Re: Preserving fragile documents - Barbara A. Kissell
Subject: Re: Preserving fragile documents
From: Barbara A. Kissell
Date: April 11, 1999

You can also get acid free sheet protectors to preserve your
-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] 
To: [email protected] 
Date: Thursday, April 01, 1999 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: Preserving fragile documents

In a message dated 4/1/99 7:27:05 PM Central Standard Time,
>[email protected] writes:
 Could anyone kindly advise me on preserving them from further

>Paper has acid in it which is used in some way in the paper-making
>So all paper has a tendence to rot, or literally eat itself up. The
acid in
>it makes it deteriate. I don't know how you can stop that. What I do
with old
>newspaper clippings is laminate them to keep them from falling apart.
I press
>them in a large book with a weight, or more books sitting on it over
>or for as long as it takes to get all of the wrinkles out. Office
>Office Max, large Walmart Stores, and Sams Stores have the lamination
>You have to be very careful because if you don't get the old sheet in
>right place on the gummy sheet, there is no getting it up to move it.
>you get it on a sheet of the lamination material, it is pretty easy
to lay a
>sheet on the other side. Then you can take a razor blade and a
>edge(ruler) and trim of the excess clear lamination material. Some
>supply shops may laminate the old deteriating sheets for you. Just
ask around
>or look in the yellow pages, or ask at a printing shop. They should
be able
>to direct you.
>If you choose to do it yourself, practice with plain paper until you
get the
>feel and learn hos to do it. The old sheets will be a little more
>because they are so limp and fragile.

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