Saving Your Treasures: Paper

PRINTABLE FILES


Types of Materials

PAPER

 

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Paper is manufactured from the cellulose fibers of plants, primarily cotton, flax, and wood. The fibers are reduced to a pulp and then formed into a felted sheet on a screen or a sieve. Types of paper include laid, woven, hand-made, or machine-made.

It is important to understand that parchment (or vellum) and papyrus are not considered paper. Parchment (or vellum) is animal hide covered in lime and dried under tension.

Papyrus is not considered paper. Papyrus is made from the moist outer skins of water reeds that have been lined up at right angles to each other and then beaten until the layers become interlocked.

What Is, and Is Not,
Paper
Key Papermaking Terms
& Types of Paper
How to
Identify Paper
Pigments
vs. Dyes
Paper ProblemsWhat Causes Paper Problems?Safe Paper ContentSound Recording Media
PhotographsNegatives & FilmHow to Care
for Your Photos

The Harvey Boston Studio
Photo Collection

Housing Documents
for Archives
Housing Photographs
for Archives
Housing Negatives, Film, Books, Newspapers, Scrapbooks, & Sound Recording MediaHow to Hinge & Matte
a Work of Art
Environment:
Light
Environment: Relative Humidity & TemperatureEnvironment: Airborne & Gaseous PollutantsEnvironment:
Mold
Examining, Handling, and Housing Paper-Based MaterialsExhibition
Principles
Preserving a Book
from 1730

TYPES OF MATERIALS

CeramicsGlassMetalsWoodTextilesPaperPaintingsOther