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Features

  • People from All Over the World Met at GatherTown, by Michał Kosmulski
  • A Perfect Means of Learning Through Origami, by Diana Mann
  • Designing a 22.5 Degree Horse, by Rohit Seshadr
  • Soul of a Child, Mind of an Engineer (tribute to George Rhoads), by Laura Rozenberg
  • My Brother, the Wizard, by Emily Rhoads Johnson
  • How Rhoads Became an Origami Star in the 1950's, by Laura Rozenberg
  • 1954: The Year of the Rhoads Elephant, by Hans Dybkjær

From the Home–Office

  • President's Letter
  • The Biggest Online Origami Convention Ever
  • Volunteering at the 2021 OrigamiUSA Annual Convention
  • People Talk!
  • 2021 OrigamiUSA Annual Convention Scholarship Winners
  • 2021 PCOC Scholarship Winners
  • OrigamiUSA Annual Awards
  • “Letters” from Our Members
  • Obituary: Robert Stack, by Brenda Lilly
  • News from The Source

Diagrams

  • Dog, by Zhen Ming Huang
  • Star Crown, by Jeannine Mosely

The Paper Issue 135 (Summer 2021)

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Features

  • Origami Builds Bridges Worldwide, by Lisa Corfman
  • Designing Sportsmen in Origami, by Fernando Sánchez Biezma
  • Lose the Blues, by Sebastien Limet
  • Folding Paper During Covid-19 Lockdown, by Qiang Wang

From the Home-Office

  • President's Letter
  • Gathering from Around the World
  • The 42nd OBC Collection, photos by Yumiko Pfantz
  • News from The Source

Diagrams

  • Dragón Pajarita, by Daniel Bermejo Sánchez

The Paper Issue 134 (Spring 2021)

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Features

  • Valentina Minayeva Kusudamas
  • The Hidden Mathematical Aspects of Origami by Matthias G. Yee
  • The Child is Father of the Man by Andrea Rincon
  • Curves of Steel by Ema Tanigaki
  • Farewell Max by Nick Robinson
  • Larry Hart obituary from British Origami Society
  • Following the Paper Trail by Scott Gold

From the Home Office

  • President's Letter
  • The Making of the Holiday Tree in Challenging Times
  • World Origami Days 2020
  • Photo Contest Winners
  • Larry Davis obituary by Gay Merrill Gross
  • News from The Source
  • Origami Connect

Diagrams

  • Arabian Dhow by Ancella Simoes
  • Zoe's Swirl by Ancella Simoes
  • Pureland Sailboat by Gareth Louis
  • Snail in Love by Adriano Mariani
  • Alpine by Edward Mistretta
  • Anchor by Valentina Minayeva

The Paper Issue 133 (Autumn 2020)

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Features

  • UnConvention 2020 Connects the World
  • An Unconventional Origami Convention, by Wendy Zeichner
  • Theragami Counters COVID-19 in Nigeria, by Oluwatobi Sodimu
  • The Wish Collector, by Paula Pietranera
  • Connecting the World, One Crane at a Time, by Paula Pietranera
  • A New Twist on Twists, by Miguel Gañán
  • When Origami came to Harlem, by Laura Rozenberg
  • A Clover for Your Heart, by Meenakshi Mukerji
  • Following the Paper Trail, by Scott Gold

From the Home-Office

  • President's Letter
  • Scholarship Winners: Adèle; Jessica Luu; Tej Patel
  • The 41st OBC Collection, photos by Mary Gordon
  • OrigamiUSA Awards: Char Morrow, Ruthanne Bessman and Laura Rozenberg
  • News from The Source

Diagrams

  • Andrea’s Rose on the Heart, by Meenakshi Mukerji
  • Contemplation by Rob Snyder

The Paper Issue 132 (Spring 2020)

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Features

  • A Spectacular Museum Tradition
  • The Flight of the Orchid, by Kunsulu Jilkishiyeva
  • One Million Origami Birds, by Peter Engel
  • Paperfolders Need Lots of Fiber, by James Lucas
  • Special Techniques for Special Needs, by Scott Gold

Home–Office

  • President's Letter
  • Vounteers for the Holiday Tree
  • Annual Gift Contributors
  • Obituary: Kiyo Yoshizawa, by June Sakamoto
  • Obituary: Loretta White, by Andrea Brecker and Ros Joyce
  • News from The Source
  • Origami Connect

Diagrams

  • Anatolian Orchid, by Kunsulu Jilkishiyeva
  • Ballena (Whale), by Daniel Bermejo Sánchez
  • Magnolia Stellata, by Nilva Fina Pillan

Issue 131 (Fall/Winter 2019)

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Features

  • One Good Fold Deserves Another, by Jeanette Shakalli
  • First Time's the Charm, by Sophie Usherwood
  • Scholarship Winner Raves (in a good way), by Divya Iyer
  • Knowing What to Do and What Knot to Do, by Dáša Ševerová
  • What to Know-a about NOA, by Laura Rozenberg
  • Crossword, created by Kyle Reeves

From the Home Office

  • President's Letter
  • OrigamiUSA 2019 Annual Convenion
  • The 40th OBC Collection
  • List of OBC participants and models
  • PCOC – Folding was Just the Beginning, by Yuki Martin
  • PCOC Scholarship recipients: Melina Sarion and Brendan Perez
  • OrigamiUSA Annual Awards: Florence Temko 2019 Innovation Award; OrigamiUSA 2019 Teaching Award; The Michael Shall Volunteer Recognition Award
  • Global Calendar Events

Diagrams

  • Unicorn, by Oriol Esteve

Issue 130 (Summer 2019)

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Features

  • International Origami Exhibit, Chicago
  • Letter from the President
  • A New Twist on... Twists, by Miguel Gañán
  • Our Guy in England, by Laura Rozenberg
  • The Power of Community, by Maxwell Jones
  • Origami as a cognitive stimulation tool for adults, for people with dementia and their caregivers, by Daniela Izquierdo and Elvira Ruiz
  • How to Teach Origami to Those with Special Needs, by Scott Gold Lotusland in Origami, by L.S.
  • The Pajarita: Not a Mere Children's Game, by Laura Rozenberg
  • If I Could Fold The World, by Sophie Usherwood
  • Paperfolding to Change a Culture, by Nanci Tangeman

From the Home–Office

  • Obituary: Linda Bogan. The Gift of Delight, by Gay Merrill Gross
  • News from The Source
  • Global Events Calendar
  • PCOC 2019
  • Scholarship Fundraising 2019

Diagrams

  • Pureland Penguin Colony, by Mick Guy
  • Beak Unit, by Tung Ken Lam

Issue 129 (Spring 2019)

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Features

  • What Can You Do With a Paper Canoe, by Laura Kruskal
  • International Origami Anthem, by Laura Kruskal
  • Unlocking the Secrets of Insect Wings, by Graham Collins
  • Report on the 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education, by Mark Bolitho and Zhong You
  • The Act of Folding Paper, by Scott Gold
  • How I Got Started in Origami, by John Smiley
  • What is Fold(ing)?, interview with Mark Friedman, by Laura Rozenberg
  • Cartoon: Creasy and the Paper Boy, by Mark Bolitho & Paul Hanson

From the Home-Office

  • Letter from the President
  • 2018 Holiday Tree - Oceans of Origami!, by Rosalind Joyce
  • Vounteers for the 2018 Holiday Tree Annual Gift Contributors
  • Obituary: Laura Kruskal, by Gay Merrill Gross
  • Obituary: John Maurice Smiley, by Marc Morden
  • News from The Source
  • Special Folding Fun Sessions
  • Calendar

Diagrams

  • King David's Crown, by Laura Kruskal
  • Pez Dorado, by Andrés Lozano

Issue 128 (Autumn 2018)

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Features

  • Tantalizing Tessellations, by Miguel Gañán
  • Origami: Vector of Social Integration, by Eric Vigier
  • We've Got Your BACS, by Ellen Oppenheimer
  • Teenage Teachers!, by Maxwell Jones
  • A Truly 'Modern Origami” Master, by Scott Gold

From the Home–office

  • Letter from the President
  • Obituary: John Smith, by Mick Guy
  • Obituary: deg farrelly, by Henry Wray
  • News from The Source
  • Special Folding Fun Sessions
  • Calendar

Diagrams

  • Jolly Santa, by Marcia Joy Miller
  • Llama, by Marc Vigo
  • High-Heeled Shoe, by deg farrelly

Issue 127 (Summer 2018)

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Features

  • Teaching Math is a Snap, by Faye Goldman
  • Tips for Choosing your Next Origami
  • Convention in Japan, by Marcio Noguchi
  • On the Way to the 2018 Kansai Convention, by Wendy Zeichner
  • It's All About the Crease Patterns, by Maxwell Jones
  • Inkscape 101, by Eric Vigier
  • Riccardo Foschi's Definition of Origami
  • Investing in Young Folders, by Char Morrow
  • Mathematical Methods for Geometric Origami, interview by Laura Rozenberg

From the HOME–office

  • Letter from the President
  • 2018 OrigamiUSA Annual Convention: What a fold-tastic time!
  • Origami by Children
  • Special Guests: Viviane Berty & Akiko Yamanashi
  • Oversize Folding Night
  • 2018 Florence Temko Innovation Award to Robert Lang / 2018 OrigamiUSA Teaching Award to Mae Dean Erb / 2018 Michael Shall Volunteer Recognition Award to Mark Kennedy
  • Obituary: Francis Ow, by Ron Koh
  • News from The Source
  • Calendar / Origami Connect

Diagrams

  • Hexogonal Envelope, by Akiko Yamanashi
  • Arbre du Canal du Midi, by Viviane Berty
  • Butterfly-Shape Coin Bag, by Akiko Yamanashi

Book Reviews

  • Twists, Tilings, and Tessellations: Mathematical Methods for Geometric Origami by Robert J. Lang. Review by Tom Hull

Issue 126 (Spring 2018)

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Features

  • OrigamiUSA Wants You! Investing in Young Folders, by Charlene Morrow
  • PCOC Wows Scholarship Winner, by Alex Matthews
  • New Software Speeds Origami Structure Designs, by Josh Brown
  • Obituary: The Lord of the Pins. Mark Kennedy (1950-2018)
  • 7OSME, International Meeting on Origami in Science, Math, and Education, by Mark Bolitho
  • Obituary: Life is Beautiful. A Tribute to “Yami” Yamauchi, by Michael Sanders et al.
  • A+in Origami Book Design, by Ryan Dong
  • A Paperfolding Trove Hidden in the New England Woodlands, by Laura Rozenberg

From The Home-Office

  • Letter from the President
  • Holiday Tree: Senses Unfolded. Intro by Maxwell Jones
  • Annual Gift Contributors
  • 2018 Michael Shall Volunteer Recognition Award honoring Mark Kennedy
  • Book Review: A Tribute to David Lister, by Patsy Wang-Iverson
  • News from The Source
  • Calendar, Origami Connect, Special Folding Sessions

Diagrams

  • Bird, by Damian Malicki (Poland)
  • Manta Ray, by Julián Rodríguez

Issue 125 (Fall 2017)

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Features

  • Unfolding the Universe, by Patsy Wang-Iverson
  • Abstract of the Erik Demaine Lecture at JICC
  • Flashers, Space and... beyond, by Graham Collins
  • BOS 50th Anniversary
  • A Walk in the Woods, by Tomoko Fuse
  • First Computer-Generated Origami in... 1971!, by Laura Rozenberg
  • Folding Your Way to Prison, by Yuki Martin
  • All Talk, No Folding, by Ilan Garibi
  • Convention for Creators, Gray Matter Matters, by Ilan Garibi
  • “Superhuman Origami”, by Joel Stern
  • Paper Heroes, by Ilan Garibi
  • Origami BFF, by Anita Raj
  • Origami Poems: The Origamist, by Douglas Zander
  • If I were a master of origami, by Beth Achenbach
  • The Cole Connection, by Maxwell Jones

From Home Office

  • Remembering Gershon Legman, by Laura Rozenberg
  • Letter from the President, Letter from the Chair
  • Obituary: Sunil Dhavalikar
  • News from The Source
  • Calendar

Diagrams

  • Double Star Flexicube, by Alessandro Beber
  • L'Hirondelle, by Eric Vigier
  • Umbrella, by Anita Raj

Issue 124 (Summer 2017)

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Features

  • Biography of an Origami Legend, by Marcio Noguchi
  • Meeting the Master, by June Sakamoto
  • Flasher Flashback, by Graham P. Collins
  • When you Follow your Dreams, by Jeremy Shafer
  • Origami to the Max, by Maxwell Jones
  • Brave New Worlds of Tesselations, by Alejo Wilkinson
  • Indonesia Spreads the Origami Love, by Linda Marlina
  • Letter from Italy, by Luca Congia
  • Unfolding the Mysteries of Chinese Folk Art, by Laura Rozenberg

From the Home Office

  • Letter from the President
  • Fabulous Folding at the OrigamiUSA Annual Convention! Photos by Andrew Cribb
  • Origami by Children Contest. Photos by Mary Gordon
  • OrigamiUSA Annual Awards
  • Oversize Folding
  • Paper Airplane Contest
  • Obituary: Jeff Beynon, by Nick Robinson
  • News from The Source
  • The Hamiltons on the Road!, by Jan Polish
  • Calendar

Books Reviews

  • Marvelously Mind-Blowing
  • An English Digest of the Tanteidan Magazine

Diagrams

  • Yin and Yang, by Daniela Carboni
  • Gift Box, by Xiaoxian Huang

Issue 123 (Winter 2017)

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Features

  • Origami Dinosaurs Among Us, by Talo Kawasaki 4-6
  • The Met Meets OrigamiUSA 9
  • Lisa's Path to Paperfolding, by Lisa Corfman 10
  • OrigamiConnect Circles the Globe, by Patty Grodner 11-13
  • The 78,564 Elephants in the Room, by Wendy Zeichner 14-16
  • Origami Colombia Celebrates their Porcelain Wedding, by Thomas Crain 20-21
  • Teaching Her Super-Duper Collapsible Gift Box, by Karen Reeds 28-29

From The Home-Office

  • Letter from the President 3
  • Volunteers for the 2016 Holiday Tree and Annual Gift 7-9
  • Obituaries: John Lapko and Marsha DuPre 27
  • A Note from Serena LaVine 29
  • News from The Source 30-31
  • Calendar 32

Diagrams

  • Realmente Elefácil, by Enrique Martínez, simplified version by Gay Merrill Gross 17-19
  • Star of David Models from Rectangular Strips, by Arnold Tubis 22-26

Issue 122 (Fall 2016)

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Features

  • Kade Chan Wows 2016 Convention, by Diego Becerra 10-11
  • 2017: British Origami Society 50th Celebration, by Mick Guy 18
  • Origami Tsunami, by Alex Matthews 18
  • Curator, Bernie Peyton, Finds Out “How Deep the Water Is”, by Bernie Peyton 20-22
  • The Magnificent Seven Folders, by Andrew Cribb 24-25
  • The Origami Cosmic Web, by Mark Neyrinck 26-27
  • Folding by a Glacier in Alaska, by Norm Budnitz 28-29

From The Home-Office

  • Letter from the President 3
  • Elephants for the Record 3
  • 2016 Origami USA Annual Convention 4-6
  • Oversize Competition: Can't be More Fun! 12-13
  • Origami by Children 14-17
  • Mary Gordon's Advice 15
  • Reflecting on This Year's Competition 17
  • Michael Shall Award Winners for 2016 19
  • Ranana J. Benjamin Teaching Award 19
  • The Ancient and Noble Crane 23
  • The History of the Hiden Senbazuru Orikata 23
  • Folders of the Exhibition pieces 23
  • News from The Source 30-31
  • Calendar 32

Diagrams

  • Rabbit, by Tomoko Fuse 7-9

Issue 121 (Spring 2016)

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Features

  • Origami and Occupational Therapy by Travis Taft — 4-5
  • Dreaming in Origami by Ilan Garibi — 8-10
  • The Incomplete Guide to Origami Games by Ilan Garibi — 16-18
  • The Betsy Ross Five-Pointed Star by Arnold Tubis — 19-23
  • Designing and Folding Curved-Crease Pleated Forms by Rebecca Gieseking — 26-29

From The Home-Office

  • Letter from the President — 3
  • The Fold in The Paper — 3
  • Volunteers for the 2015 Holiday Tree and Annual Gift — 6-7
  • News from The Source — 30-31
  • Calendar — 32

Diagrams

  • Timber, the Dog by John Szinger — 11-15
  • Pyramid Puzzle by Francesco Mancini — 24-25

Issue 120 (Winter 2016)

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Features

  • Creasing in Kazakhstan, Tessellating in Turkey by Carlos (Halle) Santamaría
  • How Can a Journal Help in the Practice of Paperfolding by Leyla Torres
  • Raumfalten: Space Folding – Origami in the Visual Arts by Assia Brill, Dave Brill and Patsy Wang-Iverson
  • Origami Joins the Palette of Art Therapies Reported by Cristina Belló
  • Owners of Origamist Pets Need to Practice Tolerance by Sue Guy
  • Life with a Master Paperfolder by Diane Lang
  • Origami: Mathematics in Creasing by Tom Hull
  • The Road to Creativity by Daniela Carboni

From the Home-Office

  • Letter from the President
  • Letter from the Chair
  • Mighty and Microscopic Life
  • Obituaries: Dorothy Kaplan (by Francine Kaplan), Cy Levine (by Lisa Levine), John V. Andrisan (by Michila Caldera and Arnold Tubis)
  • PCOC Rocks the Rockies
  • News from The Source
  • Calendar

Diagrams

  • Flora by Ekaterina Lukasheva
  • Bethlehem Star created by Ligia Montoya, diagrammed by Mick Guy
  • Santa Claus by Rob Snyder

Issue 119 (Summer 2015)

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Features

  • Interview with Hoàng Tiến Quyết
  • The 20-Year Old Cicada by Robert Lang
  • How the Cicada's Story Came to Life by Laura Rozenberg
  • Like Mother, Like Granddaughter by Laura Rozenberg
  • Storytelling and Stage Performing with Origami by Yuki Martin
  • Show and Tell by Lucia da Costa
  • From YouTube to YourConvention by Sara Adams
  • A Field Guide to a (different) Kind of Origami Book
  • by çngel Morollón Guallar

From The Home-Office

  • Letter from the President
  • Errata
  • 2015 OrigamiUSA Annual Covention
  • 2015 Origami by Children
  • Oversize Competition
  • OrigamiUSA Awards
  • News From the Source and Book Review
  • Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Bear Hat by Hoàng Tiến Quyết
  • Cat Hat by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Book Reviews

  • Money-Gami by Gay Merrill Gross, reviewed by Vishakha Apte

Issue 118 (Winter 2015)

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Features

  • Interview with Tomoko Fuse: “Part 2” by Wendy Zeichner
  • This Student is a Teacher by Maxwell Jones
  • Parlez-Vous Kaze? by Sébastien Limet
  • Above the Fold by Meher McArthur
  • Color Changes by Marc Kirschenbaum
  • Inside-Out Origami Design by Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander
  • How to Read a Crease Pattern by Beth Johnson
  • Origami Behind Bars by Yuki Martin
  • When They Got Mail by Mick Guy

From The Home-Office

  • Letter from the President
  • A New Look for Silent Auction by Patty Grodner and Bunny Sanchez
  • The Origami Holiday Tree by Talo Kawasaki
  • List of Contributors and Volunteers for the 2014 Holiday Tree and Annual Gift
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Patricia Crawford, Obituary by J.C. Nolan
  • News From the Source
  • Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • KeKeKe by Akiko Yamanashi

Issue 117 (Fall 2014)

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Features

  • Garota do Origami, interview with Isa Klein by Laura Rozenberg
  • Origami Returns to The Cooper Union, by W.Z.
  • Surface to Structure to Superb, by Jennifer Hou
  • The Archives Speak, by Laura Rozenberg
  • There is More to Origami than Just Folding, interview with
  • Nick Robinson, by Laura Rozenberg
  • Capture the Spirit of the Subject, by Nick Robinson
  • Let's Get It ON(Line), by Marcio Noguchi
  • Want to Set Up an Online Class?, by Marcio Noguchi
  • The World of AnnaRosa Ventura, by L.R.

