Magoon Collection of Papermaking History

Collection of items related to papermaking history gathered together by David Magoon, who was a salesman for the Brown Paper Company back in the 1960s and founder of University Products. This collection is representative of how Holyoke, Massachusetts got it’s nickname of “Paper City.”

The collection of over 100 items includes:

  • paper sample books
  • advertisements and brochures
  • papermaking micrometers
  • gauges and scales
  • photographs
  • printed samples
  • instruction manuals and handbooks
  • lofting rod
  • dandy roller sleeve
  • lithographic printing stone
  • Early printed maps

Holyoke paper manufacturers represented include:

  • American Writing Paper
  • Parsons Paper Company
  • Newton Paper Company
  • Chemical Paper Company

A finding aid is not yet available.