Who is Arnold Grummer?


Arnold Grummer 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 assisted visitors and correspondents from all over the world with scholarly research. 


Blending knowledge of the historic snd scientific worlds of paper, Arnold Grummer'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 Grummer’s credits include television appearances, presentations at the Smithsonians, paper making with a U.S. President and visiting dignitaries.


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 Paper Industry International Hall of Fame in the category of Service, Educator, Entrepreneur.  


For more highlights of Arnold Grummer’s career, books, articles and appearances, see Arnold’s Resume below.

Arnold Grummer's LLC (the company)

Arnold Grummer's LLC was founded by Arnold and his wife Mabel in 1976 as Paper Ed/Ex. The company changed names as it grew to to become a leading supplier of hand papermakingkits and supplies for the home, studio and classroom in the US and Canada.


Offices are located in Appleton, WI, in the heart of the Fox River Paper Valley. 

Arnold Grummer's (R) is the registered brand name for products developed and sold by Arnold Grummer's LLC.

Arnold's Resume


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

Product Development

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


Armstrong Cork Corp
Iowa State Teachers College


International Paper Industry 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
PIMA Magazine

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


Paperworks Magazine

Sommerset Studio
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)


Smithsonian Institution

  • Bicentennial Celebration: Presentation on the Mall
  • Museum of American History: 4 appearances
  • Folk Art Festival: Presentation on the Mall
  • Associates Workshop

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

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)

Mr. Whipple

Papermaker in Tights

Towne Papermaker
Bristol Renaissance Faire: 1983 - 1985