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Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Wing oversize-ZP 983-K344

Scope and Content of the Collection

Letterpress posters, paper fans, broadsides, greetings cards, and other ephemera dating from 1990 through approximately 2012.

Dates

  • approximately 1990-2012

Creator

Language

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. ephemera collection are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Ephemera Collection are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

Biography of Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.

Letterpress printer and artist.

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. was born and raised in Louisiana. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked as a systems analyst for many years. In the late 1980s he gave up his career to become a printer. Kennedy operated the Jubilee Press (or Jubalee Press) outside of Chicago, Illinois and then Milwaukee, Wisconsin before moving to Alabama in the early 2000s. He has printed material under a number of press names including York Show Prints, Kennedy & Sons, Fine Printers, and Kennedy Prints!. He currently lives and works in Gordo, Alabama.

Extent

2.7 Linear Feet (2 oversize boxes)

Abstract

Posters, paper fans, broadsides, and other ephemera created by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

Organization

Papers are organized in the following series
Series 1: Posters, approximately 2000-2012
Boxes 1-2
Series 2: Fans, approximately 2000-2012
Box 2
Series 3: Other Ephemera, approximately 1990-2012
Box 2

Collection Stack Location

4 19 5

Provenance

Most materials were collected by Audrey Niffenegger and donated to the Newberry Library in 2013. Others were compiled originally as part of the Wing Ephemera File and removed to this collection.

Processed by

Amanda Schriver, 2015.

Acknowledgements

This inventory was created with the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Services, which is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Title
Inventory of the Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Ephemera Collection, approximately 1990-2012
Status
Completed
Author
Amanda Schriver
Date
©2015.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
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