In 1976 the American Printing History Association established an annual award to be presented "for a distinguished contribution to the study, recording, preservation or dissemination of printing history, in any specific area or in general terms." At first only individuals were eligible, but in 1985 a second award was established for institutional achievement. These prestigious awards are presented each January at the APHA Annual Meeting in New York City.
Often, the acceptance speeches are important statements of philosophy or accomplishment about the importance of printing history and the book arts. Speeches are often printed subsequently in Printing History, and some are available online here.
The APHA board has agreed to move forward with a redesign of the APHA website. The front page will feature articles, news and a calendar, and will replace the pdf newsletter. While a Summer launch is expected, the editor is now seeking short articles of 200-400 words in length, plus images. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2013 Winter Newsletter, featuring a summary of the Annual Meeting in New York is now available. Download or read online.
Individual and Institutional Awards for distinguished achievement in printing history were presented at our Annual membership Saturday, January 26.