Looking to preserve your family photos?
Need advice on how to save Grandma's wedding dress?
Trying to keep that old bible from falling apart?
Want to landmark or preserve your historic building?
Follow these links for professional archival and preservation advice!
The Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists - An extensive collection of preservation publications written for the public.
Northeast Document Conservation Center - Founded in 1973, the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NDCC) was created to address the rapid deterioration of older paper-based documents in a number of institutions across New England. On their website, visitors can learn about their conservation and imaging services, and also examine some of their fine resources intended for members of the preservation community. The Resources area is a good place to start, as it contains a number of suggestions for preserving private and family collections and also contains a set of additional web-based resources and links. (Description from The Internet Scout Project - http://scout.wisc.edu)
National Park Service - A primary goal of Technical Preservation Services (TPS) is to publish state-of-the-art information that conveys responsible methods of caring for historic buildings. Since its inception TPS has produced over 150 publications that are currently in print and readily available to the public, and has sold and distributed over 5 million copies. The collection includes Standards and Guidelines, public service leaflets and books on using the Tax Incentives, reports on conserving fragile historic building materials, case studies on specific structures, and a wealth of technical preservation guidance on preserving historic buildings and landscapes. Series currently include Preservation Briefs, Preservation Tech Notes, Technical Reports, Program/Training Information, and Co-Published Books. (Description from National Park Service website)
American Association for State and Local History - The AASLH has a number of technical leaflets available for a small fee. They include: Log Cabin Restoration (1974), Protecting Cultural Heritage Properties from Fire (1999), and Wood Floor Management (1992).
If you would like more information on preserving YOUR story, or would like to volunteer to help the DCHRC, call us at (303) 688-7730.