Trapper Keepers

Nobody said being a student was easy. We had so many classes to attend in one day. So much homework to do. So many reports to write. What's the best way to organize all this paperwork for all the different subjects? The company MEAD answered that question and solved all our problems with the Trapper Keeper!

Everyone remembers having or seeing Trapper Keepers all over school. They were a popular item in 1970s to the 1990s. It featured plastic sliding rings (instead of standard snap-closed metal binder rings), folders, and pockets to keep schoolwork and papers, and a wrap around flap with a Velcro closure (originally a metal snap closure). Trapper Keepers usually had a theme, such as a cartoon, television show, or video game. Between 1988 and 1995, "Designer Series" Trapper Keepers featured abstract designs and later computer-generated images.

Ever wonder why they were called Trapper Keepers? Well, they were a binder that would keep trappers...

Trappers were 3 pocket folders made by MEAD that would "trap" the papers inside and not have them fall out.

Trapper Keepers did a disappearing act in the late 1990s but came back in 2007 with a magnetic closure and got rid of the Velcro. To be honest, that was one the things we all loved, that sound the velcro made when you opened it!

With so many Trapper Keepers to pick from, which one did you go with? Let's take a look at some... Maybe you had one of these!

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