INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PAPER HISTORIANS
IPH's Honorary President Dr. Peter F. Tschudin has written a summary history of papermaking, which recently has been entirely revised. The text can be found on the website Paperonline, the joint information site of the European Paper Industry, managed by CEPI.
Click right here for an account of the invention of wove paper.
For a history of Washi (Japanese paper) we refer you to the website of the Paper Museum in Japan.