The Mission of the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta is to collect, preserve, increase, and disseminate knowledge about papermaking.
During this current time of transition, the Paper Museum is focusing its attention to how it can best share papermaking information through virtual and online experiences rather than in-person experiences. An initial oral history project, called “People of Paper,” will seek to showcase the breadth of experience of people — from scientists to artists to historians to the paper industry — who work in paper.
The first step is to collect information from people in the field of paper through a brief People of Paper Digital Archive survey.
Please take a few minutes to add your information to this important Archive. The more people who complete it, the more information the Museum will have about the state of papermaking today. The goal of this project is to document how papermaking is happening today so that scholars in 20, 50, 100 years will have a snapshot of a particular time.
The second phase of the project will to collect short videos from papermakers about their work, showing studios, laboratories, and other workspaces. These videos will be used on social media, our website, and help build a digital foundation for future terrestrial exhibits.