Skip to main content

Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. ephemera 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.


  • Creation: approximately 1990-2012



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. ephemera collection is 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 is 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 at

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.


2.7 Linear Feet (2 oversize boxes)


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


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


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.


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.


Inventory of the Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. ephemera collection, approximately 1990-2012
Amanda Schriver
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States