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ATCA Rubber Stamp Art Collection

Identifier: MsC0788

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Scope and Contents

The ATCA (Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts) Rubber Stamp Art Collection consists of 4.5 linear feet of miscellaneous printed materials concerning rubber stamp art from 1927-1997. Catalogs from various rubber stamp companies and orgainizations comprise the majority of the collection. These companies and organizations are organized in alphabetical order. Note: This is a folder level inventory. Specific contents of each folder are not listed.


  • Creation: 1927-1997
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1985-1995


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

The majority of materials in this collection were acquired by artist, author, and archivist John Held Jr. (born 1947) from William "Picasso" Gaglione (born 1943). Gaglione has worked extensively with both stamp art and mail art. Gaglione founded the rubber stamp company Stamp Francisco, which he owned from 1982 -- 1997. From 1990 -- 1997 he served as the curator of the Stamp Art Gallery. Gaglione currently designs stamps for the company Stampland, which he runs with his wife Darlene Domel. He is also the editor of Stampzine, an irregularly published collaborative of stamp art.


4.50 Linear Feet

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Miscellaneous printed materials (primarily catalogs) concerning rubber stamp art. The majority of the materials in this collection were acquired by artist, author, and archivist John Held Jr. (born 1947) from William Picasso Gaglione (born 1943).

Method of Acquisition

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by John Held and Steven Durland.

Related Materials

Additional material on William Gaglione can be found in ATCA: Artists' Works and Correspondence. The stamp related zines National Stampographic, The Rubber Fanzine, The Rubber Stamper, Rubberstampmadness, Stamp Art, Stamp Axe, and Stampzine can be found in ATCA Periodicals and Zines. This is an Alternative Traditions in Contemporary Art collection.

Jacque Roethler, D. Crites, May 2005
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)