.
(Information provided by Mike Jacobs, June 2001.)
The Amateur Press Association Web Ring
Listing of various amateur press associations, mostly in the
realm of Science Fiction or other special interests.
Amalgamated Printers Association
The APA fosters interest in letterpress printing. Membership
limited to 150.
American Printing History Association
The APHA was founded in 1974 to encourage the study of
printing history and its related arts and skills, including
calligraphy, typefounding, typography, papermaking,
bookbinding, illustration, and publishing.
American Typecasting Fellowship
An informal organization (no officers) of people interested in
the casting of metal type. Richard Hopkins publishes ATF
Newsletter, which is available by subscription. Contact
Rich at P. O. Box 263, Terra Alta, West Virginia 26764 or E-mail
The Printing Historical Society
Founded in London in 1964, the Society fosters interest in the
history of printing and encourages both the study and the
preservation of printing machinery, records, and equipment of
Society of Typographic Aficionados
A non-profit, volunteer-driven organization devoted to type,
typography, and the related arts.
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