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Title:An Introduction to Preservation Challenges and Potential Solutions for Scrapbooks in Archival Collections
Author(s):Jennifer Hain Teper
Subject(s):Scrapbooks
preservation
archives
Abstract:Among the multitude of preservation problems archivists and special collections curators face in their collections, arguably one of the most challenging is the preservation of historic scrapbooks. Although scrapbooks do not often comprise a large portion of collections in archives or special collections, they are critically important as research tools, and their composition, irreplaceability, and complicated degradation create preservation challenges for even the most seasoned collection manager. These materials have long troubled conservators and archivists, but few have written on the topic due to the array of variability in their format, types of enclosures, and deterioration. Written for an archival audience, this article explores the composition of most scrapbooks, outlines the most common methods of deterioration, offers some simple preservation options, and considers the advantages and limitations of conservation treatment and reformatting options for these unique materials.
Issue Date:2008-10-21
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
Citation Info:Jennifer Hain Teper MSLIS/CAS (2008) An Introduction to Preservation Challenges and Potential Solutions for Scrapbooks in Archival Collections, Journal of Archival Organization, 5:3, 47-64, DOI: 10.1080/15332740802174183
Series/Report:Journal of Archival Organization
Genre:Article
Type:Text
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Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/90132
DOI:10.1080/15332740802174183
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-05-20


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