Erik Halbert wrote this brief description of who we are...
"The group includes professional and amateur calligraphers and other interested parties. The main criterion for joining is to have a strong interest in calligraphy. People ask questions, give information on their own and others activities, bring up discussion topics, list courses and workshops, ask for addresses of societies and local calligraphers in various areas, post latest news, etc. The composite knowledge and experience of the group is enormous. However, there is no compulsion to contribute and many just lurk in the background. We are a dynamic, pulsating, invigorating, moving group dedicated to calligraphy"
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(As remembered by Teri Martin)
In July 1995, during the 15th International Conference of Lettering Artists held in St. Mary's City, Maryland, Karen Charatan hosted a round table discussion on Internet Communications. During the same conference Bella Chang Fong posted a paper titled "Calligraphers E-mail Addresses" on the community bulletin board. After the conference Bella sent, via e-mail, the list of e-mail address and names of all who signed. The first list contained 30 names.Bella continued to maintain the list and sent updates to everyone. Utilizing multiple addresses in the "To: field", members of the list began to post and thus Cyberscribes was born!
On November 7, 1995, Mark McIntyre launched the CALLIG LISTSERV through Northwestern University. Cyberscribes thrived as a result of Mark's pioneering efforts.
In May 1996 administration of the list was handed over to Jim & Teri Martin whose home page can be found at http://www.calligraph.com We continue to grow and as of Januany '01, Callig has over 700 members.
For other information on the mailing list, e-mail the list administrator Teri Martin at email@example.com