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Guide to the Archive of the Peace Paper Project MSS.3705

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

March 2013

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Archive of the Peace Paper Project

Unit ID:

MSS.3705

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

5.0 Linear feet

Dates:

2011-2013

Abstract:

Paper samples, printouts of the Project's blog and website, and other items, including oversized papers and prints, and postcards

creator

Mahan, Margaret

creator

Matott, Drew

creator

Peace Paper Project.

Biographical/Historical note

The Peace Paper Project webpage (http://www.peacepaper.net/) states: "For two millennia, humankind has created paper by hand. Whatever the intention behind the paper, be it to represent wealth, to carry spirituality, or to convey messages, every fiber that goes into the making of paper has a story to tell.

"Today, Peace Paper continues the practice of hand papermaking while using fibers that hold significance. In the tradition of the legendary papermaker Dard Hunter we disseminate the practice and joy of hand papermaking throughout the globe. We bring paper to the people so that they may transform their unique fibers into works of art; expressing their stories through the pulp while using the medium of papermaking to enrich their artistic voices.

"Our portable studio enables us to work in the public sphere, to engage different people in the processes, and to form a dialogue addressing prominent social issues. On the street, the possibilities for community education transcend the processes of papermaking as random lives intersect and are joined in the practice.

"It seems impossible to find a society untouched by violence, loss and grief. In our workshops we ask what we can do together to alleviate the suffering of others. When we work collectively our strengths are multiplied, and when we collaborate our different voices form a harmonic force which shares and heals.

"Peace Paper works to empower bereaved communities by engaging in collaborative art processes addressing peaceful reconciliation and positive forward thinking. Through paper, writing, book, and printmaking activities, we work together to transform significant articles of clothing into works of art which broadcast personal stories, mutual understanding and healing.

"The project is based out of art studios, universities, and civic centers across the globe. Peace Paper utilizes local creative resources as a means of building connections between participants and their communities. These connections promote sustained artistic expression as well as an enduring sense of personal power for the individuals we work with.

"Peace Paper has fiscal sponsorship through The Rensing Center in Pickens, SC."

Access Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

Archive of the Peace Paper Project, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

gift of Drew Matott and Margaret Mahan, 2012, with three additions in 2013

Usage Restrictions:

None

Scope and Contents note

The Peace Paper Project webpage (http://www.peacepaper.net/) states: "For two millennia, humankind has created paper by hand. Whatever the intention behind the paper, be it to represent wealth, to carry spirituality, or to convey messages, every fiber that goes into the making of paper has a story to tell."

This growing archive of the Peace Paper Project was begun with the contents of four binders and a large selection of oversized prints and paper samples. Two of the binders, called Recipe Books, contained a sample piece of paper from every Peace Paper workshop along with the "recipe" for that paper. The collection also includes printouts of the Peace Paper Project website and blog, as well as postcards that are sent regularly by Drew Matott and Margaret Mahan from the locations where the project takes them. Prints and postcards are added to the collection as they arrive.

Source(s)

Matott, Drew (local)

Peace Paper Project. (local)

Art (lcsh)

Artists (lcsh)

Artists' Books (localbroad)

Paper, Handmade (lcsh)

Book "The Exchange," 2nd edition, by Margaret Mahan, 2011 (includes one proof, various pieces of book, colophon draft, and a photo of the artist) Box 3705.001 Folder 1

"Paris, 2011" by Margaret Mahan Box 3705.001 Folder 2

Book made at the Rensing Center, Pickens, SC, October 2011 Box 3705.001 Folder 3

Camino de Santiago, Spain, February - April, 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 4

Schedule from Ikastola Workshop in Basque County, March 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 5

Kagithane Paper House, Istanbul, Turkey, April - May 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 6

Book made by Orphans at Darussafaka School, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 7

Kagithane Paper House brochures, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 8

Arts, Military, and Healing Workshop, George Mason University, May 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 9

Book made by a child at the Children's Village Workshop, Dobbs Ferry, NY, July 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 10

Torpedo Factory Workshop, Alexandria, VA, July 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 11

Buckeye Art Therapy Association Symposium, September 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 12

Art in Response to Violence Workshop, Chicago, IL, October 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 13

Book made in Voices Against Violence/Laurie's House Workshop, St. Albans, VT, October 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 14

Book with free-write from Teaching Sympathy Workshop, Emporia, KS, October 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 15

