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National Amateur Press Association membership bundles

Call Number: RH MS 259


The National Amateur Press Association first met in 1876, and is considered the oldest amateur press group in the world. The organization is founded in the tradition of letterpress printing, but also encompasses the associated arts of writing, editing, publishing, and illustration as they pertain to amateur journalism. "Bundles" are mailed each month to all members, containing the work of printers as well as writers and poets, who may or may not print their own material. This collection contains portions of these monthly bundles from 1969-2016.


  • 1969 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access

Boxes 1-6 are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


11 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Physical Location

RH MS 259

Physical Location

Contact Spencer Library Public Services (Library Annex)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, National Amateur Press Association, 1969-2016.

Guide to the National Amateur Press Association Collection
National Amateur Press Association membership bundles
Finding aid prepared by ndy, 2007; revised by skt, 2011; das, 2011; hc, 2012; mnm, 2016
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Preferred citation
National Amateur Press Association membership bundles, Kansas Collection, RH MS 259, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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