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Subject: Photocopies, etc.

Photocopies, etc.

From: Maureen Carey <mcarey>
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 1993
The archive I'm working on has in it just about every possible type of
copy & copy paper ever manufactured. Most of the sheets are readable now
enough so that I can at least xerox another readable copy onto permalife
paper and remove the copy sheets to separate files. However some of the
copies have deteriorated to the point of being illegible. The copies
have stained(looks like a burn) the sheets (usually original
correspondence) surrounding them and they smell like they're ready to
burst into flame.

Does anyone have any experience with this type of material?  I'm
interleaving the originals with permalife paper and removing them to
separate files and replacing them with xeroxed copies on permalife. The
duplicate copies are permanently removed. But are the new xerox copies
of these pages any better or will they too deteriorate?

Maureen Carey
Trianon Press Archive
UC Santa Cruz

                   Conservation DistList Instance 7:2
                   Distributed: Friday, June 11, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-7-2-003
Received on Wednesday, 9 June, 1993

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