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CCAHA Resources

CCAHA's Preservation Resources provide information on a range of preservation topics from assessing priorities, to preparing collections for moving, to emergency preparedness. Below you'll find short fact sheets targeted to staff in collecting institutions or others who are involved in collections care activities. Click the link to view or download the PDF. In addition, see the Other Resources section at the bottom of this page for links to other organizations and resources for preservation information.

An Illustrated Guide to Book Terminology, Part I: Book Structure
An Illustrated Guide to Book Terminology, Part II: Conservation Treatment
Arresting Time: The Preventive Care of Book Collections
Freezing & Drying Techniques
Guidelines for Moving
Light Exposure of Artifacts on Exhibition
Managing a Mold Invasion: Guidelines for Disaster Response
New Opportunities in Social Media
Photocopying Guidelines
Preservation Planning
Preventive Conservation Primer
Selecting Storage Materials
Storing Your Photographic Collection
Treatment Priority Categories
Winterizing Historic Buildings
More Preservation Resources will be available soon!

Emergency Resource Guide

Download the Mid-Atlantic Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness (PDF) to find a list of over 100 vendors and associations for reference. Knowing whom to call and having some supplies on-hand helps save time and allows staff to respond as quickly as possible in an emergency.

The Mid-Atlantic Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness is partially subsidized through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Other Resources

American Association for State and Local History

American Association of Museums

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

American Library Association

Delaware Valley Archivists Group

Heritage Preservation

Image Permanence Institute

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

Museum Council of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley

Society of American Archivists

Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places