An Ounce of Preservation: A Guide to the Care of Papers and Photographs. By Craig A. Tuttle. 1995. Softcover, 111 pp., $12.95. Published by Rainbow Books, Inc., Highland City, FL.
Written by an archivist, An Ounce of Preservation is an illustrated “how-to” book for the preservation of letters, posters, works of art on paper, certificates, comic books, journals, scrapbooks, magazines, newspapers, stamps, sport cards, postcards, photographs, slides and movie film. The author teaches the reader how to recognize and treat deterioration, repair and clean, and properly store materials. Included are safeguarding tips against culprits of destruction—temperature, humidity, fungi, insects and rodents, light exposure, water damage, framing, lamination, adhesives, and fire. Damage often results from effort to protect, such as the use of magnetic photo albums and some types of framing. Lamination, Tuttle warns, contain acids which cause photographs and documents to deteriorate. A chapter is devoted to the arrangement of a collection of photographs and documents, a list of recommended preservation products suppliers, and an index add to the usefulness of this book. Genealogists devote much time and expense in their pursuit of documents and photographs; An Ounce of Preservation will help them save such valuable collections for the next generation.
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