FROM THE HOME-OFFICE

  • Letter from the President
  • Origami for Everyone Becomes Global
  • Errata
  • 2014 OrigamiUSA Annual Convention
  • Origami by Children
  • Oversize Competition
  • Ranana Benjamin and Florence Temko 2013 Awards
  • V'Ann Cornelius Award
  • News from The Source
  • Global Events Calendar

DIAGRAMS

  • Laヘos do Infinito, by Isa Klein
  • Sue's Flapper, by Nick Robinson

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Origami Master Class Flowers, with flower models
  • by various artists, reviewed by Daniel Scher

Issue 116 (Summer 2014)

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FEATURES

  • Get the Picture, by Paulius Mielinis
  • The Focus is in the Folding, by Emilie Lorditch
  • Faye Goldman Wins Math/Art Award, by Charlene Morrow
  • The Talent-O-Chaser: An Interview with Nancy Hall by Laura Rozenberg
  • Spain's EMOZ Exceeds Expectations by Jeanne Gropp Wedig
  • Yoshizawa Still Lives in Retrospective by Juan Gimeno
  • History, Food and Folding in Israel by Bernie Peyton
  • Tracking the Flapping Bird by Michel Grand, Christophe Curat et al.
  • How to Photograph Models by Leyla Torres

FROM THE HOME OFFICE

  • Letter from the President
  • Letters from Readers
  • News From the Source
  • Global Events Calendar

DIAGRAMS

  • Setareh Diagram by Ali Bahmani
  • Fiore ad Otto Petali by Francesco Guarnieri
  • Play with Me Diagram for an Action Toy by Milind Oka

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Geometric Origami by Faye Goldman, reviewed by Megan Hicks
  • Origami Masters: Bugs: How the Bug Wars Changed the Art of Origami by Marcio Noguchi et al, reviewed by Daniel Scher
  • Wondrous One Sheet Origami by Meenaskshi Mukerji, reviewed by J.C. Nolan

Issue 115 (Winter 2014)

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FEATURES

  • Crimp, Crumple, and Coeurjoly (Chatting with Víctor Coeurjoly)
  • Origami—a Great Addition to MoMath by Wendy Zeichner
  • A Journey Between the Folds by Vanessa Gould
  • Four Mathematical Rules for Folding Flat Origami by Robert Lang
  • Folding Fabric. Past, Present & Future Reported by Emily Lorditch
  • Folding for Her Life by Janessa Munt
  • The Art of Samuel Randlett an interview by Laura Rozenberg
  • The Long and Winding Road an interview with Dave Venables by Laura Rozenberg
  • 2013 British Origami Society Convention
  • Let’s Start at the Source by Mike and Janet Hamilton
  • 2013 PCOC- A Convention to Remember by Patty Grodner

FROM THE HOME-OFFICE

  • Letter from the President
  • WWW! (Wicked, Wild and Wonderful) by Ros Joyce and Delrosa Marshall
  • Volunteers for the 2013 Holiday Tree and Annual Gift
  • Obituary: Phyliss Meth by Jan Polish
  • News from the Source
  • Global Events Calendar

NEWS FROM LOCAL GROUPS

  • Rocky Mountain Origami High by Janet Deent

DIAGRAMS

  • Dollar Bill Goat by Janessa Munt
  • Shamrock by Samuel Randlett
  • A Butterfly for Patty Grodner by Michael LaFosse

BOOK REVIEWS

  • The Origami World of Neal Elias by Wayne Brown
  • Michael LaFosse’s Origami Butterflies reviewed by Leyla Torres

Issue 114 (Fall 2013)

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FEATURES The Tessellations by Frank van Kollem by Henk Porck Reflections on Frank van Kollem's work by Paula Versnick Un-Creased: A Farewell by Jennifer Hou He Makes Clock Watchers Out of All of Us interview by Laura Rozenberg, photos by Barlaham Benitez Vargas Zaragoza Convention by Ilan Garibi New Location for the Spanish Museum of Paperfolding by Jorge Pardo Paper Beats Iron Bars by D'ario Pedurzzi How to Make a Big Splash with a Festival Origami Tent by John Scully 1953—A Year of Wonders by Laura Rozenberg 1853-1953 One Hundred Years of Relationship between Japan and the Western World by Laura Rozenberg Special Guest at 2013 OrigamiUSA Annual Convention: Ralf Konrad FROM THE HOME-OFFICE Letter from the President 2013 OrigamiUSA Annual Convention photos by Andrew Cribb Origami by Children Oversize Competition Cranes in a Jar Ranana Benjamin and Florence Temko 2013 Awards by Rachel Katz News from the Source Global Events Calendar DIAGRAMS Crease Pattern Tessellation by Frank van Kollem (diagrams by Paula Versnick and Eric Gjerde) Tato-Flower Loes Schakel (Diagrams by Kees Schakel) Nonagenarian 2013 OrigamiUSA Convention Crown by Laura Kruskal (Diagrams by Márcio Noguchi) BOOK REVIEWS "Origami for All" by Ioana Stoian, reviewed by Sara Adams

Issue 113 (Spring 2013)

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FEATURES

  • The Museum of Paperfolding in Zaragoza, Spain by José Felipe Moreno Salinas
  • Build It, and They Will Come by Emilie Lorditch
  • Japan Greets Spain by Jorge Pardo
  • Looking for Cinderella by Himanshu Agrawal
  • Tel Aviv Teachers Study Origami and Math by Paul Jackson
  • Teaching Origami to Enhance Self-Esteem by Jan Polish
  • One Giant Hop for Mankind by David Shall
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Six Intersecting Pentagrams by J.C. Nolan

FROM THE HOME-OFFICE

  • Letter from the President
  • Origami and Beyond by Lanny Sherwin
  • Obituary: David Lister by Robin Macey
  • News from The Source
  • Global Events Calendar

DIAGRAMS

  • Inspired by K. Dianne Stephens
  • Butterfly Card by Sy Chen
  • Pajarita Card by Sy Chen
  • Six Intersecting Pentagrams by Francesco Mancini et al. (Diagrams by J.C. Nolan)

BOOK REVIEWS

  • "Creating Origami" by J.C. Nolan, reviewed by Boaz Shuval

Issue 112 (Winter 2012)

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FEATURES

  • Diagrams à la Carte by Robert Lang
  • "Origami Engineer" Flexes to Create Stronger, More Agile Materials by Zeeya Merali
  • Origami Inspires Medical Breakthrough by Pek Tiong Boon
  • A Tribute to Ligia Montoya
  • Math is the Path to His Origami Passion, Interview with Herng Yi Cheng by Patsy Wang Iverson
  • My Road to Recovery by Ronald Koh
  • Origami Takes the Cake by Zachary Norfolk
  • Folding with the Danish Origami Society by Joyce Saler
  • Origins of the Danish Origami Society by Hans Dybkjaer
  • Ohio CenterFold Continues to GROW by Dawn Tucker
  • Origami Met in Saint Louis by Dawn Tucker
  • Folding in the Mountains and Valleys of Europe by Laura Rozenberg
  • Unfolding a Dream: Memories of the Japanese and Korean Origami Conventions by Himanshu Agrawal
  • Origami Looks to the Future by Emilie Lorditch
  • A Peek Inside the Inaugural "Origami Canada" by Janessa Munt

FROM THE HOME-OFFICE

  • Letter from the President
  • Holiday Tree 2012: Collections by Márcio Noguchi, photos Andrew Cribb
  • Annual Gift and Holiday Tree Contributors
  • Obituary: Rick Beech by Robin Macey
  • Obituary: Eric Bergmark by Larry Wood
  • News from The Source
  • Global Events Calendar

DIAGRAMS

  • Stent Crease Pattern by Pek Tiong Boon
  • Belen Star by Ligia Montoya (Diagrams by Klaus-Dieter Ennen)
  • Spider on Leaf by Diego Fernando Becerra Ramírez

BOOK REVIEWS

  • "Dollar Origami" by Won Park, reviewed by Uyen Nguyen
  • "Origami Inspirations" by Meenakshi Mukerji, reviewed by Douglas Caine

Issue 111 (Summer 2012)

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FROM THE 2012 OrigamiUSA CONVENTION

  • 2011 Convention: A Folder's Feast! by Leyla Torres
  • Origami by Children Winners and Photos
  • Oversize Competition

FEATURES

  • Dennis Walker: The Man Behind the Database Interview with Laura Rozenberg
  • Interlocking Friendship by Wendy Zeichner
  • How a Giant Rabbit came to Ireland by David Shall
  • My First Convention by Zachary Norfolk
  • The Daily Fold by Sok Song
  • Sipho Mabona: A Master of Origami Interview with Laura Rozenberg
  • Sipho Mabona: Origami Installations
  • Origami Heaven Becomes Global

FROM THE HOME-OFFICE

  • Letter from the President
  • Changes in the Lending Library by deg farrelly
  • 2012 Florence Temko and Ranana G. Benjamin Awards by Rachel Katz
  • 2012 V'Ann Cornelius Award by Wendy Zeichner
  • News from The Source
  • Global Events Calendar

BOOK REVIEWS

  • "Spiral" by Tomoko Fuse, reviewed by Sara Adams

DIAGRAMS

  • Boar by Ðõ Trí Khài
  • Dragon Slayer by Paul Frasco
  • Five Interlocking Squares by Byriah Loper

Issue 110 (Spring 2012)

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FEATURES

  • Curved Crease Sculptures by Erik and Martin Demaine
  • Throwing Curves at the Origami World by Chris Byrne
  • The Birth of Origametria by Boaz Shuval
  • The Van Hiele Lessons (Excerpts from Origami5)
  • One Fold at a Time by Boaz Shuval
  • Teaching Origami 101 by Kathy Napp
  • The Spirit of Sadako Works by Noya Sluszny
  • Accomplishment a poem by Marge Hofknecht
  • Akira Yoshizawa. An Encounter with the Master by David Brill
  • Personal Reminiscences by Robert Lang
  • The Father of Modern Origami by Robert Lang
  • "Origoogle" Day by Robert Lang

FROM THE HOME OFFICE

  • Letter from the President
  • News from The Source
  • Global Events Calendar
  • Lanny's Pages: Origami…and Beyond

BOOK REVIEWS

  • "Origami for Busy People" by Marcia Joy Miller reviewed by Leyla Torres
  • "Story-Gami" by Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander reviewed by Mileva Loo

DIAGRAMS

  • Lemur by J.E. Condori Tancara
  • Forsythia by Tanja Pott

Issue 109 (Winter 2012)

32 pages
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FEATURES

  • 2011 Christmas Tree Photos by Andrew Cribb
  • 2011 Annual Gift Contributors
  • Unique Origami Auction Aids Japanese Orphanage, a conversation with Anne LaVin
  • Magical Memories of PCOC by Terry Allen
  • Christmas, Hawaii Style by Ashley Nishihara
  • A Journey in Tribute to Eric Joisel by Patsy Wang-Iverson
  • Origami to be Featured in Art Museums across the US by Meher McArthur
  • Prehistorigami by Jerry D. Harris
  • Curtain Call for Sarasota Folders by Judy Hall
  • Origami – Bridging the Pacific by Linda Mihara
  • Peggy Oki: Saving Whales One Fold at a Time by Holly Sherwin
  • From Russia, With Love for Origami by Sergei Afonkin
  • Victoria and Vladimir: More from Russia
  • In Memoriam: David Petty by Nick Robinson

FROM THE HOME OFFICE

  • Letter from the President
  • Lending Library Announcement
  • Lanny’s Pages: Origami and Beyond
  • News from The Source
  • Global Events Calendar

BOOK REVIEWS

  • "Origami Odyssey" by Peter Engel, reviewed by Robert Lang

DIAGRAMS

  • As seen on… Facebook: Christmas Tree Diagram by Francesco Guarnieri
  • Rat by Eric Joisel
  • Bird by Vladimir Serov
  • Star by David Petty, diagrams by Nick Robinson

Issue 108 (Autumn 2011)

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FROM THE 2011 OrigamiUSA CONVENTION

  • 2011 Convention Photos
  • Origami by Children Winners and photos
  • A Night of Oversize Foldings
  • How to Win a Paper Airplane Contest by Michael Weinstein

FROM THE HOME-OFFICE

  • Letter from the President
  • World Origami Days
  • 2011 Florence Temko and Ranana Benjamin Winners by Rachel Katz
  • 2011 Michael Shall and V’Ann Cornelius Awards by Wendy Zeichner
  • Airplane Contest 2011 Winners
  • News from The Source
  • Global Events Calendar

FEATURES

  • Beth Johnson’s Origami Design Secrets interview by Leyla Torres
  • Cranes for WTC Tribute Center 10th Anniversary by Jean Baden-Gillette
  • Origami Caravan Delivers Hope in Japan by Jean Baden-Gillette
  • The Man Behind the Rose - interview of Toshikazu Kawasaki
  • The One-Minute Rose Experience by Marcio Noguchi

BOOK REVIEWS

  • "Origami Ooh La La!: Action Origami for Performance and Play" by Jeremy Shafer, reviewed by Daniel Scher
  • "Origami Games" by Joel Stern, reviewed by Rachel Katz

DIAGRAMS

  • 2011 Convention Crown by Laura Kruskal
  • Smart Dart by Michael Weinstein
  • President’s Cherry Ball by Toshikazu Kawasaki
  • One-Minute Rose by Toshikazu Kawasaki

Issue 107 (Summer 2011)

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On our cover:

Squirrel created by Hideo Komatsu and folded by Emily Kwan, age 14. This model was selected for the 2011 Origami by Children exhibit. It shows beautiful folding skill that makes wonderful use of elephant hide paper. Emily is a long-time member of OrigamiUSA and participant in Origami by Children. Diagrams for the Squirrel can be found in the Origami Tanteidan 3rd Convention book published by Origami House. Photo by Sok Song, color correction by Nathan Zeichner

Features

  • Performing Frog, origami and poem by Laura Kruskal
  • Origami in Poland by Meenakshi Mukerji
  • Origami in Jerusalem by Beverly Baudino
  • Diagrams or Videos? by Sara Adams
  • Elephant Hide – King of the Origami Jungle? by Ilan Garibi and Gadi Vishne
  • Starting and Running an Origami Club by Joel Stern
  • Older Folders by Larry Wood
  • Slip and Stick Constructions by Charles "doc" Santee

FROM THE HOME-OFFICE

  • Letter from the President
  • News from The Source
  • Global Events Calendar

BOOK REVIEWS

  • "Crease + Fold: Innovative Origami Projects Anyone can Make" by Sok Song, reviewed by Leyla Torres
  • "Origami Inspirations" by Meenakshi Mukerji, reviewed by Rachel Katz

Diagrams

  • Kazu’s Box designed by Kazuhito Yamanaka, diagrammed by Mari Michaelis
  • Baby Elephant by Sok Song
  • Il Nido/The Nest by Luciano Petino
  • Dimple modular with Curls by Meenakshi Mukerji

Issue 106 (Winter 2011)

32 pages
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FEATURES

  • Discovering the OrigamiUSA Holiday Tree by Kyjah Coryat
  • 2010 Christmas Tree Photos by Andrew Kribb
  • 2010 Annual Gift Contributors
  • Origami Tree "Lights" Up Hawaii's Big Island
  • "Origami", a poem by Verna Puntigan
  • One Good Fold Leads to Another, by Pamela Westby

FROM THE HOME-OFFICE

  • Letter from the President
  • In Memoriam: Phyllis Snyder by Beverly Baudino
  • News from The Source
  • Global Events Calendar

FROM OUR MEMBERS AND CONTRIBUTORS

  • Spiral Pottery, by David Shall
  • Tips and Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross
  • Making Tissue Foil, by Mark Kennedy
  • 5OSME: The High-Tech Side of Origami, by Charlene Morrow
  • Memories from Origami Argentina by Leyla Torres
  • Centerfold was Marble-ous, by Wendy Zechner
  • Therapeutic Magic, by Rosemary Browne

BOOK REVIEWS

  • "Origami Bonsai" by Benjamin Coleman, reviewed by Janet Hamilton
  • "Ornamental Origami" by Meenakshi Mukerji, reviewed by Doug Caine

DIAGRAMS

  • Spiral Pottery Series Diagram, by David Shall
  • Swan, traditional
  • Eco Car, Bus, and Truck, by Tomoko Fuse

Issue 105 (Autumn 2010)

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On Our Cover

from left to right: Dakota Keel (NY), Adrienne Sack (NY) and Tom Hull (MA) with their tower built during the Oversize Folding Event during Convention 2010. For more information and diagrams to make this model, see Issue #1 of our online magazine, The Fold, and read Tom Hull's article called "Hidden Math in Molly's Hexahedron.".

COVER PHOTO: Andrew Cribb

FROM THE 2010 ORIGAMI USA CONVENTION

  • 2010 Convention Photos
  • OrigamiUSA Conventions Then and Now, by Nathan Ascher
  • Three Decades of OrigamiUSA Convention History, by Michael Naughton
  • A Night of Oversize Foldings
  • Impressions of First-Timer, by Amelia Muller

FROM THE HOME-OFFICE

  • Letter from the President
  • In memory of Eric Joisel: Joie de Joisel, by Robert Lang
  • Origami by Children, 2010 Winners
  • OrigamiUSA Annual Meeting
  • OrigamiUSA’s Awards for 2010
  • News from The Source

FROM OUR MEMBERS

  • The Essence of Román Díaz, Interview by Jan Polish
  • Roy Iwaki, Outside the Curve, by Jeannine Mosely
  • Talking ‘Bout My Generation, by Nick Robinson

BOOK REVIEW

  • Origami Essence, by Román Díaz, reviewd by Daniel Scher

DIAGRAMS

  • Chinese Flying Crane, by Gabriel Vong
  • Northern Cardinal, by Román Díaz
  • Hiroshima Crane, by Andrew Hudson
  • Snow Cube, by Nick Robinson

Issue 104 (Spring 2010)

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On Our Cover

Mariette Kok (Netherlands) and Phyllis Weiss (NY) at the Origami Society Netherlands Convention

COVER PHOTO: John Weiss

FEATURES

  • Fabulous Folds by Gay Merrill Gross (NY)
  • Mount Holyoke College Origami Festival 2010 by Char Morrow (MA)
  • Profile of Peter Engel
  • My First Foreign Convention by Phyllis Weiss (NY)

FROM THE HOME-OFFICE

  • Letter From the President
  • Tips and Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross (NY)
  • From the Editor
  • Book Reviews by Doug Caine (NY), Mark Kennedy (PA), and Leyla Torres (VT)
  • News From The Source
  • Global Events Calendar

FROM OUR MEMBERS

  • 2010 Honolulu Festival by Deb Pun Discoe (HI)
  • Boulder Folders First Origami Festival by Barbara Gardner (CO)
  • Origami in Iran by Rachel Katz (NY)

Origami Bogota 2010, Latin American Convention by Tamara Read (NY)

DIAGRAMS

  • Card Players by Vishwas Deval (India)
  • Hippo by Anita Barbour (NY)
  • Bird Feeder by Nick Robinson (United Kingdom)
  • Cabeza de Elefante by Jaime Nino (Colombia)

Issue 103 (Winter 2010)

32 pages
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On Our Cover

Florence Temko teaching at a BOS Convention

COVER PHOTO: Robin Macey

FEATURES

  • The Origami Holiday Tree
  • Volunteers for the 2009 Holiday Tree and Annual Gift
  • The 2009 Annual Gift Contributors
  • Fabulous Florence Temko by Margaret Van Sicklen (CA)
  • Remembering FlorenceTemko by various members
  • Profile of Florence Temko by Alice Gray

FROM THE HOME-OFFICE

  • Letter From the President
  • Letter from the Founders: Lillian Oppenheimer, Alice Gray, Michael Shall
  • and Florence Temko (1979)
  • From the Editor
  • Origami By Children by Clara Onishi (NY)
  • Book Reviews by John Weiss (NY), Andrew Hudson (CA), and
  • Rob Hudson (PA)
  • News From The Source
  • Ordering Information From The Source
  • Global Events Calendar

FROM OUR MEMBERS

  • Origami with Seniors by Susan Glassgold (NY)
  • A Personal Review of PCOC 2009 by Karen Houston (CA)
  • 15th Japan Origami Academic Society (JOAS) Tanteidan Convention
  • by Eric Lan (NJ)
  • 5th Origami Tanteidan Convention by Seth Friedman (NY)
  • All You Wanted to Know About Diagramming by Rob Hudson (PA)
  • Folding Australia by Char Morrow (MA)
  • 2009 Origami Holiday Tree at Kona Airport, Hawaii by Deb Pun Discoe (HI)
  • 5th International Conference on Origami in Science, Mathematics and
  • Education by Eileen Tan (Singapore) (July 2010)
  • The Capital Area Paper Shapers in Columbus, Ohio
  • by Michael Weinstein (OH) (August 2010)
  • "Folders With Folders" in Awe of the Tree by Annette Purnell (NY)

DIAGRAMS

  • Seated Cat by Dave Brill (England)
  • Crease Pattern Corner, Dimetrodon by Tran Trung Hieu (Vietnam)
  • Baby Bird 2 by Nick Robinson (England)

Issue 102 (Summer 2009)

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On Our Cover

Special Guests: Carmen Sprung (Germany) and Dave Brill (England)

Features

  • From the OrigamiUSA Convention
    • Convention Memories by Kathy Wallace (NY)
    • My First Convention by Tiffany Wallace (NM)
    • Paper Airplane Contest by T.J. Norvell (AL)
    • Between the Folds Film Review by Mary Jane Manger (NY)
    • Minutes of the Annual Meeting by Samantha “Sam” Riviello (NY)
    • Financial Report
    • 2009 Awards by Rachel Katz (NY) and Ruthanne Bessman (WI)
    • Reality Implodes Creativity (Copyright Conference) by Ryda Rose (PA)
    • Origami as Art Therapy—Topic of a Two-Part Session at 2009 Convention by Lisa Bellan-Boyer (NY)
    • Oversize Folding Event at Convention
  • Origami Mitra by Gita Kantawala (India)
  • Profile - Jessie Seto by Alice Gray

FROM THE HOME-OFFICE

  • Letter From the President
  • Our New Administrator—Samantha “Sam” Riviello
  • From the Editor
  • My Imminent Retirement by Phyliss Meth (NY)
  • In Memoriam:
    • Ethel Axelsen by Bernice Smith (NY)
    • Vernon Isaac by Paula Parris (NY)
    • Jessie Seto by Ros Joyce (NY)
  • Book Review by Bess Detmold (MA)
  • News From The Source

From Our Members

  • Crossword Puzzle by Michael Wrenn (NY)
  • Origami Club by Wendy Schlitz (OR)
  • Dutch Origami Convention by Mariette Kok (Netherlands)
  • Five Artists, Five Years of Origami, An Exhibition Celebrating Five Years of Origami Heaven, Stony Brook, Long Island, New York

Diagrams

  • Crease Pattern Corner, Crayfish by Sipho Mabona (Switzerland)
  • Stephanie’s Star by Carmen Sprung (Germany)
  • Crazy Jack by Andrew Hudson (CA)

Issue 101 (Spring 2009)

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Cover

2009 Honolulu Festival in Hawaii with Won Park (HI), Hideaki Yoshizawa, aimee Miura (HI), and nicole Manfredi (HI). Photos: Deb Pun Discoe (HI)

Features

  • 2009 Honolulu festival by Deb Pun Discoe (HI)
  • Proile - Emily Rosenthal by Alice Gray (excerpt)
  • Origami and Sharing by Nick Robinson (United Kingdom)

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Letter from the President
    • About Our New Designer - Barbaralynn Altorfer (NY)
    • From the Editor: Letter to the Editor, New Administrator; Air + Fold
    • Origami By Children by Clara Onishi (NY)
    • Special Sessions
    • Book Reviews
      • Animales de Papel Papiroflexia by Vicente Palacios, reviewed by Ros Joyce
      • License to Fold by Nicolas Terry, reviewed by Daniel Sher
      • Origami Art by Michael LaFosse, reviewed by Marcio Noguchi
      • A Guide to Fold Dinosaurs by Hiroaki Takai, reviewed by Ros Joyce
    • If You Missed the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Museum
    • News From The Source
    • Membership Form
    • Global Events Calendar
  • From our Members
    • Folding Sunday
    • Always on Sunday by Elizabeth C. and Freddie Burgos (NY)
    • The Magic and Joy of Origami by Tamara and Madeline Read (NY)
    • Sightings by Janet Hamilton (NJ)
    • Tips & Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross (NY)

Diagrams

  • 3D Goose and 3D Duck by Nicolas Terry (France)
  • Modular Cube with Opposing Triangle Faces diagrammed by David Shall (PA)
  • Sailboat 2 by Nick Robinson (United Kingdom)
  • Two Dollar Bill Pyramid by Marc Kirschenbaum (NY)
  • Dollar Bill Windmill by Sy Chen (MD)

Issue 100 (Winter 2009)

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Cover

The changing covers of The Paper over time.

