The Irving W. Greenwald Diary describes life for an army private both in an army camp in New York and at the Western Front in France during World War I. The diary was recently treated by a book conservator to ensure its continued preservation by mending the pages, resewing the text block, and repairing the original binding. Part 1
This article is about the experience of a summer intern in the Preservation Directorate, General Collections Conservation Section at the Library of Congress. It contains descriptions of basic repairs, book-making and paper-making labs, and other activities.
Lieselotte Dubert, interned for the Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD) over the summer, she worked to expand their colorant reference collection. PRTD has a collection of over 500 pigments and dyes within their collection of reference materials and samples.
Cindy Connelly Ryan, Preservation Science Specialist, recounts her trip to the 50th annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) this May, held in-person for the first time since 2019.
For over a decade, scientists at the Library have been using sealed, low-oxygen anoxic display encasements for the concurrent exhibition and preservation of iconic objects. The Library currently maintains two of these exhibition encasements for displaying iconic maps by Abel Buell and Martin Waldseemüller.