The AHPCS Newsletter, which appears quarterly, provides information about events and meetings, exhibitions, articles, interviews and other matters of interest to collectors. Know that any content on prints of the American scene that are 100 or more years old will be considered. News items are always desirable, as are articles about engravers and lithographers, shops, unusual print making equipment, comments on personal or museum collections, exhibits and publications. The editor reserves the right to make any changes without prior approval.

Upcoming Newsletter – Fall 2018 (Volume 43 Number 2)

Expect to see information regarding the 2019 annual meeting as well as information from the spring members’ survey. Please note the content deadline for this issue is October 10, 2018 – please send us items you would like to include by this date. The print issue of the newsletter will be delivered to members in November 2018.

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Archive of Past Newsletters

Volume 43

Summer 2018 (Number 1)

Content: This 12-page issue featured Sacramento and Yosemite annual meeting recaps with photographs of the various sights and events submitted by members; a Save the Date notice for the 2019 annual meeting; “William Birch, Ingenious Artist” by Sarah Weatherwax; notice on the Birch Symposium; Newman award announcement; new book notice on Fanny Palmer; “Currier and Ives in Press Photographs, Part III” by Jim Brust; “Through North America with a Zograscope” by Allen Bernard; Notice of upcoming November regional meeting; Prints Charming image and caption; “Regional Meeting at the Getty” with photographs submitted by Jim Brust; new book notices; upcoming Exhibition at the Newberry Library on the World’s Fair; Great Moments in AHPCS History with photograph and text; announcement of new chairs. Click here to view 43:1 as PDF


Volume 42

Spring 2018 (Number 4)

Content: A piece on the Annual Meeting (call for photographs, especially true to board members as well!); Nominating Committee Report; prompt to return outstanding member surveys to AHPCS headquarters (to be forwarded to Jourdan); historic print exhibitions at Springfield Museums notice; Ontario Seed Catalog contribution from Philip Weimerskirch as well as HathiTrust piece from Mike McCue (both seemed seasonally appropriate); pre-order notice of the Fanny Palmer text from Syracuse University Press with discount code; conservation grant notice of September 30, 2018 deadline (with Roger’s contact information); “A Happy Ending for a Print Collection” by Rona Schneider with photographs; “The Joy of Regional Meetings” by Nancy Finlay; Progress note on potential AHPCS website; “The Lost Companion” by James S. Brust; upcoming exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Click here to view 42:4 as a PDF


Winter 2018 (Number 3)

Content: Information on 2018 Annual Meeting in Sacramento (with registration form); additional insert in the form of a “Member survey” with SASE envelope; note: this issue of the News Letter was not a self-mailer as it had both a returnable survey as well as the annual meeting registration form. It was decided that in order to keep all the pieces together, having a once-a-year exterior envelope would be efficient. In addition to the annual meeting cover with Jim Brust’s photographs there was also a single page devoted to the pre-trip to Manzanar. There were three beautifully written In Memoriam pieces – one for George Fox, one for Marshall Berkoff, and one for Jack Clarke. Thank you so much to those who contributed. There was regional meeting coverage of the meeting at Cape Ann (FH Lane show) and the McLoughlin Brothers show at the Grolier Club in New York City. Shadwell Committee news consisted of news of an award to the Ashland Museum and a call for more proposals for conservation. There was also regional Meeting announcements for Princeton and Yale in the early Spring. Notice from Mike McCue about an information regional meeting he held with talk; illustrated piece by David Wright, “A.O. Moore’s Portraits of the Maidu Indians of California, 1861”; note about Fanny Palmer text. Click here to view 42:3 as a PDF


Fall 2017 (Number 2)

Content: A special note on conferences: “William Birch and the Complexities of American Visual Culture” Library Company of Philadelphia and the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) with the American Printing History Association (APHA) offered a joint conference on October 6-7, 2017 “Good, Fast, Cheap: Printed Words & Images in America before 1900” (stress on the continued work of promoting historic prints by institutional members); Exhibition catalog mention for Drawn from Nature & on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane (ed. Barnhill); annual meeting pre-trip to Manzanar; title of note to members: John Baskerville; art and industry in the Enlightenment (Liverpool University Press, October 2017); 2018 Sacramento annual meeting announcement; Manuscript Society Visit to International Print Museum in Carson, Dec. 2, 2017; Marshall Berkhoff passing; David Wright article “Two 1884 Mary Nimmo Moran Etchings as Gifts to her students”; piece Chris Lane “Middleton Copycat Prints” with images; coverage of recent AHPCS regional meeting in Lewisburg, West Virginia, December 9, 2017, note about Lauren Hewes leading tour of exhibition of McLoughlin Bros. at Grolier Club; meeting on March 16, 2018 – Julie Melby will host a meeting at Princeton University; recap of East Long Island regional meeting and associated photos; Brust piece “great moments in AHPCS History with photo”; AHPCS fellow interview with Michael Rife; California Regional Meeting recap at the Huntington Library; a new publication by Mark D. Tomasco, Images of Value: The Artwork Behind US Security Engravings, 1830s-1980s; new book of note by Schmidt, Suzanne Karr and Edward H. Wouk, eds. Prints in Translation, 1450-1750: Image, Materiality, Space. New York: Routledge, 2017. Click here to view 42:2 as a PDF


Summer 2017 (Number 1)

Content: Regional Meeting announcement for November Cape Ann Historical Meeting to coincide with Drawn from Nature (curated by Gigi Barnhill); database Ex-Machina featured; Regional Meeting announcement at the Huntington in July; feature “Kickapoo Catlin” by James S. Brust using vibrant cards to illustrate; Ann Arbor Annual Meeting brief and thank you to organizers (as well as photo collage in center); notice about upcoming annual meeting 2018 in Sacramento and Yosemite National Park (on page one with jump); Regional Meeting announcement at the Greenbrier Historical Society; notice for additional regional meeting planners; new design note; board of directors updated; “Further Adventures of an Audubon-phile” by Charles Walker; regional meeting notice for Eastern Long Island on August 27; blog post announcement from Free Library of Philadelphia; Houghton Library at 75 (events/publication); Portland Art Museum exhibition notice; New book on Harold Hugo; article by Helena Wright “Sacred to the Memory of General George Washington” on 1818 copper-engraving by Sarah Wood; full page description of upcoming annual meeting. Click here to view 42:1 as a PDF


Past Newsletters (coming soon for download)

2017 Spring 41:4
2017 Winter 41:3
2016 Fall 41:2
2016 Summer 41:1

2016 Spring 40:4
2016 Winter 40:3
2015 Fall 40:2
2015 Summer 40:1

2015 Spring 39:4
2015 Winter 39:3
2014 Fall 39:2
2014 Summer 39:1

2014 Spring 38:4
2014 Winter 38:3
2013 Fall 38:2
2013 Summer 38:1

2013 Spring 37:4
2013 Winter 37:3
2012 Fall 37:2
2012 Summer 37:1

2012 Spring 36:4
2012 Winter 36:3
2011 Fall 36:2
2011 Summer 36:1