Features

  • the "Endless Star" by Gay Merrill Gross
  • The Origami Holiday Tree
  • Volunteers for the 2008 Holiday Tree and Annual Gift
  • The 2008 Annual Gift Contributors
  • Celebrating 100 issues of The Paper by Toby Schwartz
  • Along My Paper Trails by Ted Bond
  • About New York, Meyer Berger's 1958 New York Times article about Lillian Oppenheimer

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Letter from the President
    • The OrigamiUSA Website by Robert J. Lang
    • Book Review by Jean Baden-Gillette
    • News from The Source
    • Ordering Information from The Source
    • Membership Form
    • Global Events Calendar
  • From our Members
    • My Ten-year Anniversary as a Member of OrigamiUSA by Karen Houston
    • Folding in Public by Ray Takeuchi
    • My Piece of Paper by Hatsumi Yoshida
    • My First Visit to the Home-Office by Kathy Knapp
    • A Look Back at SEOF by Jonathan Baxter
    • Letter from Jerusalem by Rosaly Evnine
    • Orange County Origami Club Tree by Kay Eng
    • Twelfth Origami Convention: Cali, Colombia by Marcio Noguchi
    • An Afternoon with the Legendary Florence Temko by Meenakshi Mukerji

Diagrams

  • The Dart by Pascal Khadem
  • Ditrigonal Dodecadodecahedron by Daniel Kwan
  • PolyPost Regular Octagon by Chris K. Palmer

Issue 99 (October 2008)

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Cover

Nippon Origami Association's gift of an origami wedding gown, made of the finest Japanese paper, folded by Ms. Yoshiko Sakamoto (Japan) and modeled by Takako Oniki (Japan) (left), and Susumu Nakajima (Japan) (right), father of the artist. Photo credit: Susan Dugan

Features

  • From the OrigamiUSA Convention
    • Duck-less in New York: Adventures of a First-Timer from Britain by Dave Venables (UK)
    • Nicolas Terry on a Mission by Daniel Scher (NY)
    • Max Hulme's Madonna and Guinea Pig by Carole Ver Eecke (NY)
    • Ready! Set! Fold! Diary of a 2008 Convention Attendee by Andrew Hans (NY)
    • 2008 Awards by Rachel Katz (NY)
    • Sharing Origami as Our Goal by Judy Hall (FL)
  • In Memoriam: Saburo Kase
    • Obituary: Saburo Kase (1926-2008) by Makoto Yamaguchi from Origami Tanteidan Magazine, #109, May 2008, translated by Marcio Noguchi (NY)

Departments

  • From the Editor
    • OrigamiUSA Convention 2008; NOA President at Convention Dinner: Readers' Comments
    • Origami Hits the Stage by Delrosa Marshall (NY)
  • From the Home-Office
    • Minutes of the Annual Meeting by Rachel Langley (NY)
    • Financial Report
    • Origami By Children 2008 Winners
  • From Our Members
    • Origami Is In Creasing Over the Internet by Michael Sanders (CA)
    • Origami Versus the Long Commute by Steve Terr (NY)
    • Book Reviews by Daniel Scher (NY) and Ros Joyce (NY)
    • News from The Source
    • 2008 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • 50th Anniversary Sailboat Crown by Laura Kruskal (NJ)
  • Sailor's Hat (USA) by Max Hulme (UK)
  • Phoenix ver 2 by Max Hulme (UK)

Issue 98 (June 2008)

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Cover

OrigamiUSA’s holiday tree at the American Museum of Natural History. This year’s theme was Fantastic Creatures: Mythic and Real. Photo: Rodderick Mickens, AMNH photographer.

Features

  • An OrigamiUSA Holiday Tradition
    • Enter the Dragon!
    • Volunteers for OrigamiUSA Holiday Tree and Annual Gift
  • Origami Now! The Peabody Essex Museum by Elsa Chen (MA)
  • Why an Origami Holiday Tree? by Bess Detmold (MA)
  • Reports from PCOC/Vancouver 2007
    • Special, Unique, Successful, and Fun by Kay Eng (NY)
    • Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, Canada by Nigel Pottle (Canada)
    • Folding and Fun with the Experts by Seth Friedman (NY)
  • Folding Australia 2 by Jonathan Baxter (New Zealand)
  • Colombian Origami Convention, Cali, Colombia by José Tomas Buitrago (Columbia)

In Memoriam: V’Ann Cornelius, 1942–2008

  • A Born Organizer by David Lister (United Kingdom)
  • A Tireless Booster by Florence Temko (CA)
  • Remembrances: Ken Fan (MA), Doug Philips (PA), Vanessa Gould (NY), Bernice Smith (NY), Robert Lang (CA), Karen Houston (CA)

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • From the Editor; What’s New; OrigamiUSA Convention 2008
  • Book Reviews by Ros Joyce (NY):
    • Animated Origami Faces by Joel Stern
    • Crear y Jugar con Papiroflexia Dinosaurios by Fernando Gilgado Gomez
  • Tips and Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross (NY)
  • New Books Added to the Lending Library by deg farrelly (AZ)
    • ORU Magazines by Deb Pun Discoe (HI)
  • News from The Source
  • 2008 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • The Gryphon by Joel Stern (CA)
  • Two-Step Bird by Lily Silva (NY)
  • Sunglass Rest by V’Ann Cornelius
  • Butterly V’Ann by Michael G. LaFosse (MA)

Issue 97 (March 2008)

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Cover

Doris Asano (AZ) at the 2007 OrigamiUSA Convention in New York City. Photo by Susan Dugan.

Features

  • Origami Heaven in 2007 by Rachel Katz (NY) and Shrikant Iyer (NY)
  • Folding Robert Lang! by Jan Polish (NY)
  • From the OrigamiUSA Convention
    • OrigamiUSA’s Awards for 2007 by Rachel Katz (NY)
    • The Magic of My First Convention by Rachel Langley (NY)
    • My New York Adventure by Jennifer Gerring (TX)
    • Welcome to New York by Anne LaVin (NH)
    • Life is Beautiful (But Tough to Transport) by Rachel Katz (NY)

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Minutes of the Annual General Meeting by Rachel Langley (NY)
    • Financial Report
    • Origami By Children 2007 Winners
    • From the Editor; In Memoriam
  • From Our Members
    • My Book Writing Experience by Meenakshi Mukerji (CA)
  • Book Reviews
    • Floral Origami Globesby Tomoko Fuse, reviewed by Maria Velazquez (NY)
    • Papercopiaby David Shall, reviewed by Marcio Noguchi (NY)
    • Marvelous Modular Origamiby Meenakshi Mukerji, reviewed by Anne LaVin (NH)
  • Sightings
  • Tips & Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross (NY)
  • News from The Source
  • 2008 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • 3-D Picture Frame by Alice Gray
  • Tato – Flower by Loes Schakel (The Netherlands)
  • Long-Necked Seed Bug by Derek McGann (TX)
  • Good Morning Sunshine by Gareth Louis (Australia)
  • Mascára by José Angel Iranzo
  • Sea Horse by Jim Adams (NY)
  • Auto Scatola (Car Box) by P. D’Auria (Italy)

Issue 96 (November 2007)

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Cover

Kitt and Mary with their four children, members of Deb Pun Discoe's origami group, "Aloha Origami!", at one of their folding meetings at the Thelma Parker Memorial Public Library in Kamuela, Hawai'i. Photo credit: Deb Pun Discoe

Features

  • Keeping America Folding: How Local Groups Keep Origami Thriving
    • Local Area Origami Groups Listing
  • OrigamiUSA Exhibits at National Arts Club
  • The Paper Transformed Exhibit by Boaz Shuval (CA)

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Memoriam: Remembering Toyoaki Kawai
    • Holiday Tree/Annual Gift News
    • OrigamiUSA Commitee Listing
  • From our Members
    • Origami Embellishes a Colorado Wedding by Tina Weintraub (NY)
  • Sightings
  • Tips & Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross (NY)
  • Book Reviews:
    • Imaginando en Papel by Manuel Sirgo
    • Minigami: Mini Origami Projects for Cards, Gifts and Decorations by Gay Merrill Gross
    • New Kusudama by Tomoko Fuse
    • The Saturdy Afternoon Public Library Origami Club Manual by Bennett Arnstein
  • News from The Source
  • 2006 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Three Dollar Flower Opus 488 by Robert J. Lang (CA)
  • Pureland Bird by Seth Friedman
  • Saguaro by Michele Chang (NJ)
  • Chess Board by Gareth Louis (Australia)

Issue 95 (April 2007)

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Cover

Yoshihide Momotani’s adorable Koala models on OrigamiUSA’s holiday tree in the American Museum of Natural History, folded by Kyoko Kondo. For more photos of the tree see page 18. The diagram for folding the Koala model begins on page 34. Photo credit: Tony Cheng.

Features

  • Origami-Math Meets Higher Education by Thomas Hull (MA)
  • Origami on the Inside by Marilyn Lewis (FL)
  • Notes from 4OSME by Robert Lang (CA)
  • 2006 Holiday Tree: Origami Safari!
    • 2006 Annual Gift Contributors
  • Rediscovering America by Roberto Gretter
    • An Interview with Roberto Gretter
    • An Interview with Paolo Bascetta
  • Storigami: “The Gift” by Shrikant Iyer (NY)
  • Master Yoshizawa’s World by Tony Cheng (NY)
  • A Guest in Nagoya by Jan Polish (NY)

Departments

  • From the Home-Office

    • Website Update: RSS Feed Available
    • OrigamiUSA Welcomes a New Administrator
    • In Memoriam: Martin David Kruskal
  • From Our Members
    • Crane Clouds by Marilyn Hall (OR)
    • Origami in Romania by Rachel Katz (NY)
    • Teaching Crowds at the Morikami Museum by Judy Hall (FL)
  • Sightings Compiled by Janet Hamilton (NJ)
  • Crease Pattern Corner by Robert J. Lang (CA) and Jason Ku (MA)
  • Tips & Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross (NY)
  • Book Reviews: Project Origami by Thomas Hull
  • News from The Source
  • 2007 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Fleximasu by Paolo Bascetta (Italy)
  • Tetramasu by Paolo Bascetta (Italy)
  • Star Flower by Roberto Gretter (Italy)
  • Genève Vase by Roberto Gretter (Italy)
  • Pram by Roberto Gretter (Italy)
  • Koala by Yoshihide Momotani (Japan)
  • Pigeon by Seth Friedman (NY)
  • Modular by Paolo Bascetta (Italy)
  • Bag by Paolo Bascetta (Italy)
  • Bunny by Marc Kirschenbaum (NY)

Issue 94 (February 2007)

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Cover

Tony Cheng (NY) concentrates on attaching his miniature models of Neal Elias's Last Waltz to a mobile at one of the Monday classes during the convention. Tony taught this classic model the day before. Photos: Susan Dugan.

Features

  • Convention 2006
  • Cooper and Yamauchi Win 2006 Awards by Rachel Katz
  • Cheng Honored as Top Volunteer by Jean Baden-Gillette
  • Convention Photo Essay Photographs by Susan Dugan and Elsa Chen
  • Minutes of the Annual General Meeting
  • Annual Financial Statement
  • Origami Jeopardy!
  • The Artists' Trading Cards Exchange by Boaz Shuval
  • A Visit with Shuzo Fujimoto by Robert J. Lang
  • Robert J. Lang's Visit with Shuzo Fujimoto by Seiji Nishikawa
  • To Dream the Impossible Diagram by Rob Hudson
  • Origami Makeover by Jan Polish
  • 2006 Origami by Children Winners

Departments

  • Crease Pattern Corner by Robert J. Lang and Jason Ku
  • Tips & Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross
  • Book Reviews: Jewish Holiday Origami by Joel Stern, reviewed by Dorothy Engleman (CA)
  • Lending Library News
  • Sightings
  • News from The Source
  • 2007 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Crowding Butterflies by Shuzo Fujimoto (Japan)
  • Dodecacalendar by Tomoko Fuse (Japan)/Sara Giarrusso (Italy)
  • Ships Passing in the Night by Herman Van Goubergen (Belgium)
  • Cat by Gilad Aharoni (Israel/MA)
  • Transforming Heart by Wensdy Whitehead (MA)
  • Star by Loes Schakel (Netherlands)
  • Dish by Loes Schakel (Netherlands)
  • Angelfish by Stephan Ansons (France)
  • Mennorode Star by Carmen Sprung (Germany)/Sara Giarrusso (Italy)
  • Pyramid (Espositore) by Pasquale D’Auria (Italy)
  • Puppy by Milada Blahova (Czech Republic)

Issue 93 (Fall/Winter 2006)

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Cover

Bluebird chick by Bernard Peyton (CA).

Features

  • Meet Your Volunteers

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Committees
    • Local and International Groups Listing
    • The Paper Welcomes a New Design Editor
  • From Our Members
    • Crease Pattern Corner by Robert Lang (CA) and Jason Ku (MA)
    • Haiku for an Origami Teacher by Sue Neff
  • Sightings
  • Fundraiser Donors
  • Tips & Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross
  • Errata
  • Book Reviews
  • News from The Source
  • 2006 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Flying Bird by Klaus-Dieter Ennen (Germany)
  • Drop Kick by Jim Adams (NY)
  • Bluebird Chick by Bernard Peyton (CA)
  • Octagonal Napkin Decoration by Laura Kruskal (NJ)

Issue 92 (Winter/Spring 2006)

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Cover

OrigamiUSA' Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History. The theme for the 2005 tree is Origami in Flight. See the article on page 4 for more details. Cover photo by Tony Cheng.

Features

  • Respect for Art by V'Ann Cornelius (CA) Guest Editor
  • The OrigamiUSA Holiday Tree by Mike Spitaleri (NJ)
  • Inside John Montroll by John Montroll (MD)
  • Origami on Display by June Sakamoto (NJ)
  • Origami Well Packed is Origami Well Received by Stephen Weiss (FL)
  • Origami by Children 2005 Winners by June Sakamoto (NJ)
  • Masters of Origami by V'Ann Cornelius (CA) Guest Editor

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Note to Members/From the Editor
    • Financials
  • From Our Members
    • Remembering Sam Batt by Toby Schwartz (NY)
    • Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Conference 2005 by Eric Bergmark (OR)
    • Sea Life Impressions in Origami by Robert and Patricia Sisler (NY)
    • Crease Pattern Corner by Robert Lang (CA) and Jason Ku (MA)
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews: Origami: The Art of Paperfolding by Gay Merrill Gross, reviewed by Karen Houston (CA); Advanced Origami by Michael LaFosse, reviewed by Jan Polish (NY)
    • Tips & Techniques: Shine-Free Folding by Gay Merrill Gross
    • Sightings
    • Membership information & Web address
    • Local Area & International Group Listings Info
    • News from The Source
    • 2006 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Diamond Shelf by V'Ann Cornelius (CA)
  • Modular Book by Rona Gurkewitz (CT)
  • Frame by V'Ann Cornelius (CA)
  • Helicopter by Gareth Louis (Australia)
  • Dromedary by John Montroll (MD)
  • Dove by Kunihiko Kasahara (Japan), modified by Gay Merrill Gross (NY)
  • Right Angle Shelf by V'Ann Cornelius
  • Wall Hook by V'Ann Cornelius
  • Wall Pocket by Betka Hradecka (Czech Republic)
  • Cardinal by Michael LaFosse (MA)
  • Plinth Notes by V'Ann Cornelius (CA)
  • Plinth Wall Shelf by V'Ann Cornelius (CA)
  • Butterfly by Federico Scalambra (Italy)
  • Long Horn Beetle by Stephan Ansons (France)

Issue 91 (2005 Volume 3)

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All kinds of faces from all sorts of places: Highlights of OrigamiUSA's Convention 2005 in New York City. Cover photos by Susan Dugan.

Features

  • 25 Years Together: A Look Back By Jan Polish (NJ), Guest Editor
  • OrigamiUSA Convention 2005
    • Photo Essay
    • An Interview with Stephen Weiss by Jan Polish (NJ)
    • An Interview with David Mitchell by Wendy Zeichner (NY)
  • OrigamiUSA Presents Awards at Annual Meeting by Rachel Katz (NY)
  • Attack of the Hermit Crabs! by Robert J. Lang (CA)
  • IN MEMORIAM: James Minoru Sakoda by David Lister (England)
    • Honoring James Minoru Sakoda by David Lister (England)
    • A Tribute to Dr. James Sakoda by Florence Temko (CA)

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • From the Editor
  • From Our Members
    • News from Local Area Groups
    • News from International Groups
    • How We Built Menger's Sponge by Jeannine Mosely (MA)
    • My Journey Into Origami by Kathleen Hong Casimir (ON)
    • Tips & Techniques
  • The Bulletin Board
    • 2005 Global Events Calendar
    • Origami By Children 2006 Announcement
    • Membership Information & Web address
    • Origami Source
    • Local-Area Group & International Listings/News Contacts

Diagrams

  • NEW! Crease Pattern Corner by Robert J. Lang (CA) & Jason Ku (MA), editors
  • Leaf Insect by Dan Robinson (PA)
  • 25th Silver Anniversary by Wensdy Whitehead (MA)
  • May Basket by James Sakoda
  • David's Star by David Mitchell (UK)
  • Simple Ladybug by Marc Kirschenbaum (NY)
  • Menger's Sponge by Jeannine Mosely (MA)

Issue 90 (2005 Volume 2)

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This wonderful dog on a doghouse was folded and designed by Stephen Weiss (FL). It will appear in OrigamiUSA's 2006 calendar - (see page 31) - what a great sneak peek. Directions for folding it are inside this issue (see page 21). Cover photo by Lynton Gardiner.

Features

  • The Lending Library by deg farrelly (AZ), Guest Editor
  • Available From the Lending Library
  • Folding Australia by Jonathan Baxter (New Zealand)
  • MEMORIUM: The Work of a Master
    • Remembering Yoshizawa-san by Peter Engel (CA)
    • A Tribute to Akira Yoshizawa by Robert J. Lang (CA)

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • From the Editor
    • Letters to the Editor
  • From Our Members
    • World's First High Frequency Modular Origami Geodesic Dome
    • New from Local Area Groups
    • News from International Groups
    • Origami Sightings
    • Tips & Techniques
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews (Available from The Source): Origami Zoo by Robert Lang and Stephen Weiss; Multimodular Origami Polyhedra: Archimedeans, Buckyballs and Duality by Rona Gurkewitz and Bennett Arnstein; Easy Origami Ornaments by Anita F. Barbour; Origami Goldfish by Ronald Koh; Origami Boxes and More! by Florence Temko
    • Book Excerpt - Learn from the Pros: Laminating Paper from Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
    • 2005 Global Events Calendar
    • Membership information & Web address
    • PCOC - Call for Origami Action Models & Toys
    • Origami Source
    • 2006 Origami Desk Calendar

Diagrams

  • Giraffe-Crane 2 by Jim Adams (NY)
  • Ship with Bird Head by Pasquale D'Auria (Italy)
  • Honey Badger by Sy Chen (MD)
  • Fire by Milada Blahova (Czech Republic)
  • Dog in a Doghouse by Stephen Weiss (FL)

Issue 89 (2005 Volume 1)

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OrigamiUSA's Publications Committee pictured in the home office of OrigamiUSA. From left to right: Nathan Zeichner (NY), Ken Shih (NY), Daniel Scher (NY), Michele Chang (NY), and Marc Kirschenbaum (NY). The Publications team are the volunteers who work to create OrigamiUSA's annual publication, The Origami Collection, as well as choosing diagrams for the PAPER. They have also produced several other OrigamiUSA publications over the years. They meet every Wednesday to test and edit diagrams, as well as lan their next publication. Cover photo by Jan Polish (NJ).

Features

  • On Volunteering by Jean Baden-Gillette (NY), Guest Editor
  • Volunteer Folders for OrigamiUSA Holiday Tree & Annual Gift
  • A Masterpiece of Many Hands by Tony Cheng (NY)
  • So How Did You Start Volunteering? by Jan Baden-Gillette (NY)
  • Teaching "First Steps" is a First Step by Wendy Zeichner (NY)

Departments

  • The Bulletin Board
    • 2005 Global Events Calendar
    • Origami Source
    • Book Review: Gorros de Papel (Paper Hats) by Joan Sallas
  • From the Home-Office
    • OrigamiUSA Committee Listing
    • From the Managing Editor
  • From Our Members
    • Origami Peace Tree Update
    • Tips & Techniques
    • Form Information - Web address
    • Origami Sightings
    • Local Area (and Canadian) Groups
    • International Groups

Diagrams

  • Eric's Lotus by Eric Bergmark
  • Angel Fish by Stephan Ansons
  • Pocket Heart by Mark Kennedy
  • Yapping Crow traditional
  • Envelope traditional
  • Pencil traditional
  • 16-Point Modular traditional
  • Scrunch Tree traditional

Issue 88 (2004 Volume 5)

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It's a Winter Wonderland. That is the theme for the 2004 origami holiday tree at the American Museum of Natural History. It was designed and decorated by Delrosa Marshall (NY) and Sok Song (NY) using over a thousand models including rookeries of penguins, herds of ibex, pods of orcas, parliaments of owls and over 300 snowflakes. Many OrigamiUSA member folded models for the tree and a full ist of those volunteers will appear in the next issue of the PAPER. Thank you to all who helped create this wonderful origami display. Cover photo by Lynton Gardiner

Features

  • A Tree Keeps Growing by June Sakamoto
  • Photo Essay: Building a Tree by Delrosa Marshall
  • Memorial: Remembering Philip Shen by David Chan & Wendy Zeichner
  • Recollections from My Journey to Japan by Jonathan Baxter

Departments

  • From Our Members
    • News from Local Area Groups
    • News from Members
  • The Bulletin Board
    • OrigamiUSA Commitee Listing
    • Tips & Techniques
    • Origami Sightings
    • 2005 Global Events Calendar
    • From the Managing Editor
    • Book Review: Dollar Bill Origami by John Montroll, reviewed by Andrew Hans
  • Winner of Annual Gift Contest Announced

Diagrams

  • Eagle by Jim Adams
  • Israeli Flag by Jason Ku
  • Fish Lips compiled from various folders
  • Penguin by Wendy Zeichner
  • Snowflake by Joseph Wu
  • Wolf by Nathan Zeichner
  • Sailboat by James Troutman
  • Table Racer by Charles Esseltine
  • Sword by Charles Esseltine
  • Heart or Tulip Bowl by Philip Shen
  • Star by Philip Shen
  • 8-pointed Star by Philip Shen
  • 10-pointed Star by Philip Shen

Issue 87 (2004 Volume 4)

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As you can see, a talented and artistic group of paperfolders turned out to attend OrigamiUSA's Annual Convention at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. More about the Convention can be seen throughout this issue. Photos by Susan Dugan (SC) of Flora & Fauna Fotos.

Features

  • A Bone to Pick by Robert Lang (CA)
  • OrigamiUSA Annual Report 2004
    • Highlights of the Annual Meeting
    • Statement of Financial Position
    • Election Results
  • OrigamiUSA Convention 2004
    • And the Winner Is... by Rachel Katz (NY) & Wendy Zeichner (NY)
    • Sharing A Love of All Things Origami
    • A Convention Thank You by P. Mulatinho and S. Schroder (Germany)
    • Overheard at Convention
    • Third Annual COET by Jan Polish (NJ)
    • Photo Gallery by Susan Dugan (SC) Flora & Fauna Fotos
  • Origami By Children 2004 Winners
  • Architecture Among the Cherry Blossoms by Mae Dean Erb (OK)

Departments

  • From Our Members
    • New from Local Area Groups compiled by Lori Gregory WA)
    • International Group News compiled by Tricia Tait (NY)
    • From the Editor
    • OrigamiUSA Committee Listing
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Origami Sightings compiled by Janet Hamilton (NJ)
    • Tips & Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross (NY)
    • Editorial Corrections
  • The Origami Source by Phyliss Meth (NY)
  • 2004 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Carnation for Erica by Russell Sutherland (TX)
  • Pyramid by Paulo Mulatinho (Germany)
  • Coffee Mug by David Shall (PA) - continued from last issue
  • Little Bat by Charles Esseltine (CA)
  • Puerto Rican Parrot by Axel Serrant (Puerto Rico)
  • Arrow by Paulo Mulatinho (Germany)

Issue 86 (2004 Volume 3)

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Cleaning out the archives brought good friends together. We found a treasure trove of photos, diagrams, books, papers and models. As we sorted through the archives at the home office, we reminisced about the past and shared fond memories. Photos by Wendy Zeichner and from OrigamiUSA archives.

