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Guide to the Alabama Press Association Records, RG 92


Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: August 2003

Date Span:
1942-2002

Size:
8.0 cubic feet.

Number of Boxes:
4 document boxes; 6 record center boxes.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
The Alabama Press Association is the state trade association of daily and weekly newspapers in Alabama. Its present membership includes 25 daily newspapers and 97 non-daily newspapers. In addition, its membership includes 130 associate members, which represent newspaper vendors, colleges and universities and other organizations allied to the newspaper industry. Founded in 1871, as the Editors and Publishers Association of Alabama, the named was changed to Alabama Press Association in 1891. The association represents the newspaper industry before the state legislature, focusing on government access laws and on business-related laws that impact the newspaper industry. It also offers media law advice, media law guides, and other services. APA also acts as a clearing house of information that it provides to members through its monthly newsletter, AlaPressa, and its semi-annual tabloid, The Alabama Publisher. In addition, it publishes an annual newspaper directory, and semi-annual advertising rate updates.

Scope and Content:
Contains the correspondence, publications, Board of Directors records and other organizational documents of the Alabama Press Association from 1942 to 2002. Includes issues of AlaPressa from 1942 to 2001 and The Alabama Publisher from 1949 to 2001, an oral history with Ralph Callahan (1997), and galley proofs of King E. Williams book The Press of Alabama.


Item list:
Accession Number: 97-74
Box 1

Box 2 Box 3 Box 4 Box 5 Box 6
Item list:
Accession Number: 97-107
Box 1 Box 2
Item list:
Accession Number: 98-049
Box 1
Item list:
Accession Number: 02-025
Box 1 Box 2

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