Northeast Document Conservation Center - Free Resources

The NEDCC is the first independent conservation laboratory in the nation to specialize exclusively in treating collections made of paper or parchment, such as works of art, photographs, books, documents. maps, and manuscripts. The Center offers conservation treatment, digital imaging, and audio preservation services, as well as preservation training, assessments and consultations, and disaster advice on collections. The Center offers many free resources and services and services that help support the preservation efforts of cultural heritage institutions as well as private and family collectors.

Northeast Document Conservation Center - Preservation Leaflets

NEDCC’s publications are internationally recognized as a valuable source of information. The publications assist institutions in planning for the preservation of their collections by providing the building blocks necessary to develop and preservation plans for library and archival materials, training for collections care and maintenance, and guidance for creating and managing digital assets. Preservation Leaflets - Printable Preservation Leaflets with information on a wide variety of preservation topics and links to additional resources. The leaflets may be downloaded at no cost. The leaflets are updated on a rolling basis. The NEDCC provides numerous publications concerning a wide variety of preservation concerns.

National Archives - Preservation

The National Archives provides expert, yet practical advice on preserving a variety of materials, photographs, negatives, and film, paper and parchment, books and scrapbooks, digital and electronic media and audio and video tapes and motion pictures. You can submit general questions on preventive care. If you need the services of a professional conservator, the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) offers a Find a Conservator tool as well as a helpful guide, How to Choose a Conservator.

Purchasing Archival Material:


Gaylord’s mission is to promote the preservation of the past, allowing history to endure for future generations. Gaylord Archival is a leading provider of preservation and exhibit products to institutions and individuals across the globe. In addition to quality storage boxes, folders, sleeves, envelopes and more - many of which are handcrafted in the USA - we offer the largest selection of predesigned, customizable exhibit cases on the market.

University Products

University Products, a leading supplier of archival material, provides the quality materials and information. Whether you need archival storage boxes, tools and equipment, library supplies, or preservation framing products, you’ll find all the archival conservation, preservation, restoration and exhibition materials you need. University Products offers the industry‘s most complete selection of museum quality products and archival materials.


Demco offers a variety of supplies with a focus on the needs of Libraries.