Public Resources

PAPER AND MANUSCRIPTS

National Archives and Records Administration

How do I preserve my family papers? “Caring for Your Family Archives”

National Park Service Conservograms

Caring for Blueprints and Cyanotypes 1995

Removing Original Fasteners from Historic Documents 1993 

Archives: Preservation Through Photocopying 1993

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS AND NEGATIVES

Northeast Document Conservation Center

A Short Guide to Film Base Photographic Materials: Identification, Care, and Duplication

Types of Photographs

Care of Photographs 

Preservation of Photographs: Select Bibliography

National Archives and Records Administration “Caring for Your Family Archives”

What kind of photo album should I use?

How should I attach my photos to the album pages?

Should I remove my photographs from old albums, such as black paper albums or self-stick albums?

How should I caption my photographic prints; is there a safe way to write on the back of photographs?

How should I frame and display my photographs?

How should I store my photographic prints?

 

DIGITAL MATERIALS

Library of Congress

How to Preserve Tour Own Digital Material   

National Park Service Conservograms

Digital Storage Media 2010

Care of Archival Compact Disks 1996

Care of Archival Digital and Magnetic Media 1996

 

AUDIO MATERIALS

Conservation Online

The Care and Handling of Recorded Sound Materials

National Park Service Conservograms

Preservation of Magnetic Media 1993                                              

Council on Library and Information Resources

Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs

 

FILM AND MOVING IMAGES

Washington State Film Preservation Manual: Low-cost & No-cost Suggestions to Care for Your Film

http://www.filmforever.org/

(free PDF book):The Film Preservation Guide: The Basics for Archives, Libraries, and Museums

National Park Service Conservograms

Preservation of Magnetic Media 1993

 

GENERAL PERSONAL PRESERVATION WEBSITES

The Practical Archivist – includes some great personal preservation information such as an “answer machine” and recommendations on scanners and books.

 

PRESERVATION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Gaylord Bros.

Hollinger Metal Edge (West Coast)

Light Impressions Corporation

Tons more

 

LOCAL APPRAISAL RESOURCES

Photographs, Ephemera, and Graphics

Mike Maslan oldphoto4u@aol.com  206/587-0187

Mike Fairley Fairlook Antiques  fairlook@earthlink.net  206/622-5130

Jack Curtright  tyeejack@yahoo.com  253/383-2969

Larry Gottheim   behold@be-hold.com  (New York based but does distance appraisals)


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Craig A. Tuttle.  An Ounce of Preservation: A Guide to the Care of Papers and Photographs

Don Williams and Luisa Jagger.  Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prized Possessions

Mary Lynn Ratzenthaller.  Preserving Archives and Manuscripts (Archival Fundamentals)

2 responses to “Public Resources

  1. One other moving image preservation resource is the Washington State Film Preservation Guide, Low-cost and No-Cost Suggestions to Care for Your Film.

    http://www.lib.washington.edu/specialcoll/film/preservationmanual.pdf

  2. Pingback: An Overdue Thanks….. | Seattle Archives Preservation Roadshow

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