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CCAHA's 40th: Old Documents Face New Menace

    • Old Documents New Menace

2017 marks 40 years of CCAHA. Every Friday, we'll share the articles, photos, and recollections that tell the story of how CCAHA became a world-renowned leader in conservation science.

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This 1989 article highlights CCAHA’s preservation survey work. The Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board enlisted CCAHA to survey 20 libraries, museums, historical societies, and government offices to advise on preservation measures for Virginia’s collections. The survey included Northampton County, which purported to hold the oldest continuous records in the country, dating to 1632. The article also mentions two perennial conservation issues: iron gall ink degradation and fundraising for treatment. 

See ongoing coverage of our 40th anniversary here.