Flyer from Kansas Veteran's Peace Paper Project Workshop, Emporia, KS, October 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 16

Flyer from Gainsville, FL, workshop, October - November 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 17

Book made at George Washington University Workshop, November 2012 Box 3705.001 Folder 18

Book made at Kansas Art Therapy Association Conference, October 2012 Box 3705.002 Folder 1

The Lime Kiln Vineyard Bed and Breakfast book, San Marcos, TX (undated) Box 3705.002 Folder 2

Panty Pulping flyer (undated) Box 3705.002 Folder 3

Printouts of Website Design, etc. Box 3705.002 Folder 4

Random Ephemera, 2011-2012 Box 3705.002 Folder 5

Photographs Box 3705.002 Folder 6

Negatives Box 3705.002 Folder 7

Book "Ledger" bound by Drew Matott from paper made from uniforms and jeans (undated) Box 3705.002 Folder 8

Post Cards, September 2011 - February 2012 Box 3705.002 Folder 9

Post Cards, March 2012 - Box 3705.002 Folder 9a

Book "Papel de la Paz" (proof #1) Box 3705.002 Folder 10

"Peace Paper" from the folks at the Rensing Center Box 3705.003 Folder 1

Website printouts Box 3705.003 Folder 2

Cover for Papermaking as Trauma Intervention Lecture, 2012 Box 3705.003 Folder 3

Website and blog, 2012 Box 3705.003 Folder 4

Website and blog, 2012 (2 of 2) Box 3705.003 Folder 5

Sample of Pulp Print Box 3705.003 Folder 6

Sample Screen - 30 mesh count Box 3705.003 Folder 7

Kozo Sample with Block Paint, January 2012 Box 3705.003 Folder 8

Panty Pulping Sample, St. Ambrose University, October 2012 Box 3705.003 Folder 9

Sample Post Cards Box 3705.003 Folder 10

Papermaking as Trauma Intervention Lecture, 2012, Power Point Slides Box 3705.003 Folder 11

Recipe Book, 2005-2011 - Materials from binder covers (front) Box 3705.004 Folder 1

Scope and Contents note

The "Recipe Books" contain at least one sheet of paper from every Peace Paper workshop.

Recipe Book, 2005-2011 - Materials from binder covers (back) Box 3705.004 Folder 2

Scope and Contents note

The "Recipe Books" contain at least one sheet of paper from every Peace Paper workshop.

Recipe Book, 2005-2011 - Samples of Ginned and Unginned Cotton Box 3705.004 Folder 3

Scope and Contents note

The "Recipe Books" contain at least one sheet of paper from every Peace Paper workshop.

Recipe Book, 2005-2011 - Samples and Recipes (10/16/2005 - 9\22\2011) Box 3705.004 Folder 4

Scope and Contents note

The "Recipe Books" contain at least one sheet of paper from every Peace Paper workshop.

Recipe Book, 2005-2011 - Samples and Recipes (October 2011) Box 3705.004 Folder 5

Scope and Contents note

The "Recipe Books" contain at least one sheet of paper from every Peace Paper workshop.

Recipe Book, 2005-2011 - Samples and Recipes (November - December 2011) Box 3705.004 Folder 6

Scope and Contents note

The "Recipe Books" contain at least one sheet of paper from every Peace Paper workshop.

Recipe Book, 2012 - Miscellaneous Materials Box 3705.004 Folder 7

Scope and Contents note

The "Recipe Books" contain at least one sheet of paper from every Peace Paper workshop.

Recipe Book, 2012 - Samples and Recipes (1/2/2012 - 4/29/2012) Box 3705.004 Folder 8

Scope and Contents note

The "Recipe Books" contain at least one sheet of paper from every Peace Paper workshop.

Recipe Book, 2012 - Samples and Recipes (5/14/2012 - ? , many samples are undated) Box 3705.004 Folder 9

Scope and Contents note

The "Recipe Books" contain at least one sheet of paper from every Peace Paper workshop.

Recipe Book, 2012 - Samples and Recipes (8/23/2012 - 8/25/2012) Box 3705.004 Folder 10

Scope and Contents note

The "Recipe Books" contain at least one sheet of paper from every Peace Paper workshop.

