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HANNA SZCZEPANOWSKA is a conservator of art on paper and parchment. Since 1996 she has been a supervisory conservator at the Maryland State Archives, in Annapolis. In 1978, she received her Masters Degree from the University of Nicolaus Coperincus in Torun, Poland, and in 1985, she became an AIC Fellow. As a Fulbright Scholar in 1989 and 1990, she was a conservator and consultant for the collection of the Knights of Malta at the National Library in Valletta, Old Master Drawings in Medina. This fall, she began consultation work for the Archaeological Museum in Cairo.

WAYNE WILSON is technical service manager for DuPont Teijin Films, a leading global supplier for biaxially-oriented polyester films. He is a chemical engineer and has 25 years of experience with DuPont and now DuPont Teijin Films, 17 of which has been spent in the production of Mylar, Melinex, Kaladex, and Cronar polyester films.

Received for review November 7, 1996. Revised manuscript received July 1, 1998. Accepted for publication December 1998.


1.. Information on the holdings of the Maryland State Archives can be found at www.mdarchives.state.md.us. Reports detailing the condition and damage of records were compiled by Dawn Steely, processing archivist, Maryland State Archives.

2.. Information about service temperature and other properties of the polyester film can be found at www.dupont.com/polyester in the product literature, document no. H-37232-2, p. 5.