Since 1987 I have assisted several libraries and archives in securing financial support from state funds for the conservation of their collections.  I devised the treatment strategies, wrote the treatment sections of the grant applications, and performed all work.  A partial list follows:

Adirondack Museum
88 Volumes of Adirondack Regional Guidebooks were
cleaned, deacidified, disbound, mended,
encapsulated, and post bound.

American Museum of Natural History
8,500 items from a 21-volume scrapbook
collection were dismounted and reformatted.

Fashion Institute of Technology
29,500 sketches from the Berley Collection
were dismounted, washed, deacidified,
mended, and reformatted.

Fashion Institute of Technology
5,500 sketches from the Meyer Collection were
dismounted, washed, mended, and reformatted.

Fort Ticonderoga
Selected book repair or rebinding and drop
spine boxing for 476 books.

Leo Baeck Institute
Selected book repair or rebinding and drop
spine boxing for 332 books.

Library Company of Burlington
Selected book repair or rebinding and drop
spine boxing for 538 books.

New York City Parks Department
25,000 pages comprising 175 volumes of the printed Annual Reports
and Minutes of the New York City Parks Department were
cleaned, deacidified, disbound, mended, encapsulated
in mylar sleeves, and post bound.

New York County Archives
33,200 pages comprising the 63 volumes
of the Mayor's Court, 1674-1821, were
cleaned, disbound, spray deacidified,
mended, and boxed.

New York County Archives
18,000 vellum and paper rolled manuscript
documents of the New York Supreme Court,
17th-19th centuries, were cleaned, humidified,
flattened, mended, and reformatted.

 

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Jeffrey M. Rigby, AIC
Library & Archive Conservation
167 Route 25
Hudson, NY 12534

Phone/Fax: 518 828 5929
Email: info@jeffrigby.com