Preservation Resources

Internet Resources

Conservation OnLine is an excellent single-source site (produced and maintained by the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries) for accessing conservation/preservation information on the Web. See, especially their “Conservation/Preservation Information for the General Public” pages.


Long, James S. and Richard W. Caring for Your Family Treasures: Heritage Preservation. New York, N.Y.: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000.

Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn. Archives & Manuscripts: Conservation, A Manual on Physical Care and Management. SAA, Basic Manual Series. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1993. This is an excellent publication, with much detail clearly presented, including a section on conservation procedures. See the Society of American Archivists website under Publications/Preservation.

Archival Products Suppliers

A good web source, again, is the Conservation OnLine (CoOL) site maintained by the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries. Under “Conservation Topics” click on their “Suppliers,” and then “Commercial Services, Suppliers, etc.”


American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, 1156 15th Street NW, Ste. 320 Washington, DC 20005 ( 202) 452-9545

Society of North Carolina Archivists, P.O. Box 20448, Raleigh, NC 27619.

North Carolina Division of Archives and Records, 109 East Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601. tel. (919) 807-7310.

Northeast Document Conservation Center, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA 01810-1494. (978) 470-1010

Society of American Archivists, 17 North State Street, Suite 1425, Chicago, IL 60602-3315. tel. (866) 722-7858.

Conservation Labs (Local, Greensboro, NC)

Etherington Conservation Services, 6204 Corporate Park Drive, Browns Summit, NC 27214-9745. tel. 800.444.7534