Isaac, Jessica. "Youthful Enterprises: Amateur Newspapers and the Pre-History of Adolescence, 1867-1883." American Periodicals 22, no. 2 (2012): 158-177.
Spencer, Truman J. The History of Amateur Journalism. New York: The Fossils, 1957.
Harrison, Thomas G. The Career and Reminiscences of an Amateur Journalist, and a History of Amateur Journalism. Indianapolis: [Publisher Not Identified], 1883.
Collections + Websites
Amateur Newspaper Collection - Library Company of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) <http://lcpdams.librarycompany.org:8881/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=122377&local_base=GEN01>
Amateur Newspaper Collection - Rochester Institute of Technology: Cary Graphic Arts Collection at the Wallace Center (Rochester, NY)<http://library.rit.edu/cary/collections/amateur-newspaper-collection>
Amateur Newspapers - American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, MA) <http://www.americanantiquarian.org/amateurnews.htm>
Amateur Journalism materials in Maine - Maine Historical Society (Portland, ME) and others <http://bit.ly/1cBTitt>