Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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Preservation and Conservation of Photographs

Guidelines for Care & Identification of Film-Base Photographic Materials by Monique Fisher and Andrew Robb, Art Conservation Program, University of Delaware, 1993.

National Park Service Conserve-O-Grams on Photography:
          Caring for Photographs; General Guidelines
          Caring for Color Photographs
          Caring for Color Photographs: Special Monochrome Processes
          Caring for Blueprints and Cyanotypes
          Storage Enclosures for Photographic Prints and Negatives

Caring for Your Photographs - An American Institute for Conservation publication (also available as a pdf)

Family Papers and Photographs: Tips for Long-Term Care - A Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) pdf document

Northeast Document Conservation Center
          A Short Guide to Film Base Photographic Materials: Identification, Care, and Duplication
          Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access
          Microfilm and Microfiche

Canadian Conservation Institute
          Care of Black-and-White Photographic Negatives on Film
          Care of Black-and-White Photographic Prints
          Care of Colour Photographic Materials

General Photography Information

Ransom Center Department of Photography and Film

Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is a university-based nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. For downloads of PDF documents "A Consumer Guide to Traditional and Digital Print Stability", "A Consumer Guide for the Recovery of Water-Damaged Traditional and Digital Prints" and other documents click here.

Mike Ware Alternative Photography

Digital Print Identification Website and the Process Database contains information on identification and preservation of digital prints.