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Subject: Freezing books

Freezing books

From: Matthew Wilkin <matthew.e.wilkin.4>
Date: Friday, June 4, 1999
The University of Notre Dame Archives recently accessioned about 10
linear feet of bound audit reports. Upon close inspection the
accessioning archivist found the reports to be infested with book
lice and a small amount of mold.  The reports were put into plastic
bags and sent to our conservation lab, where they were placed in a
freezer.  When we took the reports out of the freezer we found small
white flakes on the outside covers.

I have questioned a number of people about the flakes, but no one
seems to no what they are. Any information that a list member could
give would be most appreciated.

Matthew E. Wilken
Assistant Archivist
607 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:94
                   Distributed: Friday, June 4, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-94-014
Received on Friday, 4 June, 1999

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