AJ History

First 100 Years

The first volume of The National Amateur

Excerpts from accounts 1879 convention

In 1891 at Philadelphia

NAPA's first permanent constitution

Pillow fight

Almost fatal doldrums

1926 marked the semi-centennial

Little remembered giant

The Torpedo

The Mailing Bureau

Library of Amateur Journalism

Ralph Babcock

Presidents' Field

Tryout Smith

Thrift & Edkins


Amateur press clubs

Philadelphia Connections

National Amateur Press Association
The First 100 Years: Flashbacks...

The material in this chapter has been garnered from a wealth
of information published in Truman J. Spencer's
History of Amateur Journalism; also from
the files of the National Amateur
and The Fossil, and from
other amateur

    Last updated: 01/16/2000