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Friday April 21 2017

CCAHA's 40th: CCAHA Moves

    • CCAHA Move

In 1985, CCAHA moved to the location it occupies now: the second floor of a historic building in Philadelphia’s Fitler Square neighborhood.

Friday April 14 2017

CCAHA's 40th: Film Protects Archival Documents

    • Conservators Choose Melinex

This piece, circulated in the early 1980s, discusses the use of Melinex polyester film in the treatment of historic documents.

Friday April 7 2017

CCAHA's 40th: Old Documents Face New Menace

    • Old Documents New Menace

This 1989 article highlights CCAHA’s preservation survey work. 

Friday March 31 2017

CCAHA's 40th: The Treaty of Paris

    • Treaty of Paris

This article, published in the September 1983 edition of the Library of Congress’ Information Bulletin, discusses CCAHA’s treatment of the 1783 Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War.

Friday March 24 2017

CCAHA's 40th: Andrea Doria Salvage

    • Paper Money Salvage

In the mid-80s, CCAHA was involved in a high-profile triage project: the treatment of the paper currency from the sunken ocean liner Andrea Doria.

Friday March 17 2017

CCAHA's 40th: University is Home to Precious Collection

    • University is home to precious collection

This article details CCAHA’s work on Villanova University’s McGarrity Collection, a large collection of objects related to Irish culture. 

Friday March 10 2017

CCAHA's 40th: Stewards of the Past

    • Stewards of the Past

This 1982 article features CCAHA’s work on the InterNorth Art Foundation’s collections, which were on permanent loan to the Joslyn Museum of Art in Omaha, Nebraska.

Friday March 3 2017

CCAHA's 40th: Restoration of Walter Drawings Continues

    • Restoration of Walter Drawings

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia’s Fall 1984 newsletter, Athenaeum Annotations, was a special conservation issue, highlighting the treatment of a recently-acquired collection of paintings and drawings of Thomas Ustick Walter, one of the foremost American architects of the 19th century.

Friday February 24 2017

CCAHA's 40th: The Declaration of Independence

    • The real thing image

This article highlights one of CCAHA’s early, high-profile projects: the 1984 treatment of a draft of the Declaration of Independence written in Thomas Jefferson’s hand.

Friday February 17 2017

CCAHA's 40th: A Clear Connection with the Past

    • A Clear Connection with the Past

This 1982 article discusses the conservation and preservation uses of a new material—Mylar—through an interview with and photos of CCAHA.

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