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Subject: Flood damage

Flood damage

From: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall <gregor.trinkaus-randall>
Date: Friday, October 8, 1999
Ken Myers <kenmyers [at] mindspring__com> writes

>I am writing from a site that suffered a roof leak during the recent
>hurricane, Floyd, which hit the east coast.

Since the volumes have been frozen, you have time on your hands.  My
suggestion, depending on the number of volumes, would be to have
them vacuum freeze dried using one of the numerous firms that does
so.  Then conservation work would focus on restoring dried volumes
and not the drying as well as the restoring.  If the number is
small, another option might be to fan and air dry them one or two at
a time in front of a fan.  However, without seeing them and not
knowing the number of volumes, it is difficult to make specific

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
Preservation Specialist
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
648 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215-2070
617-267-9400, 800-952-7403 (in-state)
Fax: 617-421-9833

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