Five issues of a handwritten magazine published by the members of the Young American Society and sustained by voluntary contributions. It was printed monthly in Milford, Connecticut. Includes Volume I Numbers 1,2,4-6. Each issue contains several short stories, indexed in the back. Stories are written by club members. Topics include the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the American west
Brief history of amateur journals, mentioning that Herbert A. Clarke, an African-American, was elected president of the National Amateur Press Association. States also that amateur journals were called the "mimic press.".
Collection includes: Manuscript issues of "Alpha Omega Gazette," 1882, a student literary society paper edited by Wilson; Speeches, 1882-1910, on moral and historical subjects. Alexander King Wilson (1864-1918) was born in Maryland and educated at Pennington Seminary, Phillips Academy and University of Oregon.
Manuscript copies of poems (32), essays (23), and stories, some of which were published, reflect Pickels' creativity and philosophy. There is one personal letter (1876) and a legal document (1874) regarding a machine used for filing gin saws
Collection of articles relating to W.H. Coxhead, president of the Australian Amateur Press Association. Copies of the Austral Amateur magazine features articles by Coxhead. Newscuttings and articles also relate to Coxheads work as manager of Hardy's Monumental Works and are from Daily Telegraph, Star, Sydney Morning Herald. Also includes copies of Coxhead's poetry
The scrapbook contains correspondence, invitations, business cards, publications and photographs of Oliver's involvement in the New England Amateur Journalists' Association, the Eastern Amateur Press Association and the National Amateur Press Association. Also included is the publication Oliver edited and printed: The Amateur gazette, Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 1877)-v. 3, no. 3 (Jan. 1879) in Worcester, Mass. There are also sample issues of other amateur press publications
Amateur journal edited by John T. Robinson of Hartford, Conn., containing brief references to national and local events and advertisements for Soby's Cigar Store and Lydia Pinkham's Compound; includes several references to the Union for Home Work