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Hollinger Metal Edge

Ask preservation expert Donia Conn a question about preserving your family photos, letters, or documents.

Each month one question will be selected at random and the contributor will receive a Document Preservation Kit from Hollinger Metal Edge

Learn more about the Dear Donia Monthly Raffle and read answers to questions submitted in previous months.


Please note: ALA offers this service as a convenience to the public, but please understand that the best, most reliable answers can only be made when a preservation or conservation professional sees your item. Since we can't do so here, please understand that this is generic advice, and may not be best for your particular item. ALA's preservation advisors will do their best, but you are wholly and exclusively responsible for applying this advice. ALA, its Divisions, or its Preservation Week partner institutions and preservation advisors cannot be held responsible for your application of this advice, or any damage that might result.

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