Features

  • Delving into the OrigamiUSA Archives by Robert J. Lang (CA), Guest Editor
    • Eductaion by Development by Friedrich Froebel
    • Sorting Through the Archives: A Photo Feature
    • Gallery of Notables: A Photo Feature
    • Fred Rohm's Star of David Moneyfold
    • Model Classics from teh Archives: A Photo Feature

Departments

  • From Our Members
    • Paper Cranes on the Island of Peace by Eugene Craig Campbell (South Korea)
    • News from Local Area Groups compiled by Lori Gregory (WA)
    • The Israeli Origami Convention Fosters Peace by Haggit Shalev (NY)
    • Promoting Peace: Insraeli Origami Center Receives Grant from Japanese Foreign Ministry by Miri Golan and Paul Jackson (Israel)
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Origami Sightings compiled by Janet Hamilton (NJ)
  • 2004 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Curious Cat by Alice Gray
  • Mug by David Shall
  • Shining Alice by Michael Shall, diagrammed by Atsushi Tajiri
  • The Rooster by Florence Temko, diagrammed by Marc Kirschenbaum
  • Veil-Tailed Goldfish by Sam Randlett
  • The Star of David Moneyfold by Fred Rohm, diagrammed by Tony Cheng

Issue 85 (2004 Volume 2)

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At 22 years old, Erik Demaine is the youngest recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a prestigious grant honoring excellence. This briliant and precocious young man - who earned a Ph.D. by the age of 20, and is one of the youngest faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - is an avid paperfolder, proving once again that science and art really DO mix. Get the full story on page 4. Photo by Tom Hull.

Features

  • Paperfolder Receives MacArthur "Genius" Grant
  • Photo Essay - Math and Origami: Perfect Together
  • OrigamiUSA Remembers Yasuhiro Sano and Thoki Yenn

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Farewell Steve! Welcome, Joy!
    • Lending Library Reopens
  • Origami News
    • Annual Gift Competition Announced
    • 2004 International Peace Tree
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Review compiled by Gay Merrill Gross: Origami Design Secrets by Robert J. Lang, reviewed by Tim Gillam (NY)
  • 2004 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Toilet Paper Roll Gift Box by Mike Jamieson
  • Star-Triangle-Star by Sy Chen
  • Chess Board (Modular) by Marc Kirschenbaum
  • Bouncy Unit by Thomas Hull
  • Origami Klein Bottle by Robert J. Lang
  • Reindeer by Marc Kirschenbaum

Issue 84 (2004 Volume 1)

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Sunny California is the backdrop for our cover, but it was also the backdrop for the 2003 Pacific Coast Origami Convention. Inset are pictures of our three top stories: the PCOC Convention, the exhibit Origami Masterworks at the Mingei International Museum, and the OrigamiUSA Holiday Tree and Annual Gift. Photos by Anthony Scoggins and Delrosa Marshall.

Features

  • 2003 OrigamiUSA Holiday Tree and Annual Gift
  • Pacific Coast Origami Convention 2003: California Dreamin'
  • Origami Masterworks at the Mingei International Museum

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Meet the Board: MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson
  • From Our Members
    • New from Local-Area Groups compiled by Lori Gregory
    • Tips & Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross
    • OrigamiUSA Committee Listing
  • Local-Area OrigamiUSA Groups compiled by Lori Gregory
  • International Groups compiled by Tricia Tait
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews compiled by Gay Merrill Gross:
    • The Origami Source
    • 2004 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Happy Fish - Winner of the OrigamiUSA Annual Gift Competition by Tanja Pevner, diagrammed by Marc Kirschenbaum
  • OrigamiUSA Logo Boat traditional, diagrammed by Atsushi Tajiri
  • Lobster by Marc Kirschenbaum, diagrammed by Marc Kirschenbaum
  • Flower and Stem traditional, diagrammed by Marc Kirschenbaum

Issue 83 (2003 Volume 5)

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Jeremy Shafer (CA) is known the world over as an expert folder and patient teacher, but this world traveler, juggler, dancer, and performer recently put his quick-thinking skills to the test in an origami challenge like no other! (Story on page 4.) Photo by Susan Dugan (SC).

Features

  • Origami Survivor: Japan by Jeremy Shafer
  • Ah Yes, We Remember It Well A Photo Essay: Glimpses of Convention 2003's Model Exhibition
  • A Wedding Story by Kathy Meyer

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • How I Got Started on Origami by Wendy Zeichner
  • Local-Area OrigamiUSA Groups compiled by Lori Gregory
  • International Groups compiled by Tricia Tait
  • From Our Members
    • News From Local-Area Groups: Arkansas, Massachusetts compiled by Lori Gregory
    • Tips & Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross
    • International News compiled by Tricia Tait
    • Memorial: Remembering Erica Knopper by Wendy Zeichner
    • Slaying the Dragon by Shivaram Narayanan
  • The Bulletin Board
    • OrigamiUSA Commitee Listing
    • Book & CD Reviews:
      • Crease Lightening by Mark Bolitho; reviewed by Vishakha Apte (NY)
      • Origami Land CD-Rom by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov; reviewed by Rachel Katz (NY)
    • The Origami Source
    • 2003/2004 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • 3-D Ghost Monk by Nicolas Terry
  • Brachiosaurus by Hiroaki Takai

Issue 82 (2003 Volume 4)

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Almost 600 members from around the world attended OrigamiUSA Convention 2003. Everyone went home a winner, but some actually had prizes to boast as well. Annette Purnell (NY) exclaimed, "Look what I won at the raffle in the Gold Mine!" Photo by Susan Dugan (SC)

Features

  • 2003 Convention Highlights and Photo Galleries by V'Ann Cornelius
  • 2002/2003 Annual Meeting Report compiled by Steve Lavoie
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by Jan Polish

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • A New Paper Route by Wendy Zeichner
    • Accolades for OrigamiUSA Volunteer/A Job Well Done
  • From Our Members
    • Behind the Scenes: Pre-Convention PCP Great Success by June Sakamoto
    • News From Local-Area Groups compiled by Lori Gregory
    • International News and Activities
    • OrigamiUSA Commitee Listing
  • Local-Area OrigamiUSA Groups
  • International Groups
  • The Bulletin Board
    • CD Review
      • Boxes Collection I by Chris Palmer; reviewed by Daniel Sher
      • Flowers Collection I by Chris Palmer; reviewed by Daniel Sher
      • Polypouches Collection I by Chris Palmer; reviewed by Daniel Sher
    • The Origami Source
    • 2003/2004 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • 8-piece Mette-Bascetta by Michael LaFosse
  • 12-piece Mette-Bascetta by Michael LaFosse
  • Wingate Wheel by Christine Clement
  • Santiago-Gyuryu (Santiago Ring) by Mette Pederson, Paolo Bascetta, Pasquale D'Auria, and Peter Budai

Issue 81 (2003 Volume 3)

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Chaim Metzger of Teaneck, New Jersey (photographed at OrigamiUSA's 2002 Convention) embodies the excitement and spirit of the young people who are hooked on origami both as a hobby and as an art form. Young Chaim, and thousands like him around the world, are the future of OrigamiUSA. In this issue, we salute some of the notable young creators and folders with the announcement of the winners of Origami By Children 2003. Photo by Susan Dugan (SC).

Features

  • Origami By Children 2003 Competition Results by Delrosa Marshall
  • Origami By Children 2003 Photo Gallery by Gary Sakamoto and Kay Eng

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Annual Gift Model Competition
  • From Our Members
    • Featured Special Event - PCOC Convention 2003 in San Diego
    • OrigamiUSA Committee Listing
    • News From Local-Area Groups compiled by Lori Gregory
    • Tips & Techniques - compiled by Gay Merrill Gross
    • International News - Costa Rica, Spain, and Japan
  • Local-Area OrigamiUSA Groups
  • International Groups
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews - Gay Merrill Gross, editor:
      • Tanoshii (Fun) Origami Dollhouse by Makoto Yamaguchi; reviewed by Anne LaVin (NH)
      • Kusudama: Ball Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
    • The Origami Source
    • 2003 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Koala (Phascolarctos Cinereus) by Robert Muro
  • Dollar Bill Shirt with Tie by Stefan Delecat
  • Dollar Bill Pants by Michael Brunelle

Issue 80 (2003 Volume 2)

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For three decades, our holiday tree decorated with folded ornaments has marked the beginning of the holiday at the American Museum of Natural History. This season's theme: the healing and rebirth of New York CIty after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Four colorful garlands of over 3,000 flowers mixed with hundreds of animals, insects and dinosaurs adorn the 14-foot tree. Photo by Delrosa Marshall (NY).

Features

  • Meet Cyril Tessier by Michael Naughton
  • Origami by Children 2002 Winners by June Sakamoto
  • 2002 OrigamiUSA Holiday Tree by June Sakamoto, Delrosa Marshall, and Kay Eng
  • Annual Gift 2002

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Find the Latest and The Greatest Online
    • A Cure for the Common "Fold" by Kathy Meyer
  • From Our Members
    • News From Local-Area Groups compiled by Lori Gregory
    • Member Stories
    • OrigamiUSA Committee Listing
    • Origami Sightings - On the Radio compiled by Janet Hamilton
    • Tips & Techniques compiled by Gay Merrill Gross
    • International News - Colombia by Jose Tomas Buitrago and Elizabeth Montoya
  • Local-Area OrigamiUSA Groups
  • International Groups
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews:
      • Origami to Astonish and Amuse by Jeremy Shafer; reviewed by Gay Merrill Gross (NY)
      • Oribana Delight: Paper Flowers and Vases by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov; reviewed by Kathy Meyer (WI)
      • Home Decorating with Origami by Tomoko Fuse; reviewed by Joyce Saler (MA)
    • 2003 Global Events Calendar
    • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Rubber Ducky by Jeremy Shafer
  • Rat by Vicente Palacios
  • Bird Bookmark by Pasquale D'Auria

Issue 79 (2003 Volume 1)

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Mariposa Delight! One of the many "wearable" origami fashions created at Convention 2002 held last summer in New York City. See more photos on page 16. Photo by Susan Dugan (SC)

Features

  • Beholding Money Folding by Kathy Meyer
  • Peace Cranes from Around the World by Kay Eng

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Second Annual Teacher of the Year Award
    • Origami By Children Competition Change
  • From Our Members
    • News From Local-Area Groups compiled by Lori Gregory
    • Member Stories
    • Memorials
    • OrigamiUSA Committee Listing
    • Origami Sightings - Sports compiled by Janet Hamilton
    • The Best of Mountains and Valleys by Jean-Paul Latil
    • Folder Confessions/Origami Addict Quiz by Kathy Meyer
    • Tips & Techniques compiled by Gay Merrill Gross
  • Local-Area OrigamiUSA Groups
  • International Groups
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews - Gay Merrill Gross, editor:
      • Origami Chic by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov; reviewed by Toby Schwartz
      • Bugs and Birds in Origami by John Montroll; reviewed by Jim Weir (NY)
    • The Origami Source
    • 2003 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Logo Boat/Box by Rachel Katz
  • Cheshire Kit-Kat by Carol Tams
  • Dachshund by Jim Adams

Issue 78 (2002 Volume 2)

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At Convention 2002 Leyla Torres (VT) taught a Santa puppet she created by painting part of her hand and adding an origami hat and boots. (Feature photo essays on pages 8-10.) Photo by Susan Dugan.

Features

  • Photo Essay: American the Beautiful: Convention Pride
  • Convention 2002 Highlights
  • Photo Essay: Convention Gallery
  • Photo Essay: Convention Faces
  • Annual Collection by Marc Kirschenbaum
  • Do You Speak Origami? by Gay Merrill Gross and Nick Robinson

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Passing the Torch by Jean Baden-Gillette
    • OrigamiUSA's New Board of Directors
    • OrigamiUSA Committee Listing
  • From Our Members
    • Regional Group News compiled by Lori Gregory
    • International Group News compiled by Tricia Tait
    • Member Stories
    • Tips & Techniques compiled by Gay Merrill Gross
    • Origami Sightings compiled by Janet Hamilton
  • Regional Groups Listing
  • International Groups Listing
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews - Gay Merrill Gross, editor:
      • Dollar Bill Animals in Origami: The National Origami Treasury by John Montroll; reviewed by Deborah Pun (NY)
      • Origami: The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech; reviewed by Elsa Chen (MA)
    • The Origami Source
    • 2002-2003 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Hanging Pocket by Mette Pederson (NC)
  • Dragon by John Szinger (NY)

Issue 77 (2002 Volume 1)

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As a steadfast sign of support, a bundle of origami cranes are hung outside of NYC's Fire Departments, along side the American flag and a poster depicting a guardian angel. Together, three symbols of pride, hope and peace. (Feature photo essay on page 6.) Photo by Tony Cheng.

Features

  • OrigamiUSA Holiday Tree and Annual Gift 2001
  • Photo Essay - A Thousand Cranes for New York
  • Origami: The International Language by Eunice and Bob Stack
  • The Fine Art of Origami by Koshiro Hatori

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • 3OSME Proceedings Book Coming Soon
  • Dear Origami USA
  • OrigamiUSA Committee Listing
  • From Our Members
    • International Group News compiled by Tricia Tait
    • Regional Group News compiled by Lori Gregory
    • Tips & Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross
  • Regional Group Listing
  • International Groups Listing
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews - Gay Merrill Gross, editor:
      • Origami Wreaths and Rings by David Petty; reviewed by Christine Cheung (NJ)
      • Paper Crystals by David Mitchell; reviewed by Faye Goldman (PA)
    • The Origami Source
    • 2002-20203 Global Events Calendar

Diagrams

  • Flower Form by Nick Robinson (England)
  • A Chinese Fishing Boat by Janson Chow (China)
  • JET by Stephen Ansons (France)

Issue 76 (Vol. 4)

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Children in Shanghai model origami fashions, part of program where origami is acting as a bridge between schools and the community. (Feature article begins on page 14.) Photo courtesy of Jinni Xu.

Features

  • Teaching Origami Through 4H by Kathy Meyer
  • An Experiment by Schuyler Duveen
  • Origami at Public School Tian-Lin, Shanghai by Jinni Xu

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
  • Mountains & Valleys Cartoons by Jean-Paul Latil
  • From Our Members
    • International & Regional Group News
    • Origami Resources by Gay Merrill Gross
    • In Memorium - Lillian Rothenberg and Jean-Paul Latil
  • Regional Groups Listing
  • International Groups Listing
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Review
      • Star Trek: Paper Universe by Andrew Pang
    • OrigamiUSA Committee Listing
    • 2002 Global Events Calendar
    • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • 4H Clover by Kathy Meyer (WI)
  • Candlestick by Schuyler Duveen (NY)
  • $ Cormorant by Cy Tessier (MA)

Issue 75 (Vol. 3)

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Anne LaVin (MA) sports one of Vincent Floderer's (France) creations. Sea sponge, or French Bonnet? You decide. Managing Editor, Debra Nelson-Hogan caught up with Floderer and his unique art forms at Convention 2001. Learn more in her exclusive interview. (See feature on page 10.) Photo by Susan Dugan (SC).

Features

  • My First Convention by Dee Lynch
  • Convention Highlights
  • Convention Gallery
  • Vincent Floderer Champions the Champignon by Debra Nelson-Hogan

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
  • From Our Members
    • News, Thanks and Memorials
    • Tips & Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross
    • 2001/2002 Global Events Calendar
    • Bios of New Board Members
    • International News
    • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Regional Groups Listing
  • International Groups Listing
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Review
      • The Guide to Hawaiian Style Origami by Judi Fukimoto
    • OrigamiUSA Committee Listing
    • The Origami Source
  • 2001 Election Results by Jean Baden-Gillette

Diagrams

  • Swan by Klaus-Dieter Ennen (Germany)
  • Dancing Penguin by Michele Chang (NY)
  • Emergency Key by Ted Darwin (England)
  • Papercutter by Jeremy Shafer (California)

Issue 74 (Vol. 2)

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Scientific Minds at play. Dr. Karl Schaffer demonstrates the string polyhedra drance at the 3rd International Conference on Origami, Science, Math and Education, held in Pacific Grove California. Photo by Marcia K. Mau

Features

  • Origami in Science, Math, and Education Conference by Debra Nelson-Hogan
  • Folding Proportions V by Robert Lang

Departments

  • Publication Corner
    • Tips & Techniques by Gay Merrill Gross
  • From Our Members
    • Regional Group News
    • New Groups!
    • Crossword Puzzle
    • Regional Groups Listing
  • The Global Connection
    • International Exhibitions & Conferences
    • International Groups Profiled
    • International Groups Listing
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews
      • Play with Paper, Origami Without Borders by Peter Budai
      • Seres de Ficcion: El Lado Oscuro de la Papiroflexia (Fictional Beings: The Dark Side of Paper Folding) by Mario Adrados Netto and J. Anibal Voyer Inieta
    • OrigamiUSA Committee Listing
    • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Mortarboard by Florence Temko (California)
  • Seal by Cheng Chit Leong (Singapore)

Issue 73 (Vol. 1)

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Sara Giarusso, organizer extraordinaire of Centr Diffusione Origami 2000 explains how Milan's famous cathedral is actually folded from one piece of paper. (Photo and "tall story" by Jonathan Baxter)

Features

  • Amorigami by Jonathan Baxter
  • Folding Proportions IV by Robert Lang

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Belated but Heartfelt Thanks by June Sakamoto
    • Convention 2001 Reminder
  • From our Members
    • Member and Regional Group News
    • Origami Sightings - Historic Events compiled by Janet Hamilton
    • Regional Groups Listing
  • International Groups Listing
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews
      • Origami Insects I by Fumiaki Kawahata and Seiji Nishikawa
      • Mette Units 5 by Mette Pederson
    • 2001 Calendar of Origami Events
    • OUSA Committee Listing
    • The Origami Source
  • Call for Entries - 2001 Origami by Children

Diagrams

  • E-mail by Sy Chen (Maryland)
  • Moon Lander by Kim Best (Utah)
  • Howling Coyote by deg farrelly (Arizona)

Issue 72 (December 2000)

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Origami for a Peaceable Kingdom - over 1,000 Dinosaurs, insects, mammals, reptiles, birds, flowers, jellyfish and more adorn the Origami Holiday Tree at The American Museum of Natural History, NYC. OrigamiUSA has presented this gift annually since 1972. (Photo by Vyda G. Liaugaudas)

Features

  • Annual Gift 2000 by Linharda Balinsky
  • Origami by Children Collection 2000 by Linharda Balinsky
  • Folding Proportions III by Robert Lang

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
    • Welcome Steve! New Office Administrator Hired
    • OrigamiUSA Election Results by Jean Baden-Gillette
  • News from Members
    • Membership News
    • Origami Sightings - Gift Giving Ideas compiled by Janet Hamilton
    • Regional Group News
    • Regional Groups Listing
    • International Groups Listing
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews
      • Modular Origami Polyhedra by Lewis Simon, Bennett Arnstein, and Rona Gurkewitz
      • 100 Oriland Origami Originals, Skeletons Team, Oribana by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov
      • Origami for Everyone 2 by Ranana Benjamin and Susann Kricskovics
    • OUSA Committee Listing
    • The Origami Source
  • International Meeting of Origami, Science, Math and Education

Diagrams

  • Duck by Michele Chang (NY)
  • Coniglio (Rabbit) by P. D'Auria (Italy)

Issue 71 (October 2000)

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An Eager young folder demonstrates that concentration is key. As we look to a new millennium, educating the next generation of folders and inspiring a new age of model creators will be the legacy of OrigamiUSA'a convention and folding sessions. (Photo by Susan Dugan)

Correction: On last issue's cover, John Montroll's mouse - not Jim Cowling's $armadillo - ws perched on Wendy Weiss' nose.

Features

  • Southestern Origami Convention 2000 by Russel Sutherland and Kathleen Meyer
  • "Rectangle to Star - A Dream Come True" A Story to Tell While Folding A Chinese Star by Brenda J. Newman
  • Folding Proportions II by Robert Lang

Departments

  • News from Members
    • Membership News
    • Origami Sighting in Education compiled by Janet Hamilton
    • Regional Group News - New Registration Form for Groups!
    • Regional Groups Listing
  • International Group News
    • "Hungary for Experience" International Origami Convention of Hungary by Tricia Tait
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews
      • Golden Venture Origami; Spread Your Wings and Fly by Mary Chloe Schookcraft Saunders
    • The Origami Source
    • OUSA Committee Listing

Diagrams

  • Tripodricorous by Tess Perrin (New Jersey)
  • Fox by David Chan (Hong Kong)

Issue 70 (August 2000)

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Wendy Weiss (MA) discovers that OrigamiUSA's Annual Convention is one big balancing act. On her nose is the $Armadillo by Jim Cowling. (Photo by Susan Dugan)

Features

  • A Look at OrigamiUSA's Convention 2000
    • "Convention Class Strategies" by Janet Hamilton
    • "OrigamiUSA Convention 2000" by Doug Philips
    • "Origami and Incarceration" by Mike Kanarek
    • "Paper Airplanes Soar to New Heights" by Jonathan Baxter
  • Folding Proportions by Robert Lang

Departments

  • News from Members
    • "Pack That Bag and Head to Carolina" by Jonathan Baxter
    • Regional Group News
    • Regional Groups Listing
  • International Group News
    • "Origami World Atlas" Moscow's First International Origami Exhibition by Nina Ostrun
    • International Groups Listing
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews
      • Origamido Masterworks of Paper Folding by Michael LaFosse
      • Paper in Harmony by Marc Kirschenbaum
    • OrigmiUSA Committee Listing
    • The Origami Source
    • Calendar

Diagrams

  • Tato Star by Loes Schakel, digrams by Kees Schakel (Holland)
  • Ginomo (Gnome) by Javier Caboblanco (Spain)

Issue 69 (June 2000)

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Pairs of origami animals, including 10-foot giraffes, take center stage as part of the cast of Piedmont Players Theatre's (NC) musical production of CHILDREN OF EDEN. Here, Noah and his family embark on an incredible journey - see page 8. (Photo courtesy of Piedmont Players)

Features

  • "Can I have 1,000 Cranes by Monday?" Marketing Your Origami Services by Vicky Mihara Avery
  • Same Method, New Medium by Lane Allen
  • Origami Eden by Jonathan Baxter
  • From the Other Side of the Pond by Rick Beech

Departments

  • Origami Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • News from Members
    • Membership News
    • Memorials
    • Regional Group News
    • Origami Sightings
    • Regional Groups Listing
    • International Groups Listing
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Review
      • Safari Origami by Lionel Albertino
    • OrigamiUSA Committee Listing
    • The Origami Source
    • Calendar

Diagrams

  • Dollar Bill $tar$hip by Perry Bailey

Issue 68 (April 2000)

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Thomas Hull proudly displays one of his complex and colorful geometric origami formations. Mr. Hull is featured in this Science and Math issie with an article on map folding (beginning on page four) and a featured diagram on page nine. (Photo by Michael Salerno)

Features

  • In Search of a Practical Map Fold by Thomas Hull
  • Folding Skeletons by Erik D. Demaine and Martin L. Demaine

Departments

  • News from Members
    • Membership News
    • Report from the Pacific Coast Origami Conference
    • Origami Sightings
  • International Group News
    • Singapore and Hungary
  • Origami Crossword Puzzle
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Review
      • Bringing Origami to Life by John Montroll
    • Calendar
    • The Origami Source
    • OrigamiUSA Committee Listing
    • OrigamiUSA Convention Update

Diagrams

  • A Method To His Mathematics by Thomas Hull
  • The Super Cootie Catcher! by Thomas Hull
  • Tato Flower by Loes Schakel

Issue 67 (Februrary 2000)

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Michael LaFosse practices the art and craft of papermaking. This teacher, folder and owner of Origamido Studio is profiled, beginning on page four. (Photo by Richard Alexander)

Features

  • Profile: Michael LaFosse
    • Origami: Art or Craft? by Jan Polish
  • The Celestial Fine Art of Origami by Jonathan Baxter

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
  • In Memorium - Remembering Paul Kreuger
  • News from Members
    • Parle-Lei Origami? by Tricia Tait
    • Origami Sightings
    • Membership News
    • Affiliate Group News
  • International Group News
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Book Reviews
      • Unfolding Mathematics with Unit Origami by Betsy Franco
    • Solution to Crossword Puzzle - Issue 66
    • The Origami Source
    • OUSA Committee Listing
    • Calendar

Diagrams

  • My Heart Springeth with Joy by Laura Kruskal
  • Photocube by P. D'Auria

Issue 66 (Winter 1999)

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Emily, Brian and Daniel Kwan are a family of folders and 1999 Origami by Children winners. Perhaps teh caption should read: "The family that folds together - holds together." (Photo by Corinne McSpedon)

Features

  • Origami by Children 1999
  • OBC Winners
  • Profile: Marc Kirschenbaum - 20 Years Later, An OBC Winner Looks Back
  • Oriland: In Search of the Lost Diagrams

Departments

  • From the Home-Office:
    • Call for Nominations
    • Japanese Intern/OUSA Committees/Folding Sessions
  • News from Members
    • Membership News
    • ORCA 1999 Report
    • Affiliate Group News
    • Folder's Profile
    • An Impossible Dream
    • Origami Sightings
    • Crossword Puzzle
  • International Group News
  • The Bulletin Board:
    • Book Reviews
      • Folding Money Fooling by Robert E. Neale
      • Fold-and-Fly Paper Airplanes by Franco Pavarin and Luciano Spaggier
      • Origami Flowers by James Minoru Sakoda
    • The Origami Source
    • Calendar of Events

Diagrams

  • Pencil by Marc Kirschenbaum
  • Lindberg's Spirit of St. Louis by Aaron Einbond

Issue 65 (Fall 1999)

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When you see the proud face of young Dan Deibler (PA) and his Cerceda macaw - as taught by Brad Arter (NY) - there is no disputing the joy of origami that could be found at OrigamiUSA's Convention '99 in New York City. (Photo by Susan Dugan)

Features

  • Convention '99 Highlights/Exhibition/Happenings
  • Convention Competitions
  • Les Rencontres de Mai 1999

Departments

  • From the Home-Office:
    • Annual Meeting: Mission for the New Millenium
  • News from Members:
    • Membership News
    • Remembering Toshie Takahama
    • Affiliate Group News
    • Origami Sightings
  • NEW!! Techniques
  • International Group News
  • The Bulletin Board:
    • Book Reviews
      • Mette Units 3, Mette Units 4 - Rings by Mette Pederson
      • Paper Art: The Art of Sculpting with Paper by Michael LaFosse
      • Origami: The Secret Life of Paper by Robert Lang and Peter Engel
      • Roses, Origami and Mathematics by Toshikazu Kawasaki
    • Book Exchange
  • The Origami Source
  • Calendar

Diagrams

  • Rabbit and Top Hat by Edwin Corrie
  • Robot Tresde by Javier Caboblanco

Issue 64 (Winter/Spring 1998/1999)

36 pages
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Photo: 1998 Annual Tree. Photo by Kay Eng; Origami as tradeshow display.

