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


Prange Posters & Godowsky

We haven't posted in a while, but that's because we have been working hard to finish a couple of projects! In October and November, the Preservation department worked to clean, flatten, mend, rehouse, and ship off posters from the UMD Prange Collection. Here is a close-up of one of our mended posters. On the left … Continue reading Prange Posters & Godowsky


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