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Washington Apple Pi collection
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Description
Washington Apple Pi is a non-profit Apple user group in Washington, D.C., and has published a newsletter since 1979. This collection contains most issues from 1980 to 1999. Washington Apple Pi also exchanged newsletters with many other user groups, and these constitute the majority of the collection.
Background
Washington Apple Pi [http://www.wap.org] is a non-profit Apple user group which was founded in 1978 in Washington, D.C., and has published a newsletter since 1979. This collection contains most issues of their newsletter from 1980 to 1999. Washington Apple Pi also traded newsletters with many other Apple user groups in an informal exchange program, and these issues constitute the majority of the collection. These computer clubs were for the most part small, regional, and unaffiliated with Apple Computers. Their publications are by-and-large self-produced, and one may observe the birth and development of desktop publishing in their efforts throughout the 1980s and 90s. Computer culture, and more specifically Apple user culture, abounds in these pages. Industry news and gossip, humor, and anti-Microsoft sentiments are published alongside announcements, reviews, and tutorials. Many debate issues such as the ethics of sharing software (which was one of the reasons many of these groups were formed). Any history of Apple's impact on consumers should include these publications.
Extent
32.2 Linear Feet 33 boxes
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
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