1. History as History: The Busyhaus Papermaking Workshop First Fifty Years. Hand Papermaking Journal, Inc. Beltsville, MD, Vol. 28, Number 2, Winter, 2013.
  2. 30 Years Safeguarding the Collection: Penny Cole, editor, interview with Robert Hauser, Museum Conservator, Spoutings Newsletter, Vol. 25, No. 9, New Bedford Whaling Museum, June, 2011
  3. Why the Map Stayed Home: The Vatican Loan Request- The Chinese World Mappa Mundi. The New Bedford Whaling Museum, Massachusetts, The Bulletin, Winter/Spring, 2010.
  4. Papermakers & Papermaking in America: William Rittenhouse-First British American Papermaker, 1644-1708. A Publishing Account 1968-1974, Guild of BookWorkers Journal, Vol. XXVII, No.2, Fall, New York, N.Y. 1989.
  5. Face to Face: Twelve Contemporary American Artists Interpret Themselves in a Limited Edition of Signed Original Wood Engravings. Co-published by Robert Hauser, Busyhaus Publications & Michael McCurdy, Penmaen Press, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 1985.
  6. American Decorative Papermakers: The Work & Specimens of Twelve Craft Artists. Studies in the Book Arts, Busyhaus Publications, North Andover, Massachusetts, 1983.
  7. Decorative Papers for the Fine Printer/Publisher: The Design of Penmaen Press Books Printed by M. McCurdy. Guild of BookWorkers Journal, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, New York, N.Y. 1979-1980.
  8. Paper Its History & Conservation: The Rising Paper Company, Housatonic, Massachusetts, 1980.
  9. The Nondestructive Examination of Book Bindings: Using Radiography for Documentation of a Craft. Technology & Conservation Magazine, Boston, Massachusetts, Summer, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1977.
  10. Restoration Papers: A Study of Restoration Papers Used by American Print & Book Conservators. National Endowment of the Arts & Busyhaus Publications, North Andover, Massachusetts, 1977.
  11. The Photographic Restoration of Letterforms: Visible Language Journal for Research on the Visual Media of Language Expression. Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1975
  12. Conservation in a Small Museum /A Memoir. T. Leavitt, Merrimack Valley Textile Museum, American Association of Museums News, Washington, D.C. Vol. 49, No. 7, March 1971.

Note: Articles 2 & 12 are interviews by other authors.


The author’s four page 2013 article, History as History documents fifty years of study and instructing hundreds of students in the preservation, art and making of handmade and machine made papers. Additionally, featured is the 1973 broadside announcing the development of the Busyhaus Papermaking Workshop. This publication and other documents and artifacts are held in the author’s archive, Paper on Paper at the Thomas Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs, and the special collections at the Boston Public Library.

A 1970 wood engraving print by Michael McCurdy illustrating the first 1690 British North American hand papermaking mill and papermakers William & Klaus Rittenhouse. The wood engraving was letterpress printed by the engraver on a handmade paper made by Robert Hauser in 1973 at the Twin Rocker Paper Mill. A research project sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts.

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Michael McCurdy and Robert Hauser were graduates of the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. During this period they promoted the practice of letterpress printing and the book arts. Throughout their life time they collaborated on a variety projects and were elected members of the Boston Society of Printers.

Michael when visiting Robert for an afternoon sail in Mattapoisett harbor is when publishing a limited edition of prints by twelve American wood engravers was proposed and completed in 1985. Four pages from the original prospectus are featured including copies of the wood engravings by Michael McCurdy, Fritz Eichenberg & Barry Moser.

Additionally, since the idea for the publication was during a day of sailing … it made sense after selling half of the edition they elected to celebrated with a day sail on the Mystic Seaport schooner Sylvina W. Beal. The Thomas Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut at Storrs and the special collections at the Boston Public Library hold archives donated by McCurdy & Hauser.

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The first three pages from this twenty-nine page study are featured. The 1973-1977 questionnaire surveyed American book and paper conservators for the purpose of documenting the most permanent and durable types of restoration papers favored by these professions. The study identified 101 different restoration papers from a total of 280 mentioned. The three most favored: Usugami, handmade in Japan, Dover, handmade in England by Hayle Mill and Permalife, machine made by Standard & Howard Papers in America. A 1997 photograph of the author and museum conservator at the New Bedford Whaling Museum conservation laboratory. This publication is held in the author’s archive, Paper on Paper at the Thomas Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut, at Storrs. Research was sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts.

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