Tag Archives: conservation

Field Trip: BYU Book Conservation Lab

Have you ever wondered how a large academic library keeps the most frequently used books in its collection in good condition? Who takes care of the rare volumes? I got to find out when the head conservator of the Harold … Continue reading

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Kingsport: Conserving the Sprankle Scrapbooks

Leroy Sprankle (1894-1972) was an important figure in the  City of Kingsport ‘s high school athletics and education history. The Archives of the City of Kingsport is fortunate to have a large collection of Sprankle’s scrapbooks, which include correspondence, photographs, clippings, and … Continue reading

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Kingsport: Scrapbooks

I just finished processing the Kingsport Altrusa Club Records for the Archives of the City of Kingsport. It is a very large collection that includes about a dozen scrapbooks.

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Kingsport: The Sticky Collection

Quick! If you have photo albums in the attic, finish reading this post later and get those albums to a more stable environment, pronto! We have a new collection to process at the Kingsport Archives: The Altrusa Records. I’ve nicknamed it “The … Continue reading

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Field Trip: East Tennessee History Center

Yesterday, thanks to Eric Head and his co-workers, I was treated to a wonderful behind-the-scenes tour of the East Tennessee History Center in Knoxville, TN. Where to begin?

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Blogiversary: Barely Walking

Happy anniversary to me! I have been blogging for one year, now. Although this is only my 74th post and not yet a nice, round 75, I will be on vacation all this week. While I am away at Camp-wish-I-were-at-the-beach, I … Continue reading

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Kingsport: Up in Smoke

I cannot say enough about savvy citizens who are aware of the archives and, when they find a treasure, think to donate it to the archives. Yea, for them!

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Day 16: Collections Processing

Today was a most unusual day in the archives. I experienced two lasts and one first! I took the last bit of ephemera from the Miscellaneous Papers series to the paper conservator and now she can finish making the neat … Continue reading

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Day 15: Collections Processing

Do you know how many times I have had locks of hair and rose petals fall into my lap, this week, while processing the Correspondence Series? I’ve lost count.

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Day 13: Collections Processing

I wanted to start by thanking everybody who has been reading my blog. I can feel your support and it is so appreciated! I took a picture of some letters, today, to give an idea of how loving the Brown … Continue reading

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