50 Oversize and Half-Sheet Prints Box 3705.005

Scope and Contents note

The prints in this box are either approximately 20" x 26" or approximately 13" x 20". Not all prints have titles, but those that do are: - "Burning Temple," made by Harley at FSU Workshop, 10/12 - "Deployed," by Drew Matott, BluSeed Studios, woodcut, 9/12 - Paper and print made by Michelle Montalbans at Torpedo Factory Workshop, monoprint & letterpress, 7/12 - Paper and pulp painting by Tom Lascell, 1/2 - " Blue Collar March," by John LaFalce and Drew Matott, cardboard relief, 9/12 - "Refuse," made by Krista at Texas State University, Intaglio on paper she made, 10/11 - "The Touretter," by Darby Rose Hillman at Texas State University, Intaglio on papers she made, 10/11 - "Allowing Wisdom," by Drew Matott, BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake, NY, woodcut on military uniform paper, 9/12 - Paper from denim with "Allah" watermark, made by Drew Matott, in front of Emine Erdogan (wife of Turkish Prime Minister), Istanbul, Turkey, 4/12 (State of the Family in Islamic Nations Symposium) - "Winded," by Drew Matott, John LaFalce, and Margaret Mahan, BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake, NY, 9/12 - "Winded" proof, 9/12 - Mahabodhi Temple Pulp Print, by Margaret Mahan, on her clothing, 2010 - "Release and Reform," by Margaret Mahan, Canton, NY, monoprint, 9/12 - "The Water is Ours to Share," from "The Exchange," by Drew Matott, text and writing by Margaret Mahan, 2011 - Show poster by Joseph Lappie for Peace Paper's Panty Pulping Workshop at St. Ambrose University, 10/12 - "The UN-War," by Drew Matott, BluSeed Studios, 9/12 - "Black Veteran," by Darius Dennis, proof, Chicago, IL, 7/19/12 - "Ambush," by Drew Matott and Margaret Mahan, pegboard relief on paper made from underwear (Panty Pulping) - Buckeye Art Therapy Association Symposium 2012 poster, by Don Jones, 9/12

4 Wood/Cardboard Print Blocks Box 3705.006

59 Prints Box 3705.007

Scope and Contents note

The prints in this box are all approximately 14" x 18". Not all prints have titles, but those that do are: - Children's Village Workshop, participant pulp prints, 7/12 - Japanese Papermaking, residency pieces, Saint Lawrence University, Canton, NY, 1/12 - Flyer for Art in Response to Violence Conference, Northeastern Illinois University, 10/12 - Show poster from Art in Response to Violence Conference, Northeastern Illinois University, 10/12 - Flyer for SUNY Plattsburg Workshop with PAVA, 9/12

Three Encaustic Pieces, by Peace Paper Intern Arielle Matthews, at Torpedo Factory Workshop, July 2012 (1 of 3) Box 3705.008 Folder 1

Three Encaustic Pieces, by Peace Paper Intern Arielle Matthews, at Torpedo Factory Workshop, July 2012 (2 of 3) Box 3705.008 Folder 2

Three Encaustic Pieces, by Peace Paper Intern Arielle Matthews, at Torpedo Factory Workshop, July 2012 (3 of 3) Box 3705.008 Folder 3

Print featuring Flowering Border and Onion-Domed Church Box 3705.008 Folder 4

"Revolution" Print Box 3705.008 Folder 5

Print of a Horse and Rider Box 3705.008 Folder 6

Print of Teddy Bear Box 3705.008 Folder 7

"Release" Print Box 3705.008 Folder 8

Poem "We Face the Wind for the Air to Speak" (line 1 of 8) Box 3705.008 Folder 9

Poem "We Face the Wind for the Air to Speak" (line 2 of 8) Box 3705.008 Folder 10

Poem "We Face the Wind for the Air to Speak" (line 3 of 8) Box 3705.008 Folder 11

Poem "We Face the Wind for the Air to Speak" (line 4 of 8) Box 3705.008 Folder 12

Poem "We Face the Wind for the Air to Speak" (line 5 of 8) Box 3705.008 Folder 13

Poem "We Face the Wind for the Air to Speak" (line 6 of 8) Box 3705.008 Folder 14

Poem "We Face the Wind for the Air to Speak" (line 7 of 8) Box 3705.008 Folder 15

Poem "We Face the Wind for the Air to Speak" (line 8 of 8) Box 3705.008 Folder 16

Pulp Printing Screen "Harmony" by Tom Lascell Box 3705.008 Folder 17