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Re: [BKARTS] Preserving newspaper



I assume the article R. F. is referring to is:
Margaret Hey. The washing and aqueous deacidification of paper. in: The
Paper Conservator. Vol 4. 1979 pp. 66-80
The article is extremely informative and still valid.
Gudrun

At 06:30 PM 11/18/04 +0000, you wrote:
In regard to the discussion on newsprint, most modern paper is such
poor quality compared to old paper that it seems to rapidly degrade and
turn yellow.   For some cuttings I have between 70 and 10 years old
that I keep for my family history archives I have simply washed the
newspaper in tap water to remove soluble contaminants and then
deacidified the cutting in diluted calcium hydroxide solution (50:50) as
describe in the "The Paper Conservator" back in 1976-79.  This seems
to be quite satisfactory.

Rodney Fry
Crowthorne
England

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