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Adhesives for archival materials

From: William L. Hopkins <whopkins>
Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Recently a question came from one of our patrons who was asking for
recommendations concerning "an archivally approved adhesive" for the
mending of tears in paper documents.  I didn't feel comfortable
recommending anything as over the last few years I've heard negative
reports about even Filmoplast and wheat starch paste.  Does anyone
know if there is a prescribed "correct" adhesive for mending tears
or is there still some debate?

William L. Hopkins
Manager of Collections
American Heritage Center
Dept. 3924
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
307-766-6836
Fax: 307-766-5511


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