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Treatment of an Ira Aldridge Theater Broadside

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): […]

Preservation Awareness Exhibit

Location Northwestern University Library Date 2009

Just One Word: Plastics

Just One Word: Plastics

Syracuse University Library, 2009

A clean sweep of a herbal

A clean sweep of a herbal

Today I’m working on a treatment that is basically the rare book equivalent of cleaning under the couch cushions. This 2-volume herbal was used by a previous owner as a plant press, and many leaves, flowers and other assorted plant parts were discovered in-between its […]

Pop-up book vampire dentistry

Pop-up book vampire dentistry

Sometimes being a book conservator means you have to do a little dental work on Dracula’s fangs.  This is a pop-up book that’s going into an upcoming exhibit in our library – unfortunately, one side of Dracula’s teeth had become detached and pushed back into […]

Mold Remediation

Mold Remediation

Some before and after photos of a recent mold remediation treatment I’ve been working on. It’s a collection of more than a hundred architectural drawings, paintings, and photographic reproductions that were damaged by mold prior to their acquisition by the library.  Fortunately, most of the […]