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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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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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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

Preservation Awareness Exhibit

Location Northwestern University Library Date 2009

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Exhibits

Just One Word: Plastics

Syracuse University Library, 2009

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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. […]

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When good negatives go bad…

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Things they don’t tell you in book conservation grad school…

Things they don’t tell you in book conservation grad school: one day your job will be to make a housing for a large papier-mâché chicken puppet.

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Some scenes from the move of our archives and special collections…

Some scenes from the move of our archives and special collections: empty shelves contrasted with full book trays on their way to offsite storage. My library will be undergoing a massive renovation early this coming year, and I am the one managing the logistics involved in moving our collections to offsite storage and other points […]

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Arizo……na

Bystander: I think the letters you picked are too b-   Bookbinder: ¯_(ツ)_/¯