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Subject: Request for bids: conservation treatment

Request for bids: conservation treatment

From: Karen Lightner <flprarebk>
Date: Monday, January 29, 1996
The Rare Book Department of The Free Library of Philadelphia is
seeking contract bids for conservation treatment of books, original
art and autograph letters from our collections of the works of
Beatrix Potter, Arthur Rackham, and Kate Greenaway as part of an
access and preservation grant which is being funded by the National
Endowment for the Humanities. We have broken the material into 9
lots so that the work could be spread over several vendors.

A conservation survey has been performed by Hedi Kyle, Chief
Conservator at The American Philosophical Society, with input from
Karen Lightner, Preservation Librarian for the Rare Book Department.
The survey specifies current condition and requested treatment.

The conservation treatment of one lot of 8 books should be completed
by June 1, 1996. The treatment of the remaining lots (manuscripts
and original art) should be completed by September 1, 1996. There
may be some flexibility with completion dates.

To receive a detailed copy of a request for bid (including the
conservation survey) for any of this material, please contact Karen
Lightner (see below). A pre-bid examination may be arranged for any
prospective bidder. Deadline for bids is March 1, 1996. The
contracts will be awarded by March 15, 1996.

Karen Lightner
Reference and Preservation Librarian
Rare Book Department
The Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:57
                Distributed: Wednesday, January 31, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-57-030
Received on Monday, 29 January, 1996

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