Re: Scouting memorabilia
Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 13:34:21 -0500
At 11:18 AM 7/9/97 -0500, settummanque, or blackeagle (Mike Walton) wrote:
>Old books are best kept in plastic "baggies", which is also a good idea for
>rare patches as well. The "baggies" come in various sizes and with the
>ziplock (recommended) to accomodate just about any sized book.
I gotta disagree with you about keeping books in baggies. There's the
danger of sealing in moisture, bugs & pollutents. Also, standard baggies
are not suitable for long-term (archival) storage of paper products. If
books must be wrapped up (to keep the dust out is about the only reason I
can think of) they can be wrapped up in acid free paper. If the
environmental conditions are such that they need more protection they are in
the wrong place and should be moved.
I'm not up on conservation of cloth artifacts but I suspect that the same
holds true as for paper.
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
311 N. Spring St. Outside of a dog, a book is
Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
(414) 887-4631 (fax 887-4633) a dog it's too dark to read.
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