Scope & Contents
Title: Washington Apple Pi collection of Apple user group newsletters and publications
Identifier/Call Number: M1087
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material:
32.0 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1977-1999
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.
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Washington Apple Pi (Group)
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.
[identification of item], Washington Apple Pi Collection, M1087. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries,
This collection was given by Washington Apple Pi to Stanford University, Special Collections in August, 1999.
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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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and educational purposes.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Apple Computer, Inc.