The PCA is transitioning to a new website
The PCA is undergoing a transition to a more modern website. The new site is still under beta testing and the current PCA database is being packaged for the transition. During the transition, some functions on the existing website have been turned off. The membership system is also under going changes. For people who want to join the PCA or renew, please send a request to email@example.com.
Great Reasons to Become a Member!
As a member, you receive our highly acclaimed magazine, the PENNANT, published three times a year and featuring in-depth articles about the history and restoration of pens, about modern pens, information about Internet sites, letters to the editor, reviews of pen reference books, information about local clubs and more.
Since the mid-1980s, the PCA has taken the lead in acquiring, preserving, and disseminating copies of rare and otherwise-unobtainable pen reference material. The PCA Library comprises thousands of pages of original catalogs, advertisements, repair manuals, company publications, and other ephemera. Its holdings are continually growing, as PCA volunteers scan, edit, and catalog documents generously shared by other collectors. Help support these efforts with your membership!
A few years ago, the PCA Board decided to investigate how to get fountain pens into the hands of children. If fountain pens are to survive in today's high tech world, it will be because we have taken the time to share our love of pens with young writers. Pens for young users are available at all pen shows.