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Created by Timothy Barrett, Director of Paper Facilities, University of Iowa Center for the Book, this website shares the results of research on 1,578 paper specimens made between the fourteenth and the nineteenth centuries. The papers tested were selected from collections at the Newberry Library and The University of Iowa, and were analyzed using nondestructive instrumentation. Includes a wealth of information on historical papers.
Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has provided succinct information on print connoisseurship that includes sections on Collector's Marks, Monograms, Inscriptions and Conservation Issues. Of particular interest is the conservation issues section, which provides examples and identifying information for common problems that arise with works on paper.
Provides a unique and comprehensive overview of online resources related to handmade paper and paper history. Includes sections on the history of paper and papermaking, paper museums, historic paper mills, papermaking instructions, lists of producers, related organizations, dictionaries and glossaries, watermarks, workshops, and more!