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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


Education


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


M.A. State University of Iowa


Career


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


AAL

Armstrong Cork Corp
Iowa State Teachers College


Awards


International Paper Industry 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


Sommerset Studio
Contributing Editor 1997 to 2000


Lyrics


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)


Credits


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


Lectures


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