Julie Page (University of San
Diego Preservation Department), and Mary Wood Lee (Paper
Conservator) in foreground.
Staff member Scott Reinke in background.
The consultants also included Pam Najar (New Zealand). Belfor USA had been selected as a recovery partner by the Library and they sent three people including Kirk Lively and Rachel xx.
The maps were the
first priority for treatment. Xx maps were shipped
to Belfor in Fort Worth. The protocol for treatment
used at Belfor was developed in January with the
consultants in Honolulu.
The basic treatment required rinsing the mud off of the maps and drying them in Belfor’s special freeze drying chamber.
30,000 Maps were treated by Belfor and returned to the Library.