The preservation component began November 2001 focusing on the Susan H.
Douglas collection, the largest collection of Political Americana with
a range of artifacts in many sizes and formats. The storage of this collection precipitously deteriorated over
the years as old packing materials and disorganization took their toll. Fragile
artifacts of different composition, weight and size were stored haphazardly
in a variety of boxes, most over-filled. Many
artifacts were only partially wrapped in thin, degraded tissue, providing
little protection and impeding identification and retrieval. Coupled
with the storage problems, serious condition concerns, including fragility,
composite structures, and physical damage, put the collection at risk
of significant damage at all points of use and handling.
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