Timothy Barrett (papermaker)

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Timothy Barrett
Tim Barrett demonstrating use of a Freeness Tester, at the UICB Research and Production Paper Facility, 2017
Alma mater Antioch College
Known forpapermaking, Center for the Book
Awards MacArthur Fellow

Timothy D. Barrett is an American papermaker, and director of the Center for the Book, at the University of Iowa, from 1996 to 2002. [1] [2] He remains on the staff of the Center for the Book, and in 2009 received a MacArthur Foundation grant.


He graduated from Antioch College with a BA degree in Art Communications in 1973.



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