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Re: paper conservator needed
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- Subject: Re: paper conservator needed
- From: Pam Spitzmueller <spitzmue@BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU>
- Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 14:52:16 -0600
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Ken Herrera should contact the American Institute for Conservation, 1717 K
St. N.W., Suite 301, Wash., D.C. 20006,
202-452-9328 and ask about the Conservation Services Referral System.
At 03:09 PM 2/13/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi all. I am forwarding this message from rec.collecting.books. Please
>reply directly to the author below.
>I am a collector of historic newspapers (18th and 19th centuries) and have
>recently come into possession of a Leominster, Massachusetts "Telescope"
>from January 9th, 1800 that contains a front page report on George
>Washington's funeral. Adding to the value of this paper is the fact that is
>it volume one number two of the "Telescope" ! The Union List indicates this
>is one of only two known to exist. My problem is the paper is in need of
> I know there is no way to restore lost text, etc., but there is very
>little in the way of lost text in this paper... it does however need work at
>the folds and spine. Does anyone know where I can have such work done? I am
>doing my best to preserve this piece of history, but attempts so far to
>locate someone who can do this work for an individual have proven fruitless.
> I've contacted the Newseum in Arlington, Virginia...to no avail... I've
>spoken with the folks at the Smithsonian in Washington...again to no avail.
>I've conducted a search using AltaVista but find only how-to options. I need
>someone who does this professionally, with a reputable company and am
>willing to pay top dollar to restore this paper.
> Please help if you know of a company that fits the bill!
>Ken Herrera- Associated Press, Washington DC