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Drying Out LP’s

Thursday, July 3, 2008 As we are taking out the LPs from their disgusting boxes, the covers and the records themselves are still wet. And caked with mud. And they need to be dried–preferably with some semblance of the order they are in. Luckily, Tim Barrett has allowed us to take over the Paper LabContinue reading “Drying Out LP’s”

Mass Drying

Monday, July 7, 2008 We try to utilize the entire drying rack daily. The records are hung staggered with the covers, which allows air to pass around them all. We set up a few fans around the room, not directly on the rack, as it caused some of the covers to fall, but just toContinue reading “Mass Drying”

Parchment Maker Jesse Meyer visits Conservation Lab

On June 2nd, Jesse Meyer, the only maker of parchment in North America, came to the Conservation lab of University of Iowa Main Library to show his leathers and vellum parchments. Jesse Meyer is the youngest member of a family that has been tanning leather for over 450 years in Germany and the United StatesContinue reading “Parchment Maker Jesse Meyer visits Conservation Lab”