RE: NANFA-- Complete Set of AC's

Jay DeLong (
Sat, 11 Aug 2001 09:11:02 -0700

> >There are probably only 6 people who have a complete set of AC issues. A
> >lot of time and NANFA's expense went into making a set so someone could
> >become #7.
> Jay, just out of curiosity, do you know who those 6 lucky owners are? Are
> they all "original members" who've been a part of the association
> since day one?

Of the original members, I think only John Bondhus has a complete set. The
other people I'm thinking of with a whole set have all been members less
than 10 years. Travis, I'm just going on gut feelings. Since I have a set
of ACs I can look back over NANFA's history and see who was in NANFA and who
was active over the years. NANFA is better organized now than at any time
in its history. The Internet has contributed to that. Before, members were
dispersed all over with little way to meet, interact or get feedback. Now
we can do all that with ease. Also, there's no way things like the annual
conventions could have become so successful without the Internet.

So really the only way to get a complete set is to do it through the
back-issue librarian and since I was that person for some time I know who
has sets.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
"If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do
not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts?
To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent
~ Aldo Leopold (1953)

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