This exhibit was created as part of the Save America’s Treasures grant awarded to Michigan State University Libraries in 2005. The goal of the exhibit is to educate the public about the fragility of our nation’s cultural heritage and how libraries and library conservators are saving the books from our past. The exhibit illustrates some of the conservation treatments performed on the Teaching Young American’s collection and how the library administered
- About the Collection
- Scholarly Uses of the Collection
- About the Grant
- General Condition of the Collection
This online exhibit is based on an exhibit curated by Linda Barone and shown in the MSUL Special Collections reading room in November 2007-January 2008. The online exhibit had additional text from Eric Alstrom, Collections Conservator, and Peter Berg, Assistant Director for Special Collections and Preservation. The webpages were designed by Jenny Brandon. Images were taken by Linda Barone and Louis Villafranca.