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Assessing the Early American Imprints Collection
Janet Eklund, New Hampshire State Library
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PG-50766-10
Survey Report on pre-1830 bound imprints at the NH State Library (Report)
Title: Survey Report on pre-1830 bound imprints at the NH State Library
Author: Debra Wender
Abstract: Ms. Wender spent four days in November 2010 examining approximately 550 monographs, pamphlets, and serials. The goal of the survey was to assess the physical and chemical stability of bound materials in the collections and to make recommendations for the preservation and conservation of individual objects as well as for the bound collection as a whole.The volumes examined were selected from two discreet collections and included early New Hampshire imprints and volumes in the Library’s Rare Book Collection. Materials in the two collections were transferred to the Library from other collections, acquired by gift, or purchased. The majority of volumes examined are monographs or pamphlets, but a few serials, government documents, a record book and several documents were examined as well.