Paper Town Projects was established as a 401 c (3) in 2008 to document the work of remaining six Lee mills at a time when it seemed they all might close. The two companies that owned them closed all but one, and put the last remaining mill, the oldest, up […]
We are working on Paper Town
We have come out of a long pause, and we are working to finish Paper Town (working title, to change). After discussions with people in the field, and lots of thinking, we decided how to tell the story of this town and its paper makers. And while doing so, we […]
We interviewed 32 people in the town of Lee. Some people told us about their work making paper, others talked about how the industry supported their businesses in town (insurance, hardware, etc.). We are working to use what we found to tell the story of this town and paper making. […]
What we are doing
We visited Malaucene, France, at the foot of Mt. Ventoux, another beautiful place with a history of paper making: 400 years! Schweitzer Maudiut operated a mill here…. …and that mill closed too. So we decided to go and interview employees there, too.