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  1. Safely Restoring an Old Birth Certificate

    Dear Donia, How do I safely pull apart a folded old birth certificate with stuck together pages?   Q. Dear Donia, I recently came across a birth certificate from 1926 from Cook County, Illinois that is folded and stuck together. I've tried to careful ...

    BMORRIS - 02/19/2021 - 22:20 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. Framing an Old Blueprint

    Dear Donia, How do I frame an old blueprint? Q. Dear Donia, I have an original blueprint of an invention of my grandfather's. The blueprint was made in 1909. I would like to frame the blueprint and display it in my office. What is the best method for ...

    BMORRIS - 02/19/2021 - 21:48 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  3. Restoring an Old Survey Map

    Dear Donia, How do I restore an old, faded survey map? Q. Dear Donia, Is there any way to restore or re-ink an old and very faded survey map? It is an early city survey map, maybe early 1900's (purple survey ink). In the event that this is a lost cau ...

    BMORRIS - 02/19/2021 - 21:14 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  4. Preserving Old Christmas Decorations Made of Cardboard

    Dear Donia, How do I preserve old cardboard Christmas house decorations?  Q. Dear Donia, How do I preserve old Christmas village decor for under the tree? They are houses made out of cardboard from the 1930's, and I would love to use them for the hol ...

    BMORRIS - 02/19/2021 - 20:44 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  5. Preserving a Label on a Coat Rack

    Dear Donia, How do I preserve a label on the bottom of an oak coat rack? Q. Dear Donia, I have an oak coat tree that I bought many years ago at a garage sale. Our house flooded, and I’m planning to sand and refinish the coat tree to remove the water damag ...

    BMORRIS - 02/19/2021 - 20:04 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  6. Safely Removing Photos from Old Scrapbook Paper

    Dear Donia, Can I safely remove photos from old black scrapbook paper by dunking them in hot water? Q.  Dear Donia, I have some old pictures from the 1920's and 1940's that are in a scrapbook that was in an attic. They are mostly of my grandmoth ...

    BMORRIS - 02/19/2021 - 19:31 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  7. 2021 Honorary Chair, Nikole Hannah-Jones

    Photo credit: James Estrin The New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and New York Times Magazine journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has been appointed as the honorary chair of Preservation Week 2021, celebrated April 25-May 1, 2021. As ...

    BMORRIS - 01/25/2021 - 11:04 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  8. Reapplying a Label to an Old Paint Can

    Dear Donia, How do I reapply a label on an old paint can?   Q. Dear Donia, I have an old paint can and would like to reapply a label that is torn before it falls off the can. What type of adhesive should I use to re-apply the label to the old can? Thanks, ...

    BMORRIS - 01/05/2021 - 11:47 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  9. SRRT Slideshow READ ME

    SLIDESHOW README Click to edit/create more slides  -- GRAPHICS ONLY.  You will need to download the graphics, and upload them into the Featured Slideshow Module in the SRRT web content! Note that this working file exists in CANVA, a free online graphics p ...

    OLIVIA - 12/28/2020 - 12:36 - Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)

  10. Mildew Smell on a Hanging Map

    Dear Donia, How do I get rid of a mildew smell from a map hanging on a wall?   Q. Dear Donia, We recently purchased a large-scale map of ancient Rome printed in 1949 and used as a teaching aid for classics and Latin. It took us a few months to order speci ...

    BMORRIS - 12/15/2020 - 10:39 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)