Who Is Arnold Grummer?
Arnold Grummer, an internationally recognized Paper Educator, was known for his ablility to inspire passion for paper and the paper fiber. His ability to communicate scientific, historic and creative aspects of paper to preschoolers to paper scholars earned him honors from both the industrial and hand papermaking communities.
Equally notable was Arnold Grummer's development of an easy and successful way to make paper - by recycling. With a kitchen blender, wastepaper and something as simple as two tin cans, he delivered on his promise:
'... whether you're young, old, challenged or unchallenged, tall, short or in between, you can make a good sheet of paper on your very first try ..."
ABOUT ARNOLD GRUMMER'S (R)
Arnold Grummer's (R) is a leading international supplier of hand papermaking kits and accessories for home, classroom and community settings.
Arnold Grummer's (R) Papermaking Kits & Supplies are manufactured and distributed by Greg Markim, Inc, dba Arnold Grummer'sTM. Greg Markim, Inc was established in 1976 and incorporated in 1983. The business is named for the Grummer children, Mark, Greg and Kim.
Arnold Grummer'sTM Youtube Channel is a non-commercial video channel offering Arnold Grummer's instructional videos and supporting links with over 350,000 views since its launch.
Arnold Grummer'sTM Website offers additional free resources, how-to's, projects, lesson plans for teachers, helpful links and more along with the full line of Arnold Grummer'sTM creative products for home, classroom and community.
ALL ABOUT ARNOLD
Arnold Grummer is remebered for making the sophisticated science of paper and papermaking accessable to persons of all ages and backgrounds.
He gained understanding of paper's structure and technology working with PhD scientists while on faculty at the Institute of Paper Chemistry. He later added the duties of Curator of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum where he helped visitors and correspondents from all over the world with scholarly research. Blending knowledge of the historic snd scientific worlds of paper, Arnold's respect and passion for paper along with a keenly developed ability to communicate led to five books and diverse presentations with his 'Great American Paper Machine'.
Arnold’s credits include television programs, presentations at the Smithsonians, paper making with visiting dignitaries and a U.S. President.
In 1999 the prestigious paper making society, Friends of Dard Hunter, captured the essence of Arnold’s distinctive contribution with it’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award:
"For advancing the art of paper making...and sharing your infectious joy of the craft with us all.
In 2012 Arnold Grummer gained honor for his unique contribution to the Paper Industry by inductuction to the International Paper Industry Hall of Fame in the category of Service, Educator, Entrepreneur.
For more highlights of Arnold Grummer’s career, books, articles and appearances, review Arnold’s Resume below.
B.A. Iowa State Teacher’s College (University of Northern Iowa)
M.A. State University of Iowa
Arnold Grummer's (R) President
Appearances, Consultation, Columnist
Greg Markim, Incorporated
Appearances, Consultation, Columnist
Product Development, Video Production
The Great American Paper Machine
Exhibits, Programs, Lectures
Schools, Museums, Festivals, US and Canada
The Institute of Paper Chemistry
Graduate Faculty: Dept. of General Studies
Editor: General Publications
Curator: Dard Hunter Paper Museum
Armstrong Cork Corp
Iowa State Teachers College
International Paper Indusrtry Hall of Fame
2012 Educator | Service | Entrpreneur
Friends of Dard Hunter
2000 Lifetime Achievement Award
Trash To Treasure Papermaking Storey, 2011
Complete Guide To Paper Casting Krause2002
Complete Guide To Easy Papermaking Krause1999
Tin Can Papermaking: Recycle for Earth & Art Greg Markim, Inc1992
The Great Balloon Game Book Greg Markim, Inc1987
Paper By Kids Dillon Press1980
VIDEOS & FILM
PaperMaking Video Workshop (1998)
Instructional videos featuring the dip handmold. 30 minutes. Greg Markim, Inc
Fun With The Papermill Video Library (1997)
Set of three instructional videos featuring the pour handmold. 30 minutes each, 90 minutes total. Greg Markim, Inc.
The Taiwanian Commercial Hand Paper making Industry (1965)
Writer, editor, narrator. Filmwork: Arthur Wakeman. Kimberly Clark CO
Paper and Other Writing Materials
Scribner’s Dictionary of American History
The Development of the Test Tube Tree
Paper Magazine (London) March, 1977
Paper (series of three articles)
The Correspondent 1978
Peerless On Paper (about Dard Hunter)
Milwaukee Journal December 28, 1983
From Rags To Riches: 1851 to 1918
Many other articles in domestic and foreign trade journals and magazines.
Contributing Editor 1997 to 2000
Alma Mater for University of Northern Iowa
NATIONAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES
HSN Home Shopping Network (2007)
PBS Creative Living (2006)
SAH Shop At Home (2005, 2006)
WGN Morning Show (2004)
Good Morning Arizona (2004)
HGTV Carol Duvall Show (1994, 1999, 2000)
TLC Crafts & CO (1995, Most frequently requested program)
QVC (1996, 1997)
- Bicentennial Celebration - Presentation on the Mall
- Museum of American History - 4 appearances
- Folk Art Festival on the Mall
- Associates Workshop
Toronto College of Art
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Art Department
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
IRS Internal Revenue Service
AAFS American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Independent Assoc. of Questioned Documents Examiners
TAPPI Technical Assoc. of the Pulp and Paper Industry
PIMA Paper Industry Management Association
Graphic Arts International Union
American Forest Institute
International Assoc. of Printing House Craftsmen
CELEBRITIES WHO MADE PAPER WITH ARNOLD GRUMMER
Richard Nixon (President)
Govenor Jim Doyle (WI)
Govenor Tommy Thompson (WI)
Governor Patrick Lucy (WI)
Monroe Leaf (Author)
PAPERMAKER IN TIGHTS
Bristol Renaissance Faire: 1983 - 1985