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From: "Trevia W Beverly" <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Document preservation.
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 06:47:12 -0600
Rose, wherever you live, hopefully there is a large library with perhaps an
archival arm that you could ask. The Houston Public Library system includes
the HMRC (Houston Metropolitan Research Center) and they have trained
archivists who will advise. Another possibility, is to check the telephone
book for antique dealers ... not the ones who sell furniture and whatever,
but the ones who usually deal though auctions. Often they can be of
assistance. If you are near your state archives, this is one of the best
sources I know. Or a large museum that has trained personnel.
If you live anywhere in the Southwest (TX AR OK LA), although we have
members all over the nation, I will be happy to give you a couple of names.
I believe that you should actually take the item to someone experience in
the field rather than take advice from those of us who are guessing to its
real condition. "Tightly rolled for 100 years" is not an item I'd touch
without trying to get it to someone with archival and restoration
And when you get ready to photograph it, hopefully, do invest in
professional work. And you might think about having at least one extra copy
made for whatever repository seems most appropriate.
Trevia Wooster Beverly
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From: "Vosburg" <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 12:05 AM
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Document preservation.
> How can I soften a document that has been tightly rolled for nearly 100
> years? I would like to look at it, photograph it for my book, perhaps
> even frame it. I don't want to smear the ink that I am sure is fading
> or tear the edges. It is a large document. Perhaps a "Perfect
> Attendance" certificate or diploma. Thanks, Rose
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