Twined Book Book & Paper
Frame & Pulp


A History of Paper

The Chemistry of Paper

My Experience with Papermaking

A History of Bookbinding

My Experience with Bookbinding


The main body of the work on this project was completed in the fall of 2007 as part of a directed study that I undertook under the supervision of Dr. Alvin Schrader. The project was an extension of work that I began while taking LIS 586 History of the Book from Special Collections Librarian, Jeannine Green. The main purpose was to explore the world of papermaking and bookbinding to a greater depth than I had be able to in LIS 586.

This, the HTML version of the written component of the project, will discuss the histories of papermaking and bookbinding, some of the more technical elements of the two disciplines, and finally my own experiences while working on the second component of the project, which was to put the knowledge I gained in my research to practical use in the form of paper making and book binding.

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This page last updated
February 21, 2008

This site was created for LIS 600 by Greg Morgan.

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