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Subject: Long-term effects of solvent treatment on paper and media

Long-term effects of solvent treatment on paper and media

From: Charles Davis <csd>
Date: Monday, May 17, 1999
The following is posted on behalf of Alison McKay & Muriel
Ebert-Gomes, Conservators at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK:

    We are looking for information on the long-term effects of
    solvent treatment on paper and media, particularly in regard to
    solvents used in the removal of pressure sensitive tapes; also,
    whether immersion, as opposed to other types of exposure, would
    present particular problems in the long run.

    The only study we have found to be conducted specifically on
    this subject was one titled "The retention of organic solvents
    in paper", by Arney & Pollack (JAIC. Spring 1980, vol. 19, no.

    Does anyone have any views on this or know whether there have
    been any other studies published on this matter?

    Alison McKay <amm [at] bodley__ox__ac__uk>
    Muriel Ebert-Gomes <meg [at] bodley__ox__ac__uk>
    Conservation Workshop
    Bodleian Library
    Broad Street,
    Oxford OX1 3BG UK
    +44 1865-277222
    Fax: +44 1865-277182

Charles Davis
Preservation and Conservation Department
Room 303
Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:88
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 18, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-88-019
Received on Monday, 17 May, 1999

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