A guest blog post by Arnold Bhebhe, a 2021 HBCU Library Alliance intern with the Preservation Research and Testing Division at the Library of Congress. He is a rising sophomore at Alabama State University, pursuing a major in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science.
The following is a guest blog post by Darshai Hollie, 2021 HBCU Library Alliance intern with the Preservation Directorate's Conservation Division at the Library of Congress. She is a rising senior at Spelman College, pursuing a major in History and a minor in Cultural Studies.
Preservation gives us a special way of looking through the library. The questions we ask while maintaining these works reward us with distinctive answers about the intentions, knowledge, and creativity that they embody. This blog is intended to help you see the collections through our eyes by giving you the literary equivalent of a look over the shoulder of the Library’s preservation staff as they do their work.