For nearly 70 years, The Journal and the specialty journals—as they were added—were edited, set in type, and printed in the A. M. A. headquarters building. Effective July 1, these journals will no longer be printed in the A. M. A. print shop. The growth and expansion of the Association's activities and the rapid improvement in printing techniques have caused problems that made it apparent to the Board of Trustees that this nine-story building was no longer large enough to house the print shop and to provide offices for the many councils, bureaus, committees, and other Association activities. Space was at such a premium that barely a month's supply of printing paper could be stored at one time. Furthermore, a complete modernization of the print shop, at great expense, would have been necessary at once.
The Board was faced with four alternatives: (1) to buy new print shop equipment and