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Subject: Preserving unbound papers

Preserving unbound papers

From: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall <gtrinkaus>
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 1995
On the 16th of August Jenni Boone asked about ways to preserve items
from their Special Collections.  In the first place, since she
admits it herself, someone with very little preservation experience
should be *very* cautious about dealing with Special Collections
materials.  In the second place she should definitely avoid
lamination.  Were she to place them in folders and boxes, she should
make sure that they are alkaline and preferably buffered (unless
photographic). Jenni needs to obtain archival supply catalogs from
the likes of University Products, Gaylord, Metal Edge West, Light
Impressions, Conservation Resources International, etc. to make an
informed decision as well as consulting with a conservator or
preservation administrator in her area.  May I suggest that she
contact AIC in Washington for a referral.

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
Collection Management/Preservation Specialist
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
648 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215-2070
Fax: 617-421-9833

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:22
                Distributed: Thursday, September 7, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-22-010
Received on Wednesday, 6 September, 1995

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