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Preservation Department

 

ALICE HASTINGS MURPHY PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT

  • Established with special state funding in 1987
  • Named for Alice Hastings Murphy in honor of her generous bequest to the University Libraries
  • Oversees care of all general and Special Collections items
  • Monitors library environment
  • Responds to library emergencies
  • Participates in professional conservation and preservation associations
  • Trains library staff in collection maintenance and emergency procedures
  • Offers public outreach classes and programs