The Survey


Please click on this link below to share your information with the project:

Take the SURVEY   or   Preview the SURVEY as a downloadable PDF.

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This online database has been created by a group of hand papermakers who are members of the Friends of Dard Hunter. Our goal is twofold: to create a database that will document the history of the revival of hand papermaking in the 20th and 21st centuries and to accurately reflect current hand papermaking activity. Through the historical information, the database will support the creation of a family tree, drawing on information recorded about influences and teacher-student relationships. We will also document organizations and businesses involved in hand papermaking, including handmade papermaking mills, hand papermaking organizations, and educational programs with a papermaking focus. It is our hope that by gathering this information, the database will provide valuable information to researchers, educators, historians, and anyone else interested in hand papermaking. It is our hope that by adding their own information to this database, participants will see themselves as an integral part of the large hand papermaking community.

We welcome all professional and non-professional hand papermakers and handmade paper artists to share their history and current information with the rest of the hand papermaking community. By entering your information into the database you will provide the rest of the papermaking community with an overview of your work, documenting when and how you learned to make paper by hand, your training, special influences, techniques, and the nature of your present work.


The hand papermaking community database will contain the collective responses to the following survey.
Parts 1 and 2 are multiple-choice questions and Part 3 allows participants to share additional information about their hand papermaking that they feel was not covered by the multiple-choice responses.
Part 4 is for representatives of an organization, paper mill, or educational program with a papermaking focus.

3 thoughts on “The Survey”

  1. Shirah Miriam Aumann (Mimi) said:

    I am ready with my narrative, but it does not automatically go to the pages I previously completed… I clicked on “Take the Survey” and it started the survey again. How do I get to the pages it was to save? Can you give me a link or direct me? Thanks… Mimi

    • Hello Mimi,

      To complete the survey, you must use the SAME computer you originally used. If you no longer have access to that computer or if it is no longer convenient for you to use, let me know and I will send you a live link for your specific survey.
      Hope this helps.

  2. Hi Melissa, I don’t know of anyone else who’s had this same problem to date, so I’m not sure why that is happening to you. Please check that your browser is up to date (Firefox should be v. 19.0.2); I definitely recommend using Firefox (vs. Safari).

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