Paper historian receiving grant

Historians in the News

Iowa City, Ia. -The founding director of the papermaking facilities at the University of Iowa Center for the Book is among 24 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."

The $500,000 fellowships are to be announced today by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago.

For Timothy Barrett, 59, the grant means more research into how paper was made centuries ago, further unlocking the secrets of the process.

"It's hard to get research funds because I'm not in a traditional field," he said.
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