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Repairing Historic Newspapers

Clients often come to me with historic newspapers that are in need of repair. These documents are frequently oversize and extremely fragile due to the nature of newspaper manufacture. Newspapers were intended to be ephemeral in nature, so in…

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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:…

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How To Preserve Blueprints

How do you preserve blueprints? Blueprints, otherwise known as cyanotypes, can pose specialized concerns and challenges when it comes to handling and storage. Many times, due to the processes and materials used to create them, blueprints can become acidic…