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Guide to the ATCA Rubber Stamp Art Collection

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1927-1997
Creator: ATCA Rubber Stamp Art
Extent: 4.50 linear feet.
Collection Number: MSC0788
Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Summary: 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).

Alternate Extent Statement: Ephemera throughtout.

Access: This collection is open for research.

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

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

Preferred Citation: ATCA Rubber Stamp Art Collection, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Address: Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: Greg Prickman

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.

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.
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.

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