Conserving Early Modern Books

2007 Grant Proposal

2008 Grant Proposal and Step-by-step illustrations

Two grants from the Washington State Library's Preservation Initiative have provided the funds to restore 150 rare books that were damaged by improper repairs. The Washington State Library's Preservation Initiative is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Watch a 9 minute documentary on rare book conservation funded by the Washington State Library:

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Principal Investigators:

Trevor James Bond and Jennifer Jouas

Conservation Technicians:

Michael Baum (2008-2009), Lisa Sikkink (2007-2009), Jennifer Zylstra (2007-2008). Sierra Kaag directed the conservation work for the 2007 grant.