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Smoke damaged books

From: Cindy Martin <c.martin>
Date: Thursday, February 1, 1996
We have received a number of books from a donor who must have been a
very heavy smoker because the books have a very strong smoke odor.
Can anyone recommend a method for removing the smoke?  One
conservator suggested quick freezing them.  We do not currently have
facilities for this, but we tested a duplicate paperback in our
regular freezer, but it didn't seem to make much difference.  Thanks
for anything you can suggest.

Cindy Martin
Southwest Collection
Box 41041
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX  79409-1041
806-742-3749
Fax: 806-742-0496

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Received on Thursday, 1 February, 1996

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