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Subject: Archives Conservation Discussion Group

Archives Conservation Discussion Group

From: Kristen St. john <kstjohn>
Date: Monday, April 22, 2002
The Archives Conservation Discussion Group (a special interest group
within  the Book and Paper Group) will meet at the AIC Annual
Meeting in Miami on June 10th, Monday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:30
pm. This year's topic is humidification and flattening for archival
collections and will focus on the use of humidification chambers and
other humidification systems, along with approaches to drying and

More than a how-to session, this meeting will seek to exchange
information of particular relevance for humidifying archival
collections. Examples of this might include: surface cleaning prior
to humidification, fasteners (such as staples, grommets, etc.),
maintaining original order, seals and other forms of attachments,
methods of testing media, mold damaged materials, varnished and
lined maps, various paper types, and levels of appropriate

We are soliciting your participation and welcome anyone who has a
method of humidification or flattening that has been effective with
archival collections, and also those who have experience and
information to share on the issues listed above.

A slide and data projector will be available for those who care to
share images.  Please contact

    Kathy Ludwig
    kathy.ludwig [at] nara__gov


    Kristen St.John
    kstjohn [at] rci__rutgers__edu

with your contribution so that we can best organize the 90 minute
discussion.  We'd like to limit contributions to approximately 5
minutes, so that as much information as possible can be shared and
allow time for dialog.

Kristen St.John, Conservator
Special Collections and University Archives
Rutgers University Libraries
169 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163
Fax: 732-932-7012

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Received on Monday, 22 April, 2002

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