Preservation Services is responsible for the care and maintenance of Colorado State University Libraries’ circulating, archival, and special collections. Services include repair, rehousing, and conservation treatments for the circulating collections plus an extensive range of services for archives and special collections. This digital collection contains materials dated 1997 to 2016, including photographs of damaged books, a report concerning the preservation of family documents, and articles on preservation topics. For more information on Preservation Services, see the LibGuide.

Recent Submissions

  • Acid deterioration 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Four images of binding failing, brittle acidic paper that is flaking. Previous repair stronger than paper causing fragile paper to break at the spine.
  • Loss of text 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Human caused damage images. Three images of mutilation - corner of book cut off.
  • Dirty - 1 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Human caused damage images. Three images of mutilation with tire track damage.
  • Dirty - 2 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Human caused damage images. Three images of mutilation with tobacco stains.
  • Holes - 2 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Human caused damage images. Three images of mutilation with puncture marks on cover and into pages.
  • Holes - 1 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Human caused damage images. Four images of mutilation with hole in front cover and first few pages.
  • Torn/creased 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Four images of torn paper; yellowed and appears to have been caught in something.
  • Reformatted 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Two images of book; has been disbound for archival photocopying, front cover remounted.
  • Bubbled cover - 1 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Water damage images. Three images of wrinkled pages, misshapen text block, bubbles in covering material which is coming loose from boards underneath.
  • Detached - 1 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Human caused damage images. Three images of mutilation - book cut in two.
  • Crease disintegration 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Three images of a brittle book; has been torn where map was folded/creased.
  • Embrittled 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Three images of page sewing with damaged fragile/brittle paper.
  • Insect damage 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Animal and insect damage images. Three images of insect damage/holes.
  • Brittle/reformatted - 3 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Five images of a brittle book; has been disbound for archival photocopying, torn spine.
  • Brittle/reformatted - 1 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Two images of a brittle book; has been disbound for archival photocopying, wear and tear on cover.
  • Brittle/reformatted - 2 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Three images of a brittle book; has been disbound for archival photocopying.
  • Discoloration - 1 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Water damage images. Three images of water marks and pages stuck together.
  • Animal damage 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:born digital; photographs
    Animal and insect damage images. Three images of animal chewed book.
  • Color migration - 7 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:1997
    Format:born digital; photographs
    1997 Flood damage images. Two images of color migration and color bleeding.
  • Color migration - 6 

    Creator(s):Lunde, Diane B., photographer
    Date:1997
    Format:born digital; photographs
    1997 Flood damage images. Two images of color migration with dirty and wrinkled pages.

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