Bakers’ Journal

The majority of our time during the fall semester was taken up with conserving the Bakers' Journal for in-house digitization. This was a large-scale, "all hands on deck" type of project where we mended, noted the dates and issues, and foldered (in mylar for stability) and interleaved (with phototex where we wrote the date and … Continue reading Bakers’ Journal


Brooke Family Archive

We recently completed our "mid-sized" project for this year's digitization prep, the first part of the Brooke Family Archive! We were given the first eight boxes of series 1, comprising of day books and previously-separated news clippings. The majority of our work was in mending tears in the day books (below you can see before … Continue reading Brooke Family Archive


Welcome to the University of Maryland - College Park Library Preservation Department. We are located in the basement of McKeldin Library and we preserve, mend, repair and take care of the books, manuscripts, serials, and objects in the College Park libraries' collections. We will be posting updates, and pictures of our ongoing projects, so watch … Continue reading Welcome