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Washington Apple Pi collection of Apple user group newsletters and publications M1087
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  • Title: Washington Apple Pi collection of Apple user group newsletters and publications
    Identifier/Call Number: M1087
    Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 32.0 Linear feet 32 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1977-1999
    Abstract: 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 1980-1999. In addition, Washington Apple Pi exchanged issues with many other user groups, and these constitute the majority of the collection.
    Physical Location: Special Collections materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html.
    creator: Washington Apple Pi (Group)

    History

    Washington Apple Pi is a non-profit Apple user group 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. In addition, Washington Apple Pi 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 mostly 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 1980's and 90's. Computer culture, and more specifically Apple user culture, abounds in these pages. Industry rumors, gossip, and anti-Microsoft sentiments are published alongside announcements, reviews, and debates about such issues as the ethics of sharing software (which was one of the reasons many of these groups were formed, in fact). Any history of Apple's impact on consumers should include these publications.

    Scope & Contents

    This collection has been physically and intellectually arranged in alphabetical order by serial title. Each publication is listed by title, group, and location. "See also" references are used to connect related publications. There are few complete runs of issues for any group, and one miscellaneous folder for single issues.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Washington Apple Pi Collection, M1087. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was given by Washington Apple Pi to Stanford University, Special Collections in August, 1999.

    Publication Rights

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Apple Computer, Inc.
    Computer industry.
    Science--History.