Re: Scouting memorabilia
Bob Myers (focus@FUSE.NET)
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 19:18:03 -0400
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
> ziplock (recommended) to accomodate just about any sized book.
> but yet functional.
Just a day or two ago, I heard a story on a local National Public Radio
station talking about how the 500 year old books are in better shape
than the 100 years old books because of the acid content of modern
paper. The story concluded with an emphatic statement that we should
not keep old books in plastic. They recommended a normal normal shelf,
with slightly cool temperatures, and a constant humidity of 50-60% (if
my memory serves me well).
Bob Myers, Troop 3, Cincinnati, Ohio
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City