ERIC Number: ED351035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Conservation and Preservation of Humanities Research Collections. Essays on Treatment and Care of Rare Books, Manuscripts, Photography, and Art on Paper and Canvas.
Oliphant, Dave, Ed.
The 10 essays in this collection describe conservation and preservation projects conducted at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Eight of the 10 essays, each of which is written by a member of the Center's staff, address conservation treatments and issues. Two essays deal with preserving materials by housing and handling them appropriately. The essays are introduced by James Stroud, the Center's Chief Conservator, and all them are accompanied by photographs relating to the problems or processes described. The essays are entitled: (1) "Conservation Treatment of a Bound Manuscript in the Byron Collection" (Karen Pavelka); (2) "'D. H. Lawrence's The First Lady Chatterly': Conservation Treatment of a Twentieth-Century Bound Manuscript" (Carol Sue Whitehouse); (3) "Conservation of the Burned Fragments in the William Faulkner Collection" (Ellen Weir) (4) "A Summer Internship in Paintings Conservation" (Jill Whitten); (5) "Treatments of Five Nineteenth-Century Cloth Case-Bound Books" (Mary C. Baughman); (6) "Conserving Art for Traveling Exhibition: Treatment of a Storyboard" (Sue Murphy); (7) "The K-118' Binding Structure: A 500-Year-Old Experiment for Modern-Day Book Conservation" (Bruce Levy); (8) "Henry Peach Robinson's 'Bringing Home the May': Conservation Treatment of a Nineteenth-Century Albumen Print" (Barbara Brown) (9) "Housing, When and Why" (Frank Yezer); and (10) "The General Libraries Preservation Program: A Preliminary Report" (Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa). Notes on the contributors and a list of recent publications of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center are included. (KRN)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Books, Higher Education, Humanities, Library Technical Processes, Manuscripts, Repair, Research Libraries
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, P.O. Box 7219, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 ($17.95, plus shipping).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.
Identifiers: Book Binding; Book Restoration; Book Storage; Rare Books; University of Texas Austin
Note: Photographs may not reproduce well.