INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PAPER HISTORIANS
Paper Collections in Europe
historic paper mills, museums and library collections
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Paper Collections outside Europe
United States of America
The Carriage House Paper Museum
The museum is part of the Research Institute of Paper History and Technology, founded in 1995 by papermaker and paper historian Elaine Koretsky.
It houses a tremendous collection of books, handmade paper and artifacts used in
the making of paper, much of which has been collected by the Koretsky family (Elaine with her husband Dr. Sidney Koretsky and their daughter Donna Koretsky Reina) over the past thirty
The first floor of the Carriage House contains an active papermaking studio. Its main purpose
focuses on the processes and technology of hand papermaking, emphasizing the making of paper
for specific purposes, including paper as the basis of art forms.
The second floor of the
Carriage House features an exhibition of rare books dealing with historical papermaking,
handmade papers that represent nearly every part of the world and tools and equipment that have
been used for making paper over the centuries.
Address: Evans Road 8
Brookline (near Boston), Massachusetts 02146-2116
tel. +1-617.232 1636
fax +1-617.277 7719
The New York Public Library
Paper History Department / Leonard B. Schlosser Collection
Address: Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street
The NPL houses the private paperhistorical collection of former IPH
vice-president Leonard B. Schlosser
This collection of approximately 3,000 books, drawings and other items
from 770 A.D. to the present day documents the history of papermaking
through reference books, paper samples and specimen books. Items from
The Schlosser Collection are available in the Print Collection with 24
Visit the library's website .
Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking
The Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking is an internationally
renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology. In addition to more than 2,000
books, the Museum features a remarkable collection of over 10,000 watermarks, papers, tools,
machines, and manuscripts.
Address: c/o Institute of Paper Science and Technology
500 10th Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318.
The Crane Museum of Papermaking
The museum is run by Crane & Co. and is housed in Crane’s 1844 Old Stone Mill in Westfield, Mass. The museum, first
opened in the autumn of 1930, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The one-story
building is pleasantly situated on the banks of the Housatonic River, which supplied the water to
wash the rags and drive the machinery of the early Crane mills.
Visit their website on internet.