Historic Document Preservation Program
We created the Historic Document Preservation Program to assist small museums, libraries and historical societies with preserving their collections. We offer a variety of services as an extension of our mission to preserve the history of Indiana and its stories. We also consult with members and the public to help resolve preservation issues for family collections.
Our preservation imaging staff has many years of experience in the careful handling and imaging of historic paper-based and filmed materials.
Learn how to preserve your historical collections and keep them from harm at IHS’s preservation workshops. Discussions focus on storage and collection environmental issues, undertaking preservation efforts and exploring conservation techniques.
Since 1990, IHS conservators have compiled written assessments and surveys for nonprofit organizations with historic collections.
IHS has designed and constructed the premier paper conservation lab in the state - offering state-of-the-art facilities and equipment and a staff with more than 25 years of experience in treating paper-based artifacts.