ATCA Rubber Stamp Art Collection
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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
- ATCA Rubber Stamp Art (Organization)
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
Language of Materials
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.
- Jacque Roethler, D. Crites, May 2005
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