Dear members of the International Association of Paper Historians

I want to thank all old and new members for joining our international association, for your inspiring contribution to our periodical IPH Paper History, information to our web site www.paperhistory.org and for your participation in the 34th IPH Congress in Belgium, so successfully organized in Ghent and Herisem by Jos De Gelas and Inge Van Wegens.

I hereby send you my warmest and best wishes for a Happy New Year, where you in 2019 can look forward to the publications of Volume 21 from the IPH Congress 2016 from Valencia and of Volume 22 from the IPH Congress 2018 from Ghent. In the two issues of our periodical IPH Paper History more news will be brought about the IPH Congress 2020 in Washington D.C. Announcement about that congress has already been published by the congress organizers Sylvia Albro and Marian Dirda on www.paperhistory.org.

Anna-Grethe Rischel
President of IPH

35rd IPH congress (September 15-18, 2020) in Washington DC (USA)

The 35th Biennial Congress of the International Paper Historians (IPH) will be held in Washington DC, from September 15 - 18, 2020, with an additional day for an excursion to a paper mill. The conference, the first in the US since 1982, will be co-hosted by The Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art and the National Archives and Records Administration.

First Announcement

Letter from Donna Koretsky, the daughter of Elaine Koretsky (honorary member of the IPH)

Sadly, my mother Elaine Koretsky passed away at home at age 86 on November 11. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, a great mentor and an inspiration to all. Elaine was an internationally renowned scholar and contributor to the world of hand papermaking. We will miss her. There will be a celebration of her life on Sunday December 30. Contact me for details: donnakoretsky [@] gmail.com

Kind regards,
Donna Koretsky

IPH-Congress 2012
© Frieder Schmidt

Welcome to the IPH

The IPH integrates professionals of different branches and all friends of paper within the field of paper history. It coordinates all interests and activities in paper history as an international specialist association co-operating with international, regional and local organisations not only of paper historians but also of keepers of archives and libraries, conservators, arthistorians, specialists in books, printing and technology, associations of the paper industry, the publishing trade etc., including handicraft and artistic activities in connection with paper. To reach these goals, IPH provides the necessary means.

Die IPH vereinigt Fachleute der verschiedensten Richtungen und die Freunde des Papiers rund um das Thema Papiergeschichte. Sie koordiniert alle papiergeschichtlichen Interessen und Aktivitäten als internationale, wissenschaftliche Fachorganisation in Zusammenarbeit mit den entsprechenden nationalen und internationalen Fachverbänden nicht nur der Papierhistoriker, sondern auch der Archivare, Bibliothekare, Restauratoren, Kunst-, Buch- und Technikhistoriker, Papierindustrie, des Verlagswesens u.a.m., unter Einbezug der handwerklichen und künstlerischen Aktivitäten im Zusammenhang mit dem Werkstoff Papier.

L'Association IPH réunit les professionnels de toutes les spécialités et les amis du papier autour du thème de l'Histoire du papier. Elle coordonne tous les intérêts et toutes les activités dans le domaine de l'histoire du papier en tant qu'association scientifique internationale en collaboration avec les organisations internationales, régionales et locales non seulement des historiens du papier, mais aussi des archivistes, bibliothécaires, restaurateurs, historiens de l'art, du livre, de l'imprimerie, de la technique, les associations de l'industrie papetière, des éditeurs etc., y compris les activités artisanales et artistiques utilisant le papier.