PRESERVATION in ARCHIVES and SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
DEFINITIONSPreservationConservationRestoration
VALUE Historic/ artifactual value Evidentiary/ legal value Textual/ scholarly value
Properties of the Original Format  Date Medium  Artist/Author Substrate Recipient Condition /Owner
Is the format stable?
folds here
Isspecial housing required?
sharppoint
Reducehandling
Displaystorageworkswonders
slides out Is storage really permanent? notch
Is the medium stable?
Hectograph VS Mimeograph•soluble in •soluble in non-polaralcohol solvents (oily “halo”)•fugitive color •...
Diazo print tan recto, white verso Blue Line ...
Agents of Deterioration Heat Humidity Light Pestsand Fungi Inherent Vice Handling
Agents ofDeterioration
Agents of Deterioration Heat  starts harmful chemical reactions Humidity ...
Agents of Deterioration Heat  promotes mold growth and insect Humidity ...
Agents of Deterioration Heat  starts harmful Humidity chemical reactions ...
Agents of Deterioration Heat  eat paper, leather, textiles, and glue Humidi...
Agents of Deterioration Heat  starts harmful chemical reactions Humidity ...
Agents of Deterioration Heat  deposits harmful chemicals Humidity ...
Is thereInherent Vice?
Is thesubstratestable?
Monitor moderate severe your Collections severe slightControls
Isolatedamagingmaterials
Questions?
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Preservation of Archives and Special Collections

This was a 2007 presentation from the ARSCOR (Archives and Special Collections Roundtable); revised 2013
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Preservation of Archives and Special Collections

  • 1. PRESERVATION in ARCHIVES and SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
  • 2. DEFINITIONSPreservationConservationRestoration
  • 3. VALUE Historic/ artifactual value Evidentiary/ legal value Textual/ scholarly value
  • 4. Properties of the Original Format  Date Medium  Artist/Author Substrate Recipient Condition /Owner
  • 5. Is the format stable?
  • 6. folds here
  • 7. Isspecial housing required?
  • 8. sharppoint
  • 9. Reducehandling
  • 10. Displaystorageworkswonders
  • 11. slides out Is storage really permanent? notch
  • 12. Is the medium stable?
  • 13. Hectograph VS Mimeograph•soluble in •soluble in non-polaralcohol solvents (oily “halo”)•fugitive color •durable color Do you know your media?
  • 14. Diazo print tan recto, white verso Blue Line printPracticeidentifying uniformprocesses paper tone, Prussian Blue image color
  • 15. Agents of Deterioration Heat Humidity Light Pestsand Fungi Inherent Vice Handling
  • 16. Agents ofDeterioration
  • 17. Agents of Deterioration Heat  starts harmful chemical reactions Humidity (cross-linking and Light chain scission) Pests and Fungi  makes materials expand, crack, warp, Inherent Vice and separate Handling  promotes mold growth
  • 18. Agents of Deterioration Heat  promotes mold growth and insect Humidity activity Light  makes materials Pests and Fungi expand, warp, cockle  may cause stains Inherent Vice Handling
  • 19. Agents of Deterioration Heat  starts harmful Humidity chemical reactions (cross-linking and Light chain scission) Pests and Fungi  may cause stains Inherent Vice  fades pigments and Handling dyes
  • 20. Agents of Deterioration Heat  eat paper, leather, textiles, and glue Humidity (create holes or thin Light spots) Pests and Fungi  cause stains  create health hazard Inherent Vice Handling
  • 21. Agents of Deterioration Heat  starts harmful chemical reactions Humidity (cross-linking and Light chain scission) Pests and Fungi  makes materials physically weak Inherent Vice Handling
  • 22. Agents of Deterioration Heat  deposits harmful chemicals Humidity  causes stains Light  causes mechanical Pests and Fungi damage (creases, Inherent Vice tears, cracks, etc.) Handling
  • 23. Is thereInherent Vice?
  • 24. Is thesubstratestable?
  • 25. Monitor moderate severe your Collections severe slightControls
  • 26. Isolatedamagingmaterials
  • 27. Questions?

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