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Conservator in the Book Conservation Lab. Click to enlarge.

Olivia Primanis sets brass type in a pallet to stamp a label
for a book.

The Conservation Department houses an excellent collection of books, serials, offprints and other non-print materials about conservation, preservation and related topics for use by staff and Ransom Center researchers. This collection is an invaluable resource covering topics such as leather and paper technology, inks manufacture, collections security, bookbinding, conservation treatments, environmental issues, museum management and many other topics essential to the work of the department. One of the great treasures of this collection is the library of the noted book conservator, Carolyn Horton. All of the serials and monographs in this collection are included in the UT Library Catalog.

The Resource Center also houses the Conservation Department treatment records, a resource often consulted by scholars using the collections of the Ransom Center. Additional holdings of a large number of slides organized by subject material are used by staff in preparation of slide presentations and lectures.

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