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Re: Permanence in General
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
- Subject: Re: Permanence in General
- From: Michel Rogerson <michaelr@UNLLIB.UNL.EDU>
- Date: Thu, 7 Nov 1996 08:02:37 -0600
- Message-Id: <199611071412.GAA17129@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
> Untold numbers of artifacts from our past have disappeared. Some from
> inherent vice, some from war. What we have is, indeed, archival by
> definition; by accident of time and circumstance.
> Enough of the past record of mankind has survived into our time that the
> estimates to conserve what is here, now, is measured in man-centuries.
> That is why we (conservators) are not overly worried about driving
> ourselves out of business by advocating permanence in artist's materials.
> Jack :-)
> Jack C. Thompson
> Thompson Conservation Lab.
> 7549 N. Fenwick
> Portland, OR 97217
Finally...a few well spoken (typed?!) words on the subject...CAN WE LEAVE
IT TO REST NOW ?!?!?!
Michel Rogerson, UNL Love Library bindery