Volume 2, Number 3, Sept 1980, p.2




WAAC Resource Booklet

Zora Pinney reports that the WAAC Resource Booklet should be available by the end of this year. Contributions are still requested--remember--the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it. Send your information on 3" x 5" file cards, giving Description, Application, and Source, with full address, telephone number and the name of a particular person to contact (if possible) to: Zora Pinney, 1620 Euclid Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Fumigation Procedures

A final conference report and recommendations, including the survey findings and an annotation of federal pesticide regulations, will be available soon from the Special Conference on Fumigants. The Conference covered fumigation procedures, government responsibilities, research and training and was organized by the Association of Systematics Collections and sponsored by the National Museum Act. For more information contact: Dr. Stephen R. Edwards, Executive Director, Association of Systematics Collections, Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 -- (913) 864-4867.

The Paper Mill Conservation Catalog and Price List

The Western Center for Archival and Conservation Materials published by the Paper Mill is now available. The main purpose of "The Paper Mill" is to provide a Western source of archival quality, fine art papers and materials for artists, art publishers, printmakers and conservators. For more information write or call: Mr. Wally Dawes, 800 Traction Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 9001--(213) 687-7248.

Preparation of Solutions of Magnesium Bicarbonate for Deacidification of Documents

Preservation Services Laboratory, Preservation Services Division, Washington, D.C. (1979) has made available for free a publication on the "Preparation of Solutions of Magnesium Bicarbonate for Deacidification of Documents." Simply write to Mr. James L. Gear, Director, Preservation Services Division, National Archives and Records Service, Washington, D C. 20408 for your copy.

Recent Articles of Interest

Los Angeles Times, July 29, 1980

"Your Photos," plastic sheets provide safe storage for your color transparencies by Albert Moldvay. A question and answer article regarding the use of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic film storage materials.

Los Angeles Monitor, August-September 1980, Vol. 1, No. 3 (free)

"Art Restoration," a half-page article and interview with Robert Fieux on his Lectro-plaque electrostatic table for conservation treatments of paintings.

Library of Congress Information Bulletin, June 20, 1980, Vol. 39, No. 25 "International Film Archivists Discuss Cold Storage of Color"

Discussion of the pros and cons of adopting cold storage as a standard practice of delaying any further fading of an institution's color film holdings. The Library of Congress Information Bulletin is issued weekly by the Library of Congress and distributed free of charge to publicly supported libraries and research institutions, academic libraries, learned societies. and allied organizations in the United States. Correspondence should be addressed to the LC Information Bulletin, Information Office, Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 20540.

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