Parchment Maker Jesse Meyer visits Conservation Lab

On June 2nd, Jesse Meyer, the only maker of parchment in North America, came to the Conservation lab of University of Iowa Main Library to show his leathers and vellum parchments.

Jesse Meyer is the youngest member of a family that has been tanning leather for over 450 years in Germany and the United States (since 1846). For more information on the Meyer Family Tannery, Pergamena Handmade Parchment and the process of making parchment see http://pergamena.net/

Parchment Maker Jesse Meyer visits Conservation Lab