The First 100 Years
Papers from the Past

National Amateur Press Association
History of Amateur Journalism

Charles "Tryout" Smith setting type at the age of 90 (ca. 1942)

NAPA members have long been fascinated with the organization's history. Much of that history is also personal history; some people have participated in the Association for more than 60 years. These long time members provide an active connection with the past for the newer members. The stories are passed along at the conventions and in the Bundle.

    Last updated: 01/10/2000