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A Short Course on Paper and Why it Deteriorates

Written on November 25th 2015.

Have you ever pulled out an old newspaper clipping and found it to be brown, seemingly dry and brittle? Or found a box of old letters in the attic but were afraid to handle them because they were discolored and seemed so fragile?

Generally, paper deteriorates over time unless it is stored properl… read more


I Want My Family to See Their History

Written on November 1st 2015.

A couple years ago, a nephew was visiting from Vermont and spotted this family bible. His eyes really lit up as he realized what he was seeing, a record of the lives of his forebears dating back to the early 19th century.

I have three siblings, four first cousins, three uncles, and numerous niece… read more

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