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  • Title: Washington Apple Pi collection of Apple user group newsletters and publications
    Identifier/Call Number: M1087
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Creator: Washington Apple Pi (Group)
    Source: Washington Apple Pi (Group)
    Physical Description: 32.2 Linear Feet 33 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 to 1999. Washington Apple Pi also exchanged newsletters 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.


    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.

    Scope & Contents

    This collection has been arranged and described in alphabetical order by serial title. Each publication is listed by title, group, and location. References are used to connect related publications and name changes. There are few complete runs of issues for any group, and single issues were gathered under "miscellaneous newsletters."

    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

    Science -- History.
    Apple Computer, Inc.
    Computer industry.
    Washington Apple Pi (Group)