National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Category

  • Friday, April 3, 2009 This document was stuck to a small leather notebook. I dry cleaned the letter and removed the piece that was attached to the notebook. I then used filmoplast […]

    Czech letter

    Friday, April 3, 2009 This document was stuck to a small leather notebook. I dry cleaned the letter and removed the piece that was attached to the notebook. I then used filmoplast […]

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  • Tuesday, March 10, 2009 Some of the records we cleaned were accompanied by pamphlets like the one pictured here. They were mostly coated paper with rusting staples. The pamphlet pictured […]

    Sewing a Booklet Back Together

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 Some of the records we cleaned were accompanied by pamphlets like the one pictured here. They were mostly coated paper with rusting staples. The pamphlet pictured […]

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  • Wednesday, February 4, 2009 The covers of the LP records in the Czech Slovak Collection come in different formats and conditions of which some are worse than others. Then there […]

    Soaking LP Covers Works Sometimes

    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 The covers of the LP records in the Czech Slovak Collection come in different formats and conditions of which some are worse than others. Then there […]

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  • Friday, January 9, 2009 We have started on the covers, finally. After Caitlin and Nancy worked out the prototype, and found and ordered the proper plastic sleeves for the job, […]

    Cleaning LP Covers

    Friday, January 9, 2009 We have started on the covers, finally. After Caitlin and Nancy worked out the prototype, and found and ordered the proper plastic sleeves for the job, […]

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  • November 18, 2008 Unlike most of the LP covers, the 45 covers are typically printed directly onto the cardboard instead of printed separately and then adhered. This can be helpful […]

    Salvaging 45 Record Covers: From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

    November 18, 2008 Unlike most of the LP covers, the 45 covers are typically printed directly onto the cardboard instead of printed separately and then adhered. This can be helpful […]

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  • Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Here’s proof that an archival box does what it is supposed to do, even under extreme conditions — provides protection! You would never guess that this […]

    Archival Boxes Provide Protection

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Here’s proof that an archival box does what it is supposed to do, even under extreme conditions — provides protection! You would never guess that this […]

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  • Monday, November 3, 2008 Stefanie Kohn, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library curator, spent the afternoon with us. We reviewed all the objects with her, making sure we had […]

    Tough Decisions

    Monday, November 3, 2008 Stefanie Kohn, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library curator, spent the afternoon with us. We reviewed all the objects with her, making sure we had […]

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  • Wednesday, October 22, 2008 The items that were sent off to be freeze dried came back today. The books from the National Czech & Slovak Library & Museum are back […]

    Documents Arrive From Freeze Dry Facility

    Wednesday, October 22, 2008 The items that were sent off to be freeze dried came back today. The books from the National Czech & Slovak Library & Museum are back […]

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  • Tuesday, October 14, 2008 While cleaning the records for the Czech Slovak museum, we noticed that upon drying, some of the 78s had some residual “ghosting”.  We tried a second […]

    Ghosting on 78s

    Tuesday, October 14, 2008 While cleaning the records for the Czech Slovak museum, we noticed that upon drying, some of the 78s had some residual “ghosting”.  We tried a second […]

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  • Tuesday, September 2, 2008 When we finished the record project at the Oakdale paper facility we moved everything to the main library except a few boxes of LP covers which […]

    Moving On!

    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 When we finished the record project at the Oakdale paper facility we moved everything to the main library except a few boxes of LP covers which […]

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