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Subject: Recovering faded handwriting

Recovering faded handwriting

From: Ed Southern <southernge>
Date: Tuesday, July 7, 1992
I describe below a problem which I posted earlier to the 
Archives Listserv:

A patron from the town of Boone has come to me with a problem involving
old family records --specifically, entries in a family Bible on the
"births-deaths" pages. These entries have now faded beyond visibility,
at least legibility. Can they be recovered? My patron says that the
usual photocopier cannot do it. He also says that he has heard of a
laser-based process which might do the trick.

I confess ignorance here. Can anyone help me? Does someone have such a
technology? If so, who?

Thanks for any help.

Ed Southern
Director, Records Mgmt/University Archivist
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

                   Conservation DistList Instance 6:8
                   Distributed: Sunday, July 12, 1992
                        Message Id: cdl-6-8-004
Received on Tuesday, 7 July, 1992

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