Category Archives: UF Libraries Conservation Unit

Conservation Treatment-Hotel Ponce de Leon Large Drawing Continued

We are continuing work on the very fragile, large drawings of the Hotel Ponce de Leon. As noted in the previous post on these drawings, we have already separated them into three separate sections (as they originally had been), removed … Continue reading

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Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church

We have completed all the conservation work, description, and digitization of the drawings and blueprints of the Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church. Last week I visited St. Augustine and saw the church (and the Hotel Ponce de Leon). Although I had … Continue reading

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Conservation Treatment-Hotel Ponce de Leon Large Drawing

We have begun to work on some of the drawings in the worst condition. Yesterday, we completed the work on one of the largest floor plans for the Hotel Ponce de Leon. There are four drawings similar to this one … Continue reading

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Conservation Treatment-Encapsulation

We have begun encapsulating the blueprints and drawings from the Presbyterian Church. This is the final step in the conservation process. After they are all encapsulated, they will be stored in flat files in the library. While most people will … Continue reading

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Conservation Treatment-Deacidification

We received the Presbyterian Church drawings and blueprints back from the Digital Lab, so we are ready to complete the conservation treatment on these documents. This week we deacidified the original drawings using Bookkeeper Deacidification Spray. Next week we will … Continue reading

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Conservation Treatment

These architectural drawings have come a long way since their discovery in a basement boiler room in 2004 in the historic city of St. Augustine. Currently, they reside in the paper conservation lab at the University of Florida, where we … Continue reading

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