Features

  • The Annual Gift '98
  • The Corporate World Meets the World of Folding
  • Origami by Children

Departments

  • News from the Home-Office
  • In Lillian's Time
  • News from Members
  • International Group News
  • The Bulletin Board:
  • Book Reviews/OBC
    • Russian Origami by Sergei Afonkin and Tom Hull
    • Teach Yourself Origami by John Montroll
  • Conference/Calendar
  • Book Exchange/Misc.
  • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Tudorosie by Jeff Beynon
  • Veliero by Daniel Derudas
  • Diplodocos by Javier Caboblanco
  • Eastern Dragon by Joseph Wu
  • Pureland T-Rex by Marc Kirschenbaum

Issue 63 (Fall 1998

32 pages
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Cover

Photo: Novelty Competition at Convention '98

Features

  • Anatomy of a Convention
  • Ramblings from Origami Convention '98
  • Convention Highlights

Departments

  • News from the Home-Office
  • News from Members:
    • Membership News
    • Origami Sightings
  • International Group News
  • The Bulletin Board:
    • Books! Books! Books!
      • Quick and Easy Paper Planes That Really Fly by Paul Jackson
      • Awesome Origami Vol 1 & 2 compiled and diagrammed by J.C. Nolan
    • Calendar
    • Book Exchange
    • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Pleasure Boat by Ted Darwin
  • Rat by Pasquale D'Auria

Issue 62 (Summer 1998)

28 pages
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Cover

Photo: Sailboat by Gerard Ty Sovann. Photo by Jonathan Baxter

Features

  • An American in Paris
  • The First Pacific Coast Origami Conference

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
  • News from Members
    • Membership News
    • Origami Sightings
    • Folder's Profile
    • Affiliate Group News
  • International Group News
  • The Bulletin Board:
    • Books! Books! Books!
      • Modern Origami by James Sakoda
    • Calendar
    • Book Exchange
    • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Duck by Stephen Ansons
  • Snail by Simon Burchill

Issue 61 (Winter/Spring 1998)

36 pages
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Cover

Photo: 1997 Holiday Tree

Features

  • The Annual Gift '97
  • Origami: An Iterative Process

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
  • News from Members
    • Affiliate Group News
  • Intenational Group News
    • BOS Convention
  • The Bulletin Board:
    • Books! Books! Books!
      • Origami in Action by Robert T. Lang
      • Magical Alphabets and Numerals by Taichiro Hasegawa
      • The Realm of Paper by Peter Budai
    • Book Exchange
    • Calendar
    • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Fire Lizard by Perry Bailey
  • 1997 Convention Crown by Laura Kruskal
  • Chess Board by Marc Kirschenbaum

Issue 60 (Fall 1997)

28 pages
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Cover

Photo: Convention goers line up for ticketing. Image: Convention '97 artwork.

Features

  • The Universal Language
  • The Exhibition
  • Matters of Business
  • Notes and Letters
  • International Visitors
  • Events and Contests

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
  • News from Members
    • Affiliate Group News
  • Intenational Group News
    • International Mail and E-mail
  • The Bulletin Board:
  • Book Exchange
    • Books! Books! Books!
      • Fantastic Origami: The Treasure Island by Yoshihide Momotni
      • Mette Units by Mette Pederson
    • Calendar
    • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Cofre (Coffer) by Vicente Palacios
  • Bird on a Heart with Stand by Marcia Joy Miller
  • Automatic Box by Vincent Floderer

Issue 59 (Summer 1997)

28 pages
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Cover

Photo: Robert Lang

Features

  • An Interview with Robert Lang
  • The Road Taken
  • Origami Connections

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
  • News from Members:
    • Affiliate Group News
    • Membership News
    • Folder's Profile
    • Origami Sightings
  • International Group News
  • The Bulletin Board:
    • Book Exchange
    • Books! Books! Books!
      • Spirals II by Tomoko Fuse
      • Dinosaur Origami 2 by Fumiaki Kawahata
      • Origami of Four Seasons by Toshie Takahama
    • Calendar
    • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Modular Star by Zsuzsanna Kricskovics
  • Table Clock by Pasquale D'Auria
  • Mom Crane and Baby by Sy Chen

Issue 58 (Spring 1997)

28 pages
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Cover

Photos: Alfredo Giunta; 1996 Holiday Tree

Features

  • An Interview with Alfredo Giunta
  • 1996 Holiday Tree
  • Remembering Issei Yoshino

Departments

  • From the Home-Office

    • Annual Gift: Okavango
    • Holiday Volunteers
    • 1997 Origami by Children
  • News from Members
    • Affiliate Group News
    • Membership News
    • Folder's Profile
  • International Group News
  • The Bulletin Board:
    • Books! Books! Books!

      • Neat Origami Objects by Tomoko Fuse
      • Mythological Creatures and the Chinese Zodiac in Origami by John Montroll
      • Papiroflexia Facil by Vicente Palacios
    • Calendar
    • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Flapping Bird by Julia Einbond
  • Bug with Antennae by Bob Voelker

Issue 57 (Winter 1996)

28 pages
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Cover

Photo: David Brill.

Features

  • David Brill Interview by Jan Polish
  • Origami and The Internet by Charles Knuffke
  • Wet-folding by Nick Robinson
  • Top Web Sites for Origami by Charles Knuffke
  • Origami By Design: Suggestions on how to score an origami competition
  • How Origami Changed My Life by Terry Rioux

Departments

  • From the Home-Office

    • Orgnanizational Commitees
    • A Message from the President by Jean Baden-Gillette
    • News from Members
    • Affiliate Group News: news or updates from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; Origami Society of Toronto, Canada; Indy-Gami (IL); LIFE (Long Island Folding Enthusiasts, NY); Capital Folders (Washington, D.C.); FROG (Denver, CO); Friends of Origami of Oklahoma (OK); CHAOS (Chicago, IL); Origami Club of Pittsburgh (PA); Friends of Folding of Edmonton (Canada); West Coast Origami Guild (CA); WOW (Westchester Origami Workers, NY); OCEAN (Long Beach); Arizona Origami Society; POPS (Portland Oregon Paper Shapers, OR); Southeastern Origami Festival (NC); FOL-D (Denver, CO); Burlington Origami Group (VT); Boone County Origami Society (MO).
    • Membership News: news or updates from: Mark Kennedy; Sarah Belanger; Origami-l postings from Mark Morden; Pam Gotcher; Jennifer Campbell; John Smith; David Zimmerman
    • Affiliate Group Listing
    • Folder's Profile: Larry Davis by Gay Merrill Gross and Rachel Katz
  • International Group News: news from Russia and Columbia
    • International Group Listings
  • The Bulletin Board:
    • Book Exchange
    • Books! Books! Books!
      • Origami Alpine Flowers by Yoshihide Momotani, reviewed by June Sakamoto
      • Math in Motion: Origami for the Classroom by Barbara Pearl, reviewed by Maria Velazquez
      • Papiroflexia by Luis Bas Arrecha and Felipe Moreno Salinas, reviewed by Bob Voelker
      • An Introduction to Moneyfolding by Paul H. Krueger, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
      • Origami Quilts by Tomoko Fuse, reviewed by Jan Polish
      • Origami Amusement Park by Yoshihide Momotani, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
    • Origami Calendar Calendar of Events 1997
    • The Origami Source
    • Nominations To The Board of Directors

Diagrams

  • Elefante by Juan Lopez Figueroa
  • Scarecrow by Alex Fehl

Issue 56 (Fall 1996)

28 pages
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Photo: Model Menu at Convention '96

Features

  • NY Welcomes Paperfolders by Brian Jendryka
  • The Exhibition by Brian Jendryka
  • Foldin' Funnies (cartoon) by Marcio Joy Miller
  • International Visitors Enjoy Convention by Brian Jendryka
  • Paper Airplanes Soar at Convention '96 by Jonathan Baxter
  • Gone Fishin' - Novelty Competition Photos by Theodore S. Bond
  • Convention '96 Reflections by Charles Knuffke

Departments

  • From the Home-Office

    • Organizational Committees
    • A Message from the President by Jean Baden-Gillette
    • In Lillian's Time
  • News from Members:
    • Affiliate Group News - news and updates from: Washington Origami (WA); PAPER (Puget Area Paperfolding Enthusiasts Roundtable, Seattle, WA); Portland, OR; WOW (Westchester Origami Workers, NY); CO-OP (Circle of Origami Paperfolders, NJ); OCOC (Orange County Origami Club, NY); Indy-Gami (IN); FOL-D (CO); CHAOS (Chicago Area Origami Society, IL)
    • Membership News - news or updates from Gay Merrill Gross (NY); Laurie Kozisek (AK); Origami Club of Pittsburgh (PA); Sany Toivonen MI); Aaron Einbond (NY); Milton Halpert (FL).
    • Affiliate Group Profile: Fellowship of Origami Lovers - Denver
    • Southeastern Origami Festival
    • Folder's Profile: Brian Cox (Canada)
    • Affiliate Group Listing
  • International Group News
    • The French Connection by Jan Polish
    • International Group Listings
  • The Bulletin Board:
    • Books! Books! Books!

      • Brilliant Origami by David Brill reviewed by Mark Kennedy
      • Origami Architecture by Yoshihide Momotani, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
      • Origami Fantasy by Fumiaki Kawahata, reviewed by Robert Lang
    • Origami Calendar of Events 1996/97
    • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • $ Butterfly by Andrew Anselmo
  • Dollar Bill Swan by Stephen Weiss
  • Dancers by Jeremy Shafer

Issue 55 (Summer 1996)

28 pages
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Cover

Photo: John Montroll

Features

  • An Interview with John Montroll
  • Prisoners of the Fold
  • Poetry Corner – What We Choose to Fold
  • Periotych Tile System
  • Contributing to The Paper
  • Folder's Profile - Burlington Origami Group

Departments

  • From the Home Office

    • A Message From the President
    • In Lillian’s Time – Spreading the Message of “Grandma Lillian”
  • News From Members
    • Affiliate Group News
    • Affiliate Group Listing
    • Membership News
  • International Group News – Belgium
    • International Group Listings
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Books! Books! Books!

      • 3-D Geometric Origami Modular Polyhedra
  • Origami Calendar of Events 1996
  • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Dragon by Edwin Corrie
  • Shield of Origami by Peter Budai
  • 1992 Wreath by Laura Kruskal

Issue 54 (Spring 1996)

28 pages
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Cover

Photo: Paul Jackson

Features

  • Paul Jackson Interview
  • The Crane Project
  • Annual Tree/Gift

Departments

  • From the Home-Office
  • In Lillian's Time
  • News from Members
    • Affiliate Group News
    • Memership News
  • International Group News
  • NOA Update
  • The Bulletin Board
    • Books! Books! Books!
    • Calendar
    • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Ostrich by S. G. Martinez
  • Multiplex by Jose Krooshoop
  • Dinosaur Eggshell by F. Steel
  • Letterfold Variation by G. M. Gross

Issue 53 (Winter 1995)

28 pages
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Cover

Photo: Peter Engel and his daughter Hannah. Photo by Cheryl Perko.

Features

  • An Interview with Peter Engel by Jan Polish
  • Puppetry with Origami by Michael Dalton
  • Origami by Children 1996 Exhibit
  • Folder's Profile: Maxine N. Taylor, Tyrone Valley Fold, MI
  • Poetry Corner: "Origami" by Todd Barton
  • The Paper Tiger (cartoon) by Grace Wang
  • Postal Paperfolds Exhibition Planned

Departments

  • From the Home-Office

    • Organizational Committees
    • A Message from the President by Jean Baden-Gillette
    • Brian Jendryka - New Managing Editor
    • The Index - What Does It Show?
  • In Lillian's Time by Paul Krueger
  • What Pun This Is! by Sarah Belanger and Sue Winn
  • Mountains & Valleys (cartoon) by Jean-Paul Latil
  • News from Members
    • Affiliate Group News - News and updates from: University chapter of OCoP (Origami Club of Pittsburgh, PA); LIFE (Long Island Folding Enthusiasts, NY); WOW (Westchester Origami Workers, NY); CHOAS (Chicago Area Origami Society, IL); FOL-D (Fellowship of Origami Lovers - Denver, CO); F.O.O (Friends of Origami of Oklahoma, OK)
    • Membership News - News and updates from Susan Klein (CT); Mystery Folder (NJ); Golden Venture Display at Frank Miele Gallery (NY).
    • Affiliate Group Listing
  • International Group News
    • BOS Convention September 15-17, 1995
    • Michael Shall at Pere Lachaise
    • International Group Listings
  • The Bulletin Board:
  • Books! Books! Books!
    • For Your Eyes Only - 13 Ways to Fold Notes by Florence Temko, reviewed by Toby Schwartz
    • Pureland 3 by John Smith, reviewed by Maria Velazquez
    • Birds in Origami by John Montroll, reviewed by Bob Voelker
  • Origami Calendar of Events 1995/96
  • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Dragon by Jeremy Ellison
  • Letterfold (unknown)
  • Begonia Leaf by Peter Engel

Issue 52 (Fall 1995)

28 pages
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Convention & COET 95

Features

  • Origami - The Art by V'Ann Cornelius
  • Convention '95
  • COET95 by Michael Dalton
  • Origami Math, Part 4 by Tom Hull
  • Folder's Profile: Sue Neff, Origami Club of Pittsburgh
  • Convention Notes by Monika Bicker, Ilima Loo, John Smith
  • Graphic Work Neede!! Organizational Image & Convention '96 Logo Design

Departments

  • From the Home-Office

    • Organizational Committees
    • A Message from the President by Jean Baden-Gillette
    • The Michael Shall Award
    • The Publications Team Needs Volunteers
    • A Farewell Note from our Managing Editor
    • Function & Format: Redefining the Magazine
  • In Lillian's Time
  • Folder's Forum
  • News from Members - Affiliate Group News
    • News or updates from CHAOS (Chicago Area Origami Society, IL); Origami Minnesota (MN); OCEAN (Origami Can Enrich and Nurture); OCOP (Origami Club of Pittsburgh, PA); PALM (Paperfolders Around the Lower Mainland, Vancouver, Canada).
    • Affiliate Group Listing
  • International Group News
    • "Getting Things Done" article from The Japan Times by Jean Pearce
  • The Bulletin Board:
    • Books! Books! Books!

      • Exotic Paper Airplanes by Tray Yang, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
      • Origami Insects and their Kin by Robert Lang, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
      • North American Animals in Origami by John Montroll, reviewed by Kay Eng
    • Origami Calendar of Events 1995/96
    • The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • F-102 by Michael LaFosse
  • Grasshopper on the Lawn by Pasqule D'Auria
  • Swift Ring by Jose Krooshoop

Issue 51 (Summer 1995)

32 pages
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Cover

Photo: Michael Shall "Origami is for anyone, anywhere... anytime!"

Features

  • So You Want to Make a Book? by V'Ann Cornelius and Michael Dalton
  • Dedications to Michael Shall
    • For A Blessing from Ruthanne Bessman
    • On Roller Skates with A Baby Grand from Gay Merrill Gross
    • An Outrageous New Yorker from Jean Baden-Gillette
    • Rooney and Garland from Martha Landy
    • The "Real" Michael Shall from Jan Polish
    • "I Won't Grow Up" from Remak Ramsay
    • Call Me Gladys from Kathleen O'Regan
    • Recollection from George Levenson, PhD
    • The Politics of Money from Frieda and Jack Kisberg
    • At the Library from Angeline Mouscat
    • Recollection from Despina Croussouloudis
    • My Next Volunteer from Michael Steckler
    • Solid as a Rock from Anna Lee Culp
    • Recollection from Dan Porter
    • Recollection from Ruth R. Davis
    • OCEAN Folders donate OrigamiUSA membership in Michael's name
    • Michael Stories from Liz Schaible
    • Michael's Children from Marc Kirschenbaum
    • Mr. Origami from Sue Neff
    • Michael's Magic from Susan Goff
    • Germany from Paulo Mulatinho
    • England from Iris Walker
    • Spain from Vicente Palacios
    • England from Nick Robinson
    • Holland from Marieke de Hoop
    • Japan from Tomoko Fuse
  • Folder's Profile: Paul Weinberg
  • Origami Math, Part 3 by Tom Hull
  • Still More Punny Origami by Carol Tams
  • The Michael Shall Fund

Departments

  • From the Home-Office

    • Message from the President by Jean Baden-Gillette
    • The Origami Model Index the User's View - Survey Results
    • Get a Jump on the Annual Collection
    • In Lillian's Time
    • Drabble (cartoon)
    • sub-list item
  • News From the Affiliates
    • News or updates from: Atlanta Regional Folders (GA); Westchester Origami Workers (NY); Burlington Origami Group (VT); Greater Philadelphia Paperfolders (PA); Olympia member looking for fellow folders (WA); Long Island Folding Enthusiasts (NY); Origami Minnesota (MN); Capital Folders (Washington, D.C.); University Chapter of Origami Club of Pittsburgh (PA); Fellowship of Origami Lovers - Denver (CO); Origami Mailing List.
    • Affiliate Listing
  • International Group News
    • International Group Listings
    • International News from Israel
  • Origami Calendar of Events
  • Books! Books! Books!
    • Step-by-Step Origami by Paul Jackson, reviewed by Gay Merrill Gross
  • New from The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Shining Alice by Michael Shall
  • Two Frogs on a Seesaw by Herman Shall
  • Strawberry by Rae Cooker

Issue 50 (Spring 1995)

28 pages
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Photos of Michael Shall.

Features

  • Michael Shall - Vision and Dedication by Alice Gray; reprinted from The Origamian, V16 Issue 1
  • Impractical Origami Jokes for the Almost Deranged
  • Folder's Profile: Gerry Bell (Canada)
  • Origami Math, Part 2 by Tom Hull
  • More Punny Origami by Greg Thomsen
  • In Memoriam: Joyce Rockmore, Origami Mother of New England by Michael G. LaFosse
  • COET '95 is Coming!
  • Origami Convention 1995

Departments

  • From the Home-Office

    • Committee listing
    • A Message from the President by Jean Baden-Gillette
    • A Special Request - Letter from a reader
    • Many Thanks to Our Members - Holiday Tree
  • News From Members
    • News or updates from Jack Geist (NY); Mitchell, Sara and Linda Yoffe (CT); Eileen Holtzman (NY); Hisa Amimoto (IL) and Kazuko Kubota (IL); Jonathan Baxter (NC)
  • News From the Affiliates
    • News from Long Island Folding Enthusiasts (NY); Charlotte Origami (NC); New Jersey Paper Shapers (NJ); Florida Origami Learners & Devotees (FL); Friends of Folding (Canada); The Origami Club of Pittsburgh (PA); Capital Folders (Washington, D.C.); Fellowship of Origami Lovers - Denver (CO); Overzealous Folders Throughout the Entire Northwest (OR).
    • Affiliate Group Listing
    • Regional Group Listing
  • International Group News
    • Tales from the Origami Science Meeting in Japan; The Japanese Science and Art Convention
    • International Group Listings
  • Origami Calendar of Events
  • Book Reviews
    • Zoom! The Complete Paper Airplane Book by Margaret A. Hartelius, reviewed by Bob Voelker
  • Updates from The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Heart Frame by Jose Krooshoop
  • Snail by Jerry Harris
  • Shark by Ron Weinstock

Issue 49 (Fall 1994)

28 pages
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Photo: Michael LaFosse stands with his Penguin. Folded from abaca fiber paper, six-feet square, handmade by Michael LaFosse using pulp spraying technique; black pulp sprayed on one side, white on the reverse. Photo by Richard Alexander

Features

  • Interview with Michael LaFosse by Michael Dalton
  • Origami by Children 1994
  • Origami Math by Tom Hull
  • Punny Origami by Laurie and Larissa Koziesek
  • The First Annual Southeastern Origami Festival
  • Book Reviews
    • Origami Magic by Florence Temko, reviewed by Gay Merrill Gross
    • Dinosaurs and Fellows by Peter Budai, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
  • The Dinosaur Challenge - annual gift model competition
  • OrigamiUSA on National TV!

