|The title page before (left) and after (right) conservation|
|Individual pages air drying after soaking|
Since this is a printed document from 1763, it can only be on display for a limited time before it is replaced with a facsimile. Once the sermon is removed from display, it will be rebound using a pamphlet stitch and returned to storage.
Being able to do a bit of paper repair was an exciting opportunity for me, and I hope to learn more about it and work on other items from our archival collection in the future!
By Elizabeth Roscio, Library and Archives Manager