I would like to propose the following plan for a year's worth of
monthly meetings (12) which would serve as an annual strategy.
Perhaps we can talk about it at Mike Denker's on the 19th.
This would give us a general schedule that we could shoot for.
Over a series of 12 monthly meetings generally to be held about the
same time each month though they might be on different days of the
week and different times of the day to help people be able to attend.
There is also no reason there cannot be other meetings for those that
can attend. It would be important that we adequately promote any
event to the membership.
Four meetings to area libraries or collections with important
holdings (these may be visits that are broad, looking at a variety of
of items or they might focus on very specific, particular items in
. . . Library of Congress
. . . Folger Shakespeare Library
. . . Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries / Baltimore
. . . The Library Company / Philadelphia
Four meetings to printing (typically letterpress) or typecasting
facilities. A few suggestions.
. . . Roland Hoover
. . . Mike Anderson
. . . Jim Walczak
. . . Wallflowers Press (assuming we get into the new studio this year)
. . . Swarm the shop of Chris Sweterlitsch and get some ink on his Pearl
. . . Swarm the shop of Lenore Rouse and get some ink on her Pearl
Four meetings of a more specialized nature or a speaker.
. . . The January 2008 meeting at Mike Denker's and the showing of
the movie "Helvetica."
. . . Stan Nelson and his Gutenberg / Italy story
. . . Oak Knoll Fest / October 2008 (evening party at Wallflowers Press)
. . . Drive to upstate New York and print on the Kelmscott / Goudy
. . . Visit Quaker State Typefounding, Honey Brook, PA
. . . U.S. Government Printing Office
. . . Day-long field trip to New York City / Morgan Library, Grolier
Club, NY Public Library
. . . Mark Samuels Lasner Collection at the University of Delaware
First, are there any suggestions or alternatives to the above general
Second, can you suggest specific possibilities for any of the
options. Don't be shy and don't worry about it being your own
interest. Let us know any and all possibilities within a reasonable
If any of you would be willing to volunteer to take on the
responsibility of any particular event or month please let any of the
officers know of your interest. It would also be helpful if some of
you who write well could write up reviews of meetings that we could
put on the APHA / Chesapeake website.
. . . Mike Denker, president <mike@...
. . . Ray Nichols, vice-president <ray@...
. . . Stuart Bradley, secretary <stuartbradley@...
Also if would be nice if you would share any kind of news about
things you've done or are doing that relates to printing history in
any way. Please, send a description to Ray Nichols
And make it a regular practice (bookmark it) to look at upcoming
events and news on the APHA / Chesapeake website.
. . . http://www.printinghistory-chesapeake.org/
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