Departments

  • From the Home-Office

    • Committees
    • Myer Gotz - New editor of The Annual Collection
    • A Message from the President by Jean Baden-Gillette
    • Notice to Members - Board of Directors Elections
    • What Would You Name The Newsletter?
  • News from Members
    • News or updates from: Michael Shall (NY); Jacob Gorchov (PA); Erna Lindner (NY); Kimberly Crane (VA)
  • News from Affiliates - Dee Lynch takes over as Affiliate Group Editor
    • News or updates from: Santa Rosa, CA; Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Ocala, FL; Damariscotta, ME; Haverhill, MA; Ann Arbor, MI; Minneapolis, MN; Columbia, MO; Westchester County, NY; Charlotte, NC; Durham, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Fort Worth, TX, Edmonton, Canada; Niagara, Canada
    • Affiliate Group Listing
    • Regional Group Listing
  • International Group News
    • Origami in Alsace by Edwin Corrie
    • Letterfolders Unite by Thoki Yenn
    • At the Abbey by Edwin Corrie
    • International Group Listing
  • Origami Calendar of Events
  • New from The Origami Source

Diagrams

  • Lillian's Butterfly by Michael G. LaFosse
  • Ryukin (Ornamental Goldfish) by Ronald Koh

Issue 48 (Summer 1994)

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Photos: Alice Gray; Steve Abrams, Lucy Stamm and her daughter, Deborah, stuff piles of duotangs with important convention information. Photo by Ted Bond

Features

  • The "Con" by V'Ann Cornelius
  • Dedications to Alice Gray
    • The Magic of Alice by Bernice Smith
    • Alice and the Box of "Bugs" by Joan Homewood
    • When the Chirping Stopped... by Joanne Ortman
    • In Memory of Alice by Ruthanne Bessman
    • Fold A Piece of Paper... by Anne Sidamon Eristoff, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, American Museum of Natural History
    • Memories of Alice Gray by Flora Posnik
    • Did You Know... by Judy Hall
    • Our Founding Mother by Jean Baden-Gillette
    • Alice Gray by Sam Batt
    • Remembering Alice by Bea Brewster, Secretary, Entomology Department, American Museum of Natural History
    • Tribute to a Great Lady by Gloria Farison
    • Miss Gray as written by Alfred Blanche to Judy Hall
    • Memories of Alice by Pearl Chin
    • Alice by Michael Shall
  • Convention '94: Why Do I Look Forward to the Friends' Annual Convention? by Kay Eng, with photos and input from many members
  • Gwen Williams honored at Convention '94

Departments

  • From the Home-Office

    • Committees
    • Get Wired - help with the '94 holiday tree
    • Message from the President by Jean Baden-Gillette
    • Risa's Corner
    • From the Publications Team
    • Many Thanks from the Editor
    • "Just what is in the Origami Model Index?" by V'Ann Cornelius
    • The Dinosaur Challenge
    • Revised Membership Categories and Benefits
  • From Our Readers: Why Do You Like Origami and Why? by Ruth Davis
  • In Lillian's Time...
  • News from Affiliates
    • News or updates from Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Washington, DC: Ocala, FL; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Haverhill, MA; Columbia, MO; Bergen County, NJ; Monmouth County, NJ; Long Island, NY; Charlotte, NC; Athens, OH; Philadelphia, PA, West Valley City, UT, Burlington, VT, Niagara, Canada; Vancouver, Canada.
    • Regional Group Listing
  • International Group News
    • News or updates from Germany and Italy
    • International Group Listings
  • Calendar of Events
  • Mountains & Valleys by Jean-Paul Latil
  • New from Origami Source
  • Help wanted - volunteers needed
  • Origami Convention '95 announcement

Diagrams

  • Bat by Alice Gray
  • Curious Cat by Alice Gray

Issue 47 (Spring 1994)

28 pages
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Photos: Alice Gray. Photos by American Museum of Natural History

Features

  • "We Miss You, Shining Alice"
  • The Making of the Holiday Tree by Alice Gray, originally published in 1975.
  • Mark Turner, 1954-1994 by Robert J. Lang
  • On the Tsuru Trail - Honolulu by Marcia Mau
  • Why Paperfolding? by V'Ann Cornelius
  • Book Reviews
    • Dragon by Tom Stamm, reviewed by Ros Joyce
    • Origami, Plain and Simple models by Robert Neale, text and diagrams by Thomas Hull, reviewed by Gay Merrill Gross
  • Origamists on the Trail! (cartoon) by Milada Blahova (Czech Republic)

Departments

  • From the Home-Office

    • Committees
    • President's Report by Jean Baden-Gillette
    • Letters rom our readers: The First Origami CD-I Disc - Update (Laurent D'Haeseleer); Foiled again (Brian Cole)
    • Where's That Model Published (Model Index)
    • New Name for The Friends
    • New Policy for Regional Groups
    • Introducing our New Administrator, Risa Miller
  • In Lillian's Time...
  • Origami by Children '94
  • News from Members
    • News or updates from: Lisa Sandler (PA); Gay Merrill Gross (NY); Dee Lynch (CO); Jean Schuster (WA); Carolyn Young (CO); Tony Cheng (NY); Martin David Kruskal (NJ)
  • Regional Group News
    • News or updates from Los Angeles, CA; Palos Verdes, CA; San Diego, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Washington, DC; Broward/Palm Beach Counties, FL; Ocala, FL; Winter Park, FL; Boston, MA; Columbia, MO; Bergen County, NJ; Monmouth County, NJ; Long Beach, NY; Long Island, NY; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; West Valley City, UT, Edmonton, Canada.
    • Regional Group Listing
  • International Group News
    • News or updates from Israel, Spain and The Netherlands
    • International Group Listings
  • Mountains & Valleys (cartoon) by Jean-Paul Latil
  • Calendar of Events
  • New at the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • Shrunken Dollar by Carol Tams
  • Another Shrunken Dollar by Carol Tams
  • T-Pot by Marcia Mau
  • Hen by Peter Budai

Issue 46 (Winter 1994)

28 pages
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Photo: Robert J. Lang's "Patterned Tortoise." Photo by V'Ann Cornelius

Features

  • Origami in Therapy by Jan Polish
  • The Centro Diffusione Origami Convention - Two Views by Claudine Pisasale & Michael Shall
  • Folding English Style by Steve Buck
  • Interview - Robert Lang by Steve Matheson
  • Why Foil? by Mark Turner
  • Origami in the Classroom by Scott Gold
  • Book Reviews
    • The New Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle, reviewed by Gay Merrill Gross
    • Dinosaur Origami by Fumiaki Kawahata, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
    • Origami Dinosaurs by Yoshihide Momotani, reviewed by Marc Kirschenbaum
    • Cranes and Fans by Tomoko Fuse, reviewed by Art Beaudry
  • Origami Convention '94 Update

Departments

  • News from the Home-Office

    • Committees
    • A Letter from the President, Jean Baden-Gillette
    • We want your photographs
    • Books! Books! Books!
    • From the Publications Team
    • The Model Index
  • In Lillian's Time...
  • The Penguins (Annual Gift) by Lin Balinsky
  • The Prodigious Penguin Producers
  • News from Members
    • News or updates from Mark Turner (CA), Pat McCroy (PA), Nancy DuBois (NJ) Donna Ayako Tsufura (NY), Bob Stack (NY), Scott Gold (NJ), Joshua Feldman (CT), Florence Temko (CA), Emma Lampariello (NJ)
  • Regional Group News
    • News from Los Angeles, CA; Palos Verdes, CA; San Francisco, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Florida; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Ann Arbor, MI; Bergen County, NJ; Monmouth County, NJ; Long Beach, NY; Long Island, NY; Orange County, NY, Westchester County, NY; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Calgary, Canada; St. Catharines, Canada
    • Regional Group Listing
  • International Group News
    • News from Israel, The Netherlands, Hungary, Russia, Singapore
    • International Group Listings
  • Calendar of Events
  • Mountains and Valleys (cartoon) by Jean-Paul Latil
  • From the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • Crocodile by Elena Gorohova
  • Leafed Tree by Mark Turner
  • Elephant by Stephen Weiss

Issue 45 (Fall 1993)

24 pages
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Photo: Albert, the Experimental Rat, folded by Alison Shaw (CT) model by Robert Lang (CA)

Features

  • The Art of Storigami by Michael Dalton
  • Origami By Children 1993 by Linharda Balinsky
  • Orikadbra by Steve Matheson
  • Book Reviews:
    • Origami de Christms by Nippon Origami Association reviewed by Gary Merrill Gross
    • Origami Animals by Robert Lang reviewed by Terry Hall
    • Papiroflexia by Eduardo Clemente reviewed by Maria Velazquez
    • Spirals by Tomoko Fuse reviewed by Steve Matheson

Departments

  • News from the Home Office
    • Letter from the President, Jean Baden-Gillette
    • Committee listing
    • Model Index
    • Publications, Archives, Library and Membership Committee updates
    • First interactive CD published (Belgium)
    • Special Sessions notice
  • In Lillian's Time
  • News from Members
    • News or updates from Gabriel Willow, Glenn McNitt, Jane Hargis, Beth Glogovscan, Bennett Arnstein, Anne Bergner, Millie Boland, Eileen Holzman, Ruthanne Bessman, Norman Schide, Cndy Crawford, Dorothy Engleman
  • Regional Group News
    • News from Los Angeles, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, KS; Boston, MA; Ann Arbor, MI; Columbia, MI; Monmouth County, NJ; Long Beach, NY; Long Island, NY; Charlotte, NC; Burlington, VT; Calgary, Canada; Niagara Falls, Canada; Saskatoon, Canada
    • Regional Group Listing
  • International Group News
    • News from France, Hungary; International Group Listing
  • Mountains & Valleys (cartoon) by Jean-Paul Latil
  • Calendar of Events
  • News from the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • Dollar Bill Bow Tie by Shand Singh, diagrammed by Marc Kirschenbaum
  • Dragon by Dan Bilozir
  • Hovercraft - playground fold, creator unknown, diagrammed by Mark Kennedy

Issue 44 (Summer 1993)

28 pages
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Photos: Ted Bond works in the Home Office to help prepare for the Origami Convention '93; Maarten van Gelder arrived early from the Netherlands - just to help with the convention. Jan Polish and Maarten van Gelder go over last minute details.

Features

  • Origami Convention 93 - articles by Ted Bond, Rick Beech, Jan Polish & Tony Cheng
  • Origami Detectives on Display by Robert Lang
  • Book Reviews:
    • Easy Origami and Origami Inside-Out by John Montroll reviewed by Jan Polish
    • Divertitevi con L'Origami by Alfredo Giunta reviewed by Mark Kennedy
    • The Art of Origami by Gay Merrill Gross reviewed by Jean Baden-Gillette
    • Paper Airplanes by Nick Robinson reviewed by Bob Voelker

Departments

  • News from the Home-Office:
    • Thank you Kathleen and Jan (for newsletter upgrades)
    • Letter from the Editor, Michael Dalton
    • Letter from the President, Jean Baden-Gillette
    • The Origami Model Index
    • Committee listing
    • Updates from Publications and Origami By Children teams
    • Folding Free-For-All notice
  • In Lillian's Time
  • News from Members
    • News from or about: Michael LaFosse, Becky Phillips, Mark Weinstein, Gay Merrill Gross, Selina and Matthew Woods, Martha Landy, Robert Rodgers, Dorothy Engleman, Rose Ricker, Gerry Bell, Pam Heukerott, Marlene Haduch, Grace Ballesteros, Irv MIller.
  • Regional Group News:
    • News from California, Colorado, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Ontario, Canada, Manitoba, Canada; Regional Group List
  • International Group News
    • News from Belgium, Russia, The Netherlands, Hungary, Origami Deutschland, MFPP
  • The Friends of the Origami Center of America, Inc. 1992 Annual Financial Report summary
  • News from the Supply Center
  • Mountains & Valleys (cartoon) by Jean-Paul Latil

Diagrams

  • Saguaro Cactus by Shirley Johannesma
  • Frog on a Hummock by Zukhza Chaschikina

Issue 43 (Winter/Spring 1993)

28 pages
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Photos: Fumiaki Kawahata at Niagara Falls; Robert Lang with Toshi Aoyagi and Makoto Yamaguchi at the Gallery Origami House in Japan.

Features

  • Origami East Meets West: Fumiaki Kawahata's Trip to Canada
  • ...and Origami West Meets East... Robert Lang's Trip to Japan
  • Origami By Children collection listing
  • Book Reviews:
    • Moving Origami by Tomoko Fuse reviewd by Carolyn Cutler
    • Newest Kusudamas by Tomoko Fuse reviewed by Art Beaudry
    • One Piece Boxes by Tomoko Fuse reviewd by Art Beaudry
    • Origami Flower Arrangement by James Minoru Sakoda reviewed by Rachel Katz
    • Origami: The Art of Paperfolding and New Adventures in Paperfolding by Robert Harbin reviewed by Mark Kennedy
    • Origami Skeleton of Tyrranosaurus Rex by Issei Yoshino reviewed by Robert Lang

Departments

  • News from the Home-Office
    • Commitee update
    • Origami '93 moving to F.I.T.
    • Election News
    • Letter from our President, Michael Shall
    • Butterflies at the American Museum of Natural History
    • Planning for the Future
    • Library Computerization
    • Publications
  • News from Members
    • News from or about: Milton Halpert, Sara Goldhaber, Henner Kuckuck, Lisa H. Hirai, Doug Caine, Dan Blacklock, Norma Coblenz, Christopher Andreae
    • Edward Sullivan (obituary)
    • Fire in Toronto
    • Democratic Origami by Ruthanne Bessman
    • Bent Out Of Shape by Joanne Ortman, reprinted from Manifold
  • Regional News
    • News from Los Angeles, CA; Marin County, CA; Palos Verdes, CA; San Diego, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Denver, CO; Dacatur, GA; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Monmouth County, NJ; Long Island, NY; Origan County, NY; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Pendleton, OR; Pittsburgh, PA; Niagara, Canada
    • Regional Group List
  • International News
    • A letter from Holland (Marieke de Hoop)
    • British Origami Society 25th Anniversary by Kathleen O'Regan and Michael Wrenn
    • They're Folding in France - MFPP 15th anniversary
    • Origami and Therapy Conference, 1993
    • Belgisch-Nederlandse Origami Societet 1992 Convention
    • News from Spain
  • From the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • Pureland Fish - M. Kirschenbaum (USA)
  • Butterfly Envelope - J. Krooshoop (The Netherlnds)
  • Hexadollar - E. Corrie (UK)
  • Pureland Platypus - M. Kirschenbaum (USA)

Issue 42 (Summer/Fall 1992)

28 pages
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Lillian Oppenheimer: the First Lady of Origami
1898-1992

Features

  • The Lillian Oppenheimer Interview - Part Two
  • News from the Home Office
  • Convention '92 Story
  • News from Members
  • Regional News
  • International News

Diagrams

  • Magazine Cover Box (traditional)
  • Jumping Frog (American traditional)
  • Friends' Logo Sailboat (traditional)
  • Modular Decoration (S. Daniels)

Issue 41 (Winter/Spring 1992)

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"Strawberry Season at the American Museum of Natural History" - Holiday tree lighting at the Museum (and this year's annual gift, Rae Cooker's "Strawberry.")

Features

  • News from the Home-Office
  • News from Members
  • Regional News
  • International News
  • Notes on Akira Yoshizawa
  • Strawberry Folders
  • From the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • Teaching Tale - R. Katz
  • Pocket Heart - M. Kennedy
  • Equilateral Triangles - M. Kennedy
  • Hexagon Modules - B. Arnstein
  • Flapping Lovebirds - R. Lang

Issue 40 (Fall 1991)

24 pages
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Models folded by the 1991 Origami By Children participants, part of the Origami by Children Exhibit.

Features/Departments

  • News from the Home Office
  • News from Members
  • Regional News
  • Simple Art of Origami
  • International News
  • A Visit with Seiji Nishikawa
  • Book Reviews - Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle; Action Toys by Makoto Yamaguchi, Origami for Children by Makoto Yamaguchi, Boxes for Four Seasons by Tomoko Fuse, Boxes with Designs by Tomoko Fuse, Origami Poppenhius (Doll House) by Laurent D'Haeseleer, Folding Stories: Storytelling and Origami Together as One by Christine Petrell Kallevig
  • From the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • Polar Bear by M. Kirschenbaum
  • Jet by M. Goody
  • Hummingbird by S. Bedrick
  • Dollar Bill Gull creator unknown, diagrams M. Kennedy

Issue 39 (Spring/Summer 1991)

28 pages
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Group Photos of 1991 and 1982 Conventions

Features

  • Origami Basics and Convention '91 by Paul Krueger
  • Convention '91 Scrapbook (gallery of Convention photos)
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • Bent Out of Shape by Joanne Ortman, reprinted from Manifold
  • Software Review by Robert Lang and V'Ann Cornelius with illustrations by John Montroll (drawing software for MACs and PCs)
  • Mountains and Valleys by Jean-Paul Latil
  • The Perfect Square by Marc Kirschenbaum

Departments

  • News from the Home Office
    • A Letter from our President; Committees; Yoshizawa Seminar Update; Annual Meeting; Annual Financial Report for Period Ending 12/31/90; Origami by Children
  • International News
    • Origami Runs Amok in Holland by Thomas Hull
    • More news from Belgium/Netherlands; Great Britain (announcement of 1st International Conference on Origami in Therapy and Education); Israel (formation of Israel Origami Society)
  • News from Members
    • Edward H. ("Ned") Carr writes about being a totally blind paperfolder
    • News from or about: Kathleen Hong; George Kirkpatrick; Ken Waisanen; Dallas Paper Magic Holiday Tree; Tom Vinik folding sets of 1,000 cranes; Lynn Kalber's report of seeing a flapping crane in a 1909 film
  • Regional News
    • List of Regional Groups and Meetings
    • Reports from: Fairfield County Folding Club (CT); Paperfolders in New England (MA); Circle of Origami Paperfolders (NJ); Long Island Folding Enthusiasts (NY); Origami Club of Pittsburgh (PA); Capital Folders (D.C.); and Niagara Origami Society (Ontario)
  • From the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • Grass by John Montroll
  • Peace Dove, creator unknown, collected by Alice Gray, diagrams by Mark Kennedy
  • Rocket Ship by Robert Neale, diagrams by Mark Kennedy
  • Kissing Lips by Makoto Yamaguchi, diagrams by Mark Kennedy
  • In The Doghouse by Stephen Weiss (the 2-D version), diagrams by Dave Venables, revised by Stephen Weiss
  • 16 Point Modular Star, creator unknown, collected by Navarro Stark, diagrams by Mark Kennedy

Issue 38 (Winter 1991)

24 pages
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Photo of Lillian Openheimer

Features

  • Lillian Oppenheimer--The First Lady of Origami, interviewed by Jan Polish, with assistance from Gay Merrill Gross
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • Bent Out of Shape by Joanne Ortman, reprinted from Manifold
  • Using Origami in the Classroom by Gay Merrill Gross, with illustrations
  • Diagramming: Part VII by Robert Lang (last of the series)
  • Mountains and Valleys by Jean-Paul Latil
  • Book Reviews:
    • Multidimensional Transformations - Unit Origami by Tomoko Fuse, reviewed by Wendy Zeichner
    • Classic Origami by Paul Jackson, reviewed by Jan Polish
    • Papiroflexia Basica by Vicente Palacios, reviewed by Gay Merrill Gross
    • Kusudama Ball Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi, reviewed by Art Beaudry
    • Heart Book and More Hearts (Heart Book II) by Francis Ow, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
    • Origami American Style by John Montroll, reviewed by Jan Polish

Departments

  • News from the Home Office
    • Origami by Children 1990 (List of participants, their ages, and models folded)
    • Yoshizawa Seminar in the US! (Announcement)
    • More news: Origami Wednesday in Transition; Membership Team; Bernice Smit, Paul Krueger and Donna Walcavage join newsletter staff; Committees; A Letter from Our President; Lending Library
  • News from Members
    • News from or about: Ruthanne Bessman and peace cranes at University Hospital; Laura Faller; Alex Schwartz's origami in the Bronx; Eunice Lew; Bob Stack--cranes for AIDS/HIV Ministry; Gary Nielson-jumping frogs from film negatives; Chuck Hoberman and "space origami;" Milton Lederman
  • Regional News
    • Regional News: An Introduction by Paul H. Krueger
    • List of Regional Groups and Meetings
    • Reports from 17 different groups in nine states, the District of Columbia and Canada
  • From the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • Wallet by Nick Robinson
  • Longhorn Skull by Bob Roos
  • Vortex by Jeff Beynon, diagrams by Jeff Beynon and additional diagrams by Mark Kennedy
  • Everybody's Talking (moneyfold) by Carol Tams

Issue 37 (Summer/Fall 1990)

32 pages
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Two photos of paper airplane contest at Convention '90

Features

  • Recipe for the 1990 Friends Convention by Paul Krueger
  • Jean-Jerome Casalonga (The Mad Corsican) by Paul Krueger
  • Photo Gallery: Convention '90
  • Interview with Tomoko Fuse by Wendy S. Zeichner, with translation assistance from Kyoko Kondo
  • Famous Paperfolders (listing Friedrich Froebel, Harry Houdini, Leonardo da Vinci, Lewis Carroll, and Miguel de Unamuno)
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • Bent Out of Shape by Joanne Ortman, reprinted from Manifold
  • Dividing Into Thirds -- Overcorrection Method by Paul V oelker (illustrated)
  • Origami and Math by John Montroll
  • Diagramming: Part VI by Robert Lang
  • Book Reviews
    • World Origami Series (4 volumes) by Tomoko Fuse, reviewed by Wendy Zeichner
    • Paper People and Other Pointers by David Petty, reviewed by Wendy Zeichner
    • Origami: I Piccoli Animali de Alfredo Giunta d'acqua, di terra, d'aria, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
    • Origami Sealife, by John Montroll and Robert Lang, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
    • Origami Zoo by Robert Lang and Stephen Weiss, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
    • More'igami by Jeff Beynon, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
    • Origami: New Ideas for Paperfolding by Gay Merrill Gross, reviewed by Jan Polish
  • Mountains and Valleys by Jean-Paul Latil
  • Group Photo: Convention '90

Departments

  • News from the Home Office
    • Notice of Board Elections; Origami by Children 1990; Publications; Alice Gray resigns from the Board; Annual Meeting; Monthly Folding Meetings; Help Wanted; committees; and other stories or announcements
  • News from Members
    • News from or about: Brad Blumenthal on transmitting diagrams by computer; Adrian Blumenfeld: Jay Ansill; World's largest paper boat; Origami in Listen, a drug-prevention magazine for teens; Christopher Pierce: origami by a prison inmate; Origami in Japan and Okinawa by Michael Wrenn; Misha Litvinov; Shawn Troy Truitt; Origami Tree for children with AIDS
  • Regional News
    • List of Regional Groups and Meetings
    • News from: Westchester Origami Workers (WOW); Connecticut; and California (San Diego and Bay Area groups)
  • News from the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • F-14 by Michael Weinstein
  • Dancer's Hat by Laura Kruskal, diagrams by Mark Kennedy
  • Practical Purse by Gay Merrill Gross, reprinted from Origami: New Ideas for Paperfolding
  • Expanding Pouch by Didier Boursin, with added variations by Mark Kennedy, Aldo Putignano and David Shall, diagrams by Mark Kennedy
  • Heart Box by Keiko Uruga
  • Heart Cube Module by Francis Ow
  • 8-Piece Garland by Francis Ow

Issue 36 (Spring 1990)

