Who Is Arnold Grummer?

 

Arnold Grummer is an internationally recognized Paper Educator, 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 is 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 delivers 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 TM


Arnold Grummer'sTM    is a leading international supplier of hand papermaking kits and accessories for home, classroom and community settings.


Arnold Grummer'sTM 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. Nearly 300,000 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

1923 -2012


Arnold Grummer is known 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.

 

 

 

ARNOLD'S RESUME

 

Education

B.A. Iowa State Teacher’s College (University of Northern Iowa)
M.A. State University of Iowa

 

Career

Arnold Grummer'sTM,  President
Appearances, Consultation, Columnist
Product Development
www.arnoldgrummer.com


Greg Markim, Incorporated
President
Appearances, Consultation, Columnist
Product Development, Video Production

 

Paper Ed/Ex
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

 

AAL
Armstrong Cork Corp
Iowa State Teachers College

 

 

Awards


International Paper Indusrtry Hall of Fame
2012  Educator | Service | Entrpreneur
www.paperhall.org


Friends of Dard Hunter
2000  Lifetime Achievement Award
www.friendsofdardhunter.org

 

 

Books 

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

 


Articles

Paper and Other Writing Materials
Colliers 


Paper
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
PIMA Magazine


Many other articles in domestic and foreign trade journals and magazines.

 


Columnist

Paperworks Magazine
2003-2006

Contributing Editor
Somerset Studio 1997 to 2000




Lyrics

Alma Mater for University of Northern Iowa

 

 


National Television Appearances

Home Shopping Network (2007)


PBS Creative Living (2006)


Shop At Home (2005, 2006)


WGN Morning Show (2004)


Good Morning Arizona (2004)


Carol Duvall Show (1994, 1999, 2000 HGTV)


Crafts & CO (1995, TLC Most frequently requested program)


QVC (1996, 1997)

 

 


Credits

Hand Papermaking Gallery Talks / Workshops


Smithsonian Institution

  • Bicentennial Celebration - Presentation on the Mall
  • Museum of American History - 4 appearances
  • Folk Art Festival on the Mall
  • Associates Workshop
 
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry


College of Art - Toronto


University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Art Department

 

 


Lectures

Federal Bureau of Investigation


Internal Revenue Service


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)


Mr. Whipple

 

 


Papermaker in Tights


Towne Papermaker
Bristol Renaissance Faire: 1983 - 1985