The Alexander Hamilton Press is a letterpress printing and typography laboratory, begun as a student venture in 1964 by Michael Lang (’67), and resurrected by Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature Andrew Rippeon. Under Rippeon’s direction from 2014-2018, the Press has rapidly grown in size and scope; current holdings include three operational presses and over 200 cases of wood and metal type. The Press functions as both a classroom for students and a resource for faculty research and collaboration, and offers creative, critical, and historical engagements with the printed word. In addition to its function as a teaching and research laboratory, the Press also sponsors visiting artists’ talks and workshops, and produces broadsides and other prints for visiting writers at Hamilton College, including Chris Abani, Christian Bök, Anne Carson, C.A. Conrad, Peter Devereaux, Vanessa German, Larissa Lai, Valzhyna Mort, Claudia Rankine, Vijay Seshadri, Chase Twichell, and Cecilia Vicuña.