HIST 3500 Conservation and Preservation of Library and Archival Materials

3 hours; 3 credits

A basic overview of the preservation of documents, books, photographs, and other paper-based materials, as well as digital collections. Through a hands-on experience in the college?s book and paper conservation laboratory, students will learn to analyze the condition of paper artifacts, investigate varied treatments and re-housing options, apply different conservation methods and techniques, and understand the critical role of conservation and preservation in libraries and archives. Does not count towards the History major or the History minor


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