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Monday December 13 2010

The Fall issue of Art-i-facts is now available online!

    • Art-i-facts Fall 2010 Cover (for news section)

This issue features M. Louise Baker's scientific illustrations, Hermann Schwarzmann's architectural drawings for the Centennial Exposition of 1876, and the Lutheran Archives Center's work to raise the match for treatment of Henry Mühlenberg's journals.

Thursday December 2 2010

Treatment Focus: Preserving the legacy of Paul Robeson

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    • Robeson USO tour photograph
    • Robeson Othello poster
    • Conservation Technician Amber Hares mending a pamphlet
    • Conservation Technician Amber Hares surface cleaning a pamphlet cover with grated eraser
    • Robeson materials soaking in a bath

CCAHA staff are currently treating a collection of the performer and activist's letters, books, Broadway posters, and concert programs from the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection of Temple University Libraries.

Friday November 19 2010

Bruce Springsteen boxed set showcases CCAHA's digitization services

    • Bruce Springsteen The Promise notebook facsimile

The Bruce Springsteen album released on November 16 includes an 80-page spiral notebook containing facsimiles of Springsteen's written lyrics and photographs.  Many of the pages come from scans taken while Springsteen's original lyric notebooks were at CCAHA last year.

Friday October 29 2010

Treatment Focus: Conserving the Meade Album, a Civil War vet's life-long project

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    • Jess inpainting Meade Album
    • First page of Civil War Museum's Meade Album
    • Close-up of Jess inpainting Meade Album
    • George Meade, Jr. Photo from Meade Album

The Civil War Museum of Philadelphia's Meade Album holds almost 1,400 carte-de-visite portraits of all the officers who served in the Union Army of the Potomac.

Wednesday October 13 2010

Digitizing the work of a Parsons The New School for Design alumnus

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    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 1
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 2
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 3
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 4
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 5
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 6

Among its many collections, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives at Parsons The New School for Design holds examples of past student work.  Digitizing the archives' materials makes the work more readily available and serves as a preservation measure.

Thursday October 7 2010

Connecting to Collections shows results in improving collections care

    • Image for C2C A Report to the Nation

IMLS has released Connecting to Collections: A Report to the Nation, showing that the program has provided thousands of museum and library professionals with resources and technical assistance to care for endangered collections.

Wednesday September 29 2010

Preserving a family collection

    • Photo for Lee's blog

Lee Price, CCAHA's Director of Development, recently launched a blog to follow CCAHA's ongoing efforts to preserve his family's collection of photos, artwork, and memorabilia.

Wednesday September 29 2010

Treatment Focus: The adventure of treating an original Sherlock Holmes manuscript

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    • Sherlock Holmes manuscript
    • Sherlock Holmes manuscript first page
    • Arthur Conan Doyle's signature
    • Sherlock Holmes manuscript cover

CCAHA's book section has been working on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original manuscript for The Adventure of the Empty House, a Sherlock Holmes story, which recently arrived from the Rosenbach Museum & Library.

Wednesday September 15 2010

Digitizing a cave explorer's diary

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    • Wind Cave original and facsimile cover shot
    • Wind Cave original and facsimile page 1
    • Wind Cave original and facsimile middle page

One of these books is the original and the other a more to find out which is which!

Wednesday September 8 2010

Environmental Management presentations now available online

    • Kim monitoring environment

Michael Henry, Ricard Kerschner and James Reilly have generously offered to make their Environmental Management presentations available on our website.  Click here for more information and to view them all.

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