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Recovering Wet Photographs

When you are faced with disaster scenarios that threaten your book and paper-based collections, it is helpful to know how to respond and minimize the damage incurred to your precious artifacts.  The following is a primer I have put…

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Recovering Books and Works of Art on Paper From Fires

Notes from Carteret County Fire Recovery Workshop Burnsville Museum, June 2, 2014 In this workshop, the Cultural Resources Emergency Support Team created a mock museum, and set it on fire.  Workshop participants were then brought in two days later,…

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How To Care For Your Family Documents

Do you have a collection of genealogical documents, such as birth certificates, diplomas, marriage licenses, maps, family bibles, journals, scrapbooks or other paper-based genealogical materials that require safekeeping? Here are some basic storage guidelines to help protect your valuables:…