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Subject: Pest management

Pest management

From: Adrienne F. King <afebk>
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2001
I have an archive of paper documents (about 50,000 pages), which I
want to send to our University library for long-term storage.  I've
found some silverfish in the files, however.  The archives
department told me that I need to either freeze my documents or put
them in a vacuum chamber before the library will accept them.  As a
small institute, I know we cannot afford either of these processes
commercially.  However, our physics department has some mechanical
vacuum pumps available, and has offered to help set up a vacuum
chamber for us.  Can anyone tell me if this type of set-up seems
viable?  Has anyone set up a system like this before?

Adrienne F. King
Graduate Research Assistant
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
School of Visual Arts
University of North Texas
PO Box 305100
Denton, TX 76203

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:9
                   Distributed: Friday, July 6, 2001
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