24 pages
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Cover

Photo of Mitchell and Sara Yoffe

Features

  • For the Very First Time (member responses to the "first time you folded" contest: Gay Merrill Gross, Joshua Brayman, Barbara Turner and Myrna Segal)
  • Copyright, Origami, and The Friends
  • Bent Out of Shape by Joanne Ortman, reprinted from Manifold
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • When to Zen by Rhea Doucette (poem with illustration: origami from home delivery menus)

Departments

  • News from the Home Office
    • A Letter from our President by Michael Shall
    • Annual Financial Report for Period Ending 12/31/89
    • More News: Committees; Paper Magic Tree in Dallas
  • News from Members
    • News about or from: George Kirkpatrick; Sheryl Kaplan; Linda Yoffe; Debbie Snow; Megan Hicks; Tori Powell; Joel Stern; Jeff Beynon; Rhea Doucette; Melanie Lewis; Ron Arruda reporting on the death of Thelma Randlett; Milton Halpert; Barbara Van Houten; Maria-Louise Sidoroff; Don Shall; Alan Huang on "computational origami;" Cindy Davis
  • Regional News
    • Reports from: Monmouth County Mini-Convention; CHAOS; LIFE 4th Annual Fold Fest; Front Range Origami Guild (FROG), Colorado
    • Regional Groups and Meetings List
  • International News
    • Meeting Kasahara; A Modest Origami Lyricist by Toshi Aoyagi
    • Origami Dutch Style by John Montroll
    • Origami British Style by deg farrelly
    • More News from: Spain; Japan; India; France
  • Tips and Techniques
    • Self-Preservation for Origami Models by Mark Kennedy (coatings, sprays and dips)
  • News from the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • 5 Diamonds Moneyfold by Mike Thomas, diagrams by Thomas Shultz
  • Razor by Jim Troutman
  • Flapping Butterfly by Alain Georgeot, diagrams by Mark Kennedy
  • Gliding Butterfly by Didier Boursin, diagrams by Mark Kennedy

Issue 35 (Winter 1990)

24 pages
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Photo of deg farrelly's Pennsylvania "ORIGAMI" license plate

Features

  • Origami: Here, There, and Everywhere! (results of a contest to submit origami sitings)
  • Obituary: Marion Costa
  • The Year of the Apatosaurus (with list of all folders who donated models for the Holiday Tree)
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • Bent Out of Shape by Joanne Ortman, reprinted from Manifold
  • Some Practical Advice for Folders by Paul H. Krueger
  • Trees by Members
  • Diagramming: Part V by Robert Lang
  • Book Reviews
    • The Gliding flight by John M. Collins, reviewed by Frank F. Fincken III
    • Origami Faces by Jean-Jerome Casalonga and Louis Mhaimeux, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
    • Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse, reviewed by Wendy Zeichner
    • One Dozen Folds by Nick Robinson, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
    • Animal Origami by Edwin Corrie, reviewed by Mark Kennedy
    • The Complete Origami Course, reviewed by Jan Polish
  • Mountains and Valleys by Jean-Paul Latil

Departments

  • News from the Home Office
    • A Letter from our President by Michael Shall
    • There's No Place Like the Home-Office by Brad Blumenthal
    • More News: Monthly Folding Meetings; Committees; Special Sessions; Lending Library; Origami by Children
  • News from Members
    • News from or about: Brad Blumenthal; Milton Lederman; Harry Eagle; Walter Enloe and the Thousand Crane Club; Peter Engel; Origami in Weyerhauser Today Magazine
  • Regional Groups and Meetings List
  • International News
    • Noah's Ark collage by Milada Blahova (Czechoslovakia)
    • An American in Japan by Meade Pimsler
    • More News from: International Origami Center, Japan; Elsje van der Ploeg, Holland; and Origami Munchen, Germany from Rene Lucio
  • News from the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • Sun Visor by Geoffrey Katz, diagrams by Mark Kennedy
  • Three-Headed Dragon by Milada Blahova, with Bird Base diagrams by Mark Kennedy
  • Cobra by Timothy Murphy

Issue 34 (Fall/Winter 1989)

24 pages
Mailed

Cover

Photo of an 1870 painting "The Merrymakers" by Carolus Duran, with a Pajarita

Features

  • Everything Old is New Again
    • "The Merrymakers" painting, story by Don Shall
    • "Trouble-Wit" instructions from 1882, story by David Shall
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • Bent Out of Shape by Joanne Ortman, reprinted from Manifold
  • Obituary: Verdi Adams
  • As I Recall by Alice Gray (early history of the Origami Center)
  • Origami Poetry by Bernice Smith, Diane Dickey, Kamlesh Gandhi, Father Jim Connolly, and Cynthia Coggan Barber
  • Diagramming: Part IV by Robert Lang
  • Crossword Puzzle by Eric Anderson

Departments

  • News from the Home Office
    • Notice of Board Elections; Monthly Folding Meetings; Board Update; A Letter from our President by Michael Shall
  • News from Members
    • My Story of Origami by Kathleen Hong, reprinted from the newsletter of Origami Society of Toronto
    • News from or about: Emma Lampariello; Milton Halpert; Robot that folds paper airplanes; deg farrelly; Marcia Mau; Dorothy Caplan; Siegried and Roy; Jerry Slocum
  • News from Regional Groups
    • List of Regional Groups and Meetings
    • Reports from: Massachusetts; Lillian Oppenheimer visits CHAOS meeting by Josua Koppel; Origami Paperfolders Of San Diego (OPOSD) by Mark Saliers; AASO report by Don Shall; Origami Society of Canada; New Jersey Annual Festival of Origami; Monmouth County Circle of Origami Paperfolders (CO-OP); LIFE
  • International News
    • An American in Paris...and Sheffield by Michael Shal
  • Tips and Techniques:
    • Origami: Dye-ing for Your Art by Mark Kennedy (techniques for dyeing paper)
  • News from the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • Hopping Frog, traditional, collected and diagrammed by Nick Robinson
  • The Wave by Matthew Green, with suggested variations
  • Dollar Bill Cat by Guiseppe Baggi, diagrams by Ros Joyce, dollar bill illustration by deg farrelly
  • Verdi's Vase, traditional Chinese model popularized by Verdi Adams, collected by Philip Shen and diagrammed by Mark Kennedy

Issue 33 (1989)

24 pages
Mailed

Cover

Photos: Folding the flapping crane behind your back

Features

  • Convention '89--A winner, hands down
    • How I Spent My Spring Vacation by Paul Kruger
    • A Gathering of Ideas by Dorothy Kaplan
    • OriCon '89 by Jerry Harris
  • Obituary: Eric Drew
  • Bent Out of Shape by Joanne Ortman, reprinted from Manifold
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • As I Recall by Alice Gray (early recollections of Lillian Oppenheimer and the Origami Center)
  • Diagramming: Part III by Robert Lang
  • Book Reviews
    • Unit Origami Chains (Constructions) by Tomoko Fuse, reviewed by Don Sigal
    • Origami Dimensions (Modulars) by Tomoko Fuse, reviewed by Don Sigal
    • Origami Land (Toys) by Tomoko Fuse, reviewed by Don Sigal
    • Origami Sculptures, and Prehistoric Origami, both by John Montroll, reviewed by Jan Polish
    • Folding the Universe: From Angelfish to Zen by Peter Engel, reviewed by Jan Polish
  • Mountains and Valleys by Jean-Paul Latil
  • Crossword Puzzle by Eric M. Anderson

Departments

  • News from the Home Office
    • Annual Meeting; Election of Officers; Committees; A Letter from our President by Michael Shall; Home Sweet Home Office; Monthly Folding Meetings; Lending Library; Publications; Special Sessions; Origami by Children touring schedule; Annual Financial Report for Period Ending 12/31/88.
  • News from Members
    • News from or about Barbara J. Maletz; Libby Purves; Rebbekka Riverstone; Donna Walcavage; Scott Cohen; Michael Solomonov; Harry Eagle; and Nick Robinson
  • News from Regional Groups
    • List of Regional Groups and Meetings
    • Photo of members of CHAOS, CHicago Area Origami Society
    • Reports from San Diego, CA; Florida; Colorado; YorkPAperfolders; Illinois; Ontario; Tennessee; Long Island; and NJ Mini-Convention
  • International News
    • British Origami Society Spring Convention by Judy Hall
    • Reports from Spain; Soviet Union; Belgium; Japan; and Poland
  • News from the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • Flapping Butterflies: Simple, Intermediate and Dollar Bill variation by deg farrelly
  • Flapping Seal by Ed Sullivan, diagrams by Mark Kennedy
  • Crane Stick Pin by David Shall

Issue 32 (Spring 1989)

24 pages
Mailed

Cover

Photo of Gay Merrill Gross teaching

Features

  • Those Who Can, Teach! by Gay Merril Gross
  • Origami Teaching Tips by Jan Polish
  • Origami by Children (1988 Exhibition list of participants, their ages and models folded)
  • Mountains and Valleys (a new cartoon) by Jean-Paul Latil
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • Bent Out of Shape by Joanne Ortman, reprinted from Manifold
  • Diagramming -- Part II by Robert Lang
  • Book Reviews by Mark Kennedy
    • Origami Maschere Animate by Franco Pavarin
    • Mouvement Francais des Plieurs de Papier (MFPP):
      • Pliages I: Initiation et Perfectionnement by Gilles Gautherin
      • Pliages II: Panorama International by MFPP
      • Pliages III: Avions et Bateaux by MFPP
    • The Complete Book of Origami by Robert Lang
  • Origami Match'ems by Douglas Shachnow (puzzle)

Departments

  • News from the Home Office
    • A Letter from our President by Alice Gray (including updates on "Models By Members," Friends' library shelves built by Jonathan Baxter and the Friends Lending Library)
    • Monthly Folding Meetings; Special Sessions; Folding Fund Fest; Help Wanted
  • Tips and Techniques
    • Computer Diagramming by Robert Lang
    • It's Definitely A Ten! by David Shall (rating the difficulty level of models)
    • Tips for storing and cutting origami paper (Jandy Warner, Sirley Johannesma and Ann Paulson)
  • News from Members
    • News from or about: Florence Temko, Martha Landy, Pamela Beth Heukerott, Peter Engel, Sister Anne Michael Petito, Milton Halpert, Michael Shall, Kyoko Kondo, Lee Ann Holt and Terrell Hayes.
  • News from Regional Groups
    • List of Regional Groups and Meetings
    • Reports from Illinois, Kentucky, MIchigan, Oregon, California and New Jersey
  • International News
    • Origami in Brazil, from Carlos Eduardo Quillin and Marcia Bloch
    • Letter from Akira Yoshizawa
  • News from the Supply Center

Diagrams

  • Hopping Bunny by Gay Merrill Gross
  • Box With Lid by Jean-Paul Latil, diagrams and text by Mark Kennedy, adapted from the author's originals
  • Tetrahedron by Don Sigal, diagrams and text by Mark Kennedy, adapted from the author's originals
  • Sperm Whale by John Montroll

Issue 31 (Winter 1988/89)

24 pages
Mailed

Cover

Photo of Woodhull Hospital origami tree, under the direction of Bob Stack

Features

  • 'Tis the Season to Fold Paper! (Overview of origami Christmas trees, including a new moneyfolds decorated tree for Malcolm Forbes)
  • Thank You, Ted! (Ted Bond steps down as Editor of the newsletter)
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • Bent Out of Shape
  • The Teacher's Teacher by Anna Lee Culp (4th grade class visits the Origami Center)
  • Akira Yoshizawa's Style by James M. Sakoda, reprinted from FOLD
  • Diagramming--Part I by Robert Lang
  • British Origami Society Convention by Jan Polish
  • Crossword by Douglas Schachnow

Departments

  • Exhibition Announcements:
    • Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum
    • Origami By Children and the Exhibition in the Window at Japan Air Lines
    • Peace Tree at Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • News from the Home Office
    • Lending Library; Monthly Folding Meetings; Convention Program '89; "Models By Members" published; Notice of Board Elections; Special Sessions; Folding Fund Fest
    • New Look for Membership Cards (Thanks to Shirley Goebel Christie for 10 years of hand-lettered cards)
  • News From Members
    • Items about Dave Brill; Milton Lederman; Harry Eagle; Stephen Weiss; Maria Susana Tanaka de Arashiro (Buenos Aires) by Thea Iervolino; Fourth Graders send 1,000 Cranes to both President Reagan and Premier Gorbachev; Eunice Lew; Cyril Tessier; florence Temko; Steve and Megumi Biddle visit the Home Office; Publication announced for The Complete Book of Origami by Robert Lang; Alice Gray in Discover Magazine; Brad Blumenthal on electronic mail correspondence; Carter Andrews and other brief stories.
  • News from Regional Groups
    • Reports from Western Massachusettes; PINE; cincinnati Origami Guild; San Diego group being formed.
    • List of Regional Groups and Meetings
  • Tips and Techniques
    • Self-healing cutting mats; Ultra Bright paper; Paper by the Pound
    • Paper, Paper Everywhere and Not a Sheet to Fold by Gay Merrill Gross

Diagrams

  • Dinosaur by Rachel Katz, diagrams and text by Mark Kennedy, adapted from the author's originals
  • Heart With Wings by Francois Ziegler, diagrams and text by Mark Kennedy, adapted from the author's originals
  • Bendagon by Craig Macdonald, diagrams by Carol Ann Wilk, text by Mark Kennedy

Issue 30 (Summer/Fall 1988)

24 pages
Mailed

Cover

Two photos of the Convention's Hospitality Room

Features

  • Convention '88 Report
    • Notes on Akira Yoshizawa at Convention '88 by Craig Macdonald
    • An Open Letter...from Akira Yoshizawa, President, International Origami Center, translatedy by Emiko Kruckner
  • Bent Out of Shape by Joanne Ortman
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • Diagramming Standardization (Panel Discussion Report, Convention 88') by Robert Lang; Panel: Dave Brill, David Shall, Alice Gray, John Montroll, Robert Lang, Akira Yoshizawa, Florence Temko and Carol Anne Wilk
  • Book Reviews by Mark Kennedy
    • The Best Paper Aircraft: New and Expanded! by Campbell Morris
    • Origami gli Insetti by Alfredo Giunta
    • Unit Origami, Book V: More Joyful Box Making by Tomoko Fuse
    • Origami Omibus: Paper Folding for Everybody by Kunihiko Kasahara
  • News from the Supply Center
  • Group Photograph: Convention '88

Departments

  • News from the Home Office
    • Special Sessions; Information of Copyright Laws; Origami By Children Announcement and Schedule; Monthly Folding Meeting
    • Letter from Michael Shall (retiring from position as Home Office Administrator)
    • Lending Library Opening (announcement)
  • News From Members
    • Louise Cooper, West Coast Origami Guild
    • Mark Kennedy organizing summer origami events
    • Frances and Sam Batt in Indonesia
    • Peter Engel article in Discover Magazine
    • Other News: Flypaper: The Journal of Folded Paper Flight; Milton Halpert; Mitchel Yoffe; Jerry Slocum
    • Folders' Forum: Aldo Putignano on folding with wallpaper. Della Sue on coating models with acrylic
  • News from Regional Groups
    • List of Regional Groups and Meetings
    • Reports: New Jersey Paper Shapers; PINE; Capital Folders; cincinnati Origami Guild; LIFE Second Annual Fold Fest; New Jersey Mini-Convention # 3
  • International News
    • Professor Narciso Sanches
    • The International Origami Center

Diagrams

  • Fourth Little Pig Built A House of Paper, with story, by Steve Vinik
  • Flapping Goose by Mark Bolitho, diagrams by Mark Kennedy
  • Swan by Narciso Sanchez, diagrams by Carol Ann Wilk, adapted from the authors diagrams
  • Modular Box by Lewis Simon, diagrams by Bennett Arnstein

Issue 29 (Spring 1988)

24 pages
Mailed

Cover

Photograph of a Jack-in-the-box the height of a penny (model by Max Hulme, folded by deg farrelly)

Features

  • Ready, Set, Fold! Here Comes Convention '88 by Michael Shall
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • Bent Out of Shape by Joanne Ortman
  • Diagramming Technique and Symbol Language: III. Technology to the Rescue by David Shall, with illustrations
  • Editorigami by Ted Bond, Editor
  • Origami Earrings by Alice Gray

Departments

  • News From the Home Office
    • Brochure Update
    • Letter from Alice Gray
    • Bulk Sale of Paper to Non-Profit Groups
    • Monthly Folding Meetings
    • Membership Update (1,292 members in April 1988)
  • News from Members
    • Origami, A Lifetime Experience
    • Office Origami: Toward a New Discipline by Lisa Galladay
    • Nationwide News from Brian Passalacqua, Ruthanne Bessman, Barbara Black and Emma Lampariello
    • Origamania (Origami at Tokeneka School, Darien, CT)
    • More News Notes (5 more brief stories)
  • Tips
    • Hung Up on Origami
    • Photocopy Capers by Don Sigal (Creating patterned folding paper using a photocopier)
    • Folders' Forum (Carol Ann Wilk method for ironing dollar bills)
  • News from Regional Groups
    • List of Regional Groups and Meetings
    • Reports from: Monmouth County NJ; Orange County Origami; Washington State Folders; Paperfolders In New England; West Coast Origami Guild and CHicago Area Origami Society
  • International News
    • Momotani Exhibit
    • VOF de Voyst (Professional origami team in the Netherlands)
    • Origami Collection (Mark Overmars)
    • Convention in Verona (Centro Diffusione Origami)

Diagrams

  • Fish by Milada Blahova
  • Mouse and Swan: Twin blow-up models by Patricia Crawford, diagrams and annotations by Alice Gray
  • Dollar Bill Box by Marc Kirschenbaum, diagrams and annotations by Mark Kennedy from the author's originals
  • Paper Folding Absractions, with article by Robin Moseley

Issue 28 (Winter 1988)

20 pages
Mailed

Cover

Photograph of striped angelfish on Museum tree.

Features

  • Schools of Angelfish Visit the Museum, with list of all contributors
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • Diagramming Technique and Symbol Language: II. Who Knows Best? by David Shall
  • Origami By Children (1987 List of contributors, their ages and models folded)
  • Book Reviews by Mark Kennedy
    • Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
    • Fiori In Origami by Guido Gazzera
    • Origami Moderno by J.M. Sakoda (Modern Origami, translated into Italian)
    • Origami Animati by Franco Pavarin
    • Aerei Jet ed Astronavi di Carta Volanti by Franco Pavarin
    • Origami per tutti by Guido Gazzera
    • Invito All'Origami by Enio Capra
  • News From The Supply Center

Departments

  • Editorigami by Ted Bond, Editor
  • News From The Home Office
    • Come Forward And Share (Announcements for Convention 1988)
    • Shining Alice...Take Good Care (Get well wishes to Alice Gray, after heart surgery)
    • Hands On at the American Museum (1,000 Museum members attend 60 classes by Friends volunteers)
    • Cards Disappear As Membership Skyrockets.
    • Special Sessions (announcement)
    • Origami on the Rocks? (Origami in Sydney, Australia)
    • Monthly Folding Meeting
    • Thank You Don Shall and Barbara Hofer (Finishing one year effort; brought newsletter into computer age)
  • News From Members
    • The Davis Origami Man: Tom Vinik
    • Bugs In The System (Photo of insect models folded by Mark Kennedy)
    • Morigami by Norma Coblenz (Continued glossary of origami non-words)
    • From Twigs Grow Trees by Sherry Ringler (Annual Winter Bazaar, Springfield, OH)
    • Published! (Two origami stories by Gay Merrill Gross appear in The Family Storytelling Handbook)
  • News from Regional Origami Groups
    • Regional Groups and Meetings (List)
    • Reports From: New Jersey Mini-Convention; CHAOS; Ocali florida Folding; PINE; AASO
    • FOLD (A bi-monthly members only Amateur Press Alliance)
  • International News
    • Reports from Great Britain; Belgium (Marcus Cooman)
    • Obituary: Narciso Sanchez, President of Centro Latino de Origami (Peru)

Diagrams

  • Goose by Mark Kennedy
  • The Triangular Unit: For Tetrahedrons, Octahedrons and Icosahedrons by James M. Sakoda, annotations by Mark Kennedy
  • Easy Envelope Folds by Bob Roos
  • Bonbonniere by Francois Ziegler, diagrams and annotations by Mark Kennedy from the author's originals, 1987

Issue 27 (Fall 1987)

24 pages
Mailed

Cover

There's No Place Like (the) Home Office, with Outside Photo of Home Office Window

Features

  • Diagramming Technique & Symbol Language: I. An Introduction by David Shall
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • Book Reviews: Four New Books by Tomoko Fuse by Mark Kennedy
    • Book I, Joyful Boxmaking
    • Book II, Units a la Carte
    • Book III, Growing Units
    • Book IV, Changeable Units
  • What's New In The Supply Center

Departments

  • More News From The Home Office
    • Membership Policies Reviewed
    • Special Sessions
    • Thank You Sarah, Thank You! (An appreciation of Sarah Goodall)
  • News From Members
    • Origami On The Hudson
    • Lunchbox Origami
    • Floating Eaglefeather
    • A Breath of Fresh Air In the Windy City (Hisa Amimoto)
    • One Folder A Day (Annelore Jekel)
    • Deep in the Origami Heart of Texas (Patric Sheffield)
    • A Personal Tale From the Friends' 1987 Convention by Gay Merrill Gross
    • Big Folding in Vermont (Paul Rohrlich)
    • Reading Rainbow (Diane Browne and Andrew Zwick)
    • Forigami by Norma Coblenz (Glossary of origami non-words)
    • Origami at Cranbrook (Don Daller)
    • (7 more brief items)
  • News From Local & Regional Origami Societies
    • Reports from Paperfolders in New England; Orange County Folders: Capital Origami; Mini-Convention in Greenfield, MA; West Coast Origami Guild; CHAOS; Deep South Folding; New Jersey Mini-Convention; Long Island Folders; Monmouth County and AASO.
  • International News
    • Yoshizawa, International Origami Ambassador
    • The Origami Collection (Holland)
    • A [sic] Origami Tour of Japan by Lore Schirokauer
  • Exhibitions
    • Origami by Children 1987
    • The Peace Tree
    • The Exhibition In The Window
    • Origami Holiday Tree

Diagrams

  • Twenty-One Basic Symbols by David Shall
  • Rooster by John Montroll
  • Dollar Bill Dwarf by Elaine Yatsko, diagrammed by Mark Kennedy and illustrated by deg farrelly
  • Earring by Sarah Goodall, with Notes and additional illustration by Alice Gray

Issue 26 (Summer 1987)

20 pages
Mailed

Cover

Convention Fever Abates; Attendees Survive with Photo of Lillian Oppenheimer and Alice Gray

Features

  • Convention Report
  • The Friends' Annual Meeting
  • Convention Diagrams: Why Aren't There More?
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan
  • Why Origami? (Bonnie Scheuchenzuber article about origami in the classroom)
  • What's New In The Supply Center
  • Group Photo: Convention '87

Departments

  • News From Members
    • Origami, The Stress Solution (Jandy Warner)
    • Watch The Origami Birdie by Anna Lee Culp
    • Star Folds: An Origami Parody by Steve Vinik
    • Origami Goes Elderhosteling
    • Do It Wet (wetfolding with Rosalind Joyce)
    • "Reading Rainbow" (LeVar Burton with Diane Brown and Andrew Zwick )
    • From The Other Side Of The Fence by Nell Miller (story about origami by an Oklahoma prison inmate)
  • News from Local & Regional Folding Societies
    • Kids For Peace: Morrestown, NJ
    • CHAOS in Chicago
    • Attention Long Island Folders
    • Orange County (NY) Origami Club
    • Friends of Origami In New England
    • Three Origami Workshops in San Diego
  • Exhibitions
    • A New England Paper Airplane Contest
    • Origami By Children 1987 (Announcement and Travel Schedule)
  • International News
    • Obituary: Eric Kenneway
    • 20th Anniversary British Origami Society Convention April 1987
    • The French Association of Paper Foldings" Flying Origami Contest Held
    • Hungary for Origami (Susanna Kricskovics)

Diagrams

  • Eagle by Guiseppe Baggi, diagrams by Stephen Weiss with tracings by K. O'Regan
  • Double Scallop Shell by Craig MacDonald
  • Dime-In-Ring: A Moneyfold by Kenneth M Kawamura, tracings by K. O'Regan
  • Eight-Pointed Star Basket, Based on a Traditional Chinese Design by Florence Temko
  • Gull On A Rock by Aaron Einbond, Age 8, diagrams by Sarah Goodall

Issue 25 (Spring 1987)

16 pages
Mailed

Cover

Thank You Lillian: Lillian Oppenheimer Retiring From Paper/Book Business, with photograph of Lillian

Features

  • Convention '87
  • Moneyfolding For TransOhio Bank by Don Shall (moneyfolds in Cleveland Plain Dealer full page advertisement)
  • Convention '86 Group Photo
  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan

Departments

  • News From The Home Office
    • The Friends to Sell Origami Supplies, contact Phyllis Meth
    • Notice To Members of Board Elections
    • Free Monthly Folding Meetings For Members: Origami Wednesday
  • Exhibitions
    • Origami By Children - 1985 by Ted Bond (List of particiapants, their ages and models folded)
    • Tree Time (Mayor Koch lights 10th Annual "Exhibition In The Window" Tree; Museum's Origami Holiday Tree; Meridian House International Tree in Washington; Morristown, NJ Trees)
  • News From Members
    • The Brothes Vinik
    • Obituary: Endla Saar
    • Any Friend of Lillian's Is a Friend of Ours by Anna Lee Culp
    • Very Small Is Very Big With Pam Arakawa
    • Halpert's Potpourri
    • (5 more brief stories)
  • News From Local & Regional Folding Societies
    • A Peach Of A Folding Group (Atlanta)
    • CHAOS (Chicago)
    • Origami Club of Harriburg (PA)
    • Paper Shapers of North Bergen County (NJ)
    • AASO (Ann Arbor, MI)
    • The Friends of Origami in New England

Diagrams

  • Swooping Hawk by Steve Vinik
  • Pteranodon (creator/diagrammer unattributed)
  • Ladybug by Robin Moseley

Issue 24 (December 1986)

16 pages
Mailed

Cover

Photo of Noshi, from "Origami: Rooted in Ceremony" exhibition at the AMNH

(Note: This issue is undated but was identified by postmark. Henceforth, issues are named by season/year. First Newsletter on glossy paper although 25 and 26 are non-glossy, first of four issues with added volunteer staff of Don Shall doing Macintosh page design and his wife Barbara Hofer providing editorial assistance.)

