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Teaching and Outreach

Myanmar Preservation Training

In 2016, I traveled on behalf of ASU Library to Myanmar to present a series of workshops and presentations about library preservation over the course of two weeks in October. The first week of the program consisted of two hands-on training workshops in basic book repair and box making that were supplemented by a three-part […]

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Conservation

Treatment of the “Journal of Health (1830)”

Information about this item Date: September 7, 2007 Conservator: Suzy Morgan Instructor: Chela Metzger Call Number/Collection: Personal Author: n/a Imprint: Philadelphia, 1830 Title: Journal of Health, Volume 1 Collation/foliation: 50 double-folio sections, sewn three-on. Format: Quarto Dimensions (binding): H 22.4 x W 14.7 x T 3 (cm) Dimensions (text block): H 21.7 x W 13.5 […]

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Conservation

Treatment of “Martini Opitti Deutscher Poematum”

Information about this item Date: July 2009 Conservator: Suzy Morgan Call Number/Collection: SPEC 831.5 061d, Northwestern University Library, Special Collections Author: Martin Opitz Imprint: Breslau, 1637 Title: Martini Opitti Deutscher Poematum Dimensions (binding): H 22.4 x W 14.7 x T 3 (cm) Dimensions (text block): H 21.7 x W 13.5 x T 2.7 (cm) Treatment […]

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Bookbinding

Limp Vellum Binding

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Conservation Portfolio

Treatment of Sam Houston Letter

Information about object Date: 10/23/07 PCS Identification number: 08-34 Owner/Custodian: Center for American History Title/Subject/Description: February 3, 1843 Letter from Sam Houston Creator: Sam Houston Date of production: February 3, 1843 Place of production: Executive Apartment, Washington Treatment Report Description Dimensions (Primary Support):English: 26.02” H x 36.18” LMetric: 66.1 cm H x cm 91.9 cm […]

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Conservation Portfolio

Batch treatment of “Colecction de Documentos relativos a la vida publica del liberatador de colombia y del peru Simon Bolivar”

This was a batch treatment of seven volumes in which the loose boards were reattached and the spine leather replaced with treated Moriki paper. Date: January 1, 2009 Call Number/Collection: Northwestern University Library, 980 C691 (7 volumes) Imprint: Imprenta de Devisme hermanos (Caracas), 1826-29 Title: Colecction de Documentos relativos a la vida publica del liberatador […]

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Conservation Portfolio

Treatment of an Ira Aldridge Theater Broadside

Ira Alrdidge theater broadsides Date: January 27, 2009 Owner/Custodian: Northwestern University Library Special Collections Title/Subject/Description (.01): Ira Aldridge theater broadside Creator: W. Reynolds (9 Exeter Street, London) Date of production: London Place of production: 1833 Before Treatment Front (Left Half): Ambient Light Front (Left Half): Raking Light Back (Left Half): Ambient Light Back (Left Half): […]

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Exhibits

Just One Word: Plastics

Syracuse University Library, 2009

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ConserveThis! Archive Uncategorized

Is this a…?

I hope this makes some writers feel Very Seen

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ConserveThis! Archive

The red velvet vampyre

About a month ago my lab moved temporarily from one campus to another. During the move out we unearthed many forgotten supplies, including some pieces of red velvet book cloth. Given that it’s probably not very “archival”, I was a little baffled as to why we had it in the lab in the first place. […]