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Subject: Flooding in Peterborough, Ontario

Flooding in Peterborough, Ontario

From: Iona McCraith <iona.mccraith>
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Following last weeks heavy rainfall and flooding in Peterborough,
Ontario, the Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives (PCMA) have
asked me to post a short report on the status of the Roy Studio and
the Parks Photographic Collections that are housed in the
Peterborough Public Library.  Although further clean-up and repair
work still remains to be carried out in the library basement, which
was flooded, the condition of the Parks and Roy Collections is
stable.  Of the approximately 300,000 Roy Studio images only about
10% became wet and may have sustained some damage.  The wet material
has been frozen and will be dried by a commercial salvage and
recovery company.  Following that, a determination will be made of
any further remedial treatment that made be needed.  The
environmental conditions are stabilized within the storage vault and
the remaining photographs have sustained no damage.

The PCMA staff are now working with staff from the Canadian
Conservation Institute and the salvage and recovery company to
determine what further steps need to be taken to restore normal
operations.  The staff from the Peterborough Centennial Museum and
Archives extend their sincere appreciation and thanks to all those
individuals and institutions that sent offers of assistance and
expressions of concern.

Iona McCraith
Preservation Consultant
Archives Association of Ontario
Fax: 705-277-2091

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:8
                 Distributed: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
                        Message Id: cdl-18-8-002
Received on Tuesday, 20 July, 2004

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