Features

  • Same Newsletter, New Look!
  • Friends to Hold Free Monthly Folding Meetings for Members
  • Origami Holiday Tree Gets a New Look With a Halo of a Thousand Stars

Departments

  • News From The Home Office
    • Photo of Lillian Oppenheimer and Verdi Adams-list item
  • More Exhibitions
    • Peace Tree at Cathedral of St. John The Devine
    • Exhibition in the Window at Japan Airlines
    • Origami by Children
    • Origami Holiday Tree at American Museum of Natural History
    • Meridian House International Christmas Tree
    • Davis, CA Public Library
    • Detroit Institute of Art
  • News From Members
    • Japanese Folders Visit New York
    • Paper Pandas and Jumping Frogs
    • A Bridal Gift
    • A Sketch of Rona Gurkewitz
    • An Origami-related Puzzle Contest Entry by Robyn Holman
    • Joan Schneider in Florida
    • Festival of the Arts: '86 Bergen County, NJ
    • More News From Members: Milton Halpert; Tom Vinik; Vicky Mihara; Kathy Weller in Japan; Clair Chamberlain in Australia
  • News From Local & Regional Folding Societies
    • Paper Shapers of Northern New Jersey
    • Monmouth County (Southern NJ) Origami Society
    • Ann Arbor Society 4 Origami
    • Friends of Origami in New England

Diagrams

  • Rose - Paper Napkin Fold, collected by Stephen Weiss (creator unknown), diagrammer unidentified, but appears to be the style of Carol Ann Wilk.
  • Canadian Beaver by Paul Rohrlich
  • Elizabeth's Heart by Elizabeth Reeds, age 5 1/2, diagrams by Steve Vinik
  • Baby Bird by Robin Moesley

Issue 23 (August 1986)

12 pages
Mailed

Cover

Photo of Bobby and Pamela Hay, "juvenile instructors" for Kid's Session

Features

  • Very Special Sessions Set For Fall
  • Milton Lederman Honored
  • Florence Temko's New Book, Etc.
  • An Origami Tree At Washington, D.C.'s Meridian House International
  • Four New Honorary Members Elected (Alice Gray, Peter Miller, Fred Rohm and Gwen Williams)
  • Origami Summer Special Held At Bergen County Wildlife Center
  • It's VCR Time: The Statue of Liberty, A Video Diagram by David Shall, produced by deg farrelly
  • Momotani Family Origami--An International Exhibition
  • Fred Rohm Donates His Collection To The Friends
  • Origami Goes High Tech (Friends obtain first computer, an AT&T PC 6300)
  • Library Collection Questionnaire
  • Convention '86 Photo Gallery
  • Kathy Weller Sends Greetings From Tokyo
  • Marc Overmars Visits From Holland
  • Folded Elegance (Trish Troy Truitt displays chiyogami cards at Convention)
  • (additional brief stories and letters from members)

Departments

  • Edgewise by Kathleen O'Regan (first appearance of Kathleen's cartoon series

Diagrams

  • Music Note by Paul Fecskovics, diagrams by Steve Vinik
  • Fanny's Bag, submitted by Ruth R. Davis, diagrams by Steve Vinik

Issue 22 (May 1986)

12 pages
Mailed

Cover

Photos From Convention '86: George Jarschauer and Andrew Zwick

Features

  • Convention Fever
  • Folding Big: The Statue of Liberty Project and Other Large Scale Folds by David Shall
  • Germany, France and Englan - Origami by Lore Schirokauer
  • Filming The Folding Money by Steve Vinik
  • Past Years' Convention Programs and T-shirts For Sale
  • Origami, L.D. and Me by Elaine Martin (An appreciation of Gloria Farison)
  • Convention '86 Photo Gallery
  • Martha Landy Recognized by Board of Directors Upon Leaving Associate Director Post
  • Meet George Mumford, A First-Rate Arkansas Folder
  • Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off in Brooklyn
  • Origami As Educational Therapy by Catherine Murnane, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1985 Origami By Children Exhibition by Liz Schneider (Participants names, ages and models folded)
  • Origami Brochure Published, design by Katie Kehrig

Diagrams

  • Cash Flow by Steve Vinik
  • Swan Moneyfold by Arnold Tubis, diagrams by Louise Cooper

Issue 21 (February 1986)

12 pages
Mailed

Cover

Photo of David Shall's Statue of Liberty model on the 1985 Japan Air Lines tree

Features

  • What's Up MAC? (A James Sakoda update on using a Macintosh and MacDraw for diagramming, with photo)
  • Origami, The International Language by Sam Batt (teaching origami in Israel)
  • The Museum's 1985 Holiday Tree (with photo)
  • Convention '86 Announcements and Registration Form
  • Robert Lang Exhibit, And The West Coast Origami Guild
  • A Friend In Deed(s): Kyoko Kondo
  • Letter From Akira Yoshizawa
  • In New England, It's "Pay-pa:" Acivities of Friends Of Origami In New England
  • Time For 1,000 Cranes (Member Tina Koyama folds 1,000 cranes using Time Magazine covers)
  • Mingei Museum Paper Exhibit To Tour
  • Innocent By Association (Florida State Senator Kirkpatrick folds paper while campaigning)

Diagrams

  • Adolfo's Inside-Out Flower by Adolfo Cerceda, diagrams by Liz Schneider (first appearance of a complete model diagram in the Newsletter)

Issue 20 (November 1985)

8 pages
Mailed

Cover

Photo of a prior year Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History

Features

  • Announcement of Holiday Exhibits and Classes
  • Karen Reeds' Origami at 1985 Play Day, New Providence, NJ
  • Ron Levy Announces Offer of Step Folds If you Are Stuck On a Model
  • Bonnie Murkoshi of Baldwin, MD Describes Use of Ornately Patterned Japanese Origami Paper
  • Origami Rubber Stamps by Bob Roos, with photo instructions and illustrations
  • Origami Picnic at Delaware Water Gap by Douglas Shacknow
  • Mingei International Museum in San Diego hosts "Paper" Exhibition and Accepts Donation of Florence Temko's Papercraft Library
  • A Plea For Commitment From the Friends" Board: Major Volunteer Recruitment to Staff The Home Office
  • Quest For Paper by Stephen Weiss
  • Peace Tree Dedication at Cathedral of St. John The Divine (Cranes folded by Lore Schirokauer)

Issue 19 (August 1985)

8 pages
Mailed

Cover

Home Office Photo of Lillian Oppenheimer's Library of Origami Books

Features

  • Lillian Oppenheimer Donates Her Model Collection To The Friends
  • Report of the Second Great International Airplane Contest in Seattle by Stephen Weiss
  • Greetings From The Origami Club of Harrisburg
  • Robert Lang visits New York and Report on West Coast Origami Guild, with two model photos
  • Special Sessions IV Schedule and Registration Form
  • A New Folders Group...AH-SO! Ann Arbor Society for Origami by Don Shall
  • Introduction Of Newest Board Members: Katie Kehrig and David Hay
  • several other items

Issue 18 (May 1985)

12 pages
Mailed

Cover

Jean Baden-Gillette and Martha Landy model Convention 85 t-shirts

Features

  • Mrs. John S. Creal, St. Joseph, Missouri story and photo
  • Obituary: Bernard I. Levy, Washington, D.C.
  • Parlous Vous Origami by Anna Lee Culp
  • Notes On Folding Miniature Origami by deg farrelly
  • Ploughshares Organizes Thousand Cranes Folding Project
  • Lillian Oppenheimer's Involvement in the Founding of British Origami Society
  • News From the Harrisburg Folding Club by David Shall
  • Convention '85 Report, with photos
  • Origami And Increased Self Esteem by Lee Alvord
  • Origami In Mexico
  • Michael Shall Teaches Employees At International Paper Company
  • Board of Directors Unanimously Awards Six Honorary Memberships (Alfred Bestall, Neal Elias, Natalie Epstein, Mick Guy, Toshie Takahama and Akira Yoshizawa)
  • Convention '85 Volunteers Listed
  • several other items

Issue 17 (February 1985)

8 pages
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Features

  • New Board to Be Elected by Alice Gray, President of the Board
  • Friends of the Origami Center In New England, with photo, at Japan Society's New Year's Celebration
  • News Announcements:
    • Outside Art Inside Ann Arbor includes metal crane sculpture by Don Shall
    • Florence Temko model featured in "Instructor," a magazine for teachers.
    • Festival of Origami 2 by Carolyn Stenzel at Bergen County Wildlife Center, NJ
    • Rachel Katz co-authors "Fun Folds"
    • Gwyneth Radcliffe from the BOS discusses origami in education.
    • others
  • One Method In Our Madness (a tip for remembering which parts of a sheet of paper show on the surface of a finished model.)
  • The Second Great International Paper Airplane Contest: How to enter.
  • Origami By Children 1984: List of participants, where they reside, their age and model folded.
  • Special Sessions III Schedule and Registration Form

Diagrams

  • Three illustrations by Dr. James Sakoda using a Macintosh computer

Issue 16 (November 1984)

8 pages
Mailed

Features

  • Announcements of Origami Holiday Trees Around New York City
  • Our Own Near Miracle by Alice Gray (story about a nearly lost issue of "The Origamian")
  • Origami USA Today, Harrisburg Area Community College, photo gallery and article by David Shall

Departments

  • From Around The Country
    • Thomas Vinik in California
    • Fort Worth Origami Club by Bill Hall
    • Cincinnati Origami Guild by Sandy Blincoe, visit by Alice Gray
    • Lee Alvord in Austin, Texas
    • Books for sale about paper airplanes
    • Ron Levy in Israel
    • Origami decorations for the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall

Issue 15 (August 1984)

8 pages
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Features

  • Special Sessions Scheduled September Through Early November
  • News Announcements: Wings and Things; new books by John Montroll; Origami Pinocchio; Valeria Costa Pinto, visitor from Brazil; Milton Halpert's origami in Sarasota.
  • Origami By Children -- 1983 Still On The Road: Westport, Conn.; Long Island; Fargo, ND; Albuquerque, NM and Sarasota, FL.
  • Photo Gallery: seven photos from Convention '84
  • The Long Boat by Ted Pomeroy (group folding in a psychiatric day hospital program)
  • "To a Thousand Paper Cranes" poem by Steve Vinik
  • several more brief items

Issue 14 (approx. June 1984)

8 pages
Mailed

Features

  • Our Annual Convention (3 page report with photo of Gloria Farison , Sandra Blincoe and Dr. James Sakoda)
  • What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation (Annie Lee Culp folds during jury duty)
  • Mini-Conference - Maxi Accomplishment
  • West Coast Origami Guild Report by Robert Lang
  • Book (Self)Review of Wings & Things: Origami That Flies by Stephen Weiss, diagrams by Paul Jackson
  • Peace Cranes To The Soviet Union
  • Harrisburg Exhibition Scheduled For September
  • Special Sessions - Series One
  • Help Grace Children's Hospitals With Origami
  • Cultural Affairs Council, Grand View-On-Hudson presentation by John F. Geist
  • several more items

Issue 13 (February 1984)

8 pages
Mailed

Features

  • Wanted! More Volunteers Like This Lady (with photo of Hiroko Suenaga)
  • American Museum of Natural History Members Origami Day A Major Success
  • Members Will Elect New Board Members by Robert Neale, President and Alice Gray, Vice President
  • Origami and The Friends Make "The Press" (origami stories in The New Yorker, Natural History Magazine, New York Times, the NBC Today Show, Newsday, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Weekly Review Proini, a Greek weekly.
  • Origami by Children Exhibition (names of participants and models folded)
  • Origami Convention '84 - SOON
  • The International Paper Folding Festival (report of the 1983 MFPP Convention in Grenoble, France)
  • Origami Helps Save The Statue of Liberty
  • New Books Available At the Origami Center
  • several more brief items

Issue 12 (November 1983)

8 pages + insert
Mailed

Features

  • Help! We Need It Now! by Michael Shall (call for more volunteers)
  • Self Introduction by Ted Bond, editor
  • Getting To Know Each Other by Florence Temko (how to form origami clubs)
  • Mid Winter Origami Mini Conference 1984: Fact Sheet & Registration Form Insert
  • Paper Magic Set To Open November 23, 1983 at Newark Museum
  • Booklet #1 Being Prepared (how to fold flower arrangements by Alice Gray and Joan Appel)
  • Previous Convention Programs For Sale
  • many other brief news items and announcements

Issue 11 (approx. June 1983)

6 pages
Mailed

Features

  • The Friends Find A Home (AMNH provides FOCA an office for five years in exchange for volunteer services)
  • New Home Brings New Needs by Lillian Oppenheimer
  • The Friends Continues To Grow (membership is now 470)
  • Thank You, British Origami Society (for diagram contributions to the FOCA Convention '83 Program)
  • Mini-Conference Cities Sought
  • Convention '83 . . . A Major Success by Natalie Epstein
  • Origami Flower Arrangements' Workshops Scheduled For The Fall
  • Origami in Princeton, New Jersey
  • British Origami Society Spring Convention . . . An American Report by Paul E. Rohrlich
  • British Origami Society Magazine Publishes 100th Issue
  • more brief items

Issue 10 (March 1983)

8 pages
Mailed

Features

  • Members Will Elect New Board of Directors by Robert Neale, President of the Board
  • Friends Brochure In The Works
  • Origami By Children Exhibition - Moving Right Along (five more exhibitions)
  • Origami Convention '83 - Soon
  • Origami In Education: Sixth Graders Fold 1,000 Cranes by Jason Tuchin
  • Photo of cranes hanging in classroom by Alan Kaplan
  • With Humility and Gratitude (Alice Gray thanks anonymous donor for her Friend For Life membership)
  • A Personal Tribute to Ritva Manninen by Lore Schirokauer
  • Active Folder in Northern California (Robert Lang's call to organize west coast folders)
  • Museum "Members' Origami Day" Great Fun
  • Origami Birds As Centerpieces
  • more brief items

Issue 9 (November 1982)

6 pages
Mailed

Features

  • Origami Convention '83 Dates Set
  • Martha Landy Hired As Friends' Associate Director
  • "The Origamian" Is Coming
  • Origami Holiday Tree To Celebrate Tenth Anniversary
  • An Origami For Pinocchio Competition - There's Still Time
  • Holiday Decorations To Be Featured in "Series Classes" At the Origami Center
  • Origami and Mainstreaming by Martha Landy
  • Nice News * Nice News: Lillian's 84th Birthday (Fred Rohm and Neal Elias First Meeting)
  • more very brief items

Issue 8 (March 1982)

6 pages
Mailed

Features

  • Origami By Children Exhibition On The Move (Harlem School for Arts, Birmingham, AL and Gulfport, MI)
  • Obituary: Amarins Hopman De Jong by Eric Kenneway of the BOS
  • Origami Convention '82 -- Soon!
  • Origami In Education, letters from teachers: Joan Weingarten, Catherine Murnane and Martha Landy
  • How Difficult Is Origami by Luc Piette, editor of the Belgian Netherlands Origami Society
  • Photo of Ray Bolt, Luc Piette and Roberto Morassi by Robin Macey
  • (more very brief items)

Issue 7 (December 1981)

8 pages
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Cover

Origami 1981: Schedule of seven holiday origami exhibitions, calligraphy by Shirley Goebel Christie (these include Origami Holiday Tree, AMNH; Trees of Christmas, National Museum of American History; The Exhibition in the Window: Japan Air Lines; International Origami Creche: Radio City Music Hall; The Tiny Tree: Donnell Library Center; and Berkshire Museum Christmas Exhibit.

Features

  • The Public Origami Christmas Tree - A National Phenomenon? by Alice Gray
  • For The Friends of Amarins Hopman De Jong (announcement of critical illness)
  • Computer Services Contributed by Friends' Member: Douglas Shachnow
  • Origami by Children Exhibition (Children's names and ages, place of residence and models folded)
  • Photo of Lillian Oppenheimer and Saburo Kase by Brenda Massie
  • Origami Peace Mobile II To Hang in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel of the University of Chicago
  • Origami Convention '82 To Be Held In May
  • several other brief items

Issue 6 (September, 1981)

8 pages
Mailed

Features

  • Origami By Children Exhibition Now Accepting Models For Consideration
  • Origami At the Smithsonian ...Again!
  • Friends Board Meets Twice (June and September, no summaries provided)
  • Origami Angels Keep the Friends Afloat (article about members contributing $1,000)
  • Free Introductory Origami Course With Alice Gray
  • Help Make Peace and Spread Goodwill: Peace Mobile Project
  • Report On the French Paper Folding Society by Jean Paul Latil
  • Convention '82 Seeks Committee Chairmen
  • colossal Origami Library [of Ev. Gloe] To Be Sold
  • Berkshire Museum / Berkshire Origami Groups / Workshops by Florence Temko
  • Origami Convention '81 Photos by Don Shall
  • Photo of Alice Gray with Alfred Bestall (President of the BOS), 1981, by Robin Macey
  • several other brief announcements

Issue 5 (June 1981)

8 pages, no photos
Mailed

Features

  • Convention 81 Report
  • Friends First Annual Meeting Held
  • Friends Acquires 36 Moneyfolds: First International Moneyfold Exhibit
  • Third Annual Japan Air Lines - Friends "Origami By Children" Exhibit In the Works
  • British Origami Society Holds Annual Spring Convention by Alice Gray, Lore Schirokauer and Michael Shall
  • Friends' board Meeting's Summaries for May and June 1981
  • About the Board and the Executive Director (short single paragraph bios)
  • FOCA Members in the Netherlands by Amarins de Jong
  • Saburo Kase: Blind Origami Artist to Tour America
  • Convention '81 Models (list of models taught, their creators and class teachers)

Issue 4 (March 1981)

8 pages, no photos
Mailed

Features

  • Friends Achieve Tax Exempt Status
  • Convention 81 Draws Near
  • The Friends Continue To Grow (currently 125 members)
  • Board Meeting Summaries for October,1980 and January through March 1981
  • Japan Air Lines / Friends' Children's Origami Exhibit On Tour
  • Origami Convention '81 Registration Form
  • Christmas Past by Michael Shall (an appreciation to the hundreds who worked on holiday trees)
  • Origami Tour '81 in Japan announced
  • Fourth "World Origami Exhibition" To Take Place in Tokyo
  • Book Review: Teaching With Origami by Ranana Benjamin
  • 5 other very brief stories or announcements

Issue 3 (December 1980)

4 pages, no photos
Mailed

Features

  • Origami for the Smithsonian Institution (tree exhibit opens at National Museum of American History)
  • Origami for the American Museum of National History (tree lighting ceremony)
  • Origami for Fifth Avenue (opening of Japan Air Lines "Child's Holiday Fantasy" Tree, and Children's Origami Exhibit
  • Geometry And Origami (demonstration and exhibit by Rona Gurkewitz, Congress on Math Education)
  • Lists of Contributors and Models for the Smithsonian Around the World Tree
  • 6 other very brief stories or announcements

Issue 2 (September 1980)

4 pages, no photos
Mailed

Features

  • Tax Exempt Status Nears The Friends (Board Meeting summaries May through September)
  • Origami At The Smithsonian (Seeking model submissions for "Origami Around The World" Tree)
  • The Friends Seek Friends (membership recruitment)
  • Convention '81 Dates Set
  • Origami On Fifth Avenue ("The Exhibition in the Window," Japan Air Lines)
  • Japan Air LInes Children's Origami Exhibit (2nd Annual)
  • Help the Friends Help the American Museum of Natural History (seeking model submissions for the Origami Holiday Tree)
  • British Origami Society Members Visit the Origami Center (Peter Ford and Paul Jackson)
  • 7 other very brief stories or announcements

Issue 1 (approx. June, 1980)

6 pages, no photos
Mailed

Features

  • Report On Origami Convention '80 by Don Shall
  • Working Committee Meeting, 4/23/80, Minutes (regarding incorporation of The Friends) by Alice Blumberg
  • Convention Sunday Meeting Minutes (formation of Working Committee) by Gay Gross
  • Brief News Announcements
    • Formation of Convention Education Collection, contact Alice Gray
    • Start an Origami Club, contact David Shall
    • Formation of a Midwest Education Collection, contact Rae Cooker
    • "Origamian" double issue to be published in July
    • Call for volunteers to reorganize The Friends archive collections, contact Michael Shall
    • Moneyfolds Exhibition announced for Lexington, KY, contact Don Shall
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Convention Photo of Gloria Farison teaching at Convention '80 (no photo credit)