This history of Mead spans four distinct eras: 1) From 1846 to 1915, when the company gained a sound footing as a manufacturer of white paper. 2) From 1915 to 1955, when Mead developed into a broadly based paper and paperboard maker. 3) From 1955 to 1980, when Mead diversified from its traditional businesses into furniture, industrial and high technology markets. 4) From 1980 onward, the company has divested several non-forest products businesses and focused its resources on forest products. Move to the head of the class with Mead Notebooks, Student Planners and School Supplies. Choose from wall calendars and planners to get your family organized; learning tools, 3 ring binders, student planners and notebooks to give your kids the edge in school and filing supplies to help organize your home, office or school room. Whether you're a parent, teacher, student or home manager, Mead has something for everyone.