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Preservation of clippings

From: Gary Saretzky <saretzky>
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 1998
Linda Most <most [at] kravis__org> writes

>I have in my collection ten storage boxes of newspaper press
>clippings which date back to the mid 1980s.  Some are mounted on
>bond paper using various types of clear tape and some are filed as
>clipped.  We have made the management decision to begin immediate
>preservation photocopying of this collection and will probably scan
>the copies into digital storage in the near future, but there is a
>part of me that hesitates to discard the originals, brittle and
>yellow as some are becoming.

The Monmouth County Archives in Manalapan, New Jersey, is working on
a clipping project involving more than 70 record cartons of
clippings from a defunct newspaper from the period 1970-1985.
Although no clippings have yet been discarded, the plan is to retain
only a small proportion of the originals, based on two criteria:
color photos (a black-and-white photocopier will be used) and
clippings on very significant events that might be potential exhibit
items.  After photocopying, we plan to microfilm the photocopies
using a rotary camera.

Gary Saretzky, Archivist, Monmouth County
Gary D. Saretzky, Coordinator, Public History Internship Program,
Rutgers University; Archivist, Monmouth County, New Jersey; Chair,
NJ Caucus, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

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