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University of Iowa News Release

April 6, 2005

Bibliophiles To Discuss Genealogy, Paper Making

Local paper maker and genealogist Al Dawson will discuss his recently discovered family trade of papermaking when the Iowa Bibliophiles meet on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room of the University of Iowa Main Library.

Dawson's presentation, "People and Paper: Selective Excursions into the History of a Relationship" (or "A Dozen Things I've Learned Since Paper Got Into My Blood!"), is free and open to the public.

Dawson, a long time paper maker, is an active genealogist and discovered through his research that an early 19th century ancestor had also been a papermaker. He will report on his historical research in progress.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010,